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Fire Recovery Reporting

Fire Recovery Reporting

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Since the October 2017 North Bay Fires, Northern California Public Media has been reporting on the recovery of the community. From housing challenges to mental health and self expression, this video excerpts 13 different selected reports to give an o...

Los Olvidados (The Forgotten)

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On the night of the October wildfires, many Spanish speakers in our community were left to make life or death decisions with little to no information in their language. "Los Olvidados" tells the story of how our public institutions largely forgot abo...
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From the Fire

From the Fire

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Northern California Public Media News Director Steve Mencher and Museum of Sonoma County Director Jeff Nathanson visit three local artists whose work is featured in the museum's exhibition, "From the Fire: A Community Reflects and Rebuilds."

Out of the Fire

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Musicians Eki Shola and Allen Sudduth lost their homes in the Sonoma County fires. They are among a group of local musicians who are raising money to replace instruments lost in the fires with a special album recorded at Prairie Sun Studios in Cotati...
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The New Normal: Visions of Healing

The New Normal: Visions of Healing

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This special looks at our community one year after the October fires that killed 44 and obliterated neighborhoods in Santa Rosa and the surrounding towns. We visit musicians, poets and visual artists who are trying to represent the calamity in ways t...
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Living with Fire Symposium - Speaker: ALEXANDRA SYPHARD

Living with Fire Symposium - Speaker: ALEXANDRA SYPHARD

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Alexandra Syphard is a research ecologist who investigates landscape change that results from the interplay between human and natural disturbances, especially wildfire, urban development, and climate change.
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Living With Fire Symposium- DISCUSSION: Panel 1

Living With Fire Symposium- DISCUSSION: Panel 1

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Alexandra Syphard, David Ackerly, and Leroy Westerling answer questions from the audience during the discussion portion of the ‘Living With Fire’ Symposium at Sonoma State University.
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Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: LISA MICHELI

Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: LISA MICHELI

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Lisa Micheli discusses Pepperwood and the research being conducted by the organization at the ‘Living With Fire’ Symposium at Sonoma State University. Micheli speaks about partnerships in Sonoma County and the results of their work.
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Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: LEROY WESTERLING

Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: LEROY WESTERLING

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Leroy Westerling discusses how different ecosystems respond to wild fire at the ‘Living With Fire’ Symposium at Sonoma State University. Westerling talks about his research of California’s Central and North Coast Ranges.

Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: CAERLEON SAFFORD

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Caerleon Safford discusses pathways to a fire adapted future at the ‘Living With Fire’ Symposium at Sonoma State University. Safford focuses on the role of fire safe councils and Firewise communities.
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Living With Fire Symposium- DISCUSSION: Panel 3

Living With Fire Symposium- DISCUSSION: Panel 3

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Caerleon Safford, Ben Nicholls, and Yana Valachovic answer questions from the audience during the discussion portion of the ‘Living With Fire’ Symposium at Sonoma State University.
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Living With Fire Symposium- DISCUSSION: Panel 2

Living With Fire Symposium- DISCUSSION: Panel 2

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Sarah McCaffrey, Lisa Micheli, Jeff Kane, and Will Harling answer questions from the audience during the discussion portion of the ‘Living With Fire’ Symposium at Sonoma State University.
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Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: BEN NICHOLLS

Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: BEN NICHOLLS

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CAL Fire Division Chief Ben Nicholls discusses defensible space at the ‘Living With Fire’ Symposium at Sonoma State University. Nicholls explains how to control ignition near a home.
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Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: WILL HARLING

Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: WILL HARLING

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Will Harling discusses the public’s relationship with fire at the ‘Living With Fire’ Symposium at Sonoma State University. Harling looks at how to embrace fire as a resource in the future.
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Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: YANA VALACHOVIC

Living With Fire Symposium- Speaker: YANA VALACHOVIC

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Yana Valachovic discusses home design and retrofitting techniques for wild fire defense at the ‘Living With Fire’ Symposium at Sonoma State University. Valachovic highlights different methods to best prepare a home.
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Where Will They Go? Homelessness in Santa Rosa

Where Will They Go? Homelessness in Santa Rosa

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Camp Michela/Last Chance Camp is a homeless encampment in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa. After the North Bay Fires, many people found themselves without any place to stay. The homeless population in the area has grown steadily. Municipal and County...
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The New Normal Rebuilding Homes and Lives

The New Normal Rebuilding Homes and Lives

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On this edition of The New Normal: Rebuilding Homes and Lives , we’ll find out how October’s wildfires made our tight housing market even more precarious, especially for the area’s most vulnerable residents. As the community rebuilds, we put the spot...
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Shelter from the Storm

Shelter from the Storm

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Habitat for Humanity plans to construct “Sonoma Cottages” to help alleviate the North Bay’s housing shortage following last October’s devastating fires. Watch this KRCB video to learn more. (Producer-Director: Joshua Dylan Mellars) - Fire Footage Cou...
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Newsmaker Conversation: Wilder than Wild

Newsmaker Conversation: Wilder than Wild

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Director Kevin White and Writer/Producer Stephen Most created the film "Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forest and the Future." The film examines how we rely on the forests for many ecological services, yet they are at risk for catastrophic wildfires due to...
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The New Normal: What's Now? What's Next?

The New Normal: What's Now? What's Next?

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This program features a look at the first steps in the North Bay's rebuilding and recovery process after the North Bay Wildfires. KRCB News Director, Steve Mencher, speaks with representatives of the UnDocuFund, we explore the poignant story of a fam...
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Steve Mencher Speaks with Karissa Kruse

Steve Mencher Speaks with Karissa Kruse

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KRCB News Director Steve Mencher speaks with Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers. Karissa talks about what damage wineries have experienced due to the fires, what the wine industry is doing to ensure worker safety, and the fund the...
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Steve Mencher Speaks with Ana Lugo

Steve Mencher Speaks with Ana Lugo

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KRCB News Director Steve Mencher speaks with Ana Lugo, President of the North Bay Organizing Project. Ana talks about the difficulties undocumented community members face in the aftermath of the fires, and about UndocuFund, a fund created specificall...

North Bay Fire: A Community Unites

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This program brings us stories from the inferno, from those families fleeing the fire with their precious pets, to updates on the ongoing repopulation. We talk with Karissa Kruse, president of Sonoma County Winegrowers about the fire's effect on her...

Northern California Fire Animal Rescue Center

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When escaping the flames of the Northern California Fire, farm animals and pets have special needs. Sonoma County has created a safe place for animal refugees. Meet the owners of horses from the Sonoma Valley seeking refuge, and people who escaped Sa...

Escaping the Sonoma County Fire on the Coast

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Doran Beach, Sonoma County - People are finding refuge on the Sonoma Coast from the Northern California wildfires. The Sonoma County Regional Parks worked closely with volunteers from Bodega Bay to help those fleeing the fires.

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