The Indy is the Santa Barbara Independent’s podcast, hosted by Molly McAnany. On this week’s episode, McAnany and reporter Jennifer Yoshikoshi cover this week’s Taste of Santa Barbara, which runs March 16-22. We sat down with Todd Schulkin, executive director of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, to talk about this week’s events, as well as two local chefs, Pascale Beale and Sally Ruhl, who were both greatly impacted by Julia Child’s legacy. 

Reporter Alexandra Goldberg then launches her two-part series covering the Ukraine-Russia conflict through a local lens. She sits down with U.S. Congressmember Salud Carbajal and Santa Barbara County Supervisor Das Williams to discuss local and national legislation regarding this issue.

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