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Aug 12
2008

Health Action Coalition

Posted by Bruce Robinson in Sonoma , resources , policy , Ideas , healthcare , Health , community engagement

Bruce Robinson

 

How do you improve the health of a whole county? That’s the challenge that Sonoma Health Action is tackling.

The number of uninsured in Sonoma County is estimated at over 42,000 and growing. Physicians continue to leave the community and specialists are in short supply. District hospitals are struggling financially as the competitive pressures of a rapidly changing health care marketplace continue to threaten and destabilize an already broken health care system.

Sonoma County is not alone in experiencing the impacts of the health care situation. Communities throughout the state have come together seeking solutions at the local level.  On August 14, 2007, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors authorized the Department of Health Services to convene a health action council to work on improving health and health care for all Sonoma County residents.

Visit their website here .

To take the Health Action Survey, click here .

There's  a schedule of upcoming public meetings hosted by Health Action here (pdf).

Jul 02
2008

How to reach us

Posted by Cheryl Scholar in media , community engagement , community

Cheryl Scholar

When I'm out in the community, I often get asked questions, some variation of "how can I get KRCB involved in my community event?" or "how can I get publicity?" I know it can be difficult to figure out how to approach the station if you don't happen to know someone who works here.

One of the major purposes of this blog is to make the station more transparent to the community. Bruce Robinson, our news director here at KRCB, has been kind enough to compile a quick guide:

How to contact KRCB

Main desk: (707) 584-2000

Fax: (707) 585-1363

Location and Mailing Address:
5850 Labath Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Email: listener[at]krcb.org (radio) or viewer[at]krcb.org (television)

Online Community Calendar: Go to the homepage and click on Community.

Newsroom: Bruce Robinson, News Director (707) 584-2012 or news[at]krcb.org

Community Events/Outreach: Cheryl Scholar, Outreach Coordinator (707) 584-2005 or cheryl_scholar[at]krcb.org

Sonoma Spotlight scheduling (FM only): Wendy Nicholson
(707) 584-2016 or Radio Line (707) 584-2020

Sponsorships: Call main desk, ask for sales

Submitting Public Service Announcements:

Information about upcoming events and activities may be submitted to both radio and television. Please fax or mail the information. All PSAs are 30 seconds or under; one page is more than enough information; please do not send photographs. Please submit your information 6 weeks before the date of the event for television, and 3 weeks in advance for radio. Follow-up inquiries are not necessary. Please understand that not all submissions can be used. Those decisions are made at the discretion of KRCB. Community events can also be posted on the KRCB website at the Community Calendar .

Jul 01
2008

Tasers

Posted by Bruce Robinson in Sonoma , rights , policy , peace , news , law enforcement , Health , gadgets , community engagement

Bruce Robinson

Concerns about “usage creep,” in which tasers are used when other methods might be more appropriate, were raised in the 2005 report Stun Gun Fallacy: How the Lack of Taser Regulation Endangers Lives , published by the ACLU of Northern California in 2005.

 

Tasers are aggressively marketed by the manufacturer, Taser International. Their latest model, the C2, is designed for personal use (only in self-defense of course) and comes in 9 designer colors.

Jun 30
2008

Human trafficking

Posted by Bruce Robinson in youth , policy , news , media , government , education , community engagement

Bruce Robinson

Those working to combat human trafficking in northern California find they routinely have to overcome two basic assumptions that are widespread, but wrong: It's all about sex, and it doesn't happen here.

 

Community members are invited to a free public presentation on this issue, on the evening of July 2 at 6 pm at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa. Event details are available in English and in Spanish .

Michael Corey Davis is the director of the documentary Cargo: Innocence Lost

Davis also talked about his first film, Svetlana's Journey: