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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.

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 the mentorship of UCSB's minority labor force, starting his 30-year career in higher education as Assistant Dean of Students, enjoying his mandatory ROTC experience, serving in the Army during the Vietnam era, and the role of athletics at research universities; and Leslie Zomalt on studying in France on the very first UC Education Abroad Program in 1962, taking regular university courses with real French students, being in Berlin for Kennedy's "Berliner" speech, how coming home is the hardest part, her life of internationalism, contributing to the Gilman International Scholarship effort that made the UCSB EAP #1 in the nation for Fall/Year 2011-12 programs, celebrating the 50th anniversary of UCEAP this year, and why more Americans don't study abroad despite the fantastic benefits thereof.