Rethinking How to End Homelessness – January 31, 2017

The single best—and perhaps only –way to end homelessness is to get people housed, without preconditions. That’s among the recommendations of a national expert, who was in Santa Rosa yesterday. To cure homelessness, give priority to the most challenging individuals. That radical rethinking of the issue served as the starting point for the two-day Summit […]

A New Way to Remove Invasive Fish: Eat Them – January 30, 2017

One North Bay restaurant is joining a nationwide trend to help eradicate invasive fish species–by serving them for dinner. Sausalito’s harborside restaurant FISH is specializes in serving fresh and local seafood. But recently they have added fish shipped in from Florida and Kentucky to their menu. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi explains why. Find photos of FISH’s […]

A Smarter way to Think About, Counter Trump – January 27, 2017

Donald Trump’s tweets don’t just get under your skin; they’re also changing your brain. George Lakoff is a founder of the science of cognitive linguistics—how language functions wit in our brains. Understanding that led him to predict the election of Donald Trump last summer—and now to offer ideas on how to process and debate what […]

Seeking Meaning in the Death of Andy Lopez – January 26, 2017

A documentary film about the shooting of Andy Lopez plans to focus not on his death, but the community’s response to it. The fatal shooting of 13 year old Andy Lopez was shocking and polarizing. But documentary filmmaker Ron Rogers is more interested in what has happened in the neighborhood afterward. That fund-raiser for the […]

The Inner Workings of Wikipedia – January 25, 2017

Just about anyone can contribute to the massive global pool of knowledge that is Wikipedia. Fifteen years ago, the idea of a free, digital encyclopedia, compiled and edited almost entirely by volunteers, and available at no cost to everyone, seemed like an idealistic fantasy. Today, Wikipedia offers millions of articles in hundreds of languages, and […]

Marin County’s Garbage Service Keeps Past Alive with Flying Can Ranch – January 24, 2017

Marin Sanitary Service keeps a small farm of chickens, peacocks and pigs at its landfill site. Find out why 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 What do you think of when you imagine your local landfill? Piles of trash? A […]

Kevin Starr on the Golden Gate Bridge – January 19, 2017

As often as we see the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s hard not to be impressed by its distinctive color and profile. Its history is also impressive. Historian Kevin Starr, known for his 8-volume chronicle of the state of California, died last weekend. One of his last books was a short but comprehensive history of the […]