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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 of California in 1947, quitting school during wartime to work on a rubber farm in Salinas, struggling as a 4-F during World War II, changing his grad school plans to chase a girl, his 41-year career with the Anti-Defamation League, going to Dodger camp at age 70, getting old but staying sharp, and the importance of giving back.

Real Gauchos is Thursdays 8am on KCSB 91.9 FM in Santa Barbara and kcsb.org.