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Community Alert 2016


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December 27, 2016
A repeat of our show on December 24th, 2013 with Dave and Barbara Hubert talking about their book “Christmas Major, The Horse that Saved Christmas.” Website

December 20, 2016
FoodBank of Santa Barbara CEO Erik Talkin talks about the services they provide and their current efforts to raise $800,000. Website

December 13, 2016
Mike and Ted review Jonathan Rothwell’s recent 2016 Gallup report, “No Recovery, An Analysis of Long-Term U.S. Productivity Decline” and the relationship to the volunteer fire service.

December 6, 2016
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Professor Brian Wolshon rebroadcast of a presentation to the Baton Rough Rotary Club on January 20th, 2016 discussing his “Truisms of traffic, the reasons for traffic congestion, the strategy of making minor changes to decrease travel time and increase traffic safety and possible solutions to alleviate traffic congestion.” He is co-editor of Institute of Transportation Engineers, Traffic Engineering Handbook, Seventh Edition, (2016), Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-1-118-76230-1

November 29, 2016
Former California State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman talks about finances, consolidation, regionlization and privatization of the California fire service.

November 22, 2016
Nationally known IT columnist Mark Gibbs talks about email and Internet security issues.

November 15, 2016
Santa Barbara County Health Officer Dr. Dean talks about local rabies, flu and Tuberculosis.

November 8, 2016
Ted and Mike broadcast from the Santa Barbara City Yard as KZSB is put into emergency test mode with the studio cut off from the transmitter. This was an awkward yet valuable live on the air test.

November 1, 2016
Retired Santa Barbara County Fire Department PIO Captain Charlie Johnson talks about public information past, present and future.

October 25, 2016
Author and researcher David Nabhan talks about his earthquake research and his new book “Earthquake Prediction, Dawn of the New Seismology.” Website

October 19, 2016
Retired U.S Army Lt. Colonel James Brann talks about veteran issues and the challenges confronting todays soldiers.

October 11, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on recent events.

October 4, 2016
Rape victim River and her mother Trish talk about their experiences dealing with a serial rapist who used date rape drugs. This is an intense interview that includes some real insight of what the criminal process is like and some recommendations for others who may find themselves in a similar situation.

September 27, 2016
All Hands On Executive Director Aaron Shoemaker talks about dealing with the deaf during emergencies. Local signer Jennie Morales, Interpreter Coordinator/Advocate with Independent Living Resource Center provides a video translation of this interview here. All Hands On Website Independent Living Resource Center website.

September 20, 2016
Consultant Rodney Slaughter talks about organizational culture and today’s fire service. Website

September 13, 2016
KZSB News Anchor Baron Ron Heron talks about the news, past and present.

September 6, 2016
Local journalist and Santa Barbara back country expert Ray Ford talks about his recent experiences in the Rey Fire. Website

August 30, 2016
Local water consultant Larry Farwell talks about the drought and local water issues.

August 23, 2016
Former Sheriff Jim Thomas talks about law enforcement; past, present and future.

August 16, 2016
Ted and Mike talk about local issues.

August 9, 2016
CALTRANS Region 5 PIO Colin Jones talks about local projects and traffic issues.

August 2, 2016
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District PIO Lyz Hoffman talks about potential impacts from wildfires and high temperatures this summer. Website

July 26, 2016
Ted and Mike continue to catch up on local events and issues.

July 19, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local events and issues.

July 12, 2016
Santa Barbara County Hazard Planning and Community Resiliency Plan.

July 5, 2016
Ted and Mike talk about local fires and community issues.

June 28, 2016
San Francisco Fire Department Lt. Erica Arteseros and UCSB Emergency Manager Jim Caesar talk about Listos and how the program supports the community.

June 21, 2016
Information updates regarding the Sherpa Fire

June 14, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local events and issues.

June 7, 2016
Retired Montecito Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Jim Langhorne talks about the complexity of building and fire codes.

May 31, 2016
Dr. Funk returns to address additional weather issues.

May 24, 2016
Ted and Mike talk about local issues including the North County Jail.

May 17, 2016
Liliana Encinas talks about local Listos programs and the Alertar y Preparar.

May 10, 2016
National Fire Heritage Center Executive Director Wayne Powell and Archivist Frank Schmersal talk about the past, present and future of their efforts to preserve the history of the United States Fire Service. Website

May 3, 2016
Goleta Water District General Manger John McInnes talks about local water issues and the drought. Website

April 26, 2016
Ted and Mike discuss several local issues of interest.

April 19, 2016
CHP Public Information Officer Sergeant Don Clotworthy discusses the CHP US 101 and SR 154 traffic safety task force.

April 12, 2016
USGS researcher Dr. Chris Funk talks about weather and climate issues. Program source document: Eric Holthaus, This New Data Set is Poised to Revolutionize Climate Adaptation, (April 2016). This is a first of a monthly series on climate issues.

April 5, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues. Lauren Bray gives the “Ed Hat Brief.”

March 29, 2016
California Fire Safe Council Chair and CEO Jerry Davies talks about his year’s Grant Clearinghouse programs. Website

March 22, 2016
Retired United Captain Karen Kahn talks about drones, the good, the bad and the ugly.

March 15, 2016
Senior Field Representative Hillary Blackerby from Assemblymember Das Williams office and Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Pat McElroy talk about AB – 1564, 9-1-1 Emergency Response Wireless Routing Optimization. AB 1564 Fact Sheet 03 11 16

March 8, 2016
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

March 3, 2016
National IT journalist and president of Azstec, LLC Mark Gibbs talks about email and Internet security issues including today’s encryption challenges. Website

February 23, 2016
Santa Barbara Health Officer Dr. Charity Thoman and Public Health PIO Susan Klein-Rothschild talk about local health issues including Tuberculosis and the Zika Virus.

February 16, 2016
Former California State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman talks about new building construction design and materials in relationship to fire prevention and fire fighting tactics. He also introduced “Table Talk” with Ronny J. Coleman, hosted by Michael S. Williams website.

February 9, 2016
Ted and Mike talk about several local issues including the Forest Service Firefighting Cost Share Agreements with Non-Federal Entities, (December 2015), 601-0002-41 report and the WRA 20 Weeks to Preparedness download.

February 2, 2016
Santa Barbara County Public Health PIO Susan Klein-Rothschild and Mosquito and Vector Management District General Manager David Chang talk about the Zika Virus. Website Website

January 26, 2016
Santa Barbara environmental attorney Phil Seymour talks about environmental law and issues confronting California.

January 19, 2016
Local conservator an author Scott M. Haskins talks about his book “How to Save Your Stuff From a Disaster.” Website

January 12, 2016
USGS Climatologist Chris Funk talks about climate changes throughout the world and it’s impact on droughts and famine. Monitoring Conditions December 2015

January Community Alert Edhat Brief with Lauren Bray

January 05, 2016
Edhat Managing Editor Lauren Bray talks about the new year of Edhat and presents the first of “Edhat Briefs” which will be given on the first Tuesday of each month on Community Alert. Website