Leah Stokes

Assistant professor, UCSB’s Department of Political Science

Leah Stokes on KCRW

The Cave Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Santa Barbara.

UCSB professor on Cave Fire: ‘Call it what it is: climate change’

The Cave Fire continues to burn in the mountains above Santa Barbara.

from KCRW Features

We've just had the terrible Camp and Woolsey fires. More of those fires will come again -- bigger and hotter.

California Wildfires: Learning to Live in the New Abnormal

We've just had the terrible Camp and Woolsey fires. More of those fires will come again -- bigger and hotter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When it comes to heat waves, fires, and severe flooding, a lot of attention is given to how they started -- from faulty electrical lines and drought conditions to major storms and…

California is on fire year-round. Is climate change to blame?

When it comes to heat waves, fires, and severe flooding, a lot of attention is given to how they started -- from faulty electrical lines and drought conditions to major storms and…

from KCRW Features

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David Downs of Leafly has recommendations of the best weed products of 2019.

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Wintertime is when some of the most exciting and unusual citrus varieties hit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market.

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It’s been two years since the Thomas Fire erupted in Ventura County.

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Publicly held companies headquartered in California have until January 1st to name at least one woman to their boards.

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In the past five years, rents in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties have increased by 27%, while median wages have only grown by 8%, according to a new housing report released by the…

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Australia is dealing with the worst wildfires in its history. The blazes have scorched millions of acres and destroyed more than a thousand homes.

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“The Delicacy,” a new documentary premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, follows sea urchin divers off the coast of Santa Barbara, and explores the impact that…

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