Underdog Unleashed: Corporate Health Care

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EPISODE 3: CORPORATE HEALTH CARE Santa Cruz County is number one in the country for metro area health insurance costs. Underdog Unleashed ponders how this feels. Underdog Unleashed is a 60-second video rant about lifestyle on the central coast, recorded through the steering wheel of Richard Stockton’s live-aboard van. To see the video version of the daily…

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Underdog Unleashed: O’Mei Restaurant and the KKK

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Underdog Unleashed is a 60-second video rant about lifestyle on the central coast, recorded through the steering wheel of Richard Stockton’s live-aboard van. To see the video version of the daily KPIG radio broadcasts (6:30 am & 8:30 am) go to YouTube.com and enter Underdog Unleashed to get to the Underdog Unleashed Playlist. From from student debt to overdosing cannabis edibles,…

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Underdog Unleashed: Legal Weed and Student Debt

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Underdog Unleashed is a 60-second video rant about lifestyle on the central coast, recorded through the steering wheel of Richard Stockton’s live-aboard van. To see the video version of the daily KPIG radio broadcasts (6:30 am & 8:30 am) go to YouTube.com and enter Underdog Unleashed to get to the Underdog Unleashed Playlist. From from…

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Comedian Richard Stockton on Civil Disobedience

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In August, 22-year-old Takiyah Thompson was arrested in Durham, North Carolina, for helping to topple a Confederate statue. A member of Workers World Party and student at N.C. Central University, Thompson climbed the statue and attached a rope to it. Demonstrators then pulled it down and began beating the crumpled bronze monument. Thompson said at…

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The Underground Comedy Scene in Santa Cruz

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Approximately 10,000 years ago, on a Thursday, a pre-historic man named Grrock slipped on a banana peel. His crusty friends laughed uproariously before falling out of their cave and evolving. Thus, underground comedy in Santa Cruz was born. Today, one-off local comedy shows happen in pop-up restaurants while cult favorites like Mike Birbiglia headline the…

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Fire Up That Gene Machine!

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Last week scientists, legal experts and advocacy groups from more than 20 countries attended a global summit on genetic engineering in New York City to establish a set of guidelines that would cover the use of gene-editing in humans. While the assembly acknowledged that gene-editing in humans has opened up vast possibilities in medical research, it…

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Pop-Up Comedy Club Takes Center Stage

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Break out the belly laughs for a star-studded series of comedic events hosted by Santa Cruz’s own comic and MC extraordinaire, DNA, during the month of July at The Center Street Theater in downtown Santa Cruz. With help from some of the Bay Area’s most talented funny people, DNA, who put on the Santa Cruz…

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Bill Maher Broke My Funny Bone

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The heckler quickly learned Bill Maher came to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium prepared. No joke. Well, it was a joke but it was also true and awed the cheering sold-out house and hushed the heckler instantaneously with a single blow. You had to be there. And you should have been. There’s a sobering hilarity in Maher’s…

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