Digs Ditches and Sails on Gossamer Wings

"Ruth Copland has a unique interview style - an artful combination of practical professionalism, and intuitive listening, which creatively evokes subtle aesthetic themes. Few interviewers listen. Her style reminds me of the music made by blues guitarist Leo Kotke - media savvy and practical, yet tender and soulful. Like Kotke, Ruth Copland digs ditches and sails on gossamer wings."

Bob Fitch, Dr Martin Luther King Jr's photographer; Iconic Civil Rights Photojournalist

Ruth Copland
2016-05-23T22:17:31+00:00

Bob Fitch, Dr Martin Luther King Jr's photographer; Iconic Civil Rights Photojournalist

"Ruth Copland has a unique interview style - an artful combination of practical professionalism, and intuitive listening, which creatively evokes subtle aesthetic themes. Few interviewers listen. Her style reminds me of the music made by blues guitarist Leo Kotke - media savvy and practical, yet tender and soulful. Like Kotke, Ruth Copland digs ditches and sails on gossamer wings."

Whole Brain Radio

"It's A Question of Balance, so rare among radio talk shows, lets its subjects breathe. With her discursive style and pleasingly eccentric range of curiosity, host Ruth Copland each week treats her listeners to two hours of Whole Brain Radio."

Hampton Sides - Internationally best-selling author of narrative history, award-winning journalist, and historian

Ruth Copland
2014-10-01T00:36:38+00:00

Hampton Sides - Internationally best-selling author of narrative history, award-winning journalist, and historian

"It's A Question of Balance, so rare among radio talk shows, lets its subjects breathe. With her discursive style and pleasingly eccentric range of curiosity, host Ruth Copland each week treats her listeners to two hours of Whole Brain Radio."

Addicting!

"Listening to Ruth Copland can be addicting!"


James Dunn, Del Mar, CA – Listener

Ruth Copland
2014-10-01T22:01:42+00:00

James Dunn, Del Mar, CA – Listener

"Listening to Ruth Copland can be addicting!"

A Confident Professional

“Being interviewed on live radio is always a little nerve-wracking, even if you’ve done it many times before. You need to feel you’re in the hands of a confident professional who’ll not only keep the talk flowing, and make the occasion fun, but also bring out the best in you with lively, informed questions and a strong idea of how to engage listeners. Ruth has those abilities in spades - I’d go on air with her any time!”

Michael Marshall Smith, internationally-bestselling thriller writer, and author of INTRUDERS, now a BBCAmerica television series starring Mira Sorvino and John Simm

Ruth Copland
2014-10-01T22:08:17+00:00

Michael Marshall Smith, internationally-bestselling thriller writer, and author of INTRUDERS, now a BBCAmerica television series starring Mira Sorvino and John Simm

“Being interviewed on live radio is always a little nerve-wracking, even if you’ve done it many times before. You need to feel you’re in the hands of a confident professional who’ll not only keep the talk flowing, and make the occasion fun, but also bring out the best in you with lively, informed questions and a strong idea of how to engage listeners. Ruth has those abilities in spades - I’d go on air with her any time!”

Best Thing on Radio

“Perhaps the best thing I’ve ever heard on the radio - Ingrid saying that “Hitler or aliens” would be cause for a just war! I love your person-on-the-street interviews.”

George Wiltshire, Santa Cruz, CA - Listener

Ruth Copland
2014-10-01T23:51:31+00:00

George Wiltshire, Santa Cruz, CA - Listener

“Perhaps the best thing I’ve ever heard on the radio - Ingrid saying that “Hitler or aliens” would be cause for a just war! I love your person-on-the-street interviews.”

Smart Vital Radio

"Ruth is doing a really smart, vital radio show about balance in our public debate and in-depth interviews in the arts"

Deborah Allen – actress, therapist, screenwriter and producer Jane The Movie

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:03:31+00:00

Deborah Allen – actress, therapist, screenwriter and producer Jane The Movie

"Ruth is doing a really smart, vital radio show about balance in our public debate and in-depth interviews in the arts"

Rapidly Gaining a Large Listening Audience

“As a student of radio, theatre, media and many other things I observe that you are rapidly gaining a large listening audience. I like listening to you, you have a nice voice and you are very smart.”

Troy, Scotts Valley, CA – Listener

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:10:59+00:00

Troy, Scotts Valley, CA – Listener

“As a student of radio, theatre, media and many other things I observe that you are rapidly gaining a large listening audience. I like listening to you, you have a nice voice and you are very smart.”

