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November 2008

Economy impacts local non-profits helping those in need

11/21/2008 9:21am    Download MP3

Times are tough for many around the country...and, here on the South Coast. Among those hit by the sagging economy are some local non-profit agencies, which are struggling to get the resources to help the increasing number of people in need.

New mapping system could expedite oil spill cleanup

11/20/2008 9:22am    Download MP3

A new mapping system could provide oil spill cleanup crews with an M-R-I of sorts of spills...so they can better assess, and more efficently handle cleanups. The system had in Santa Barbara what could be its final big test before going operational.

Voices from the Tea fire

11/19/2008 9:53am    Download MP3

It's been a difficult week for those who tried to save homes, and those who lost homes to the Tea fire in Santa Barbara County. KCLU's Lance Orozco brings us some of the voices from the fire.

Westmont College deals with Tea fire damage

11/18/2008 9:46am    Download MP3

Santa Barbara County's fire destructive "Tea" brushfire has finally been contained, afer destroying 210 homes, and blackening more than 19-hundred acres. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from one of the hardest hit areas....Westmont College....where a number of campus buildings, and faculty home were destroyed.

Families cope with aftermath of Tea Fire

11/17/2008 9:30am    Download MP3

As the community copes with the aftermath of a fire which destroyed more than 200 homes, KCLU's Lance Orozco has the stories of two families....one evacuated, to come home and find their home intact...the other, which returned to find their home taken by flames.

7.8 quake hits South Coast....in a drill

11/13/2008 9:53am    Download MP3

Seismologists have been warning for years Southern California is overdue for a massive earthquake. On November 12th...experts held the world's largest earthquake drill, to help all of us better prepare ourselves for "The Big One"

Endangered Island Fox making a comeback

11/12/2008 9:01am    Download MP3

It's an endangered species of fox only found one place in the world...right off our coastline. But...a decade old breeding program has helped bring the foxes back from the brink of extinction. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from the Channel Islands.

Quick thinking, and training save newborn's life

11/11/2008 9:25am    Download MP3

It was a nightmare for parents of a newborn. Hours afer the baby boy arrived home in Ventura County for the very first time, he stopped breathing. KCLU has the miraculous story of how more than a half-dozen people teamed up to save the infant's life.

Kristallnacht 70th anniversary remembered

11/7/2008 10:41am    Download MP3

This weekend marks a sad anniversary. It was 70 years ago, on November 9th and 10th, 1938, that Nazi Germany unleashed a reign of terror on that nation's Jews....in a prelude to the Holocaust. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with a Santa Barbara woman who survived the ordeal.

South Coast leaders talk about election results

11/6/2008 9:12am    Download MP3

Election Day is history, but what do the results in many of the key local races, and issues man? KCLU talks with some of the victors about what's next.

Controversy about ethanol discussed at Santa Barbara conference

11/4/2008 9:36am    Download MP3

It's touted by many as a renewable fuel source, which can help replace gasoline. But...some experts say it can also have unintended consequences, like using valuable resources like agriculture fields, and water needed for food. KCLU looks at the debate ....which was one of the topics at an energy conference in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara County voters asked to okay sales tax extension for transportation

11/3/2008 8:20am    Download MP3

Would you be willing to continue to pay a tax you don't have to, to ease traffic, and other transportation problems? Santa Barbara County voters are being asked to approve an extension of a sales tax to fund transportation projects in the region.