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, 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.

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run. 

The list of candidates include:

Brian Reynolds speaks with Mike White of Boo Boo Records in downtown San Luis Obispo. The store celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. They'll discuss the store and the future of music.

Joe Johnston

It’s peak farmer’s market season and there’s a greater variety of fruits and vegetables than really any other time of the year. Yet we’re pretty spoiled here on the Central Coast, with high quality produce all year round. 

State of California

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run. 

Santa Barbara County

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run.

NASA

 Victor Glover is a Cal Poly Alumnus and a NASA astronaut. 

Correspondent Tom Wilmer talks with Michael Govan, director of the L.A. County Museum of Art, one of America’s largest encyclopedic art museums.

Ears On Art visits with sculptor Bill Walther of Arroyo Grande. Bill's work of assembled steel found objects will be part of the ADA Art Show 

When the Inn at Morro Bay first opened back in 1960, it was affectionately known as the Golden Tee Resort Lodge, and it touted modern amenities such as in-room direct dial phones. 

This week Crissa Hewitt goes to Los Osos to visit with Susan and Ed Chandler two of the artists in the "ADA Art Show". She is a quilter and he draws and paints. The exhibit opens with a reception July 3 from 6-9 at The Community Foundation at 550 Dana ST. SLO.

The exhibit features works created by local artists with disAbilities (this is how they spell it) in a variety of medium including sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing. The show runs through July 30. Hours are Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00.

Tom Wilmer

    

Join Correspondent, Tom Wilmer in Benicia, California, situated 35 miles northeast of San Francisco. One of California’s oldest towns, Benicia was established a year before the 1848 Gold Rush, and it has remained a vibrant part of California’s history ever since.

Jessica Paterson

Hear our interview with local state Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.

The southern two-thirds of the KCBX listening area falls within the 805 area code. In fact, some people refer to the portion of the Central Coast simply as “the” 805. There’s even a beer brand that pays homage to it.

This area of California is also a bit disjointed with large areas of open space or agricultural land separating population centers.

A relatively new organization—805 Connect—is working to bring those communities together in an effort to help foster economic growth.

Habitat for Humanity of San Luis Obispo County has been part of the community for nearly 20 years. They construct, rehabilitate and revitalize homes in neighborhoods for very-low to low income communities.

KCBX Reporter Jordan Bell speaks with the CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Julia Ogden, of San Luis Obispo County about how they're expanding their mission.

Tom Wilmer

Join Correspondent Tom Wilmer and PG&E Meteorologist, John Lindsey as they talk about Central Coast weather, and climate change.

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