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The 37th State Assembly District Candidates of Santa Barbara County

16 Oct, 2020


KCSB News covers the candidates. KCSB reporters spoke to Steve Bennett and Charles Cole, running to represent the 37th District in the state Assembly, which covers Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. KCSB’s Kali Acquaah interviews Steve Bennett, a Ventura County supervisor and local educator.   KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio speaks with […]

The 24th Congressional District Candidates of Santa Barbara County

16 Oct, 2020


KCSB News covers the candidates. KCSB reporters spoke to Salud Carbajal and Andy Caldwell, running to represent the 24th District in Congress, which covers Santa Barbara County and portions of Ventura County. KCSB’s Alexandra Goldberg interviews current representative of California’s 24th district – Congressman Salud Carbajal. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks […]

AS-UCSB Virtual Community COVID-19 Response Town Hall Replay

01 Oct, 2020


More than 160 students and community members were in attendance at the AS-UCSB Virtual Community COVID-19 Response Town Hall on Monday. The event was presented by the A.S. UCSB Office of the External Vice President for Local Affairs, UCSB Health & Wellness, the County of Santa Barbara, Joan Hartmann – […]

Voting in Isla Vista During a Pandemic

25 Sep, 2020


The community of Isla Vista is notorious for its long history of political activism, progressive momentum, and high voter turnout among students in the area. KCSB’s Ashley Rusch spoke with Viviana Marsano, Isla Vista Liaison and Senior Advisor to Campus Organizations in the Office of Student Life, about the community’s […]

Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Santa Barbara

25 Sep, 2020


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served on the court for over 27 years as a fierce pioneer of gender equality, was honored on Wednesday in a private service at the court’s Great Hall attended by her family, close friends, and the remaining eight justices. Following the news of […]

COVID-19 Health Protections for Farmworkers in Santa Barbara County

25 Sep, 2020


Santa Barbara County is taking action against the surge of coronavirus among the Central Coast migrant farmworker community with a new health officer order and housing program. KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio spoke to Lucas Zucker, the policy and communications director at the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE), […]

The Implications of Free Speech on College Campuses

25 Sep, 2020


KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Melissa Barthelemy, a University of California Free Speech fellow and Director of the Let There Be Light Initiative, to discuss the implications of speech on college campuses in regards to past controversial public speakers. Reported by Robert Stark for KCSB News.

A Personal Glimpse into Kamala Harris

25 Sep, 2020


Eric and Susana Casher took to the battle ground states during the Obama 2008 and 2012 Campaign. With their family friend, Kamala Harris now on the Democratic ticket for vice president, they continue their great trek on the campaign trail through the unique election we are facing to ensure that […]

The Dangers of QAnon, the Far-Right Conspiracy Theory Making its Way to Congress

25 Sep, 2020


QAnon–the far-rightist conspiracy movement–continues to pervade American and international politics with controversial theories and a seemingly pro-Trump agenda. With the general election approaching, QAnon could have a significant impact on who is elected for president this November, and even who will occupy seats in Congress. KCSB News joins Dr. Kevin […]

Facebook’s Misinformation Efforts Ahead of the Election

25 Sep, 2020


Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election took the form of rampant misinformation and conspiracy theories on Facebook. With the upcoming 2020 election, misinformation on social media platforms remains a pressing issue for both developers and voters. KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio spoke with Erica Woods, a state public policy spokesperson at […]

KCSB News Fall 2020 Orientation

17 Sep, 2020

events / news

Calling all reporters! The KCSB News Fall 2020 Orientation is next week! Whether you are already involved with our news team, or would like to get involved, feel free to attend the two-part orientation. You will learn how to craft your news stories on Monday, September 21st, and be led […]

Working to Close the Digital Divide

13 Aug, 2020


“I’m working very hard to convince my colleagues to use the powers that we have to make sure more kids are connected, they say no child left behind, I say no child left offline.”  With some parts of Santa Barbara County not having access to internet connectivity, state and county […]

The Need for Affordable Housing in Santa Barbara with Chuck Flacks

29 Jul, 2020


“Now’s the time. Let’s take advantage of the fact that there is a great need. And let’s come together as a community and say yes to new development and housing.” A report by the Santa Barbara County Grand Jury details the need for affordable housing in Santa Barbara in order […]

Inside the COVID-19 Outbreak at Lompoc Prison

29 Jul, 2020

central coast / news

COVID-19 Outbreak at Lompoc Federal Prison “He fears that he’s going to die in prison. It’s just painful – it’s painful for the families that are outside, and knowing what they’re going through is just heartbreaking on a daily basis.” Lompoc’s Federal Prison was ground zero in COVID-19 cases in […]

Happy (belated) Birthday Breonna Taylor!

06 Jun, 2020


    Join us in honoring the life of Breonna Taylor, a beautiful light lost to police violence. The 2-hour special will begin with a playlist created by djbeaniebaby dedicated to Breonna and sonically representative of the darkness surrounding police violence and the feeling of despondence and hopelessness of the […]


05 Jun, 2020

current affairs / isla vista / life / news / ucsb

We demand that SB City Council adopt a resolution condemning police brutality and declare racism a public health emergency. Email Mayor Cathy Murillo and city council members. We demand transparency and accountability from the SB Police Department. No more “community conversation” without changes to policy and practices No more internal […]

The Beloved Community of IV COVID Campaign

03 Jun, 2020

blog / health & science / isla vista / news / ucsb

KCSB-FM is supporting The Beloved Community of Isla Vista in their COVID-19 messaging campaign. They are urging community members to take care of themselves and neighbors by wearing masks and observing physical distancing. Among other things, the novel coronavirus messaging campaign will showcase colorful signs around the community with encouraging […]


01 Jun, 2020

blog / life / news / sports

  Below is a list of resources for national and local fundraisers, black-owned businesses in SB that need your support, and generally, resources for the Black community in Santa Barbara. If there are any mistakes/additions please let us know or edit the document directly. >> Here << is the link […]

Environmental Leadership is “Incubating” at UCSB

10 Jun, 2019

news / ucsb

With the country’s first Environmental Studies program and the birthplace of Earth Day, leadership is no stranger here in Santa Barbara. But that doesn’t stop UCSB faculty and students from pursuing innovation in the field. Robert Stark talks to UCSB Professor Simone Pulver about her new environmental leadership incubator class.