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.
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.
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 […]
The war in Ukraine could stabilize the world’s food supply, as both Ukraine and Russia make up a significant portion of the world’s grain supply. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Matt Stoller of the American Economic Liberties Project about the ramifications of the conflict and US economic policies on food […]
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 · 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 · Fighting for Equality & Protection in the Online World MediaJustice is fighting to bring equality and protection to marginalized groups in the online world. KCSB’s Alexandra Goldberg has the story.
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
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 · A Burmese Family's Perspective of the Coup in Myanmar On February 1st, Burma declared a state of emergency when the military seized control of the government. KCSB’s Giulia Setola spoke to Wint Myint, a daughter of Burmese immigrants, about her perspective of the coup and […]
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 · SB County Gets its First DOJ Rep for Immigrants Karla Can is Santa Barbara County’s first Department of Justice representative for immigrants. In an interview with KCSB’s Pia Ramos, Can speaks about her position, what this means for the county, and the goals she has […]
KCSB News and Sports · The Impact of the Biden-Harris Inauguration Day President Biden is beginning to work on reversing much of the Trump presidency. Much of this work has to do with his call for unity during his Inauguration Day speech. KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio spoke to UCSB history professor […]
KCSB News and Sports · Trump's Nuclear Legacy Journalist Jeffrey Smith, a fellow at the Public Integrity Institute in Washington DC, recently published an article in the LA Times, detailing the Trump Administration’s plan to spend many billions of dollars on revamping the US military nuclear arsenal. KCSB’s Harry Lawton […]
KCSB News and Sports · Removing Parler from the App Store The social media app that insurgents who stormed the US Capitol reportedly used to plan has been removed from app stores, but the data trail it left behind could be used by law enforcement to track down the individuals […]
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 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.
“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 […]
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