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Asian American Pacific Islander Solidarity in Santa Barbara

06 Apr, 2021

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KCSB News and Sports · Asian American Pacific Islander Solidarity in Santa Barbara Nearly 300 Santa Barbara residents gathered in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander community on Saturday, March 27 to mourn the lives lost in the March 16 Atlanta shooting and spike in anti-Asian violence since the […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 6 with Diana Collins Puente

01 Apr, 2021

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On the April 1st edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM, we welcome Diana Collins Puente, Director of Community Affairs, Student Development and Leadership for UCSB’s Associated Students. Diana reads from When They Call You a Terrorist, Chapter 7: “All The Bones We Could Find.” Every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 PM PT, “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB is […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 5 with Diana Escamilla

18 Mar, 2021

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On the March 18th edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM, we welcome Diana Escamilla, a 3rd year Psychological & Brain Sciences Major at UCSB with an English Minor. Diana is also a member of KCSB-FM’s Executive Committee in her capacity as our Promotions Coordinator. Diana will be completing When They […]

Hannah-Beth Jackson on the Importance of Equal Rights Legislation & Activism

KCSB News and Sports · Hannah-Beth Jackson on the Importance of Equal Rights Legislation & Activism President Biden honored International Women’s Day by announcing changes to the way sexual violence on colleges campuses will be handled, vowing to dismantle Trump-era policies that afforded more protections to students accused of sexual […]

FUND DRIVE FEATURE: Sports Journalism Career Talk with Oskar Garcia

07 Mar, 2021

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KCSB News and Sports · Sports Journalism Career Talk with Oskar Garcia KCSB News spoke to several KCSB alums in honor of this year’s Fund Drive, including former sports director and general manager Oskar Garcia. Garcia, who is now a Sports Editor at the New York Times, joined us on […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 4 with Whitney Ater

04 Mar, 2021

blog / ucsb

On the fourth edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM (Thursday, March 4th), we welcome Whitney Ater, Financial Analyst in the Phelps Administrative Support Center and a Committee Chairperson for the UCSB Professional Women’s Association (PWA). Whitney is reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, […]

Board of Supervisors Balance of Power at Stake in Redistricting

03 Mar, 2021

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Board of Supervisors Balance of Power at Stake in Redistricting New independent commission is beset by partisan wrangling By Melinda Burns Santa Barbara County’s first-ever independent redistricting commission has begun its work with the kind of partisan conflict and maneuvering that the voters had hoped to avoid when they approved […]

The San Marcos Foothills Protest

KCSB News and Sports · The San Marcos Foothills Protest On Thursday, February 25, eight people were arrested during a protest against the development of high end luxury homes on the West Mesa of the San Marcos Foothills. The Santa Barbara Independent reported that of the eight arrested, four were […]

LA Unified School District Getting Ready to Reopen

03 Mar, 2021

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KCSB News and Sports · LA Unified School District Getting Ready to Reopen Schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District are finally shifting to fully reopening their doors to thousands of students. KCSB’s Pricila Flores has more on the story.

Undocumented Residents and Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

02 Mar, 2021

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KCSB News and Sports · Undocumented Residents and Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine Lopez says that COVID vaccine sites often ask for at least one source of identification, like social security numbers, which undocumented populations might not possccess. SBC Public Health Director Dr. Van Do Reynoso responded by detailing how […]

FUND DRIVE FEATURE: KCSB News The Year In COVID

24 Feb, 2021

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KCSB News and Sports · KCSB News The Year In COVID It’s been almost one year since the UC Santa Barbara campus transitioned to virtual learning and the state issued the first pandemic-related stay-at-home order. KCSB News reporters have covering COVID-19 and its impacts on students and the greater Santa […]

The Controversial Legacy of Rush Limbaugh

24 Feb, 2021

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KCSB News and Sports · The Controversial Legacy of Rush Limbaugh Rush Limbaugh, controversial conservative radio giant, has died at age 70 from stage four lung cancer. Limbaugh was famous for pioneering a new age of conservative radio – one that steers far from traditional journalistic values of fairness and […]

Santa Barbara’s Downtown for the Future

23 Feb, 2021

central coast / news

The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Architecture Institute with the support of the City has put forth a vision for Downtown Santa Barbara that addresses the housing shortage, popularity of denser mix use development, and post pandemic economic trends. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Noozhawk’s Joshua Molina about these […]

KCSB News: Upcoming Daniel Alvarenga Interview

19 Feb, 2021

fund drive / news

In honor of this year’s Fund Drive, we’re celebrating all aspects of the station – including those hard at work at KCSB News keeping the community informed about COVID-19. KCSB News Directors Ashley Rusch and Aubrey Valerio sit down with journalist Daniel Alvarenga, former KCSB news director and program director, […]

Making STEM More Accessible to Black & Latinx Students

16 Feb, 2021

current affairs / news / ucsb

With the majority of developers in the STEM field being white males, much of the resulting code tends towards serving white males and under-serving communities of color. KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio spoke with Dr. Sharon Tettegah, the director of the Center for Black Studies Research at UCSB, about the different programs […]

Biden Admin Halts Federal Leasing of California Land. What Does this Mean for Santa Barbara?

Under the Trump administration, the Bureau of Land Management opened up 1.2 million acres California land for oil and gas leasing. The new Biden administration, however, halted federal leasing until further assessment is done. KCSB’s Kathryn Foster sits down with Rebecca August, Director of Advocacy at Los Padres ForestWatch, to […]