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Heroes on Deck: WWII on Lake Michigan

Tuesday, May 24 at 9 pm. This documentary sheds light on a little-known training operation conducted by the U.S. Navy on Lake Michigan during World War II. Between 1942 and 1945, following the…

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North Bay Bountiful

North Bay Bountiful will tell the stories that are unique to our region, our food system, and our way of life, including stories of concerns that threaten the quality and sustainability of what we…

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Former President Bill Clinton Rallies In California

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is beginning to turn her attention to the general election, but both she and Bernie Sanders consider California key to finally closing the book on…

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

May 23

Jack London State Park’s Plowing Day Offers a Look into the Past

Once a year visitors to Jack London State Historical Park can experience how the famed adventurer and writer lived as a farmer in the Valley of the Moon. This year the event, known as Plowing Play…
May 22

Healthcare for Undocumented Adults Expands in California

Sonoma, Napa and Marin are among a majority of California counties that have expanded theie health care coverage to undocumented adults.
May 19

Making the Syrian Refugee Crisis Personal

Millions of Americans have seen and heard about the millions of refugee refugees who are flooding into Europe to escape the ongoing violence in Syria, Afghanistan and other Middle East war zones.
May 19

Planning Underway to Improve ‘The Springs’

Long overlooked by the rest of Sonoma County, the south end of the Valley of the Moon is now charting a revitalized future.
May 19

Marine Mammal Strandings

The Sonoma Coast is as beautiful as it is abundant with breath taking vistas that are home to many forms of wild animals.

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Music News

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May 22

Candice Hoyes Sings Blackness, Womanhood And History On Her Debut Jazz Album

When Candice Hoyes sings, she's channeling a legacy of black women like Eartha Kitt, Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne, all of whom helped shape the modern musician-cum-activist role.
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May 22

Anohni's 'Hopelessness' And The Power Of Speaking Out

The musician Anohni — formerly known as Antony Hegarty, of Antony And The Johnsons — is known for her melodic, piano-driven music and her unique, beautiful voice.
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May 22

Hey, Hey, It's 50 Years Of The Monkees!

The surviving members of The Monkees are about to celebrate their 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, they're releasing a new album, titled Good Times! Here, NPR's Stephen Thompson tells Ari…
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May 22

Your New Robot Overlord Turns Out To Be A Pretty Good Marimba Player

Looking for a musically sensitive, responsive bandmate? Maybe you should try out Shimon.
May 22

Pre-Memorial Day Special on Something Completely Different, Tuesday at 7 pm

Why Pre-Memorial Day? Well, the actual Memorial Day is on Monday, May 31st, and on that day I'll be in the Sovereign State of Minnesota.

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