Marin General Considers Medical Marijuana Use – September 15, 2016

A doctor at Marin General wants it to be the state’s first hospital to openly offer medical marijuana treatment. Earlier this week, Marin General Hospital took a first tentative step toward becoming California’s first public medical center to openly allow patients to use medicinal cannabis. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi was at the hospital’s governing board meeting […]

Audible Evidence of Climate Change – September 14, 2016

Decreasing biodiversity may be hard to see, but in some wild places, even here in Sonoma County, it can clearly be heard. Audio ecologist Bernie Krause has been capturing the sounds of the natural world for decades. But the changes he hears in those recordings now carry a clear and worrisome message. Bernie Krause talks […]

HALTER Honored for Emergency Prep Efforts- September 13, 2016

Not just people but animals, large and small, sometimes need rescuing. And it takes special training to know how to do that. A local group is dedicated to providing that training. HALTER, the Horse And Livestock Team Emergency Response project, got started about three years ago, to provide training to fire and rescue workers on […]

Keeping Fiction Stranger Than Reality – September 9, 2016

Carl Hiaasen’s satiric novels of South Florida may be hard to categorize, but they are easy to enjoy. Carl Hiaasen’s latest novel mocks reality TV, restaurant inspection standards, product liability lawyers, and beach restoration opportunists. But it’s all draw from reality in contemporary south Florida. Carl Hiaasen will talk about writing and his latest book […]

The Role of Exotic Fruits in Biodiversity – September 7, 2016

Nowhere in Nature, says John Valenzuela, is biodiversity more colorful and delicious than in the realm of rare and exotic fruits. The Heirloom Expo, a colorful celebration of old, rare, exotic and bountiful produce, returned to the fairgrounds in Santa Rosa yesterday, with scores of vendors and nearly as many speakers. We hear from one […]

Shakespeare in the Park Gets New Meaning at Petaluma’s Vallejo Adobe – September 6, 2016

A new production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet finds a home at Petaluma Adobe State Park. Bay Area theater company We Players is known for immersing their audience into the scenes and actions of their plays – often at State and National Parks. In their new production of Romeo and Juliet the company transforms […]

Better Prospects for 2016 Dungeness Crab Season – September 2, 2016

The huge toxic algae bloom that forced a costly delay on last year’s crab season was due to conditions that won’t repeat this year. Probably. As a weak salmon season follows the closure of much of last year’s crab season, the beleaguered north coast fishing fleet is hoping for better conditions this winter. And they’re […]