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Crawford Family Forum

She's pretty funny...for a woman: The changing face of ladies and laughter

The year 2015 has been a big one for women in comedy. Amy Schumer’s smash hit  "Trainwreck" upended the traditional rules of the rom-com. Former Daily Show correspondent, Samantha Bee’s been building excitement for her own late night show on TBS, while "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Grace and Frankie" showed funny women of all ages could makes us laugh out loud. More

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The Crawford Family Forum

From the margins to the mainstream: Race, comedy and prime time TV

The fall season is about to launch. Last year, we saw the likes of "Fresh Off the Boat," "Black-ish," and "Jane the Virgin" poke fun at racial stereotypes, while appealing to audiences across color lines. More

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Hahn Hall

The future of desalination in Santa Barbara and California (#AT30)

California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history. In the midst of this drought, communities are trying to address their current water needs as well as develop long-term strategies. More

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The indentured class: The social costs of student debt (#AffordableCA)

If you are just out of school, you may be facing years of debt repayment for the cost of that education, and finding a good job may not be easy. Income levels for most middle-class workers have remained flat for the past 30 years while price tags for housing, transportation, and especially education, have climbed relentlessly. More

Glenn Hartong

The Crawford Family Forum

Can a school save a community? A screening of "OYLER" with Kai Ryssdal

By one measure, more than half of children in public schools today come from low-income families. The new documentary OYLER explores one school’s radical approach to helping more of those kids succeed, by combining academic, health, and social services under one roof. More