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October 2007

Ventura County college student lights up orphans lives

10/30/2007 8:52am    Download MP3

A local college student created a project to provide electricity to the homes of more than 100 orphans in Rwanda

Truck safety in spotlight statewide, locally after recent accidents

10/26/2007 12:41pm    Download MP3

A series of major big rig accidents has focused new attention on safety issues. We look at one aspect of the issue...the effort to inspect trucks on our roads for safety.

Ventura Brain Injury Center helps local survivors

10/26/2007 12:39pm    Download MP3

A nonprofit center in Ventura is helping hundreds of people cope with the after effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Clothesline Project helps sexual abuse, assault survivors

10/25/2007 10:01am    Download MP3

A unique project at Ventura College helps sexual abuse, and sexual assault express their feelings and emotions about what happened to them, as well as shining new light on the whole issue.

Ventura County Sheriff's Department Air Unit battles fires

10/25/2007 9:58am    Download MP3

Aircraft are part of the first line of defense with many of Southern California's wildfires. We hear from the Ventura County Sheriff's Department Air Unit about their role in the firefights.

Ranch Fire threatens Ventura County communities

10/25/2007 9:56am    Download MP3

As the massive Ranch Fire heads towards the communities of Piru and Fillmore, many residents are debating whether to evacuate. A drop in wind, and the efforts of firefighters eventually kept the fire from reaching the communities.

Brushfire causes close call for Ventura County community

10/22/2007 10:14am    Download MP3

This story is coverage of one of the first in a series of brushfires to hit Southern California, Ventura County's Santa Rosa Valley fire on 10/21/07.

Santa Barbara turns off lights to save power

10/19/2007 10:51am    Download MP3

A grass roots local campaign is trying to get people to turn out all unnecessary lighting for an hour on October 20th, as part of a multi-city effort to increase awareness about energy conservation.

Little known World War II story told

10/17/2007 10:47am    Download MP3

Japanese submarines attacked, and even sank U.S. merchant ships off the California coast in a little known chapter from the early days of the Second World War. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a survivor of one of the sinkings.

Columnist attacks current, past presidents

10/16/2007 10:45am    Download MP3

During a Ventura County visit, controversial columnist Robert Novack speaks about past presidents, the current presidential race, but won't talk about his controversial role in outing Valerie Plame as a CIA operative. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.

Possible progress in Santa Susana Field Lab cleanup

10/15/2007 10:43am    Download MP3

The governor has added his commitment to two separate efforts which could speed up cleanup efforts of the toxic site, as well as to guarantee it's never developed. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.

Rare California condors to get new home

10/12/2007 10:22am    Download MP3

They're some of California's rarest birds. But...a new exhibit at the Santa Barbara Zoo is going to give the public a chance to get a close up look at endangered California condors. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Local archeologist explores Maya history

10/11/2007 9:53am    Download MP3

A U-C Santa Barbara archeologist who's been studying the ancient Maya people for more than two decades says they might set examples for us today when it comes to environmentalism. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Mammoth moving job

10/10/2007 10:55am    Download MP3

It was literally a mammoth moving job. The fossilized remains of a more than three-quarters of a million year old mammoth found in Ventura County, and moved to Orange County for recovery work have been moved to their final home in Santa Barbara. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Journalist says U.S. made key mistakes early in Iraq

10/2/2007 1:08pm    Download MP3

Washington Post editor (and former Baghdad Bureau Chief) Rajiv Chandrasekaran talks about his time in Iraq's "Green Zone," and what he calls major mistakes in helping Iraq rebuild. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the journalist.

Operation Moonwatch subject of book by local historian

10/1/2007 11:00am    Download MP3

UCSB Professor Patrick McCray has written a book about a forgotten aspect of early space exploration, "Operation Moonwatch," which uses citizens as volunteer astronomers to track satellites. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

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