The Santa Mierda Podcast Network

Ben Dover

Keeping Santa Cruz vibrantly honest since 2016, the Weekly Dump can be found at www.santamierda.com

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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

Jul 2019

22 min 8 sec

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 (featuring Brad Sucks)” – Unreal DM Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Jun 2019

20 min 54 sec

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

Jun 2019

19 min 37 sec

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” – UnrealDM “Behave” – Audiotechnica Music courtesy of ccmixter.org

Jun 2019

27 min 42 sec

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

Jun 2019

21 min 39 sec

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

May 2019

18 min 43 sec

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

May 2019

20 min 46 sec

In this episode of the Community Conversations podcast, Santa Cruz community members Big Joe and Melissa discuss the Harm Reduction Road Show and their application for a mobile needle exchange in Santa Cruz County (and why it's unnecessary and a very bad idea). Featured Music: “Mushishi” by Calling Sister Midnight music courtesy of ccmixter.org

May 2019

12 min 57 sec