"Newsmakers" is Santa Barbara's most informative, insightful and entertaining public affairs program.
Award-winning veterans Jerry Roberts and Hap Freund, who host and produce respectively, created the show to provide analysis and commentary about Santa Barbara’s top local stories in two ways:
Our regular reporter’s roundtable (or journalistic mud wrestling, as one panelist calls it) features the people behind the bylines, offering their frank, funny and behind-the-scenes views on the news they produce, day to day and week to week.
We feature premier names in local media and politics, like Nick Welsh, Laura Capps, Kelsey Brugger, Josh Molina, Starshine Roshell, Dale Francisco, Brooke Holland, Tyler Hayden and other, as well as leading student journalists from UCSB and SBCC.
In addition, our one-on-one interviews feature in-depth conversation with Santa Barbara’ foremost decision makers and opinion leaders, from the worlds of politics, health care, environment, research and other public policy areas that define and shape our community.
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