UPTE-CWA, a union representing 15,000 UC workers, is planning a labor rally beneath Storke Tower this coming Wednesday. KCSB’s Megan Stafford has more information on the UC system-wide strike: Another labor strike is happening at UCSB, the University Professional Technical Employee-Communications Workers of America (UPTE-CWA), a union that represents 15,000 […]
While Santa Barbara County’s main jail has been characterized as an outdated facility with expensive maintenance fees, there is no renovation plan and no funding for the plan yet. However, the Northern Branch Jail Project located in Santa Maria, advertised as a back-up for the main jail, has had its […]
The Rohingya continue to flee tyranny, while countries shut their doors. KCSB reporter Nassef Mohsen Ali interviews UCSB History professor, Utathya Chattopadhyaya, about developments in the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya in Myanmar.
The group ‘Concerned Carpinterians’ attended a recent County Board of Supervisors Regulatory hearing to protest the lack of enforcement of cannabis regulations. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with local journalist and blogger Ann Louise Bardach as well as gets the county’s perspective, by speaking to representative Das Williams.
On January 22nd, the UCSB Library presented a lecture by Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating in conjunction with UCSB Reads, exploring some of the themes found in this year’s book, The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. KCSB’s Daisy Kershaw speaks with clinical psychologist Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating about her work studying […]
Tired of pieces of trash ruining your beach day? Then dig deep into the dirty dozen with Julia Keane, an Environmental Educator with Santa Barbara’s Explore Ecology, a local environmental education and arts nonprofit. She explains the most popular pollutants tainting our beaches to KCSB reporter Maddie Whalen.
KCSB News Presents: Unnatural Disasters & Environmental Racism The public is invited to attend Unnatural Disasters and Environmental Racism, a panel discussion, on Monday, February 25, at 5PM, in the Graduate Student (GSA) Lounge located on the second floor of the MultiCultural Center at UCSB. The program will broadcast […]
According to studies using wage data from both 2016 and 2017, Latina workers have to work an extra ten months to make the same that their white male counterparts do in a year. KCSB’s Rodrigo Calderon has more.
Exxon and Shell have joined forces in a proposal to drill more wells and increase oil production in Santa Barbara County. One week ago tonight the County’s Planning department held a public hearing in Santa Maria for citizen comment on the draft of an environmental impact report. KCSB’s Ray Briare […]
KCSB’s Dorothy Tang speaks with CAPS therapists Junichi Shimaoka and Marissa Floro about how the university is attempting to shift towards a preventative care model to serve a growing student demand, as well as Professor Mimi Khuc of the Asian American Literary Review about her work regarding alternate ways of […]
On November 24th, 2018, Chinese scientist He Jian Kui sparked international outrage at the Second International Summit on Human Gene Editing when he announced that he produced HIV-resistant gene-edited twins. Visiting UCI professor of Law Judith Daar gives KCSB reporter Anita Carraher the rundown on how genome editing in the […]
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As the first group of Central American migrants arrive at the southern border, KCSB reporter Nassef Mohsen Ali talks to UCSB Political Science professor Kathleen Bruhn about the backstory to the caravan.
KCSB’s Dorothy Tang speaks with CAPS therapists Junichi Shimaoka and Marissa Floro about how mental health stigma and racial stereotypes have impacted the role mental health plays in Asian-American culture. Part 1 of a series.
KCSB’s Megan Stafford interviews Chief Kevin Taylor, who serves as the Division Chief of Operations with the Montecito Fire Department on what the community can expect and prepare for this upcoming disaster season.
AFSCME workers staged a UC-wide strike last week that garnered sympathy strikes from several other UC-wide unions. KCSB reporter Nassef Mohsen Ali summarized the strike, and why workers voted for it. Photo Credits: KCSB Staff
Laws preventing the sleeping, sitting, or lying on public property have been ruled “cruel and unusual punishment” in the event that an area does not have sufficient shelter for its homeless population. KCSB’s Maggie Drelichman reports.