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You can listen to our newscasts on-air Monday and Thursday at 5:00 pm and new episodes of Inside Isla Vista on Wednesday at 5:00 pm, all on KCSB-FM 91.9.
Inside IV: Hate Crimes, Housing and Ocean Water
Jewish student leaders speak out about their response to hateful propaganda spread around Isla Vista. KCSB's Jennifer Yoshikoshi speaks with reporter Josh Molina about the state of housing in Isla Vista and Santa Barbara. And, KCSB's Schuyler Rebbun speaks with a rep from the Surfrider Foundation about the impact of recent storm runoff on Isla Vista beaches. Hosted by Clarissa. Hom.
International Environmental Education Day
January 26 was International Environmental Education Day. Hear from KCSB’s Bella Genolio about the importance of staying informed about the environment.
The Latest Gaucho Game Lab Showcase
The Gaucho Game Lab was held on Wed., January 25 at the University Center, showcasing months of work by students in Dr. Pradeep Sen’s upper division course. Rhys Ran and Max Tu have the story.
Santa Barbara Museum of Modern Art Sued Over Nazi-looted Drawing
The heirs of Fritz Grünbaum, a Jewish cabaret singer and art collector killed during World War II, are suing the Santa Barbara Museum of Art over a prized pencil on paper drawing they say was robbed from their late relative by Hitler’s Third Reich. KCSB’s Dan Siddiqui has the details.
Rio Verde Foothill Residents Question Where They Will Get Their Water
Residents in the Rio Verde Foothills neighborhood of Arizona question how they will get their water amidst restrictions prompted by a decades long drought.
Here’s KCSB’s Rosie Bultman with the story.
What Now? A Roundtable of Academic Workers, hosted by KCSB
KCSB's Jackie Sedley spent the last couple of months covering the UC-wide Academic Worker strike that started on November 14 and went on until December 23. The strike officially ended when the two most contentious contracts were ratified – one for UAW2865 (the TA, tutor, and reader union) and one for SRU (the graduate student researcher union). For the duration of the strike, Sedley checked in weekly with Emily Fox, a PhD student at UC Santa Barbara. You can find those conversations in our Soundcloud feed. Sedley had heard a lot from Fox about what was going on at UCSB specifically, and what Fox had heard about the thoughts and feelings on other campuses, but Sedley hadn’t personally spoken to anyone from other schools. And Sedley wasn’t really sure how much communication was happening across all 9 undergraduate UC campuses. So, she decided to put together a panel. She sought out a balanced group of folks – ideally, two representatives from each campus (one who voted against ratification of the contracts, and one who voted for). However, after weeks of gathering sources, only one yes voter agreed to join the panel. Listen in, enjoy, and stay informed.