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FUND DRIVE FEATURE: KCSB News The Year In COVID

24 Feb, 2021

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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 […]

The Controversial Legacy of Rush Limbaugh

24 Feb, 2021

current affairs / news

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 […]

Santa Barbara’s Downtown for the Future

23 Feb, 2021

central coast / news

The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Architecture Institute with the support of the City has put forth a vision for Downtown Santa Barbara that addresses the housing shortage, popularity of denser mix use development, and post pandemic economic trends. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Noozhawk’s Joshua Molina about these […]

KCSB News: Upcoming Daniel Alvarenga Interview

19 Feb, 2021

fund drive / news

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 sit down with journalist Daniel Alvarenga, former KCSB news director and program director, […]

Making STEM More Accessible to Black & Latinx Students

16 Feb, 2021

current affairs / news / ucsb

With the majority of developers in the STEM field being white males, much of the resulting code tends towards serving white males and under-serving communities of color. KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio spoke with Dr. Sharon Tettegah, the director of the Center for Black Studies Research at UCSB, about the different programs […]

Biden Admin Halts Federal Leasing of California Land. What Does this Mean for Santa Barbara?

Under the Trump administration, the Bureau of Land Management opened up 1.2 million acres California land for oil and gas leasing. The new Biden administration, however, halted federal leasing until further assessment is done. KCSB’s Kathryn Foster sits down with Rebecca August, Director of Advocacy at Los Padres ForestWatch, to […]

Pushing for an American Indian and Indigenous Studies Department at UCSB

11 Feb, 2021

news / ucsb

Native and Indigenous Students at UC Santa Barbara have been working towards establishing an American Indian and Indigenous Studies Department for upwards of six years. Recently, a petition was created to bring visibility to this topic and show support for the initiative. KCSB’s Kathryn Foster sits down with Esme Quintero […]

Extreme Fire Weather

Increasing wildfire fires due to extreme fire weather are unfortunately becoming the norm for several Californians. KCSB’s Yulene Teagle takes a closer look at the study conducted by researchers Danielle Touma and Samantha Stevenson as they take into account the anthropogenic factors that have increased the risk of extreme fire […]

UC Considers Suspending Standardized Testing

11 Feb, 2021

news / ucsb

The UC Board of Regents discussed the possible suspension of standardized testing for admissions on January 21, according to the Daily Nexus. Alternative tests are being proposed in replacement of the SAT and ACT. KCSB’s Jennifer Yoshikoshi has more on the story. KCSB News and Sports · UC Considers Suspending […]

The American Radio Archives Moves to UCSB

10 Feb, 2021

news / ucsb

KCSB News and Sports · The American Radio Archives Moves to UCSB The American Radio Archives will be moving to UCSB. The collection, one of the largest in the world, was previously housed in Thousand Oaks. KCSB’s Sierra van der Brug speaks with David Seubert with the UCSB Library Special […]

Latinx Students Being Overly Diagnosed with Learning Disabilities

10 Feb, 2021

central coast / news

KCSB News and Sports · Latinx Students Being Overly Diagnosed with Learning Disabilities The Santa Barbara Unified School District works to address issues on academic equity, one of these being why LatinX students are more likely to be diagnosed with learning disabilities. Reporter Kali Acquaah speaks with the Vice President […]

Move-In Day During a Pandemic

02 Feb, 2021

isla vista / news / ucsb

KCSB News and Sports · Move-In Day During a Pandemic “Chaotic..excitingly chaotic” and “rushed” were the words used to describe the weekend of Jan. 15-18th. In a span of four days, 1,000 undergraduate students moved into university-owned apartments for the Winter and Spring quarter. KCSB’s Pricila Flores has more on […]