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Broadcast date: 3/16/23

Last year, the Community Environmental Council (CEC) announced it is the proud recipient of a competitive grant to monitor and share findings on air pollution, wildfire smoke, and pesticide exposure at the neighborhood level throughout Guadalupe and the Santa Maria Valley. The grant was awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to implement Assembly Bill 617 which requires the state to support on-the-ground efforts to reduce exposure to pollution and address its underlying causes.

Join Dr. Lata Murti as she speaks with representatives from the Community Environmental Council (CEC), including Jen Hernandez, Climate Justice Manager with CEC, Alhan Diaz-Correa, Climate Justice Associate with CEC, and Javi Infante Varas, with Rooted Language Services. We will talk with them as their new air monitoring program is about to launch throughout Guadalupe and the Santa Maria Valley.

You are invited to listen, learn and participate in the conversation today, Thursday, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855 or email questions to

Broadcast date: 3/16/23

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.

Dr. Lata Murti is co-host of Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday afternoon on KCBX from 1:00-2:00 p.m. After receiving her Ph.D. in American Studies & Ethnicity from the University of Southern California in 2010, Lata has dedicated herself to education, particularly in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging.