KCBP Community Radio: Arts of the San Joaquin Valley
By KCBP Radio
Hosted by Linda Scheller and Laura Stokes, this KCBP Community Radio program focuses on various facets of creativity in our community: poetry, authors, dance, theater, creative spaces, venues, music, visual arts, textile, crafters, and much more.
If you have an idea for a future episode or are an artist in the community and would like to be featured, contact us at kcbpradio.org.
KCBP Community Radio: Arts of the San Joaquin ValleyJul 15, 2023
AotSJV Episode 43 Domara Orchestra
Musicians Pierre Noghli, Ninos Dikho, and Sargon Yonan talk about Domara Orchestra and "Joyful World Journey," their December 2, 2023 concert at Gallo Center for the Arts.
AotSVJ Episode 42 Ryan Foy
Ryan Foy talks about his theater career and the programs he oversees as Director of Produced Theatre and Special Programming at Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.
AotSJV Episode 41 The Dragonfly-Art for Life
Barbara Alvarado and Patrick Barr of The Dragonfly-Art for Life talk with co-host Linda Scheller about their downtown Modesto CA art studio and the classes they offer.
AotSJV Episode 40 Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson talks with Linda Scheller about his career in teaching and administration at Modesto Junior College, his work with Gallo Center Arts Education, the founding of Gallo Center Repertory Company and Sankofa Theater, and some of his favorite productions as an actor and director.
AotSJV Episode 39 The State Theater of Modesto
Executive director Gabriela Guerrini and board member Randy Siefkin talk about The State Theater's history, programs, film series, and new projects.
AotSJV Episode 38 Poet Michael Baldwin, Sr.
Michael Baldwin Sr. is a community advocate, paralegal, and the founding director of MBS Consultants. In this episode he shares some of his poetry and talks with co-host Linda Scheller about his work with police departments and community groups, his years of incarceration, and the importance of communication.
AotSJV Episode 37 Tiffanie Heben
Photographer and collage artist Tiffanie Heben talks with co-host Linda Scheller about her artistic endeavors, influences, and discoveries.
AotSJV Episode 36 Lee Herrick, California Poet Laureate
Lee Herrick, California's 10th Poet Laureate, reads some of his poetry and talks with co-host Linda Scheller about his books, writing, and "Our California," his Poet Laureate platform.
AotSJV Episode 35 David Barbaree
David Barbaree talks with Linda Scheller about the fundamentals of acting and directing, theater productions in which he's been involved, and plays he'd like to perform in or direct.
AotSJV Episode 34 Poet Linda Scheller
Linda Scheller reads poems from her book Wind & Children and talks with co-host Laura Stokes about her career as a teacher, her first poetry book Fierce Light, playwriting, book reviewing, music, theater, and her involvement with local arts organizations.
AotSJV Episode 33 Filmmaker Warren Haack
Warren Haack talks with Linda Scheller about filmmaking, sound design, nature, and his travels. This episode was recorded, edited, and enhanced with music and effects by Warren Haack.
AotSJV Episode 32 Harpist Margie Butler
Margie Butler is a harpist, composer, and teacher. She talks with Laura Stokes about performing with the music group Golden Bough and the effect of music in our lives.
AotSVJ Episode 31 Patty Castillo Davis
Patty Castillo Davis talks with Linda Scheller about her lifelong love of music and her career as a singer/songwriter.
AotSJV Episode 30 Poet Stella Beratlis
Modesto Poet Laureate Emeritus Stella Beratlis talks with Linda Scheller about her new book from Sixteen Rivers Press, Dust Bowl Venus, poetry of place that pays homage to Modesto country and gospel musician and songwriter Hazel Houser.
AotSJV Episode 29 Henrietta Sparkman
Award-winning, versatile artist Henrietta Sparkman talks about her creative work, artistic process and insights, and the importance of arts education.
AotSJV Episode 28 Colton Dennis
Colton Dennis, an actor and the executive director of the Merced County Arts Council, talks with host Linda Scheller about the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, theater, and the arts scene in Merced, California.
AotSJV Episode 27 Sarah Jamila Stevenson
Sarah Jamila Stevenson, an artist, instructor, and the award-winning author of young adult novels The Latte Rebellion, Underneath, The Truth Against the World, and the graphic novel Alexis vs. Summer Vacation, talks with host Linda Scheller about writing and community.
AotSJV Episode 26 Richard Rios
Richard Rios, author of Songs From The Barrio, is an artist, poet, playwright, musician, and retired professor of Chicano Studies and English.
AotSJV Episode 25 Anne Martin
Violist Anne Martin, director of Orchestra and Strings at Modesto Junior College, talks about music education, conducting, and the importance of music in our community.
AotSJV Episode 24 Angela Drew
Spoken word poet Angela Drew performs two of her pieces and discusses creativity, expression, and her artistic goals.
AotSJV Episode 23 Kaila D'Sa & MoCon
Artist, musician, and composer Kaila D'Sa talks with program host Linda Scheller about his art and the art space he founded, Modesto Conservatory of Music, Art & and Theater.
AotSJV Episode 22 Meter Maids
Meter Maids is a Modesto writing group celebrating 30 years of poetry and friendship. Founding members Karen Hansis Baker and Tina Arnopole Driskill talk about Meter Maids' three decades of history, creativity, and camaraderie.
AotSJV Episode 21 Author Salvatore Salerno and Painter Barbara Gill
Poet, playwright, and essayist Salvatore Salerno and his wife, the painter Barbara Gill, talk with us about their art and its connection to the natural world.
AotSJV Episode 20 Artist Joel Aguilar
Joel Aguilar is an artist whose murals reflect the history and cultural diversity of Livingston, California, his hometown.
AotSJV Episode 19 Heike Hambley and Merced Shakespearefest
Heike Hambley, founder and artistic director of Merced Shakespearefest, talks about the non-profit theater organization's history, goals, venues, and their 2020 bilingual production of Richard II/Ricardo Segundo.
AotSJV Episode 18 Author Indigo Moor
Indigo Moor, award-winning poet, playwright, teacher, and Sacramento Poet Laureate Emeritus, talks about his upcoming book Everybody's Jonesin' for Something, his play Live! At the Excelsior, and his previously published books In the Room of Thirsts and Hungers, Through the Stonecutter's Window, and Taproot.
AotSJV Episode 17 Author Lillian Vallee
Lillian Vallee talks with us about her book Rivers of Birds, Forests of Tule: Central Valley Nature & Culture in Season.
AotSJV Episode 16 Linda Knoll and the Mistlin Gallery
Linda Knoll talks about the Central California Art Association, the Mistlin Gallery, and some of the classes, exhibits, and events they offer our community.
AotSJV Episode 15 Author and Playwright Ken White
Modesto author and playwright Ken White talks about his books, plays, and community involvement.
AotSJV Episode 14 Jack Souza and Prospect Theater Project
Jack Souza, artistic director and founder of Prospect Theater Project, talks about the history of PTP and its importance in our community..
AotSJV Episode 13 Artist Dave Storm
Dave Storm is a tattoo artist and actor who creates Native American wall sculpture, music, and poetry.
AotSJV Episode 12 3-D Animation Artist Isaiah Banks
In this episode we talk with 3-D animation artist and game developer Isaiah Banks.
AotSJV Episode 11 Painters Jim Abuan and Laura Stokes
Jim Abuan and Laura Stokes talk with us about their art.
AotSJV Episode 10 Central West Ballet
Artistic Director Rene Daveluy, Ballet Mistress Leslie Ann Larson, and Executive Director Karin Reenstierna talk about ballet and the dance programs offered by Central West Ballet, a resident company of the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, California.
AotSJV Episode 9 Choral Music Daniel Afonso and Polly Vasche
Music educators Daniel Afonso and Polly Vasche talk about the importance of choral music and its history in Stanislaus County.
AotSJV Episode 8 Eclectic Women Artists Anne Williams Bailey and Linda Prather
Anne Williams Bailey and Linda Prather, members of the Modesto Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, discuss their visual art and poetry.
AotSJV Episode 7 Photographers David Schroeder & Ashley Rose Tacheira
Linda Scheller interviews photographers David Schroeder and Ashley Rose Tacheira.
AotSVJ Episode 6 Music
This episode with Sandy Graham features local music groups, Brother Spellbinders Band and the Blues Box Bayou Band. Host Sandy Graham speaks with Blues Box Bayou Band member Pete Grimaldi.
AotSVJ Episode 5 Creative Spaces
Linda Scheller interviews ladies from Modesto's Tri-Chromatic Gallery. Sandy Graham talks with the directors of the Shire Community Space.
AotSJV Episode 4 Theater Raquel Ruelas & Traci Sprague
Linda Scheller interviews Raquel Ruelas, Artistic Director of the Murphys Creek Theatre and Traci Sprague from Modesto's Center Stage Conservatory.
AotSJV Episode 3 Authors Petar Magazinovic & Julia Sankey
Linda Scheller interviews authors Petar Magazinovic & Julia Sankey.
AotSJV Episode 2 Village Folk Dancers & Ballet Folklorico Anahuac
Village Dancers Robert Rudholm and Judy Kropp talk about folk dancing in Stanislaus County, CA, and Carlos Gonzalez discusses Ballet Folklorico Anahuac, the Modesto non-profit dance company founded in 2006 by his mother, Liduvina Gonzalez.
AotSJV Episode 1 Poets Gillian Wegener & Tina Curiel Allen
Hosts Linda Scheller and Sandy Graham introduce Arts of the San Joaquin and feature Modesto poets Gillian Wegener and Tina Curiel Allen.