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The North Bay Report is a daily in-depth look at an issue, event, person or activity in our region, prepared by KRCB News Director Bruce Robinson, a veteran journalist who has been covering Sonoma County since 1985. These reports provide another view of news and events in our area, a way to look beyond the headlines and hear directly from the people who are shaping the present and future of Sonoma County and northern California. Topics recently covered on The North Bay Report include the reg ...
 
House lights down. Cue the music. The curtain rises weekly on KRCB’s early-morning news segment Second Row Center. There’s a lot of theatre in the Bay Area. With so many options and limited time and resources, how does one go about deciding just what to see? That’s where a critic can be of assistance. Theatre critic Harry Duke has been knocking around Bay Area stages for twenty years since his days in the Sonoma State University Theatre Arts program. He’s turned what used to be post-show con ...
 
"I like the vitality of in-studio, roundtable interviews," Gil says, "when you have several authors sitting at the same table and focusing on the same theme, you get real conversations. It’s fun, exciting, and often unpredictable." On the new Word by Word programs, Gil will be inviting a different guest each month to share their unique perspective on a "Great California Writer." Gil Mansergh should be familiar to many KRCB listeners. His movie review columns appear in four Sonoma County news ...
 
Mouthful, Smart Talk About Food, Wine, & Farming, Sunday evenings, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Hosted by Michele Anna Jordan. We like to think of Mouthful as a conversation around a dinner table, so pour yourself a glass of something odd and join us every Sunday evening, or listen on the go with our mobile app available at krcb.org, or at your leisure via iTunes. Our discussions with farmers, winemakers, cookbook authors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, nutritionists, chefs, restaurateurs, en ...
 
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Reverberation: A Festival of Community Voices Spreckels Performing Arts Center Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Fire Circle is proud to announce ReVerberation, to be held at Spreckels Performing Arts Center on March 23rd, 2019. Doors open at 5pm. The ReVerberation festival is a showcase of original work speaking of personal experi…
 
On December 4, 1956, a legendary jam session was held at rock and roll pioneer Sam Phillips’ Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley were labeled the “Million Dollar Quartet” by a local journalist and the moniker stuck to the recordings of the session released decades later. In 2006, C…
 
Every tenant in one Healdsburg apartment building received an eviction notice. Now, the city is looking at how to protect its renters. The city of Healdsburg stalled on an urgency ordinance that would have required landlords to pay up to 7,000 dollars in relocation fees when evicting residents without just cause or when increasing the rent by more …
 
Israeli Film Festival 2019 Rialto Cinemas March 5th – 26th, 2019 Welcome to the 4th JCC Sonoma County Israeli Film Festival! Every year the JFF reviews a large number of great Israeli films, but we cannot show all of them for programming reasons. Many of you told us that you wanted more. That is why we established the Israeli Film Festival, to allo…
 
Not all of the damages from the rainstorm two weeks ago were due to flooding. This makes the recovery effort even more complicated. The sun came out yesterday and local residents enjoyed one of the most beautiful days of winter this year. It’s an important time to remember that many are still struggling to recover from the heavy rainfall and floodi…
 
Rumi’s Caravan Wednesdays at Hospice House March 13th, 20th, 2019 Rumi’s Caravan was first assembled in Sebastopol, CA in 2000 as a vehicle to convey our love of the oral tradition of poetry. It is our experience that when poetry – learned by heart and embodied – is spoken, it carries something of Soul with it and is, at once, more apprehensible an…
 
Paintings, drawings, photographs, moving pictures, poetry, and letters infuse this episode of Word By Word: Conversations With Writers. This is because host Gil Mansergh’s and studio engineer Anthony Garcia’s guest is the respected biographer Carolyn Burke with her latest book Foursome. The four people who burst forth in this volume are photographe…
 
Tune in Sunday evening at 6 p.m., when Mouthful continues its exploration of The Barlow, post-flood. Guests include Duskie Estes and John Stewart, whose Zazu Restaurant and Farm was flooded and remains closed. The power couple will bring you up to date on their plans and offer suggestions on how you can support them until they are able to reopen. M…
 