Loved Doing That Interview

“I loved doing that interview with you. Everyone talks about how good you were, and so do I. I have a special regard for you and wish you all the best.”

Sam Andrew – Big Brother and The Holding Company

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:07:59+00:00

Sam Andrew – Big Brother and The Holding Company

“I loved doing that interview with you. Everyone talks about how good you were, and so do I. I have a special regard for you and wish you all the best.”

Great Topics for Discussion

"Great topics for discussion. Your interviews with people on the street are compelling. I like the fact that you seek out opinions from real people rather than pundits. I also enjoy listening to a show that deals with important issues without getting directly political. The balance between the topic hour and the arts hour make for an unusual and very enjoyable show. Thanks for a wonderful Saturday night!"

Cat Rose from Albany, NY  - Listener

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:05:34+00:00

Cat Rose from Albany, NY  - Listener

"Great topics for discussion. Your interviews with people on the street are compelling. I like the fact that you seek out opinions from real people rather than pundits. I also enjoy listening to a show that deals with important issues without getting directly political. The balance between the topic hour and the arts hour make for an unusual and very enjoyable show. Thanks for a wonderful Saturday night!"
Antonique Rivela Songwriter Artist Singer

Wisdom in This Interview

“I love this host Ruth Copland, she is a strong woman and gave me wisdom in this interview.”

Antonique Rivela, songwriter and recording artist.

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:19:14+00:00

Antonique Rivela, songwriter and recording artist.

Antonique Rivela Songwriter Artist Singer
“I love this host Ruth Copland, she is a strong woman and gave me wisdom in this interview.”

Diligent Objective Interactive Journalism

“I commend you, Ruth, for your diligent, objective, interactive journalism and conscience-dwelling style.”

Tzinflas MoZep, Central California – Listener

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:21:01+00:00

Tzinflas MoZep, Central California – Listener

“I commend you, Ruth, for your diligent, objective, interactive journalism and conscience-dwelling style.”

More Interesting than Most Interveiws

“Talking to you was really fun. Certainly more interesting than most interviews I have ever done. I really liked it.”

Fernando Rees – professional racing driver with Aston Martin

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:23:11+00:00

Fernando Rees – professional racing driver with Aston Martin

“Talking to you was really fun. Certainly more interesting than most interviews I have ever done. I really liked it.”

Lively, Lovely and Heartfelt

“Just finished listening to your show. It was really fantastic. I love hearing your voice, it’s very nice - perky and lively, lovely and heartfelt.”

Paul from San Diego, CA - Listener

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:24:34+00:00

Paul from San Diego, CA - Listener

“Just finished listening to your show. It was really fantastic. I love hearing your voice, it’s very nice - perky and lively, lovely and heartfelt.”

An Inventive Meticulous Questioner

“What a pleasure to have an interview with the vivacious Ruth Copland! She is an inventive, meticulous questioner--and a delightful conversationalist! I'm sure her listeners have as much fun with her as her interviewees do!”

Sandra M Gilbert – award-winning poet, writer and Professor at University of California, Davis

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:26:16+00:00

Sandra M Gilbert – award-winning poet, writer and Professor at University of California, Davis

“What a pleasure to have an interview with the vivacious Ruth Copland! She is an inventive, meticulous questioner--and a delightful conversationalist! I'm sure her listeners have as much fun with her as her interviewees do!”

A Breath of Fresh Air

"Greetings from South Africa! I listened to your interview with Edmund McMillen and I want to commend you on your interviewing skills. I was incredibly impressed at how nonjudgmental your questions and insights were. It was a breath of fresh air. Keep on being awesome!"

Phillip T, South Africa – Listener

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:30:02+00:00

Phillip T, South Africa – Listener

"Greetings from South Africa! I listened to your interview with Edmund McMillen and I want to commend you on your interviewing skills. I was incredibly impressed at how nonjudgmental your questions and insights were. It was a breath of fresh air. Keep on being awesome!"

A Very Talented Interviewer

"I think you are a very talented interviewer. You kept the interest level up consistently throughout the session. I have had many comments about you from people who will start to tune you in."

Ed Penniman – Award-winning graphic designer and artist

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:37:20+00:00

Ed Penniman – Award-winning graphic designer and artist

"I think you are a very talented interviewer. You kept the interest level up consistently throughout the session. I have had many comments about you from people who will start to tune you in."

