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MUSIC NEWS: Chris Pierce chats with Brian during Morning Music (Aired: March 1, 2023)

Chris Pierce could be dubbed a modern troubadour. While considering himself a folksinger, he also writes and plays with blues and rock sensibilities. A native of Southern California, he has been able to have his music placed in television and movies. To top it all off he makes wine! He spoke with Brian about all this and more. Have a listen.

MUSIC NEWS: David Washburn and Michele Luna talk with Doug about their new documentary film "Marguerite" (Aired: February 27, 2023)

Filmmaker David Washburn and Film Producer Michele Luna talked to Doug about the tremendous new documentary that they made, Marguerite Wildenhain: The Art and Nature of Pond Farm. The world premiere is at the Rialto Cinemas in Sebastopol on Thursday, March 2, at 6:00pm. The documentary will also air on KRCB TV Monday, March 13 at 9:00pm, and KPJK TV, Sunday, March 19th at 7:00pm.

MUSIC NEWS: Misner & Smith join Brian for Morning Music (Aired: February 15, 2023)

Sam Misner and Megan Smith have been performing their original tunes and beautiful harmonies in the North Bay for many years. In fact, Sam grew up in Sonoma County. They recently returned to Studio A to sing and chat with Brian, their first visit since the pandemic. They are recording a new album and previewed a couple of the songs that will be included.
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Acclaimed guitarist Jeff Beck dies at 78

Jeff Beck, one the most acclaimed guitarists in rock and roll history, died Tuesday after contracting bacterial meningitis, according to his family. He was 78 years old.

Rapper Young Thug's RICO trial begins

Jeffery Lamar Williams, professionally known as Young Thug, is set to go to trial on Monday. The 31-year-old Atlanta rapper, along with fellow rapper Sergio Kitchens, known professionally as

MUSIC NEWS: Gary Weiner and Larry Heiman join Doug for Midday Music (Aired: December 5, 2022)

Folk-singers Gary Weiner and Larry Heiman joined Doug in Studio A to discuss the early days of Sonoma County's music scene. They performed a couple songs LIVE, and even broke out an old KVRE vinyl record to play. "Gary Weiner and Larry Heiman – 50 years of Friends and Folk." Together, they celebrate their decades-long friendship, and Larry’s tribute to his late wife, Michaela. It’s a musical family reunion with Folk/Americana songs at The Lost Church in Santa Rosa. This Saturday. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Shakira will face a tax-fraud trial in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain — A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud. Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of

Pianist Chad Lawson seeks to heal in new album

Can music improve mental health? Pianist and composer Chad Lawson thinks so. His new double album, breathe, released Friday to coincide with National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.

MUSIC NEWS: Julian Lage dials up Brian's Morning Music show (Aired: September 20, 2022)

Julian Lage is an internationally recognized jazz guitarist. Born In Santa Rosa, Julian first became known through a short documentary when he was just 8 years old. He performed at the Grammy awards when he was 12. He has taught at Stanford and the New England Conservatory of Music, and has blossomed as a performer. Lage brings his tour to Geyserville this Sunday in support of his new album View with a Room, produced by his wife Margaret Glaspy (also a northern California native). Julian spent some time with Brian discussing all sorts of things…
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thumbnail FirstNews logoA weekday early morning podcast that offers a first look at the top local news stories and weather forecast you need to start your day.

Sonoma County news stories featuring the latest in breaking news, county government, elections, environment, cultural happenings, and updates on your communities, from Petaluma to Cloverdale, and from Sonoma to Bodega Bay, and everyplace in between.

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Postcards from Sonoma County...
        ... What people are talking about in YOUR neighborhood.
Each week, we report news from all over Sonoma County through a weekly check-in, or "postcard," of what people are talking about in their area. Not always "news," but still worthy of a mention. It's our way to give voice to communities that may not make it into the everyday news cycle.
We play these in a random rotation throughout the week. Each postcard airs from Sunday morning at midnight through Saturday at 11:59:59 pm.
The Sonoma County ArtBeat
                                      With Satri Pencak
Satri picSatri Pencak is an independent art curator with an M.A. in Art History. She writes about the visual arts for her website,, her Facebook Blog, and other publications.
Satri loves knowing what’s going on in the art world and sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with others.
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               Stories from and about Sonoma County Farm Trails members.
Celebrating farms forever in Sonoma County.
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Clark Wolf publicitySavoring Sonoma: The Hour is about the many beautiful, delicious, significant, and memorable elements of Sonoma County that not only enrich our lives and our community, but the world in general.
You'll hear conversations about what's importantly delicious in Sonoma County, with folks you'll be glad you met.
Host Clark Wolf is a nationally recognized, James Beard Award-winning food and restaurant consultant, author, and columnist who now lives in what he calls “the Eden of All the Earth," in a 100-year-old logger’s cabin in the Redwoods of Sonoma County.
Hear Savoring Sonoma: The Hour every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 6 pm on KRCB 104.9 FM. Streaming live at Download our free mobile app.
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KRCB is proud to partner with Jack Hines … environmental advocate and soundscape ecologist, to present the sounds of nature in the North Bay … listen for Chinook salmon swimming to spawn, birds at dawn at Ledson Marsh, and Pacific Tree Frogs. These soundscapes are created to make you stop and listen … and start your own conversations. 

Ear to the Wild soundscapes are created to put you in a calm centered space, a quiet sanctuary that helps melt away stress. Soundscapes are a quiet world, a natural resource, the stillness of the mind.image003Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2023.
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All Ear to the Wild recordings are captured with professional recording equipment. Recording sites and microphone placement are carefully selected to provide the listener with a rich auditory perspective.
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