Issues & Ideas Issues and Ideas is a show that features a wide variety of voices sharing their thoughts and perspectives about local people, issues and events on the Central Coast. You might hear a policy maker discussing new regulation, an artist sharing his creative process, an entrepreneur exploring sustainable business practices, or an author talking about her latest book.Regular contributors and segments include: travel correspondent Tom Wilmer's Journeys of Discovery, Father Ian Delinger's Playing With Food, Santa Barbara correspondent Beth Thornton, Brian Reynolds, Dr. Consuelo Meux, and others.
Issues & Ideas

Issues & Ideas

From KCBX

Issues and Ideas is a show that features a wide variety of voices sharing their thoughts and perspectives about local people, issues and events on the Central Coast. You might hear a policy maker discussing new regulation, an artist sharing his creative process, an entrepreneur exploring sustainable business practices, or an author talking about her latest book.Regular contributors and segments include: travel correspondent Tom Wilmer's Journeys of Discovery, Father Ian Delinger's Playing With Food, Santa Barbara correspondent Beth Thornton, Brian Reynolds, Dr. Consuelo Meux, and others.

Most Recent Episodes

Animals In Need Fund, journalist Ivor Davis, a second generation business owner, and cooki...

On this edition of Issues & Ideas, you'll hear from journalist Ivor Davis, who was a witness to pivotal moments in Southern California and U.S. history while reporting for the London Daily Express. On the Nonprofit Story, host Dr. Consuelo Muex speaks with Eric Ream, the Executive Director of Animals in Need Fund. The SLO Chamber's Jim Dantona has a conversation with FrameWorks' Ali Jensen about being the second generation owner of a business, in this edition of Working Lunch. And finally, Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, recalls the miracle of a one-day's supply of lamp oil lasting a full eight days, and Fr. Ian learns how oil takes center stage in the preparation of the holiday treats on this episode of Playing With Food.

Animals In Need Fund, journalist Ivor Davis, a second generation business owner, and cooki...

Munger Hall, the Grape Nut, Once Upon a Tyme, and Stepladder Ranch

UC Santa Barbara is proposing to build a "megadorm" that would house 4,500 students. Get some tips on which wines to serve with your Thanksgiving meal as the Grape Nut, Betsey Nash, continues her conversation with local sommelier Jenna Congdon. Cambria clock shop owner offers insights about timepieces old and new. On "Playing with Food," Father Ian visits Stepladder Ranch and Creamery near Cambria to show you how every aspect of the life of their goat herd is part of making a high-quality cheese.

Agenda Breakdown, the Grape Nut, and Orchestra Novo

Agenda Breakdown host Kim Bisheff explains how the local redistricting process works, and highlights the ways residents can get involved. Also, Betsey Nash, the "Grape Nut" sat down with local sommelier Jenna Congdon to learn some useful wine terms. Orchestra Novo's Artistic Director Michael Nowak, and musician Inga Swearingen talk to Ben Purper about the upcoming November 20th performance.

Memories of Vietnam as a Seabee, collaborative workspaces, and singer songwriter Sierra Hull.

Morro Bay resident U.S. retired Navy Commander Kenneth Vogel talks about his three tours of duty in Vietnam as a Seabee. Also, the owner of the Backlots, Dane Hodgson, and Cal Poly CIE's John Townsend, talk about collaborative workspaces. Finally, Sierra Hull, an American bluegrass singer-songwriter, talks about life and music.

Memories of Vietnam as a Seabee, collaborative workspaces, and singer songwriter Sierra Hull.

"Vaccines and Bayonets", SLO's new mayor, and the SLO Food Bank

KCBX contributor Tom Wilmer visits with Santa Barbara author Bee Bloeser. Her new book is Vaccines & Bayonets: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror, and the Cold War. The SLO Chamber's Executive Director Jim Dantona, speaks with Erica A. Stewart, San Luis Obispo's new mayor. On the Nonprofit Story, host Dr. Consuelo Meux focuses on the SLO Food Bank, in a conversation with Executive Director Garret Olson.

The local wine grape harvest, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters on her relationship with the NAACP.

The local wine grape harvest, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters on her relationship with the NAACP.

The local wine grape harvest, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters on her relationship with the NAACP.

Author Dorothea Deley's new book helps 'pet parents' navigate the issues surrounding euthanasia

Pet parents often feel conflicted when it's time to make a decision about ending their pet's life. Dorothea Deley hopes her book "How to Say Goodbye to Your Dear Dog: 10 questions to help you decide when it's time to euthanize" will offer guidance.

Author Dorothea Deley's new book helps 'pet parents' navigate the issues surrounding euthanasia

Issues & Ideas: Saying Goodbye to Your Dear Dog, and preparing pomegranates

In this edition of "Beyond the Furrows", our series covering farmworkers on the Central Coast, we'll introduce you to Maria. She's been on an 18 year quest for US citizenship. "Dangerous Air" is a collaborative investigation, and answers the question: How much wildfire smoke have we been breathing and what are the health risks? You'll learn about new legislation requiring grocery stores and food distributors to donate unused edible food instead of wasting it. Author Dorothea Deley talks about her book "Saying Good-bye to Your Dear Dog". And finally, Father Ian learns to pick and prepare fresh pomegranates in Playing With Food.

Issues & Ideas: Saying Goodbye to Your Dear Dog, and preparing pomegranates

Issues & Ideas: a multi-city suicide prevention summit and a student start-up

On this week's episode of "Beyond the Furrows", KCBX's Francisco Martinez introduces you to a farmworker who has spent much of her life giving back- to her kids, and to her community. In our new feature "Agenda Breakdown" Kim Bisheff explains the process used when a city's mayor steps down. Also, from student reporters at UC Santa Barbara, you'll learn about ways to coexist with the wildlife which is increasingly showing up in urban areas. In the "Nonprofit Story", Jill Bolster-White of Transitions Mental Health Association talks about helping others with mental health struggles. And finally, on "Working Lunch" you'll meet Walt Lafky, co-founder of the successful Cal Poly student start-up Harvestly.

Issues & Ideas: a multi-city suicide prevention summit and a student start-up

Playing With Food: Off the grid

Lowering one's carbon footprint takes commitment and determination. When it comes to food, we can reduce our meat consumption, eliminate food waste and consume less, in general. But committing to cooking off the grid? That is Aaron Gomez's commitment to saving the planet one meal at a time.