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A daily five-minute interview about events, issues, activities and people in and around Sonoma County. Hosted by Roland Jacopetti at 7:53AM Monday through Friday on KRCB-FM 91.1/90.9.
 
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Mouthful, Smart Talk About Food, Wine, & Farming, Sunday evenings, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Hosted by Michele Anna Jordan. We like to think of Mouthful as a conversation around a dinner table, so pour yourself a glass of something odd and join us every Sunday evening, or listen on the go with our mobile app available at krcb.org, or at your leisure via iTunes. Our discussions with farmers, winemakers, cookbook authors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, nutritionists, chefs, restaurateurs, en ...
 
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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 ...
 
House lights down. Cue the music. The curtain rises weekly on KRCB’s early-morning news segment Second Row Center. There’s a lot of theatre in the Bay Area. With so many options and limited time and resources, how does one go about deciding just what to see? That’s where a critic can be of assistance. Theatre critic Harry Duke has been knocking around Bay Area stages for twenty years since his days in the Sonoma State University Theatre Arts program. He’s turned what used to be post-show con ...
 
"I like the vitality of in-studio, roundtable interviews," Gil says, "when you have several authors sitting at the same table and focusing on the same theme, you get real conversations. It’s fun, exciting, and often unpredictable." On the new Word by Word programs, Gil will be inviting a different guest each month to share their unique perspective on a "Great California Writer." Gil Mansergh should be familiar to many KRCB listeners. His movie review columns appear in four Sonoma County news ...
 
Percussion Discussion focuses on percussionists, drummers and percussion instruments used in all genres of music from big band and smooth jazz and Latin to rock, country and World tunes. Host Jim Laveroni is a drummer and percussionist for over 40 years, and plays with two bands.
 
Charles Sepos interviews performing, visual, and literary artists. Recent guests include Jeffrey Kahane, David Grisman, Kronos Quartet, Anonymous 4, Michael Brecker, Flora Purim, Malcolm Bilson, John Corigliano, François Girard, Marga Gomez, and Elizabeth Blumenstock.
 
WordTemple on KRCB features Northern California poet Katherine Hastings in discussion with poets and writers. The program showcases authors by presenting interviews and readings of their work, and exposes the KRCB community of listeners to a wide variety of voices and styles. Reconstructions highlighting the work of poets and writers posthumously will also be featured. From the Beats of San Francisco to Russia's Ratushinskaya, WordTemple will feature some of the most interesting work and sto ...
 
Non-fiction to pulp fiction, host Rosemary Manchester and producer Suzanne M. Lang explore the world of books featuring conversations with writers, academics, and readers. It’s a novel idea.
 
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Tours and tastings have long been a big part of tourism here in Wine Country. Now, with the legalization of cannabis in California, new start-up tour operators are looking to expand into that realm. Legal recreational use of marijuana in California is expected to quickly grow into a multi-million dollar business. That includes tourism, and cann ...…
 
In this interview, Dr. Mooti Lederhosen discusses spring and his new book. From Michael O'Brien & Geoff Bolt. Originally broadcast on NPR station KRCB.
 
On today’s North Bay Report, KRCB’s Darren LaShelle has a conversation with world –renowned drummer Barbara Borden. Borden is featured in an upcoming public television documentary about her life and work. Find out more about Barbara Borden in the News Section of the krcb.org website, and watch “Keeper of the Beat” tomorrow night at 9:00 on KRCB ...…
 
A new food truck appearing off the Sonoma Highway offers tasty meals. The truck is also an example of a local organization supporting small business with a special kind of investment. La Luz Center in Boyes Hot Springs offers a variety of programs to help local immigrants. They’re seeking to expand one that shows great promise, as reporter Mate ...…
 
These days our household waste goes in all different directions. And some of the most re-usable material – like the green waste that can be composted - turns into something valuable. For the past two and a half years, Sonoma County has been trucking roughly 80 tons of compostable materials to landfills in neighboring counties, at a cost of some ...…
 
As Eastertime approaches we talk to an egg expert. From Michael O'Brien & Geoff Bolt. This interview originally aired on NPR station KRCB-FM.
 
