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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.