Author T.C. Boyle on “The Relive Box and Other Stories”
Santa Barbara author T.C. Boyle explores how technology affects our lives in his short story The Relive Box . In Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women the authors have translated and transcribed taped oral histories from early California settler women as tell their often forgotten stories. Hollywood screenwriter Billy Ray talks about his work writing political stump speeches. And Santa Barbara is the hometown of some world-famous foods.
Pacific Standard magazine suddenly shuts down
Pacific Standard employees took to social media to express their shock and anxieties over the magazine’s abrupt end. As fears of deportation grow among undocumented immigrants, complaints about fraudulent immigration lawyers are also on the rise. The city of San Luis Obispo may take a bold stand against public art that honors individuals over ideas. And a new hashtag spreads awareness that women often pay more than men for identical products.
Amid fire season, power outages could threaten Diablo Canyon
The last standing nuclear power plant in California may face safety issues if there's an electrical power outage during wildfire season. A new Sea Center exhibit at Stearns Wharf looks at efforts to revive the endangered wild abalone. And the Ensemble exhibit at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art highlights the intersection of sound and art.
Life on Ventura County’s biggest little farm
A couple’s regenerative farming practices in Moorpark inspires the popular documentary “The Biggest Little Farm.” Santa Barbara’s Old Spanish Days’ tradition of selling decorated eggs on the sidewalk is under scrutiny for its environmental footprint. A new report suggests ideas for addressing lower State Street’s high vacancy rate. And Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams may see a challenger within his own party in 2020.
Blooms to Buds: A legacy flower farm turns to cannabis cultivation
The youngest of a 15-generation family farm in Carpinteria leaves the family history of growing fruit and flowers to embrace the “green rush” of cannabis cultivation. After six deaths this year at the Oceano Dunes Vehicular Recreation Area - and some unhappy neighboring residents - the Coastal Commission is taking a hard look at California’s last public beach open that allows vehicles. And saxophonist Ted Nash from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra plays his musical interpretations of some famous paintings at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.