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Ongoing classes The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a unique learning community for adults age 50 years old or better. OLLI offers the very best continuing education with no tests and no grades. Distinguished SSU faculty and other Bay Area educators enjoy sharing their expertise with OLLI students, ...…
 
What’s happening to California’s middle class? And what are the consequences of the state’s failure to make the economy work for all? We’ll hear more on the North Bay Report at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30 pm. California prides itself on having the world’s sixth largest economy with a 2 point 75 Trillion dollar G-D-P. But we all know the state’s w ...…
 
Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival Sebastopol Community and Cultural Center Saturday, March 10th, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Sonoma County Folk Society presents the 18th Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival. The Folk Society and the California Bluegrass Association have worked together to put on some great shows over the years. Work ...…
 
The arts community in Sonoma County has mobilized to create and share work about October’s fires. Some of that creative output is already on display. The phrase "second responders" has been used about artists, mental health professionals and others helping our community cope with grief and loss since the North Bay fires. An exhibition at the Ch ...…
 
Monday was already set to be a big day in the fight over DACA. But now it will be a day of protest and resistance. Monday, March 5 was the original deadline set by President Trump for winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – or DACA – program. But courts have stayed President Trump’s order and the program is now in limbo. On Mo ...…
 
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There are lots of reasons to visit the coast. But there’s nothing quite like the visual delight of watching whales go by. Whale watching season has arrived, and while the peak is still at least several weeks away, this year is already on track to be one of the best. Today’s North Bay Report comes from Bodega Bay, where reporter Mateo Baker join ...…
 
There’s turmoil in the nation’s high schools right now – just yesterday Analy High School in Sebastopol was closed in mid-morning after threatening graffiti was found on its campus. The recent Florida shootings have inspired teen activists to make their voices heard about gun control and other issues. The Sonoma County Junior Commission on Huma ...…
 
Ask anyone under fifty years of age who Rosemary Clooney is and they’re likely to respond “George Clooney’s wife?” They’d be in the ballpark (she was his aunt) but what they probably don’t know is that she was an immensely popular musical performer who charted numerous hit songs in the 50’s and 60’s. Changes in the musical landscape combined wi ...…
 
These days our household waste goes in all different directions. And some of the most re-usable material – like the green waste that can be composted - turns into something valuable. For the past two and a half years, Sonoma County has been trucking roughly 80 tons of compostable materials to landfills in neighboring counties, at a cost of some ...…
 
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, 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. Reporter Rhian Miller looks at how ...…
 
Rhetoric of Images Wednesdays at Hospice Thru Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 Wednesdays at Hospice is a free Community Education series running January to June at our Petaluma and Santa Rosa locations. Food for your Mind, Body, and Spirit, each offering highlights a variety of topics relevant to our daily lives. Light refreshments provided by Whole ...…
 
Resurrection Roller Girls is out for blood again. They are holding a Make 'em Bleed blood drive on Saturday, February 10th from 10 am to 4 pm. This time Team Phoenix (skaters) will be going head to head with Team Zebra/Flamingo (Refs/NSOs) to see who can get more units of blood donated on their behalf. Schedule an appointment by visiting www.re ...…
 
In this interview struggling musician Cleveland Liddle discusses music marketing and his search for the perfect band name. From Michael O'Brien & Geoff Bolt. Originally broadcast on NPR station KRCB-FM.
 
Blistering drama takes the stage at Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre with the North Bay premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Akhtar has taken the “friends drink to excess and soon truths are revealed” theatrical trope (along the lines of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and dragged it into the 21st century. Amir ...…
 
Many tourists, hearing about “The Wine County Fires,” postponed or cancelled trips to nearby wineries. Tasting rooms and tours should have been busy in harvest season. Instead, the wine business took a major hit. A new study describes the effects of the North Bay fires on local vineyards and wineries. In addition to surveying stakeholders, the ...…
 
