25 episodes

The stories shaping California's Central Coast, hosted by Jonathan Bastian.

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The stories shaping California's Central Coast, hosted by Jonathan Bastian.

    The history of diving around the Channel Islands

    The history of diving around the Channel Islands

    Santa Barbara is having a vigil tonight for the 34 people who died in the Conception diving boat fire. We look at the history of diving in the area. Also, a new collection of personal essays written by a Westmont professor addresses the complex...

    • 29 min
    A bucolic new rehab center for local child sex trafficking victims

    A bucolic new rehab center for local child sex trafficking victims

    Hope Refuge helps underage sex trafficking survivors transition to a new life of freedom. And a San Luis Obispo Assemblyman hopes to keep California’s last nuclear power plant running with his proposal to reclassify nuclear power as renewable...

    • 29 min
    To save the whales, scientists bring new ears to the ocean

    To save the whales, scientists bring new ears to the ocean

    Scientists hope to reduce whale fatalities from ship collisions. A new sound technology will detect when the endangered animals are present and then alert cargo ships to slow down.  More Mesa is on the market for $65 million and community members...

    • 29 min
    Author T.C. Boyle on “The Relive Box and Other Stories”

    Author T.C. Boyle on “The Relive Box and Other Stories”

    Santa Barbara author T.C. Boyle explores how technology affects our lives in his short story The Relive Box . In Testimonios: Early California Through the Eyes of Women the authors have translated and transcribed taped oral histories from...

    • 29 min
    Pacific Standard magazine suddenly shuts down

    Pacific Standard magazine suddenly shuts down

    Pacific Standard employees took to social media to express their shock and anxieties over the magazine’s abrupt end. As fears of deportation grow among undocumented immigrants, complaints about fraudulent immigration lawyers are also on the rise....

    • 29 min
    Amid fire season, power outages could threaten Diablo Canyon

    Amid fire season, power outages could threaten Diablo Canyon

    The last standing nuclear power plant in California may face safety issues if there's an electrical power outage during wildfire season. A new Sea Center exhibit at Stearns Wharf looks at efforts to revive the endangered wild abalone. And the...

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

Airick ,

Great reporting

Really enjoying this podcast. I live in Ventura county and although it feels like it has more Santa Barbara stories than Ventura I am still enjoying it

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Love the show! Great way to keep in touch with my hometown.

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Well produced show for the 805 area code!! Bravo!

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