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Resolving to stop school shootings with Dr. Michael Furlong

Dr. Michael Furlong  is a UCSB Professor Emeritus who has worked with a coalition of national researchers on an eight-step plan that would dramatically reduce the number of deaths due to gun violence in the United States. Listen here.

Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year Joanna Hendrix!

Today's guest is Joanna Hendrix, the 2023 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year! She is a teacher of the deaf serving preschool, transitional kindergarten, & kindergarten deaf and hard of hearing students from the Santa Maria and Orcutt area. Her classroom is housed on the campus of Ralph Dunlap Elementary School. 

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Jenna Hamilton-Rolle and Natural Wonders

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Sea Center are like two amazing cabinets of curiosities. This episode's guest is Jenna Hamilton-Rolle, Director of Education at SBMNH.  Listen here

Mary Franitza Leads Happy Campers

This week, we talk with Mary Franitza, a grad student at the Gevirtz School, about her work supporting other graduate students in education as the President of the Graduate Student Association in Education (GSAE), where she advocates for stronger connections between cohorts and greater transparency from the university. Listen here

Art Imitates School for Sameer Pandya

To launch our 6th quarter of Schooled Radio, we get to talk about two of our favorite things: school and writing! Our guest Sameer Pandya is an Associate Professor at UCSB and the author of the novel Members Only, in which a fictional lecturer at a fictional university struggles with some very real issues. Listen here.

Is School for Fishes? Mae Rennick and Phoebe Racine on Grad School and Aquaculture

This week's episode was especially fun, with TWO guests: Graduate students Mae Rennick and Phoebe Racine, who are both studying aquaculture.  Listen here.

Principal Jamie Persoon on Dual Language Immersion

Carpinteria native Jamie Persoon is the principal of Canalino Elementary School in Carpinteria. Among other initiatives, she's the lead for the Dual Language Immersion program there. We talk to her about what that means, how it works, and who benefits. Listen here.

SBUSD Board Member Virginia Alvarez makes the case for classified employees, EL learners, and more

In this episode we talk with Virginia Alvarez, a SBUSD Board Member. She's also a SBUSD alum! Listen here.

Scott Simon Brings the Sea to Students

In this episode we talk with Scott Simon, who is the director of The Research Experience & Education Facility, better known as The REEF. The REEF is UCSB’s teaching aquarium. Listen here.

Ready to Restaurant? Ask Mitchell Sjerven

In this episode of Schooled Radio, we dish with Mitchell Sjerven, a faculty member at the School of Culinary Arts at Santa Barbara City College, where he teaches restaurant ownership.Santa Barbara loves its food scene (we're huge fans of Sjerven's own restaurant, bouchon)—but running a successful eatery is anything but easy. Listen here.

Measuring Success with Dr. Andrew Maul

This week, we talk with Dr. Andrew Maul, an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Andrew’s work focuses on the conceptual and historical foundations of research methodology in the human sciences, and in particular on the theory and practice of measurement. Listen here.

Creating Space (and Teachers) for Healing with Dr. Alison Cerezo

Dr. Alison Cerezo is currently the faculty advisor for the Healing Space, a specialty clinic that began in fall 2020 in direct response to the killing of George Floyd and other police violence against Black Americans and with the impetus of the Black Lives Matter movement. Listen here.

A Space for Play with Ashley Jenkins

Ready to get your hands dirty?Ashley Jenkins is leading a new outdoor Children's Museum that will be opening in Buellton soon. Come play! Listen here.

Thank you, teachers!

For this special episode, we reached out to our community to hear their stories of gratitude for the teachers who made a difference in their lives. Thanks to Ann Close, Chris Thierfelder, Michelle Howard, Miriam Thompson, Don Lubach Cie Gumucio, Patrick Melroy, Heidi Zetzer, Sarah Warman, Ken Saxon for sharing their stories. Listen here.

Buzzing around with "Mrs. B": 2022 SBCEO Teacher of the Year

Speaking of Alisyn Blanton, affectionately known as "Mrs. B," Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Susan Salcido said, “Teachers like Alisyn inspire students to learn, grow, achieve, and succeed.” You'll get inspired, too! Listen here.

From the Community, for the Community, with Ismael Paredes Ulloa

Ismael Paredes Ulloa is a Santa Barbara native and graduate of Santa Barbara schools. His passion is helping other first-generation students experience success in education through his work in the EOPS program at Santa Barbara City College. Listen here.

