KCLU :: NPR and Local News

88.3 Ventura County / 102.3 Santa Barbara

KCLU Local News

Top Local Headlines

Audio Stories

January 2009

State Lands Commission rejects oil drilling deal for Santa Barbara County coast

1/30/2009 9:17am    Download MP3

The South Coast's environmental community is reeling....after a key state commission rejected a plan which would have led to the removal of a number of offshore oil platforms from our coastline.

South Coast is home to internationally known environmental research center

1/29/2009 9:05am    Download MP3

The South Coast is home to an environmental research center that's little known to the public...but world famous in the scientific community. KCLU takes us inside this facility, which is ranked in the top 25 of its type in the world.

State Lands Commission to decide fate of oil drilling project off Santa Barbara County coastline

1/28/2009 9:54am    Download MP3

January 28th marks the 40th anniversary of the Santa Barbara Channel oil spill. It's also the eve of the big state hearing on a plan to allow some new oil drilling, but then lead to the end of all drilling off of northern Santa Barbara County. KCLU looks at the debate.

South Coast screenwriter, songwriter celebrating anniversary of his movie, and musical Footloose

1/27/2009 12:07pm    Download MP3

A Santa Barbara County man is probably feeling pretty "Footloose" this week. That's because the stage version of the movie "Footloose" he wrote a quarter of a century ago is opening on the South Coast. KCLU talks with screenwriter, author, and songwriter Dean Pitchford.

Local program promotes tolerance among school children

1/26/2009 10:02am    Download MP3

Some South Coast children are learning firsthand about the destructiveness of intolerance....and hate...as a holocaust survivor speaks in schools as part of a larger effort to counter prejudice. KCLU"s Lance Orozco reports from El Rio.

Local filmmaker shows hope among teens across the globe

1/23/2009 9:44am    Download MP3

A South Coast filmmaker travelled the world, to create a documentary about how teens are embracing community projects.

Jazz legends hold workshops for local high school musicians

1/22/2009 9:52am    Download MP3

Some aspiring high school musicians on the South Coast got the change to learn from some world famous jazz legends this week.

South Coast residents on hand for Presidential inauguration

1/21/2009 12:02pm    Download MP3

America made history yesterday. What did it mean to people here at home? KCLU has reaction from Santa Barbara and Ventura County, and talks to some South Coast residents who were in Washington, D-C for the ceremonies.

Santa Barbara based video project bring global perspective to inauguration

1/19/2009 1:02pm    Download MP3

With the world preparing for the inauguration of Barack Obama, a unique South Coast based video project is hoping to bring a global perspective to the historic event.

Governor's State of the State address centers on budget crisis

1/16/2009 11:05am    Download MP3

The Governor's "State of the State" address was more of a "State of the State Budget Crisis" speech. KCLU gives us an in-depth look at the governor's speech...as well as reaction from a local political observer.

Magna Carta goes on display on South Coast

1/14/2009 9:37am    Download MP3

You learned about it in history class. The nearly 800 year old Magna Carta was a key document which led to some of the basic elements of democracy as we know it today. Now...it goes on display on the South Coast.

Local college students, faculty spend winter break helping Katrina victims

1/13/2009 9:42am    Download MP3

Some South Coast college students, and administrators are giving up part of their winter break to help victims of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes.

Sociologist says mainstream media missing major stories

1/9/2009 12:01pm    Download MP3

Is mainstream media giving you a balanced look at the world around you? One expert says no....and, the non-profit group he heads is trying to do something about it. KCLU talks with the sociologist, who spoke on the South Coast.

Santa Barbara Film Festival announces lineup

1/8/2009 9:30am    Download MP3

Clint Eastwood...Penelope Cruz....and Kate Winslet are among the stars headed to the South Coast later this month for the 24th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. KCLU looks at the 2009 festival, which will feature more than 200 screenings, and 21 world premieres.

Ventura County launches solar power initiative

1/7/2009 9:43am    Download MP3

Ventura County is trying to "Go Green"....with an innovative program to install solar power systems at some government buildings. The pollution reduction will be equivalent of taking about 1100 cars off the road a year.