Broadcast on 3 May 2014 on KSCO AM 1080 and KSCO.com Live Stream

‘It’s A Question Of Balance’ balances the intellectual with the creative. The show combines a debate topic with an arts interview because discussion and creativity are two of the most vital ways we engage with the world.

HOUR 1: Out And About – Conversations with People on the Street about Questions That Matter

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We consider ‘Is labeling ourselves limiting or liberating?’ A label defines us. It may be chosen by us or imposed upon us. It may sum up everything we are or make one thing about us seem like it is ALL that we are. This may feel positive – a label can make us feel we have arrived, succeeded, that we know who we are, that we have claimed something as ours. Or it may feel negative because it limits us to one version of ourselves or worse makes one aspect of ourselves over-ride everything else. It feels different to say ‘I am an artist’ versus ‘I make art’. Saying ‘he is disabled’ creates a different perspective to ‘he has a disability’. Have you been labeled and if so, how did it make you feel? Do you label yourself? Do you label others? What are the benefits? What are the downsides? Join the conversation!

HOUR 2: (Begins at 0:54 mins) Arts Interview with Nick Trout

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I interview Nick Trout, practicing veterinary surgeon and best-selling author. Originally from England, Nick has lived in America for over 20 years. He is a Diplomate of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons and is a staff surgeon at the prestigious Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. He has written three non-fiction books, the New York Times bestseller, Tell Me Where It Hurts, Love is the Best Medicine, and Ever By My Side. His first novel, The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs became a Boston Globe bestseller and a bestseller in Australia and his second follow-up novel in the Bedside Manor series, Dog Gone, Back Soon, has just come out. He writes the Second Opinion column for The Bark magazine, his writing has been translated into over a dozen languages and his books sell in more than thirty different countries around the world. More info at www.drnicktrout.com