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3/31/2010 11:52am Download MP3
Teen sex is a hot button issue for parents. Some adults say we should push for abstinence, while others advocate teaching safe sex. Many teens know much more about this subject than their parents realize. KCLU takes a look at the teen sex issue not from the view of adults, but from the teens.
3/30/2010 10:14am Download MP3
It's being called one of the most significant drug busts in Ventura County history. Authorities say the arrest of a man they call a Mexican drug kingpin will get a half a million doses of heroin off of Southern California's streets. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
3/29/2010 11:10am Download MP3
The most recent statistics show that more than 400 Californians died in work related injuries in a one year period, and thousands were injured. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at this issue, and talks with the head of the state agency which oversees workplace safety, as part of our "Health Dialogues" series.
3/26/2010 8:32am Download MP3
A CHP officer who retired after being seriously injured in a Ventura County crash caused by a DUI driver is now using his experience to try to educate other drivers. Tony Pedeferri appeared at an awareness day organized by the Ventura College Psychology Club.
KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
3/24/2010 7:43am Download MP3
They're professional level singers from the San Fernando Valley, to Santa Barbara. Now, they've joined forces to brining some cutting edge modern music to Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco, talks to the founder, and some of the members of the Arete Vocal Ensemble.
3/23/2010 9:28am Download MP3
He wrote, and directed some of the landmark films of the 1960's, and 70's. He had recurring roles in hit series like "The Sopranos".
KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to Paul Mazursky, who's appearing at this week's Ventura Film Society Film Festival.
3/22/2010 12:06pm Download MP3
A proposal to restore one of the Channel Islands to its natural condition by euthanizing un-adoptable feral cats created a firestorm of controversy. But, KCLU's Lance Orozco reports animal advocates have come up with an alternative to save the cats, while protecting the wildlife they were killing.
3/19/2010 7:59am Download MP3
Have you filled out your census questionnaire? More than 120 million of them were set to arrive in homes across the country this week. KCLU's Lance Orozco gives us a look at the process, which is moving into high gear this week locally, and across the country.
3/18/2010 1:21pm Download MP3
Some South Coast scientists are part of an international team which officially announced today the discovery of a planet some 15 hundred light years away from Earth. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with some of the local members of the global research team.
3/17/2010 11:17am Download MP3
The ongoing state budget crisis is creating problems of its own locally in many ways, especially for non-profit health clinics which provide key medical services for those without health insurance. The situation is complicated by concerns about how Obama's health care proposals may impact the situation, as well as how immigration reform could impact services to undocumented workers. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at this subject, as we continue our "Health Dialogues" series.
3/16/2010 10:29am Download MP3
A tiny little insect which has spread north from Mexico, into the United States is threatening the state's citrus industry. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports on an effort by local agricultural leaders to try to keep the Asian Citrus Psyllid from spreading into Ventura County.
3/15/2010 11:48am Download MP3
It's census time on the South Coast...for people, and for cetaceans.
KCLU's Lance Orozco reports an army of volunteers is conducting its annual count of migrating whales along the West Coast, as part of an effort to see how the once endangered species is faring.
3/12/2010 10:03am Download MP3
There are more than 100,000 men, women, and children currently on organ transplant waiting lists in the United States, with an estimated 18 people on that list dying every day because a donor isn't found in time. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the organ transplant issue through the eyes of a kidney donor, and recipient in Santa Barbara, as part of our "Health Dialogues" series.
3/11/2010 10:12am Download MP3
If you have recurring backaches, soreness in your legs, or migraine headaches, you may be among the 50 to 90 million Americans hit by chronic pain. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at what's being called a "silent epidemic"...in the latest in our periodic series of health reports called "Health Dialogues".
3/10/2010 11:40am Download MP3
Some local schoolchildren are learning firsthand that while we might buy fruit, and vegetables from the supermarket, it really comes from the ground. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from a Santa Barbara elementary school campus which can now boast it has its own student designed, and built gardens as part of a community program.
3/9/2010 12:08pm Download MP3
A Ventura County couple which lost a baby to SIDS is helping others facing similar losses, through a support foundation they've created. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
3/8/2010 11:08am Download MP3
You might assume the food we eat everyday is safe, but a new study shows that foodborne illnesses cost every single person in California the equivalent of more than 500 dollars a year. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the issue of food safety, as part of our periodic series of health reports called "Health Dialogues".
3/5/2010 8:57am Download MP3
It's Hollywood's biggest weekend of the year. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with one of Santa Barbara County's most famous residents...the man could be one of the biggest winners at the Academy Awards..."Avatar" director James Cameron.
3/4/2010 9:13am Download MP3
After decades in one Santa Barbara County community, a senior housing development is trying to find a place for a project which better meets its clients needs. But, KCLU's Lance Orozco reports that a search of southern Santa Barbara County has failed to turn a place which will work for the non-profit agency.
3/3/2010 10:26am Download MP3
A pancreatic cancer survivor from Santa Barbara is trying to raise awareness about the disease from coast to coast, by taking part in a 42,000 mile, nine month long motorcycle ride. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story. You can track the ride by going to its official website, here.
3/2/2010 11:18am Download MP3
The project is years from complete, but local, and federal officials gathered in Oxnard to celebrate a milestone in efforts to clean up a local toxic waste site. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update on the Halaco cleanup efforts.
3/1/2010 10:22am Download MP3
Two Nobel laureates from U.C. Santa Barbara are setting aside their laptops this weekend to co-star in a play at the Music Academy Of The West. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to the physicists about this unique project, which is a benefit for Santa Barbara's Ensemble Theater Company.