Teacher of the Year Frank Koroshec

So! Much! Energy! We couldn't fit everything into one episode. Join us for a special two-part show with San Marcos High School teacher Frank Koroshec, who was honored as the 2021 Teacher of the Year. Listen here.

Learning with the Laureate, Emma Trelles

April 13, 2021, Santa Barbara will celebrate poetry by inaugurating our city's 9th Poet Laureate, Emma Trelles!


The newest Santa Barbara Poet Laureate is not only a brilliant writer; she is also an educator, teaching composition and creative writing at Santa Barbara City College. Listen here.

Expanding Literacies with Diana Arya

We kick of the 3rd season of Schooled Radio by talking to Diana Arya, an associate professor in UCSB's Department of Education and Faculty Director of the McEnroe Reading Clinic. Arya’s research interests focus on the literacy practices and processes within K-12 science classrooms and professional scientific communities. Listen here.

Where Education and Psychology Meet with Dr. Heidi Zetzer

The ground floor of the Gevirtz School of Education at UCSB houses two thriving clinics which support the school's Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology program. We talk with Dr. Heidi Zetzer to learn more about these programs. We find out what positive psychology looks like and how students are learning to help others to heal and thrive. Listen here.

Voice from the School Board, Laura Capps

On this episode of Schooled Radio, we speak with Laura Capps, who is currently serving her second term on the Santa Barbara School Board. We talked with her about the challenges and opportunities facing the SBUSD and how the Board supports our schools. Listen here.

The Power of Radio with Professor Dick Flacks

For this KCSB Fund Drive edition of Schooled Radio, we talk with Professor Dick Flacks, host of KCSB's Culture of Protest. Culture of Protest is the longest running show on KCSB and grew from a love of music and appreciation for its power to transform. Listen here.

Libraries Just Keep Getting Better with Des Alaniz

Des Alaniz is the Evolving Workforce Librarian at UCSB. We learn what that means and how zines are finding a place in academia on this week's episode. Listen here.

Talking with Jenny Sperling about, Um, Sex

Let's talk about sex ed: who teaches what, and when, and how. This episode, we talk with Jenny Sperling, whose research included revisiting health class: going back to high school and—most importantly—listening to students to find out what they wish they were learning. Why is it so hard to create a good sex ed curriculum? And has sex ed during remote education gotten...better? Listen here.


Don Lubach on Being a Trusted Navigator (or, What is an Ombuds?)

This episode's guest is Don Lubach, whose vast experience in education and at UCSB led to his current role as Associate Ombuds, a "Trusted Navigator" in the university. Listen here.

Rebeca Mireles-Rios on Mentorship and Publicly-Engaged Scholarship

Our guest for this episode is Dr. Rebeca Mireles-Rios, an assistant professor in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and the Director of the Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship. Her research focuses on finding  community-based solutions to promoting mentorship opportunities for students and educational equity. We talk with her about two programs expanding connections between UCSB and the community: EXITO and the Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship. Listen here

Wine 101 with Larry Schaffer

For our New Year's Eve eve episode, Schooled Radio talks with winemaker Larry Schaffer about teaching people (and their palates) how to "appreciate" wine (and what does that really mean); how he has adapted tastings during COVID; his own journey as a winemaker; and how his role has expanded to include educating community leaders about the importance of wine in Santa Barbara County. Listen here.


Dean Jeffrey Milem, UCSB Givertz School of Education

This week, Schooled Radio talks with  Dr. Jeffrey Milem, Dean of UCSB's Givertz Graduate School of Education. Teaching about teaching look like? Listen here.

What is Tenure? Dean Milem Explains It All

Tenure is unique to academia and sounds a little like becoming a member of a secret society. In this episode, Dean Jeffrey Milem provides some insight into what tenure is and why it matters. Listen here

Diane Fujino's Activist Histories

In this episode, we talk with one of our heroes: Diane C. Fujino, a professor of Asian American Studies at UCSB. Her new book examines Japanese American activism in the early Cold War. Listen here

Robot Wranglers Charles Xiao and Matt Devlin

Robotics just seems to get cooler and cooler. In this episode, we talk to two grad students from UCSB's Hawkes Lab, doing work on the cutting-edge of robotics engineering. Listen here.

Principal Binkley Leads Students to Success

In this episode, we talk with Principal Veronica Binkley, who has been the lead at Harding University Partnership School since 2014. Principal Binkley's past teaching positions have been in early childhood with most of her teaching years spent in kindergarten in both the Oxnard School District and also in Bellingham, Washington. She has a passion for teaching reading and a deep respect for the power that reading can have on a student's academic trajectory. Listen here.

