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9/30/2008 7:59pm Download MP3
She had a successful career, and a great life. Then....a Ventura woman found herself battling an advanced breast cancer. KCLU's has this survivor's story, and, how she's helping others through a benefit concert.
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9/30/2008 9:41am Download MP3
It was a dark part of U.S. history, when more than 100-thousand Japanese Americans, and Japanese nationals were rounded up and sent to detention camps in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The entire freshman class at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks about the experience, by reading a book about it, and meeting the author.
9/29/2008 9:54am Download MP3
Some kid struggle to learn Spanish. Others fight to learn English. A little known program offered at a few local schools is trying to turn out kids equally literate in both languages.
9/26/2008 10:15am Download MP3
A Hollywood legend is visiting Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, as hostess of a show featuring some of the world's best ballroom dancers. KCLU talks with actress, and singer Debbie Reynolds.
9/25/2008 9:21am Download MP3
He's one of Hollywood's busiest actors...winning an EMMY for his work in The Sopranos. He's also battling mental illness. KCLU talks with Joe Pantoliano, who's appearing in Santa Barbara for a benefit for a mental health organization.
9/24/2008 12:28pm Download MP3
Ventura and Santa Barbara counties have miles of beautiful...open coastline...a scenic delight for us, but part of a logistical nightmare for those charged with guarding against terrorism. Some of the nation's top coastal defense experts are brainstorming about this problem at a conference in Ventura County.
9/23/2008 10:15am Download MP3
An internationally known anthropologist set to speak in Santa Barbara says climate change may be a hot button topic now, but that it's been an issue facing mankind for decades. KCLU talks with Brian Fagan.
9/22/2008 9:28am Download MP3
Memorial services, and funerals continued over the weekend for those who died in the September 12th Metrolink crash. Dozens of survivors also remain in hospitals. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story of one young woman who's fighting back from multiple injuries.
9/19/2008 9:48am Download MP3
The original document which outlawed slavery in the United States is on the South Coast for a rare public appearance. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley is displaying the Emancipation Proclamation from September 19th through 23rd.
9/18/2008 9:45am Download MP3
Ventura County Sheriff's detectives say it's one of the worst sexual abuse cases they've ever seen. A 46-year-old Ventura County man is behind bars, accused of using a 13-year-old girl as a sex slave.
9/17/2008 9:32am Download MP3
The man who made movies like Beach Blanket Bingo a part of Americana, is going to appear in Ventura County September 13th and 14th, to support an arts festival. KCLU talks with 50's and 60's teen idol, Frankie Avalon.
9/16/2008 9:31am Download MP3
His testimony helped prove White House involvement in Watergate. But, former White House Council John Dean contends we've failed to learn the lessons of Watergate. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Dean, who's lecturing in Ventura County.
9/15/2008 9:24am Download MP3
Even as investigators start work on determining what led to the deadly 9/12 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth, surviviors and public safety workers talk about the accident.
9/12/2008 9:37am Download MP3
A South Coast university is a big part of one of the most ambitious research projects in history...a nine billion dollar machine which will try to smash protons together, and help answer some key questions about the universe.
9/11/2008 9:12am Download MP3
The city of Santa Barbara is taking another step towards its goal of using renewable energy sources..with the start of work on a new solar power facility to power some city facilities.
9/10/2008 9:18am Download MP3
The controversy over whether the oil drilling moratorium off our coastline should be lifted is again making news. First, it was the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors calling for new drilling...and now, the Santa Barbara City Council says State, and Federal moratoriums should stay in place.
9/9/2008 8:55am Download MP3
This is the time of year when the grape harvest for winemaking takes place. But this year...there are some problems...with the weather damaging some key grape crops in the tri-counties.
9/8/2008 10:28am Download MP3
A Ventura County woman is reaching out to seniors living in long term care facilities...with old fashioned letters. KCLU has the story of this Oxnard great grandmother who's reaching out to hundreds of seniors from coast to coast.
9/5/2008 9:55am Download MP3
A just released study says homes, Santa Barbara Airport, and even highway 101 are among areas at risk from flash floods, and mudslides in the wake of Santa Barbara County's huge "Gap" brushfire. KCLU talks to officials about the findings, and what's being done to counter the danger.
9/4/2008 10:15am Download MP3
Some Republican delegates from the tri-counties have a front row seat to the fireworks taking palce in Minnesota, as a little known governor stepped up to become the party's vice presidential candidate. KCLU talks about the last week's suprising events.
9/3/2008 9:51am Download MP3
Hundreds of South Coast college students kicked off the new school year in a very unusual way. The entire freshman class at California Lutheran University helped clean up Ventura's polluted river bottom area. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports.
9/2/2008 9:58am Download MP3
A project spearheaded by a local researcher shows that as many as a quarter of all mammals on the planet may be at risk of becoming extinct. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the Santa Barbara based researcher, who says the project shows yet more impacts of climate change on the planet.