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Real Gauchos

REAL GAUCHOS. 50 1-hr interviews with people who've done cool stuff. Hosted by Paul Rivas on KCSB 91.9 FM in 2011-13. Free on realgauchos.com + iTunes Podcasts.

Mar 14, 2013

Paul Rivas interviews Harvey Schechter on growing up in Brooklyn during the Great Depression, almost dying of rheumatic fever, moving to Santa Barbara at age 18 in 1941, becoming a cowboy and real gaucho, riding a horse to school at Santa Barbara State College, graduating from Santa Barbara College of the University...


Apr 26, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Sofía Novak on having family in Uruguay who are actually gauchos, her decision to come play tennis at UCSB, the academic adjustment from being a straight-A high school student to having a rough first quarter in college, how she studies and manages her time, learning to ask for help at CLAS,...


Apr 19, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Geng Wang on life as a walk-on the UCSB water polo team, the transition from high school to college, studying abroad in China for five months with UCEAP, participating in the 2012 UCSB New Venture Competition, what majoring in business economics will get you if you don't want to go into...


Mar 20, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Michael Young LIVE at the winter 2012 finale of Don Lubach's UCSB course Education 118, The Research University and the Transfer Student Experience, on growing up a regular midwesterner, being groomed by his ruthless mother to pursue higher education, going to college a negro and coming out black,...


Feb 15, 2012

Paul Rivas interviews Ernie Zomalt on growing up in Compton, coming to UCSB on a $125/semester football scholarship, working in the pot room at the dining commons, how "Cactus" Jack Curtice got his nickname, being the only black student at UCSB in 1961, playing against an all-star team in Mexico City, benefiting from...