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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

Students’ Engineering Creativity on Display at SSU

Sonoma State is primarily a teaching campus, but many students also engage in research projects, including some innovative inventions, that were on display yesterday in the University's newly…

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 03

Pathogen Killing Trees in California Can't Be Stopped

ALSO: California has rules for how junior high and high schools handle concussions during student athletics, and now some lawmakers want to extend them to other youth sport leagues.
May 03

Santa Rosa One Step Closer to Rent Control

After nearly a year of numerous reports and public meetings, Santa Rosa is making another move towards imposing rent control. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports Santa Rosa city council voted four to three…
May 02

Theater Company Commissions Jack London-Inspired Theme

The Valley of the Moon will observe a Jack London centennial this summer, in many ways—even a new musical anthem.
Apr 29

‘Ecological Handprints’ Captures Grass-roots Global Innovation

Is it possible to fight poverty and climate change at the same time? The answer is emphatically yes, and Rocky Rohwedder has examples to prove it.
Apr 27

Water Agencies Prepare Zero Trash Initiative

Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties will soon be joining the rest of state in its effort to get to zero trash in California’s waterways. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi has more.

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May 03

This Ain't Your Mama's Grindcore Band — It's His

This week, the Canadian band The Grindmother released its debut album, Age of Destruction. The group gets its name in part from the style of music it plays, known for short songs with blistering…
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May 02

Deftones' Chino Moreno On Surviving, Evolving And 'Gore'

Still widely viewed with contempt by critics and fans alike for what's often seen as little more than juvenile angst and theatrics, the nü-metal movement of the late '90s was a just as important…
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May 02

There's Still Time To Submit Your Rendition Of The 'Morning Edition' Theme

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
May 01

Something Completely May Day, Tuesday, May 3, '16, 7-9PM

This week's show...all about Mayday and what it means to us...and then I found out about a new book, hot off the presses, called The Incomplete, True, Authentic and Wonderful History of May Day by…
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May 01

A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: 'It Was A Free-For-All For Outcasts'

As a co-founder of the band X, John Doe helped define the punk scene that emerged in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Doe tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that punk was about breaking rules and…

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