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Arto Halonen on his Movie Murderous Trance

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
Murderous Trance, directed by Arto Halonen and starring American Josh Lucas, is in part a psychological thriller based on real events set in Norway. The central figure hypnotizes young men to commit bank robberies to raise money for a secretive pro-Nazi movement though set after World War II. KCSB [...]
Murderous Trance, directed by Arto Halonen and starring American Josh Lucas, is in part a psychological thriller based [...]

Sisters of the Valley visit SBIFF

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
The documentary Breaking Habits about the Sisters of the Valley in Merced, recently screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. More than a celebration of the cultivation of marijuana, it is a ringing endorsement of women independently organizing, cultivating, healing and offering [...]
The documentary Breaking Habits about the Sisters of the Valley in Merced, recently screened at the Santa Barbara Inte [...]

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 [...]

UCSB’s Hidden Asphalt History

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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 resident [...]
Recently, a public demonstration took place outside of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s regional office in reme [...]

U.S. Poet Laureate Visits UCSB

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
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.
On January 31st Tracy K Smith, current U.S. Poet Laureate, visited UCSB to do a reading as part of the UCSB Arts & Lec [...]

Santa Barbara Searches for Next Poet Laureate

Monday, February 25th, 2019
The Santa Barbara office of Arts and Culture has announced the opening for the honorary position of city poet laureate. The responsibilities of the poet laureate are to promote the artistic, educational, and cultural activities while serving as the literary spokesperson of Santa Barbara. KCSB’s Ed [...]
The Santa Barbara office of Arts and Culture has announced the opening for the honorary position of city poet laureate [...]

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 [...]

Robert Jury’s Working Man premieres at SBIFF

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
WORKING MAN is the first film by Robert Jury, and will be in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this coming Saturday. The story about a factory closure and the attempt of the workers to keep it afloat comes out of the financial collapse of 2008. Its continued relevance today still surpr [...]
WORKING MAN is the first film by Robert Jury, and will be in the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this coming [...]

Tiny Libraries Coming to State Street

Monday, February 11th, 2019
An effort to bring books to state street is underway... And, artists are encouraged to submit their design ideas for the ‘tiny libraries project.’ The winning idea will earn a ten thousand dollar award. KCSB's Edward Colmenares spoke with Sarah York Rubin, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara O [...]
An effort to bring books to state street is underway... And, artists are encouraged to submit their design ideas for t [...]