How to Address the Impacts of Cannabis – August 19, 2016

Cannabis is already big business in Sonoma County, so local officials are scrambling to enact needed regulations for it before the industry grows even bigger.

With new legislation at last providing uniform statewide guidelines for medical marijuana in California, and the possibility of legalizing recreational use on the November ballot, cannabis is attaining new visibility in the business community. But that is accompanied by a great deal of uncertainty, which was a big part of the discussion at a Cannabis Impact conference in Rohnert Park this week. Bruce Robinson reports.

Hear more from the Cannabis Impact conference on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews. This story is part of our North Bay Bountiful initiative.

Remembering Dyan Foster – August 18, 2016

An important early member of KRCB’s growth and development passed away early this week.

Dyan Ellis Foster was the first Volunteer Coordinator for Chanel 22 Public Television, but had moved on to other creative social and educational projects by the time Radio 91 signed on. One of those was the creation of an innovative charter school, the Arts and Ethics Academy. She talked about it with News Director Bruce Robinson as the doors were about to open in August of 2007.

Dyan Foster, a native of Sonoma County, and a lifelong advocate and leader for at risk youth, was 56. A funeral service and memorial will be held Sunday afternoon at Community Baptist church in Santa Rosa. Find out more on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews. This story is part of our North Bay Bountiful initiative.

Petaluma based World Centric Receives Honor For Its Worldwide Environment and Sustainability Efforts – August 17, 2016

Petaluma’s World Centric receives recognition for its work to raise awareness of social and environmental issues. Find out why they do it on the next North Bay Report, airing at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30 pm. Or find it online at krcb.org

Most people recognize Petaluma based World Centric as a provider of compostable packaging to cafes, restaurants and retailers. But the core value of the company is to educate the public on environmental, sustainability and global world health issues. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports on how that work is being recognized.

Find out more about World Centric’s products and local events on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews. This story is part of our North Bay Bountiful initiative.

The Healing Power of Artful Temples – August 16, 2016

A Petaluma sculptor says the elaborate temple he builds are not works of art, but places for healing.

Petaluma artist David Best began building temples almost by accident, first for Burning Man and now other places as well, as he seeks ways to expand their healing power into the world at large.

There’s more on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

Medusa’s Return to Burning Man – August 15, 2016

Medusa, a fearsome figure from Greek mythology is about to make a return trip to Burning Man, after some retooling in Petaluma.

From the neck up, she is 26 feet tall, with a head-full of fire-breathing snakes. It’s the Burning Man version of Medusa, the attention-commanding creation of Petaluma artist Kevin Clark. Bruce Robinson paid them both a visit recently.

See pictures of Kevin Clark’s Medusa on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

Toolbox Project – August 12, 2016

Find out how educators are learning how to use mindfulness to change traumatic school climates.

Toolbox, the Social and Emotional learning program that began in Sebastopol about a decade ago, is gaining more traction in the U.S. and worldwide. And educators near and far are hungry to bring it to their own classrooms. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi went to a recent Toolbox training to find out how teachers are learning the skills to bring the program’s 12 tools to their own schools.

Find out more about the Toolbox method and Dovetail Learning on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

Drafting “The Plot Against Shakespeare” – August 11, 2016

Shakespeare with Writer’s block? That’s just the starting point for the playful new play, The Plot Against Shakespeare.

One playwright David Beckman decided that his new play about Shakespeare would find the Bard suffering from writer’s block, it was up to the Santa Rosa writer to find his own words to tell that story.

The Plot against Shakespeare debuts Friday night as part of this summer’s Shakespeare in the Cannery performance. We’ve schedule information and a link to get tickets on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

Re-thinking Concrete – August 10, 2016

Making cement is extremely energy intensive. That’s why Steve Rosenblatt is working to develop a greener substitute. We hear from him on the next North Bay Report, airing at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30 pm. Or find it online at krcb.org.

One of the most common building blocks in the developed world—cement—is also hugely polluting. So a Petaluma businessman is working to scale up an alternative to it.

There’s more on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

Concrete Tanks an Alternative For Aging Wine – August 9, 2016

Move over oak, stand aside, stainless steel; the trending new material for aging wine is concrete.

In their perpetual quest for new and better winemaking tools and methods, some Northern California vintners have been turning to something that is almost as old as wine itself.

See pictures of concrete wine tanks, in various sizes, shapes and colors, on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.

Abandoned Mountain Lion Cub Finds Compassion and Care at Wildlife Rescue – August 8, 2016

Sonoma County’s Wildlife Rescue got the rare opportunity to raise a mountain lion cub.

Three months ago Sonoma County’s Wildlife Rescue got an unexpected call from the department of U.S. Fish and Wildlife – an orphaned female mountain lion cub was sick, under-weight and needed immediate care. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports the Petaluma-based rescue center was up for the task.

See photos of Nicole and find out how to donate to her new enclosure on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB dot org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. You can comment, share and like us there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.