Brian Reynolds interviews the organizers of a cultural institution on the Central Coast. We’ll hear from Obon Festival event coordinator Tom Nishikawa, and members of the Imichi Taiko Performance Drumming and Odori Dance Company as they prepare to present Japanese and Buddhist Culture to our community.
Brian Reynolds speaks with new Los Osos Librarian, Chase McMunn and families from Los Osos who are planning the sixth annual Los Osos Library Children’s Craft Faire. Last year the event was attended by over 500 visitors. Learn what it takes to put on one of the biggest children's events in the San Luis Obispo County Library system, and why this event helps parents and children start thinking about their pocketbooks at an early age.
Brian Reynolds talks with Paul Ready and Russ Lovell as they prepare to embark on the creation of a 33 acre park that will accommodate children with all physical abilities. Learn how this pursuit was started and how close Jack’s Helping Hands are to reaching their goal.
Three libraries in San Luis Obispo County are expanding, or have recently expanded. Brian Reynolds visits with the San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library to find out what's in store for us as a result of library growth.
Brian Reynolds interviews three librarians from SLO County Libraries and Cuesta College, who share insight into the Cuesta College Book of the Year, Orange is the New Black. They'll talk about upcoming events surrounding the Book of the Year celebrations, discuss issues of incarceration, and how community reading experiences bring people together and create opportunities to share ideas and engage in conversation.
Local author Gary Williams has a new book out that recounts his adventures as a horse and dog trainer, and contract cowboy. Marisa Waddell talks with him about the valuable lessons he's learned along the way.
Also, Travel Correspondent Tom Wilmer takes us to the north side of Omaha, Nebraska, a hub of American jazz and blues since the 1920s, where he visits Love's Jazz and Art Center.
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with the owners of Olea Farm in Templeton, to learn about California's distinctive olive oils. We'll learn what the term "extra-virgin, first press" really means, and what some of the differences are between European and California olive oils.
Also, it is estimated that 10 to 40 million parrots live in the United States as pets.