A Great Balance

“Thank you for a wonderful interview tonight. My son and I listened to you speaking with Gene Luen Yang. It was fascinating. You struck a great balance between drawing him in directions to steer the interview and giving him his reigns. Very well done.”

Bill Wolverton, Antarctica - Listener

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T00:42:11+00:00

Bill Wolverton, Antarctica - Listener

“Thank you for a wonderful interview tonight. My son and I listened to you speaking with Gene Luen Yang. It was fascinating. You struck a great balance between drawing him in directions to steer the interview and giving him his reigns. Very well done.”

A Unique Show

“This is a unique show, which really engages listeners. You are so thorough; you certainly did your homework, which is very much appreciated. You made the interview go seamlessly and that is a true talent."

Susana Arias – Award-winning sculptor and painter

Ruth Copland
2014-10-02T02:29:07+00:00

Susana Arias – Award-winning sculptor and painter

“This is a unique show, which really engages listeners. You are so thorough; you certainly did your homework, which is very much appreciated. You made the interview go seamlessly and that is a true talent."

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Instagram post 2022170310866044794_6256079315 Brilliant performances from the actors @iamedigathegi and @taylerbbuck playing father and daughter in the poignant yet life-affirming film @princessoftherowmovie about homelessness, mental health, war veterans, and family ties. I talk to Edi and Tayler about their life, art, and how they prepared for their challenging roles. Link in bio to guests podcasts. Princess of the Row’s talented cast includes Martin Sheen, Jacob Vargas and Ana Ortiz and is written and directed by Max Carlson and co-written and produced by Shawn Austin. Edi is known for X-Men: First Class, Gone Baby Gone, and Criminal Activities. Tayler is known for Annabelle: Creation, The People Vs. OJ, Key and Peele, and CSI: NY.
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Brilliant performances from the actors @iamedigathegi and @taylerbbuck playing father and daughter in the poignant yet life-affirming film @princessoftherowmovie about homelessness, mental health, war veterans, and family ties. I talk to Edi and Tayler about their life, art, and how they prepared for their challenging roles. Link in bio to guests podcasts. Princess of the Row’s talented cast includes Martin Sheen, Jacob Vargas and Ana Ortiz and is written and directed by Max Carlson and co-written and produced by Shawn Austin. Edi is known for X-Men: First Class, Gone Baby Gone, and Criminal Activities. Tayler is known for Annabelle: Creation, The People Vs. OJ, Key and Peele, and CSI: NY.
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#edigathegi #taylerbuck #ruthcopland #itsaquestionofbalance #martinsheen #warveteran #homelessness #skidrow #mentalhealthawareness #familyties #anaortiz #jacobvargas #fathersanddaughters #actors #interview
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Instagram post 2021437826264122984_6256079315 Great to see @murs in #santacruz #catalystclub doing classic songs old and new. #twostep from one of my favourite #murs albums. Check out my interview with him about inspiration for #haveanicelife and catch him on tour across the US if you can - info and tickets at mursraps.com “Gun shots on a good day
No ski masks, that's the hood way
Little kids wishing that they could play
Looking for a hook or something Jay-Z would say”
“..it’s either shut it down or it’s death...”
#twostep #lyrics
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Great to see @murs in #santacruz #catalystclub doing classic songs old and new. #twostep from one of my favourite #murs albums. Check out my interview with him about inspiration for #haveanicelife and catch him on tour across the US if you can - info and tickets at mursraps.com “Gun shots on a good day
No ski masks, that's the hood way
Little kids wishing that they could play
Looking for a hook or something Jay-Z would say”
“..it’s either shut it down or it’s death...”
#twostep #lyrics
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Instagram post 1899820554794368041_6256079315 This week I feature my conversations on the street asking ‘Can God and science coexist?’
Atheists and creationists would have us believe that we have to choose between God and Science - but do we? Science has shown that we are made from the same cosmic dust as stars, quantum physics shows that particles once connected remain so over any distance, even millions of light years; increasingly science shows that we come from one source - and for many this source is God. Pope John Paul II stated “Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish”. Do you see the possibility of religions and science working more closely to share their different perspectives? Can God and science co-exist? Listen to my conversations and decide what you think 8-9 PM PST on Saturday KSCO.com #radioshow #god #science #ruthcopland #itsaquestionofbalance #conversations #onthestreet #popejohnpaulii #religion #quantumphysics

