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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: Thomas Rollerson

Talking Healing with the founder of The Dream Foundation. Read story.

Monday, April 23, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Robin Gose

Inspiring science with the new head of MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation Read story.

Monday, April 16, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Max Drucker

Chatting empathy and gadgets with the entrepreneur behind Carpe Data and Social Intelligence. Read story.

Monday, April 9, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Kirsten McLaughlin

Talking big bugs and community service with the market vice president for Cox Communications. Read story.

Monday, April 2, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: John Zant

Talking women in sports and coast walking with the veteran sportswriter Read story.

Monday, March 26, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Paul Shields

Talking espresso and the green flash with the owner of Savoy Café and Savoy Wines. Read story.

Monday, March 19, 2018

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
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