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Issues & Ideas: Save the San Marcos Foothills, the SFO airport galleries, and a daikon cover crop.


On today’s show, we’ll hear the story of a large area of Santa Barbara open space that will remain undeveloped, as "Save the San Marcos Foothills" has reached its goal to purchase the 101 acre site, west of hwy 154. San Francisco International Airport has an impressive showcase of the arts in galleries throughout the airport. Local author Corinne Ardoin shares her quest for publication- and for a better understanding of her relationship with her heritage. And finally, daikon is growing just outside of San Luis Obispo as a cover crop for a vineyard and Playing With Food's Father Ian checks it out.

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.
Brian Reynolds is a contributor to Issues & Ideas, a weekly show that brings listeners a wide variety of perspectives on KCBX. Brian was born in Visalia, CA, and spent many years in the Central Valley before leaving for college at UC Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UCB, and two Master’s degrees (UCLA and CSU Chico…Library Science and Public Administration). He lived abroad for two years in Spanish-speaking countries (Spain and Nicaragua) and is fluent in Spanish. He spent his career as a public librarian, serving as a Library Director for over 30 years. He retired from the Director position at the SLO County Library in 2013.