Surprise Party Raven Performing Arts Theater March 14th – 23rd, 2019 World Premiere of this play by local author, Ron Nash. It's 1943, World War II, and bigotry and racism are running rampant. Nazi Germany? No. Small-town America. A reporter married to a Jew fights the rise of antisemitism in his community. An insightful look at how the big issues …
 
It’s not every writer and professor who gets to help spend tens of millions of dollars to improve his community. Yesterday, we talked with Sonoma State professor Greg Sarris about his newest book. Today, we move on to his role as tribal chairman. There, he helps direct millions of dollars from the Graton Resort and Casino to environmental and socia…
 
12th Annual Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival The North Bay's Premier Documentary Film Festival March 28th – 31st, 2019 Presented by the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Our partnership with Docs in Progress and the D-Word continues in 2019 with the return of Peer Pitch West, an educational program where filmmakers can bring their documentary pro…
 
This week brings the paperback release of a story collection from writer and teacher Greg Sarris. You may know Sarris from his other job – Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher has a special 2-part interview with Greg Sarris. Today – Sarris the author. Tomorrow, we’ll focus on his leadership role wi…
 
Emma Goldman Day Arlene Francis Center Saturday, March 9th, 2019 @ 2:00 pm Ten actors, three staged readings, three discussions and three meals. Jessica Litwak's Emma Goldman Trilogy explores the life and work of the in/famous anarchist Emma Goldman. Filled with excitement, humor and pathos, the plays portray Goldman's time in prison, her public li…
 
Anyone going to a performance of Hello, Dolly! - running now at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco through March 17 - with an appetite for an enlightened look at male/female relationships is likely to leave quite hungry. The current national tour of the 2017 revival of the 1964 Broadway smash based on Thorton Wilder’s 1955 revision of his…
 
Another atmospheric river hit yesterday, fortunately for us in the North Bay, it was concentrated well to south of us and should not significantly affect the Russian River. Still, residents have their hands full with other concerns. Although the Russian River has receded below flood stage, those affected are still struggling to get their lives back…
 
After the worst flooding since 1995, residents along the Russian River are eager to learn whether they can get help from government at any level. Nineteen hundred homes and 578 businesses were damaged by the Russian River flooding and record rainfall last week. Sonoma County officials estimate the total damages at 155 million dollars. Reporter Adia…
 
Israeli Film Festival 2019 Rialto Cinemas March 5th – 26th, 2019 Welcome to the 4th JCC Sonoma County Israeli Film Festival! Every year the JFF reviews a large number of great Israeli films, but we cannot show all of them for programming reasons. Many of you told us that you wanted more. That is why we established the Israeli Film Festival, to allo…
 
The Laguna de Santa Rosa Ongoing Programs The Laguna de Santa Rosa is Sonoma County's richest area of wildlife habitat, and the most biologically diverse region of Sonoma County (itself the second-most biologically diverse county in California). As the largest tributary of the Russian River, the Laguna drains a 254-square-mile watershed which encom…
 
Tune in this Sunday evening at 6, when Mouthful welcomes a return visit by Adam Parks of Victorian Farmstead, whose tiny butcher shop is located within Community Market in Sebastopol. What is happening post-flood to the market and The Barlow's other tenants? Adam will bring us up to date and let you know how to get his grass-fed and pastured meats …
 
Jerlena Griffin-Desta, the new chief of staff at Sonoma State, had some concerns about working and living in Sonoma County. Today, Why she’s thrilled she’s making the move. Yesterday we heard part one of an interview with Sonoma State’s new chief of staff, who is also Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Diversity. Today, Jerlena Griffin-De…
 
Israeli Film Festival 2019 Rialto Cinemas March 5th – 26th, 2019 Welcome to the 4th JCC Sonoma County Israeli Film Festival! Every year the JFF reviews a large number of great Israeli films, but we cannot show all of them for programming reasons. Many of you told us that you wanted more. That is why we established the Israeli Film Festival, to allo…
 
