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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: David Fortson

Saving the world with the founder of LoaTree and LoaCom Read story.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Mimi DeGruy

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

The S.B. Questionnaire: Frederick Janka

Talking artistic power with the development director of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Read story.

Monday, November 21, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Deja Re

Talking transgender issues and more with the entertainer and advocate. Read story.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Tyler Tomblin

Chatting niceness and apathy with the co-owner of Stagecoach Wine Tours. Read story.

Monday, November 7, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Sigrid Wright

Talking climate change and canning peaches with the CEO of the CEC. Read story.

Monday, October 31, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Ingrid Luna

Chatting Santa Barbara survival and creativity with Ensemble Theatre’s scenic artist. Read story.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Noel Cohen

Talking video conferencing and resilience with Zoom’s senior accounts executive. Read story.

Monday, October 17, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Pamme Mickelson

Talking hope and honesty with the executive director of the Alano Club. Read story.

Monday, October 10, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Patsy Hicks

Talking art and inspiration with the Museum of Art’s director of education. Read story.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: David Starkey

Talking writing and publishing with Santa Barbara’s gentle poet and professor. Read story.

Monday, September 26, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Brannan Mason

Talking headphones, generosity, and flakiness with the co-founder of Noble Audio. Read story.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Monica Orozco

Chatting history and change with Old Mission Santa Barbara’s executive director. Read story.

Monday, September 12, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Michal Wiesbrock

Talking shopping and Barbra Streisand with the Arthritis Foundation Central Coast director. Read story.

Monday, September 5, 2016

The S.B. Questionnaire: Kim Davis

Talking personal rebirth and child advocacy with the executive director of CASA. Read story.

Monday, August 29, 2016
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