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September 2007

Environmentalists call for ship speed limit to protect whales

9/28/2007 11:00am    Download MP3

An environmental group has petitioned the federal government to limit the speed of ships in the Santa Barbara Channel, because it's believed ship strikes caused the recent deaths of three giant blue whales. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.

The language we use linked to our nature

9/27/2007 9:38am    Download MP3

What does the way we speak tell us about our nature? Harvard researcher Steven Pinker says our language can reveal a lot. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to the professor as he visits the South Coast.

Actor turns activist to combat human trafficking

9/26/2007 11:08am    Download MP3

An actor turned activist is trying to take on the global issue of human trafficking. We'll talk with Michael Cory Davis, who visited California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

The price of clean water

9/25/2007 11:18am    Download MP3

Everyone likes the idea of clean water supplies. But...how far should we go to keep stormwater runoff from polluting them? Some local officials say some proposed new regulations go way too far. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Halaco makes Superfund list

9/21/2007 3:00pm    Download MP3

Efforts to clean up a toxic waste site on the South Coast received a big boost this month, with the federal government putting the property on a priority list for clean-up. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Taking a 635-thousand dollar look into space

9/21/2007 11:58am    Download MP3

It's capable of giving us a look from the South Coast to the outer reaches of our solar system, and beyond. A brand new 635-thousand dollar telescope system at a local college campus is giving students, researchers, and the community new eyes into space. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.

Measure A in hands of Santa Barbara voters

9/20/2007 10:43am    Download MP3

A proposal intended to get more people to the polls in the South Coast community is generating controversy. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with some of those involved in the debate over "Measure A"...a measure Santa Barbara voters will decide in November.

Researchers hoping to help seniors find balance

9/19/2007 10:10am    Download MP3

Falls are now the leading cause of death among those over 65-years-old in the United States. Some South Coast researchers are trying to reduce the problem, by developing an exercise program they hope will reduce the number of falls.

Cleaning water around the world to save lives

9/18/2007 11:10am    Download MP3

It's responsible for millions of deaths a year...yet, is entirely preventable. The lack of clean water for drinking, and hygiene affects more than a billion people globally. On the South Coast, one organization is trying to use the latest technology to tackle the problem. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Dental clinic on South Coast seeking smiles, instead of payment

9/17/2007 11:02am    Download MP3

It's a unique medical and dental clinic on the South Coast....where the only payment expected is a "thanks." The Salvation Army's only free clinic on the West Coast is in Ventura County

New local liquefied gas proposal expected to fire up new controversy

9/14/2007 2:02pm    Download MP3

A new battle is brewing over an old subject on the South Coast....liquefied natural gas. One company's proposal for an offshore L-N-G Terminal was rejected last spring...but another company has a different proposal that's now in the review process. KCLU's Lance Orozco has an update.

Home sales heading south is hot topic at conference

9/13/2007 12:17pm    Download MP3

New figures show that housing sales slumped 31% in Ventura County last month.....and experts say we could see a rough path ahead. Community leaders gathered to talk about the new twists in the region's housing crisis.

Great White Shark becomes media star

9/12/2007 10:59am    Download MP3

A Great White shark caught by a 79-year-old Ojai fisherman is now the star attraction at a Monterey aquarium, where it's being studied by researchers, and attracting thousands of visitors. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Photo: Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation/Randy Wilder
Birdman flocks to Ormond Beach

9/3/2007 11:48am    Download MP3

He's the "Bird Man" of Ormond Beach. A Port Hueneme man is the unofficial guardian of a nesting area for some endangered birds. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Size matters to eco footprints

9/2/2007 9:45am    Download MP3

It's like a mantra in America.....BIGGER IS BETTER. But, bigger isn't usually environmentally friendly. A nationally known architect, and author speaking on the South Coast this week says we should be thinking quality over quantity. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.