Reports focusing on the latest community events and happenings along California's Central Coast.

Broadcast date: 2/11/16

Broadcast date: 2/4/16

Broadcast date: 1/27/16

Brian Reynolds speaks with Mary Jacka and Corrie Arellano with California Rural Legal Assistance. 

Freedom Warming Centers of Santa Barbara CA Facebook Page

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are preparing to help the homeless stay dry ahead of more El Niño storms. 

Broadcast date: 1/27/2016

As the 2016 election cycle heats up, so does the rhetoric, accusations and fear mongering by politicians whose sole intent is to terrify the electorate into voting with their emotions instead of their rational minds. 

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

The State of California is expected to add a few local buildings to the National Historic Registry Friday.

The State Historical Resources Commission will consider 18 California properties for the federal recognition. 

Broadcast date: 1/28/16

For almost 20 years, Softec has been the Central Coast’s premier software and technology association. 

Broadcast date: 01/19/2016

What does it take to change the world? 

Broadcast date: 1/21/16

Our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 killers of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year– more than all cancers combined. 

Broadcast date: 01/13/2016

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits Virginia to talk with retired Greyhound Bus driver Harry Messimer about the heyday of American bus transportation, his stint as a driver for Freedom Riders in 1961, and his collection of Greyhound memorabilia on display at the Roanoke Museum of Transportation.

Broadcast date: 01/06/2016

Correspondent Tom Wilmer talks to journalist, author, and adjunct Cal Poly instructor, Katya Cengel about her reporting on former child soldiers in Burma, child migrants in Guatemala, and other adventures.

Broadcast date: 1/14/16

What is cybersecurity and why do we need it? 

Broadcast date: 1/7/16

Although concussions are the most common and least serious form of brain injury, a concussion should not be thought of as just ‘getting your bell rung.’  

Cal Poly brings home awards for Rose Parade float

Jan 4, 2016
Tom Zasadzinski, Cal Poly Pomona

After nearly a years-worth of planning and building, Cal Poly students bring home awards this week for their Rose Parade entry.

Broadcast date: 12/29/2015

It's that time of year again-- a time of wrapping up, of taking stock, of making new years resolutions. 

Broadcast date: 12/22/2015

Amidst the hustle and bustle of our often chaotic and complex lives, it's important to a moment to acknowledge the Joy that exists but can often go unnoticed. 

Instagram: @slomakerspace

Brian Reynolds speaks with SLO County Library Director Chris Barnickel and SLO Makerspace CEO Clint Slaughter about their upcoming partnership and how this collaboration will redefine the kind of access a library card gives you and how making things can bring the community together. 

San Luis Obispo has a new police chief set to take over on January 4, 2016. 

Broadcast date: 12/17/15

In today’s world, miscommunications and misunderstandings are more common than ever due to the prevalence of technology in personal and business dealings. Creative Mediation believes that conflict is healthy and works with individuals to become more comfortable with it. 

Broadcast date: 12/10/15

A new report just released by the Women’s Legacy Fund (WLF), an endowed field of interest fund of The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo, shines a light on significant issues affecting women and girls in our community. 

Tom Wilmer

It’s that wonderful time of the year—holiday gatherings of family, friends and feasting—yet there are some families in our Central Coast communities that are unable to provide food not to mention Christmas gifts. That’s where the 15th annual Santa Ynez Valley Christmas Basket program steps in—this year is providing 156 local needy families in the Santa Ynez Valley with hampers of food, staples, toiletries as well as hand-selected gifts.

How we give

Dec 9, 2015

Broadcast date: 12/8/2015

'Tis the season for giving, but how we give may be more important than the act of charity. Tune in for a conversation about the unintentional message our traditional toy drives send.

The holidays can be a difficult time for those who’ve recently lost a loved one. This season of traditions, parties, and family gatherings can be a painful reminder of the one who is not there. Hear from Hospice SLO's Director of Counseling Tony Huffaker as he speaks with Jordan Bell about grieving during the holiday season, practical measures to take during this time of year and how it's different for everyone.

Tom Wilmer

Experience the Gingerbread Wonderland and the Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration this Saturday, December 5! It’s free and fun for kids all ages in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley wine country community of Los Olivos. 

Broadcast date: 12/03/15

Join host Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW, founder of the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), as they discuss the role of doulas in serving the dying and their families, and how they are able to enrich hospice end of life care.

Broadcast date: 12/1/2015

They represent our closest blood ties and are often our most challenging interpersonal relationships, but overall our siblings are the keepers and witnesses of our entire history for better or worse. 

Lifewater International

San Luis Obispo-based Lifewater International recently brought clean, accessible drinking water to a remote village in Ethiopia and will soon do the same thing for another village in Uganda. There are also operations going on in the Congo and Malawi.

When home for the holidays isn't happy

Nov 25, 2015

Broadcast date: 11/24/2015 

Good intentions are not enough when it comes to navigating the minefield that can be a part of family gatherings. Coming up with a plan of action and maybe altering our own perceptions and behaviors may help to make celebrations more than something you endure. Tune in for a conversation about surviving and thriving during the holiday season.

Broadcast date: 11/20/2015

Parenting is not "rocket science," but for millennials faced with all of the competing information available about child rearing, it can look more complex. Tune in for a conversation about stepping back from the “noise” and relying on intuition, from a grandmother's perspective.

A real cost measure

Nov 17, 2015

Broadcast date: 11/19/15

Almost 1 in 3 San Luis Obispo County households are struggling to meet their basic needs, according to a report, was released recently by United Ways of California.