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Community Alert 2017

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December 26, 2017
KEYT 3 Senior Reporter John Palminteri, Ted and Mike talk about their observations of the Thomas Fire and the long-term community impacts. KEYT segmentWall Street Journal, Wildfires Scorch California Earth, and Its Air,  Noozhawk, With Firestorms Now Past, Santa Barbara County Faces New Storm Threat, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management, Multi-Day Power Outage Contingency Plan.

December 19, 2017
Ted and Mike cover the current status of the Thomas Fire.

December 12, 2017
Ted and Mike cove the current status of the Thomas Fire.

December 5, 2017
American Radio Relay League Santa Barbara Section Public Information Coordinator Jeffrey M. Reinhardt, AA6JR talks about amateur radio, past, present and future. Suggested reading: Corey and Fagan, The Amateur Radio Public Service Handbook, A Guide to Radio Communications for Community Events, Emergencies, and Disasters, First Edition, (2012-2018), The American Radio Relay League, Inc., ISBN: 978-0-87259-484-5)  Website

November 28, 2017
American Red Cross Pacific Coast Chapter Executive Director Kimberly Coley and Disaster Program Manager Kurt Russell talk about local recruitment, retention and special programs. Commissioned for a Red Cross benefit concert Tchaikovsky Marche Slave   Red Cross Website

November 21, 2017
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Search & Rescue members Jim Frank and Kerrie Valdiviezo talk about the Team and their current recruitment. Website

November 14, 2017
AirMedCare Network (CALSTAR) Local Membership Sales Manager Tracy Shearer and Chief Flight Nurse Adam Pettit talk about their services. Website

November 7, 2017
Chair of the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council John Ahlman talks about local fire issues as well as the fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties.

October 31, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

October 24, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about the potential 9-1-1 dispatch consolidation with Santa Barbara City Fire Chief McElroy. Retired Phoenix Fire Chief Brunacini (April 18, 1937 – October 15, 2017) Customer Service video

October 17, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local events and issues.

October 10, 2017
Dr. Funk returns to talk about current and future weather patterns and their impact on Santa Barbara County.

October 3, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

September 26, 2017
Chief Strategy Officer of the Santa Barbara Foundation Barbara Andersen joins Ted and Mike for their 469 show as Community Alert enters the tenth year of broadcasting.

September 12, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about the Equifax hacking and the potential impact on everyone.

September 5, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about local issues and the harbor micro burst.

August 29, 2017

Ted and Mike review the “Whittier Burned Area Emergency Response 2017,” August 13, 2017.

August 15, 2017
Santa Barbara County Fire Marshal, Division Chief Steve Oaks and U.S. Forest Service-Los Padres patrolman Dave Dahlberg talk about the rescue of 81 kids and staff from Camp Whittier. Sheriff’s Department video  Whittier Fire Rapid Lesson Sharing, Event 82

August 22, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about recent civil unrest and the “Social Dominance Theory” and Eoin O”Carroll’s Christian Science Monitor article, “Why are there still Nazis? These eight questions can help explain“.

August 8, 2017
Health insurance expert Lawrence Lievense talks about the recent announcement from Anthem Blue Cross to discontinue individual polices in Santa Barbara and other California counties. Anthem announcement Website

August 1, 2017
Information Station Specialists (ISS) President Bill Baker talks about Information Radio Stations and the San Marcos Pass Emergency Radio System (SMPERS 1040 AM) and the American Association of Information Radio Operators (AAIRO) AAIRO Website   ISS Website 

July 25, 2017
Ted and Mike review the Whittier Fire, evacuation, prevention and public information.

July 18, 2017
California Incident Management Team 3 Public Information Officers Amber Anderson (Santa Barbara City Fire) and Justin Cooper (Monterey City Fire) talk about the Whittier Fire.

July 11, 2017
Mike and Ted catch up on the Whittier Fire and talk with UCSB Emergency Manager Jim Caesar about Aware & Prepare programs.

July 4, 2017
Civil War historian, educator, member of the Son’s of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Sons of Veterans Reserve talks about the war.  American Civil War – Wikipedia

June 27, 2017
Ted and Mike review of local issues and a review of the Oakland “Ghost Ship Warehouse” fire of December 2, 2016. Oakland Fire Department Investigation Report, 2016-085231, March 18, 2017

June 20, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on current events. Bryan McGrath, How Could this Happen? The Fitzgerald, the U.S. Navy, and Collisions at Sea, June 18, 2017, War on the Rocks; Brooke Singman, Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe, June 20, 2017; Orrin Hatch, State and Local Government Defined Benefit Pension Plans: The Pension Debt Crisis that Threatens America, January 2012, United States Senate Committee on Finance

June 13, 2017
With Ted on vacation, Mike talks about the “Paris Agreement.” Paris Agreement-English, Daniel Bodansky, Legal Options U.S. Acceptance of a New Climate Change Agreement, May 2015, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University and Brian O’Neill, The Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs), 28 May 2014, National Center for Atmospheric Research

June 6, 2017
Union Pacific Director, Corporate Relations and Media – Western Region Justin E. Jacobs talks about railroad safety and local trespassing issues.  Union Pacific websiteOperation Lifesaver, Inc. websiteCounty of Santa Barbara Train Horn Quiet ZoneU.S. DOT Train Horn Rule and Quiet ZoneDanger on the RailsKEYT-3 Interview

May 30, 2017
Live from Cold Spring Tavern, Ted and Mike catch up on local issues and share some history about the Tavern.

May 23, 2017
Local Farmers Insurance agency, Nick Weiser of The Weiser Agency talks about first time home buyers and what you need to know about homeowner’s insurance. Website

May 16, 2017
Internet technology expert Mark Gibbs talks about the recent ransomware attacks and how to protect yourself.

May 9, 2017
Mike reviews his recent trip to Trinity and Plumas Counties.

May 2, 2017
Randall Wade talked about organic farming for homeowners and the starting of the local farmers market.

April 25, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about local issues.

April 18, 2017
Santa Barbara County Public Health staff talk about local health issues and programs.

April 11, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

April 4, 2017
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

March 28, 2017
California Fire Safe Council Chairman of the Board Jerry Davies and Executive Director Stephen Gort talk about this years projects. Website

March 21, 2017
Jim Caesar and Shannon Elizabeth talk about UCSB’s emergency planning and business continuity.

March 14, 2017
Ted and Mike discuss local community issues.

March 7, 2017
Santa Barbara City Council Member Bendy White talks about local water issues and challenges.

February 28, 2017
Ray Ford returns to the show to talk about the back country following the rains and local trails. Hike Los Padres Website

February 21, 2017
California Fire Museum – Safety Learning Center President Don Forsyth talks about their museum building project at the Irvine Great Park. Website

February 14, 2017
Ted and Mike talk about local issues.

February 7, 2017
Gallup Senior Economist Jonathan Rothwell talks about his recent report “No Recovery, An Analysis of Long-Term U.S. Productivity Decline.”

January 31, 2017
Mike and Ted catch up on local issues including the CWPP meeting, the growth of bomb shelters and the Wingspread VI report.

January 24, 2017
Nationally known insurance billing consultant Lawrence R. Lievense, FHFMA, FACMPE, FHIAS talks about today’s Affordable Care Act and what you need to know to protect your financial interests.

January 17, 2017
LSU Professor Dr. Brian Wolshon talks about today’s traffic engineering practices, challenges and traffic congestion.

January 10, 2017
Climatologist Dr. Chris Funk returns to talk about current weather events and the impact on the drought.

January 3, 2017
Ted and Mike welcome in the new year talking about local current events.