Karen Pelland has a story about a Santa Barbara County non-profit that helps women get out of and recover from domestic violence.
Marisa Waddell talks with the director of the Central Coast Writer's Conference and a literary agent about the world of publishing and writing in the digital age,
and Leslie Westbrook takes us on a tour of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone -- a longtime haven for artists that is being gentrified, and transforming into a hip place to hang out, drink wine and beer, and listen to music.
Marisa Waddell has had a life-long love affair with public radio. Her mom tells her that she was listening to Chicago's WFMT in the womb. As a child she listened to KPFK and KCRW in Los Angeles and then KCBX from about the 6th grade on. Marisa began as a volunteer classical music host and weekend announcer on KCBX at age 19, while studying broadcasting at Cuesta Community College. She worked at commercial station KKUS in San Luis Obispo and then received her bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications and Film from San Diego State University. While in San Diego Marisa was the weekday afternoon classical music announcer at KPBS FM. On her return to San Luis Obispo in 1990, she became the classical music director at KCBX . She also produced, wrote, edited and hosted a local issues radio magazine, "Audio Excursions," and contributed news stories to the statewide news program, "The California Report."