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The North Bay Report is a daily in-depth look at an issue, event, person or activity in our region, prepared by KRCB News Director Bruce Robinson, a veteran journalist who has been covering Sonoma County since 1985. These reports provide another view of news and events in our area, a way to look beyond the headlines and hear directly from the people who are shaping the present and future of Sonoma County and northern California. Topics recently covered on The North Bay Report include the reg ...
 
Fun videos to inspire, intrigue and stir your imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
 
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Two dudes who grew up in the 90’s and 2000’s, now older, reminisce and nerd out on a variety of topics. It's a time capsule in the shape of a cassette mixtape, so let's rock! New full episodes every three weeks.
 
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V-RADIO is a radio show dedicated to spreading awareness of the Resource Based Economy model suggested by Jacque Fresco of the Venus Project. I also frequently have guests including scientists, documentary film makers, and other activists. Thank you for supporting V-RADIO!
 
Michelle McLeod, the first lady of landscape rock provides an inside look into the landscape industry, offering installation guides, product best uses, and one-on-one interviews with top architects, designers, and contractors.
 
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Not all of the damages from the rainstorm two weeks ago were due to flooding. This makes the recovery effort even more complicated. The sun came out yesterday and local residents enjoyed one of the most beautiful days of winter this year. It’s an important time to remember that many are still struggling to recover from the heavy rainfall and fl ...…
 
It’s not every writer and professor who gets to help spend tens of millions of dollars to improve his community. Yesterday, we talked with Sonoma State professor Greg Sarris about his newest book. Today, we move on to his role as tribal chairman. There, he helps direct millions of dollars from the Graton Resort and Casino to environmental and s ...…
 
This week brings the paperback release of a story collection from writer and teacher Greg Sarris. You may know Sarris from his other job – Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher has a special 2-part interview with Greg Sarris. Today – Sarris the author. Tomorrow, we’ll focus on his leadership rol ...…
 
There's never a dull moment between musical competitions, athletic competitions, and even D&D baby number two. Also: the inner workings of one Admiral Boom. Recorded Friday, March 1, 2019. Links: La Croix St. Arnold's Spring Bock Trader Joe's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Cardi B Houston Live Venue Fitzgerald's to Close After Dec. 31 Show — ...…
 
Another atmospheric river hit yesterday, fortunately for us in the North Bay, it was concentrated well to south of us and should not significantly affect the Russian River. Still, residents have their hands full with other concerns. Although the Russian River has receded below flood stage, those affected are still struggling to get their lives ...…
 
After the worst flooding since 1995, residents along the Russian River are eager to learn whether they can get help from government at any level. Nineteen hundred homes and 578 businesses were damaged by the Russian River flooding and record rainfall last week. Sonoma County officials estimate the total damages at 155 million dollars. Reporter ...…
 
Jerlena Griffin-Desta, the new chief of staff at Sonoma State, had some concerns about working and living in Sonoma County. Today, Why she’s thrilled she’s making the move. Yesterday we heard part one of an interview with Sonoma State’s new chief of staff, who is also Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Diversity. Today, Jerlena Griffi ...…
 
Jerlena Griffin-Desta, the new chief of staff at Sonoma State, says her husband’s last name, Desta, means happiness in Amharic, the language of his native Ethiopia. After nearly 30 years as an education leader, mostly with the U-C system, she feels she’s now in a position to make an even greater difference in the lives of students. She spoke wi ...…
 
If you follow Healdsburg politics, you may know that new Mayor David Hagele has found himself embroiled in the controversy surrounding affordable housing there. We’re continuing our series of conversations with Sonoma County leaders. In this segment, KRCB’s Adia White talks with Healdsburg Mayor David Hagele. They discuss how the city is spendi ...…
 
If you visit Drake’s beach at Point Reyes National Seashore, there may be an elephant seal or two taking up your parking space . Every year in the winter, the Northern Elephant Seal makes the California Coast its home to breed and raise its young. But this year, one colony at Point Reyes National Seashore is doing something researchers haven’t ...…
 
