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League of Women Voters Special: 2016 Pros and Cons of the Ballot InitiativesSunday, October 30 at 8 am Feeling overwhelmed by the long list of state ballot initiatives? All 17 of them! Then don’t…


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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

California Regulators Examine Safety Of Food Irrigated With Oil Wastewater

ALSO: A political consultant sees the campaign against soda following the same blueprint as environmentalists who opposed the use of disposable plastic bags in grocery stores.

Dear Member,
As we continue the rollout of our Health Connections Initiative, you will begin to appreciate one of the central points which the KRCB programming, local and national, will seek to drive home: The factors influencing your health are far deeper than the number of hospitals in your town or specialists in your county.  Often called the “social determinants of health,” these factors don’t automatically leap to our lips as we work to improve the health of our community. They should. 

For example, high school graduation rates correlate very strongly with life expectancy. Poverty, not surprisingly, is also strongly correlated. Dr. Anthony Iton of the California Endowment famously says that we can predict the length of your life by your zip code. Equally unsurprising, nutrition and exercise are central. Although these are often viewed as individual decisions, as we study the social determinants of health, we come to understand that social and public policy have a huge influence on what choices an individual has, or doesn’t have, to choose a healthy diet or to seek out a space for safe exercise.

KRCB will be pushing this conversation because we all need to understand what exactly must change if we are truly and fundamentally going to improve the health of all of us. Keep watching and keep thinking.


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North Bay News

Will Durst Finds Serious Humor in Politics

Political issues and positions are of secondary interest to comedian Will Durst.

New PPIC Poll on CA Senate Race, Ballot Measures

ALSO: California Republicans are campaigning hard to block Democrats from reclaiming supermajorities in the state Legislature after Democrats lost seats in the 2014 midterms.

Making the Case for Earthquake Insurance

Notwithstanding the earthquake that struck downtown Napa a little more than 2 years ago, our state as a whole has been enjoying an overall lull in significant seismic activity.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise in California

ALSO: If voters decide to legalize recreational marijuana on Election Day, the California Department of Food and Agriculture will take lead role in licensing and regulating growers of California's…

EVs Circle the Globe in 80 Days

For his summer vacation his year, Alan Soule took a trip around the world—literally—behind the wheel of his electric car.


Music News

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Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova On Her New Anti-Trump Song

Four years ago, the world learned the name Pussy Riot, a politically active Russian art collective whose members were all women. Members of that group staged a punk rock demonstration in a church in…
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All Songs +1: A Conversation With Anderson .Paak And Knxwledge

On this week's +1 podcast, NPR Music contributor Timmhotep Aku talks with singer and rapper Anderson .Paak and producer Knxwledge about their new collaboration under the name NxWorries. The music the…
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Bon Iver Shares New Details About '22, A Million' In Extensive Interview

As Bon Iver's Justin Vernon prepped the release for his latest mind-bender, 22, A Million, he knew he didn't want to talk too much about the album or grant a lot of interviews.
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240 Hours, 22 Pounds: A Mammoth Mozart Box Set Aims At More Than 'Complete'

What are you doing for the next 10 days? That's how long it would take, without sleep, to listen to the new Mozart edition. The mammoth set, which some are touting as the biggest box set ever, claims…
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First Listen: Kristin Hersh, 'Wyatt At The Coyote Palace'

In the book that serves as a companion piece and reciprocal guide to her mazy, incandescent new collection of songs, the singer-songwriter, author and punk mystic Kristin Hersh shares the harrowing…


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