Grab breakfast and coffee and join us for this month’s Good Morning SLO program. To preserve some community connection in this time of being apart, you’ll have the chance to interact with speakers by asking your most pressing questions. Zoom invite will be sent upon registration.
Thank you to this month’s featured sponsor:
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
The space industry is predicted to increase from $350 billion to $2.7 trillion annually over the next three decades and generate high-paying jobs in engineering, software, advanced manufacturing and other STEM fields. Ryan Dunn, CEO of Mantis Composites will share some of the assets, challenges and opportunities for the Central Coast to become an even larger leader in the industry.
FROM THE TIKI ROOM TO THE BIG SCREEN
Longtime Central Coast resident Merrell Fankhauser has been making music at the forefront of the surf and psychedelic rock scene for decades. His song Lila was featured in Best Picture nominated film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and he will join us to share more about his long musical history and what working on the song was like.
IT’S A VALUE THING
Our economy has historically been defined by goods and services, but there is a growing sector that is built on personal experience. What does that look like and how will it change how we relate to brands and businesses? We invited Dr. Andrew Lacanienta, Assistant Professor at Cal Poly to share more about this next level in consumerism.
PROJECT HOMEKEY AT HOME
As the result of lots of collaboration and government funding, a Motel 6 in north county was converted to shelter some of the most vulnerable in our community. ECHO Paso Robles Homeless Services Director Jeff Al-mashat will share some of the wins they’ve seen since opening and next steps to continue down a path of solutions.
MAKING PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE OBSOLETE
China’s 2017 ban on waste imports revealed the ugly failings of our recycling system, resulting in a catastrophic e-waste problem in the U.S. Kyle Wiens, iFixit CEO, will share how farmers, mechanics and technicians have allied and found success fighting for the best waste diversion strategy yet, our right to repair.
THE VIRUS IS RACISM
Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020-2021 brought a sharp increase in the long-existing hate and violence against the Asian-American Pacific Islander community. Speaker, author and songwriter Mia Shin will share some of the work being done to increase awareness, build support and create a space of belonging for the AAPI community in SLO County.