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is making an effort to teach parents how to talk to their kids about pot. Sonoma County Department of Health Services is sponsoring trainings across the county to help parents learn about the potential dangers of cannabis use for teens. Reporter Adia White attended one of the trainings at Analy Hi ...…
 
When Teresa Barrett served on the Petaluma City Council for eleven years, she didn’t get much attention. Now that she’s Mayor, she hopes to use the recognition to accomplish her goals. Petaluma is the only city in Sonoma County that elects its mayor. Typically, the city council will select one of its members for the job. Next in our series of c ...…
 
He was elected to the city council at 32. Four years later, he’s the mayor of Windsor, and one of the younger elected officials in Sonoma County. Next in our series of conversations with leaders in Sonoma County, Dominic Foppoli – mayor of Windsor - talks with KRCB news director Steve Mencher. This week, the Windsor City Council plans to contin ...…
 
With the recent heavy rains, we look into how Sonoma County is working to improve its response to flooding and other weather emergencies. KRCB reporter Adia White spoke with the new chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, David Rabbitt. They talked about the county’s ongoing effort to recover from the October 2017 wildfires and prepare ...…
 
David Rabbit is just over a month into his new role as Chairman of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. But this won’t be his first time leading the board, he also served as chairman in 2013 and 2014. This time around he’ll lead the county through its second year of recovery from the 2017 wildfires. KRCB reporter Adia White spoke with him ab ...…
 
A cinematic year in review, the Super High-Scoring Bowl™ (didn't watch), and the occasional technical difficulty. Also: where (and when) to go to San Antonio to see men propose en masse. Recorded Thursday, February 7, 2019. Links: Valentine's Day Saint Valentine — Bishop in the Roman Empire, (b. AD 226 - d. 14 February 269) Schlotzsky's Dr. Pep ...…
 
We’re getting some perspective on the severity of our recent rain storms You may have heard the term Atmospheric River, they are storms like the ones we saw earlier this year that dumped buckets of rain on the region. Now scientists can categorize the intensity of these storms as they do for hurricanes, on a scale of 1-5. KRCB reporter Adia Whi ...…
 
As winter storms continue to roll through the region, we take a look at how local agencies are working to mitigate flooding. Winter storms are taking a toll on River Road near Geyserville. On Tuesday, the county authorized a quarter million dollars as an emergency fix. In the midst of all the rain, Reporter Adia White travelled to Lake Sonoma t ...…
 
She shuns the label hero – and refused to take money offered by the French government for her courageous actions. But because of her, World War II ended more quickly, with fewer lost lives. Last night, a Jewish group in Petaluma hosted WWII French spy Marthe Cohn. The 98-year old’s 2002 memoir, Behind Enemy Lines, tells the story of how Cohn, t ...…
 
The number of wine tasting rooms will continue to be frozen in downtown Sonoma for the time being. We’re continuing our conversation with Sonoma mayor Amy Harrington. KRCB news director Steve Mencher talked with Harrington about why the city is limiting the number of wine tasting rooms downtown and other new policies she hopes to implement this ...…
 
We just had a government shutdown and another may be on the horizon. But America’s towns and cities still need to function even when the Federal Government is closed. A bipartisan group of mayors just met in D.C. and among the attendees was Sonoma’s mayor, Amy Harrington. KRCB news director Steve Mencher talked with her about what was accomplis ...…
 
We’re continuing our conversation with the new Mayor of Santa Rosa, Tom Schwedhelm. Reporter Adia White talked with Schwedhelm about the annexation of Roseland into the city of Santa Rosa and asked how the police department’s approach to law enforcement will differ from that of the Sheriff’s office. To listen to the first part of the interview ...…
 
We're joined by Heather Campbell, who's an old friend, an Artist at Valve Software, and a MOBA connoisseur. Also: that's three things, so Half-Life 3 confirmed. Recorded Thursday, January 10, 2019. The Blank Tape Patreon is live! Special Guest: Heather Campbell. Links: Shiner S'more Fizzics Waytap COCA-COLA SIN AZÚCAR Truly Spiked & Sparkling M ...…
 
Santa Rosa’s new mayor is beginning his first year in office. Tom Schwedhelm is Santa Rosa’s former police chief and was voted into office by his fellow city council members. Reporter Adia White talked with him about his top priorities; homelessness and how to rebuild Santa Rosa after the 2017 Wildfires, with a special emphasis on affordable ho ...…
 
What does it take to build a national movement? In a captivating conversation with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Marian Wright Edelman reflects on her path to founding the Children's Defense Fund in 1973 -- from the early influence of growing up in the segregated American South to her activism with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- and shares how ...…
 
In the past few days, consumer crusader Erin Brockovich and others have been trying to head off a PG&E bankruptcy. Yesterday, KRCB News Director Steve Mencher began a conversation about PG&E’s looming bankruptcy with reporter Marisa Lagos of KQED. Today, Steve asks whether the past two fire seasons are the main – or only – reason for the utilit ...…
 
How have the 2017 wildfires affected homelessness in Sonoma County? For the past fourteen years, counties across the nation have participated in the annual “Point in Time Homeless Count”. The count is required by the U.S. Department of Urban Development and helps determine how much aid the county receives to address homelessness. Reporter Adia ...…
 
You’ve probably heard that California’s largest utility, PG&E, is planning to file for bankruptcy. Four banks agreed yesterday to provide about $5.5 billion dollars to PG&E, to ease the utility’s way through an expected Chapter 11 bankruptcy. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher spoke with Marisa Lagos of the California Politics & Government Desk a ...…
 
You may not give your trash much thought. You put it out, it disappears, you fill up the bins again. But there’s more at stake. In December 2017, the waste management company Recology took over garbage collection from the Ratto Group in parts of the North Bay, affecting 55,000 residential and commercial customers. In February 2018, Rhian Miller ...…
 
At Santa Rosa’s twice-yearly Blue-Green Eggs and Ham conference, progressive North Bay elected officials and non-profit leaders spoke about the successes of 2018 and their hopes for the New Year. Reporter Adia White talked with attendees to find out how they’re working together to achieve their goals. For more on the conference visit norcalpubl ...…
 
Conducting without a score is a high wire act – especially when the piece at hand is an hour-long Mahler Symphony. This past weekend, Francesco Lecce-Chong, the new music director of the Santa Rosa Symphony, led the orchestra in works by Mozart, Mahler, and Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. Before rehearsal last week, he sat down on stage at We ...…
 
Victoria Fleming is the first new Santa Rosa councilmember to join since the city moved to district elections. She took the seat that opened up when Mayor Chris Coursey decided not to run for reelection. Reporter Adia White talked with her at the Blue-Green Eggs and Ham political roundup that took place in Santa Rosa on Saturday. It’s a meeting ...…
 
The Santa Rosa Catholic Diocese released the names of 39 clergy members accused of sexual abuse on Saturday. Does this step represent a new era of transparency for the church? Santa Rosa Bishop Robert Vasa held a press conference Monday to answer any questions about the list and the church’s policies moving forward. KRCB’s Adia White has more. ...…
 
Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit as she lived with dementia. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their fav ...…
 
President Trump flew to Texas yesterday, to increase support for his border wall. Late last year, when the president was drumming up fears of an invading “caravan,” producer Scott Carrier visited Tijuana for his podcast Home of the Brave. Here’s what he found. Today’s report comes to us from producers Katie Davis and Scott Carrier. Find a link ...…
 
The New Year is bringing changes to Sonoma County Sheriff’s department. We’re continuing our conversation with newly sworn in Sonoma County Sheriff, Mark Essick. Reporter Adia White talked with Essick about the police shooting of 15 year old Andy Lopez and how he expects his department will change moving forward. Listen to Part 1 of this story ...…
 
