Donna Cheek hosts a monthly segment about animals on Issues and Ideas. Donna has long been an animal trainer and activist. She is an award-winning equestrian who made history when she became the first black rider to ever represent the United States in international competition. Her accomplishments led to an induction into the Women’s Sports Hall of Fame, and as a teen she starred in an NBC made-for-television movie about her life. Donna was born in Philadelphia and raised on the Central Coast, where she began her 43 year career riding horses and competing with Hunter/Jumpers and received a degree in journalism from Cal Poly.
Issues & Ideas is a radio magazine of issues, people, places and events in our community (oh, and ideas, too!). You might hear a conversation with a scientist doing cutting edge research at UCSB, or join a discussion with your local school district superintendents. You might take an audio tour of a sculptor's studio or learn about a nearby getaway for locals. Contributors include Stephen DeLuque, Crissa Hewitt, Brian Reynolds, Larry Rutter, Marisa Waddell, travel correspondent Tom Wilmer and others. Issues and Ideas features Ears On Art the 1st and 2nd Wednesdays of every month at 1:30 p.m., with hosts Crissa Hewitt & Steven deLuque.