Rob photoPolitical cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired from his job at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last year after being told to stop drawing unflattering cartoons of Donald Trump. His termination made national headlines and sparked debate about freedom of the press and political censorship. Roger’s book about the experience, titled “Enemy of the People,” comes out in July. KRCB reporter Adia White spoke with him about it at his book signing at the Charles Schulz Museum last week. 

(Image Right: Cartoonist Rob Rogers. Courtesy of the subject.)

(Image Left: Click for a slide show of Rogers' cartoons.)

 

Arts News

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    July 18, 2019

    Sonoma County Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

    Paying your library fines might not seem like a big deal. It usually adds up to spare change. But earlier this month, the Sonoma County Library decided to remove that burden from its patrons in the name of fairness. Rushing quietly into the Sonoma County Library, a mother heaves a bag filled with…
  • July 09, 2019

    Rivertown Revival

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    July 09, 2019

    'Hairspray': The Perfect Musical for this Moment

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  • exiled cover
    July 03, 2019

    Book Tells Stories of Refugees Exiled 'Home' to Cambodia

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    June 19, 2019

    KRCB Wins Three Awards from the Public Radio Journalists Association

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  • Martin
    June 11, 2019

    Stories from the Fire: Passion for Survival

    Martin Zuniga is a sculptor and painter. His home was surrounded by fire in October 2017. Through a mentorship and teaching project with youth, Zuniga created a mural project that reflects themes of endurance, survival, and endurance. Listen:
  • Jun 07, 2019

    Word by Word Welcomes Murder Mystery Writer Cara Black

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    Mormon Temple in Oakland Open to Public for Limited Time

    The iconic Mormon temple visible from Highway 13 in Oakland is open to the public for a limited time through early June. According to the website of…
  • Mark
    May 03, 2019

    Stories from the Fire: Out of the Fire

    Mark “Mooka” Rennick, the owner of Prairie Sun Recording Studios, produced and performed on a benefit CD called “Out of the Fire.” The proceeds will…
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    May 01, 2019

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Poet: 'I Love Petaluma'

    Forrest Gander is the winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He was born in California, has lived in Mexico, and taught at Brown University…
  • Eki
    Apr 24, 2019

    Stories from the Fire: Marching On

    Musician Eki Shola and her family narrowly escaped the North Bay Wildfires. Shola lost her home, instruments, and creative archive of music. She…
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    New Doc, Invisible Bars, Touts Family Ties for Prisoners

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  • Kimberly
    Apr 02, 2019

    Stories from the Fire: Preserving Memories

    New media artists Kimberly Koym-Murteira is preserving memories of the North Bay Wildfires through the unique medium of glass storage jars that…
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    Apr 01, 2019

    Sonoma County Pride 2019

    Sonoma County Pride is dedicated to enhancing the lives and well being of our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) community…
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    Mar 19, 2019

    Free Community Screenings

    Join us for a free screening of these important public television documentary programs. Meet staff members from NorCal Public Media at our…
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    Mar 08, 2019

    Musical from Broadway's Golden Age, Fiorello!, Is Up to Date

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    Greg Sarris: Author, Professor, Chairman of Local Tribe

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NorCal News

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    July 19, 2019

    Food for Thought to Close Forestville Store but Retain Focus

    A Sonoma County group that supplies food and services to those experiencing homelessness or suffering from severe illnesses has announced the closing of its gift shop in Sebastopol. Founded in 1988 as a response to the AIDS epidemic, nonprofit Food for Thought announced Wednesday that its shop will…
  • Library photo for website
    July 18, 2019

    Sonoma County Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

    Paying your library fines might not seem like a big deal. It usually adds up to spare change. But earlier this month, the Sonoma County Library decided to remove that burden from its patrons in the name of fairness. Rushing quietly into the Sonoma County Library, a mother heaves a bag filled with…
  • Brownie Mary
    July 18, 2019

    Museum of Sonoma County Opens Exhibition on History of Cannabis

    The Museum of Sonoma County opened a new exhibition in June. It’s called Grass Roots: Cannabis from Prohibition to Prescription. KRCB’s Adia White talked with Eric Stanley, the museum’s curator of history, about why the story of cannabis is important to share now. (Image: Mary Jane Rathbun,…
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    California HOPE Crisis Counseling Ends

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    'Hairspray': The Perfect Musical for this Moment

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    Jul 03, 2019

    Book Tells Stories of Refugees Exiled 'Home' to Cambodia

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  • Supervisor David Rabbitt at his desk
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    Experts Showcase Fire Resistant Building Materials

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