Setting Small Fires to Avoid Larger Ones; First Signs of Life at Burned Sonoma County Lake – Mar 13, 2018

Today, we revisit two reports from the aftermath of October’s fires. They came to us through our partnership with KQED’s California Report. First, an independent state watchdog called “the Little Hoover Commission” says California needs to re-examine how it manages the state’s forests to minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfires. One key recommendation? It may […]

‘California Dream’ Increasingly Elusive for Many – Mar 9, 2018

What’s happening to California’s middle class? And what are the consequences of the state’s failure to make the economy work for all? We’ll hear more on the North Bay Report at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30 pm. California prides itself on having the world’s sixth largest economy with a 2 point 75 Trillion dollar […]

Sonoma County Junior Commission on Human Rights Presents Human Trafficking Film to Schools – Mar 8, 2018

High School students are in the news these days for their increasing activism. And Sonoma County provides a forum for those students to take a role in promoting human rights. We recently brought you the story of how the Sonoma County Junior Commission on Human Rights had created a survey showing that bullying and racial […]

Sonoma County Sheriff Candidates’ Debate Comes to Monte Rio – Mar 7, 2018

For the first time in decades, a contested election for Sonoma County Sheriff will allow voters a choice of who to lead this department crucial to the safety and well-being of our community. The Russian River Chamber of Commerce presented a debate among the three candidates for Sonoma County Sheriff Monday night at the Rio […]

Art Helps Illuminate and Heal After Fires – Mar 6, 2018

The arts community in Sonoma County has mobilized to create and share work about October’s fires. Some of that creative output is already on display. The phrase “second responders” has been used about artists, mental health professionals and others helping our community cope with grief and loss since the North Bay fires. An exhibition at […]

March 5 Rally Will Support DACA and Press for Positive Changes in Immigration Laws – Mar 2, 2018

Monday was already set to be a big day in the fight over DACA. But now it will be a day of protest and resistance. Monday, March 5 was the original deadline set by President Trump for winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – or DACA – program. But courts have stayed President […]