Fire Survivors Race Two-Year Insurance Deadline to Finish Rebuilding their Homes – June 27, 2019

For many who lost their homes in the North Bay fires, rental vouchers provided by homeowner’s insurance policies are about to expire.  As the two-year anniversary of the North Bay fires approaches, those who lost their homes are racing to meet a deadline to finish rebuilding. Representatives from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home […]

Podcast Host Visits Sonoma County Central Library to Talk about Making a Podcast at San Quentin Prison – June 21, 2019

In 2013, photographer Nigel Poor started working with a group of incarcerated men to produce a podcast called Ear Hustle. The podcast shows an intimate portrait of life in prison and is co-hosted by inmate Earlonne Woods. Nigel Poor visited the Sonoma County central library on Monday to talk about her work. For those that […]

KRCB Awards Highlight: After Paradise “Letters from Santa Rosa” Wins 1st Place in Collaboration Division With NSPR – June 20, 2019

KRCB news won three prestigious journalism awards over the weekend. Months after the Camp Fire destroyed almost all of Paradise, our news team worked with Chico-based North State Public Radio to share recovery advice from Santa Rosa fire survivors. That story recently won first place in the Public Radio Journalists Association awards for best collaboration. […]

KRCB Awards Highlight: Roseland Health Series Wins 2nd Place in Collaboration Division With KBBF – June 19, 2019

Nearly 90 percent of students in Roseland School District qualify for free and reduced priced school lunch. But in the summer, many families have limited options. On the next North Bay report, find out how food insecurity impacts students’ health; catch the story at 6:45 and 8:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. This year, our news […]

KRCB Awards Highlight: Living Downstream Wins First Place in Podcast Division – June 18, 2019

The federal government settled with veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam war, but civilian workers exposed to the same pesticide were left behind. This year, our news team won three awards from the Public Media Journalists Association, formerly known as PRINDI. This week, we’re highlighting those stories. Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast, […]

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Deliberates 2019-2020 Budget – June 14, 2019

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is deciding on significant cuts after a shortfall in this year’s budget. This week, The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is deliberating on how to spend its nearly 2-billion-dollar budget for the 2019 to 2020 fiscal year. The board initially recommended funding cuts across nearly all departments, with the […]

Living Downstream Excerpts: Indian Approach to Fire May Save Lives and Land – June 13, 2019

Native American traditions could be the key to taming California’s destructive wildfires More than a half dozen fires broke out across Northern California last weekend. They are now nearly extinguished but serve as a reminder that this year’s fire season is well underway. Native Americans have long tamed wildfires with controlled burns. In this excerpt […]