KCSB’s Zoha Malik interviews UCSB Anthropology professor Michael Gurven about his research regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the remote, small-scale Tsimane indigenous group in Bolivia, and how such research could help better understand how to equip such groups with strategies and healthcare in the future.
World Suicide Prevention Day was Sunday, September 1oth. In anticipation of the awareness day, KCSB’s Joyce Chi spoke to leaders from the Santa Barbara Response Network and from HopeNet of Carpinteria, about their upcoming events and the importance of organizations like theirs.
In the Cuyama Valley, Grimmway and Bolthouse Farms have sued landowners for their right to groundwater. As a result, a “Save the Cuyama Basin” movement sprouted up in the valley, and locals are being encouraged to boycott carrots produced by the two farms. KCSB’s Siddarth Chattoraj spoke with Supervisor Das […]
On August 11, 2023, the police force in Marion County, Kansas, raided the Marion County Record on grounds some now consider shaky — even unconstitutional. To explore why this has become central in the discussion of freedom of the press, KCSB’s Zoha Malik speaks to Jim Wagstaffe, an attorney who […]
As Santa Barbara’s Pacific Pride Festival is coming up on August 26, 2023, KCSB’s Joyce Chi spoke with one of the artists, Nicole Sophia performing. Sophia spoke on what it to be playing at Pride as a queer artist, and also performed her upcoming single “Pancakes” live.
Recovering from the pandemic looks different for those suffering from chronic illnesses like long COVID and ME/CFS. Federal data says that as many as 23 million Americans developed long COVID at some point during the pandemic, while 2.5 million Americans live with ME/CFS – but, these are both most likely […]
In a 6-3 decision on June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the half-century old ruling protecting the federal right to abortion. See KCSB’s coverage below. KCSB News · Why A Local Surgeon Is Calling For A Women’s Health Task Force KCSB News · UCSF Study Correlates Abortion […]
Last Weekend, KCSB’s own Aidan Manousos and Ryan Miller travelled to San Bernardino for Hard Summer, an annual dance and electronic music festival put on my Insomniac Events. With excitement and open ears they saw several familiar and unfamiliar artists play throughout the three days of performances. To find out […]
Hundreds gathered outside the Santa Barbara Courthouse on Friday, June 24 to protest the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade. KCSB’s Ashley Rusch takes you through the crowd. Photo Credit: Daniel Huecias Music Credit: Reflectors by Blue Dot Sessions Follow KCSB News on SoundCloud and Twitter to stay updated […]
Happening June 1: “Munger Hall: Student and Public Response Panels.” Organizers say this event, at UCSB’s Campbell Hall, will provide an opportunity for diverse stakeholders to participate in a forum on the controversial proposed University of California Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) Munger Hall student housing project. KCSB’s Jennifer Yoshikoshi spoke with […]
Campus Housing Alternatives to Munger Hall, Please (CHAMP), a new coalition, recently united with several UCSB orgs and others who are concerned about UC Santa Barbara’s plans to build ‘the world’s largest dormitory’ at UCSB. KCSB’s Dick Flacks spoke with UCSB alumna Deb Callahan, who assisted students in organizing a […]
KCSB News brings you Beyond Timely Warnings, a new feature series investigating sexual assault at UC Santa Barbara. In the second episode of Beyond Timely Warnings, KCSB’s Cecilia Aden and Molly Wright unpack the policy surrounding sexual assault at UCSB and its impact on survivors. Our theme music for this […]
Ted Chiang’s “Exhalation: Stories” has been described as a collection “that will make you think, grapple with big questions and feel more human,” and as the “best kind of science fiction.” As the current UCSB Reads selection, the book has been the subject of myriad events on campus for months. […]
The war in Ukraine could stabilize the world’s food supply, as both Ukraine and Russia make up a significant portion of the world’s grain supply. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Matt Stoller of the American Economic Liberties Project about the ramifications of the conflict and US economic policies on food […]
Isla Vista’s unsanctioned annual street party is supposed to happen this weekend. And, locals are making a strong effort to keep the festivities upbeat and local. KCSB’s Jennifer Yoshikoshi speaks with community leaders Spencer Brandt (president of the IVCSD), and Shannon Sweeney and Diana Collins Puente from Associated Students UCSB […]
Interested in audio journalism? KCSB News is searching for student storytellers to join our team this spring quarter!! Learn the fundamentals of radio broadcasting and journalism. KCSB News offers the opportunity to cover local and larger stories in the field, conduct interviews, and produce newsletters and radio spots that are […]
The art, mind, and inspirations of the brilliant painter Vincent Van Gogh are currently on display at Santa Barbara Museum of Art. KCSB News reporter Grace Kish met with Curator Eik Khang to tour the exhibit and discuss the life of Van Gogh, as well as what went into bringing […]
Cityhood for Isla Vista has been a dream for decades. In recent years, IV residents came together to form a local government. This week, IV’s local government – the Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD)- turned five years old. KCSB’s Dick Flacks spoke with Jonathan Abboud, general manager of the […]
KCSB News brings you Beyond Timely Warnings, a new feature series investigating sexual assault at UC Santa Barbara. Sexual assault at UCSB and in Isla Vista is as prevalent today as it has been in the past. In this first episode of Beyond Timely Warnings, KCSB’s Cecilia Aden and Molly […]
KCSB News reporters Crystal Martinez and Jennifer Yoshikoshi speak with local business owners about the impact the pandemic has had on their business. Plus, a conversation with a representative from Isla Vista’s new cannabis dispensary.
In honor of Black History month, The County Board of Supervisors honored 19 Black health care workers, entitled “health care heroes,” for their contributions to the Santa Barbara community. KCSB’s Zuri Wilson speaks with Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt, president of the Santa Maria and Lompoc chapter of the NAACP and one of […]
KCSB News · Inside Santa Barbara’s Northern Branch Jail Santa Barbara County opened its long-awaited Northern Branch Jail in Santa Maria this January, following a long history of litigation and controversy at the county’s 50-year-old Main Jail. But while the new building is marketed at a beacon of hope for […]
On February 18th, UCSB’s Resource Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity held its quarterly Student Art Gallery presenting works centering on this quarter’s theme: “Metamorphosis” and “True Self.” KCSB’s Terrie Jeon speaks with featured artists, the author of this quarter’s theme, and RCSGD’s marketing coordinator.