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Interview with The Laps: Tasmania Director

Monday, March 11th, 2019
As part of our SBIFF 2019 Coverage, KCSB reporter Harry Lawton sits down with director Angie Davis to talk about her documentary The Laps: Tasmania, her second movie to premiere at the festival.
As part of our SBIFF 2019 Coverage, KCSB reporter Harry Lawton sits down with director Angie Davis to talk about her d [...]

California Senator promotes “Blue Card” system for foreign farm workers

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
The past three years of federal politics has been characterized as divisive, to say the least. But one area being furthered by bi-partisan collaboration might be where it's least expected: foreign agricultural labor policy. KCSB's Kody Chong has more on the issue.
The past three years of federal politics has been characterized as divisive, to say the least. But one area being furt [...]

Progressive Abortion laws nation-wide face backlash

Monday, February 25th, 2019
A law was passed in New York that increased access to late term abortions, or abortions performed after the 22 to 24th week of pregnancy. A similar bill was defeated in the Virginia legislature. KCSB's Eric Wang summarizes what this says about our current political landscape.
A law was passed in New York that increased access to late term abortions, or abortions performed after the 22 to 24th [...]

A Look at the Large Pentagon Budget

Thursday, January 10th, 2019
KCSB's Harry Lawton talks with journalist Dave Lindorff about inflated Armed Services budgets over the past 60 years, which he took a critical look at in an expose published recently by the Nation.
KCSB's Harry Lawton talks with journalist Dave Lindorff about inflated Armed Services budgets over the past 60 years [...]

How Scientists are dealing with the CRISPR Scandal

Tuesday, January 08th, 2019
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 rundow [...]
On November 24th, 2018, Chinese scientist He Jian Kui sparked international outrage at the Second International Summ [...]

Origins of the Central American Caravan

Monday, December 10th, 2018
As the first group of Central American migrants arrive at the southern border, KCSB reporter Nassef Mohsen Ali talks to UCSB Political Science professor Kathleen Bruhn about the backstory to the caravan.
As the first group of Central American migrants arrive at the southern border, KCSB reporter Nassef Mohsen Ali talks [...]

AFSCME Strike Ends with No Resolution

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
AFSCME workers staged a UC-wide strike last week that garnered sympathy strikes from several other UC-wide unions. KCSB reporter Nassef Mohsen Ali summarized the strike, and why workers voted for it. Photo Credits: KCSB Staff
AFSCME workers staged a UC-wide strike last week that garnered sympathy strikes from several other UC-wide unions. KCS [...]

Reporting and Climate Change with Leah Stokes

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
Reporting on the recent Goleta Fires missed out an essential connection between extreme weather and climate change. UCSB political science professor Leah Stokes explains to KCSB's Harry Lawton the need to establish the link and its greater implications.
Reporting on the recent Goleta Fires missed out an essential connection between extreme weather and climate change. [...]