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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

Mercury Found in Coastal Fog

Fog is part of the fabric of living on the north coast. But beyond bringing moisture and cool weather to the land, scientists are finding that these low clods also contain surprising amounts of…

Sonoma County Appellations Series

This series introduces viewers to Sonoma County California's wine country, a region long known for superior quality of its agricultural products. Today, the many appellations of Sonoma County are recognized as producing some of the world's finest wines.

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Alexander Valley Appellation
Nearly every variety grows here with some success, but it is Chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon that have brought the former prune-growing region its current acclaim

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Dry Creek Appellations
Farming and viticulture extend back to the 19th century, when Italian immigrants planted fruits and vegetables for market and grapes for their own table.

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Russian River Appellations
The Russian River Valley, with its cooling marine fog and fertile soil, produces some of America's finest wines, including pinot noir that ranks among the best in the world

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Green Valley Appellation
The famous grapes of Burgundy pinot noir and chardonnay, for both still and sparkling wines are responsible for Green Valley's reputation as a world class wine region

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Knights Valley Appellation
The unique character of this appellation can be discovered in its mountain vineyards, where ideal growing conditions have resulted in cabernet sauvignon of regal quality.

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Sonoma Valley Appellation
Christened 'Valley of the Moon' by writer Jack London, Sonoma Valley, the fertile arm of land that arcs between the Mayacamas Mountains and the Sonoma Mountains

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Sonoma Mountain Appellation
The mountain rises above Sonoma Valley's fog line, allowing for slow and even ripening that results in suave, complex cabernet sauvignon with soft tannins and full fruit flavors

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Los Carneros Appellation
Sparkling wines from Carneros enjoy considerable praise, but in recent years, imaginations have turned towards still pinot noir, grown here with spectacular results.

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Chalk Hill Appellation
In the hilly terrain due east of Windsor, nestled in a far corner of the Russian River Valley appellation, is the small viticultural area of Chalk Hill

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Bennett Valley Appellation
Olive trees and a lavender farm thrive side by side with vineyards in our newest viticultural area, Bennett Valley, situated on the northern rim of Sonoma Mountain.

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Sonoma Coast Appellation
Marine influences define this sweeping appellation, an area that stretches from the hauntingly beautiful San Pablo Bay all the way to the Mendocino County line

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Northern Coast Appellation
History defines this large appellation, with Italian immigrants shaping both viticulture and agriculture more than a century ago.

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Rockpile Appellation
Rockpile is a true mountain appellation and the only viticultural area in Sonoma County planted exclusively to red grapes.

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Sonoma County
Our most important appellation is Sonoma County itself, with five major valleys, hundreds of microclimates, and 13 smaller viticultural areas in its vast embrace.
 

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North Bay News

Feb 11

Legal Challenge Could Freeze Billions In Funds For California's Bullet Train

ALSO: California state agencies, fishermen and scientists painted a bleak picture to lawmakers of the state of fisheries along the West Coast.
Feb 11

Becoming Independent Expands Services for Autistic Young Adults

he number of people with autism in Sonoma County is both growing and aging.
Feb 10

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.
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…

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Music News

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Feb 11

Diane Warren On 'Til It Happens To You,' A Modern Anthem For A Hard Truth

Chances are you've heard at least one song written by Diane Warren: "Rhythm of the Night," "Don't Turn Around," "Unbreak My Heart" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" are just a handful of her 70 or so…
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Feb 11

The Record Company On World Cafe

L.A. band The Record Company first connected over a John Lee Hooker album called Hooker N' Heat, on which the legendary boogie bluesman collaborated with Canned Heat.
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Feb 11

Kanye West Plays Puppet Master With 'Life Of Pablo' Premiere

I'm not sure there's ever been a record release as confounding as the one for Kanye West's The Life Of Pablo. He's changed its title and track listing several times in as many weeks, and even up…
Feb 11

Marcella and Her Lovers on Beale St. Caravan, Tuesday at 11 pm

This week it's Memphis meets New Orleans on BSC. Join us for a Mardi Gras celebration with local favorite, Marcella and Her Lovers! Marcella Simien is the musically gifted daughter of Grammy award…
Feb 11

Buyepongo and more on World Cafe, 2-4 pm weekdays

What's coming up on World Cafe this week: Friday, February 12. California blues rock outfit, The Record Company, celebrate the release of their debut full-length record, Give It Back to You.

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