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California budget crisis?

California budget crisis?

Christopher Newfield, UCSB professor and author of The Unmaking of the Public University discusses the realities of the budget crisis and the assault on public education with No Alibis co-hosts Avery Gordon and Elizabeth Robinson on June 24,2009. No Alibis airs on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. PDT on KCSB fm, 91.9 in Santa Barbara.

Essayist and novelist Alain de Botton on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

Essayist and novelist Alain de Botton on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Alain de Botton, author of fiction, nonfiction, journalism and the various hybrids of the three that constitute his very own genre. His new book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work, an exploration of and meditation on different sorts of work all around the world from painting to biscuit [...]

Vinyl historian Travis Elborough on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

Vinyl historian Travis Elborough on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to journalist Travis Elborough about the venerable long-playing vinyl album. Elborough's new book, The Vinyl Countdown: The Album from LP to iPod and Back Again, traces the format from its 1948 inception through the "hi-fi" craze, the groundbreaking uses of the medium by iconic groups [...]

43Folders’ Merlin Mann on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

43Folders’ Merlin Mann on The Marketplace of Ideas this Thursday

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to writer, speaker, blogger and student of the creative mind Merlin Mann. In 2004, Mann founded 43Folders, a blog and community focused on tips, tricks, tools and techniques designed to improve one's own productivity and organizational skills. In late 2008, he took the site in a brand [...]

Novelist and Screenwriter Jon Raymond on The Marketplace of Ideas

Novelist and Screenwriter Jon Raymond on The Marketplace of Ideas

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to novelist, screenwriter and Plazm magazine editor Jon Raymond author of the new Pacific Northwest-themed short story collection Livability as well as the novel The Half-Life. With filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, Raymond has also adapted two of Livability's stories into critically-acclaimed [...]

Critic and Literary Podcast Pioneer Edward Champion on The Marketplace of Ideas Today

Critic and Literary Podcast Pioneer Edward Champion on The Marketplace of Ideas Today

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Edward Champion, who's not only a book critic but the man behind two popular internet culture ventures, the blog Reluctant Habits and the interview podcast The Bat Segundo Show. An early adopter of podcasting technology, Champion has been conversing a sprawling variety of cultural [...]

Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani on The Marketplace of Ideas

Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani on The Marketplace of Ideas

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, director of the critically-acclaimed films Man Push Cart, Chop Shop and the new Goodbye Solo, the tale of a Senegalese Winston-Salem cab driver and his uncommonly taciturn, self-destructive Southern passenger. Roger Ebert has called Bahrani [...]

Jesusita: San Marcos Pass Re-Opening

EFFECTIVE AT 6:00 PM – HWY 154 WILL OPEN ENTIRELY FOR NORMAL TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AT 6:00PM. ALL MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED TO BE AWARE OF FIRE EQUIPMENT OPERATING ON HWY 154 (SAN MARCOS PASS). THERE WILL BE AN ESPECIALLY HIGH VOLUME OF SLOW-MOVING FIRE EQUIPMENT DURING THE EARLY MORNING COMMUTE HOURS. PLEASE EXPECT LONG DELAYS ON HWY 154. THE [...]

Electro-acoustic musician Ethan Rose on The Marketplace of Ideas

Electro-acoustic musician Ethan Rose on The Marketplace of Ideas

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Portland-based electro-acoustic musician and old technology enthusiast Ethan Rose. Rose's newest album, Oaks, is assembled entirely from sounds recorded on a vintage 1920s Wurlitzer organ he stumbled upon at the skating rink of Portland's historic, iconic Oaks Park. During the [...]

ZBS Foundation president Thomas Lopez on The Marketplace of Ideas

ZBS Foundation president Thomas Lopez on The Marketplace of Ideas

This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to Thomas Lopez, audio drama producer and president of the ZBS Foundation. Since the early 1970s, Lopez has penned and produced hundreds of hours of radio fiction with ZBS' trademark lush sound, wise insight and oddball humor, creating such iconic characters as the bumbling yet [...]

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