Name Drop San Diego is a weekly podcast from The San Diego Union-Tribune celebrating people who have shaped San Diego and been shaped by it. Join hosts Abby Hamblin and Kristy Totten each Tuesday as they get to know the people who make San Diego proud.
Marisa Reichardt, author of YA contemporary novel 'A Shot at Normal'
Marisa Reichardt wrote "A Shot at Normal," about a teen who sues her parents for the right to be vaccinated, before the pandemic began, but now the anti-vax conversation is all the more timely.
Makeda 'Dread' Cheatom, founder of the WorldBeat Cultural Center
Makeda "Dread" Cheatom is a San Diego legend. She's the founder of the WorldBeat Cultural Center at Balboa Park. She started one of San Diego's first vegetarian restaurants, The Prophet, in the 1970s. And she's a radio DJ and concert organizer who has spent time with Radiohead, No Doubt, Shaggy, Sublime and more.
Eric Pierson, film studies professor, on what makes movies magical
Eric Pierson is a University of San Diego Communications and Film Studies professor. He's a longtime attendee of the Sundance Film Festival and an expert on portrayal of people of color in film, movie distribution and more.
Dr. Wilma Wooten, public health officer for San Diego County
Dr. Wilma Wooten is in charge of San Diego County's COVID-19 response. If you follow local pandemic news, you've definitely heard her name. In this episode, we get to know the personality behind the public figure, including her favorite reggae, the best advice she's ever received and her post-pandemic travel plans.
Roxana Velásquez, director of the San Diego Museum of Art
Art is about humanity, if you ask Roxana Velásquez, because it teaches us about ourselves and others. In this episode, the director of SDMA talks about her lifelong love of art, her curation philosophy and how she put the Balboa Park museum on an international map.
Surabhi Bhutani can tell you everything you want to know about dieting and COVID-19 smell loss
Dr. Bhutani of San Diego State University studies intermittent fasting, holiday weight gain and more.
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