KCSB News and Sports · Analyzing the Hate and Extremism of the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol KCSB News joins Professor Brian Levin– director at the center for the study of hate and extremism at Cal State University San Bernardino– in a conversation about domestic terrorism at the U.S. Capitol. […]
KCSB News and Sports · How Will the Biden Administration Handle Guantanamo? January 11, 2021 marks the 19th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. Created under the administration of President George W. Bush in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Guantanamo continues to hold […]
KCSB News and Sports · The Importance of the Biden Administration's First 100 Days It is often said that a president’s first 100 days in office is the most crucial for reversing damage done in prior office. With Biden’s inauguration coming up quickly and the storming of the US Capitol […]
KCSB News and Sports · Where the Capitol Hill Insurrection Leaves American Democracy Following the pro-Trump insurrection of the Capitol, many are questioning the security of our nation and calling for Trump’s removal from office. KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio spoke to John Woolley, a political science professor at UCSB and a […]
KCSB News and Sports · The Economic Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic Looking at the economic aftermath of the pandemic, corporate profits are rising, and income inequality has been exacerbated as small businesses continue to close. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Matt Stoller of the American Economic Liberties Project about […]
KCSB News and Sports · The Impact of a Conservative Court with Erwin Chemerinsky Erwin Chemerinsky, the Dean of Law at UC Berkeley, recently wrote an op-ed on the ideology of a conservative Supreme Court in relations to issues such as freedom of religion. KCSB’s Harry Lawton spoke with Chemerinsky […]
KCSB News and Sports · How the Coronavirus Vaccine Works with Dr. Henning Ansorg As Santa Barbara County reported the highest number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began on Monday, at 360 cases, the first batch of coronavirus vaccines have arrived in the county. The county is expected to […]
KCSB News and Sports · Salud Carbajal's Plans for Third Term in the 24th Congressional Seat KCSB News spoke to Congressional incumbent Salud Carbajal who recently won re-election to the 24th Congressional seat. In this interview, Congressman Carbajal speaks about his priorities and ambitious plans while in office. KCSB’s Alexandra […]
KCSB News and Sports · A Look into Biden's Cabinet Nominees KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Lou Cannon, a local journalist and presidential biographer about President-Elect Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees, the nominees’ experience and political outlook, and the positions yet to be filled.
KCSB News and Sports · Is the Electoral College Still Relevant? KCSB News joins Eileen Reavey – national grassroots director at the National Popular Vote – in a conversation about the relevance of the Electoral College, and how the national popular vote bill could go into effect by our next […]
KCSB News and Sports · The Link Between Affordable Healthcare and the Climate Crisis A study by UCSB researchers have found that there is a strong link between improving healthcare and reducing carbon emissions. KCSB’s Mylee Sumoge has a report.
KCSB News and Sports · 19th District State Senator-Elect Monique Limon KCSB’s Ashley Rusch spoke with 19th District State Senator-Elect Monique Limon about her recent campaign, previous experience in the state legislature, and major priorities as she shifts into her new role.
KCSB News and Sports · A High School Student's Experience of COVID-19 As our neighbors in Ventura and San Luis Obispo county see higher daily rates of COVID cases, we remind Santa Barbara to stay safe and take precaution. KCSB’s Kali Acquaah spoke to a young high school student about […]
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 […]
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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.
At the end of April, KCSB News profiled several sexual assault cases at UCSB that were overturned at the beginning of the 2018 2019 school year. While the three cases differed in their respective details, the university-determined ruling in each case was reversed in an appellate court, which found a […]
The United States is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of the measles virus in decades. KCSB’s Megan Stafford spoke with Dr. Ali Javanbacht of UCSB Student Health for more information about the symptoms of the virus, its spread, and how students can stay safe against it.
KCSB Reporter Anita Carraher spoke to Linda Krop, legal council for the Environmental Defense Center on last week’s sentencing of Plains All American for the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill. Photo provided courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura
Mexico has had a new president since January, so how have things changed, for better or worse? KCSB’s Harry Lawton talked with an American commentator in Mexico City to assess the progress the new President has made in dealing with the many problems facing his country and administration.
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 […]
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.
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.
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, 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 […]
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 past three years of federal politics has been characterized as divisive, to say the least. But one area being furthered by bi-partisan collaboration might be where it’s least expected: foreign agricultural labor policy. KCSB’s Kody Chong has more on the issue.