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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: Marsha Bailey

Talking empowerment with the founder of Women’s Economic Ventures. Read story.

Monday, May 21, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Misty Orman

Living life to the fullest with the cocktail bar owner and child hand model. Read story.

Monday, May 14, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Skip Abed

Talking civic pride and chartering boats with the owner of Santa Barbara Sailing Center. Read story.

Monday, May 7, 2018

The S.B. Questionnaire: Karina Jougla

Talking nonprofits and possibilities with an inspiring young woman. Read story.

Monday, April 30, 2018

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
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