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The Santa Barbara Questionnaire

As head of the film festival for the past decade, Roger Durling encounters many of Santa Barbara's familiar faces every day. In this series of short, insightful interviews, which will run on Independent.com every Monday morning, he introduces us to some of the more interesting people who live and/or work in our fair town, showing off the personal side of newsmakers, politicians, artists, and many other proud Santa Barbarians.

The S.B. Questionnaire: Kathleen Sharp

Talking greed and fun hogs with the bestselling author and investigative journalist Read story.

Monday, January 8, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: David Young

Talking rock stars and jets with the music exec and private aviation pioneer Read story.

Monday, January 1, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Pat Burns

Talking generosity with baseball commissioner and urban farmer Pat Burns. Read story.

Monday, December 25, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Brad Nack

Talking media lies and privileged white males with the artist responsible for the 100% Reindeer Art Show Read story.

Monday, December 4, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Sarah York Rubin

Talking bandwidth and deodorant with the executive director of the S.B. County Office of Arts & Culture Read story.

Monday, November 27, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: John Blondell

Talking directing and procrastination with Westmont’s chair of theater arts Read story.

Monday, November 20, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Carrie Hutchinson

Getting to know the SBCC professor and organizer of Showing Up for Racial Justice Read story.

Originally published 12:00 a.m., November 13, 2017
Updated 2:36 p.m., November 14, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Paul Casey

Talking daughters and West Ham United with Santa Barbara’s city administrator Read story.

Monday, November 6, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Frank Rodriguez

Talking justice and jokesters with the policy and communications associate for CAUSE Read story.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Eric Onnen

Chatting bootstrapping and accountability with the founder of Santa Barbara Airbus Read story.

Monday, October 23, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Kristen Desmond

Talking food and kitties with the owner of Flagstone Pantry Read story.

Monday, October 16, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Lynn Brittner

Talking Georgia O’Keeffe, Margaret Mead, and more with the head of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum Read story.

Monday, October 9, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Amy Isabella Chalker

Talking artisan eats, zero-waste products, and authenticity with the creator of Isabella Gourmet Foods Read story.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: Ivy Vahanian

Talking theater, hubris, and tenacity with cofounder of The Producing Unit Read story.

Monday, September 25, 2017

The S.B. Questionnaire: David Kim

Talking islands, real estate, and parenting with the president of SBAOR Read story.

Monday, September 18, 2017
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