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

Kids’ free summer food programs are seeing low attendance following fears of increased ICE raids.

Kids avoid free summer meal programs fearing ICE raids

Kids’ free summer food programs are seeing low attendance following fears of increased ICE raids.

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Santa Barbara County uses a state grant to boost programs aimed to keep minors out of prison.

A state grant expands juvenile probation programs

Santa Barbara County uses a state grant to boost programs aimed to keep minors out of prison.

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County Supervisor, Das Williams, discusses cannabis permits in Santa Barbara County. Scientists look to explain the spike in gray whale deaths.

County Supervisor responds to criticism over expanding cannabis farms

County Supervisor, Das Williams, discusses cannabis permits in Santa Barbara County. Scientists look to explain the spike in gray whale deaths.

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