Articles From : Jerry Roberts

  • SBUSD Trustee Urges Quick Investment for Distance Learning, as State Ed Chief Downplays Reopening

    Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara Unified School Board member Kate Ford on distance learning for local students.

  • Historic Markers at SB Courthouse Celebrate Colonial Exploits of "White Men...White Women, Children"

    A plaque at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse honoring the "first white people" who colonized the area inhabited by indigenous peoples will now be removed. 

  • Das Attacks Grand Jury's Cannabis Report

    Supervisor Das Williams charged on Monday that the Santa Barbara Grand Jury displayed "a remarkable lack of knowledge" in its blistering report about the origin and operations of the county's controversial cannabis ordinance.

  • Local Schools Leaders Spurn Trump Demand to Reopen, Say They'll Be Guided by Science

    Leaders of South Coast school districts on Thursday shrugged off President Trump's sternly-worded demand that schools nationwide physically reopen for the new academic year, saying their plans will stay flexible in responding to the pandemic.

  • How Blockbuster Grand Jury Report on SB's Pot Scandal Proves Need for County Ethics Reform

    The new Grand Jury report chronicling the origin of Santa Barbara County’s contentious cannabis law documents for the historic record a disgraceful political process teeming with influence peddling, secrecy and sleaze.

  • Newsmakers Joins Facebook Ad Boycott

    Newsmakers announces they've joined the national movement to halt advertising on Facebook.

  • Aaron Jones: BLM Concerns Trace to Nation's Original Sins

    Jerry Roberts interviews UC Santa Barbara scholar Aaron Jones on the Black Lives Matter movement and the nation's original sins rooted in slavery and genocide.

  • New SBUSD Supe Talks Vision, Values, Reopening, Racism & Equity

    Hilda Maldonado, in her first interview since being named Superintendent of the Santa Barbara Unified School District, said that the nation's multiple health, economic and social crises represent a "perfect storm for us to be innovative" in public education.

  • Meet Santa Barbara's First Economic Development Chief

    Jerry Roberts interviews the City of Santa Barbara's latest Economic Development Manager, Jason Harris.

  • Paul Casey Gives 110% with Targets on his Back

    Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara City Administrator Paul Casey on the city's budget amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • How the Pandemic is Changing SBPD Operations

    Jerry Roberts interviews the Santa Barbara Police Chief Lori Luhnow on how the pandemic has changed police operations.

  • Monique Limon Discusses Unemployment Benefits During COVID-19

    Jerry Roberts interviews Assemblymember Monique Limón regarding the struggle to obtain unemployment insurance benefits.

  • Gregg Hart Advocates for More COVID-19 Testing

    Jerry interviews County Supervisor Gregg Hart on flattening the curve and the need for more COVID-19 testing.

  • Kristen Sneddon Favors Temporary Top City Hall Salary Cuts

    Jerry Roberts interviews Santa Barbara City Councilwoman Kristen Sneddon who favors cutting top salaries at City Hall.

  • How Long Will California's Coronavirus Shutdown Go On?

    Jerry Roberts had a virtual conversation with Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson on the length of the COVID-19 shutdown in California.

  • The Wolf is Definitely at the Door

    Jerry Roberts chat with journalist Nick Welsh regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Santa Barbara

  • Scenes from a Pandemic: The Two Realities of COVID-19

    Jerry Roberts breaks down the two realities of the global coronavirus pandemic.

  • Montecito Debris Flow Documentary Wins Award

    TVSB and local journalists were awarded a top honor for their "Montecito Disaster Eyewitness" documentary about the 1/9 Debris Flow.

  • Cast of Characters Behind Mysterious Pro-Das Anti-Laura Committee

    Three veteran political consultants are operating the independent expenditure committee on behalf of Das Williams that is now attacking Laura Capps in the mail and on radio.

  • Who's Up, Down & Out in Pot Wars

    Journalist Jerry Roberts breaks down the local marijuana debate following the scathing Los Angeles Times article.

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