KCSB News and Sports · In Conversation with Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt: Making Health Education Accessible and Building Trust Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt’s long career advancing civil rights, which included serving as the first African-American female chief investigator of the Public Defender’s Office in California, has given her name a great deal of notoriety. […]
KCSB News and Sports · In Conversation with Frank Rodriguez: Empowering Latinx and Migrant Communities in Santa Barbara Frank Rodriguez is a policy advocate with CAUSE (the Central Coast Alliance United for A Sustainable Economy). He’s worked to advocate for marginalized communities in Santa Barbara — promoting education and sustainable […]
KCSB News and Sports · In Conversation with Dr. Jason Prystowsky: Health Care Disparities in the Emergency Room Health care disparities for communities of color were made ever more apparent in emergency rooms during the pandemic. Dr. Jason Prystowsky, a featured panelist in KCSB News’ upcoming webinar event, shares his […]
KCSB News and Sports · In Conversation with Dr. Lillie Williamson: Racial Health Disparities and Medical Mistrust Dr. Lillie Williamson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison studies the ways in which racial experiences and health communication create and perpetuate racial health disparities. Ahead of KCSB News’ upcoming panel on issues of […]
KCSB News and Sports · In Conversation with Dr. Do-Reynoso: COVID Disparities, Medical Mistrust, and Vaccine Hesitancy Santa Barbara Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso has been a leading player in keeping the community informed and wary of the coronavirus throughout the past year. In a recent interview with KCSB […]
On the May 13th edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on 91.9 KCSB-FM, we welcome Stephen Snyder, who reads When They Call You a Terrorist, Chapter 11: “Black Lives Matter.” Steve S. is Merchandising Manager at the Isla Vista Food Cooperative. He also hosts KCSB-FM’s long-running weekly music program “Joyful Cosmos” on Mondays from 6-8pm […]
KCSB News and Sports · Dozens Gather in Solidarity for Juana Flores, Goleta Grandmother Who Was Deported Two Years Ago Dozens of people gathered outside Santa Barbara City Hall on Saturday, April 3rd to show support for Juana Flores – a 57-year old grandmother of 18 who has been separated […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
KCSB News and Sports · How LA Activists Are Making Unoccupied Housing Accessible to Houseless Families Independent journalist Zoie Matthew has been chronicling for months the struggle by(mostly)homeless single mothers with children to gain access to nearly 200 houses in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles. The houses have […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
KCSB News and Sports · Fighting for Equality & Protection in the Online World MediaJustice is fighting to bring equality and protection to marginalized groups in the online world. KCSB’s Alexandra Goldberg has the story.
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 […]
KCSB News and Sports · Santa Barbara County's Community Action Plan to Address Homelessness On February 23, the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors held a meeting to discuss Phase II of the Community Action Plan to Address Homelessness. KCSB’s Jennifer Yoshikoshi has more on the story.
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 […]
KCSB News and Sports · Speaking with Former KCSB News Director Daniel Alvarenga 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 […]
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 […]
KCSB News and Sports · A Former FBI Assistant Special Agent In Charge on Crimes Against Children For law enforcement officers, involvement in violent crimes against children has been regarded as the most dangerous and difficult cases in the field. KCSB’s Yulene Teagle spoke to a former FBI Assistant Special […]