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12/26/2007 2:51pm Download MP3
He conducts some of the world's leading orchestras. He's supervised the soundtracks for dozens of movies, and T-V shows. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with conductor Richard Kaufman, who's conducting the Santa Barbara Symphony in its annual New Year's Eve Concert
12/20/2007 9:46am Download MP3
One of America's best known judges visited the South Coast. U-S Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, as part of a tour to promote his new book. KCLU's Lance Orozco covers the event.
12/19/2007 9:09am Download MP3
Some would believe Santa is busy at the North Pole right now...getting ready for his big day next week. But...thousands of kids calling a 1-800 number which goes to Santa Barbara have found him...or at least his spirit...in a Santa Barbara call center.
12/18/2007 10:58am Download MP3
Everyone likes to laugh...and humor is often behind it. But., a Santa Barbara researcher says that's just one of the motivations for laughter...and that we need to interpret underlying feelings to understand laughter, and humor. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.
12/17/2007 9:57am Download MP3
The Red Cross provides critical support for public safety agencies when disasters strike the South Coast. But...officials with the Red Cross in Ventura County are now trying to improve preparedness...by establishing disaster response teams in each of the county's ten cities. Lance Orozco has the story.
12/16/2007 10:00am Download MP3
The holidays are the time of year when many of us open our hearts, and our wallets to help those less fortunate. But...some local agencies say the demand for help is up...donations are down...and they're struggling to keep up with the situation. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
12/13/2007 9:41am Download MP3
The Writer's Strike is affecting the jobs of tens of thousands of people in Southern California...including hundreds here, on the South Coast. KCLU talks with some of those impacted by the strike.
12/12/2007 10:20am Download MP3
Golf superstar Tiger Woods talks about becoming a father for the first time, his career, and his annual charity golf tournament taking place in Ventura County December 12th-16th.
12/11/2007 9:31am Download MP3
The Broadway hit "West Side Story" is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2007. A Santa Barbara county woman is part of the festivities, because she's one of the dancers from the original cast.
12/7/2007 9:11am Download MP3
December 7th is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. KCLU News talks with a South Coast man who was in the middle of the battle.
12/6/2007 10:02am Download MP3
A leading climatologist says Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties may again be impacted by a "La Nina" pattern this upcoming winter, which could mean another drier than average winter. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
12/5/2007 9:53am Download MP3
The number of people who are H-I-V positive...and with "AIDS" on the South Coast continues to grow. Local experts are warning that even more alarmingly, many teens and young adults are ignoring the danger they're facing. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
12/4/2007 9:51am Download MP3
A U.C. Santa Barbara researcher has a new hypothesis on the origin of life, which she says may have started between layers of the mineral Mica, deep under prehistoric oceans. UCSB Scientist Helen Hansma presenting her hypothesis to some of the nation's most prominent biologists in Washington D.C.
12/3/2007 9:31am Download MP3
The South Coast is home to a rare species of pine tree. Now ... an effort to help Torry Pines is underway...by learning more about their genetics. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports it's a unique program involving a number of experts...as well as an army of South Coast schoolchildren.