KCSB’s Zoha Malik interviews UCSB Anthropology professor Michael Gurven about his research regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the remote, small-scale Tsimane indigenous group in Bolivia, and how such research could help better understand how to equip such groups with strategies and healthcare in the future.
World Suicide Prevention Day was Sunday, September 1oth. In anticipation of the awareness day, KCSB’s Joyce Chi spoke to leaders from the Santa Barbara Response Network and from HopeNet of Carpinteria, about their upcoming events and the importance of organizations like theirs.
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 […]
Martin Shkreli became one of the most hated people in 2015 after he legally hiked the price of a life-saving drug. He was constantly embroiled in controversy surrounding his professional life – and his romantic one. Here’s KCSB’s Joyce Chi with the story of how Shkreli went from a child […]
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 […]
The following is a transcript of KCSB’s PSA written by the Production Coordinator. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging all eligible residents to “take your shot” to stop Covid-19. “When the pandemic hit, the clinical trials were able to be employed quickly and efficiently, and within a […]
On Tuesday, May 18th at 4 PM PST, KCSB News presents to you A Year in COVID: Medical Racism and Health Misinformation. This online panel will be a critical discussion of how racial health inequity prevents marginalized communities from accessing quality care. The panelists—public health leaders, medical professionals, and community […]
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 […]
Increasing wildfire fires due to extreme fire weather are unfortunately becoming the norm for several Californians. KCSB’s Yulene Teagle takes a closer look at the study conducted by researchers Danielle Touma and Samantha Stevenson as they take into account the anthropogenic factors that have increased the risk of extreme fire […]
KCSB News and Sports · The Pre-Existing Conditions and Long Term Consequences of COVID-19 Black and Hispanic individuals in the U.S. are more susceptible to the effects of COVID-19. KCSB’s Yulene Teagle takes a closer look on how the lasting effects impact these survivors.
KCSB News and Sports · Dangerous Heat, Unequal Consequences Both Florida and Arizona are seeing some of the nation’s highest summertime temperatures, deeply and disproportionately affecting minority communities. KCSB’s Lekha Sapers delves into the root causes of this disparity.
KCSB News and Sports · A Santa Barbara County Resident's Experience with the COVID-19 Vaccine The COVID vaccine is considered a ray of hope for a lot of residents who think the two shots could help life get back to normal. For now, only healthcare workers and senior citizens in […]
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 · 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 · 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 […]
“A lot of racial and ethnic dynamics are bigger than particular individuals right now, so there’s systemic issues that have to be addressed through the political system, the legal system, and putting the burden on specific individuals to fight these issues is a lot to ask.” – Kyle Ratner KCSB’s […]
KCSB-FM is supporting The Beloved Community of Isla Vista in their COVID-19 messaging campaign. They are urging community members to take care of themselves and neighbors by wearing masks and observing physical distancing. Among other things, the novel coronavirus messaging campaign will showcase colorful signs around the community with encouraging […]
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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
Tired of pieces of trash ruining your beach day? Then dig deep into the dirty dozen with Julia Keane, an Environmental Educator with Santa Barbara’s Explore Ecology, a local environmental education and arts nonprofit. She explains the most popular pollutants tainting our beaches to KCSB reporter Maddie Whalen.
KCSB’s Dorothy Tang speaks with CAPS therapists Junichi Shimaoka and Marissa Floro about how the university is attempting to shift towards a preventative care model to serve a growing student demand, as well as Professor Mimi Khuc of the Asian American Literary Review about her work regarding alternate ways of […]
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 […]
A research project launching out of UC Santa Barbara is using more than just technology to help fish off our coastline. KCSB’s Anita Carraher has the story. Find out more about the project here: spottinggiantseabass.msi.ucsb.edu/ Image credit: Spotting Giant Sea Bass Project