Issues & Ideas: Local response of lran/U.S. tensions, an 'Imperfect Union' and brewing kombucha

Jan 29, 2020

On this week’s Issues & Ideas, we talk to members of Cal Poly’s Iranian Student Cultural Organization. Following recently-increased tensions between Iran and the United States, the group is hosting a panel for the San Luis Obispo community, featuring experts on the history of conflict between the two countries. 

We speak to a host of NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep, about his new book, Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War. Father Ian Delinger shows us how kombucha is made on the Central Coast. And Los Osos poet Bob Kamm shares a poem to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.