Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the first series of bills, expanding involuntary mental health treatment; a decision putting civil and moral commitments at odds while dividing mental health advocates. KCSB’s Ginger Thomas learns more.
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently vetoed a bill that would have provided free condoms to all public high school students, causing a storm in a state with a history in sex education controversy. KCSB’s Lauren Chiou has the story.
UCSB Professor Emeritus Mark Juergensmeyer studies conflicts and conflict resolution situations around the world, with a focus on those that involve religion. He’s spent time in Gaza and the West bank. KCSB’s Robert Stark spoke with Juergensmeyer, who opened the conversation by explaining his perspective on these global events.
On Saturday, October 7th, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill banning 4 common food additives, forcing major companies to modify their recipes and challenging the FDA’s authority. KCSB’s Lily Ulrich has the story.
On Saturday, October 7th, Hamas launched attacks in Israel. Two days later, UCSB’s Jewish community and their allies held a vigil to honor the victims of the attacks. KCSB’s Joyce Chi recaps the vigil and speaks to Ephraim Shalunov, an Associated Students Senator and one of the event’s organizers.
On October 9th, the Writers Guild of America officially ratified their agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after one of the longest labor disputes in Hollywood’s recent history. KCSB’s Zoha Malik spoke with WGA member and vice chair of the Middle Eastern Writers Committee Mano Agapion […]
The site of a shopping mall in downtown Santa Barbara could transform into a large residential community. The City Council has voted to bulldoze Paseo Nuevo to make room for hundreds of housing units. KCSB’s Robert Stark spoke with Noozhawk reporter Josh Molina, who also hosts the “Santa Barbara Talks” […]
UCSB theater group Naked Shakes headed to Verona, Italy, this past August to perform “The Death of Kings,” a combination of Shakespeare’s eight historical bards, at the Verona Shakespeare Fringe Festival. KCSB’s Zoha Malik spoke with theater director and adapter Irwin Appel on their performance and the play itself. Naked […]
The NatureTrack Film Festival is kicking off this Friday, and will run from October 6th to 8th at the Fairview Theatre in Goleta. To learn more about the festival, KCSB’s Joyce Chi speaks to student filmmakers Kiera Feighan-Patrizi and Sawyer Nicoll.
A Research Professor in the Department of Hist0ry at UCSB has a new book out, “A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency, the Transformation of American Capitalism, and American Labor Today.” Professor Nelson Lichtenstein will be giving a talk on Tuesday, October 10th at 4pm at the UCSB Library. KCSB’s Robert […]
In 2019, 23-year-old Demi Dominguez and her baby Malakhi died after doctors missed signs of her preeclampsia. KCSB’s Joyce Chi talked to Tracy Dominguez about how the deaths of her daughter and grandson spurred her to action, and why she believes a new patient advocate bill might not bring the […]
The preview of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s fall season occurred September 7th, 2023. KCSB’s Zoha Malik attended and spoke to the artistic director, as well as the CEO of the symphony, to learn more about upcoming shows and what to expect from this season.
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 […]