FROM Larry Perel
Substandard living in Santa Barbara Property owner Dario Pini houses thousands of low-income tenants throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, but faces over 3,000 health and safety violations and three lawsuits by the city of Santa Barbara. A new investigative report explores whether this self-proclaimed savior is actually a slumlord, and why it's taken officials nearly three decades to stop him.
Landlord or slumlord? Santa Barbara cracks down on Dario Pini, again Three lawsuits brought on by the city of Santa Barbara against one of its most infamous landlords may end a 20-year cat-and-mouse game once and for all.
Since 1925, the story of Porgy and Bess remains relevant A jazz interpretation of the American opera Porgy and Bess debuts this weekend at the New Vic Theater in Santa Barbara. KCRW's Larry Perel spoke with the starring actors about the history behind the production and why the story is just as relevant today.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.