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October 2010

Voters to decide proposal for new half-cent sales tax to help fund new Santa Barbara County jail, public safety improvements

10/29/2010 10:03am    Download MP3

Santa Barbara County's jails are dangerously overcrowded, but are the county's voters willing to approve a new half cent sales tax to help fund a needed new jail? KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the debate surrounding Measure "S", in the latest in KCLU's series of special reports leading up to the November 2nd election.

New local alliance tries to improve breast cancer care in the region

10/28/2010 8:01pm    Download MP3

The statistics show that 200,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, with 20,000 of them in California. A new alliance involving three healthcare providers, and area medical professionals is trying to provide better breast cancer care in Santa Barbara County.

KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at the new Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance.

Energy, water effciency program proposed for Santa Barbara County hits roadblocks

10/27/2010 9:48am    Download MP3

An effort to make low cost loans available for energy, and water effciency projects locally has run into some problems. KCLU's Lance Orozco reports that controversy at the national level is threatening to derail a local program before it even gets off the ground.

Candidates for 23rd Congressional District seat talk about issues in race

10/25/2010 12:26pm    Download MP3

Last minute campaigning is underway for the 23rd District Congressional seat, which includes parts of Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with incumbent Lois Capps, and challengers Tom Watson, John Hager, and Darryl Stafford.

Emmy/Tony Award winning actor John Lithgow to perform one-man show in Santa Barbara

10/20/2010 11:01am    Download MP3

Actor John Lithgow is one of the most versatile actors in show business, playing everything from roles in children's shows, and serial killers. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with the actor, who's performing his one-man show "Stories By Heart" in Santa Barbara October 25th.

Candidates for 37th Assembly District talk about election

10/19/2010 2:13pm    Download MP3

Republican Jeff Gorrell, and Democrat Ferial Masry are both seeking the 37th Assembly District seat in Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties, which is wide open for the first time since 1998. KCLU's Lance Orozco interviews the two candidates.

Candidates for 35th District Assemby seat talk about positions on key issues

10/18/2010 10:11am    Download MP3

Term limits mean two of the major state assembly districts serving Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties are wide open in this November's election. In the 35th District, two longtime local political leaders are facing each other. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to the candidates, as a part of our Election 2010 coverage.

Proposal looks at creating new national park in Ventura, Los Angeles Counties

10/14/2010 1:01pm    Download MP3

Could parts of Ventura County become part of a new national park? KCLU's Lance Orozco looks at a review process which is underway to see if a park including parts of the Conejo Valley, and Simi Valley is feasable, and would get public support.

Rainforest researcher talks about what we can learn from that environment, and its people

10/11/2010 12:34pm    Download MP3

A globe trotting ethnobiologist who's been studying the peoples of the world's rainforests says we could learn important environmental, and health lessons from the supposed primitive peoples who inhabit them. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with Dr. Mark Plotkin, who spoke at California Lutheran University.

Biographer who wrote new book about George Washington to speak in Santa Barbara County

10/8/2010 12:35pm    Download MP3

A new book is revealing new informationabout America's best known leader. Award winning author Ron Chernow looks at George Washington's life, in a new book called "Washington-A Life". KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to Chernow, who's speaking at U.C. Santa Barbara on October 11th.

Woman starts hospital to deal with high rate of death during childbirth in her homeland

10/7/2010 12:30pm    Download MP3

A woman shocked by the high death, and illness rate in her African homeland has tried to tackle the problem by starting her own hospital. KCLU's Lance Orozco has her story, as she visits Santa Barbara to talk about her effort which is supported by a Santa Barbara County based relief agency.

New national U.S. Navy Seabee Museum complex previewed for public for first time

10/6/2010 10:26am    Download MP3

After years of planning, fundraising, and construction, a building complex which will house America's new U.S. Navy Seabee Museum is finally complete in Ventura County. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story, from Port Hueneme.

World class triathlete from Ventura County makes comeback after being hit by car

10/5/2010 11:01am    Download MP3

A world class triathlete from Ventura County nearly lost his life earlier this year, when he was struck by a hit and run driver. Now, the Thousand Oaks man has not only recovered from his injuries, but is back in competition. KCLU's Lance Orozco has the story.

Environmental activist, author Annie Leonard to speak in Santa Barbara

10/4/2010 10:05am    Download MP3

America's obsession with owning "stuff" has huge environmental, and social impacts. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks to environmentalist Annie Leonard, the creator of the "Story Of Stuff" films, and

the best selling book. Leonard is speaking October 7th in Santa Barbara. Here's a link to details on her public lecture:Click Here

Latin Jazz legend Eddie Palmieri to perform in Ventura County

10/1/2010 7:39pm    Download MP3

A living music legend is headlining the Ventura Music Festival's Latin Jazz Festival October 3rd at Oxnard College. KCLU's Lance Orozco talks with pianist, bandleader, and musician Eddie Palmieri. You can find details on the concert by clicking here:big Saturday fundraiser by clicking here:Click Here