Journalist Josh Molina explores the future of our rapidly changing community with the people driving the conversation.
Check out this great video Robin Elander, executive director of Downtown Santa Barbara, has helped revitalize the organization and transformed it into an influential business, political and advocacy organization. In this podcast, Elander talks about the future of State Street, outdoor dining, parklets, and how businesses are responding to the re-opening of the economy. Thanks for watching the 64th episode of Santa Barbara Talks with Josh Molina
In a move that shakes up the Santa Barbara City Council District 4 election, Barrett Reed has announced that he is running for City Council. Reed, a real estate investor, said he plans to be strong on homelessness and revitalize State Street. Reed said he will bring leadership to the City Council. He grew up in Santa Barbara and wants to make the city a great place to live for his kids and family. Support these podcasts at www.patreon.com/joshmolina Instagram: Motownjosh
Das Williams grew up poor in Isla Vista, dropped out of high school, lived in his RV for six months while attending Santa Barbara City College. Williams served seven years on the Santa Barbara City Council, six years in the California State Assembly, and now is in his fifth year as a member of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors. In this podcast, Williams also talks about his critics, his view on why his lost the Coastal Commission appointment, and how he handles adversity.
Former Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Gordon Auchincloss talks creating a navigation center to help Santa Barbara County's homeless. He's working with a broad array of organizations and individuals to address the chronically homeless population in Santa Barbara County. The goal is to find land that provides housing, support services and care to help solve the problem. Don't miss this podcast where Auchincloss talks creative solutions to Santa Barbara's homeless challenges.
Meagan Harmon is Santa Barbara's rising political star. But beyond the acumen and advocacy, the 34-year-old Lompoc-born millennial is also one of the county's most intriguing personalities. She's a mom of a three-year-old and balances life as an attorney snf Santa Barbara City Council member. In this podcast, she talks about being a young woman in politics, battling misogyny and ageism. Harmon also opens up about her miscarriages in 2020, and how she has coped with that experience.
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
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Santa Barbara High School Principal Elise Simmons
Santa Barbara Planning Commissioner Gabe Escobedo
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Santa Barbara Talks with Josh Molina provides a unique platform for people in the world of business, housing and education to talk candidly about the community's challenges and the solutions. Journalist Josh Molina creates dynamic conversations with the influential people who help make the community special. Your support helps Josh expand and grow his podcasts to a larger audience and create an audio history of this incredible community.