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11/23/2009 11:52am Download MP3
Work is underway on a series of testing projects to try to help develop a cleanup plan for a toxic waste site in Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco updates us on the newest development in efforts to deal the Halaco waste site, in Oxnard.
11/20/2009 8:58am Download MP3
It's taken more than 20 years, but the largest pipe organ in Ventura County is finally complete. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story behind the project, and the woman who helped make it happen.
11/19/2009 10:23am Download MP3
A new recycling facility in Ventura County is not only turning sewage plant sludge into recyclable material...it's even generating enough electricity to power more than a thousand homes. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the facility near Santa Paula is being called the first of its kind in the nation.
11/18/2009 9:04am Download MP3
He's considered to be one of America's leading bioethics experts...and he says there may be some big breaks in the controversy that's surrounded the subject. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Dr. Gregory Pence.
11/17/2009 9:30am Download MP3
What's being called the largest health fair for the homeless in Southern California is taking place from November 16th-18th in Santa Barbara. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports the effort offers everything from swine flu shots, to checkups, plus free shoes and clothing.
11/16/2009 2:37pm Download MP3
Some people say they won't get swine flu shots, because they're worried about possible side effects. Others fear scientifically enhanced food. A leading science journalist is concerned Americans are now viewing science with the same mistrust they show towards the corporate world, and he contends it is inhibiting progress. KCLU speaks with Michael Specter, who's speaking in Santa Barbara November 16th.
11/13/2009 9:47am Download MP3
November 13th, 2009 marks the first anniversary of one of the worst disasters in Santa Barbara County history. It was a year ago that the "Tea" brushfire rolled down from the mountains above Montecito, ultimately destroying 210 homes. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports from Montecito, where he talks with some survivors about their rebuilding efforts.
11/12/2009 2:16pm Download MP3
They're the number one weapon in violent deaths in Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. It's not guns, or knives...it's vehicles driven by people under the influence. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with some public safety officials who are trying to get a new take on how to deal with the problem.
11/11/2009 11:40am Download MP3
A 91 year old Camarillo who took to the air to fight for freedom during World War II talks about his wartime experiences over Europe, as America celebrates Veteran's Day. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.
11/10/2009 11:40am Download MP3
A unique new fund created to help non-profit groups in Santa Barbara County is giving out more than money...it's also providing business management advice. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports Social Venture Partners is offering a new twist on philanthropy in the region.
11/9/2009 2:46pm Download MP3
November 9th marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Some past, and present world leaders involved in the fall of communism in Eastern Europe gather in Ventura County to commemorate the event. KCLU's Lance Orozco was on hand, and has the story.
11/6/2009 2:33pm Download MP3
He mesmerized the world, walking back and forth between the world's two tallest buildings on a high wire, more than a quarter of a mile above the streets of Manhattan. KCLU's Lance Orozco
talks to Philippe Petit about his amazing performance 35 years ago, which is now highlighted in a documentary.
11/5/2009 2:27pm Download MP3
He won a Golden Globe for his work in "Mission, Impossible"...
and became a comic icon for his role in the movie "Airplane".
KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to actor Peter Graves, who's receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival.
11/4/2009 1:26pm Download MP3
Supporters say it could ease Santa Barbara County's pet overpopulation problem, but opponents say it's a case of government going too far. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at a proposed new ordinance designed to get people to spay, and neuter their cats and dogs.
11/3/2009 10:05am Download MP3
Do voters in one South Coast community want a big box superstore? Ventura voters are looking at that question in the November 3rd election, as they decide the fate of Measure C. KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the controversy, in the final segment of our series of reports on the election.
11/2/2009 10:44am Download MP3
The drought conditions we have on the South Coast mean we need to think twice about having traditional gardens. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports some groups have joined forces to create a demonstration garden in Ventura County which is not only beautiful, but requires no watering.