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UPTE-CWA Plans for Strike During UCSB Finals Week

18 Mar, 2019

current affairs / news / ucsb

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 […]

Santa Barbara Main Jail in Need of Renovation

16 Mar, 2019

central coast / news

While Santa Barbara County’s main jail has been characterized as an outdated facility with expensive maintenance fees, there is no renovation plan and no funding for the plan yet.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 […]

Rohingya Genocide Continues in Myanmar

16 Mar, 2019

current affairs / news

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 ‘Dirty Dozen’ on our Beaches

28 Feb, 2019

health & science / news

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-FM News Presents: Unnatural Disasters & Environmental Racism

10 Feb, 2019

blog / events / news

  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 […]

New Wells Proposed for Cat Canyon

24 Jan, 2019

central coast / news

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 […]

How Scientists are dealing with the CRISPR Scandal

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 […]

Listen to KCSB News!

08 Jan, 2019

about / news

Mondays & Thursdays @ 5 p.m. on 91.9 FM  KCSB’s news department is dedicated to covering the happenings of UC Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and beyond. We’ve covered topics from cutting-edge research coming out of our campus to the humanitarian crisis on-going in Yemen. We’re a student-and-community-run […]