Be Bold America!

“Just wanted to follow up to say thank you for inviting me onto your program, and to share with you what a pleasure it was. I’ve done a lot of radio, and I don’t know that I’ve had a more substantive and interesting conversation. You are great at what you do; you made it easy to be a guest.”

– Mike Stark, Investigative Reporter

We have a crisis in politics that can’t be ignored. But! We have a crisis in acceptable character and principle-centered living that can’t be ignored either. Living a bold, principle-centered life? “Be Bold America!” Is a live talk show that imagines an America with ethical principles and functional systems. We can be a country with engaged citizens whose lives are politically active and personally meaningful. A bold democratic America first requires informed, principle-centered citizens. On “Be Bold America!” cohosts will set up topics, interview guests, and conclude with reviewing the Keep/Stop/Starts: practical principles and tools to enhance the listeners personal and political life. Every other Sunday at 5:00pm!

Jill Cody’s Podcasts

 

“Be Bold America!” is produced at and airs on KSQD 90.7FM, www.ksqd.org.

2021 Podcasts

The Bizarre, Undemocratic, upside-down Political News

Guest speaker: Mark Karlin
September 12, 2021

 

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Being Muslim: On the Other Side of the Veil

Guest speaker: Sumbul Ali-Karamali
August 29, 2021

 

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The Web of Meaning

Guest speaker: Jeremy Lent
August 15, 2021

 

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Demystifying Shariah and How It’s Not Taking Over Our Country

Guest speaker: Sumbul Ali-Karamali
August 1, 2021

 

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One Race: The Human Race

Guest speaker: Dr. Elliott
July 18, 2021

 

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Living in a Horror Movie and The Global Climate Strike

Guest speakers: Nancy Glock-Grueneich, Ph.D. and Stan Rushworth

 

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Freedom and Liberty For All

Guest speaker: Thomas J. Main
June 20, 2021

 

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Democracy Abandoned

Guest speaker: Gov. Don Siegelman
June 6, 2021

 

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The Pandemic: Mothers in Crisis.

Guest speaker: Allison Guevara
May 9, 2021

 

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The Climate Crisis and the Green Economy

Guest speakers: David Richardson & Joseph Majkut
April 25, 2021

 

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Capt. Pete Bethune: The Indiana Jones of Endangered Species

Guest speaker: Capt. Pete Bethune
April 11, 2021

 

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Cancel Culture: Weaponizing Voting, Dr. Seuss, Democrats and Pizza

Guest speaker: Parker Molloy
March 28, 2021

 

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Radical Humility

Guest speakers: Jamie Vander Broek & Rebekah Modrak
March 14, 2021

 

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From Divide and Conquer to Unite and Prevail

Guest speakers: Steve Bhearman aka Swami Beyondananda
February 28, 2021

 

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How Can We Move Forward From the Big Lie

Guest speakers: Jeffrey Slough & Dr. Pettis Perry
February 14, 2021 – Podcast fact correction: 59% (not 49%) of Democrats view Republicans as the “political opposition.

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The Hidden History of American Oligarchy

Guest speaker: Thom Hartmann
January 31, 2021

 

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Fox News- Dangerous and Unprincipled

Guest speakers: Arthur West and Ryan Sarnataro
January 17, 2021

 

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2020 Podcasts

The Five Real Conspiracies You Need to Know About

Guest speaker: Dr. Jeremy Len
December 6, 2020

 

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Strongmen

Guest speaker: Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat
November 22, 2020

 

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Is a Second Civil War in Our Future

Guest speaker: Dr. Ronnie Lipschutz
November 8, 2020

 

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LGBTQ History Month and the Presidential Election

Guest speakers: Adam Spickler and Michelangelo Signorile
October 25, 2020

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The Election Whisperer

Guest speaker: Rachel Bitecofer, Ph.D.
October 11, 2020

 

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Holding Politicians’ Feet to the Fire

Guest speakers: Mark Karlin and Ed Frey
September 27, 2020

 

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Has Trump Created the Largest Cult in America?

Guest speakers: Dr. Steven Hassen and Tony Russomanno
September 13, 2020

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A Democrat and Republican Talk #2

Guest speakers: Andrew Hanaue and Kristen Collishaw
August 30, 2020

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Me, The People

Guest speaker: Lisa Ann Fontana (aka Citizen Cupcakes)
August 16, 2020

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A National Reckoning on Racism

Guest speakers: Dr. Pettis Perry & Gov.Don Siegelman
August 2, 2020

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A Democrat and Republican Talk #1

Guest speakers: Kristen Collishaw and Andrew Hanauer
July 19, 2020

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Crushing Democracy

Guest speaker: Mark Karlin

July 5, 2020

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Collective Trauma: Reuniting a Dystopian America

Dr. Michael Gatson, Ph.D.and Dr. Pettis Perry, Ed. D.

