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January 2011

Internationally known author, professor talks about lack of intelligent discourse

1/31/2011 10:45am    Download MP3

Intelligent discourse about issues facing America often gives way to shouting matches by cable television, and talkradio pundits. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Professor Michael Sandel, an internationally known expert on this issue who's scheduled to speak about it 2/1/11 at U.C. Santa Barbara's Campbell Hall.

New Assemblyman working overtime to do job, and prepare for military deployment to Afghanistan

1/28/2011 10:26am    Download MP3

A new State Assemblyman in Ventura County is busier than usual, because in a matter of weeks, he'lll be trading in his suit, and tie for a military uniform. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with 37th District State Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Moorpark about his first weeks on the job, and the unusual situation he's facing.

Freedom Riders talk about experiences fighting discrimination

1/27/2011 10:11am    Download MP3

They put their lives, and careers on the line a half century ago, to combat discrimination in the deep South. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with two of the "Freedom Riders" in Montecito, as they prepared to speak at Westmont College.

Ventura County Maritime Museum prepares to celebrate 20th anniversary, and move to new home

1/26/2011 8:46pm    Download MP3

A Ventura County museum focused on the region's nautical heritage is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary, as well as preparing for a move to a new, larger home. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story. Link to museum website:Click Here

New program helping to train community members to spot potential mental health issues

1/25/2011 7:59pm    Download MP3

A new program in Ventura County is helping to train members of the community to be on the lookout with those with mental health issues, to guide them to help. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Classic stage production re-created in joint dance company, symphony collaboration in Santa Barbara

1/21/2011 11:33am    Download MP3

The Santa Barbara Symphony, and Santa Barbara's State Street Ballet have joined forces to mix live music, and dance in a presentation of a classic Aaron Copeland piece, which even has Santa Barbara roots to it. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Ventura County doctor talks about trip to help sick, starving children in Africa

1/20/2011 7:14pm    Download MP3

A Ventura County doctor who survived his own life-threatening medical emergency used part of his second lease on life to help sick, starving children in Africa. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Mental health treatment programs in Santa Barbara County jail reviewed

1/19/2011 1:28pm    Download MP3

A new report indicates that Santa Barbara County may be making progress in dealing with the mental illness problem among county jail inmates, which may involve more than a quarter of those incarcerated at any given time. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Local scientists involved in international space exploration project

1/18/2011 11:03am    Download MP3

Some U.C. Santa Barbara scientists are part of an international research team which is opening new doors into the evolution, and makeup of our universe. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the local researchers about the first wave of data that's just been released to the public.

Southern California theater community focuses on Ventura County for awards show

1/17/2011 7:30pm    Download MP3

The eyes of the Southern California theater community will be focused on Ventura County tonight (1/17), as the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza hosts the 2011 Ovation Awards. It's like a local version of Broadway's Tony Awards. KCLU's Lance Orozco has a preview. Click on the following link for ticket information:Click Here

Local college students use vacation time to help in post-hurricane construction in Gulf region

1/14/2011 1:08pm    Download MP3

Some students from California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks are passing on the sunny beaches of Hawaii, and Southern California's ski slopes this week, during their winter break, to help with continuing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Ventura school tries to cut waste output through innovative new program

1/13/2011 11:18am    Download MP3

Some Ventura elementary school students are digging through piles of garbage, and having fun doing it, as they help create a new recycling program for their campus, and potentially other schools. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Santa Barbara County looks at continuing onshore oil spill concerns

1/12/2011 10:36am    Download MP3

Ongoing problems with onshore oil spills in Santa Barbara County are prompting officials to look at an ordinance aimed at preventing them. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update.

Thousands of local businesses may be eligible for free energy efficiency program

1/11/2011 7:46pm    Download MP3

Thousands of local businesses in Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties may be getting the chance for free energy audits, and efficiency products. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story. You can find a link to the program's website here

:Click Here

Asian Citus Psyllid threat to Ventura County citrus, nursery stock leads to quarantine

1/10/2011 12:04pm    Download MP3

The discovery of a potentially disease carrying insect in Ventura County which can decimate citrus crops has led to a quarantine for the county. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update on the Asian Citrus Psyllid threat.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival announces 2011 lineup

1/7/2011 2:19pm    Download MP3

Geoffrey Rush, Annette Benning, and Nicole Kidman are among the big names who will be a part of the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand as the lineup was announced.

You can find the lineup by clicking on the following link:Click Here

Ventura County's first new Sheriff in more than a decade takes office

1/4/2011 9:53am    Download MP3

Geoff Dean has been sworn in as Ventura County's new Sheriff, taking over for Bob Brooks, who retired after three terms in office. The department veteran talks about some of his challenges, and objectives as the agency faces potentially new state funding cuts.

KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Santa Barbara County based effort creates low cost solar powered reading lamps for schoolchildren in developing nations

1/3/2011 1:59pm    Download MP3

A project in Santa Barbara County has developed a low cost solar powered LED lamp, to replace kerosene lanterns used by schoolchildren to study at night in some developing nations. You can see one of the lamps, and find out more about the locally based "Unite-to-Light" project, by clicking on this link to the organization's website: Click Here