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Issues and Ideas

KCBX Central Coast Public Radio

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Issues and Ideas

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KCBX Central Coast Public Radio

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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: Greta Mart with KCBX News , Stephen DeLuque and Crissa Hewitt's Ears On Art , travel correspondent Tom Wilmer's Journeys of Discovery , Brian Reynolds, Marisa Waddell, and others.

Latest Episodes

Issues & Ideas: Cultivating a more diverse EcoFarm

Why aren’t there more people of color and women at agriculture conferences? One organization is actively working to change the demographics of both presenters and attendees—and workshop topics—at what's considered the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West.

14 MIN3 h ago
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Issues & Ideas: Cultivating a more diverse EcoFarm

Issues & Ideas: The SLO County supervisor race and food literacy on the Central Coast

The 2020 California Primary election is underway. In San Luis Obispo County, almost 80 percent of voters do so by mail, and by now, most have received their ballots. Over the next few weeks, KCBX News will be airing interviews with many of the candidates appearing on Central Coast ballots. On this week’s Issues and Ideas, we talk to four candidates running for the San Luis Obispo County board of supervisors.

59 MIN1 w ago
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Issues & Ideas: The SLO County supervisor race and food literacy on the Central Coast

Issues & Ideas: Farmworking family housing in Salinas, SLO YIMBYism and flying trapeze

In this episode of Issues & Ideas, we discuss affordability and housing issues on the Central Coast. Greta Mart speaks with journalist Kate Cimini of the Salinas Californian newspaper and CalMatters about her reporting on Salinas farmworking families . In another segment, we learn more about San Luis Obispo County’s YIMBY movement. YIMBY means 'Yes In My Backyard,' and the grassroots group advocates for creating more affordable housing stock in established city neighborhoods.

59 MIN2 w ago
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Issues & Ideas: Farmworking family housing in Salinas, SLO YIMBYism and flying trapeze

Issues & Ideas: Local response of lran/U.S. tensions, an 'Imperfect Union' and brewing kombucha

On this week’s Issues & Ideas, we talk to members of Cal Poly’s Iranian Student Cultural Organization. Following recently-increased tensions between Iran and the United States, the group is hosting a panel for the San Luis Obispo community, featuring experts on the history of conflict between the two countries.

60 MIN3 w ago
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Issues & Ideas: Local response of lran/U.S. tensions, an 'Imperfect Union' and brewing kombucha

Playing With Food: Fermenting kombucha

Fermented stuff is all the rage these days. One fermented product is popping up all over the Central Coast—not just for sale, but in people’s garages—and that’s kombucha. Playing With Food checked in with both a commercial kombucha brewer and a home brewer to get a taste of what is kombucha.

20 MIN3 w ago
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Playing With Food: Fermenting kombucha

Issues & Ideas: Leadership SLO, the Women's March and financial literacy for high schoolers

On this week’s Issues & Ideas , we get better acquainted with former San Luis Obispo city councilmember Dan Rivoire. He was recently selected to be the new executive director of leadership development for the SLO Chamber of Commerce . He’s tasked with running Leadership SLO, a county-wide program designed to bring participants out of their comfort zones to learn new leadership styles and ways of handling diversity in opinions and people. And the 2020 Women's March will take place on Saturday

58 MINJAN 16
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Issues & Ideas: Leadership SLO, the Women's March and financial literacy for high schoolers

Playing With Food: Holiday Special 2019

This episode is a 'Playing With Food' holiday extravaganza, with three segments featuring foods along the Central Coast. The podcasts for the individual segments of the holiday special can be found below and on the 'Playing With Food' page , including the recipes for latkes and Hanukkah donuts.

58 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Playing With Food: Holiday Special 2019

Playing With Food: A tamale holiday party

In Mexico and for many Mexican-American families, Christmas means tamale time. This little package of meat and mole nestled in cornmeal and wrapped in a corn husk can be found at many a taqueria here in California.

18 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Playing With Food: A tamale holiday party

Playing With Food: The magic of oil at Hanukkah

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. As with every Jewish holiday, symbolic food is prominently featured in the celebrations. Since the observance recalls the miracle of a one-day’s supply of lamp oil lasting a full eight days, oil takes center stage…in the preparation of the holiday treats.

19 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Playing With Food: The magic of oil at Hanukkah

Playing With Food: A Brussels holiday

It’s the holiday season, and what goes with the winter holidays better than Brussels sprouts? So many people hate them, yet they adorn many a holiday table across the country. There is an endless supply of the cute, tiny cabbages here on the Central Coast, and in this episode of "Playing With Food," Father Ian tries to help you fall in love with them or love them even more.

