Women Farmers Raise Their Voice At Sebastopol Symposium – October 17, 2016

Farming is traditionally seen as a male dominated field, but women have played a vital role throughout history. Find out how a local women farming advocate is trying to get their voices heard on the next North Bay Report, airing at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30 pm. Or find it online at krcb.org Women […]

Calls Are Mounting to Restrict Glyphosate – October 14, 2016

The controversy over genetically modified crops is shifting to alarm over the potent herbicide that some seeds enable. That compound is called glyphosate, and it’s coming under fire. Thanks in large part to the widespread use of genetically modified corn, soy and other crops, herbicides containing glyphosate are being more widely used than ever before. […]

Exhibit Highlights Disability Rights Activism – October 13, 2016

Activists in wheelchairs staged a history-making sit-in in San Francisco in 1997. A visiting exhibit coming to Santa Rosa recounts it. Almost 40 years ago, an unprecedented sit in at the Federal Building in San Francisco helped launch the nationwide disability rights movement. A special exhibit coming to SRJC details that historic turning point. The […]

Plan to Conserve Marin’s Biodiversity and Reduce Wildfires Moves Forward – October 12, 2016

Marin County officials are working on a plan to protect and encourage the biodiversity of its open spaces. For nearly a decade Marin County’s Open Space District has been working on a plan to better manage the vegetation and biodiversity on their nearly 16-thousand acres. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports the plan gained approval from the […]

The Future of the Russian River, Seen From its Surface – October 10, 2016

An extended water-level survey of the entire length of the Russian River is setting the stage for a new look at its future next year. We’ll summarize the final stage of the river descent. The three-stage descent of the full length of the Russian River wrapped up this weekend with a public finale kayaking from […]

Peace-maker Linda Sartor Honored – October 7, 2016

International peace worker Linda Sartor was honored on the Sebastopol Peace Wall this week. Santa Rosa resident Linda Sartor has traveled to many international hot spots, speaking out for peace, tolerance and understanding. On Sunday, she was among the four new honorees added to Sebastopol’s Living Peace Wall. Today, we revisit an interview with her […]

Supervisors Back Medicine Disposal Program – October 6, 2016

Safe disposal of unwanted medicines is a widely applauded goal. The argument is over who pays for it. Sonoma County Supervisors this week signaled their intention to apply the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility to pharmaceuticals, through a new ordinance to require the safe collection of extra or unwanted medicines. Hear more about this issue […]

Cultivating Curiosity – October 4, 2016

Humans are born curious; the challenge for educators is how to preserve and cultivate that. Efficiency and curiosity are fundamentally at odds with each other, says a Sonoma State liberal studies professor. And that basic conflict needs to be acknowledged in shaping our educational systems. Hear more from Professor Ostroff on the North Bay Report […]

Local Climate Efforts Lauded by White House – October 3, 2016

A decade of local collaboration around climate change has been recognized by the White House. For years now, Sonoma County agencies and NGOs have bene working together to understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Now that work has been honored and promoted at the national level. We’ve got links to the Sonoma […]