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2/26/2010 9:33am Download MP3
A project to bring free solar power to some Ventura County senior citizens on fixed incomes almost didn't happen, because a contractor walked out in the middle of the project. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the community rallied to help get the project completed.
2/25/2010 10:09am Download MP3
Some UCSB computer researchers exposed a global computer information theft ring which infected some 180-thousand computers in the United States, and Europe. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the discovery came as a part of their ongoing research into computer security.
2/24/2010 2:16pm Download MP3
Ventura County's efforts to keep campaign spending under control have suffered a setback, as a result of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports some of the spending caps may have to be removed to be in compliance with the high court's decision.
2/23/2010 9:33am Download MP3
Is television news drifting off course from fact base, to opinion driven programming? One leading broadcast journalist thinks so. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand in Simi Valley, as CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
2/22/2010 9:29am Download MP3
During a visit to Santa Barbara, the former President of Mexico issued a call for the legalization of some drugs to try to end the deadly drug war that's led to the deaths of thousands of people. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Vicente Fox.
Photo: Westmont College
2/19/2010 10:50am Download MP3
A rare, World War II vintage aicraft based in Ventura County is going to be the star of an international airshow in New Zealand.
KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the Japanese Zero fighter based at Camarillo Airport is one of only three still flying Zeros in the world.
Photo: CAF Photo
2/18/2010 9:22am Download MP3
A new state law intended to help ease state prison overcrowding is apparently having some big unintended impacts locally, forcing county jails to release hundreds of inmates early. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at the complex controversy, which is far from being settled.
2/17/2010 8:18am Download MP3
Out of the ashes of Santa Barbara County's "Tea" brushfire has emerged what's being called the largest solar powered community in the county. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story, from Montecito.
2/16/2010 10:51am Download MP3
There's the baby boomers...there's Generation "X"...and now...Generation "Y". This latest tech oriented, highly educated generation is proving diffcult for some employers, because they don't know how to manage the young workers. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the subject, which was the focus of a forum in Ventura.
2/15/2010 8:21am Download MP3
The recent rainfall is a welcome occurance to drought impacted Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. But, it's still a drop in the bucket compared to what's really needed to ease the crisis. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to some regional, and state leaders about the situation, as well as about a state plan to try to provide some long term solutions.
2/12/2010 11:04am Download MP3
Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties have had some of the heaviest rainfall in years. Does it mean El Nino is back? KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to a leading oceanographer about the situation.
2/11/2010 10:17am Download MP3
The man behind the Beatles legendary music is in Santa Barbara County, for the world premiere of one of his original works this weekend. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Sir George Martin, the producer who not only arranged the Beatles biggest hits, but performed with the band in many of their studio recordings.
2/10/2010 8:14am Download MP3
It's a little known story. Each year, tens of thousands of children from Central America make their way to the U.S., to try to find their mothers, who've come here to try to support their families.
KCLU's Lance Orozco speaks with journalist Sonia Nazario, who's appearing at UC Santa Barbara this week, as part of "UCSB Reads" and "Santa Barbara Reads" programs. You can get event details here.
2/9/2010 8:49am Download MP3
He's directed the two top grossing movies of all time...and his latest film..."Avatar"...is up for nine Oscars. But, he took time out to show his documentary about undersea exploration to thousands of Santa Barbara County schoolchildren. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with James Cameron about the Santa Barbara International Film Festival event.
2/8/2010 9:36am Download MP3
They were Israeli, and Palestinian surfers who cared more about the waves than politics. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to an American filmmaker who documented this unique effort, and turned it into a movie showing at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
2/5/2010 11:30am Download MP3
Is someone you know losing things, becoming confused frequently, or becoming lost while making routine trips?
As a part of our ongoing "Health Dialogues" series of health reports, KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at this aspect of aging well, which was the focus of a conference in Ventura County.
2/4/2010 10:53am Download MP3
They're some of the nation's top high school football players, and they live here, on the South Coast.
KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand as about two dozen players to part in ceremonies to sign letters of intent to play for schools like USC, UCLA, and Notre Dame.
2/3/2010 8:55am Download MP3
Santa Barbara County is trying to answer calls to do more to help some of its chronically homeless, after six deaths from that community have been reported since the first of the year.
KCLU's Lance Orozco reports county leaders are asking a task force to investigate the deaths, while they've also committed support for some emergency warming shelters.
2/2/2010 8:34am Download MP3
The Oscar nominations are out, and it's not just exciting news for the nominees. It's big news for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which received word that actors, and filmmakers coming to the 25th annual festival received a grand total of 30 Oscar nominations. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a preview of the festival, which opens Feburary 4th.
A complete rundown of festival events is available at sbfilmfestival.org
2/1/2010 10:19am Download MP3
Some never before publically seen mementos, and artifacts from President Ronald Reagan's life, and especially his time in office are now on display in a new exhibition in Ventura County.
KCLU's Lance Orozco reports it opened just in time for the celebration of what would have been Reagan's 99th birthday on February 6th.