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Blue skies and blue whales are part of greater Santa Barbara’s reputation - but both are threatened by container ships that speed through the Santa Barbara Channel.

from The 805

Low income neighborhoods work to seize opportunities in California's green economy

California has over 500,000 green jobs, with tens of thousands coming directly from state initiatives.

Beyoncé's 'Homecoming’ brings black culture and expression to Coachella

Beyoncé became the first black female headliner of the Coachella music festival last year.

Are 2020 Democratic candidates focusing on the issues voters care about?

On this Earth Day, lots of people are talking about climate change, but is that what voters want to hear?

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in one of the biggest cases of the year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What does it mean to be a child refugee or migrant? Whose lives are worth documenting and recording?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.

from NPR

Los Angeles loves to honor its community members.

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Nearly 300 people were killed in blasts at three churches and three hotels. No one claimed responsibility, but the nation's defense minister says the attacks were the work of religious extremists.

Death toll rises in Sri Lanka explosions carried out on Easter Sunday

Nearly 300 people were killed in blasts at three churches and three hotels. No one claimed responsibility, but the nation's defense minister says the attacks were the work of religious extremists.

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Nearly 300 people were killed in blasts at three churches and three hotels. No one claimed responsibility, but the nation's defense minister says the attacks were the work of religious extremists.

Death toll rises in Sri Lanka explosions carried out on Easter Sunday

Nearly 300 people were killed in blasts at three churches and three hotels. No one claimed responsibility, but the nation's defense minister says the attacks were the work of religious extremists.

from NPR

Even with redactions, there’s plenty to discuss

The Mueller report is out

Even with redactions, there’s plenty to discuss

from Left, Right & Center

The impacts of the January 9, 2018 mudslides were so devastating that the affected communities band together for a plan to help prevent this from ever happening again.

Debris flow nets installed in Montecito canyons

The impacts of the January 9, 2018 mudslides were so devastating that the affected communities band together for a plan to help prevent this from ever happening again.

from The 805

Since the Notre Dame fire, many large corporations and philanthropic French families have made hefty donations to restoring the cathedral.

Big donors are funding Notre Dame’s restoration, but is philanthropy the best way to deal with a disaster?

Since the Notre Dame fire, many large corporations and philanthropic French families have made hefty donations to restoring the cathedral.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “The Curse of La Llorona,” a thriller about a ghost that stalks children at night in 1970s Los Angeles; “Her Smell,” about a tortured young musician played by…

‘Her Smell:’ a music bio-pic of degradation and addiction to redemption

Our critics review “The Curse of La Llorona,” a thriller about a ghost that stalks children at night in 1970s Los Angeles; “Her Smell,” about a tortured young musician played by…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” opened about a month ago, and it was the biggest opening weekend of any original horror film in history.

‘Us’ composer on writing music that makes your heart stop

Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us” opened about a month ago, and it was the biggest opening weekend of any original horror film in history.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Democrats are at a crossroads now that the Mueller report is out.

After Mueller report, should Democrats push for impeachment or focus on 2020 race?

Democrats are at a crossroads now that the Mueller report is out.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ken joined Josh Barro on this week's Left, Right & Center episode to discuss the Mueller report with Rich Lowry and Christine Emba

Ken White on the Mueller report with Left, Right & Center

Ken joined Josh Barro on this week's Left, Right & Center episode to discuss the Mueller report with Rich Lowry and Christine Emba

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Impeachment talk started again among Democrats Thursday with the release of the redacted Mueller report. Many still see that as too politically risky even though they see Trump as unfit for office.

Will Democrats 'follow the Mueller Report to where it leads'?

Impeachment talk started again among Democrats Thursday with the release of the redacted Mueller report. Many still see that as too politically risky even though they see Trump as unfit for office.

from NPR

Attorney General William Barr released the much-awaited Mueller report this morning.

What’s in the 400-page Mueller report?

Attorney General William Barr released the much-awaited Mueller report this morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand