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Don't Miss the Downton Abbey Marathon, Jan 23 - 30

For those suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal, KRCB has scheduled a binge-worthy wintertime marathon of all six seasons of the top PBS drama of all time, the most popular series in Masterpiece’s…

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Health Connections

What does it look like when a community is healthy? There’s more to it than eating fruits and vegetables and exercising. Community health is measured in high school graduation rates, economic…

North Bay News

San Joaquin Valley Seeing Economic Benefits of California Climate Policies

ALSO: California Governor Jerry Brown has called for greater oversight of the nine billion dollars voters approved in school construction bonds before any of the money is spent.

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

POLITIFACT CA: Could Obamacare Repeal Cost California 200K Jobs?

ALSO: An unforeseen deficit now projected for the next California budget is due, in part, to a math error.

A Time Capsule from the 1960s

Surrounded by thousands of years of native history, the burned out ruins of a 196os commune in northern Marin County have yielded an unexpected glimpse into the details of “hippie” life from that era.

How Recent Storms Could Affect State's Salmon Populations

ALSO: California's flu season is in its early stages and state officials say it's going to be around for awhile.

A Life in Animation

Back in 1965 and 66, there was a Saturday morning kids show watched by up to 2/3s of the televisions in America.

Counties Fear State Cutting $500M+ IHSS Funding

ALSO: The presumptive next California Attorney General is half-way through his confirmation process.

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Songs We Love: Tall Friend, 'Termites'

Love songs can often feel myopic. Sometimes it's to their benefit: When done with a certain emotional depth, lyrical particularity can take on a universal quality. It's as simple as someone telling a…
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Songs We Love: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, 'Masters Of War (Feat. Lucinda Williams)'

There's no room for ambivalence when you perform Bob Dylan's "Masters Of War." Among the earliest major contributions by our current Nobel laureate in literature — first published as sheet music in…
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Hear Arcade Fire's New Song With Mavis Staples, 'I Give You Power'

The months leading up to the 2016 presidential election were filled with one-off protest songs, most of them directed at eventual winner Donald J. Trump. The months since, as you might imagine, have…

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