MarkMark “Mooka” Rennick, the owner of Prairie Sun Recording Studios, produced and performed on a benefit CD called “Out of the Fire.” The proceeds will go to replace the instruments musicians and music students lost in the fire.

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    August 31, 2019

    2019 KRCB FM 25th Anniversary Fall Fundraiser

    Join us in celebration of Country Music during the month of September! We have produced a Hank Williams Tribute in the form of a 2-CD, 29-song collection of Hank’s songs performed by some of the area’s finest musicians. The collection called The Songs of Hank Williams, will be available to radio…
  • Martin Zuniga Mural
    August 20, 2019

    Roseland Mural Welcomed into the Community

    Martín Zúñiga created a vibrant mural this summer with about a dozen young women from the Santa Rosa community. It's at Roseland Elementary: A Leadership Academy, and it represents the movement of the young people there toward education and giving back. We talk with the artist and Michelle Leisen,…
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    August 16, 2019

    Portraits of Unhoused Neighbors Emphasize Humanity

    The Second Annual Festival of Belonging returns to Santa Rosa on September 13th and 14th. With artful image and thought-provoking conversation, this year's Festival focuses on homelessness and how it affects the community as a whole. The Festival is a free community event – all are welcome. Events…
  • Woodstock
    August 15, 2019

    Schulz Museum Celebrates Woodstock Festival on its 50th Anniversary

    After their disastrous performance at Woodstock, the Grateful Dead almost dropped out of the music business entirely. Fifty years later, Drummer Mickey Hart now laughs at himself for thinking that moment would ruin his career. Hart spoke at the Schultz museum on August 3rd, along with his wife…
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    Aug 12, 2019

    Gravenstein Apple Fair

    The Gravenstein Apple Fair is held under the shade of majestic oaks every August in Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. Join NorCal Public Media for a…
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    Aug 08, 2019

    Bohemian Club Provides Talent for Monte Rio Variety Show

    The Monte Rio Variety show is an annual event put on by volunteers in the community. But the talent, most of which is kept under wraps until show…
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    Aug 07, 2019

    Residents Celebrate Agricultural Roots at Sonoma County Fair

    The theme of this year’s 83rd annual Sonoma County Fair is “Back to Our Roots in Cowboy Boots.” It's meant to celebrate the region's long history in…
  • 19 MKT Ask Francesco
    Jul 24, 2019

    Santa Rosa Symphony Performs Free Concert

    The Santa Rosa Symphony's new music director and conductor, Francesco Lecce-Chong, will lead his first full season beginning this fall. This is the…
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    Jul 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…
  • Jul 09, 2019

    Rivertown Revival

    Heritage, High-jinks and A HootenannyJuly 20th, 2019 - 11am to 8pm Friends of the Petaluma River bring you the 10th Annual Rivertown Revival! NorCal…
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    Jul 09, 2019

    'Hairspray': The Perfect Musical for this Moment

    It’s a time capsule of a time capsule, looking back to the 1988 John Waters film, the 2002 Tony-winning Broadway musical and the 2007 film starring…
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    Jul 03, 2019

    Book Tells Stories of Refugees Exiled 'Home' to Cambodia

    Exiled is author Katya Cengel’s recent book about Cambodian refugees in California. In the light of current refugee policies, it’s instructive to…
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    Jun 19, 2019

    KRCB Wins Three Awards from the Public Radio Journalists Association

    Sarah Bohannon and Steve Mencher accept the award for "Letter from Santa Rosa."NorCal Public Media won three national journalism awards for projects…
  • Martin
    Jun 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,…
  • Jun 07, 2019

    Word by Word Welcomes Murder Mystery Writer Cara Black

    Sunday at 4 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91.Word by Word listeners (and mystery writers) will enjoy the conversation (and pick up a few writing tips), during…
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    May 21, 2019

    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…

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  • Kids writing
    September 14, 2019

    Educators Use Poetry to Help Kids Talk About Trauma

    Kids at Schaefer Elementary write their poems. Credit: Margo Perin.The timeline for recovery after a disaster is different for everyone. Educators in Santa Rosa are noticing that many elementary students are just now beginning to process their trauma from the 2017 wildfires. KRCB’s Adia White tells…
  • Hopkins
    September 09, 2019

    Sonoma County Leaders Discuss Sexism in Politics During Panel

    Supervisor Lynda Hopkins is tired of being asked: “how can you do your job with kids.” She talked about why this question is problematic during a panel discussion about women in leadership at the Paradise Ridge Winery at the end of August. The panel was hosted by the non-profit California Human…
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    September 06, 2019

    Study Shows Climate Change Could Threaten Oyster Habitat

    Research from the University of California at Davis published last month shows that climate change could dramatically shrink oyster habitat. KRCB’s Adia White visited Hog Island Oyster Company on Tomales Bay to find out how this will affect local businesses. (Sorting oysters at ahead of the…
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    Sep 03, 2019

    Housing Insecurity Is Taking a Toll on Youth’s Health

    Miranda Hernandez and her mom, Adelina, stand inside their new home. Credit: Adia White Standing in the Fountaingrove neighborhood, you can see the…
  • 9 21 19 The Songs of Hank Williams 603x452
    Aug 31, 2019

    2019 KRCB FM 25th Anniversary Fall Fundraiser

    Join us in celebration of Country Music during the month of September! We have produced a Hank Williams Tribute in the form of a 2-CD, 29-song…
  • Cannabis grow
    Aug 29, 2019

    Three Years In, Legal Cannabis Still Causing Fights

    California voters approved the adult use of cannabis in 2016. But pot remains subject to a crazy quilt of local ordinances and rules. Supervisor…
  • Pepperwood preserve
    Aug 29, 2019

    Controlled Burns Could Help Prevent California's Megafires

    Over the past two years, California has been devastated by the worst wildfires in its history. As those fires continue to grow in frequency and…
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    Aug 27, 2019

    Rainer Navarro Becomes New Police Chief of Santa Rosa

    On August 1st, Captain Rainer Navarro started his new role as chief of the Santa Rosa Police Department. Navarro replaced former Chief Robert…
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    Aug 26, 2019

    Changes in Math Education Cause Anxiety Among Parents

    It’s August and kids in Sonoma County are back in school. But, as students seek help with their math homework, parents are often stumped. Math in the…
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    Aug 23, 2019

    October 2017 Wildfires are Affecting Crucial Health Programs

    The aftermath of the October 2017 wildfires will be felt in Sonoma County for years to come in ways you might not expect. This year, Sonoma County…
  • Detention Center protest
    Aug 21, 2019

    Protesters Urge Sonoma County to Divest from Private Prisons

    On July 23rd, protestors gathered to call on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Their demand? Begin a process that could lead the county to…
  • Martin Zuniga Mural
    Aug 20, 2019

    Roseland Mural Welcomed into the Community

    Martín Zúñiga created a vibrant mural this summer with about a dozen young women from the Santa Rosa community. It's at Roseland Elementary: A…
  • Mochila 2
    Aug 19, 2019

    Annual Mochilada Backpack Giveaway Kicks off the School Year

    Mochila is a Spanish word for backpack – and in Santa Rosa, the annual Mochilada is a giveaway of packs full of school supplies for kids as they…

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