history

 


The Atascadero Printery, a 100-year-old structure that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, stood vacant and vandalized until recently, when the Atascadero Printery Foundation formed through a grassroots movement to reclaim, rehabilitate and repurpose the historic building.

 

Courtesy Visit SLOCal, Shumash Sanctuary, and Michael Pollan

On this week's episode of Issues and Ideas, we talk with author and journalist Michael Pollan about his latest book on psychedelic drugs, and the resurgence of research into how these substances can be used to treat addiction, depression and help us understand consciousness. We'll also hear part two of a recent documentary exploring the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary, with interviews of various stakeholders in the waters off the Central Coast. We'll have more on a California State Parks plan to make significant changes to the Oso Flaco Natural Area and Oceano Dunes SVRA in San Luis Obispo County. And we get a history lesson on San Luis Obispo County's missions and libraries. 

Courtesy of Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library

It’s often said that if we don’t know our history, we don’t know who we are or where we are going. All of us need to know a lot more about local history. In a sense, our history is who we are. Join host Brian Reynolds and local historian Joe Carotenuti in a discussion about historical subjects dear to the hearts of residents on the Central Coast: the missions, the city of San Luis Obispo, public libraries, and more. Join us!

David Middlecamp/San Luis Obispo Tribune

For more than a century, mecury mines were active across San Luis Obispo County. The roughly 150 mines not only drove the county's economy, they helped establish Cambria as a city in the 19th century. They also played a role in America’s history—from the California Gold Rush to World War II. All of the county's mines have long since shuttered, but are still hiding in plain sight.

Broadcast date: 12/13/2018

Looking for something new to do during your holiday break? Have relatives or friends coming into town for the holidays? A new tour organization may have just what you need. Secret SLO is a new local business that connects the community to its culture and heritage through walking tours and by collaborations with artists and nonprofits.

Broadcast date: 3/30/17

Thriving communities preserve and celebrate their shared histories. So, the History Center of San Luis Obispo County has launched a new campaign to remind us all of the importance of this, and invite important conversations about where we came from, who we are, and what we hope to become together.

Take a deep dive into the history of Santa Margarita

Oct 26, 2016

On this week's library segment, take a deep-dive into the history of Santa Margarita. We chat with Cheri Roe, author of Santa Margarita - Images of America.  

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ALSO: ROH-blays or ROH-buhlz: How do you say wine country?

Most people are in agreement that an artist colony on San Luis Obispo County's northern coast is a favorite stop among both locals and tourists. However, when it comes to how the town's name is pronounced, not everyone is on the same page.

A Shady Past

Aug 4, 2014

Broadcast date: 8/4/14

When most Americans look into their ancestries, they don’t want to see a negative side that includes slavery.  In his book, Tomlinson Hill, journalist Chris Tomlinson exposes his family's past, and the problematic history of racial relations in America.

The Age of Radiance

Apr 18, 2014

In his latest book, bestselling author Craig Nelson provides the first full history of the Atomic Age.  He takes his readers through the discovery of the X-ray to the nuclear plant meltdown in Japan.

Proving History

Apr 17, 2014

On this week's IdeaSphere, April 14, 2014:

In his in-depth research into the New Testament, Dr. Richard Carrier addresses the challenges of history as a whole.

Proving History

Apr 11, 2014

In his in-depth research into the New Testament, Dr. Richard Carrier addresses the challenges of history as a whole.