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Peace Love & Pets, In Between, flutist Susanne Bona, and biodegradable ocean plastic

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We have a new segment on Issues & Ideas, and we’re calling it 'Peace Love & Pets'. We’ll explore Animal Welfare on the Central Coast by highlighting the many groups and tireless volunteers and animal lovers who do the work- and feel the joy- of rescuing and nurturing animals in need. Robin Coleman, from Woods Humane Society is our host and today she speaks with kitten rescuer Stacey Ritter.

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Here is the second of the 8 part series “In Between” where we’ll share stories from  queer and trans people of color in San Luis Obispo County. In this week’s episode, reporterErick Gabriel spoke with some students, a parent and some school district employees about efforts being made to make school a more accepting and safe place for queer students of color.

In Between part 2.mp3

Researchers at UCSB are working to develop biodegradable plastic for use by ocean industries. The project just received a second round of funding. Beth Thornton has this story.

Biodegradable Plastics.mp3

Craig Russell talks with Suzanne Bona—widely acclaimed as the founder and host of the weekly radio show Sunday Baroque, which airs at over 200 radio stations every week, including KCBX. They discuss their upcoming concert at Cuesta’s Performing Arts Center on April 16 as a fundraiser for KCBX and Festival Mozaic.

Suzanne Bona and Craig Russell.mp3

 A group of Cal Poly students recently completed a sailing trip along the Central Coast. KCBXs Eden Funk has more on the adventure, and how the team made it through what they called “a pretty gnarly place to sail”. 

Cal Poly students sailing.mp3


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.