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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.
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.
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 […]
As the first group of Central American migrants arrive at the southern border, KCSB reporter Nassef Mohsen Ali talks to UCSB Political Science professor Kathleen Bruhn about the backstory to the caravan.
AFSCME workers staged a UC-wide strike last week that garnered sympathy strikes from several other UC-wide unions. KCSB reporter Nassef Mohsen Ali summarized the strike, and why workers voted for it. Photo Credits: KCSB Staff
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.
The US response to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria has been considered inadequate by many. How has Puerto Rico’s history of colonization informed this response? KCSB’s Tania Colón Morales has the story.
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 […]