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4/30/2008 9:07am Download MP3
They've played everywhere from the Kennedy Center, to the Hollywood Bowl. The jazz and standards influenced group Pink Martini is one of the star attractions at the Ventura Music Festival. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
4/29/2008 10:10am Download MP3
How much of a threat does the use of sonar pose to whales? The Navy says a little... environmentalists say a lot. KCLU's Lance Orozco updates us on this issue, which is the focus of a legal battle which could soon be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.
4/29/2008 10:02am Download MP3
It was a dark day in American history. 38 years ago this week, four college students died, and nine were wounded at an anti-war demonstration at Kent State. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports a new musical commemorating that part of our history is premiering in Ventura County.
4/25/2008 10:27am Download MP3
Equal pay for equal work. It's the law in the United States. But more than 40 years after the passage of the civil rights act, women still make on average about three-quarters of what their male counterparts receive. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand at a Ventura County event trying to raise awareness of the issue.
4/24/2008 9:33am Download MP3
It was a thriving South Coast neighborhood until contruction of a freeway wiped it off the map. Now...KCLU's Lance Orozco reports a huge new mural being installed in Ventura this week is commemorating a part of local history that's been gone for a half century.
Photo: Lance Orozco
4/23/2008 9:22am Download MP3
Hundreds of South Coast residents struggling with mental health issues are potentially facing the loss of their assistance programs... because of tightening state, and local budgets.
KCLU's Lance Orozco reports some mental health program supporters, and some clients asked Santa Barbara County supervisors to intervene in the crisis.
4/22/2008 9:20am Download MP3
The giant Zaca brushfire, in the Los Padres National Forest has been out for months...but new problems, ranging from trail damage to water pollution are continuing to surface in the aftermath of the massive 240-thousand acre blaze. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.
4/21/2008 9:14am Download MP3
It was an idea for a college class that was so controversial it almost never happened. But, a class looking at the Vietnam war through the eyes of Vietnam veterans was created at U-C Santa Barbara, and it's three decade history is now being celebrated. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
4/17/2008 9:43am Download MP3
Los Angeles has the Lakers, and Clippers pro basketball teams. Now...it has a third pro basketball franchise, that carries the LA name but is actually based in Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.
4/16/2008 10:12am Download MP3
He's one of the world's most talented vocalists, with 50 grammy nominations to his credit. Bobby McFerrin took time out from a concert tour to work with some aspiring high school singers on the south coast.
4/15/2008 9:47am Download MP3
It's just another day on the calendar around the world. But to Americans, April 15th has taken on a whole new meaning. KCLU's Lance Orozco has tips for last minute filers, on income tax filing deadline day.
4/14/2008 9:54am Download MP3
A two time Pulitzer Prize winning author has written a new book about Osama bin Laden's family, to try to better illuminate the story behind the world's most wanted fugitive. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Steve Coll, who speaks at U.C. Santa Barbara April 17th.
4/11/2008 9:17am Download MP3
Some environmental groups are actually supporting an oil drilling project in Santa Barbara county...and, the oil company is agreeing to a plan which would lead to the shutdown of all of its facilities in the county. KCLU's Lance Orozco has details of the groundbreaking agreement.
4/10/2008 9:15am Download MP3
What's next for the internet? Will its phenomenal growth continue? Stanford University Law professor Dr. Lawrence Lessing is speaking on the South Coast about the issue, and says we're now at a key crossroads on the subject.
4/8/2008 9:10am Download MP3
It was a short, but fateful meeting. In the span of a few hours, a secret meeting in Nazi Germany organized the country's disjoined Holocaust efforts. A producer/director who helped create a movie about the meeting is bringing it to Santa Barbara.
4/7/2008 9:15am Download MP3
Researchers say we're living longer than ever, but...because we're living so long, the possibility you'll need long term health care at the end of your life is increasing. Experts at a local conference looking at aging say many of us are unprepared.
4/4/2008 9:11am Download MP3
Authorities are now releasing some of the details about what's being called the largest heroin bust in Ventura County history.
4/3/2008 9:14am Download MP3
Santa Barbara County is trying to cope with increasing traffic problems on the South Coast. Now, community leaders are hoping voters will support extension of a half-cent sales tax for another 30 years, to fund a variety of transportation projects.
4/2/2008 9:28am Download MP3
Two local researchers are part of a global team that's discovered 15 planets in a neighboring planetary system.
4/1/2008 9:20am Download MP3
They can reach 18 feet long, and weight two tons. Great White sharks are found along the California coast...including off Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. Researchers are gathering important new information about Great Whites thanks to tracking devices on some sharks.