Leah Stokes

Assistant professor, UCSB’s Department of Political Science

Leah Stokes on KCRW

President Trump denies climate change . But Joe Biden has laid out “the boldest plan of any candidate in history,” says UC Santa Barbara environmental scientist Leah Stokes.

Trump v. Biden on climate change

President Trump denies climate change . But Joe Biden has laid out “the boldest plan of any candidate in history,” says UC Santa Barbara environmental scientist Leah Stokes.

from To the Point

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

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President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating.

Many Californians are nervous about mail-in voting. How do they know if they signed in the right place, and will their signatures be recognized?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA County announced this week that schools here can bring up to a quarter of their students back to campus at a time.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It was the last debate of the campaign, and it was less crazy than the last one. NBC’s Kristen Welker kept it on lockdown with some help from a mute button.

from Left, Right & Center

President Trump told Americans in late January that the government was ready for coronavirus. In an interview with CNBC, on the day Seattle recorded the first U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for October 13, 2020.

About one-third of all California eligible voters have voted by mail, and more than 100 in-person voting centers in LA opened over the weekend.

from Greater LA

Sometimes progress depends on states going their own way.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

This week, Kevin de León will be sworn in as a new member of the LA City Council. He’ll represent downtown, Boyle Heights, and parts of northeast Los Angeles.

from Greater LA