Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday May 5, 2024 show features an interview with “Backstory” Brent Adams, a report from refugees of the Harvey West survival camps+ more & a Flashback to August 23, 2007 looking back on the Homies for the Homeless protest

The Sunday May 5, 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadside show includes:

  • “Backstory” Brent Adams reviewing his work in struggling to expand social services over the last decade
  • [4-28]  “Jus’ Tired” Jim on the day before City removal of the Harvey West survival encampment
  • [4-28]  “Airborne” Athena
  • The Listening Post: on media smearing of student anti-genocide protests
  • Jack Ryan Rodreguez—his history as a displaced sometime homeless activist
  • [4-29]  Observing the police raid dispersing the  encampment.

The August 23, 2007 Flashback includes:  

  • Background and objectives of the August 12-19 extended Homies for the Homeless [HfH]protest at the S.C. City Council Courtyard.
  • [“Sleep Ban Fighters Regroup after Saturday Morning Police Raid”]
  • Reviewing the record of the SCPD at the HfH:the few citations, the Sentinel smears, PR police professional Zack Friend hostile account
  • Success and prospects of those fighting the Sleeping Ban
  • [8-18] Christopher Williams on phony resource packets handed out by SCPD—Shane, Amanda and John Barnett, on scene with 25 Sleepers​
  • Amisa on landlord restrictions about associating with “the homeless”
  • In-studio guest Lighthouse Linda Lemaster, former chair of the Homeless Issues Task Farce
  • Lee on his own psychological defensive weapons against anti-homeless harassment and Demone, Amanda, and John on the phony resource packets

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, May 2nd 2024 show is a Flashback to April 21, 2005 features police brutality against students and community at Tent University at the base of UCSC + fighting the City’s exclusion of grass distribution centers

The May 2nd Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show is a Flashback to April 21, 2005.  It includes: 

+++Commentary, discussion, and interviews around the police attack and use of pain compliance holds to drag away peaceful students at the edge of campus in the Tent University event they invited the community to attend.              

+++   [4-18] Rationale for the Bay and High Sts. Tent U protest: Ben More of NBC questions a protester             

+++   Marsa on specific concerns; university’s bureaucratic response; interview with a woodsie; CD-prep as police cars arrive             

+++   Phone chat with Linda Lemaster, Roger Mench, Dangerous John      +++   Marijuana provider Anita Henry discussing the Santa Cruz city ordinance effectively barring medical marijuana centers for 5 years

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday April 28, 2024 show has an observer’s analysis of the first day of the UCB Gaza Protest, a gloomy report from LA on homeless rights and a Flashback to August 12, 2007 on the eve of the Homies for the Homeless protest

The Sunday April 28, 2024 show includes:

  • A UCB law student describes the first day of the “U.S. Out of Gaza” encampment protest in Berkeley
  • [4-21] Ready-to-Rough-It Robert Woodleaf on Armory problems and other Poverty Pimpster Updates
  • Woodleaf on MHCAN
  • [4-21] Kazoo seeks short pants and talks homeless clothing sources 
  • [4-24] Support for Gaza ceasefire at the Farmer’s Market: Bob, John, and Tem urge Saturday Ocean and Water protests 11 AM – 1 PM
  • [4-27] Peggy Lee Kennedy on the Fraser decision in the Garcia case exposing L.A. lying and fabrication in the 2018 seizure of homeless survival gear  

The Flashback to August 12, 2007 includes:

  • In-studio guests Los Angeles Community Action Network [LACAN] activists Lavita Myberg, General Dogun, and Joe Thomas came to town to support the Homes for the Homeless [HftH] protest slated for later that day (which lasted nearly a week). [Sir! No Sir! and Sleeping Ban Protest at City Hall]
  • Warren West recounts help and hurt from the Homeless Person’s Health Project [HPHP]
  • The LACAN three describe the fight to save SRO’s (Single Room Occupancy Hotels) and discuss Court defenses.
  •  Sidewalk interviews at the Petition to end the Sleeping Ban Boycott Bigotry at Bookshop Santa Cruz table: Nicole Barra, Karla
  • [8-6] Chris Williams on a stay-away order from Pacific Avenue
  • Three songs by Visionsong Valerie Christy; Mud at the SAFE night in front of New Leaf Market
  • [8-9] Nagasaki day numbness: Mama Val Promise on Swami’s tickets; dialogue with Cliff Brown & Allison, Deadman
  • Memories of recently dead Peter Stafford, psychedelic researcher
  • Crow in the studio; Madison strangling the phone lines.
  • Report from Basement-Level Baskett’s court of camping tickets dismissed with generic letter from the Homeless  [Lack of] Services Center
  • Latest federal Iraqi war legislation impacting local civil liberties—readings off the Counterpunch website​

