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The SLO Symphony's new executive director, The Lighthouse at Point San Luis, In Between, and Wine 4 Paws

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Marisa Waddell chats with the SLO Symphony’s brand-new executive director, Rachel Cementina Sabalboro, about her vision for the orchestra and how it serves the community with its educational programs.

SLO Symphony

Author Kathy Mastako talks with KCBX's Brian Reynolds about her new book about the Point San Luis Lighthouse. It’s a collection of tales—true tales, not tall tales—mainly about the people who lived and worked at the lighthouse during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Lighthouse at Point San Luis

In Between: Stories of Queer and Trans People of Color in SLO County is an eight-part series. In the 6th episode, Erick Gabrieltalks to LGBTQ+ people of color in SLO County about how the community can go beyond safe spaces to create “brave” spaces.

In Between episode 6

 Peace Love & Pets host Robin Colemanspeaks with Sarah Tomasetti, creator of the annual Wine 4 Paws fundraiser, and Judy Aron of Aron Hills Winery. Over 80 wine, cider, and olive oil producers throughout SLO County will donate 10% of sales to Woods Humane Society on the weekend of April 22-23.

Wine 4 Paws

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.
Robin Coleman is the host of the monthly “Peace, Love & Pets” segment on Issues & Ideas. She interviews members of the community who are working to protect animal welfare.
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 and newsroom staff, volunteer program hosts, and contributors. Marisa also hosts the Americana music program The Road Home, (Thurs. 6:30-8:00 p.m.) and contributes interviews and stories to the weekly KCBX radio magazine Issues and Ideas and to KCBX News.
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.
Erick Gabriel is a Los Angeles-based multimedia journalist with an interest in current events, breaking news and popular culture.