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"The Sinking of the S.S. Montebello", SLO City advisory boards, black holes and Monarch butterflies.

The 4th episode of Agenda Breakdown shows how you can help the city of San Luis Obispo make policy decisions by volunteering on an advisory committee to weigh in on issues like housing developments, trees, and bike lanes in the community. Kim Bischeff hosts.

Agenda Breakdown - Episode 4

Author Stuart McDowell has a new book about the Japanese torpedo sinking of the oil tanker off the Cambria coast just after Pearl Harbor in December 1941. It’s called “The Sinking of the S.S. Montebello”, and he speaks with KCBX’s Tom Wilmer.

The Sinking of the SS Montebello

A UC Santa Barbara physics professor is trying to understand what Einstein couldn't. Professor Steven Giddings is dedicated to solving the “paradox” of black hole information and the laws that govern our universe. KCBX intern Shayna Weldon reports.

Black holes

Monarch butterfly populations are in decline but in an encouraging sign, butterflies have returned to the Central Coast in higher numbers this winter. Contributor Beth Thornton talked with George Thomson at the Ellwood grove in Goleta during a recent butterfly count.

Monarch Butterflies Return

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Carol started as a newsroom volunteer at KCBX in the summer of 2017, inspired by her daughter's internship with KCBX News. She joined the KCBX staff in January, 2018. Carol started her radio career at Cal Poly’s KCPR, then moved on to become the director of programming and a morning host at KKUS (US98). Her voice was heard on advertisements and on KSBY TV for many years as well.