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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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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Lifestyle
4:38 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Ed Grosvenor on the demise of federally funded history projects

Edwin Grosvenor, the editor of the revered history magazine, American Heritage.  Grosvenor comes by his interest in history naturally – his family founded National Geographic 126 years ago, and ran it for most of the years since. It was Grosvenor’s grandfather Gilbert who explored Yosemite with John Muir and Stephen Mather and subsequently played a key role in establishing the National Park Service almost 100 years ago.

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Pets & Animals
4:21 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Central Coast animal lover saves senior and special needs dogs

The plight of many senior dogs in California is growing old and having decisions about life expectancy determined by someone else. Central Coast animal lover, Charlotte Meade, is doing something about it. Donna Cheek has a lively discussion with Charlotte Meade, founder of Meade Canine Rescue Foundation about her passion to save senior and special needs dogs.

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Lifestyle
3:56 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Local woman's feminism blog becomes a father-daughter discussion

    

KCBX Reporter, Jordan Bell, speaks with local woman, Victoria Billings, about her blog Feminism For My Father, about her 'brand' of feminism and current issues that affect many people.

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Arts
3:27 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Santa Barbara Teen Publishes 'survival guide' to bullying

Aija speaking to students about her new book
Credit Aija Mayrock

 

KCBX News Director Randol White speaks with a Santa Barbara teenager about her new book The Survival Guide to Bullying.

Ajia Mayrock breaks down the tools she used to stay positive in Junior High and High School and talks about what helped her to eventually thrive.

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Pets & Animals
3:08 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Donna Cheek and A.J. Fudge: Pet Trusts

A ‘Pet Trust’ will guarantee your pet’s well being once you’re gone. Leaving instructions in your estate plan, oftentimes is not enough to insure your pets are taken care of in a manner they’re used to. A conversation with Donna Cheek and local attorney A.J. Fudge about the benefits of a detailed pet trust and the peace of mind that it can bring.

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Politics
11:24 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Tips for evaluating ballot propositions before you vote

Credit Flickr member Vox Efx

Reporter Jordan Bell spoke with Marilee Hyman, President of the League of Women Voters in San Luis Obispo, about how to evaluate ballot propositions.

Hyman discusses buzz words, endorsements and more.

Election Day is November 4, 2014. The last day to register to vote in California is October 20, 2014.

More information from the San Luis Obispo League of Women Voters can be found on their website. Hyman also recommends the SmartVoter.org site.

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Arts
2:25 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Technologies old and new combine for Cal Poly photography exhibit

Part of the Photography Now exhibit at Cal Poly's University Art Gallery
Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

Cal Poly University is hosting its first Art Galley of the new school year, "Photography now" , which exhibits modern photography with a vintage twist and highlights the work of nine San Jose State photographers, most of whom attended galleries opening.

The artwork is a mix of old photography that dates back to the infancy days of before the civil war to more modern images that we're used to today.

Jeff van Kleek, the gallery coordinator for the University Art Gallery describes the show:

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