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Issues & Ideas: Japanese American internment, deadly U.S. military helicopters and media literacy


On this episode of Issues & Ideas, we revisit how the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II affected the Central Coast, in a conversation with local historian Jim Gregory. We also speak to the director of a documentary looking at the long history of negligence and institutional failings around what's called the deadliest aircraft in the U.S. military. Father Ian Delinger joins KCBX Morning Edition host Rachel Duchak in her Los Osos garden, where homegrown, carefully attended, and seasonally selected plants fuel Rachel's passion for gardening. And new contributor Beth Thornton brings us to a Santa Barbara community media center that's including media literacy activities at its camps and youth programs. 

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
Beth Thornton is a freelance reporter for KCBX, and a contributor to Issues & Ideas. She was a 2021 Data Fellow with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.
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