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Issues & Ideas: Neil Collins, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Festival Mozaic's 50th

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On this episode of Issues & Ideas, we hear from local winemaker Neil Collins, named 2019 “Person of the Year” by the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. Collins visits the KCBX studio to talk about his background, changes he’s seen in the local industry and a coming new certification for products produced by regenerative operations. 

Also, travel correspondent Tom Wilmer talks to Carmel-by-the-Sea city council member and business owner Carrie Theis, about what sets the Monterey County beach town apart from other cities; from unusual ordinances to a colorful history. Finally, we’ll learn about the 50th anniversary season of a local institution, Festival Mozaic. Artistic director Scott Yoo and executive director Lloyd Tanner chat with Marisa Waddell about how they’ll celebrate with concerts, dinners and other events all over San Luis Obispo County.

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As director of programming and content, Marisa Waddell coordinates the radio programming on KCBX and KCBX HD2 and leads efforts to develop content on digital media. 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. She manages the KCBX on-air staff, including the newsroom, music hosts, continuity announcers and on-air volunteers.
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.