California Burning: The Science of Fire Behavior – November 15, 2019

The Camp Fire was the most destructive fire in California’s history – and the World’s most costly disaster of 2018. 19,000 homes were destroyed – at least 85 people were killed. With a perfect storm of climate change, increased fuel, and misguided fire suppression policies, some experts have been asking why we haven’t seen even more disasters of this scale? Matt Fidler, the creator of the podcast and radio series “California Burning” has the story.

That story was an excerpt from the new podcast “California Burning.” You can hear the hour-long version of this story this Sunday at 10 am on KRCB FM Radio 91.

“Two-Spirit Pow Wow” Gives You an Inside Look at an LGBT Native American Pow Wow – November 14, 2019

The Documentary Two-Spirit Pow Wow is the first full-length film to give an inside look at an LGBT-hosted Native American Pow Wow.

In his film, Rick Bacigalupi follows the development of the first LGBT Native American pow wow in the United States. Thousands travel from across the region to attend this annual gathering in San Francisco. KRCB’s Adia White has a preview of the film.

Two-Spirit Pow Wow airs Monday, November 18 at 9:00 pm on KRCB TV 22. Find out more about the film on norcalpublicmedia.org.

The Kincade Fire and the Russian River. Should We Be Concerned? – November 13, 2019

Following the Tubbs fire in 2017, concerns about water in Fountaingrove delayed rebuilding. This year’s Kincade fire will also affect local water supplies.

The Russian River provides water to more than 600,000 local residents; close to a million visitors use the river for recreation in the summer. Reporter Pamela Lorence visited Healdsburg last week to meet with the head of the nonprofit group Russian River Keeper. He told her how wildfires, like the Kincaid fire, affect the river and its watershed.

Find more on the aftermath of the Kincade Fire and resources for resiliency at norcalpublicmedia.org.

Healdsburg Residents Relive Peril – November 12, 2019

Friday, residents of Healdsburg gathered on the plaza to celebrate their narrow escape from the Kincaid Fire.

Since the Kincade fire, there’s some talk of folks pulling up stakes– tired of the alerts, the blackouts, the evacuations. But for two residents of Healdsburg, the latest fire has only deepened their love of home. Pamela Lorence has the story.

Find more on the aftermath of the Kincade Fire and resources for resiliency at norcalpublicmedia.org.

(Photo: Healdsburg Downtown – Prayitno via Flickr)

“Men Caring” is a Documentary About Adults with Disabilities and Their Caregivers – November 5, 2019

Documentary filmmaker Bill Chayes wanted to make a film about autism from a perspective that is typically ignored in documentaries.

In his film, Men Caring, Bill Chayes breaks down stereotypes about adults living with disabilities and their caregivers. One of the stereotypes he addresses is that caregivers are all female. Reporter Adia White talked with Chayes and one of the subjects of his film, Behavioral Specialist Maurice Travis, in this documentary preview.

Men Caring airs tomorrow on KRCB TV 22 at noon. To find out more about the film visit norcalpublicmedia.org

Healdsburg Halloween Do-Over Unites Neighborhood – November 5, 2019

When kids look forward all year to Halloween, they don’t care if it’s a few days late.

Kids in the Parkland Farms neighborhood of Healdsburg returned home at the end of last week – too late for Halloween. So, Saturday afternoon, neighbors organized a Halloween do-over that radiated gratitude and good spirits. Roving reporter Matt Villano was there for KRCB.

More on the Kincade fire aftermath at norcalpublicmedia.org

For Tubbs and Camp Fire Survivors Kincade Fire Triggers Trauma – November 1, 2019

While the Kincade fire is now largely under control, it has left many of our neighbors reliving the nightmare of the Camp Fire, the Tubbs Fire and other recent fires they survived. Reporter Adia White has the story we first broadcast earlier this week.

This story was produced in collaboration with North State Public Radio’s Sarah Bohannon. For a list of mental health and recovery resources visit norcalpublicmedia.org.

Code Blue Advisory Especially Concerning for Those Living Outside – October 30, 2019

Sonoma County issued a cold blue advisory, meaning near-freezing temperatures are expected in the county over the next few days. The weather, in addition to hazardous air from smoke, means sleeping outside this week is especially perilous. KRCB’s Adia White tells us what’s being done for those living in tents along the Joe Rodota Trail.

Find a list of shelters and other emergency resources in Sonoma County at norcalpublicmedia.org.

For Tubbs and Camp Fire Survivors, the Kincade Fire Triggers Trauma – October 29, 2019

As the Kincade fire continues to burn in Sonoma County, many are reliving the nightmare of wildfires they’ve survived in the past. Reporter Adia White has the story.

This story was produced in collaboration with North State Public Radio’s Sarah Bohannon. For a list of mental health and recovery resources visit norcalpublicmedia.org.

California Burning Episode 2: Native Intelligence – October 25, 2019

We take a journey to the Yurok Indian Reservation in Northern California to learn how Native Californians used fire to protect the land.

As the Kincade fire continues to burn near Geyserville, we take a look at fire prevention techniques that have been used in California for thousands of years. You’ve likely heard a lot lately about “prescribed” or “controlled” burns. Matt Fidler, the creator of the podcast and radio series “California Burning” reports, that native Californians used fire to maintain the land and also their culture … for thousands of years.

Listen to the hour-long version of this story on “California Burning,” this Sunday at 10 a.m. on KRCB Radio 91. Or visit our website norcalpublicmedia.org

(Photo: The Klamath River – Matt Fidler)