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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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NPR

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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University of Nebraska Press

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Cal Poly journalism lecturer Katya Cengel to talk about her new book, “Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back." Cengel shares the stories of four Cambodian families as they "confront criminal deportation forty years after their resettlement in the United States." 

Southern Poverty Law Center

The KCBX Central Coast Curious project provides you the opportunity to ask the KCBX News team questions about the Central Coast. We posted a Central Coast Curious voting round this summer that included some listener questions related to nationwide issues. The winning question from the voting round was: “Are there any active, known and 'out' members of white nationalist or violent racist organizations in San Luis Obispo County?”

Our dear friend John Pillow, who has hosted The Classical World on KCBX every Monday night for the past 16 years is moving on. His last show will be Monday, August 27. John's departure has spurred quite a few programming adjustments on KCBX, both on Mondays and Saturdays, beginning on September 1.  Below you will find a program grid that shows the changes.

San Luis Obispo, CA – KCBX and the Live Oak Music Festival are excited to announce that the festival is moving back to San Luis Obispo County. The Live Oak Music Festival is a major fundraiser for KCBX Public Radio, which is based in San Luis Obispo. El Chorro Regional Park (on Hwy 1 in the Chorro Valley) will be Live Oak’s new festival home starting on the Summer Solstice, June 21-23, 2019.

San Luis Obispo updates zoning rules

Aug 23, 2018
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This week the San Luis Obispo city council voted unanimously to update the city’s zoning rules. In a five-hour meeting Tuesday night, the council approved a package of regulations addressing topics such as building heights, land uses and parking.

Debi Lander

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer in China for an exploration of the northwest province of Shaanxi, and the numerous benefits of traveling to Tibet by automobile versus aircraft or train. 

Join host Brian Reynolds as he discusses neuroscience and neuroengineering with Dr. Bridget Queenan, Neuroscientist and Associate Director of UCSB’s Brain Initiative and Research Director of the UCSB Nanolab. Dr. Q discusses the highly creative work in the STEM professions and how public tax dollars investing in science and technology provide cures, solutions, and discoveries that make us safe, strong, and happy.

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Jen Burt lives with her husband and two kids in the woods not far from Grass Valley, in a four-bedroom foothill house in a stand of black oak and cedar trees. Tucked away on a private road, the five-acre spread is a hallmark California dream—and a potential California nightmare: It’s in wildfire country. Last February, Burt’s insurer of six years canceled her fire insurance. The scramble for new coverage was pricey and harrowing.

Losing the physical presence of the one who filled your world with love, partnership and light is for many - our greatest fear. Something that is inevitable - and yet, still incomprehensible. How do we move forward in that new and empty space once a beloved companion, soul mate or spouse has passed? Tune in for a courageous conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the reluctant therapist, and her guest, Constance Hart about the world of all-encompassing grief and re-engaging in life.

Courtesy Chris Christensen

Morro Bay resident Chris Christensen will be in Nashville, the Ryman Auditorium on Aug. 22 to receive the Academy of Country Music Founders Award. Christensen’s mother and father started the Country Music Awards back in 1964 at the family owned Red Barrel nightclub in the Los Angeles community of Hawaiian Gardens.

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