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 […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 11 with Stephen Snyder

13 May, 2021

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On the May 13th edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on 91.9 KCSB-FM, we welcome Stephen Snyder, who reads When They Call You a Terrorist, Chapter 11: “Black Lives Matter.” Steve S. is Merchandising Manager at the Isla Vista Food Cooperative. He also hosts KCSB-FM’s long-running weekly music program “Joyful Cosmos” on Mondays from 6-8pm […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 6 with Diana Collins Puente

01 Apr, 2021

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On the April 1st edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM, we welcome Diana Collins Puente, Director of Community Affairs, Student Development and Leadership for UCSB’s Associated Students. Diana reads from When They Call You a Terrorist, Chapter 7: “All The Bones We Could Find.” Every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 PM PT, “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB is […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 5 with Diana Escamilla

18 Mar, 2021

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On the March 18th edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM, we welcome Diana Escamilla, a 3rd year Psychological & Brain Sciences Major at UCSB with an English Minor. Diana is also a member of KCSB-FM’s Executive Committee in her capacity as our Promotions Coordinator. Diana will be completing When They […]

UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 4 with Whitney Ater

04 Mar, 2021

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On the fourth edition of “UCSB Reads 2021” on KCSB-FM (Thursday, March 4th), we welcome Whitney Ater, Financial Analyst in the Phelps Administrative Support Center and a Committee Chairperson for the UCSB Professional Women’s Association (PWA). Whitney is reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, […]

Making STEM More Accessible to Black & Latinx Students

16 Feb, 2021

current affairs / news / ucsb

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 […]

Pushing for an American Indian and Indigenous Studies Department at UCSB

11 Feb, 2021

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Native and Indigenous Students at UC Santa Barbara have been working towards establishing an American Indian and Indigenous Studies Department for upwards of six years. Recently, a petition was created to bring visibility to this topic and show support for the initiative. KCSB’s Kathryn Foster sits down with Esme Quintero […]

UC Considers Suspending Standardized Testing

11 Feb, 2021

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The UC Board of Regents discussed the possible suspension of standardized testing for admissions on January 21, according to the Daily Nexus. Alternative tests are being proposed in replacement of the SAT and ACT. KCSB’s Jennifer Yoshikoshi has more on the story. KCSB News and Sports · UC Considers Suspending […]

The American Radio Archives Moves to UCSB

10 Feb, 2021

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KCSB News and Sports · The American Radio Archives Moves to UCSB The American Radio Archives will be moving to UCSB. The collection, one of the largest in the world, was previously housed in Thousand Oaks. KCSB’s Sierra van der Brug speaks with David Seubert with the UCSB Library Special […]

Move-In Day During a Pandemic

02 Feb, 2021

isla vista / news / ucsb

KCSB News and Sports · Move-In Day During a Pandemic “Chaotic..excitingly chaotic” and “rushed” were the words used to describe the weekend of Jan. 15-18th. In a span of four days, 1,000 undergraduate students moved into university-owned apartments for the Winter and Spring quarter. KCSB’s Pricila Flores has more on […]

The UCSB Graduate Division’s Racial Justice Fellowship

12 Jan, 2021

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KCSB News and Sports · The UCSB Graduate Division's Racial Justice Fellowship The Racial Justice Fellowship Program at UCSB is offering graduate students committed to racial justice the opportunity to furthering research on issues like systemic racism and how it affects their communities. KCSB’s Aubrey Valerio spoke with Interim Graduate […]


05 Jun, 2020

current affairs / isla vista / life / news / ucsb

We demand that SB City Council adopt a resolution condemning police brutality and declare racism a public health emergency. Email Mayor Cathy Murillo and city council members. We demand transparency and accountability from the SB Police Department. No more “community conversation” without changes to policy and practices No more internal […]

The Beloved Community of IV COVID Campaign

03 Jun, 2020

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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 […]

Environmental Leadership is “Incubating” at UCSB

10 Jun, 2019

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With the country’s first Environmental Studies program and the birthplace of Earth Day, leadership is no stranger here in Santa Barbara. But that doesn’t stop UCSB faculty and students from pursuing innovation in the field. Robert Stark talks to UCSB Professor Simone Pulver about her new environmental leadership incubator class.

The Rippling Effects of America’s Teacher Shortage

01 May, 2019

current affairs / news / ucsb

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 […]

UCSB A.S. holds Town Hall of Food Security

25 Apr, 2019

isla vista / news / ucsb

On Tuesday, April 16th, The Associated Students of UCSB held a townhall to re-evaluate the communities progress towards Food Security of students and the community of Isla Vista. KCSB reporter Kody Chong covers the issues brought by speakers and community members at the town hall.

UCSB Theater’s Costume Shop

25 Apr, 2019

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KCSB Reporter Yingran Zhu gives a look at the people behind UCSB’s costume shop and the work they do for the university’s lively theater schedule.

UCSB Reads: The Best We Could Do

22 Apr, 2019

news / ucsb

This week, the week of April 22nd, Thi Bui, author and artist behind the UCSB 2019 Reads selection, The Best We Could Do, came to UCSB for a talk at Campbell Hall. One of our News Directors, Dorothy Tang, had the opportunity to interview her. In collaboration with the Public […]

KCSB NEWS: Unnatural Disasters and Environmental Racism Panel

15 Apr, 2019

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KCSB News presented a panel on Monday, February 25th, 2019 regarding the implications of (un)natural disasters on marginalized communities due to non-inclusive and outdated policies. The panel featured representatives from the UCSB Environmental Studies Department, UCSB Students for Environmental Justice, Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), Central Coast Alliance for a […]

Isla Vista Prepares for Deltopia Weekend

01 Apr, 2019

isla vista / news / ucsb

Both students and the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department are planning for Deltopia, which is a social “street party” organized for this upcoming weekend. KCSB’s Megan Stafford speaks with Deputy Justin Schroeder about the precautions local law enforcement is taking and what Goleta residents and UCSB students can do to stay […]

UCSB Honors Victims of Christchurch Attack

19 Mar, 2019

current affairs / news / ucsb

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 Plans for Strike During UCSB Finals Week

18 Mar, 2019

current affairs / news / ucsb

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 […]