This week I feature my conversations on the street asking ‘Can God and science coexist?’
Atheists and creationists would have us believe that we have to choose between God and Science - but do we? Science has shown that we are made from the same cosmic dust as stars, quantum physics shows that particles once connected remain so over any distance, even millions of light years; increasingly science shows that we come from one source - and for many this source is God. Pope John Paul II stated “Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish”. Do you see the possibility of religions and science working more closely to share their different perspectives? Can God and science co-exist? Listen to my conversations and decide what you think 8-9 PM PST on Saturday KSCO.com #radioshow #god #science #ruthcopland #itsaquestionofbalance #conversations #onthestreet #popejohnpaulii #religion #quantumphysics
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Instagram post 1894846791203990949_6256079315 Photo from @guardian article “If we go back they will kill us all: impossible choices at US border” - photo and article by Nina Lakhani. #thomasbrowne quote via @theeconomist 
#unidos #immigrants #empathy #choices #courage #valor #lifeanddeath

Photo from @guardian article “If we go back they will kill us all: impossible choices at US border” - photo and article by Nina Lakhani. #thomasbrowne quote via @theeconomist
#unidos #immigrants #empathy #choices #courage #valor #lifeanddeath
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Instagram post 1836848565998154243_6256079315 This week I featured my interview with Ranking Roger, founding member of the seminal two-tone band The Beat (or The English Beat as they're known in the USA). As well as playing songs, we talk about his music career spanning three decades, from his mum having to sign his first record deal for him at age 16, to his stadium filling international success. Also how The Beat's music addressed racism, multiculturalism, unemployment, and socio-economic inequality; how Jamaican 'toasting' compares to rap; and the new material which is a mix of chill, EDM, drum and bass, rap and ska. Link in bio to podcasts of all the guests of the radio show including Ranking Roger.
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#thebeat #theenglishbeat #rankingroger #ska #twotone #reggae #toasting #rap #racism #multiculturalism #inequality #drumandbass #edm #chill #ruthcopland #itsaquestionofbalance #radioshow #talkradio #podcast #womeninmedia #music #interview #mirrorinthebathroom #punk

This week I featured my interview with Ranking Roger, founding member of the seminal two-tone band The Beat (or The English Beat as they're known in the USA). As well as playing songs, we talk about his music career spanning three decades, from his mum having to sign his first record deal for him at age 16, to his stadium filling international success. Also how The Beat's music addressed racism, multiculturalism, unemployment, and socio-economic inequality; how Jamaican 'toasting' compares to rap; and the new material which is a mix of chill, EDM, drum and bass, rap and ska. Link in bio to podcasts of all the guests of the radio show including Ranking Roger.
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#thebeat #theenglishbeat #rankingroger #ska #twotone #reggae #toasting #rap #racism #multiculturalism #inequality #drumandbass #edm #chill #ruthcopland #itsaquestionofbalance #radioshow #talkradio #podcast #womeninmedia #music #interview #mirrorinthebathroom #punk
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Instagram post 1820926489739256608_6256079315 'El pueblo unido jamás será vencido' - activists’ uniting chant. Can politicians also unite? - if not yet around policy then around empathy, compassion and human dignity while working on solutions? Link in bio to podcast of radio show on 'What does tolerance look like?’ interviews on the street. Photo from @guardian article “If we go back they will kill us all: impossible choices at US border” - photo and article by Nina Lakhani
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#unidos #tolerance #humandignity #compassion #immigrants #immigrationreform #ruthcopland #itsaquestionofbalance #solutions #podcast #talkradio #womeninmedia #womeninmedia #onthestreet #conversations #empathy #allone #allinittogether

'El pueblo unido jamás será vencido' - activists’ uniting chant. Can politicians also unite? - if not yet around policy then around empathy, compassion and human dignity while working on solutions? Link in bio to podcast of radio show on 'What does tolerance look like?’ interviews on the street. Photo from @guardian article “If we go back they will kill us all: impossible choices at US border” - photo and article by Nina Lakhani
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#unidos #tolerance #humandignity #compassion #immigrants #immigrationreform #ruthcopland #itsaquestionofbalance #solutions #podcast #talkradio #womeninmedia #womeninmedia #onthestreet #conversations #empathy #allone #allinittogether
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