05 Jun, 2020

current affairs / isla vista / life / news / ucsb

We demand that SB City Council adopt a resolution condemning police brutality and declare racism a public health emergency. Email Mayor Cathy Murillo and city council members. We demand transparency and accountability from the SB Police Department. No more “community conversation” without changes to policy and practices No more internal […]

The History of Abortion Laws in the U.S.

22 May, 2019

current affairs / news

Since this past week, the U.S. has been in a state of political divide over abortion legislation on the state level. KCSBs Daisy Kershaw takes a look back at the history of the fight for legal abortion in the US as well as at the current abortion debate.

Yemen: The Forgotten War

13 May, 2019

current affairs / news

With the recent presidential veto, the U.S. will continue participating in an unauthorized war. KCSB’s Nassef Mohsen Ali covers a panel discussion on the war in Yemen.

The Rippling Effects of America’s Teacher Shortage

01 May, 2019

current affairs / news / ucsb

A report aiming to capture the magnitude of the US’s teacher shortage was released by the Economic Policy Institute last month. Tine Sloan, an associate teaching professor at the university of California, Santa Barabara, talked to KCSB about the shortage and its causes, as well as how organizations and legislators […]

The Restoration of Notre Dame

22 Apr, 2019

current affairs / news

Professor of medieval architecture, Richard Wittman, talks to reporter Harry Lawton, about the damage to Notre dame in last week’s fire, regarding what was lost, what was saved, and what precautions need to be taken in the future.

Brexit Pushed Back to Halloween 2019

11 Apr, 2019

current affairs / news

British Prime Minister Theresa May continued her search for an extension to the date of British withdrawal from the European Union, which was extended until October 31st at a meeting in Brussels. KCSB’s Harry Lawton has the story.

UCSB Honors Victims of Christchurch Attack

19 Mar, 2019

current affairs / news / ucsb

This past Friday, a terrorist shot and killed 51 people in a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Today, the UCSB Muslim Student Association held a noontime vigil at Storke Tower in solidarity with the victims, families, and community at large. Here are highlights from today’s UCSB “Standing in Solidarity with […]

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 […]

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.

Progressive Abortion laws nation-wide face backlash

25 Feb, 2019

current affairs / news

A law was passed in New York that increased access to late term abortions, or abortions performed after the 22 to 24th week of pregnancy. A similar bill was defeated in the Virginia legislature. KCSB’s Eric Wang summarizes what this says about our current political landscape.

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 […]

Reporting and Climate Change with Leah Stokes

19 Jul, 2018

current affairs / news

Reporting on the recent Goleta Fires missed out an essential connection between extreme weather and climate change. UCSB political science professor Leah Stokes explains to KCSB’s Harry Lawton the need to establish the link and its greater implications.

American Labor Union Defeated at Nissan

10 Sep, 2017

current affairs / news

These are hard times for American unions, and the future also presents serious hurdles. A recent example of the difficulties of the struggle for labor justice was the defeat of the Auto Workers Union’s attempt to unionize the workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. KCSB’s Harry lawton has […]