The Indy host Alexandra Goldberg sat down with George Yatchisin, host of the ninth annual “Spirits in the Air: Potent Potable Poetry” reading that went down at The Good Lion bar on April 19. 

All of the poems are about libations, or alcohol. “This event will attest to the multi-faceted ways poets have found inspiration, solace, and yes, sometimes sickness in the bottle. Now in its ninth year, this event makes clear just how fun poetry can be, and we all look forward to getting to celebrate Poetry Month together, with a delicious drink in hand,” Yatchisin said in a press release.

As April is National Poetry Month, Yatchisin joined us on the show to talk about how this event aims to connect the Santa Barbara community with poetry over a glass of wine— maybe a cocktail— or whatever attendees prefer at the no-host bar.

Then, The Indy reporter Chiloé Spelius-Olave spoke with ​​Kathi King about the upcoming 2023 Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. King is the director of climate education and leadership at the Community Environmental Council, and she also coordinates the event which is scheduled for April 29-30 at Alameda Park.

Earth Day originated in Santa Barbara after the 1969 oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel. Now, community members come together to celebrate environmental advocacy in the birthplace of the movement.

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