Celebrating World Wetlands Day: Laguna Kayaking Adventure by Anita Smith Laguna De Santa Rosa Friday, February 2nd, 2018 @ 9:00 am In celebration of World Wetlands Day, we’re getting outdoors to experience the Laguna up close and personal, and we’d love to have you join us. Kayaking the Laguna gives us a different perspective of this amazing, d ...…
 
Buried Child Main Stage West February 2nd – 25th, 2018 Written By Sam Sheppard Directed by Elizabeth Craven Buried Child is a gothic tale of family secrets and lost inheritance. With epic themes, the play is shot through with hilarious comic moments delivering an entertaining and profound evening of theater. This winner of 1979 Pulitzer Prize f ...…
 
We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://media.krcb.org/podcasts/mouthful/Mouthful.xml Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.By mouthful@micheleannajordan.com (mouthful@micheleannajordan.com).
 
In his final state of the state address, Governor Jerry Brown took a victory lap on some signature achievements, continued to push some pet projects, and avoided mentioning by name the man in Washington whose agenda opposes his. Born into politics, educated by Jesuits, Brown will stand, by any measure, as one of the most important leaders in Ca ...…
 
Fire displaced homeowners throughout our area are in tough negotiations with their insurance companies. But they have an ally they may not know about. Yesterday, we heard a presentation from “Conversations Around the Fire.” That’s an initiative hoping to guide local residents to greener, safer and more just ideas about rebuilding our community. ...…
 
The plight of the vanishing New England WASP is the subject matter of A. R. Gurney’s The Dining Room, running now at Sonoma Arts Live. No, it’s not a science lecture on the more annoying cousin of the honeybee but a look at the cultural transformation of a specific component of 20th century America – the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Gurney, wh ...…
 
A meeting on resilient rebuilding Monday night in Santa Rosa drew a crowd to a local church. The meetings have a clever name – Conversations Around the Fire. The idea? That the recent wildfires might bring together people in the progressive community to work for change during these post-fire months and years. Monday night’s gathering featured s ...…
 
Now that any adult can buy cannabis legally, guess who makes up a growing percentage of the market locally? Hint – it’s not the 20-somethings. California officially opened cannabis sales to all adults at the start of the New Year. That’s after voters passed Proposition 64 back in November 2016. Local dispensaries are slowly getting up to speed ...…
 
Whether or not ICE is planning huge raids in Northern California, a report to that effect has unsettled local immigrants and put the whole community on edge. The planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement – ICE – immigration raids in our area are partly to punish California for its recent decision to become a so-called sanctuary state. So says ...…
 
Insurance was on the agenda at a Fire Recovery and Rebuilding town hall Saturday. And the man who organizes California resources to fight fires and floods was there to stand once again with our community. Mark Ghilarducci, head of the California Office of Emergency Services, took time off from marshaling forces in Southern California cleaning u ...…
 
Do you feel your concerns about rebuilding Sonoma County are being heard by our elected representatives and by government officials? A town hall meeting tomorrow about Fire Recovery and Rebuilding will present updates and allow time for airing citizen concerns. Among elected officials scheduled to attend are members of the Santa Rosa City Counc ...…
 
Should every fire-affected homeowner have complete control of how they rebuild? Or should people be directed to build more resiliency and fire resistance into their new homes? Yesterday, KRCB News Director Steve Mencher brought us some excerpts from a conversation about rebuilding the North Bay first broadcast on KQED’s Forum program. Today, pa ...…
 
Avoiding the typical “Best of…” lists that are commonplace at this time of year, last week I presented Part I of my 2017 “Special End of Year” Awards for local theatre. Here now is Part II: The “One is the Loneliest Number” Award - I’ve been asked a couple of times “If you could open up a theatre company in Sonoma Country, what kind of shows wo ...…
 
As construction activities begin over the next few months in areas devastated by the recent fires, industry professionals fear that lack of labor and limited availability of building materials may slow the rebuilding. More, on the North Bay Report at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30 pm. Rains will slow construction activities that have started in area ...…
 
