KRCB’s new reporter Adia White talks about her experience covering California wildfires. – July 31, 2018

Reporter Adia White joins the Northern California Public Media news team. She talks about her experience covering wildfires in the Redding Adia White joins us from Chico, California. She’s been covering wildfires and other breaking news in that area for the past couple of years. She talked with News Director Steve Mencher about how the […]

HOPE Program Provides Free Counseling to Fire Survivors and Other Affected Individuals; Kaiser Helps with $1 Million Gift to Program – July 27, 2018

If you’re still feeling the emotional effects of the October wildfires, or find yourself scared or anxious as new fires break out around us… there’s free counseling available. Find out where, on the next North Bay report at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30pm. This week, Kaiser Permanente announced a million dollar grant to help […]

Santa Rosa Is Finalist for Art Challenge Grant – July 26, 2018

A foundation is making six figure grants available to cities that are using the arts to shake up city government and enrich urban life. Congratulations are in order. Santa Rosa has been named a finalist in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. The city now has the chance to submit a proposal for a huge […]

“Alliance for a Just Recovery” Brings Progressive Groups Together to Focus on Resilience and Equity After Fires – July 25, 2018

In considering how to rebuild after last year’s fires, a new coalition has formed with a focus on equity. How do immigration, fair wages, environmental action and other progressive causes relate to the county’s rebuilding? At a meeting July 19th, Alliance for a Just Recovery brought together unions, environmental groups, and progressive organizations to consider […]

Stories of Sobriety and Kindness from Unhoused People in Mendocino County – July 24, 2018

Perhaps you’ll find it surprising that people who don’t have a fixed address can spend much of their day being kind and helpful to others. Reporter Sarah Reith has been talking with people we wouldn’t ordinarily get to know. She’s been interviewing men and women in Mendocino County who are struggling to find a steady […]

Sonoma Valley Cannabis Enthusiasts Come Together to Talk Marketing, Law, Strategy and Terroir – July 20, 2018

It may surprise visitors to the county, if not residents, that cannabis, though “legal” to use and grow for personal use, still can’t be bought in many California towns. Cannabis is on the agenda Monday at the Sonoma City Council – in a town where no dispensaries are yet open for business. A month ago, […]

Searching for the Gold Spot, New Documentary Features Nature Springing to Life After Fires – July 19, 2018

Before filmmaker Maya Khosla headed out to the Sierra Nevada in 2014, her expectations were low. What beauty could there be in a burnt forest, she thought. Fires bring death and destruction, as anyone who has lived in Sonoma County can attest. But filmmaker Maya Khosla, whose documentary “Searching for the Gold Spot” plays on […]

‘California Foodways’ Podcast Aims to Tell Delicious Stories, County by County – July 18, 2018

Talk about a dream job. Lisa Morehouse has been traveling throughout the state of California, looking for stories about food and the environment. Those tales have been featured on public radio’s KQED and now are coming together in the “California Foodways” podcast. She tells KRCB news director Steve Mencher about one episode that shows how […]

Restorative Justice Seeks to Right Wrongs, and Go Beyond Crime and Punishment – July 17, 2018

A Sonoma County group has been working for nearly two decades to dramatically overhaul the justice system here. Restorative Resources advocates for a completely different approach to the current lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key justice system. The group’s Maria Freebairn-Smith dropped by KRCB to talk with news director Steve Mencher about the difference between restorative and punitive justice. Find […]

Study Seeks Pregnant Women and New Moms to Measure Possible Effects of the October Fires – July 13, 2018

Since October, we’ve spent a lot of time worrying about the effect of smoke and fire on our local wine grapes. But have you considered that the October fires may have affected pregnant women and babies? Were you pregnant at the time of the fires, or are you currently pregnant with a due date no […]