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4:24 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Issues & Ideas: Air Date March 19, 2014

Map of proposed Pismo Preserve
Credit SLO Land Conservancy

Larry Rutter hosts:

Segment #1: Local radio personality Dave Congalton talks about his role in making the movie "Authors Anonymous," for which he penned the script.  The film is now available on video on demand and soon in local theaters.

Segment #2: The Land Conservancy of SLO County's executive director, Kaila Detman, talks about the beauty and recreational potential of the Pismo Preserve, which the Conservancy is raising funds to acquire.

Segment #3: The recent drought emergency declared by SLO County is discussed by the county's administrator, Dan Buckshi.

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Community
2:58 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Pi Day celebrated on the Central Coast

Workers put the finishing "Pi Day" touch on Cal Poly's landmark "P".
Credit Dr. Jonathan Shapiro, Cal Poly Math Club

What started out as a small annual tradition at San Francisco's Exploratorium in the late 1980s, has turned into a widely recognized and good-spirited national holiday celebrating the mathematical symbol for Pi. The symbol (π) represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is roughly 3.14—however the number has been successfully carried out to more than a trillion decimal places.

It's actually a national holiday, named as such by congress back in 2009. And, this year the date takes on special significance because Pi Day (3.14) falls within Pi Month.

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Childcare
2:47 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Cost of Childcare

In San Luis Obispo County, the average cost for full-time infant care in a childcare center is $12,795.  As California’s economy continues to recover, who is there to ensure an adequate supply of high quality and affordable early childcare and education for our children as parents begin re-entering the workforce in increasing numbers?  Host Kris Kington-Barker will be joined by Raechelle Bowlay-Sutton from the San Luis Obispo County Child Care Planning Council to discuss this topic.

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Community
2:43 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Tolerance Trap

Dr. Suzanna Walters explores how notions of tolerance limit the possibilities for real liberation and deep social belonging.  Her work centers on questions of gender, sexuality, family, and popular culture.

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Community
6:41 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Paso Robles turn 125 on Tuesday

City Park in downtown Paso Robles
Credit Travel Paso Facebook page

A big Happy Birthday to Paso Robles which officially celebrates 125 years of being a city on Tuesday afternoon.

The anniversary festivities run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the downtown City Park, but road closures begin at 2:00. Tuesday's activities are part of a year-long celebration for the city.

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Community
4:05 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Path Point Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Disabled and Disadvantaged Individuals

Marisa Waddell talks with Aline Graham, Director of Path Point for San Luis Obispo County.  The non-profit organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  Path Point provides training and support to empower people with disabilities and disadvantages.  Learn how the organization is making a difference on the Central Coast.

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Community
3:50 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

No Place For Hate

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and its efforts are the focus of Central Coast Voices this week.  From working with parents and educators, addressing bullying in our schools; to hosting community forums on ethnic diversity in response to public acts of hate, the ADL keeps to its mission: “To secure justice and fair treatment for all people.”

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Community
2:52 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Mardi Gras Ball Raises Funds for KCBX

Paul and Greg - at work and at play

Revelers at the Second Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball enjoyed a lively evening of music, dance, Cajun cuisine and libations at King David Masonic Hall in downtown San Luis Obispo last Saturday night. Net proceeds from the sold-out event, totaling over $1,000, were donated to KCBX Public Radio by the event's producers - Bon Temps Creole Cafe and Burning James and the Funky Flames.

Congratulations to the winners of the Raffle Prizes:

Community
2:42 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

The Bakari Mentoring Program

Many in our society have a “lock 'em up and throw away the key” mentality when a teenager's life veers off path and they become problematic.  The Bakari Mentoring Program at Cal Poly University believes that many of our youth can be re-directed through their intensive program that instead builds career and life skill development opportunities.

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LGBT Life
4:51 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Learn about your LGBT neighbors with a LIVE discussion

San Luis Obispo's Pride celebration in Mission Plaza.
Credit video still from YouTube user imagesbyfirefly2010

    

The public's perception of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of our community is evolving, with issues such as the legalization of marriage rights for same-sex couples gaining ground.  

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Community
4:43 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

SLO County’s Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission

Marci Powers is a retired Ventura County probation officer.  She is leading SLO County’s Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission and will talk about issues involving gang activity, incarceration, and re-entry into our community.

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Community
12:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Introducing KCBX's News Director

Starting in March, KCBX will be offering local news to its listeners for the first time in its nearly 39 year history.  And this week's host, Larry Rutter, introduces the person who will be leading that effort, Randol White, KCBX's News Director.

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Unemployment
12:00 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Flawed System

Long term and high unemployment is now frighteningly common across the developing world.  In his recent study, professor Ofer Sharone reveals how different labor market institutions give rise to job search games.

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Community
12:00 am
Thu January 23, 2014

The Children's Bill of Rights

It is easy to see how looking out for the best interests of our children can benefit our community, but it is a challenge to articulate what this really means, and where do we state this as a public priority? The Children's Bill of Rights is a set of goals that tries to establish both of these issues, by writing up a set of desired outcomes, or "Rights" for our children so they have the best chance at thriving that we can provide for them. Host Kris Kington Barker will be joined by guests Susan Hughes and Misty Livengood from the First 5 of SLO County to discuss this topic.

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Community
12:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Central Coast Voices: Archives (August 2013)

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