Issues and Ideas

Wednesdays, 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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.

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Environment
11:57 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Morro Bay National Estuary celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Adrienne Harris, executive director of the Morro Bay National Estuary program
Credit Tom Wilmer

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015, the Morro Bay National Estuary Program is a non-regulatory, non-profit organization that brings together citizens, non-profits, government agencies, and landowners to protect and restore Morro Bay.

Estuary program-staff members and volunteers conduct monitoring and research, restore natural habitats, and educate residents and visitors on how to keep Morro Bay clean and healthy.​

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Adrienne Harris, executive director of the Morro Bay National Estuary program for a visit on the waterfront.

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Politics
2:36 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

San Luis Obispo Supervisor-Elect discusses her take on key issues

The Oceano/Nipomo Dunes and Phillips 66 refinery as seen from Highway 1. San Luis Obispo County Supervisor-Elect for District 4, Lynn Compton, will be addressing air quality issues related to these locations early in her term.
Credit Randol White/KCBX

KCBX News Director Randol White speaks with San Luis Obispo County’s new 4th District Supervisor, Lynn Compton (R-Nipomo), about her visions and plans for her tenure.

Top issues for the politician include a new rail spur to the Phillips 66 refinery, air particulate matter generated by the Oceano/Nipomo Dunes, groundwater management, and Huasna Valley oil exploration.

Compton is a longtime resident of Nipomo and beat incumbent Supervisor Caryn Ray (D-Arroyo Grande) in the November Mid-Term Election.

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Lifestyle
2:25 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Pacific Grove's inns invite in the public during the holidays

Credit Tom Wilmer

    

Travel Correspondent, Tom Wilmer, takes us to Pacific Grove to visit the Victorian inns open to the public this season.

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Environment
11:44 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Free home energy tips as we head into the winter months

Credit Empower Central Coast

It's now December. With cooler temperatures on the way and larger energy bills along with them. However, you have access to a service that can help you make efficiency upgrades to your home and it's totally free. Learn more about the EmPower program in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties and how it could potentially save you money.

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Arts
11:17 am
Tue December 9, 2014

December Stories with Ears on Art

For the fifteenth year, Ears on Art invites listeners to tell personal stories. The theme this year is “The best handmade gift given or received.”

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Lifestyle
11:12 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Solvang: Time Magazine’s “Most Christmassy Town”

Credit Tom Wilmer

Founded as a Danish colony more than 100 years ago, Solvang has been a popular year round destination for tourists who come to experience a taste of Denmark right here on the California Central Coast. 

When the Marissa Waddell, the program manager at NPR affiliate, KCBX, told me that Solvang was recently named by Time Magazine as one America’s Most Christmassy towns, well I just had to find out for myself just why this quaint Danish village is in close company with other Most Christmassy contenders such as Santa Claus, Indiana, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. 

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Central Coast Business Wrap-up
11:39 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Report: Cal Poly is major economic engine for San Luis Obispo County

Cal Poly students between classes on the first day of the fall quarter, 2014.
Credit Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

The Colleges and Universities that dot the Central Coast do far more than create an educated populace, they also account for a major portion of the area’s economy.

A recent study took a look at one university in particular—Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo—and found when you tabulate all of the various economic interactions that institution, its students, faculty and staff have with the surrounding area, the sum of those accounts for 12 percent of the entire county’s economic output.

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Arts
11:15 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Ears on Art explores technique of 'tempera batik' with local painter

Ears on Art visits with artist and gallery owner Julie Dunn. Julie specializes in a painting technique called tempera batik. She is co-owner of The Gallery At The Network in downtown San Luis Obispo.

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Arts
2:16 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Local poet featured on Writer's Almanac shares from her latest book

Credit Jeanie Greensfelder

Jeanie Greensfelder started writing poetry about six years ago when she took a poetry class at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. Earlier this month, one of her poems was featured on the Writer's Almanac. Greensfelder shares about how her profession of psychology has influenced her poetry and about her latest book, Biting the Apple.

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Lifestyle
1:23 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

What it takes to grow those cranberries your serving this Thanksgiving

Credit Tom Wilmer

Listen to Tom's story here.

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Arts
3:40 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Ears on Art speaks with Los Osos artists about upcoming exhibit

Ears on art visits Los Osos artists who are creating an installation piece featuring a variety of plaster sculptures. The work will be on display in the McMean Gallery at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art through November.

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Santa Barbara County
3:16 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Santa Barbara County Domestic Violence Solutions representative speaks out against violence

KCBX Reporter, Jordan Bell, speaks with Marsha Marcoe, Associate Executive Director of Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County, about current issues surrounding domestic violence on the Central Coast and about what men and women can do to prevent the cyclical violence pervading our culture.

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Lifestyle
2:45 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

WWII Veteran 'Honor Flights' to Washington D.C.

Credit Tom Wilmer

Honor Flight’s primary mission is to escort WWII veterans from around the country to visit the iconic war memorials in Washington D.C. The first Honor Flight occurred in May, 2005 when a group of private pilots, at their own expense, flew a handful of Vets to Washington D.C. 

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Environment
1:12 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

SLO County Air Polution Control District on Climate Change and local air quality

Brian Reynolds talks with representatives from the Air Pollution Control District of San Luis Obispo County about climate change, also about our local air quality, what affects it, and what each of us can do to improve it.

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Lifestyle
4:42 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Exploring Northeast Nebraska

Join Deb Loseke, Director of the Columbus Nebraska Platte County Convention & Visitors Bureau as she shares her insights in to why Columbus’s economic vitality is leading the pack in the Midwest, and we’ll chat with Kim Bean COO of Columbus based Tasty Toppings, manufacturers of the Midwest’s longtime favorite and revered Dorothy Lynch French salad dressing. The Genoa, Nebraska U.S. Industrial Indian School opened in 1884 and operated continuously, until the midst of the Great Depression.

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