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Sustainably produced wine, enjoying the aromas of wine, tales from Big Jim Williams, In Between, and visiting Ireland

Benjamin Purpertalks with a winemaker whose family has been helping the Paso Robles wine industry move toward sustainability — not just for the vines, but for the community as a whole.12 miles west of downtown Paso Robles is a hilly vineyard and winery called Tablas Creek, owned by proprietor Jason Haas.

In the Vines.mp3

Betsey Nash, the Grape Nut, spoke with Glenna Thompson of Symbiosis Wines. Last week we shared her journey to become a winemaker in Paso Robles, and today we’ll explore the art— or science–- of enjoying the aromas of wine.

The Grape Nut.mp3

Longtime radio journalist and Goleta resident ‘Big’ Jim Williams will turn 91 this year. He’s a local radio icon in Santa Barbara, with decades of broadcasting under his belt. KCBXs Christina McDermott shares her recent conversation with Williams.

Big Jim Williams.mp3

Through in-depth feature reporting, reporter Erick Gabrielshares stories and experiences from queer and trans people of color in San Luis Obispo County. The series explores the systemic barriers they face in education, healthcare, the workplace and more — and also how they’re making change and building community.

In Between.mp3

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland's Executive Vice President, met with correspondent Tom Wilmer to share memorable destinations round the Emerald Isle., including the historic city of Cork to the film locations for Game of Thrones and Star Wars.

Ireland Tourism.mp3

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.