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Animals
3:14 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Flying Blind

This is more than a story of saving endangered species.  By studying the Indiana bat, author Don Williams discovers his relationship with wildlife, the land, and himself.

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Maker Movements
2:15 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Welcome to the Maker Movement

Who is a Maker? What is a Hacker? Why are collaborative workspaces popping up around the globe? Learn why Maker Spaces are the growing platform that will provide the basic hands-on technical training needed to produce goods in our current economy.  Host Fred Munroe is joined by guests Clint Slaughter, M.D., and CEO of SLO MakerSpace, along with Michael Bales and Steve Phillips, co-founders of Santa Barbara’s Hackerspace to explore the importance of these spaces as a place for creation, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Community
3:36 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

It Gets Better, a message of hope

A year ago the "It gets Better" project went viral with messages of hope for bullied gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender teens - how are we doing today in supporting those who continue to feel disenfranchised? 

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Community
6:34 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

DMV facility for undocumented immigrants coming to Lompoc

Lompoc is slated to house a DMV processing center for undocumented immigrant driving privilege applications later this year. The state will start issuing those cards in January 2015. A building on North H Street, which has been vacant for a very long time, will house the facility according to Mayor John Linn. 

The DMV location will serve as a regional center, taking applications from a broad geographic area, including San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. The specific building was chosen because if its substantial parking lot. 

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Community
6:29 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Creating Independence for Individuals with Disabilities

For individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, finding effective services to provide support, information and guidance is often an important step towards maximizing their potential and becoming independent members of their community.  Host Fred Munroe will be joined by guests Joe Hoeflich and Eulalia Apolinar, program specialists with the Tri-Counties Regional Center to discuss the resources this program offers to our communities. 

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Community
6:23 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Pacific Wildlife Care

Spring is here, and with it come new babies born in the wild.  Donna Cheek gathers tips from Melinda Alvarado and Claudia Duckworth, of Pacific Wildlife Care, about what you should do if you encounter one of these babies.  Also, we will learn all the ways that Pacific Wildlife Care serves the community in preserving the local wildlife that we all enjoy.

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Emergency planning
6:20 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Find out how a tsunami could affect your county

Avila Valley Inundation Map
Credit State of California

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the California Office of Emergency Services (OES), along with officials from the Central Coast are working to test tsunami warning systems tomorrow morning in the coastal areas of central and southern California.

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Community
6:15 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Ideasphere March 24, 2014

Ideasphere with Guy Rathbun is a weekly cultural affairs program for the furthering of ideas across the social spectrum through interviews with leading thinkers and social innovators.

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Community
7:04 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Happiness Wall comes to San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is often called the 'happiest place to live' in the nation, and this week the city is making an effort to live up to that title.

Thursday March 20, the first day of spring, is the International Day of Happiness as designated by the United Nations.

Acts of Happiness walls are being assembled in 30 cities throughout the U.S., Canada and England, with San Luis Obispo among them.

Community
7:12 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Quiet St. Patrick's Day for Central Coast college students

Saint Patrick's Day celebrations did not amount to much for the first half of the day Monday, according to Central Coast law enforcement agencies.

Lieutenant Bill Proll with the San Luis Obispo Police Department said finals at Cal Poly, and the fact that it's a Monday likely played into the downtown's calm atmosphere.

In recent years, San Luis Obispo police officers have seen a ramping up of student activity surrounding the Irish holiday.

Community
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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