Hannah-Beth Jackson on the Importance of Equal Rights Legislation & Activism

KCSB News and Sports · Hannah-Beth Jackson on the Importance of Equal Rights Legislation & Activism President Biden honored International Women’s Day by announcing changes to the way sexual violence on colleges campuses will be handled, vowing to dismantle Trump-era policies that afforded more protections to students accused of sexual […]

The San Marcos Foothills Protest

KCSB News and Sports · The San Marcos Foothills Protest On Thursday, February 25, eight people were arrested during a protest against the development of high end luxury homes on the West Mesa of the San Marcos Foothills. The Santa Barbara Independent reported that of the eight arrested, four were […]

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 […]

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 […]

How California COVID Notify Works

KCSB News and Sports · How California COVID Notify Works The California COVID Notify app is allowing students on UC campuses to keep track of possible COVID-19 exposures. Using Bluetooth technology, users can anonymously exchange info on whether they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 without sharing info on their location […]

JUNETEENTH SB: COMMUNITY DEMANDS

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 […]