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The One Oh One
Season 3 is here! New episodes every Friday until the end of November.

Local discoveries, in-depth conversations and informative stories from the communities that hug Highway 101 along California’s Central, South Coast. From Thousand Oaks to Ventura to Santa Barbara and beyond.


  • California's last operational nuclear power plant is perched on the ocean’s edge near the City of San Luis Obispo on the Central Coast. Diablo Canyon was due to close in 2025 – it’s unlikely that’s going to happen. But, ultimately one day it will be decommissioned. In this episode of The One Oh One, we look at the massive costs and risks for the local community.
  • From the early 20th century and Golden Age of Hollywood onwards, so many movies and TV series were filmed on the Central and South Coasts. Then around the 1980s, filming started to leave California because it became too expensive. Now there's a push to bring that filming back. In this episode of The One Oh One we visit three historic filming locations, to see that revitalization in action.
  • More than a million people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. A million – its just number - but a million husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons. They all belonged to someone. In this episode of The One Oh One, loss and remembrance – we hear from two local people who lost someone to COVID-19, as they celebrate that loved one’s life, but also share the long lasting grief that’s left after they’ve gone.
  • The Santa Barbara Channel is one of the most vibrant, diverse ocean environments for marine animals. It also serves as an important trade route for ships heading to and from Southern California ports. This sharing of space has been fatal for whales and terrible for air quality. The story of how an environmental problem led to a single seemingly simple solution.
  • There are close to 600 place names in the U.S. that incorporate the word negro. Before it was negro, it was the N-word. In recent years individuals and groups have set out to change these names – that is true of a mountain near Agoura Hills. In this episode, we look at the shedding of one racist place name in our neighborhood, and how it revealed the hidden history of a Black pioneer.
  • In Fall 2022, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians are slated to open a museum and cultural center on their reservation – something they call a long anticipated dream. The museum will be filled with stories that were lost for a long time, along with exhibits and events that showcase their own language that was only recently rediscovered. In this episode we speak to the tribe and go inside the future museum.
  • Cerisa House Wesley was the first African American born in the City of Ventura. The year was 1898. And this was the first documented birth at least. Her life is remarkable not just because of her historic birth, but because despite her being a qualified nurse she was never allowed to use her skills in a hospital setting because of the color of her skin. This is the story of a Black nurse no hospital would hire.
  • There are over two million undocumented people living in California. No matter your opinion on illegal immigration, industries like agriculture have a demand for these workers. They’re here. Working and living. In this episode of The One Oh One, we wanted to give you a glimpse into the lives of the undocumented and specifically those that have been 'without papers' a really long time. We're talking decades.
  • Once upon a time there was a clam, a butterfly and a fox. They all called the central California Coast their home. They lived happily among trees, on mostly uninhabited islands and hidden under the sand on the beach.But then they all almost disappeared. Why? Some because of human activity – for others, who knows.But this tale does have a happy ending because all these creatures are coming back… some, really quickly.On this episode of The One Oh One – the Pismo Beach Clam, the Monarch Butterfly and the Channel Islands Fox... a comeback story.
  • One in three high school students across the U.S. have reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. In the decade leading up to 2019 suicide rates went up 57% among teens and young adults.That’s according to a Surgeon General report which says young people are experiencing a mental health crisis.I wanted to find out if these grim statistics were being reflected locally. Sadly the answer is yes. I had no idea how bad it was.In this episode of The One Oh One, the state of youth mental health on California’s Central, South Coast, why this is happening and those trying to help.
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