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Special Coverage

Special Coverage

  • A memorial set up in 2014 to remember the victims of the Isla Vista attacks.
    Jordan Bell
    It's the 10th anniversary of the mass shooting in Isla Vista where gunman Elliot Rodger killed six people, injured 14 others and later killed himself. In a recent Mother Jones article titled, “Lessons From a Mass Shooter’s Mother,” reporter Mark Follman interviewed Chin Rodger, whose son perpetrated the 2014 attacks. KCBX’s Alyssa Toledo spoke with Follman to hear more about his reporting.
  • Photo of Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA. Santa Maria is an agricultural community on the Central Coast. Outdoor workers, the elderly and young children are among the most vulnerable to heat-related illnesses. Visits to the ER increase during heat waves.
    Beth Thornton
    Climate scientists expect more heat waves to hit the Central Coast in the coming years, which could put people’s health at risk. Medical experts say taking precautions can minimize visits to the ER.