Jerlena Griffin-Desta, the new chief of staff at Sonoma State, says her husband’s last name, Desta, means happiness in Amharic, the language of his native Ethiopia. After nearly 30 years as an education leader, mostly with the U-C system, she feels she’s now in a position to make an even greater difference in the lives of students. She spoke with K…
 
Sometimes the most interesting dramas are the simplest - a single set, a few characters, a conflict. “Naturalistic” plays, as they are sometimes referred, were the result of a late 19th century movement in European theatre to enhance the realism of plays with an understanding of how heredity and environment can influence an individual. The most fam…
 
Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Saturday, March 9th, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm Come join us for a day of music and fun as we celebrate our 19th year! This year’s event features a wide range of great performances including the Duo Quartet, Nu-Blu, Jerry Wicentowski & the Wiseman Institute, the Bloomfield B…
 
If you follow Healdsburg politics, you may know that new Mayor David Hagele has found himself embroiled in the controversy surrounding affordable housing there. We’re continuing our series of conversations with Sonoma County leaders. In this segment, KRCB’s Adia White talks with Healdsburg Mayor David Hagele. They discuss how the city is spending i…
 
This week, Mouthful whisks you away to New Orleans for a delicious hour with chef Rob Lippincott, owner of The Parish Cafe in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa. Laissez les bon temps roulet! Sundays at 6 pm, tune in for Mouthful, Smart Talk About Food, Wine & Farming with host Michele Anna Jordan.By Michele Anna Jordan
 
Volunteer Opportunities West County Health Centers Make A Difference At West County Health Centers, our volunteers are one of our most valued resources. Volunteers give their time, talents and skills to make a positive impact in the lives of others and the overall wellness of their community. Current Volunteer Opportunities West County Health Cente…
 
Million Dollar Quartet Sixth Street Playhouse February 22nd – March 17th, 2019 Four music legends, one amazing night. The hit Broadway musical comes to 6th Street! Starring cast members from the show's National Tour! ELVIS Presley… JOHNNY Cash… JERRY LEE Lewis… CARL Perkins In 1956 a twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins,…
 
If you visit Drake’s beach at Point Reyes National Seashore, there may be an elephant seal or two taking up your parking space . Every year in the winter, the Northern Elephant Seal makes the California Coast its home to breed and raise its young. But this year, one colony at Point Reyes National Seashore is doing something researchers haven’t seen…
 
Rebuild Green Expo Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial Building Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Showcase for building affordable, sustainable and resilient communities Energy systems and storage Healthy interiors and finishes Construction methods and wall systems Heating and cooling Windows, roofing and walls Landscaping Water use and reus…
 
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is making an effort to teach parents how to talk to their kids about pot. Sonoma County Department of Health Services is sponsoring trainings across the county to help parents learn about the potential dangers of cannabis use for teens. Reporter Adia White attended one of the trainings at Analy High S…
 
Movie Awards Night Rialto Cinemas – Sebastopol Sunday, February 24th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm Food For Thought and Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol celebrate Hollywood's biggest awards night in style! Join us for a fabulous evening as we roll out the red carpet and view the annual awards ceremony LIVE on the big screen. We will have great raffle prizes, movie t…
 
Musical zombies rise from the dead to sing an evening of ‘50’s pop standards. Let me try that again. On February 4, 1964, The Plaids, an eastern Pennsylvania-based vocal quartet, were headed for a major gig at the Fusel-Lounge at the Harrisburg Airport Hilton when their cherry red Mercury was broadsided by a bus full of Catholic schoolgirls. The gi…
 
When Teresa Barrett served on the Petaluma City Council for eleven years, she didn’t get much attention. Now that she’s Mayor, she hopes to use the recognition to accomplish her goals. Petaluma is the only city in Sonoma County that elects its mayor. Typically, the city council will select one of its members for the job. Next in our series of conve…
 
