Journalist Josh Molina explores the future of our rapidly changing community with the people driving the conversation.
Randy Rowse has done it all in Santa Barbara. He served on the City Council for 9 years. At the same time he owned the iconic Paradise Cafe in downtown Santa Barbara. Now, after a brief stint in retirement, Randy Rowse is running for mayor, taking on incumbent Cathy Murillo. In this podcast, Rowse opens up about hazard pay for grocery store workers, State Street, housing, bikes, homeless, councilwoman Meagan Harmon, and the future of the city.
Graham Farrar opened the first retail cannabis dispensary in Santa Barbara and is now looking to expand with licenses in Isla Vista and Santa House. In this podcast, he talks about the controversial cannabis industry, his efforts to educate people about the plant's benefits, and his rise from Santa Barbara Middle School student to one of the biggest cannabis players in the industry.
Schwartz, longtime Santa Barbara Planning Commissioner, talks about what's wrong with Santa Barbara, and her plan to fix it.
Journalist Josh Molina explains the story behind the story after covering the Riven Rock parking/hiking drama in Montecito. Molina spent a Saturday talking to homeowners, hikers and law enforcement to tell the story of how parking along the street has sparked a controversy in Montecito. In this podcast, Molina talks about the journalism, including the reporting and photography, and pulls back the curtain on the process and experience of creating a story.
'Being True to Yourself and Following Your Dreams, Not Everyone Else's Dreams. Not the Peanut Gallery' Dreams, That's a Big Thing."
JOSH interviews Dr. Mario Garcia
Hannah-Beth Jackson talks career, equal pay for women legislation, COVID-19 vaccines, Gov. Gavin Newsom recall effort, 'insurrection' and the 2021 Santa Barbara mayor's race
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Santa Barbara High School Principal Elise Simmons
Santa Barbara Planning Commissioner Gabe Escobedo
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Radius Commercial Real Estate Co-Founder Steve Golis talks how student housing has been hit hard by COVID-19, but is surviving. He also talks about some ballot measures, including how rent control would hurt the industry.
Thomas Tighe, President and CEO of Direct Relief, talks about his organization's response during COVID-19, his thoughts on the Lompoc prison outbreak, and Direct Relief's other big mission: supporting midwifery and helping to prevent the unnecessary deaths of mothers and children during labor.