19 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Playing With Food: A Brussels holiday

Latest Episodes

Issues & Ideas: Cultivating a more diverse EcoFarm

Why aren’t there more people of color and women at agriculture conferences? One organization is actively working to change the demographics of both presenters and attendees—and workshop topics—at what's considered the oldest and largest organic farming conference in the West.

14 MIN3 h ago
Comments
Issues & Ideas: Cultivating a more diverse EcoFarm

Issues & Ideas: The SLO County supervisor race and food literacy on the Central Coast

The 2020 California Primary election is underway. In San Luis Obispo County, almost 80 percent of voters do so by mail, and by now, most have received their ballots. Over the next few weeks, KCBX News will be airing interviews with many of the candidates appearing on Central Coast ballots. On this week’s Issues and Ideas, we talk to four candidates running for the San Luis Obispo County board of supervisors.

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Issues & Ideas: The SLO County supervisor race and food literacy on the Central Coast

Issues & Ideas: Farmworking family housing in Salinas, SLO YIMBYism and flying trapeze

In this episode of Issues & Ideas, we discuss affordability and housing issues on the Central Coast. Greta Mart speaks with journalist Kate Cimini of the Salinas Californian newspaper and CalMatters about her reporting on Salinas farmworking families . In another segment, we learn more about San Luis Obispo County’s YIMBY movement. YIMBY means 'Yes In My Backyard,' and the grassroots group advocates for creating more affordable housing stock in established city neighborhoods.

59 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Issues & Ideas: Farmworking family housing in Salinas, SLO YIMBYism and flying trapeze

Issues & Ideas: Local response of lran/U.S. tensions, an 'Imperfect Union' and brewing kombucha

On this week’s Issues & Ideas, we talk to members of Cal Poly’s Iranian Student Cultural Organization. Following recently-increased tensions between Iran and the United States, the group is hosting a panel for the San Luis Obispo community, featuring experts on the history of conflict between the two countries.

60 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Issues & Ideas: Local response of lran/U.S. tensions, an 'Imperfect Union' and brewing kombucha

Playing With Food: Fermenting kombucha

Fermented stuff is all the rage these days. One fermented product is popping up all over the Central Coast—not just for sale, but in people’s garages—and that’s kombucha. Playing With Food checked in with both a commercial kombucha brewer and a home brewer to get a taste of what is kombucha.

20 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Playing With Food: Fermenting kombucha

Issues & Ideas: Leadership SLO, the Women's March and financial literacy for high schoolers

On this week’s Issues & Ideas , we get better acquainted with former San Luis Obispo city councilmember Dan Rivoire. He was recently selected to be the new executive director of leadership development for the SLO Chamber of Commerce . He’s tasked with running Leadership SLO, a county-wide program designed to bring participants out of their comfort zones to learn new leadership styles and ways of handling diversity in opinions and people. And the 2020 Women's March will take place on Saturday

58 MINJAN 16
Comments
Issues & Ideas: Leadership SLO, the Women's March and financial literacy for high schoolers

Playing With Food: Holiday Special 2019

This episode is a 'Playing With Food' holiday extravaganza, with three segments featuring foods along the Central Coast. The podcasts for the individual segments of the holiday special can be found below and on the 'Playing With Food' page , including the recipes for latkes and Hanukkah donuts.

58 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
Playing With Food: Holiday Special 2019

Playing With Food: A tamale holiday party

In Mexico and for many Mexican-American families, Christmas means tamale time. This little package of meat and mole nestled in cornmeal and wrapped in a corn husk can be found at many a taqueria here in California.

18 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
Playing With Food: A tamale holiday party

Playing With Food: The magic of oil at Hanukkah

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights. As with every Jewish holiday, symbolic food is prominently featured in the celebrations. Since the observance recalls the miracle of a one-day’s supply of lamp oil lasting a full eight days, oil takes center stage…in the preparation of the holiday treats.

19 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
Playing With Food: The magic of oil at Hanukkah

Playing With Food: A Brussels holiday

It’s the holiday season, and what goes with the winter holidays better than Brussels sprouts? So many people hate them, yet they adorn many a holiday table across the country. There is an endless supply of the cute, tiny cabbages here on the Central Coast, and in this episode of "Playing With Food," Father Ian tries to help you fall in love with them or love them even more.

19 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
Playing With Food: A Brussels holiday
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