The Spirit of Us: A Musical History from Africa to Hip Hop Museums of Sonoma County Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm The Museum of Sonoma County is proud to present "The Spirit of Us," in honor of Black History Month. The program is produced and performed by Legacy Showcases, which presents enriching and educational productions in …
 
He was elected to the city council at 32. Four years later, he’s the mayor of Windsor, and one of the younger elected officials in Sonoma County. Next in our series of conversations with leaders in Sonoma County, Dominic Foppoli – mayor of Windsor - talks with KRCB news director Steve Mencher. This week, the Windsor City Council plans to continue d…
 
Rebuild Green Expo Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial Building Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Showcase for building affordable, sustainable and resilient communities Energy systems and storage Healthy interiors and finishes Construction methods and wall systems Heating and cooling Windows, roofing and walls Landscaping Water use and reus…
 
With the recent heavy rains, we look into how Sonoma County is working to improve its response to flooding and other weather emergencies. KRCB reporter Adia White spoke with the new chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, David Rabbitt. They talked about the county’s ongoing effort to recover from the October 2017 wildfires and prepare for…
 
Book Launch: Fagen, An African American Renegade in the Phillipine-American War By author Michael Morey Occidental Center for the Arts Friday, February 15th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Please join us for this literary event that includes selected readings by the author, Q & A and book sales/signing. About the book: In 1899, during an era of racial terror at ho…
 
David Rabbit is just over a month into his new role as Chairman of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. But this won’t be his first time leading the board, he also served as chairman in 2013 and 2014. This time around he’ll lead the county through its second year of recovery from the 2017 wildfires. KRCB reporter Adia White spoke with him about …
 
After Miss Julie Main Stage West February 14th – March 3rd, 2019 After Miss Julie transposes August Strindberg's 1888 play about sex and class to an English country house on the eve of Labour's historic landslide in 1945. "Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie is the rare re-imagining of a classic play that may actually improve upon the original." —New…
 
To see or not to see? That is the question. Anyone with even the slightest interest in theatre has probably seen a production or two of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet in their lifetime. Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s - if not the world’s - greatest play, it’s one-third ghost story, one-third dysfunctional family drama, and one-third revenge t…
 
The Mahabharata The dhyana Center Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Mahabharata is the world's longest and greatest epic. It is a repository for all Indian tales and knowledge. It is said that anything that can be found in the world is contained in the Mahabharata and what is not contained in that epic can be found nowhere. It is es…
 
Daniel Glover Cinnabar Theater Sunday, February 17th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm A master of intricate detail who produces truly magical sounds, Daniel Glover has performed in 42 states and 25 countries throughout Europe, Asia, North America, South America and the Caribbean. And now Mr. Glover faces the Cinnabar stage for the first time, to perform works by De…
 
Word By Word Listeners are due for a special treat treat today, for Gil Mansergh’s guest is the celebrated local legend Gaye LeBaron in a conversation about her new book entitled: The Wonder Seekers of Fountaingrove which she co-wrote with Bart Casey. This amazing—-but-true—tale of Sonoma County’s premier mystical sexual cult, Fountaingrove, is the…
 
“White Coat Wrinkle, An Insider's View of Medicine Today” Wednesdays at Hospice February Presentation For February, James De Vore, M.D., Family Medicine, will present “White Coat Wrinkle, An Insider's View of Medicine Today.” Join us for an irreverent look at doctors, the digital age of medicine and the threat to the doctor-patient relationship. We…
 
We’re getting some perspective on the severity of our recent rain storms You may have heard the term Atmospheric River, they are storms like the ones we saw earlier this year that dumped buckets of rain on the region. Now scientists can categorize the intensity of these storms as they do for hurricanes, on a scale of 1-5. KRCB reporter Adia White t…
 
Cinnabar’s 3rd Annual Broadway Bash Ellis Auditorium – SRJC Petaluma Campus Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 @ 6:00 pm The third annual Broadway Bash, Cinnabar Theater’s signature gala fundraiser, showcases the very best of Cinnabar: professional actors and singers together with the best and brightest from our Young Repertory. Artistic Director Elly L…
 
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