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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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Community
10:10 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Hundreds take to Santa Barbara streets in Ferguson-related protest

Protesters gathering in Santa Barbara in reaction to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo.
Credit Twitter: Agatha Bacelar @AgathaBacelar

Protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this week went nationwide Tuesday night, including at least one gathering on the Central Coast.

Roughly 500 people were involved at a protest in Santa Barbara according to police estimates.

Santa Barbara Police Sergeant Riley Harwood says the crowd originally formed downtown at the Courthouse Sunken Garden. The crowd then became mobile, moving down State Street and eventually toward Highway 101 at Carrillo Street.

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Community
6:24 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

King City ranked as second most 'financially stressed' municipality in the state

City Hall in King City, Calif.
Credit kingcity.com

A California-based think tank says King City is the second most financially stressed city in the state. Compton ranked No. 1.

The California Policy Center released its list of the "Unlucky 13" this week saying King City's problems stem from a combination of lowered property and sales tax revenues.

Just this week however, King City likely passed a half-cent sales tax increase which wasn't included as part of the study. Final election numbers have yet to be certified.

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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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Community
6:25 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Uneventful Halloween weekend marks success for Isla Vista community

A lone Halloween ghost crosses a quiet Isla Vista street this past weekend.
Credit Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Barbara County sheriff's department says it was a quiet Halloween weekend in Isla Vista with no major incidents, and few arrests and citations issued in comparison to past years.

More than 300 officers and deputies were initially deployed to control crowds, but that number was reduced over the weekend as the expected party scene failed to develop.

Law enforcement credits a local campaign discouraging outsiders and says the heavy rain also likely had an effect.

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