Valley Fever is spreading, and climate change may be to blame You can catch the disease known as Valley Fever by inhaling spores from a mold-like fungus buried in the dirt. The sickness is usually associated with farmworkers in the Central Valley, but now it’s spreading to the Central Coast. More people were diagnosed with Valley Fever in Ventura and Santa Barbara between January and July of this year than all of last year.
What the color of a fruit or veggie says about its phytonutrients If you visit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market on certain Saturdays, you may notice new cooking demos taking place. Sometimes it’s a local chef teaching you how to cook a popular dish from the restaurant. Other times, it’s a farmer or health expert talking about the nutritional magic behind certain fruits and veggies. Our market host met up with a dietician from Sansum Clinic who just finished teaching a demo about how to make summer salsa and why phytonutrients are important to your health.
Free speech on campus KCRW sat down with UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman to discuss free speech in higher education. Gillman has thought long and hard about the issue as a constitutional scholar and the co-author of the book "Free Speech on Campus," which he wrote with Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Berkeley Law School.
When Trump Tried his Hand at Football The United States Football League promised a good ground game. Owners started spending big bucks to recruit the best… and away from the NFL. One of those owners was Donald Trump. The league folded after 3 years. Jeff Pearlman chronicled the first downs and fumbles in a book called ‘Football for a Buck’.
The battle for votes in Orange County Election Day in November still seems long a long way off. But not if you’re involved in the battle for control of Congress, where Republicans now have a majority and Democrats are hoping to take it away. Crucial to that struggle are several congressional districts in California. In one corner of Orange County people have spent their summer vacations locked in political battle.
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