Aaron Jones, from Student to Director

Today’s guest is Aaron E. de Santiago Jones, Director of the UC Santa Barbara Educational Opportunity Program. Aaron has a long history at UCSB, starting as an undergraduate, when he involved himself deeply in student and community activism, roles which included working as a Peer Mentor for the Educational Opportunity Program that he now directs. Listen here.

Opening Doors with Veronica Fematt

Veronica Fematt is the new Assistant Director of UCSB's McNair Program. We talked with her about how to increase the number of first- generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students in doctoral programs, and ultimately, to diversify the faculty in colleges and universities across the country. Listen here.

Learning, Relearning with Life Coach Sarah Warman

At Schooled Radio, we are big believers in personal growth as a critical part of education. We do better when we know better, in theory, but the path between the idea of personal change and the practical path to growth seems to be elusive. How do you get there? We turned to Sarah Warman, a life coach and friend, for her suggestions. Listen here.

Senator Monique Limón on Education

California State Senator Monique Limón is a graduate of—and passionate advocate for—Santa Barbara schools. Schooled Radio was honored to talked to her about her work on behalf of education. Listen here.

The Student on the School Board, Dawson Kelly

In this episode, Schooled Radio talks with Dawson Kelly, the student board member on the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education. Listen here.

Educating Ranchers and More with White Buffalo Land Trust

In this episode, Schooled Radio talks with White Buffalo Land Trust about how people learn how to use land.Jesse Smith, Director of Land Stewardship, and Ann Close, Director of Education and Research, joined us to talk about their work ranging from Santa Barbara Middle School outreach to sustainability seminars for ranchers. Listen here.

Dr. Miriam Thompson leads the new UCSB Mind and Behavior Clinic

A successful plan for psychological care or intervention for a client — whether a grade-school student acting out or a senior-aged person fearing mental decline — requires an accurate initial assessment. Under the leadership of Dr. Miriam Thompson, the new Mind and Behavior Assessment Clinic at UCSB's Hosford Clinic trains professionals to look closer. Listen here

Bringing Nature Back to Campus with Devon Azzam

There is a rich world of opportunity for learning at school outside the classroom. In this episode, we talk with educator Devon Azzam about school gardens, NatureScapes, and rethinking asphalt at Harding University Partnership School. Listen here.

New Season! New programs with Dr. Shane Jimerson

For our first episode of our second year of Schooled Radio, we speak with Dr. Shane R. Jimerson about two exciting additions to the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology program at UCSB's Gevirtz School of Education, including Project TEAMS and a new Master's program. Listen here.

Looking Back on a Pandemic with the Doering Family

For the season finale of Schooled Radio, we interviewed the Doering family: a university technology specialist, a 3rd-grade teacher, a first-year high school student, and a graduating senior ready to begin university life. In this episode, we hear their perspectives on the challenges of the past year and how they responded individually, as well as collectively. Listen here.

Getting Ready for the Fast & Curious with Dean Jeffrey Milem

Even during a year of extraordinary challenges, the Gevirtz School at UCSB has been researching, documenting, and innovating. The Fast & Curious (virtual) event happening at the SB Public Library is a showcase for what's been happening. We also talk with Dean Milem about lessons from a challenging year and the work to be done. Listen here.

Next Level Mentorship with Dr. Adanari Zarate and ÉXITO

This week Schooled Radio talks to Dr. Adanari Zarate about her research on the educational experiences of students of color, sociocultural linguistics, and why ethnic studies is so important. Dr. Zarate is currently the Associate Director for the ÉXITO program at UC Santa Barbara. Listen here.  

Measuring Success with Dr. Tarek Azzam

Education is filled with passionate professionals who have ideas about what works best when it comes to teaching. How do we measure the success (or lack thereof) of new programs? How do we know if educational programs are working as intended? In this episode, Schooled Radio talks to UCSB's Dr. Tarek Azzam to find out. Listen here.

Santa Barbara Middle School with Jesse Wooten

Junior high is an infamously challenging time, for students and teachers alike. Or is it? We got stuck in the middle with Jesse Wooten from Santa Barbara Middle School and realized that maybe what we had needed all along was a really, really long bike ride. Listen here.

