Central Coast Voices

Thursdays, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Central Coast Voices addresses the many ramifications of change and how today's choices will affect tomorrow's community. This program is an extension and production of "Action for Healthy Communities" an organization committed to identifying and carrying out projects that will improve the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County. The show's topics and guests focus on raising public awareness through credible and valid information about local and regional concerns such as health care access, neighborhood design, the state of our education infrastructure, the economic impacts, and much more. Your hosts Kris Kington-Barker and Fred Munroe invite you to join the conversation. To participate, call 805-781-3875 during the program.

Email the show: voices@kcbx.org

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Community
10:42 am
Thu February 26, 2015

What is Drug Court?

Broadcast date: 2/26/2015

The San Luis Obispo County Drug Court Program is a court supervised, comprehensive and intensive program of treatment and accountability that utilizes collaboration between Drug and Alcohol Services, Probation, and the Court for non-violent defendants. The first Drug Court was established in Florida in 1989. Since then, interest in Drug Court has spread globally.

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Community
4:42 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

No-Drama Discipline

Broadcast date: 2/19/2015

What parent hasn’t been in the middle of a store when their toddler throws a tantrum?  Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. 

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Agriculture
1:30 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Let’s Dig into the Viticulture of Wine

Broadcast date: 2/12/2015 

In 2013 in California, grapes accounted for more than 878,000 acres of the state’s agricultural crops.

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Community
7:11 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Living Trans on the Central Coast

Broadcast date: 2/5/2015 

Most people have little understanding of what it means to be transgender. At the most basic level transgender is a term for a person who doesn’t clearly fit into society’s standards of what we believe a woman or a man is supposed to look or act. 

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Community
12:28 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Exploring Racial and Ethnic Bias

Broadcast date: 1/29/2015

The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have reignited a debate about race in our country. Although many consider these incidents isolated, and racism overcome, five decades after Martin Luther King gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech;

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Issues in Health Policy
1:55 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity: What Does It Mean?

Broadcast date: 1/22/2015

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), mental health and substance use abuse coverage has been expanded greatly.  Prior to its implementation, about one-third of individuals with health insurance had no coverage for substance use disorder services, and almost 20 percent had no coverage for mental health disorders.  

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Promoting Education
2:07 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Hands in Nepal

Broadcast date: 1/15/2015

Seven years ago, Danny Chaffin, then only 19 years old, was volunteering in an orphanage in Kathmandu. It was here he learned about the dire social situation in Nepal. Danny found many children living in the city’s orphanages had been sent to Kathmandu by well-meaning parents, from remote rural villages, without schools, to receive an education. 

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Rape and Sexual Violence
5:38 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Broadcast date: 1/08/2015

Stories of sexual assault on American college campuses have dominated the news this past year. Although a recent federal report estimated only about .02% of enrolled students reported a forcible sex offense, many experts believe that sexual assault is seriously under-reported, and incidences are likely much higher.  

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Politics
11:18 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Happy New Year, or Not?

Broadcast date: 1/1/2015

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End-of-Life Issues
8:32 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Advanced Care Planning – Hope Is Not a Plan

Broadcast date: 12/18/2014

In a 2011 California Healthcare Foundation poll Californians were asked if they felt it was important to discuss Advance Planning with their healthcare providers. 

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Stewardship Travel
1:55 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Travel for the 21st Century

Broadcast date: 12/11/2014

Travel is a major economic driver on the Central Coast, and it’s not surprising that with a steady growth in the industry ACTION shows a consistent increase in travel spending over the past seven years. Now an important and beneficial new form of tourism for our County and the Country has arrived--Stewardship Travel. 

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Preventing Violence
11:04 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Youth in Action

Broadcast date: 12/4/2014

Although over the past few years’ important mental health and counseling services for at-risk youth in our schools have been severely cut, Youth in Action, sponsored by the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, has continued to play a critical role using early prevention work as a solution to gang violence in the schools and within our communities. 

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Current Issues in Schools
1:55 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

The Changing Face of Public Education

Broadcast date: 11/20/2014

The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education provides academic and financial support for more than 35,000 students, over 10 districts, in 75 public schools. The Office is administered by the County Superintendent of Schools, a locally elected position, currently held by Dr. Julian Crocker. This January, after serving three consecutive four-year terms as County Superintendent, Dr. Julian Crocker will be relinquishing his position and Dr. Jim Brescia, will succeed him.

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Advocating for Change
2:59 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Is Our Family Court System Flawed?

Broadcast date: 11/13/2014

Some would say that our family court system is broken. There is a belief that courts are too focused on a 50/50 custody split and are no longer focusing on what is best for the children. With high conflict divorces on the rise, many would agree there is a lack of understanding within the judicial community of the often serious circumstances leading to these struggles and children are suffering due to the lack of education. 

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Providing Hope
1:58 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Focusing on Foster Care

Broadcast date: 11/6/2014

There are more than 900 children and youth in foster care throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties at any given time. Reasons for foster care placement range from general neglect, an absent or incapacitated caretaker, relinquishment, exploitation, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and severe neglect. 

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