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Camp 4 agreement includes 'waiver of sovereign immunity'

Santa Ynez Valley residents are awaiting a public meeting Monday evening about the land parcel known as Camp 4. Santa Barbara county officials will announce a tentative intergovernmental agreement between the Santa Ynez Band of the Chumash Indians and the county.

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China Moves To Limit Fuel, Textile Trade With North Korea

China is imposing new limits on trade with North Korea after the isolated country's latest nuclear test. China's Ministry of Commerce said Saturday it would limit refined petroleum exports starting Oct. 1 and ban the import of North Korean textiles immediately. It would ban exports of liquefied natural gas to the North immediately as well. China accounts of about 90 percent North Korea's trade, according to The Associated Press. The BBC estimates the textile ban will cost the North more than ...

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Host Tom Wilmer visits with Cal Poly Intern Randy Hair (Left) Virginia Scripps (Center) and Kain Tietzel, CEO of StartVR (Right) in the KCBX NPR affiliate studio in San Luis Obispo, California
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Kain Tietzel, CEO and founder of Sydney, Australia based Start VR talks about the newly released Atlas Obscura VR (virtual reality) hi-fidelity virtual travel experience.

Join Tietzel, Virginia Scripps with Los Angeles based Press Kitchen PR, and Cal Poly intern Randi Hair as we explore the new frontier of virtual world travel via a smart phone and headset.

Madison, Wisconsin's weekly Farmer's Market attacks more than 20,000 people every week throughout the summer season
Thomas Wilmer

Dane County’s weekly Farmers Market attracts more than 20,000 people during the height of the summer season, but it’s a year-round affair. With more than 275 vendors, more than 150 set up shop weekly. The market is much more than just a place to shop for fresh Wisconsin produce, it’s an epic place to socialize and bring the entire family. Tom Wilmer visits with Market Manager Sarah Elliott  at the Wisconsin State Capital Square in downtown Madison, Wisconsin  for the inside scoop.

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In the past two weeks two important guitarists have died. Walter Becker of Steely Dan passed away today at 67. His style has been described as rock with jazz inflections. John Abercrombie died August 22 at 72. He's been called a fusion guitarist but in the last years of his career he said he was returning to his roots, as a jazz player.

Housing bills vote postponed

Sep 1, 2017
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California legislative leaders have delayed votes on a package of housing bills until after Labor Day weekend.

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There's a new youth ballet company in San Luis Obispo, striving to bring world-class instruction to young dancers and exceptional performances to Central Coast audiences. 

FranK Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace in downtown Madison, Wisconsin
Thomas Wilmer

Tom Wilmer and his associate, Annita Thomas from Atlanta Georgia visit with Diane Morganthaler, Executive Vice President of the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau. Diane shares a litany of cool things to do and see for the entire family. 

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KCBX News welcomed Central Coast congressman Rep. Salud Carbajal to the studio this week to talk about a variety of issues: the proposal to decommission the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, what's happening in Washington DC, and the most pressing concerns he hears from his constituents. Here's KCBX News Director Greta Mart in conversation with Rep. Carbajal.

Playing With Cheese!

Aug 30, 2017
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From a lump of mold being the most delicious food in the fridge to edible "plastic", Fr Ian explores Cheese! Glorious Cheese! Pairing cheese with wine and salami is an art in and of itself, a chore that Fr Ian is willing to undertake for the sake of good radio. Today he's Playing With Cheese.


County government contracting bill reduces local control, say opponents

Aug 29, 2017
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Opposition is growing against a bill in the California Legislature that would add strict new requirements before any counties can contract out for government services.

Governor, democratic leaders reach agreement on major pieces of housing deal

Aug 29, 2017
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California Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats have reached a housing deal at the state Capitol that includes a $4 billion bond, a new fee on real estate transaction documents, and several efforts to streamline new development projects. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on the agreement. 

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