Issues & Ideas: Nipomo Mesa air pollution, tiny libraries and serving in Vietnam during Woodstock

Sep 17, 2019

On this week’s Issues & Ideas: 50 years ago, during the Woodstock music festival, Central Coast resident Jim Mills was serving in Vietnam. He shares memories of how he and the other troops stationed there stayed connected through music to their lives at home. Also, we have a discussion with local poet and founder of the Poetic Justice Project, Deborah Tobola, about teaching the arts to incarcerated people. We spend time with San Luis Obispo Tribune reporter Moncia Vaughn, discussing her work exploring the health impacts of air pollution on the Nipomo Mesa. And we get to know an artist who has teamed up with the Santa Barbara County Office of  Arts & Culture and the city's public library to make books available for free along State Street. Take one or leave one, his tiny libraries are meant to inspire a love of reading.