June 21, 2020

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Suing Fox News

Guest Speaker: Arthur West

June 7, 2020

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Stealing Our Democracy

Guest Speaker: Gov. Don Siegelman

May  24, 2020

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The Pandemic and Democracy

Guest Speaker: Peter Levin, Sc.D.

May  10, 2020

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Climate Collusion

Guest Speaker: Betsy Rosenberg

April  20, 2020

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Civilization’s Plight: Are We Engineered for a World That No Longer Exists

Guest Speakers: Dr. Richard Nolthenius
Mar  29, 2020

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Constitution in Crisis

Guest Speakers: Mickey Welch and Mike Rotkin

Mar  16, 2020

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National Popular Vote & Swing Left

Steve Drexel, National Popular Vote – Rene’ Bloch, Swing Left Santa Cruz
Mar  1, 2020

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Talk Radio’s America

Brian Rosenwald, Ph.D.

Feb  16, 2020

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Bottom Up Uprising

Rob Kall, author, Bottom Up Revolution and publisher, OpEd News
Feb  5, 2020

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Surviving Political Tribalism

Dan Stalder, Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – Katherine Bell, Community Activist – Jan  23, 2020

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The Corporate Coup D’Etat

Ronnie Lipschutz, Ph.D. & Jeff Cohen, Executive Producer
Jan  5, 2020

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2019 Podcasts

Gen Z and Democracy

Zoe Garderet and Jordi Faxon

Dec  8, 2019

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A House On Shaky Foundations

Jeremy Lent Author & Founder, Liology Institute – Rick Nolthenius, Ph.D.
Nov  30, 2019

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Democracy’s Fix

Caroline Fredrickson, President Emerita, American Constitution Society – Mike Rotkin, Five-time Mayor, Santa Cruz – Nov  10, 2019

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Power of Political Sound-Bites

Carl Petersen, Political Activist and Blogger – Rick Nolthenius, Ph.D., Cabrillo College
Oct  20, 2019

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Protecting Democracy

Mike Rotkin, Five-time Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz and Ben Berwick, Counsel, Protect Democracy
Sept  29, 2019

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Threats to Democracy and Preventing Decline

Mike Rotkin, Five-time Mayor of the City of Santa Cruz

 Sept  8, 2019

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Shift Happens and the American Upwising

Swami Beyondananda (aka Steve Bhearman)
Richard Stockton Planet Cruz Comedy
  August 18, 2019

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Black Americans and the Painful Truth

Dr. Wilmer Leon, Political Scientist and SiriusXM host
Akin Babatola, Micro Biologist and Community Activist – August 4, 2019

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Trump’s Authoritarian Playbook. What’s Next?

Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of History at New York University. Dr. Ronnie Lipschutz: Professor of Politics at UCSC – July 21, 2019

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Bold Solutions for a Democracy in Crisis

Johannes Epke: Council, American Promise and Mike Rotkin: Five-time former Mayor, City of Santa Cruz
July 7, 2019

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The Survival of Democracy, at Home and Abroad

Ronnie Lipschutz, Ph.D.
June 23, 2019

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Electeds- Democracy in Action!

California State Senator Bill Monning & City of Santa Cruz Mayor Martine Watkins
June 9, 2019

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Bullying the Referees-The Attack on Journalists

Mike Stark and Tony Russomanno
May 26, 2019

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Women! Run for Something

Amanda Litmann & Yvette Brooks
May 12, 2019

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When the Right Isn’t Righteous

Frank Schaeffer & Carson Kelly
April 14, 2019

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Climate Crisis v. Everything

Dr. Bill McPherson & Rachel Goodman
April 28, 2019

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Truth Isn’t Truth

John Pettus & Jessica Goodman
March 31, 2019

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KSQD “Slouching Towards Dystopia”

Dr. Ronnie Lipschutz
March 17, 2019

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KSQD “Finding Your Story”

Roger Wolfson & Kena DeLong
March 3, 2019

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Why Are We So Angry?

Dr. Richard Nolthenius
February 17, 2019

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“Be Bold America!” is a live, talk show, on KSQD 90.7FM, for those who are motivated to step out with the actions necessary to begin reuniting this country and saving our democracy.

Given the challenges ahead, we’ll need to be our own superheroes, individually and collectively, becoming super-citizens who are fearless, daring, and bold. Our future depends on it.

We were proud to be that “beacon on the hill”, now, like climate change, Democracy has become a partisan issue. When and why did that happen?

On “Be Bold America!” we’ll not only talk about issues, we’ll identify actions, and solutions. Experts will tell us what we must Keep doing, Stop doing, and Start doing to recapture our democracy.

Join me, my community guests and topic experts to explore issues and to identify constructive and compelling actions on “Be Bold America!” Sundays at 5 PM, biweekly, on KSQD 90.7 FM.

We have big things to do.