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

Dozens of large colorful portraits are currently hanging along the sidewalk of Linden Avenue in Carpinteria.   They were captured by photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke, and are part…

Portraits of migrants line Linden Ave. in Carpinteria

Dozens of large colorful portraits are currently hanging along the sidewalk of Linden Avenue in Carpinteria.  They were captured by photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke, and are part…

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KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian visited Barkan’s home in Santa Barbara.

In Santa Barbara, Ady Barkan turns a fatal disease into political action

KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian visited Barkan’s home in Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara is having a vigil tonight for the 34 people who died in the Conception diving boat fire. We look at the history of diving in the area.

The history of diving around the Channel Islands

Santa Barbara is having a vigil tonight for the 34 people who died in the Conception diving boat fire. We look at the history of diving in the area.

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