In the Cuyama Valley, Grimmway and Bolthouse Farms have sued landowners for their right to groundwater. As a result, a “Save the Cuyama Basin” movement sprouted up in the valley, and locals are being encouraged to boycott carrots produced by the two farms. KCSB’s Siddarth Chattoraj spoke with Supervisor Das […]
On August 11, 2023, the police force in Marion County, Kansas, raided the Marion County Record on grounds some now consider shaky — even unconstitutional. To explore why this has become central in the discussion of freedom of the press, KCSB’s Zoha Malik speaks to Jim Wagstaffe, an attorney who […]
As Santa Barbara’s Pacific Pride Festival is coming up on August 26, 2023, KCSB’s Joyce Chi spoke with one of the artists, Nicole Sophia performing. Sophia spoke on what it to be playing at Pride as a queer artist, and also performed her upcoming single “Pancakes” live.
Recovering from the pandemic looks different for those suffering from chronic illnesses like long COVID and ME/CFS. Federal data says that as many as 23 million Americans developed long COVID at some point during the pandemic, while 2.5 million Americans live with ME/CFS – but, these are both most likely […]
Hundreds gathered outside the Santa Barbara Courthouse on Friday, June 24 to protest the Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade. KCSB’s Ashley Rusch takes you through the crowd. Photo Credit: Daniel Huecias Music Credit: Reflectors by Blue Dot Sessions Follow KCSB News on SoundCloud and Twitter to stay updated […]
KCSB News and Sports · Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students In episode two of our series, Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students, KCSB’s Ashley Rusch and Daily Nexus reporter Sindhu Ananthavel narrow in on UC Santa Barbara’s response to four major topics: academic dishonesty, mental health, international students, and […]
KCSB News and Sports · Unmasking Isla Vista: Human Struggle In our first collaborative project, KCSB and the Daily Nexus have worked together to document the ways in which our community has changed over the past 18 months. As a result, we are proud to bring you the first episode […]
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 […]
KCSB News and Sports · How LA Activists Are Making Unoccupied Housing Accessible to Houseless Families Independent journalist Zoie Matthew has been chronicling for months the struggle by(mostly)homeless single mothers with children to gain access to nearly 200 houses in the El Sereno area of Los Angeles. The houses have […]
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 […]
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 […]
KCSB News and Sports · A Former FBI Assistant Special Agent In Charge on Crimes Against Children For law enforcement officers, involvement in violent crimes against children has been regarded as the most dangerous and difficult cases in the field. KCSB’s Yulene Teagle spoke to a former FBI Assistant Special […]
KCSB News and Sports · Congressman Salud Carbajal on the California Clean Coast Act The California Clean Coast Act was the first bill that Congressman Salud Carbajal introduced in January of 2017. He has reintroduced the bill every term since then. The bill aims to permanently ban offshore oil and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Recall elections are special elections permitted under California state law. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with podcaster and seasoned journalist Jerry Roberts about the recall’s legal process and backers behind the petition to recall Governor Newsom. KCSB News and Sports · The Effort to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom
The CDC reports that ⅔ of all people that have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are women. KCSB’s Sherry Zeng has the story. KCSB News and Sports · Majority of Vaccine Recipients are Women
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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