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March 2009

College students launch alcohol, drug awareness campaign aimed at fellow students

3/31/2009 9:51am    Download MP3

Some South Coast college students launched a grass roots effort to deal with drinking during spring break. They're trying to get fellow students to think, and plan, so they don't end up in dangerous situations. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Santa Barbara County relief group helps in international hurricane preparations

3/30/2009 9:42am    Download MP3

A Santa Barbara County based relief agency is spearheading an international effort to get key medical supplies in place for areas which could potentially be hard hit by Atlantic hurricanes. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

International guitar greats come to Santa Barbara

3/27/2009 9:14am    Download MP3

Some of the world's most accomplished guitarists are on the South Coast this weekend, for the wrapup of an international guitar festival. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a taste of the sights, and sounds of the Santa Barbara Symphony event.

Shocking story main attraction at Ventura Film Festival

3/26/2009 3:23pm    Download MP3

It was a crime which shocked Ventura County. A teenager was shot, and in a wheelchair by a neighbor. Now...a new documentary about the victim kicks off the Ventura Film Festival. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the man who's the focus of the film, as well as the filmmaker.

Ventura County church gets mixed results in fight to build new complex

3/25/2009 9:22am    Download MP3

A church's controversial plans to build a new complex on the South Coast received a partial go-ahead....but, the fight may not be over. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Local farmworkers, children talk about living in substandard housing

3/24/2009 9:08am    Download MP3

Many farmworkers on the South Coast live in substandard housing. How does this affect their children? KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with some of them.

Santa Barbara County works on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

3/18/2009 9:59am    Download MP3

The state is requiring jurisdictions across the state to start reducing local greenhouse gas emissions....to battle climate change. Santa Barbara County is coming up with a series of steps for the community, and for itself to meet the goals. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Ventura County program helping endangered butterfly make a comeback

3/17/2009 9:06am    Download MP3

A species of butterfuly once thought to be extinct is making a rebound, largely due to a captive breeding program underway in Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update on efforts to save the Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly.

Stroke gives researcher insight into human brain

3/16/2009 9:24am    Download MP3

A leading neuroscientist got a rare look into the workings of the human brain under stress, when she suffered a stroke. KCLU"s Lance Orozco talks with Dr. Jill Taylor about her experience.

Alvin Ailey dancers dazzle local schoolchildren

3/13/2009 9:52am    Download MP3

A world famous dance troupe is preparing to celebrate it's 50th anniversary. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company was in Santa Barbara....staging a series of performances including a special one for more than two thousand schoolchildren. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Whale put on show along Santa Barbara waterfront

3/12/2009 9:22am    Download MP3

A whale visiting Santa Barbara is putting on a big show, a week after its arrival in the city's harbor area.

Santa Barbara goes online with new solar power facility

3/11/2009 10:04am    Download MP3

While many communities are talking about going green...one South Coast city is doing it. It's throwing the switch on one of the region's largest solar power facilities. It will create enough electricity to power the equivalent of 100 homes a year. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.

Music organizations support local schools

3/10/2009 9:33am    Download MP3

The State budget crisis is putting the arts more than ever at risk in South Coast schools. Some local schools are getting help from another source, though, as music organizations step up to help provide a slice of music education, with a roving music van loaded with orchestra instruments.

Author goes bananas over bananas

3/9/2009 10:09am    Download MP3

It's a simply fruit. But...it's led to a marketing revolution...and, has even toppled governments. It's the story of the banana. KCLU talks with the author of the book about the fruit's history, who's speaking on the South Coast.

Santa Barbara County Supervisors wrangle with power of CEO's post

3/6/2009 9:55am    Download MP3

IT's a political hot potato. Where should the powers of a non-elected official stop? That issue has split Santa Barbara County Supervisors. KCLU looks at the county's debate over the authority of the CEO's post.

NTSB official raises rail rules enforcement questions in light of Metrolink crash

3/5/2009 9:07am    Download MP3

A top federal investigator is questioning the ability to enforce key rail safety guidelines, in the wake of last September's deadly crash of a Ventura County bound Metrolink train. KCLU covers the final day of a hearing on the accident which left 25 dead, and more than 130 injured.

New details released on deadly Metrolink crash

3/4/2009 9:46am    Download MP3

Federal officials are for the first time releasing some of the text messages from the engineer of the Metrolink train in last year's deadly head-on crash with a freight train. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the federal hearing that's underway to try to shed more light on the accident.

Men not getting checkups as often as they should

3/3/2009 9:45am    Download MP3

Turning 50 is a milestone in a man's life. It's also an important marker for things a man needs to do to insure he's healthy...and...stays that way. KCLU has the story...in the latest of our periodic Health Dialogues reports.

Internationally known choreographer creates new work on South Coast

3/2/2009 9:35am    Download MP3

She's choreographed dance all over the world. Now...this globetrotter's latest world premier project is right here, KCLU talks with Aszure Barton.