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Issues & Ideas: Old vine wines, Lives Well Lived, and Slow Money SLO.

On this edition of Issues & Ideas we'll explore an important aspect of some farmworker's lives- Labor Contractors. Betsey Nash, KCBX’s Grape Nut, takes you along on her search for her wine tasting roots, and in the process learns about old vine zinfandel. You’ll hear from Sky Bergman, a local award-winning filmmaker whose documentary film "Lives Well Lived: Celebrating the Secrets, Wit, and Wisdom of Age” has just started airing on PBS. And finally, you'll learn about Slow Money SLO; a nonprofit that supports the sustainable growth of small food and farm businesses.

Carol started as a newsroom volunteer at KCBX in the summer of 2017, inspired by her daughter's internship with KCBX News. She joined the KCBX staff in January, 2018. Carol started her radio career at Cal Poly’s KCPR, then moved on to become the director of programming and a morning host at KKUS (US98). Her voice was heard on advertisements and on KSBY TV for many years as well.
Francisco Martinez joined KCBX in January 2021 as a substitute staff announcer, then became a regular midday host, occasional reporter, and host of Citizen Sound — the alternative music show each Sunday night at 11:00 on KCBX. Francisco left KCBX to move back to the Bay Area in January 2022.