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.
Talking community with the president of the United Way of Santa Barbara County. Read story.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Talking nonprofit success and self-care with the creator of Leadership From Within. Read story.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Talking pictures big and small with The Independent’s longtime photographer. Read story.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Talking relationships and honesty with the owner of Santa Barbara Matchmaking. Read story.
Monday, December 26, 2016
Chatting education with the development director of the Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation. Read story.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Talking art and time with the renaissance man behind the Presidio Neighborhood. Read story.
Monday, December 12, 2016
Saving the world with the founder of LoaTree and LoaCom Read story.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Talking about Mike DeGruy with his widow, Mimi DeGruy, who’s making a film about his love for oceans. Read story.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Talking artistic power with the development director of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Read story.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Talking transgender issues and more with the entertainer and advocate. Read story.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Chatting niceness and apathy with the co-owner of Stagecoach Wine Tours. Read story.
Monday, November 7, 2016
Talking climate change and canning peaches with the CEO of the CEC. Read story.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Chatting Santa Barbara survival and creativity with Ensemble Theatre’s scenic artist. Read story.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Talking video conferencing and resilience with Zoom’s senior accounts executive. Read story.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Talking hope and honesty with the executive director of the Alano Club. Read story.