Jonathan Bastian

Jonathan Bastian

Morning Anchor, Santa Barbara

Jonathan Bastian is an award-winning public radio host. Prior to KCRW he worked for Louisville's NPR station (WFPL), and also created and hosted a weekly TV program that aired on PBS stations across six states. He has interviewed numerous influential writers, thinkers and policy makers, including Salman Rushdie, Congressman John Lewis, Jared Diamond, Michael Chabon, Oliver Sacks, Barbara Kingsolver, and many others. His work has aired nationally on NPR's All Things Considered and been published on NPR.org.

Jonathan Bastian on KCRW

A new film, “   By Hand   ,” documents their 218-day journey. It premieres at the    Santa Barbara International Film Festival    this week.

Central Coast brothers paddle from Alaska to Mexico by hand

A new film, “ By Hand ,” documents their 218-day journey. It premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this week.

from KCRW Features

Food and wine writer Matt Kettmann recommends “The Delicacy,” “The Wandering Chef,” “Man in the Field,” and “Born in a Ballroom.”

Santa Barbara Film Festival: Why we eat weird things, 108-course feast, and more

Food and wine writer Matt Kettmann recommends “The Delicacy,” “The Wandering Chef,” “Man in the Field,” and “Born in a Ballroom.”

from KCRW Features

KCRW spoke with Dolores Huerta who was recently awarded the Social Transformation Medal by the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

At 89, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta isn’t slowing down

KCRW spoke with Dolores Huerta who was recently awarded the Social Transformation Medal by the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

from KCRW Features

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Tensions between the US and Iran continue to mount following last week’s U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general. We hear reactions from Iranian Americans living in LA.

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In the first installment of a remarkable two-part interview, the two left-wing public intellectuals meet for the first time to discuss world politics.

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The White House insider who blew the whistle on President Trump remains under federal protection.  But whistle-blowing is a dangerous game.

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In 2008, the subprime mortgage crisis cost hundreds of thousands of American families their homes. A small group of predatory lenders ultimately made billions.

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The House approves two articles of impeachment against President Trump.

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Senators have been sworn in and the trial begins next week.

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