From Pharma to Federal Inmate: The Martin Shkreli Story

04 Feb, 2022

health & science / news

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 […]

Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students

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 […]

PSA: SB County Vaccine

11 Jul, 2021

health & science / news

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 […]

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 […]

Extreme Fire Weather

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 […]

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 […]

The Beloved Community of IV COVID Campaign

03 Jun, 2020

blog / health & science / isla vista / news / ucsb

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 […]

The ‘Dirty Dozen’ on our Beaches

28 Feb, 2019

health & science / news

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.

How Scientists are dealing with the CRISPR Scandal

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 […]

Spotting Giant Sea Bass from UC Santa Barbara

06 Aug, 2018

health & science / news / ucsb

  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: Image credit: Spotting Giant Sea Bass Project