The UCSB Graduate Division’s Racial Justice Fellowship

12 Jan, 2021

news / ucsb

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

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 […]

Environmental Leadership is “Incubating” at UCSB

10 Jun, 2019

news / ucsb

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

news / ucsb

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

news / ucsb

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 […]

UCSB’s Hidden Asphalt History

26 Feb, 2019

news / ucsb

Recently, a public demonstration took place outside of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s regional office in remembrance of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill and to bring attention to the plans to drastically expand offshore drilling operations. Even with petroleum at the forefront of residents’ minds, many are still […]

U.S. Poet Laureate Visits UCSB

26 Feb, 2019

news / ucsb

On January 31st Tracy K Smith, current U.S. Poet Laureate, visited UCSB to do a reading as part of the UCSB Arts & Lectures series. KCSB reporter Jenny Boyar attended the event.

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

NewCen Project Receives Ballot Placement

29 Mar, 2018

news / ucsb

The NewCen is a proposed University Center renovation introduced by Associated Students President Hieu Le last January. The proposal has received attention because of its associated student fee. Héctor Sánchez Castañeda spoke with Daily Nexus reporter and news editor Shomik Mukherjee about the reporting he’s been doing over the past […]