CTB CableCar2NorCal Public Media's news intitiative Connect the Bay is your connection to the issues that drive life around the Bay Area. Watch Connect the Bay videos every day on KRCB TV and KPJK TV dealing with issues such as housing, jobs, homelessness, voting, transportation, climate change and the related "New Normal" of year-round fire seasons and prospective disasters from earthquakes to floods.
How do we work together to build a more resilient, more equitable region that has room for all? How can we reduce the disparities of income and opportunity that grow worse each year?
We want you to be a part of the conversation. You can call and email us with your thoughts, as well as use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with us.

Connect the Bay

  • Conv women Gore Robinson
    August 29, 2019

    Local Women Explore Leadership and Gender

    On Friday, August 16, a group of California leaders sat down for a conversation at the Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa. The panel was presented by California Human Development, a nonprofit based in Santa Rosa. The participants were: Barbie Robinson, Sonoma County's Dept. of Health Services…
  • DiscussionPlate
    July 05, 2019

    Community Discussion: Gentrification & Displacement

    NorCal Public Media and our partners San Jose Spotlight and CreaTV hosted a viewing party of the June 30, 2019, live program Connect the Bay. After watching the program, citizens of San Jose in attendance shared their thoughts and asked questions of a panel policy advocates, including: Hanson Hom,…
  • construction dc
    June 27, 2019

    View Documentary on Gentrification in the Nation's Capital

    Washington, D.C. was long known as "Chocolate City." Actually, it's one of many urban centers that adopted that nickname, where African American residents developed a unique sense of place and ownership. For decades, that story has been changing. Watch "Chocolate City" from film-makers Sam Wild and…

On Television

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    March 16, 2020

    A Fine Line: A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen

    Monday, March 30 at 8 pm on KPJK, independent public television. A Fine Line explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women when traditionally women have always held the central role in the kitchen. Hearing candid insights from world renowned chefs, including Lidia…
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    March 16, 2020

    NOVA: Polar Extremes

    Monday, March 30 at 8 pm on KRCB, PBS member station. Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places – beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic – uncover the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-thick ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life.
  • shakespeare and hathaway 603x452
    Mar 15, 2020

    Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators

    Sunday, March 29 at 9 pm on KPJK, independent public television. A bit down on his luck, private investigator Frank Hathaway takes on ex-hairdresser…
  • turandot 603x452
    Mar 15, 2020

    Great Performances at the Met: Turandot

    Sunday, March 29 at 8 pm on KRCB, PBS member station. Enjoy Puccini's famed final opera with this epic fairytale production set in China from Franco…
  • nova mysteriesofsleep 603x452
    Mar 09, 2020

    NOVA: Mysteries of Sleep

    Monday, March 23 at 8 pm on KRCB, PBS member station. From fruit flies to whales, virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend…
  • singular 603x452
    Mar 09, 2020


    Monday, March 23 at 8 pm on KPJK, independent public television. This documentary tells the story of Cécile McLorin Salvant, a talented jazz singer…
  • janetking 603x452
    Mar 07, 2020

    Janet King, Season 1, Episode 1

    Saturday, March 21 at 9 pm on KPJK, independent public television. After returning from maternity leave, Janet King is assigned to prosecute a case…
  • delicious 603x452
    Mar 04, 2020


    Wednesday, March 18 at 9 pm on KPJK, independent public television. When Cornish chef Gina discovers her ex-husband's secret life, her world turns…

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