The Art of Education with SBMA's Patricia Hicks

Creativity in overdrive with Patsy Hicks from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, inspiring all ages to think and feel in new ways. Listen here.

Connecting with Wilderness Youth Project's Sharon Tollefson and Mario Mendez

Wilderness Youth Project is dedicated to helping students find their place in the natural world, learning confidence and a sense of community. We talk with Program Director Sharon Tollefson and Lead Program Staff Mario Mendez (pictured above) to learn how WYP is adapting their programs in the COVID era. We also talk with Cattie Yost, a WYP alum now living in Brooklyn. Listen here.

Wendy Sims-Moten on the SBUSD Board

During the second-part of our two-part interview with Wendy Sims-Moten, we talk about the role of the School Board in supporting equitable learning in our community. Listen here

First 5 with Wendy Sims-Moten

Starting strong with our two-part interview with Wendy Sims-Moten, we talk about the critical work being done by First 5 Santa Barbara County.  Listen here.

MOXI with Ron Skinner and Professor Danielle Harlow

Schooled Radio has MOXI! We talk about curiosity, cardboard, and play at the Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation.  Listen here.

Community Arts Workshop with Casey Caldwell and Patrick Melroy

Schooled Radio talks with CAW! What does it mean to teach creativity? Listen (episode PLUS bonus material!) here.

Researching Black Student Experiences at UCSB

In this episode of Schooled Radio, we talk with Dr. Jeremy Edwards, who recently completed his degree at UCSB's Gevirtz School. His research focuses on understanding the experience of Black students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. How well is UCSB doing in its efforts to recruit and retain Black students? Listen here.


David Starkey on teaching writing at Santa Barbara City College

Our talented friend David Starkey literally wrote the book on creative writing, and describes how distance learning may have helped students become more reflective readers. Listen here.

Professor Tania Israel on learning to bridge the political divide

Sure, we could just ignore people who have different views, but we could also learn how to connect (or stay connected) despite our differences. Professor Tania Israel shares some tips from her book "Beyond Your Bubble."  Listen here.

Cie Gumucio and California Poets in the Schools

Schooled Radio talks with Cie Gumucio, a poet and teacher through California Poets in the Schools. Since 1964, this program has brought published poets into elementary school classrooms. Listen here

Keeping Young Students on Track with Erin Cavazos

Schooled Radio talks with  preschool teacher Erin Cavazos on keeping our littlest students on track and finding creative learning everywhere. Listen here.

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Professor Tania Israel on learning to bridge the political divide

Sure, we could just ignore people who have different views, but we could also learn how to connect (or stay connected) despite our differences. Professor Tania Israel shares some tips from her book "Beyond Your Bubble."  Listen here.

Cie Gumucio and California Poets in the Schools

Schooled Radio talks with Cie Gumucio, a poet and teacher through California Poets in the Schools. Since 1964, this program has brought published poets into elementary school classrooms. Listen here

Dean Jeffrey Milem, UCSB Givertz School of Education

This week, Schooled Radio talks with  Dr. Jeffrey Milem, Dean of UCSB's Givertz Graduate School of Education. Teaching about teaching look like? Listen here.

Keeping Young Students on Track with Erin Cavazos

Schooled Radio talks with  preschool teacher Erin Cavazos on keeping our littlest students on track and finding creative learning everywhere. Listen here.

Connecting with Wilderness Youth Project's Sharon Tollefson and Mario Mendez

Wilderness Youth Project is dedicated to helping students find their place in the natural world, learning confidence and a sense of community. We talk with Program Director Sharon Tollefson and Lead Program Staff Mario Mendez (pictured above) to learn how WYP is adapting their programs in the COVID era. We also talk with Cattie Yost, a WYP alum now living in Brooklyn. Listen here.

Wendy Sims-Moten on the SBUSD Board

During the second-part of our two-part interview with Wendy Sims-Moten, we talk about the role of the School Board in supporting equitable learning in our community. Listen here

First 5 with Wendy Sims-Moten

Starting strong with our two-part interview with Wendy Sims-Moten, we talk about the critical work being done by First 5 Santa Barbara County.  Listen here.

MOXI with Ron Skinner and Professor Danielle Harlow

Schooled Radio has MOXI! We talk about curiosity, cardboard, and play at the Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation.  Listen here.

Community Arts Workshop with Casey Caldwell and Patrick Melroy

Schooled Radio talks with CAW! What does it mean to teach creativity? Listen (episode PLUS bonus material!) here.