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2/27/2009 9:57am Download MP3
He was a little known South Coast pioneer. Now...an effort is being made to find his relatives...as well as name a mountain after him.
2/26/2009 9:08am Download MP3
The economic crisis is affecting most of us. How is it hitting small business owners? Hundreds of those in the small business community on the South Coast gathered to talk about how to make the best of the situation.
2/25/2009 10:49am Download MP3
It was supposed to be orbiting the earth this morning. Instead...a satellite launched from Santa Barbara County is at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean...after a key failure just minutes after the launch. KCLU looks at what when wrong.
2/24/2009 11:17am Download MP3
More than 500 businesses, and individuals stepped up to create a relief fund for victims of Santa Barbara County's "Tea" brushfire. Now...the first checks have gone out to fire victims. KCLU has the story.
2/23/2009 10:44am Download MP3
Michael Mc-Donald...formerly of the Doobie Brothers....and some other major recording artists are headlining a South Coast performance raising money for arts programs in some local schools.
2/20/2009 9:02am Download MP3
A new economic forecast is painting a grim picture for Ventura County, predicting the county's worst recession in a half century. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the project's Executive Director about the outlook.
2/19/2009 10:14am Download MP3
A South Coast performing group is serving up some lunch helpings of opera....to get people excited about its upcoming opera season.
2/18/2009 10:24am Download MP3
The question of how much power Santa Barbara County's Chief Executive Officer should have has become a hot debate. A debate is underway over whether the C-E-O, or supervisors should have the final say on hiring.
2/17/2009 9:48am Download MP3
Some South Coast groups think they've come up with the right prescription for low income parents to give their young kids a healthy childhood.
2/16/2009 9:40am Download MP3
They were abandoned halfway around the world. Now...some greyhounds are get a new lease on life, thanks to a non-profit rescue group here on the South Coast. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
2/13/2009 9:25am Download MP3
The debate continues in Santa Barbara County over how to deal with a rash of onshore oil spills, which have dumped thousands of gallons of oil, and other contaminants onto the ground. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.
2/12/2009 9:08am Download MP3
We think of them as places to learn about nature. But...the head of America's Zoo and Aquarium Association says these facilities play a key, yet little known role in research, and conservation efforts. KCLU talks with the national leader, who's visitng the South Coast.
2/11/2009 9:14am Download MP3
Our region is taking a big jump toward greener energy, with approval of a wind power project which will power some 50-thousand homes. Santa Barbara County supervisors overrode objections to the project to give it the final go-ahead.
2/10/2009 9:03am Download MP3
KCLU talks with triple Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee, in advance of his visit to Santa Barbara.
2/9/2009 9:16am Download MP3
He's known in both the jazz, and classical worlds. Nine time Grammy award winner Paquito D'Rivera will perform on the South Coast. KCLU talks with the internationally known musician.
2/6/2009 9:00am Download MP3
He's co-starring with Steve Martin in the latest "Pink Panther" movie. He's co-founder of "Monty Python's Flying Circus. Comedian John Cleese is going to appear at a benefit screening of his classic comedy "A Fish Called Wanda." KCLU talks to the Montecito resident about his career.
2/5/2009 9:52am Download MP3
Food is a basic element of life we often take for granted. But...there are growing concerns about food sustainability, as well as the security of food supplies. KCLU gives us a look at a South Coast conference which brings together national experts to discuss food concerns.
2/4/2009 9:54am Download MP3
The state budget crisis is hitting home on the South Coast, as local agencies try to figure out how they'll be impacted by what are expected to be major funding cuts. In Santa Barbara County, they've even been talking about a county hiring freeze.
2/3/2009 9:11am Download MP3
It sounds like the plot of a movie....but it's acutally an important new research project. A U-C Santa Barbara researcher is part of a team which discovered some louder than expected cosmic noise, by flying a balloon with monitoring devices into our upper atmosphere.