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Light, movement, art: the creations of Moholy-Nagy

Posted August 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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The Santa Barbara Museum of Art always keeps people wondering, ‘what will go up on the walls next?’
Right now, adjacent to a room full of paintings by Degas and Monet, is a bit less conventional exhibit. László Moholy-Nagy (1895 – 1946) is known for integrating technology and industry into the arts. He also founded the New Bauhaus School of Design in Chicago, a descendant of the influential German Bauhaus design school. …

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Meet at the market: who’s in charge, here?

Posted July 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market.
This week, we went straight to the source and met up with Sam Edelman, general manager of the SBCFM itself. He’s been working at the market since he was 17 years old and just needed some gas money. Now, almost 20 years later, he’s …

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A hike through fracked wilderness

Posted July 28, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
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This month, the first state-wide Environmental Impact Review on fracking was published. The report spans over 2,500 pages and will be used to guide future proposals to frack anywhere in California. It focuses on three specific proposals at oil and gas fields. One of which is in the Sespe Wilderness, just a short drive from Santa Barbara.

Goodenough Road gets you to from downtown Fillmore to …

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Justice for the oil spill

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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As visible signs of the oil spill along Refugio State Beach become harder to see, the work of politicians and legal counsels continue. Only days after the spill, Santa Barbara County’s District Attorney Joyce Dudley confirmed her office was investigating Plains All American Pipeline, the company responsible for the spill. Her department has teamed up with both state and federal officials to review potential criminal …

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Mixer: California gun-control program firing blanks

Posted July 24, 2015 by , and | 0 Comments | ]
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Gun sales in California continue to rise.
According to the Attorney General’s office, there were close to a million guns sold last year.
An increase of close to 100 percent since 2010.
And of all the people who applied for a background check in 2014, fewer than 9,000 were denied. Less than one percent.
In a report released last week by California’s state auditor, a program to recover …

Food, Santa Barbara »

Meet at the market: drink it raw

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market.
This week, she stopped to talk with Nathan Glazebrook of Organic Pastures, one of two certified Grade A raw milk dairies in California. She learned why the raw movement is really a move back, and which whole fats aren’t as prone to grow your love handles.

“It’s not about quantity …

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An easy place to do business: sex trafficking in Santa Barbara

Posted July 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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A report released to the public this week sheds light on a disturbing trade in Santa Barbara County: domestic sex trafficking.
According to study, 45 separate child survivors were confirmed between 2012 and 2014 (43 of which were living in the county), along with 80 suspected child survivors and 461 children considered “highly vulnerable” to the trade.
To compile the report, funded by the Santa Barbara Foundation, researchers Kary O’Brien and Kyli …

Environment, Issues, News, Santa Barbara, Summer »

Last closed beach reopens in SB oil spill zone

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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When a corroded pipe operated by Plains All-American burst on May 19th, a river of crude flowed into a creek that empties into the ocean at Refugio State Beach, a popular camping spot north of Santa Barbara.
Today, Refugio reopens – marking a significant milestone in the long-running cleanup process, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, which is overseeing the effort.
Officials …

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Meet at the market: on the fly

Posted July 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market.
This week, she followed Scarlett Begonia chef Avery Hardin around the market as he let the day’s produce inspire his Tuesday “On the Fly” menu.

Here’s the scoop. The restaurant offers 3 courses (plus a craft cocktail) every Tuesday for $35. Avery might have some inkling in his …

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Breaking the fourth wall: alt. theater in alt. spaces

Posted July 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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For a small city, Santa Barbara holds a lot of venues. On most days, you can catch a flick at one of a dozen movie houses, watch a ballet or symphony at a historic theater or head inside a tasting room for an art show. But, despite the proximity to art spaces, artists are hard at work unearthing new spots to perform. It’s a factor of both …

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Meet at the market: cukes for sale

Posted July 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market.
This week, the different colors, shapes and sizes of cucumbers caught her eye, and led her on a cuke-tasting tour.

Persian cucumbers are very similar to English cucumbers. They are typically small, with a mild flavor and thin skins, making them great for salads or to scoop up …

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Movie musicals under the stars: free summer series returns to the sunken garden

Posted July 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Free movie musicals begin playing this weekend, under the stars at the Santa Barbara Courthouse’s sunken garden. This is the 6th year UCSB Arts and Lectures has collaborated with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission to present the movie series. Roman Baratiak programs the event, and stopped by KCRW’s studio to give us this season’s rundown.

Here are some of Roman’s tips:

Come early and save your spot. Many people get there as early as …

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Meet at the market: picked at peak

Posted July 1, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market.
This week, the peak produce at Burkdoll Farm piqued our interest. They sell stone fruits, and grow many varieties you’ve probably never heard of. Katie spoke with Daniel Burkdoll about the history of his father’s Visalia farm and how to make that perfect, mouthwatering purchase.

David’s tips for stone …

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Behind the brochure: a chat with UCSB Arts and Lectures’ master booker

Posted June 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Get your sticky notes and calendar ready. The brochure announcing UCSB Arts and Lectures’ 2015-16 season is out. But, for those with a fixed budget and an already stocked schedule, hitting them all is an impossible feat. To help navigate the season, KCRW’s Larry Perel spoke with A&L’s executive director Celesta Billeci about how she lands these performers, and her top musical picks.
Trust us, it was hard …

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The Santa Barbara shake that shaped a city

Posted June 29, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Ninety years ago (a Monday, just like today), Santa Barbara shook. At 6:44am in 1925, a 6.8 earthquake centered in the Santa Barbara Channel rocked the city, killing 13 people and all but leveling most of the downtown area. Historic parts of the city sustained serious damage, including buildings like the courthouse, churches and schools.
The destruction was severe, but, in a time when communication and …

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Meet at the market: beneath the husk

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market.
This week, she met up with Jesse Gruenberg from Lane Farms. The Lane family has been farming the Santa Barbara and Goleta area since 1868. Jesse helped plant the corn that is now hitting their market stand, and shares a special thing to look out for …

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Music in movies honored at inaugural film series

Posted June 23, 2015 by | 2 Comments | ]
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As word came in that film composer James Horner had died in a plane crash, a film series celebrating musical scores came to an end at the Granada Theater. The inaugural series remembers the late Elmer Bernstein, a Santa Barbara resident who composed music for films like To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Songwriter and film composer Paul Williams curated this year’s …

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Meet at the market: school’s out, but lunch is not

Posted June 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market.
This week, she met up with Misha Karbelnig, the development manager at the Santa Barbara County Food Bank. She and her team kicked off their fifth annual Picnic in the Park program this week. Just because school is out, she says, doesn’t mean kids …

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As Solstice counts down, crunch time revs up

Posted June 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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It’s coming.
In two days, sci-fi inspired floats and performers will parade down State Street for thousands to see.
For the past two months, the Community Art Workshop, on the corner of Garden and Ortega Street, has been the dedicated spot for creation and construction. Now, it’s crunch time. KCRW’s Kathryn Barnes threw on her closed toed shoes and took a peek at the hustle.

Apart from the months …

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Meet at the market: let it rain!

Posted June 12, 2015 by | 0 Comments | ]
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Each week we meet up with Katie Hershfelt of Cultivate Events as she chats with farmers, chefs and shoppers at the Santa Barbara Farmers’ Market.
This week, she couldn’t contain her excitement about the weather. On Tuesday, downtown Santa Barbara embraced over a half inch of rain. It was nowhere near enough to stock Lake Cachuma or end the drought, but it was cause for celebration among water-deprived farmers.

Rain revelry:

Robert “BD” Dautch …

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