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12:22 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Veteran's Writing Project

Brian Reynolds speaks with guests will be Jim Galvez, who served as a corpsman in a Medical Unit, and Tom Patchel, with the Veterans' Writing Project.

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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
6:17 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

UCSB student leader reacts to report released on Isla Vista killings

An ambulance on the scene of last may's mass killings in Isla Vista, Calif.
Credit Oscar Flores - Twitter @oflores

Nearly nine months after the mass killings in Isla Vista the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is releasing its entire completed report on the incident.

The report details may be hard to take for some as it explains events that transpired during the Isla Vista massacre in May.

Ali Guthy is the President of Associated Students at UCSB she says their office is trying to remind students that they have services available.

Guthy said that some students are aware the report was released but that it doesn't affect everyone the same way. 

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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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Community
2:14 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Paperless Pledge Week through 2/22. You could win an iPad mini 3

The early bird gets the worm. An early Spring pledge to KCBX could get you an Apple iPad mini 3.

By making your new or renewal gift to KCBX during our Paperless Pledge Week, you'll automatically be entered in the first of our Spring Sweepstakes drawings. The prize is an iPad mini 3, the latest version of Apple's book-size tablet. It features fingerprint login (Touch ID), 16 GB of storage, iOS 8, WiFi connectivity, two cameras for photos, videos and video calls and  thousands of apps to enhance your lifestyle.

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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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Community
6:13 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Protest over Santa Barbara-based newspaper's headline to ensue Thursday

Credit Facebook event: Stop Biased & Irresponsible Journalism in SB

Santa Barbara community members have created a Facebook event called 'Stop Biased & Irresponsible Journalism in SB,' where more than 500 people have "joined" to protest the Saturday's headline in the Santa Barbara News-Press. In addition to the virtual protest, community members are planning a protest in Santa Barbara Thursday night in front of the paper's office. 

The headline which reads 'Illegals line up for driver's licenses" titled a story about AB 60,  a new law allowing people to apply for undocumented licenses in California.

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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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Community
12:17 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Cal Poly float earns honors in 2015 Rose Parade

Tom Zasadzinski - Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly's student-built float earned special honors at the Rose Parade Thursday morning in Pasadena.

The float called 'soaring stories' won the Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for the most beautiful non-commercial float.

85 percent of the flowers on the Cal Poly float came from within the state. Just before the final judging Wednesday, it was certified as California Grown by the California Fresh Cut Flower Commission.

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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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Community
5:47 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Homeless housing facility opens in Isla Vista

Santa Barbara County says nearly three dozen homeless individuals will soon have a roof over their heads as a new housing facility has opened its doors in Isla Vista.

It's called the Pescadero Lofts and the first people began moving into their apartments Wednesday. The county's Housing Authority hopes to have everyone moved in by Christmas.

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Community
10:47 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Homeless Services Center gets unanimous vote from SLO Planning Commission

Project rendering: Main facility entrance

Designs for a new Homeless Services Center in San Luis Obispo are moving forward after unanimous approval Wednesday night by the city's Planning Commission.

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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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