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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.