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A World Post Roe

08 Aug, 2022


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 […]

Aidan and Ryan’s Hard Summer Recap

05 Aug, 2022

blog / news

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 […]

Inside IV: Munger Hall Campus – Community Forum

18 Jun, 2022

isla vista / news / ucsb

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 […]

Inside IV: CHAMP on Proposed Munger Hall

08 Jun, 2022

isla vista / news / ucsb

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 […]

Beyond Timely Warnings, Episode 2: Policy

31 May, 2022

isla vista / news / ucsb

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 […]

The Economic Implications of the War in Ukraine

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 […]

Inside IV: Deltopia Weekend – Keeping it Local

31 Mar, 2022

isla vista / news

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 […]


31 Mar, 2022

blog / events / news

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 […]

IV’s Local Government Turns 5 Years Old

13 Mar, 2022

isla vista / news

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 […]

Inside Santa Barbara’s Northern Branch Jail

26 Feb, 2022


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 […]

The Authenticity of Queer & Trans Art

22 Feb, 2022

news / ucsb

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.