Mendocino Talking

Dave Smith: Hal Zina Bennett interview now available…

 

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From Dave

My Mendocino Talking interview with Hal Zina Bennett, Local Author and Creative Writing Coach, is now available in this week’s Anderson Valley Advertiser.

For subscribers to The AVA online, available here.

Also available on the Mendocino Talking website, here.
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Interviews with Herb Ruhs and Will Siegel just posted to Mendocino Talking…

 
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Will Siegel photohere
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Interviews with Lee Howard and Jim Houle just posted to Mendocino Talking…

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here
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Interviews with Thomas Brower and Tom Liden just posted to Mendocino Talking…

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…at Mendocino Talking here
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Mendocino Talking Interviews with Steve Baird at The AVA and Mark Scaramella at Mendocino Talking…

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Steve Baird

Steve has been many things to many people over the years living and working in and around Ukiah. As a musician, he plays Upright and Electric Bass, Trombone, Trumpet, and other brass, and has played for many years with local favorite Will Siegel and Friends band. He is also a familiar face as maitre d’ of Ukiah’s popular and beloved Oco Time Restaurant in downtown Ukiah. 

Interview at TheAVA.com
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Mark Scaramella

Mark is the Managing Editor of the Anderson Valley Advertiser. Mark’s personal history is already available at the website Lives and Times of Anderson Valley Folks (https://avalleylife.wordpress.com/category/list-of-interviews/mark-scaramella/). I was interested in how the weekly AVA was put together, but more importantly, Mark’s take on Mendocino County politics and government…

Now available at Mendocino Talking

Todd Walton Interview Posted on Mendocino Talking; Mark Scaramella on TheAVA…

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Todd Walton

(Todd’s life and work are certainly well known by Anderson Valley Advertiser readers through his weekly columns. He’s a prolific author, singer, musician (piano, guitar, drums), performer, teacher, and artist who makes some of his creative output — books, cds, paintings, notecards — available on his fascinating website underthetablebooks.com. He lives in Mendocino with his wife, Marcia Sloane, also a musician. 

I asked Todd about his creative process… -DS)

Full Interview at Mendocino Talking here
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Mark Scaramella

(Mark Scaramella is the Managing Editor of the Anderson Valley Advertiser. Mark’s personal history is already available at the website Lives and Times of Anderson Valley Folks (https://avalleylife.wordpress.com/category/list-of-interviews/mark-scaramella/). I was interested in how the weekly AVA was put together, but more importantly, Mark’s take on Mendocino County politics and government… — DS)

Full Interview at The AVA here
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Spencer Brewer Just Posted on Mendocino Talking — Todd Walton Posted on TheAVA…

Spencer Brewer PhotoSpencer Brewer is a composer, pianist, performer, and impresario… founder of Ukiah’s Concerts In The Park. His website is spencerbrewer.com. A few years after Spencer and his wife Esther got together in 1977, they both drew up a list of 20 things they each wanted to accomplish in their lives. Spencer has crossed off 19 of his. There is one more left to do…

Available at Mendocino Talking here
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Todd Walton’s life and work are certainly well known by Anderson Valley Advertiser readers through his weekly columns. He’s a prolific author, singer, musician (piano, guitar, drums), performer, teacher, and artist who makes some of his creative output — books, cds, paintings, notecards — available on his fascinating website underthetablebooks.com. He lives in Mendocino with his wife, Marcia Sloane, also a musician. 

I asked Todd about his creative process…

Available at TheAVA here
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Mendocino Talking: Pinky Kushner and Spencer Brewer Interviews just posted…

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 Pinky was born and raised in St. Louis, spent time as a child living in Cuba, received her degree in comparative literature and her PhD in neuroscience. She is a leader in the San Francisco Sierra Club and has been involved in various environmental projects here in Ukiah.

Pinky Kushner at Mendocino Talking here
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Spencer Brewer Photo

Spencer Brewer is a composer, pianist, performer, and impresario… founder of Ukiah’s Concerts In The Park. His website is spencerbrewer.com. A few years after Spencer and his wife Esther got together in 1977, they both drew up a list of 20 things they each wanted to accomplish in their lives. Spencer has crossed off 19 of his. There is one more left to do…

Spencer Brewer at the AVA here
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Claude Lewenz of MendoVito interview now posted at Mendocino Talking…

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(Claude Lewenz proposes to build a self-contained “VillageTown” of 5,000 to 10,000 people to be located in McDowell Valley, Southeast of Hopland on 423 acres. 

The purpose of my interview was not to learn more about the project — which was well-presented at the recent forum in Hopland, and in his book How To Build a Village, and on the website MendoVito.com — but rather to find out who he is. He says that he is not a “developer” looking to make a profit, but rather a “social entrepreneur” defined on the website as “individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems.”

On the website… “A VillageTown is a set of organizational principles designed to enable people and communities to regain control over their own economies and lives. It is used to design and build a self-created, self-funded, self-governing settlement, an archetypal country town that is made of villages, and that does not use a developer. Car-free within its urban core, its people work within walking distance of home… Based on common sense, not utopian ideals, it is what happens when timeless “patterns” proven to work are integrated with the best potential of new technology. Environmentally, socially and culturally, it focuses on balancing life to be sustainable, so present generations leave the earth and its people in better condition than what they inherited from those who came before.”

Here is Claude’s personal story…)
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