Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm Talks About His Hopes for 2019 – January 31, 2019

We’re continuing our conversation with the new Mayor of Santa Rosa, Tom Schwedhelm. Reporter Adia White talked with Schwedhelm about the annexation of Roseland into the city of Santa Rosa and asked how the police department’s approach to law enforcement will differ from that of the Sheriff’s office. To listen to the first part of […]

Santa Rosa Mayor Tom Schwedhelm Hopes to Bring More Housing To Downtown Santa Rosa – January 30, 2019

Santa Rosa’s new mayor is beginning his first year in office. Tom Schwedhelm is Santa Rosa’s former police chief and was voted into office by his fellow city council members. Reporter Adia White talked with him about his top priorities; homelessness and how to rebuild Santa Rosa after the 2017 Wildfires, with a special emphasis […]

What’s Next for PG&E and California (Lagos part 2) – January 24, 2019

In the past few days, consumer crusader Erin Brockovich and others have been trying to head off a PG&E bankruptcy. Yesterday, KRCB News Director Steve Mencher began a conversation about PG&E’s looming bankruptcy with reporter Marisa Lagos of KQED. Today, Steve asks whether the past two fire seasons are the main – or only – […]

Point in Time Homeless Count Helps Sonoma County Track Homelessness – January 29, 2019

How have the 2017 wildfires affected homelessness in Sonoma County? For the past fourteen years, counties across the nation have participated in the annual “Point in Time Homeless Count”. The count is required by the U.S. Department of Urban Development and helps determine how much aid the county receives to address homelessness. Reporter Adia White […]

Banks Step in to Ease PG&E’s Way to Bankruptcy – January 23, 2019

You’ve probably heard that California’s largest utility, PG&E, is planning to file for bankruptcy. Four banks agreed yesterday to provide about $5.5 billion dollars to PG&E, to ease the utility’s way through an expected Chapter 11 bankruptcy. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher spoke with Marisa Lagos of the California Politics & Government Desk at KQED […]

Recology Comes to the North Bay with Plans for Better Treatment of Workers, and Move to Zero Waste – January 22, 2019

You may not give your trash much thought. You put it out, it disappears, you fill up the bins again. But there’s more at stake. In December 2017, the waste management company Recology took over garbage collection from the Ratto Group in parts of the North Bay, affecting 55,000 residential and commercial customers. In February […]

North Bay Progressives Prepare For New Year at Blue-Green Eggs Political Roundup – January 18, 2019

At Santa Rosa’s twice-yearly Blue-Green Eggs and Ham conference, progressive North Bay elected officials and non-profit leaders spoke about the successes of 2018 and their hopes for the New Year. Reporter Adia White talked with attendees to find out how they’re working together to achieve their goals. For more on the conference visit norcalpublicmedia.org. Hear […]

Music Director Lecce-Chong Makes Mark in Santa Rosa, Despite Short Season – January 17, 2019

Conducting without a score is a high wire act – especially when the piece at hand is an hour-long Mahler Symphony. This past weekend, Francesco Lecce-Chong, the new music director of the Santa Rosa Symphony, led the orchestra in works by Mozart, Mahler, and Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu. Before rehearsal last week, he sat down […]

Newest Santa Rosa City Councilmember Speaks About 2019 Goals – January 16, 2019

Victoria Fleming is the first new Santa Rosa councilmember to join since the city moved to district elections. She took the seat that opened up when Mayor Chris Coursey decided not to run for reelection. Reporter Adia White talked with her at the Blue-Green Eggs and Ham political roundup that took place in Santa Rosa […]

Santa Rosa Diocese Releases List of 39 Clergy Members Accused of Abuse – January 15, 2019

The Santa Rosa Catholic Diocese released the names of 39 clergy members accused of sexual abuse on Saturday. Does this step represent a new era of transparency for the church? Santa Rosa Bishop Robert Vasa held a press conference Monday to answer any questions about the list and the church’s policies moving forward. KRCB’s Adia […]