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June 2008

Shakespeare's As You Like it set in 1970's setting in local production

6/30/2008 9:14am    Download MP3

Some of Shakespeare's most popular characters are donning polyester suits, and moving to the sounds of Bob Dylan, and Janis Joplin in a new interpetation of a classic comedy.
For perfomance and ticket information, click on this link.

Seabees open Ventura County base to public for open house

6/27/2008 9:27am    Download MP3

John Wayne made their story famous in the World War II era movie, "The Fighting Seabees." But...did you know that Ventura County is the west coast home for this elite part of the Navy? KCLU takes us to Naval Base Ventura County, as the Seabees prepare for their big annual open house, June 28th and 29th.

Former network news anchor concerned about growth in partisan politics

6/26/2008 9:37am    Download MP3

It's partisan interests, and not America's bets interests which are ruling American politics. That's according to former N-B-C Nightly News anchorman Tom Browkaw, who spoke on the South Coast this week.

John McCain highlights energy proposals during Santa Barbara stops

6/25/2008 9:11am    Download MP3

Republican presidential candidate John McCain brought his campaign to the South Coast yesterday, touting his energy policies during a Santa Barbara appearance. But...he barely talked about an aspect of his proposal, new offshore oil drilling. That's created a firestorm of controversy locally.

Local filmmakers produce documentary on Sitting Bull

6/24/2008 10:08am    Download MP3

He's one of America's most famous Native Americans. But...some local filmmakers say many portrayals of Sitting Bull have been inaccurate. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with John and Grace Ferry's about their project to try to get the legacy of the Native American leader right, through a documentary.

South Coast group serves up full helpings of theater with lunch

6/23/2008 9:56am    Download MP3

A South Coast theater company is offering up a tasty treat. It's lunch, and a live stage performance. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at this unique combo that's a hit with some local theater fans.

Final preparations underway for S.B. Summer Solstice parade

6/20/2008 9:55am    Download MP3

The floats, and costumes are almost done, and, about a thousand people are getting ready to march in a one of a kind parade that's become a tradition on the South Coast.

South Coast environmentalists upset over the President's proposal to expand offshore oil exploration

6/19/2008 9:53am    Download MP3

The president's new plan to ease gas prices, by boosting offshore oil development, has created a firestorm of controversy on the South Coast, because of potential environmental impacts.

People line up for licenses on first day of same-sex legal marriages

6/18/2008 8:51am    Download MP3

County clerks offices across the state were busy issuing wedding licenses to same-sex couples on the first full day it was legal. Hundreds of people took advantage of the opportunity in Ventura County.

Journalists compare Reagan, George W. Bush legacies

6/17/2008 8:49am    Download MP3

President Bush has hit an all-time low in recent public opinion polls. What will his legacy be? It's an interesting question for a nationally known journalist who examined Bush's goal to emulate Ronald Reagan's approach to domestic, and foreign policy, and spoke about it the Reagan Library.

Famous Disney music composers to debut new project in Santa Barbara

6/16/2008 9:20am    Download MP3

He, and his brother wrote songs like "Winnie the Pooh" ...and, "It's a Small, Small World." Now...composer Richard Sherman's latest project is a musical world premiere this weekend in Santa Barbara.

Need for defensible space around homes in high fire danger areas emphasized

6/13/2008 9:24am    Download MP3

Santa Barbara City, and County firefighters talk about why brush clearance is so critical around homes in high fire danger areas. Santa Barbara and Ventura counties have adopted wildfire plans for use by the public.

Santa Barbara County's plan: sbcfire.com

Ventura County's plan: fire.countyofventura.org

Students go underwater with divers to learn about Channel Islands

6/12/2008 9:50am    Download MP3

Hundreds of South Coast students are getting the chance to explore the Channel Islands not just through books, but by using live video feeds to explore the ocean bottom with divers.

Innovative plan being tried to cope with Ventura County beach erosion

6/11/2008 10:08am    Download MP3

Erosion has damaged a popular section of coastline on the South Coast, but for years there was a disagreement over what to do about it. Now...a new plan is in place to try to restore Ventura's Surfer's Point.

Archive of historic English ballads based at local university

6/10/2008 6:52am    Download MP3

Long before radio and television, ballads which were printed, read and sung were the tabloid storytelling devices of the day in England.

U.C. Santa Barbara is home to one of the world's leading archives of these ballads. You can access the English Broadside Ballad Archive at this link

California drought leads to closer look at home landscaping

6/9/2008 9:35am    Download MP3

The governor has declared that California is officially in a drought. Do you know what uses the most water at home? It's not the washer, and it's not the showers. If you're in a single family home, the odds are it's landscaping. KCLU looks at water use, and our home landscaping.

Ventura County wineries try to raise profile with wine lovers

6/6/2008 9:19am    Download MP3

California's central coast has become world famous for its wineries. But, there are also some good, but letter known wineries in Ventura County. A new effort is underway by Ventura County wineries to raise their profile to wine lovers.

So Percussion ensemble of the headliners for Ojai Music Festival

6/5/2008 9:07am    Download MP3

The eyes, and ears of the music world are on Ventura County, as the sixty-second annual Ojai Music Festival kicks off its June 5th - 8th run. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a member of one of the headliner groups, who grew up in Ventura County and is now pat of an internationally known percussion ensemble.

Voters reject Measure B in Thousand Oaks, support Measure V in Santa Barbara

6/4/2008 9:12am    Download MP3

KCLU provided live election night coverage, June 3 and results the morning of June 4th. This is a brief recap of the major Santa Barbara and Ventura County races.

Energy experts say high gasoline costs are here to stay

6/3/2008 9:12am    Download MP3

Are skyrocketing gas prices a fluke? Or, are they here to stay? Some experts at a South Coast energy conference say prices wil continue to climb, and that this is a major wakeup call that we need to begin serious efforts to move away from fossil fuels.