How progressive is Sonoma County? Barbie Robinson, Director
of the Department of Health Services, shares her opinion during
a panel discussion.
The local non-profit, California Human Development held a panel
discussion with North Bay Women leaders last month. In this excerpt from the
panel, Barbie Robinson, the Director of the Sonoma County Department of Health
Services, was asked how she disrupts the status quo.
Two of the participants from that panel, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins
and Karen Demarest of the Sonoma County Community Foundation will be joining us
on Sunday night for our next edition of Connect the Bay — Closing the Gap,
Conversations with Women Leaders. We will also be joined by School Board
Trustee Stephanie Manieri and Sonoma State Chief of Staff Jerlena Griffin-Desta.
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The show will also feature Co-founder of United Farm Workers Dolores Huerta and
Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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Supervisor Lynda Hopkins is tired of being asked, “How can
you do your job with kids?” She talked about why this question is problematic
during a panel discussion about women in leadership at the Paradise Ridge
Winery at the end of August. The panel was hosted by the non-profit California
Human Development and moderated by Karen Demarest from the Community Foundation
of Sonoma County. In this excerpt from the panel, Demarest talks with Hopkins
about how to overcome sexism in politics.
Lynda Hopkins and Karen Demarest will be joining us for our
live TV show Connect the Bay: Erasing the Gap, Conversations with Women
Leaders. Watch the show this Sunday at 5 p.m. on KRCB TV Channel 22.
California oyster growers are looking for ways to protect
the industry from climate change.
Research from the University of California at Davis
published last month shows that climate change is especially bad news…if you
like to eat oysters. KRCB’s Adia White visited Hog Island Oyster Company on
Tomales Bay to find out why.
To learn more about how oysters will be affected by climate
change visit norcalpublicmedia.org.
(Photo: Sarah Stierch [CC BY 4.0])
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Director Ann Shin started out wanting to make a documentary
about female spies. But the film she ended up making, wasn’t what she expected.
This Saturday on KRCB TV 22, we’re premiering Reveal TV,
from The Center for Investigative Reporting. The first documentary, “The
Terrorist Hunter,” tells the story of Rita Katz, who co-founded her own private
intelligence company. But Katz’s legacy
is also surrounded by controversy. Director of the film Ann Shin talked with
KRCB’s Adia White from her office in Canada.
“The Terrorist Hunter” airs Saturday at 8 p.m. on KRCB TV 22. For a link to watch the film online visit norcalpublicmedia.org.
When President Donald Trump said that Jews who don’t support
him were “disloyal,” alarm bells went off in Jewish communities throughout the
To some, this brought up the shadow of anti-Semitism. The
supposed dual loyalty of Jews has long been used as a weapon against them. One
local spiritual leader, Reb. Irwin Keller, responded with a poem…
The complete conversation between Reb. Irwin Keller of Ner Shalom in Cotati and News Director Steve Mencher is at norcalpublicmedia.org.
As California continues to suffer from devastating
wildfires, the state is looking to an ancient method of prevention.
Over the past two years, California has been devastated by the
worst wildfires in its history. As those fires continue to grow in frequency
and intensity, the state has begun to fight fire with fire. Felicity Barringer, editor and lead writer at
the Bill Lane Center for the American West talked with KRCB’s Adia White about
the benefits of controlled burns.
To hear a story about how Native Americans use prescribed
burns, listen to episode 2 of our podcast, Living Downstream, “Firing Forests
to Save Them.” Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, or at
(Photo: Fire stimulates new life at Pepperwood Preserve –
Debra Utacia Krol)
When pot was used in secret, the pungent smoke was often a
giveaway. Today, the odor is an issue again. This time, it’s the skunky smell
of growing cannabis.
California voters approved adult use of cannabis in 2016.
But pot remains subject to a crazy quilt of local ordinances and rules.
Supervisor Lynda Hopkins likens regulating cannabis to building a plane while
flying it. She spoke with KRCB’s Nate Charles.
To hear more cannabis stories, visit our website,
After 27 years working as a beat cop, detective and
commander at the Santa Rosa Police Department, Rainer Navarro became the new
police chief of Santa Rosa. He is the first Latino police chief of the
KRCB’s Adia White asks Navarro what’s different about him.
Navarro says his priority is community policing. He also
says he wants to focus on transparency, accountability and leveraging
technology. You can read more about him on our website norcalpublicmedia.org.
(Photo: Santa Rosa Police Chief Rainer Navarro – Adia
Changes in how math is taught can prove challenging for
parents trying to help their kids with homework.
It’s August and kids in Sonoma County are back in school.
But, as students seek help with their math homework, parents are often stumped.
Math in the modern age is taught differently, and that makes it harder for
adults to help. NPR “Math Guy” Keith Devlin shares his thoughts on this dilemma
with KRCB News Director Steve Mencher.
To find links to more of Keith Devlin’s work, visit norcalpublicmedia.org.
(Photo: Keith Devlin – Richard Ressman [CC BY-SA 3.0])