Unfiltered – With Ben Dover

Unfiltered is published weekly, every Sunday.


Unfiltered 7.7.19

This week, I’m talking illegal fireworks, the recall efforts, owning your block like Jeremy does, and a few teasers from the next Weekly Dump.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“If I Wait” – DoKashiteru
“Mermaids in Japan” – Spinmeister
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 6.30.19

This week, I’m mostly talking about the recall effort, with some teasers from the next Weekly Dump.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“Dubway” – Space Ghost
“Bad Sign” – Unreal DM
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 6.23.19

This week, I’m talking about my weekend, food trucks, woodies and hot rods, an update on the recall effort, the next city council meeting, community land trusts, AB516, and some teasers from the next Weekly Dump.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“Listen to Me” – Dabra
“My Real Home” – Lasswell
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 6.9.19

This week, I’m talking about the weather and summer in Santa Cruz, the Board of Supervisors and their biennial report on their syringe services program, more on the recall efforts and Santa Cruz United, and some teasers from the next Weekly Dump.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“The Light” – Unreal DM
“Behave” – Audiotechnica
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 6.2.19

In this week’s show, I’m going Total Recall. Or almost total, there’s a few teasers for the next Weekly Dump in there too. I’m discussing the procedure to recall a Santa Cruz city council member, and how I think this plays out.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“The War Machine” – morgantj
“Reflections” – Alex
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 5.26.19

In this week’s show, I’m talking about needles and why if we saw less of them, everyone would be happy. I’m also talking about what the county can do to make that happen. And I’m still throwing virtual dap at Justin Cummings, and how I’m hoping for a new “pragmatic majority”. I’m also talking about a couple items from the next Weekly Dump, and throwing support to the Janus staff workers this week.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“Sunrise” – CZ Music
“Esplanade” – Mendez Muna
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 5.19.19

In this week’s show, I’m talking about the death of the new progressive moral majority on the Santa Cruz city council, the wild card that is Justin Cummings, how everyone hates the Harm Reduction Road Show, the deputy city attorney suddenly quits, SCPD loses more officers to retirement, and we’re celebrating 3 years of the Weekly Dump!

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“Things I Love Things I Hate” – Scomber
“GMZ” – Scott Altham
 
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 5.12.19

In this week’s show, I’m talking about the wisdom of Stephen Kessler, the Oracle of Aptos, the city’s 3 million dollar deficit, who’s financing the mobile needle exchange lunacy, ProjectPurr, why people aren’t shopping downtown anymore, the new “Untreated” podcast by Sharon, and a happy 50th to Peter!

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“Don’t You” – Stefan Thaens
“Overreacting” – remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
 
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 5.5.19

In this week’s show, I’m talking about a week of court cases and the final days of Camp Bernal. My friends Big Joe, Melissa, and Sharon also join me from the Abbey to talk about the impact and the fallout of the abatement and what we can expect next. I’m also wondering how much all this willful ignorance from the city is really costing us, and I talk a little about my thoughts on possible recall efforts.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“Maybe” – DoKashiteru
“Stoned Dream” – Magmavander
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 4.28.19

In this week’s show, I’m talking the pending court decision on Camp Bernal, the battle of the petitions, my prediction of what happens next, and house money vs. Bob Noise’s trust fund donations among other stuff. You can catch up on the back shows here, and you can subscribe through Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“Let’s Just Go” – Alex
“Deflated and Alone” – Internal Faith Relation
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 4.21.19

In this week’s show, I’m talking about Earth Day, the pending closing of Camp Bernal, the free free free stuff we’re giving away, the petition that over 1300 people have signed so far, Nurse Bad Ass makes the news, and the fun time I had today with friends in San Lorenzo Park and at the Paradox. You can catch up on the back shows here, and you can subscribe through Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“Dirtbag” – remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Beaches” – Platinum Butterfly
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 4.14.19

In this week’s show, I’m talking about the stench of the status quo, the inmates running the asylum, the lack of transparency about Coral Street, disagreeing with the Chief about crime being down, Dr. Drew’s great column about the mentally ill, and the winners from last week’s city council meeting. Special thanks to Damon and Garrett.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“In Peace (reprise)” – Lasswell
“Nunca Sabre” – Jeris
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 4.7.19

In this week’s show, I’m talking about the shifting tide of Santa Cruz politics, how the city wants to double the size of the homeless services center, waking up the silent majority, how changing demographics threatens the status quo, creating divisiveness, who is really to blame here, the kidnapper living at Camp Bernal, the big drug bust at the same location, laughing at Buenos Tiempos, and more.

Featured Music:

“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box

“Contemplations” – Space Ghost
“Pacific Sunset” – Spinmeister
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 3.24.19

In this week’s show, I’m discussing that Seattle is Dying video and the local reaction to it, Lot 24 and the local reaction to it, some upcoming Dump stuff, coffee klatching with Big Joe, Us is hurting us, and a bit of cool music.

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Unbury Your Heart” – Siobhan D
“Everyday” – airtone
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 3.17.19

In this week’s show, I’m discussing the six sites the city is evaluating to move Camp Bernal et al to, the lack of county locations and involvement, some unfiltered Arnie Leff, some upcoming Dump stuff, live shows happening around town this week, and a bit of cool music.

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Nine” – Zapac
“Solace” – rewob
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 3.10.19

In this week’s show, I’m discussing Camp Bernal (of course I am, 2 people died there this week), the recent coverage on KTVU, the overnight RV camping ban in Berkeley, the Good Times article on bullying at city hall, some upcoming Dump stuff, live shows happening around town this week, and a bit of cool music.

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Maybe I Should Stay” – Dabra
“Admiral Bob on the Bridge” – MC Jack in the Box
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 3.3.19

In this week’s show, I’m discussing the Baker/Butler tragedy, paradigm shifters, making amends with SCPD, the real battle going on at city hall, some upcoming Dump stuff, and some cool music.

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Paradigm Shifter” – Platinum Butterfly
“I Know” – Scomber
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 2.24.19

In this week’s show, I’m discussing Camp Bernal, safe spaces for RVs, some Dump stuff, and some cool music.

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Our Slanted Voices” – DoKashiteru
“Mind Field” – DJ Blue
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 2.17.19

In this week’s show, I’m discussing the eviction of Camp Bernal, the city and county plan for dealing with it, the dubious timing of this eviction announcement, some city council meeting stuff, a couple items from the next Weekly Dump, upcoming live shows around Santa Cruz this week and more.

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Rain Falls Soft” – Don Meyer
“Shake That Funky Thang” – Alex
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 2.10.19

In this week’s show, we talk about Camp Bernal, the city and county’s collaboration announcement, the recent bodies found on local beaches in Santa Cruz, the upcoming city council meeting, upcoming live music this week. And the cat came back. I thought he was a goner but the cat came back. He just couldn’t stay away.

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Drops of H20” – J. Lang
“Devils Game” – Highway Buddha
Music courtesy of ccmixter.org and HB

Unfiltered 2.3.19

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“See You Later” by Pitx
“Don’t You Run” by old dog
music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 1.27.19

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Sunday Night Fog” by cdk
“Madrugada a la Gil Evans” by The Paloseco Brazz Orchestra
music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 1.20.19

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Three Friends” by Subliminal
“Hear Us Now” by Scott Altham
music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Unfiltered 1.13.19

Featured Music:
“Making Me Nervous” remix by Brad Sucks and MC Jack in the Box
“Cafe Connection” by morganTJ
“Paint the Sky” by Jeris
music courtesy of ccmixter.org

 

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