UltraGaucho Linda Jean Hall is the author of Three Rivers Crossed, a memoir written to honor the memory of her son and the members of her childhood community in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She has received a Bachelor's degree and two Masters' degrees from UCSB, and is a current recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship at the University of [...]
Poetry Month continues! Emma Trelles is the author of Tropicalia, winner of the 2010 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize, published by the University of Notre Dame Press. She is also the author of the chapbook Little Spells, a recommended read by the Valparaiso Poetry Review and the Montserrat Review. And now she's on Writers' Cafe! Interviewed by [...]
Poetry Month continues! Michelle Detorie is an award-winning poet who is all about discovering new ways to play with words, including erasure poems and her ongoing project, The Poetry Booth. Interviewed by Writers' Cafe co-hosts Chryss Yost and Amy Boutell. This show originally aired at noon on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Discover more of Michelle [...]
Happy Poetry Month! Writers' Cafe is excited to be back on KCSB, and host Chryss Yost has news about April's poetry events and her own new book, Mouth & Fruit, published by the sparkling new publisher in town, Gunpowder Press. Interviewed by Writers' Cafe co-host Amy Boutell. This show originally aired at noon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The [...]
BELLA VITA movie poster (Image Courtesy Fresh and Clean Media) Early in the ten-day run of this year's 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), KCSB DJ and External Music Director Bennett Piscitelli met with renowned surfing documentary filmmaker Jason Baffa (director of Single Fin Yellow and One California Day ), to discuss [...]
On Friday, January 31st, the cast and crew of the music-oriented independent film Mount Joy, joined "Mr. Supersonico" Bennett Piscitelli, co-producer/-host of "Future Daze," for a live in-studio interview. MOUNT JOY crew/cast in-studio at KCSB (L-R): Mark Sparrough, Katie Hyde, Brandon Lee Harris, M. Angelo Mena, Jack Lewars, Taylor Choyce - [...]
The Freak Power Ticket Interview: MATT ZOLLER SEITZ & the WES ANDERSON COLLECTION Connection – Podcast NOW ONLINE!
Critic MATT ZOLLER SEITZ + "The Freak Power Ticket" host TED COE - click to ENLARGE On Saturday, February 22nd, Ted Coe, producer/host of “The Freak Power Ticket," conducted a lengthy interview with writer, critic, and filmmaker Matt Zoller Seitz. Author of the best-selling new release The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams Books, [...]
CHRIS NEWFIELD Interview PODCAST: On Tonight’s UCSB Screening of AT BERKELEY Doc + the Future of Higher Education
Later tonight, Tuesday, March 11th, 6pm at the UCSB Pollock Theater, the Carsey-Wolf Center presents a free screening of Frederick Wiseman's At Berkeley, a 2013 documentary that explores life at the flagship (and oldest) campus in the University of California system. UC Berkeley is widely recognized as "one of the finest research and teaching [...]
Ishmael Beah again writes about his country, Sierra Leone, this time in a post-war fictional account. He spoke with Elizabeth Robinson about the impact of war and the necessity of rebuilding communities in the direst of circumstances. He will be speaking at UCSB on March 10, an Arts and Lectures even. Ishmael Beah NoAlibis 030514
MATT ZOLLER SEITZ Interview: On Criticism & Roger Ebert – The Freak Power Ticket’s RADIO EBERTFEST Podcast Now Online!
On Monday February 24th, Ted Coe, producer/host of “The Freak Power Ticket," aired part one of a lengthy interview with author, critic, and filmmaker Matt Zoller Seitz. Matt Zoller Seitz (Photo Credit: Dave Bunting Jr.) - CLICK TO ENLARGE Author of the best-selling new release The Wes Anderson Collection (Abrams Books, 2013), Matt [...]