Issues & Ideas: Pomegranates, a murder mystery, and a hip-hop orchestra

Oct 28, 2019

On this week’s Issues & Ideas, we get a tour of a former military facility off the coastal highway in Big Sur. It's been off-limits to the public until now, and it’s full of Cold War secrets. Also, we get to know JooWan Kim, the composer and pianist behind an avant-garde hip-hop orchestra from Oakland called Mik Nawooj.

At UCSB this week, the group will showcase their seven-piece chamber orchestra, rap, and dancing ensemble that challenges contemporary ideas of classical music. We also speak with local author Jack Cameron about the writing process and his new Central Coast mystery novel, The Storm Drain Murder. And Father Ian goes hunting for pomegranates and some of the best recipes that highlight the fruit.