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 KCBX News, Stephen DeLuque, Crissa Hewitt, Brian Reynolds, Donna Cheek,  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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Arts
4:20 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Sculptor Bella Feldman at the SLOMA

This month, “Ears On Art” re-airs a two-part interview with nationally known sculptor Bella Feldman. This spring, she’ll be the juror for the California Slam, a statewide sculpture competition which will be exhibited at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

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Music
2:44 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

SLO Symphony Spring Concert Preview

Marisa Waddell chats with Michael Nowak, the music director of the San Luis Obispo Symphony, about the orchestra's upcoming "Subscriber's Choice" concert, featuring the Candide Overture by Leonard Bernstein, Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copeland and the "Organ" Symphony No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saens. Hear excerpts from the music, and commentary from Nowak about each work.

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Music
2:38 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Blues Legend Kenney Neal plays and shares story with Tom Wilmer

Credit Tom Wilmer

Neal Plays Santa Barbara Blues Society March 21st.

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Health
2:29 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Spreading the word: it's National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and the Coastal Tri-Counties Dietetic Association is spreading the word. 

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Community
12:22 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Veteran's Writing Project

Brian Reynolds speaks with guests will be Jim Galvez, who served as a corpsman in a Medical Unit, and Tom Patchel, with the Veterans' Writing Project.

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Pets & Animals
12:16 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

New Life K9s

Donna Cheek talks with a local veteran about how his dog has profoundly changed his life. And Training Director Nicole Hern explains New Life K9s, a new program in San Luis Obispo that provides free service dogs to veterans in need.

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Arts
12:08 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Author Interview: John Hampsey's Kaufman's Hill

Professor John Hampsey teaches Romantic and Classical Literature at Cal Poly. He speaks with Jordan Bell about his newly released memoir of his boyhood, Kaufman’s Hill

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Arts
3:44 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Ancient art of marbling with Sharon Gellerman

Ears On Art visits with Los Osos artist Sharon Gellerman. She creates colorful silk scarves using the ancient art of marbling. Pigments are floated on a special liquid onto which the silk strip is gently placed and quickly removed. The patterns are beautifully organic. Her website is ColorVibeDesigns.com

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Health
1:43 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Central Coast organization gives the gift of sight to people around the world

Cataract removal on older patients is one of the top procedures performed by SEE International, sometimes restoring sight to people who haven't been able to see in years.
Credit SEE International

Eye doctors on the Central Coast are donating their time and services to give the gift of sight to children overseas in developing countries.

For the past four decades, a Santa Barbara-based non-profit organization has helped hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. Also, many people may not know that SEE International also helps out at home by offering free eye care to uninsured residents who otherwise may not have access to affordable vision correction. 

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Arts
1:38 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Laura Deutsch and 'Writing from the Senses'

Tom Wilmer visits with author Laura Deutsch to discuss her new book Writing from the Senses. Laura shares the secret of great writing and shows how to tap into engaging material to bring your writing alive.

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Arts
7:06 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Ears on Art visits with shattered glass sculptor

Ears On Art visits with Jennifer Stang Eickemeyer, an artist who makes never-seen-before sculptures out of broken glass. Using her own carved wood core, the shards of glass are attached to create a surface that shows off the form and catches light. The sculptures are depictions of nature including animals and plants. Take a look at shatteredglasssculptures.com

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People and Entertainment
12:00 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

A Conversation with Don George Editor of BBC’s Words & Wanderlust

Don George in Bali
Credit Tom Wilmer

Honored to be a guest speaker in Don George’s journalism class at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California, I seized the opportunity to interview Mr. George after class. Don George wrote the book on travel writing, literally. 

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Health
11:44 am
Thu February 5, 2015

LISTEN: California 'right-to-die' bill explained by Central Coast Senator

Central Coast Public Radio's Randol White speaks with the local politician who introduced a "Right to Die" bill in Sacramento recently. Hear why State Senator Bill Monning believes now is the right time to get this passed, and how the law would work.

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Health
11:44 am
Thu February 5, 2015

LISTEN: California 'right-to-die' bill explained by Central Coast Senator

Central Coast Public Radio's Randol White speaks with the local politician who introduced a "Right to Die" bill in Sacramento recently. Hear why State Senator Bill Monning believes now is the right time to get this passed, and how the law would work.

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Education
1:18 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Students seek to start a conversation about sexual assault

A recent string of sexual assaults reported by Cal Poly students has left all greek life on social probation and one fraternity is no longer recognized by the university. Two students, Hannah Poplack and Nadine Leffler wrote a 'letter to the editor' of their school's newspaper in response an article about the university's disciplinary action. 

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