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Talking Islam in S.B. and How to Make a Story out of a Wreck

Poodle Radio, May 18, 2010


On this week’s Poodle Radio, Colin Marshall is first joined by Indy senior editor Matt Kettmann and Nabil Alshurafa, president of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara. Kettmann’s cover story in this week’s issue of the paper examines the history and mission of the Islamic Society, one of California’s oldest Muslim organizations and one dedicated to creating a space for community as well as for reasonable, non-sensationalized information about Islam.

Then, columnist Starshine Roshell visits the KCSB studio to read her new piece on her love and hatred of motorcycles, which was prompted by her father’s injurious history with the machines and its culmination in yet another bone-crunching crash. She also discusses the universal human truths at the core of her best columns about particular stories, the way sudden compelling ideas displace those she’s already working on and the effects of the public identity her writing has given her.

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On this week’s Poodle Radio, Colin Marshall is first joined by Indy senior editor Matt Kettman and Nabil Alshurafa, president of the Islamic Society of Santa Barbara.

Poodle Radio music producer Aly Comingore provides tracks this week from Warren Hood, Future Islands, the Hosannas, Landon Pigg, and Pearly Gate Music. They’ll all be playing live shows in Santa Barbara soon. You can tune into Poodle Radio live every Tuesday morning from 8-9 a.m. on KCSB, 91.9 FM in Santa Barbara or on KCSB’s webcast at KCSB.org.

Questions, comments or suggestions to do with Poodle Radio? Don’t hesitate to send them to colin@independent.com.

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