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, April 25, 2024 show is a Flashback to August 26, 2007 features recent Homies for the Homeless protest at City Hall. street interviews, and a Peter Stafford memorial

The Thursday April 25, 2024 show is a Flashback to August 26, 2007. 

It includes:

  • Flashback-within-a-flashback: April 28, 1989 Santa Barbara activists Ed and Danny bump fists with Santa Cruzans
  • August 2007: Pregnant Canadian “bum” Margaret and Santa Cruz worker Lee muse on the Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban Situation
  • Phone Interview with Lori Ann Tennison of Kalmazoo Homeless Action in Michigan—doing a Teach-In before their Human Rights Commission; picketing the manager’s house against restaurant discrimination; fighting 17 tickets for sleeping in Bronson Park; Bathrobespierre’s letter to the Mayor
  • The aftermath of Homies for the Homeless [HftH] —a 4-5 day sleepover on the City Hall grass—waiting for citations
  • [8-18-07] Three-tree parking lot harassment on Westcliff Drive; Busted with a Bunny on the sidewalk near Lulu Carpenter’s
  • Mike: Snagged for sitting on the Pacific Avenue sidewalk
  • Memorial thoughts for Peter Stafford, local psychedelic writer
  • Beggerbacker Becky Johnson: correspondence with vice-Mayor Ryan Connerty, analysis of Police PR smearmeister Zack Friend, discussion of the local ACLU’s liberal hypocrisy on homeless issues
  • John on HftH coverage in the SC Sentinel
  • [Aug 12-13]: 1st Night of the HftH sleepout with Batia and others

More stories on the HftH protest:  

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday April 21, 2024 show features Katzenjammer Keith McHenry and HUFF at Harvey West plus a Flashback to October 30, 2004 with a slew of oldsters once young including Bruce Bratton, Anita Henry, Jason Paschal, and much more

The Sunday April 21st 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show includes: 

  • Interviews from HUFF‘s visit to Harvey West:  Sarah on the facilities at Harvey West and the follies of Coral St.’s Housing Matters
  • Greg B. on the merits of Bread and Roses
  • “Old Time” Toby on the “Don’t Feed the Monkeys” mentality of 2024 Santa Cruz towards those outside
  • “Castaway” Kelly–“bounced from place to place”…
  • McHenry on food and medical insecurity of seniors and the defeat of SB 1011 (the state anti-homeless bill)
  • McHenry on the successful lobbying and protests that brought down SB 1011 in Sacramento
  • Recent shelter shutouts in Santa Cruz and assorted local agonies and absurdities

The Flashback to October 30th 2005 includes:

  • Santa Cruz street musician C.J. Stock’s music from Before the Rain, his latest CD.
  • Pot War hysteria in Santa Cruz still intimidates City Council, preventing the establishment of dispensaries
  • [10-6] Richard & dog targeted by SFFD and SFPD for sleeping on the sidewalk and dog on the mall.
  • Update on the Metro Bus Driver’s strike
  • Butterfly’s dog Papillon gets a Host talking-to
  • [10-07] SF Coalition on Homelessness Willie Warren on local homeless folks getting tickets to elsewhere rather than shelter or housing as Katrina hurricane homeless get preference + SF marijuana costs
  • [10-08] Scavenger John Tims on his upcoming Santa Cruz trial and the SC Public Works Dept’s war on homeless recyclers
  • Caller Marion Fischer on the Transit strike
  • SAFE #92—Laughing defendant Hotrod Raport on his upcoming jury trial for open container and other infractions.
  • Kim on dubious Dominican Hospital days; Bob on cop threats for flying a “Need Work” while sitting on a public bench
  • Jason Paschal going to trial for metaphysical boothing without a permit, not “moving along” after an hour, and more
  • Tammy gets Shelter-Plus care in Boulder Creek through her coordinator; columnist Bruce Bratton at the Coffee Cart
  • Anita Henry in-studio guest on the marijuana-free Office of Compassionate Use proposal, dialogue with irate Glen on marijuana club requirements here and elsewhere; Andrea Morgan’s local experience
  • “Starbucks” with “Traveling Hungry and Ugly” sign gets “took my sign and told me to leave” police order from Cathcart and Pacific.
  • Report from Metro Strike picket line
  • Oral Communications on Unruly Parties and Decorum rules at City Council
  • A tad of the following Free Radio show “The Feminist Menace”

