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The Gettysburg Story

Sunday, February 14 at 10 pm. The year 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This three-day battle changed the course of American history. In 1863 George Meade's Union army…

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First 5 Sonoma County

KRCB and First 5 Sonoma County are partnering to bring awareness to the urgent need for universal access to high quality early childhood education. Together, we have created three learning videos…

North Bay News

Insurance Industry Backs Brown's Tax On California Health Plans

ALSO: The California Coastal Commission has fired its executive director after a heated debate that pitted environmentalists against developers.

Several times over the past year you have read in these pages about KRCB's community engagement initiative. As you know we are seeking ways to combine the power of our broadcast resources with the power of the web and our community outreach activities in order to encourage, stimulate, and support community conversations.

Community conversations can and should be about a wide range of topics. As we have held mini-conversations with a variety of residents over the past 9 months we have asked folks to let us know what's on their mind. Several issues are frequently mentioned - transportation (not necessarily focused on 101, but on public transportation), health care, and water.

Two other, what I would call conditions, are mentioned which might be considered larger systemic concerns in our communities. One is that of isolation, many types of isolation. Folks mentioned isolation along geographic, ethnic, racial, and income lines. We don't seem to be doing a good job of speaking across some of these divides to address the issues mentioned above. In addition, a significant growing divide between rich and poor was noted, another type of isolation with likely far reaching consequences.

As we re-shape KRCB's service in the new media and communications world, the need for these community conversations will be at the heart of that service.

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North Bay News

Feb 09

Santa Rosa Advances Cannabis Cultivation Regulations

Santa Rosa is taking its first detailed steps toward regulating the cultivation of medical marijuana within the city.
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Feb 09

Tick Borne Diseases

Rain means tick season in Northern CA, which brings the risk of Lyme disease.. and more. Researchers in Hopland have recently identified two new tick-borne diseases, bringing the total found there to…
Feb 09

Scientists Say Levees Can Increase Flood Risk And Long Term Damage

ALSO: A Pacific Institute study says reduced hydropower in the drought has increased costs to California ratepayers and increased greenhouse gas emissions.
Feb 08

Why Are You Paying $.77 More For Gas Than The Rest Of The U.S.?

ALSO: As more and more companies and hobbyists launch drones into California skies, state lawmakers want new regulations to govern them.
Feb 08

CSU Faculty Set April Strike Dates

With prolonged contract talks apparently headed for impasse, The California Faculty Association is making plans for a state-wide strike in Mid-April.

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Music News

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Feb 09

A New 'Cabin In The Sky' Offers Universal Stories — And A Problematic Past

Today, Cabin in the Sky is best remembered as a 1943 movie starring Ethel Waters, Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong — but it started as a hit Broadway musical, most of whose original music didn't make…
Feb 09

Love Songs on Women in Music, Wed. at 11 pm

Celebrate the many types of love with this coming week's Love Songs Valentine's Day Special on Women In Music with Laney Goodman.
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Feb 09

In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness

Author Jesmyn Ward won a National Book Award for Salvage the Bones, her gritty and lyrical novel of Hurricane Katrina-era Mississippi.
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Feb 08

Music Review: 'The Traveller,' Baaba Maal

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Feb 08

Not Ready To Stop Obsessing Over Beyoncé And 'Formation'? We Got You

When the video dropped on Saturday, we galvanized. Cleared our schedules, watched on repeat till our eyes turned red. Got into screaming matches with loved ones about what kind of hot sauce belongs…

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