Saturday, December 4, 2010

Big Wave with Jenny and Johnny

Aired on The California Report magazine on Friday December 3, 2010.

Um, I got to sit on the tour bus with Jenny Lewis (of Rilo Kiley) and Jonathan Rice (both smart, sweet, approachable) and talk to them about their song "Big Wave."  And then Jonathan talked about the interview on stage that night.  And then I got paid for it.  Lucky, lucky me.

The Future of Small Town California, Part II: Boonville and the Anderson Valley

Aired on KQED Public Radio's The California Report magazine on Friday, December 3, 2010.

For outsiders, Mendocino County's Boonville used to be a "blink-and-you-miss-it" spot along Highway 128. Through the years it's been home to sheep ranchers, apple farmers and marijuana growers. But recently, Pinot Noir grapes have put Boonville and the Anderson Valley on the map -- and that has some residents worried. 

If you please, listen to the story, then look at the pretty photo slide show and read the reporter's notebook!  

Friday, December 3, 2010

Micro-micro businesses...right in my neighborhood

Here's a podcast I did on the food marketplace in Bernal Heights (311 Cortland) for the small business website AllBusiness: