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Early voting underway, poll workers needed on Central Coast

Although you still have a month to mull over your choices before Election Day, early voting is underway. It started Monday.

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Three Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historians Aim To Put American Politics In Context

It's hard to make time for history books when there is so much history crashing down on us every single day — and especially when that history is divisive, aggressive and seemingly never-ending. Case in point: This book review was due a week ago. Rather than finish this assignment, I spent the week in Senate hallways and hearing rooms, watching in real time as the most contentious Supreme Court confirmation in a generation turned into a national flashpoint on sexual assault and gender...

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As Cal Poly gets ready for a new school year, the administration is letting new students and their families know about an orientation program underway for a few years called Local Connections. It's aimed at helping acclimate out-of-state students from all walks of life to university life far away from home and here on the Central Coast.

Cuesta College

The new school year is already underway at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo County. The community college went through a leadership change this summer when the school's former president, Dr. Gil Stork, retired after half a century with the school. After a nationwide search, Dr. Jill Stearns became Cuesta College’s seventh superintendent and president in July. Dr. Stearns recently sat down with KCBX's Greta Mart and Tyler Pratt to discuss her background and her vision for the school's future.

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Some Central Coast residents and environmental groups are alarmed over a current federal study, saying it could open up iconic local places like Morro Rock and Montana de Oro State Park to hydraulic fracking.

What will it take to navigate our ever-changing, complex and challenging world for the next generation? And are we preparing our children to thrive as adults? Tune in for a conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the Reluctant Therapist, about the importance of focusing education and parenting efforts on building resilience, connection and a relationship with the natural world.

Broadcast date: 9/6/2018

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. As defined by the United Nations, “A Culture of Peace” is a “set of values, attitudes, modes of behavior and ways of life that reject violence and prevent conflicts by tackling their root causes to solve problems through dialogue and negotiation among individuals, groups and nations.”

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For years, Diane Shinstock watched her adult son deteriorate on the streets. Suffering from severe schizophrenia, he slept under stairwells and bushes, screamed at passersby and was arrested for throwing rocks at cars.

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In the Central Coast city of Santa Maria, there is a community college-based conservatory that teaches students everything they need to pursue a professional career in theater. For decades, the Pacific Conservatory Theatre has offered a two-year vocational program, and alumni include stars like Robin Williams and Kathy Bates.

No bail law signed by Governor Brown

Aug 30, 2018
Thomas Hawk

California's legislature has done away with the cash bail system, after Governor Jerry Brown signed the new law this week.

Screaming For Ice Cream

Aug 29, 2018
A taste of the delicious ice cream from the Scoop Truck in Harmony, CA (pop. 18)
Fr Ian M Delinger

It’s summer and it’s hot outside. Ice cream is the summer favorite. But where did it come from? How did it impact society? And is there anything new? Ice cream’s versatility and utility goes beyond anyone’s imagination. Playing With Food will have you Screaming For Ice Cream!

There are many paths toward healing. For the Spiritualists, healing is aided by conversations with deceased relatives who share their wisdom through mediums and a mediumship message. Tune in for a conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the Reluctant Therapist and members of the Spiritualist community of Lily Dale, NY. Bring an open heart and an open mind to this show from the road!

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