Lisa Osborn

Issues and Ideas, KCBX News Contributor

Lisa Osborn is an award-winning radio news anchor, talk show host and music deejay who has spent most of her career working at Los Angeles radio stations, including KFI and KFWB, where she earned a coveted ‘Golden Mike Award.’ Lisa also has a voice over business that creates marketing on-hold messages and narration for phone systems and transit agencies. Her latest venture is Lisa.FM Thrive!, a podcast that covers all aspects of health & wellness as well as personal development. Learn more at

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Are you looking to improve your life? Feel free to go all out. 

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Orchid experts and enthusiasts from around the world are coming to the Central Coast this weekend for the 71st Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. KCBX's Lisa Osborn speaks with George Hatfield, president of this year's show, who calls the event 'the Disneyland of orchids' because it offers something for everyone.

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The federal government recently awarded Los Olivos its own American Viticultural Area, recognizing it as a wine-grape growing region distinct from its surroundings. Lisa Osborn speaks with local vintners about the new AVA designation.

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Broadcast date: 02/10/16

 In honor of Valentine's Day, a look closer look at marriage. A new study out of UC Santa Barbara takes a closer look at the economics of tying the knot to determine who is most likely to say ‘I Do.’   

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A new year seems like a logical time for making a fresh start. Lisa Osborn speaks with Suzanne Marlow a Santa Barbara area marriage and family therapist who offers some practical ideas for weaving mindful rituals into daily life, such as expressing gratitude.

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Take a look at Santa Barbara's poetry scene with Lisa Osborn, as she speaks with Gunpowder Press publishers and emeritus Santa Barbara Poet Laureates, Chryss Yost and David Starkey in a gathering to celebrate the release of Rare Feathers, Poems on Birds and Art (Gunpowder Press 2015).


UPDATE: Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:13 a.m.

Overnight winds in Santa Barbara did not fan the Gibraltar Fire beyond its 50 acre footprint, allowing crews to gain containment ground. The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management said Friday morning that fire was 50 percent contained—up from 10 percent on Thursday night.

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Pope Francis has declared a controversial figure in California history a saint. During a visit to Washington DC this week, the Pontiff canonized Father Junipero Serra, the Spanish Franciscan priest is known as of the father of the California Mission System.

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Science, technology, engineering and math are all school subjects typically geared toward boys, and represent careers fields dominated by men. But, there’s an effort taking place on the Central Coast to tutor adolescent girls in this so-called ‘STEM’ curriculum. 

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When a major earthquake struck Santa Barbara at dawn 90 years ago, on June 29, 1925, the shaking lasted less than 20 seconds. But, the disaster would go on to forever change the look and feel of the California city that’s come to be known as “The American Riviera.”