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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Environment
3:52 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Challenges and Opportunities in Climate Change

Broadcast date: 4/23/2015

Climate change: The problem is serious, but experts believe it is solvable, not with expensive new technology, but with political will and by taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The longer we wait the more expensive and difficult it will be to solve.

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Community
4:12 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Navigating the Red “C”

Broadcast date: 4/16/2015

Hepatitis C is a silent disease. 

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Community
12:20 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Why Public Art Is Important?

Broadcast date: 4/9/2015

The purpose of public art is not only to enrich the community and improve our quality of life through its ability to enrich an environment, but also to ignite the imagination, encourage thought and to prompt discourse. Public art benefits the community through placemaking, bringing people together, and can be used as a tool in economic development.

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Community
3:11 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Strengthening Families, Preventing Abuse

Broadcast date: 4/2/2015

Child abuse and neglect can be found in families across the social and economic spectrum. Why does child abuse occur?

Social isolation, financial stress, poverty, substance abuse, and domestic violence are all factors that can lead to adults abusing children.  ACTION reports in San Luis Obispo County although there has been a 12% decrease in cases of child abuse from 2006 to 2012, the rate of cases was still higher than the state rate in 2012.

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Community
2:21 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

People of Faith for Justice

Broadcast date: 3/26/2015

People of Faith for Justice are an interfaith alliance in San Luis Obispo County, dedicated to promoting peace and justice for all. 

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Community
4:14 pm
Sun March 15, 2015

An Introduction to Dying Wise

Broadcast date: 3/19/2015

What is Die Wise Training? Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. 

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Health
5:19 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Decreasing Smoking, Saving Lives, Saving Money

Broadcast date: 3/12/2015

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Not only does it take a toll on health, but the monetary cost of smoking is heavy in California as well. 

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Environment
5:00 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Our Oceans, Our Coasts

Broadcast date: 3/5/2015

There are more than three hundred miles of ocean along the Central Coast of California, between Santa Cruz and Carpinteria. 
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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 

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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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