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1/31/2008 9:52am Download MP3
Santa Barbara's International Film Festival brings some of the film industry's top talent to our region. Now...a new international festival planned for the south coast is hoping to do the same thing for live theater.
1/30/2008 9:45am Download MP3
Some prime Ventura County farmland could end up unused this Spring. New regulations to clean up the county's air may mean farmers won't be able to use all the pesticides they need for their crops.
1/29/2008 9:40am Download MP3
He was once the king of daytime television talk. Now, Phil Donahue has co-produced a documentary about a soldier turned anti-war advocate. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the ten-time EMMY award winning TV personality, who's showing his movie in Santa Barbara, February 2nd.
1/25/2008 9:42am Download MP3
Some of the pioneers in pro surfing visited Santa Barbara not to surf, but to take part in the world premiere of a movie about their roles in transforming the sport.
1/24/2008 10:21am Download MP3
Santa Barbara County is taking on the federal government in court over air pollution, claiming the government isn't doing enough to regulate large ships passing along the South Coast.
1/23/2008 9:36am Download MP3
Thousands of middle school students in Ventura County are getting fired up about Science, and Engineering thru a traveling program created by some local college students.
1/21/2008 9:04am Download MP3
For decades, playing Major League Baseball was only a dream white kids could fulfill, because the sport was segregated. The African American community's response before integration was its own baseball leagues. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with an author who's dad is one of the few still living people who participated in the league.
1/18/2008 9:33am Download MP3
The south coast is nationally known for it's surfing and beach volleyball. Now, you can add another sport to that list. The U.S. Men's Olympic Water Polo team will spend the next few months in Ventura County, gearing up for the 2008 Summer games in China.
1/17/2008 9:34am Download MP3
There's a little known proposition on the state ballot February 5th which has big ramifications for the State's educational systems. It's a proposal which has community colleges at odds wth the Cal State and U-C systems over funding.
1/16/2008 10:54am Download MP3
Some of the world's leading percussionists are beating the drum for their styles of music at a big festival underway on the South Coast. KCLU looks at the Santa Barbara Symphony's first International Percussion Festival.
1/15/2008 11:03am Download MP3
He won a Nobel Peace prize for his creation of a microloan program....which has lifted millions out of poverty. KCLU speaks with Muhammad Yunus in advance of his January 16th lecture in Santa Barbara.
1/14/2008 9:57am Download MP3
Grammy award winning trumpet player, composer and band leader Terrence Blanchard is performing locally as part of a 50th anniversary tour by the Monterey Jazz Festival. Blanchard talks about his music, and his career.
1/11/2008 9:54am Download MP3
It's a creek that's caused flash flooding in a South Coast community for decades. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports a federal grant may finally set the stage to tame lower Mission Creek, in the Santa Barbara area.
1/10/2008 9:19am Download MP3
Could a South Coast lake used by tens of thousands of boaters a year be closed to boating? That's one of the ideas being talked about to try to prevent an invasion by destructive freshwater mussels at Lake Casitas.
1/9/2008 9:39am Download MP3
The writers strike may be bringing most movie, and television to a standstill...but it isn't stopping the South Coast's annual tribute to the movie industry. The lineup for the 2008 Santa Barbara International Film Festival was officially unveiled, and it includes a number of hot Oscar prospects.
A complete lineup is available online
1/8/2008 9:36am Download MP3
It's a moon so far away from Earth, it takes a seven year space flight to reach it. But...some researchers say Saturn's moon called "Titan" is worthy of a closer look, because it has one of the most complete atmostpheres in the Solar System besides Earth. A Santa Barbara researcher is pursuing this project.
1/7/2008 9:08am Download MP3
A program trying to help a high risk population for diabetes on the South Coast received a big federal grant to expand it's efforts. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the program based at Oxnard's St. John's Regional Medical Center.
1/4/2008 9:33am Download MP3
The South Coast could be getting hit with the biggest series of storms in years, with this biggest one arriving later today. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports. (Friday 1/4)
1/3/2008 9:19am Download MP3
Some former employees of a South Coast newspaper talk about their victory in an important round in their battle with the paper. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the latest on the controversy surrounding the Santa Barbara News Press.
1/2/2008 10:06am Download MP3
Mental health issues, and substance abuse can often be intertwined problems...but in many cases...they aren't treated that way. A program in Ventura County is receiving national recognition for its one-stop approach for providing services for people dealing with both issues.