Issues and Ideas

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 KCBX News, Stephen DeLuque, Crissa Hewitt, Brian Reynolds, 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.

Bi-lingual education

15 hours ago

Broadcast Date: 09/23/2015

Host Brian Reynolds talks with two local educators about helping non-English speaking students succeed by getting them the resources they need and involving parents all along the way.

Jordan Bell speaks with members of San Luis Obispo County CASA  who are searching for volunteers to become advocates for infants and toddlers during this crucial time in their brain development. 

Madrone Landscapes

Our drought-inspired live landscaping and gardening show (the second one of the year) included a panel of experts who took calls from listeners, and a conversation with San Luis Obispo's Utilities Services Manager Ron Munds.

Mr. Munds explained how the city's anonymous "Report an Issue" tip line works.

Host: Randol White

In-studio guests:

Jenny Lindsey: YouTube video still

Hear the extended interview with Nate Avery and Tanya Avery, close friends with Isaac Lindsey, Templeton High School Junior who was severely injured this month during a football game. 

The Central Coast is full of entrepreneurs with a lot of creative and innovative business idea, but the trick is getting those ideas through the necessary steps it takes to bring them to fruition. 

Andy Greensfelder

Hear from local author and retired attorney Andy Greensfelder, winner of this year’s Ross Short Story Contest by the American Bar Association Journal. 

Ian McLachlan

Broadcast date: 9/9/2015

Ears on Art continues a conversation with sculptor Lucie Ryan of Cambria. 

The legacy and future of CSU Channel Islands

Sep 9, 2015

Broadcast: 09/09/2015 

Alex Ullrich speaks with the founding president of CSU Channel Islands, Richard R. Rush, who’s retiring this year. They’ll discuss his legacy and the future of the University.

Flickr member Drew Jacksich

The non-partisan San Luis Obispo County League of Women Voters took a stand this summer against the proposed Phillips 66 oil train project.

SLO Museum of Art

Broadcast: 9/2/2015

  Today we visit with sculptor Lucie Ryan of Cambria. 

Broadcast: 9/2/2015

Tom Wilmer introduces us to Naomi Howard, who explains how she’s created a “greater good” company, specializing in sustainable products, much of it from recycled materials

Broadcast: 08/26/2015

Jaqueline Valle Fredericks, President of the San Luis Obispo Latino Outreach Council, explains the history, purpose, and goals of her organization and how it pertains to national and local discussions on immigration. 

Car Free LA

Aug 27, 2015

Broadcast: 08/26/2015

The Los Angeles tourism board has launched an eco-friendly initiative designed to showcase the city’s car-free offerings. 

Broadcast date: 08/12/2015

Join Correspondent, Tom Wilmer for an illuminating conversation with Cindy Ransik and Mike Farris with the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society’s Museum. 

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

UPDATE: Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 6:11 p.m.

Engineers at Cal Poly are celebrating a win in Utah this week as their LightSail project was named "Mission of the Year" Thursday  afternoon at the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University.

Original story:

Cal Poly’s satellite programs are now the talk of the space industry with some of the most cutting-edge technology destined for launch pads, and already circling the planet.