Photographer Henry Diltz

January 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

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His photographs are legendary, his spirit completely self-effacing and down to earth. To paraphrase Stephen Stills, Henry Diltz is a joy to know. This profile of Henry aired on KQED and KPCC public radio.

Tales From The Tavern

November 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

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 A way-cool venue, top-notch performers, and an appreciative audience are all part of the magic that is Tales From The Tavern. Ron and Carole Ann Colone, pictured above, are the minds behind this very special concert series. This story aired on KQED’s The California Report.

The Keiki Paddle

October 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Take one hundred or so kids.  Add paddleboards, support boats, and thirteen miles of California coastline, and you’ve got the Keiki Paddle. The paddle is an amazing, life-affirming event that takes place each summer off the coast of Santa Barbara.  This story aired on KQED’s The California Report.

Profile of a Native American Winemaker

October 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Tara Gomez always knew she wanted to work with wine. A degree in enology, followed by apprenticeships at wineries in California, France, and Spain eventually led her back home, to California’s Santa Ynez valley. Today Tara, a member of the Santa Ynez band of the Chumash, crafts fine wines for the tribe’s Kita label, using grapes grown on tribal land.  This piece aired on KQED. Salud!

The Grandparent Portrait Show

July 18, 2013 § Leave a comment

Charcoal portraits, photographs, collage, sculpture: an amazing art exhibit, created by teens, inspired by grandparents and significant elders. This story, which captures the emotion of opening night, aired on KQED’s The California Report.

Hidden Gem: Shields Date Garden

September 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

 
When KQED’s The California Report put out a call for stories about California’s “hidden gems”- quirky, little-known roadside attractions- I jumped on the chance to do this story about Shields Date Garden.

Listen:  Shields Date Garden

 

It Keeps Me In Line: Brenda’s Story

May 21, 2012 § 1 Comment

Drugs, drink and depression had caused Brenda’s life to spiral out of control. At the age of forty-seven she became homeless, and spent the next two and a half years living on the streets and in various shelters. Brenda was four months into her stay at WillBridge Santa Barbara- a supportive housing program that helps the homeless transition from life on the street back to society- when we first met. Over the next six months, she shared her story with me.

It Keeps Me In Line: Brenda’s Story was presented on May 18, 2012 at The Certificate in Documentary Arts Final Project Ceremony at the Nasher Museum at Duke University.

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