Jonathan Bastian

Jonathan Bastian

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.

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Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, talks about his new book “Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport.”

Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, talks about his life lessons in new book

Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, talks about his new book “Some Stories: Lessons from the Edge of Business and Sport.”

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Santa Barbara homeless will received more wrap-around services, but may also face tougher rules on city park behavior.

City of Santa Barbara considers crackdown on city park behavior

Santa Barbara homeless will received more wrap-around services, but may also face tougher rules on city park behavior.

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Plains All American and DCOR face court decisions for business in the Santa Barbara Channel. A new program at UCSB hopes to encourage more students to study the humanities.

Two oil companies face court decisions for operations in the Santa Barbara Channel

Plains All American and DCOR face court decisions for business in the Santa Barbara Channel. A new program at UCSB hopes to encourage more students to study the humanities.

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