There’s a new sheriff in town. Mark Essick took his oath as Sonoma County Sheriff on Monday. The 49-year-old is replacing former Sheriff Robert Giordono. Reporter Adia White spoke with Essick about how the department will change under his leadership. Tomorrow on the North Bay Report, Essick talks about the tragic shooting of Andy Lopez and how ...…
 
In the fall of 2018, “the State of Working Sonoma” reported on income inequality and low-wage employment in Sonoma County. The report was commissioned by North Bay Jobs with Justice and written by consultant Jesús Guzmán, who holds a masters’ in public policy from the University of California Berkeley. Reporter Adia White talked with Guzmán abo ...…
 
Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that coming out would mean losing everything. In this moving, deeply personal talk, Paula and her son Jonathan Williams share what Paula's transition meant for their family -- and reflect on their path to ...…
 
It’s time to stop calling what happened at the Jonestown massacre mass suicide and start calling it murder – that’s according to U.S. representative Jackie Speier. We’re continuing our conversation with Speier about her recently published autobiography “Undaunted.” Speier traveled to Guyana forty years ago to help rescue defectors from Jim Jone ...…
 
Representative Jackie Speier has written an autobiography. She calls it “Undaunted.” It’s packed with personal revelations. For Speier, the personal has always been political, starting before she nearly lost her life on Leo Ryan’s ill-fated mission to Jonestown, Guyana 40 years ago. She spoke with KRCB News Director Steve Mencher and their disc ...…
 
What if the government invited you to live in affordable housing – then told you that the ground on which those apartments were built was polluted with lead and arsenic. Yes, this really happened. Today we’re concluding the previews of our podcast Living Downstream. Producers Annie Ropeik and Nicholas Janzen bring us the story of a public housi ...…
 
There’s still plenty of time for skating and fun at Snoopy’s Home Ice this winter, but something special is in store in the coming year. Attendance is down slightly at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center since the 2017 fires. It’s that way at many cultural organizations in Santa Rosa. But 2019 is shaping up to be a banner year for ...…
 
You may have heard that veterans of Vietnam settled a suit in the 1980s related to exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange. You probably don’t know that civilians who tested the dangerous chemical got no such support. To end our week of previews, here’s another excerpt from our Podcast on Environmental Justice. “Living Downstream” is the title a ...…
 
This week we’re previewing “Living Downstream,” our Environmental Justice podcast. Today, a story from Richmond, California. Reporter Claire Schoen (SHONE) calls this episode “Smackdown: City Hall versus Big Oil.” Her guide to Richmond is community organizer Andrés Soto, who leads a “Toxic Tour” through town. To learn more, subscribe to Living ...…
 
Our first-ever live year-end retrospective show. We look backwards and forwards to all things Blank Tape, and end with a live musical performance to celebrate the season. Also: It's a Wonderful... Recasting! Recorded Saturday, December 22, 2018. Intro music: "Russian Slamdance" from MaSKArades Vol. 8: The Nutcracker Skank by The Holophonics Wha ...…
 
We hope you’re enjoying the holidays with friends and family. Take a moment to consider that many farmworkers who help grow and pick the food for our feasts live in precarious conditions. For some, those conditions are improving. That story is on our new podcast. As the year ends, the North Bay Report is featuring excerpts from our new series L ...…
 
Got time on your hands this December? Here’s something to add to your list of must-listens. Learn about Environmental Justice by subscribing to our new podcast Living Downstream. During this holiday season, we’re presenting excerpts from Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast. Northern California Public Media launched the project ...…
 
Can cannabis be used to help prevent seizures? We’ve been covering the Emerald Cup this week, It’s Northern California’s annual conference and celebration of cannabis that happened last weekend. The event draws experts and activists from across the nation. KRCB’s Adia White attended several panels on the latest medical marijuana research and ha ...…
 
Willie Nelson snagged a big award in Santa Rosa on Sunday. The famed “outlaw” is now a law-abiding citizen in California; at least, when it comes to his favorite habit. The Emerald Cup is a harvest festival, trade show, and celebration… of outdoor sustainably grown cannabis. It brings together farmers from the famed Emerald Triangle, with their ...…
 
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