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Thursday, April 18, 2024 show is a Flashback Replay of a an interview with Mad in America author Robert Whitaker, interviewed by Coral Brune, Jennifer Gosk, and Bathrobespierre Robert probably from September 2004

The Thursday April 18, 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show is a Flashback to September 2004 or so.  Three lay people question phone guest Robert Whitaker, author of Mad in America, Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill. 

It includes:

  • Jennifer Gosk, Coral Brune, and Bathrobespierre Robert fired questions at Whitaker
  • Background of the better long-term outcomes for those with “schizophrenic” in “poorer” countries like India, Columbia, and Nigeria who weren’t using drugs as much compared with U.S., Russia, Japan, U.K. and other developed nations.
  • Excessive Dopamine as compensation followed by claim it was too many dopamine receptors apparently prompted by too much medication.  Discovery: Psychiatric “medications” made people more vulnerable to psychosis.
  • No clue about Cause of schizophrenia; cluster of symptoms; medical model triumphed because of financial motivation
  • Alternatives to forcing potentially harmful medication
  • Soteria House and R.D. Laing
  • 1950’sHistory of Psychiatric “Treatments”
  • Impact on Homelessness
  • More Ancient Psychiatric Torture as Treatment

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday April 14, 2024 show is a Replay of the 4-11 HUFFmeet plus some Rovics song and commentary + a Flashback to 5-7-17 with Salinas’ Diana Blaylock, the Survival/Freedom Sleepers, and bits from 1995

The April 14, 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadside show includes:

  • The 4-11 meeting of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom):  Upcoming protests, bad bills, and court calamities
  • David Rovics podcast “Linda Wiener’s Echo” (
  • Nutcracker Nick reports on brutal cop takedown of a biker near Clear View Court, and planned Watsonville sweeps of encampments
  • Morningside Monica tells of Manthri Srinath harassing a disabled woman on a public sidewalk near Lulu Carpenter’s
  • Tough-Trail Troy on recent sweeps, gentrification, and the need to document
  • Rovics’s podcast “The Rule of Law”: Myth vs. Reality
  • Athena’s report on how driving cafes off UCSC campus betrayed living wage promises & reduced student meal quality and quantity
  • Rovic’s “Up the Rebels” podcast: Landlord!

The Flashback to 5-7-17 includes:

  • Former RVster & recent tentsleeper Diana Blaylock of Salinas HEMP [Homeless Educated Minority Peoples] on Soledad Street Sweeps.
  • Bathrobespierre makes Santa Cruz Updates, Announcements, and Background
  • [5-2-17] Freedom Sleepers activist Abbi Samuels calls a meeting of activists and sleepers to discuss a proposed meeting with City Manager Bernal
  • Bathrobespierre, Holly, Phil Posner, Blue, Steve Pleich, Drummond, discuss pressure prospects for changing enforcement policies
  • [5-3-24] Freedom SleepOut #95:  Pleich,  Sheree Peterson, Pat Colby, Free, Cynthia Berger, Keith McHenry, Dreamcatcher, Warren West, Blue
  • Flashback to Oct. 13, 1995:

              +++ Phil Free’s “Hospitality Nazis” song, Anti-Monogamy, Fighting harassment for Satirical songs as “Disturbing the Peace”, Spreading anti-homeless laws,

  • +++ Candlelight Kim Argula on cop beating of Aaron Mitchel—charges of excessive force upheld

             +++ Remembering Linda the Lark Edwards on Poverty Pimpery at Karen Gillette’s “Free Meal”             +++ Hotfoot Fire and Skyler on Single Parents having Housing Difficulties             +++ Searching (unsuccessfully) for the Ray McMann interview (14 ½ years jail for $8 theft and 15 minute trial, 3 years in solitary confinement), held in jail parole violation for 66 days)

The Thursday April 11, 2024 show is a Flashback to September 15, 2016 and features co-host a discussion of the troubled scene in Los Angeles from CAN activist Becky Davidson, Venice civil liberties street fighter Peggy Lee Kennedy, and more

The April 11, 2014 show is a Flashback to September 15, 2016. 