It seems to some that the Trump administration is at war with California. From Cannabis to drilling on the coast, recent activity in Washington seems to run counter to the wishes of many in our state. Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave leeway to federal prosecutors to enforce federal laws against cannabis. That’s even in states ...…
 
Emerging from the economic consulting and the tech sector, Jaime B. Hansen aims to inspire and empower women through videos, speaking and speaking out; her latest book is Expanding the Conversation. Also, born in the USA but as a baby but sent back to El Salvador when his mother was deported, Rand Ertll has spent a lifetime in activism. He even ...…
 
It’s that time of year again for the usual “Best of…” lists where critics review their picks for the best (and sometimes worst) in music, movies, fashion, and the like and give people at holiday parties something to argue about. For the past three years my approach has been a little different as I prefer to offer a few “Special End of Year Awar ...…
 
Volunteers were out in force recently, planting acorns which a pair of nonprofits hopes will grow into mighty oaks. When the October firestorms swept through Redwood Valley in Mendocino County, the innovative Frey family winery on Tomki Road lost vehicles, equipment, homes, and a barn full of goats. Last month, reporter Sarah Reith watched Katr ...…
 
KRCB Northern California Public Media Ongoing North Bay Fires Coverage KRCB Content Manager Darren LaShelle joins Roland Jaccopetti to discuss KRCB’s recent coverage of the North Bay Fires and ongoing efforts to present local voices and stories. Darren also discusses upcoming plans to develop and present a series of local town hall meetings, wh ...…
 
Even a 15-dollar an hour minimum wage isn’t going to help you find a home in the North Bay – but one politician has his sights set on a fix. Last week we talked with Assembly member Marc Levine about the challenging year we’ve had. Today, News Director Steve Mencher asks Levine about his number one concern for 2018 – it turns out to be the ever ...…
 
Museum Mondays for Little Ones Charles M. Schulz Museum Every Monday through February @ 10 am – 12:00 pm Stories, crafts, and fun for pre-schoolers! Museum Mondays for Little Ones are designed for children, ages 1–5 and their caregivers, and revolve around a new theme each Monday. To extend our heartfelt condolences to everyone affected by the ...…
 
Residents of fire ravaged areas are looking back to happier times and thinking ahead to what’s next. Ready or not Christmas is coming. After October’s fires in the North Bay, this will be a holiday like no other. April Dembosky of the California Report visited Coffey Park to find out how some fire survivors are marking Christmas this year. Ther ...…
 
Redwood Empire Food Bank Ongoing Food Relief Efforts In order for the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) to continue meeting the existing need for food assistance in our community, and increase our provision of help for our neighbors impacted by the devastating fires in our region, we need your support. The REFB will offer Station 3990 emergency f ...…
 
Katherine Hastings presents a recording of the book release party for this timely anthology. Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts in September 2017, over a dozen of the poets represented in the book read their work. Edited and published by Katherine (WordTemple Press), poets in the anthology includ ...…
 
Nobody was surprised when the FCC Thursday struck down Net Neutrality. The FCC has voted to remove rules that require Internet giants like Comcast and AT&T to treat all traffic the same. They’ll now be able create tiers for faster and slower service. News director Steve Mencher talked with Tara Sharp, head of marketing at local ISP Sonic, about ...…
 
Tomorrow on KRCB TV 22 we’ll be broadcasting our second special about the North Bay Fires. The New Normal tells stories from the community about lives turned upside down, and the strength of the human spirit. One story we’ll be telling: how photographer Diane Askew (ASK-you) finds beauty in the rubble – and partners with those in the community ...…
 
The Emerald Cup held this weekend will be the last in California during what advocates consider the era of “Prohibition.” On January 1 the legal landscape for cannabis changes, and the industry is getting ready. The 17th annual Emerald Cup, a celebration of all things cannabis, was held December 9 and 10 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Report ...…
 
Scientists are sifting evidence about whether climate change is to blame for the ongoing fires. And the state insurance commissioner warns about disruptions in the insurance market. Today’s stories come from our partners at The California Report. We’ll hear about whether there’s a direct link between climate change and the state’s worst-ever fi ...…
 
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