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Issues & Ideas: A Festival Mozaic preview, WWII crash boat and the Oceano Dunes dilemma


On this week’s Issues & Ideas, one of the Central Coast’s most prominent music festivals starts soon. We chat with Festival Mozaic music director Scott Yoo and new executive director Lloyd Tanner about what to expect this year. 

Also, a historic WWII U.S. Army Air Force rescue boat is open for tours on the Morro Bay waterfront. It's run by the Morro Bay Maritime Museum. We get to know more about the museum's other offerings,  including a deep-sea rescue submarine and a tug boat that was a hero of WWII, when it rescued survivors of an oil tanker sunk by a Japanese submarine four miles off the coast of Cambria. And it’s been the deadliest year on record for Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Area, and for years, local residents have complained the park creates noise and pollution. The string of deaths at the park has brought its use into question, leaving some to ask: who deserves greater access to the beach? To hear these stories and more, click the play button up above.

As director of programming and content, Marisa Waddell coordinates the radio programming on KCBX and KCBX HD2 and leads efforts to develop content on the KCBX website and other digital platforms. She manages the KCBX on-air staff, including the newsroom (of which she is editor-in-chief), music hosts, continuity announcers and on-air volunteers. Marisa also hosts the Thursday night Americana music program The Road Home, and contributes interviews to the weekly KCBX radio magazine Issues and Ideas and to KCBX News.
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.
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