It includes: 

  • “Push-Back” Pat Colby on the specifics and significance of recent recycling shifts on folks outside who depend on can collection for their livelihood
  • “Puff Protector” Pat Malo,  on the Cannibis Advocates Alliance meeting with County “Crackdown Light” Propagandist Melody
  • “Backstory” Brent Adams on Bathroom and Portapotty Politics with the City shutting down essential services on thin pretexts

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Sunday April 7 2024 show has Town Clock Talk from Dylan,Waleed, Stefanie, Eric, and Heath + a Flashback to 6-19-16 with CPS critics Amy & Mike Maloyer

The Sunday April 7 show includes: 

  • 3-31-24: Dylan on her view of the problems and virtues of Phil Kramer’s Housing Matters, Brent Adams Warming Wednesdays and other local services and shelters
  • 3-31-24: Waleed, outside the last 3-4 years, on police chasing away and ticketing the shelterless.
  • 3-31-24:  Drew, Food Not Bombs food coordinator, serious and sunny report on Serpent’s Kiss theft and shutdown and much else
  • 4-4-24:  Assorted growls and historical lookbacks from outspoken street speaker John Zolli
  • 4-4-24:  Steffanie on being stonewalled at getting a Housing voucher
  • 4-4-24:  Eric S. on bad times at The Evolving Door in Scotts Valley
  • 4-4-24:  Drew denounces the dark vision of a many-storied monstrosity supplanting the Town Clock and surrounding businesses.

The Flashback to June 19, 2016 has:

  • 4-13-16  Interview with Amy Malloy on her claim against the City for SCPD smashing her car windows
  • Andy Carcello, Paul Lee loft resident, critiques Housing Matters breaking disabled people through harsh conditions and rules in a letter.
  • 4-14-16  Jacob, Food Not Bombs server at Freedom SleepOut #49 and UCSC Trailer Park alumnus, on UCSC’s push to oust them.
  • “Backstory” Brent Adams on 4th of July blues, Sanctuary Camp imperatives, and the Salinas homeless report
  • 4-14-16 “Merryweather” Mike ticketed for violating the “blue box” rules on Pacific Avenue
  • Bathrobespierre reports on his hearing to require police to release videos before Paul Marigouge-ah
  • Robert La Dawn, Keith McHenry, and Abbi Samuels at Freedom SleepOut #49 interviewing 1st Alarm Security Shannon Stanger.
  • Abbi on women in medical trouble in Santa Cruz County jail.
  • “Catnip” Kate Wells, erstwhile people’s lawyer, gives some do-it-yourself tips, the costs and the complexities.
  • Conversation with Sgt. John Bush; Shannon from CopWatch San Jose; local copwatcher Pensky
  • “Cornerstone” Carol Denney on Berkeley cops clearing Elm St. encampment

The Thursday April 4, 2024 show is a Flashback to February 1, 2007 and features co-host a discussion of the troubled scene in Los Angeles from CAN activist Becky Davidson, Venice civil liberties street fighter Peggy Lee Kennedy, and more

The April 4, 2024 Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides show is a Flashback to February 1, 2007.  It includes:

  • Venice/Santa Monica. activist Peggy Lee Kennedy on the Jones decision striking down L.A.’s “no sitting, sleeping, or lying” law as applied to street vendors and performers creating reserved spaces distributed in a Tuesday lottery.
  • Mettlesome Matt Marx, Cabrillo student, supporting the “Remonstrate with Ryan” protest in front of his Bookshop Santa Cruz to follow the federal Jones decision overturning the Sleeping sections of the Camping Ban.
  • Phil Bear, Beach Flats resident, on Boardwalk Tidelands ownership dispute
  • Becky Dennison of the L.A. Community Action Network (LACAN) on continuing arrests under the “no sleeping’ law in spite of the Jones decision.
  • D.A. Bob Lee’s prosecution of Roger Mench and other County Medical Marijuana Distribution Center and Soft Shoe towards City Clubs—S.C. Sentinel’s blackout of this strange disparity