Cannabis Farmers Hit Hard in Mendocino County – Oct 31, 2017

A linchpin of the Mendocino County economy, some cannabis farmers were hit hard by the North Bay fires. They’ve been called the “wine country” fires – but cannabis farmers suffered losses in the recent firestorm as well. Unlike vintners, whose grapes were nearly all picked, the cannabis harvest was just getting started when the fires […]

Vietnam Vet Fred Ptucha Makes Emotional Journey to Help Former Enemies – Oct 27, 2017

We’re meeting Vietnam veterans in our area – learning about their experiences during and after the war. What happens when a vet returns to Vietnam decades after fighting there? Over the past few months, we talked with local Vietnam veterans about their lives during and after the war. Fred Ptucha served four tours in Vietnam. […]

Makerspace Opens at Sonoma State for Students – Oct 26, 2017

The “Maker” movement was born in Sonoma County and has flourished here. Sonoma State University has just opened a newly enlarged and enhanced “makerspace.” If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s a place where people can use a variety of tools – from sewing machines to laser cutters to 3-D printers – to collaborate […]

‘Company Town’ Documentary Airs Monday on KRCB, Chronicles Battles in SF Over the ‘Sharing’ Economy – Oct 20, 2017

San Francisco is a company town – with tech and the so called sharing economy determining the details of daily life. A new film covers the political battle to save the last pockets of middle class life in the city. Filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman chronicle a Board of Supervisors race in San Francisco […]

Veteran Grapples with PTSD. He Saved Lives and Took Them Too – Oct 19, 2017

Our series of conversations with Vietnam veterans continues today. Bob Young was a medical corpsman – and has grappled with PTSD. On November 9th, KRCB will host a screening of highlights from the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary. As part of this ongoing project, we’ve been talking with local veterans, like Bob Young – who enlisted […]

Mendocino Temple Was Refuge for Chinese Immigrants – Oct 18, 2017

Imagine it’s the late 19th century – and Chinese workers have found their way up the Mendocino Coast. One historian is uncovering their secrets. In the latter half of the 19th century, the village of Mendocino was home to one of the few large Chinese communities on the Pacific north coast. Mendocino’s Chinatown burned in […]

As Fire Crisis Continues, Counselors Will Be Needed to Help Those at the Margins. Dogs May Help Too – Oct 17, 2017

When we hear about services available to those in crisis after our fire event, it seems simple to connect. But those who are stressed the most may not be able to find the help they need. The psychological toll from our local fires is very much on our minds today, as people return to their […]

Museum of Sonoma County Celebrates Life and Death with Dia de Los Muertos Exhibition – Oct 6, 2017

Bright colors and new works of art are featured in Museum of Sonoma County’s Dia de los Muertos exhibit. The traditional mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos – or Day of the Dead, is still a few weeks away. But the Museum of Sonoma County is getting a head start on the festivities with a […]

Cannabis Seminar at Sonoma State Part of Long Range Plan to Study All Aspects of Industry – Oct 5, 2017

The financial and legal aspects of growing cannabis are on the agenda at a seminar tomorrow (10/6). You can’t yet major in Cannabis Studies at Sonoma State. But SSU is getting serious about sharing information on the burgeoning industry. Tomorrow, the school hosts a seminar focused on Cannabis Finance, Investment and Investment Law. News Director […]