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

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.

from The 805

Officials are ending the rescue effort after a devastating fire broke out on a boat off the coast of Santa Barbara.

What we know about the Santa Cruz Island boat fire

Officials are ending the rescue effort after a devastating fire broke out on a boat off the coast of Santa Barbara.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Hope Refuge helps underage sex trafficking survivors transition to a new life of freedom.

A bucolic new rehab center for local child sex trafficking victims

Hope Refuge helps underage sex trafficking survivors transition to a new life of freedom.

from The 805

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