Late summer is grape harvest season in Sonoma County, an extremely important time for Sonoma County’s billion dollar wine industry. Unfortunately, now, because of climate change, harvest coincides with California’s annual fire season.
 
That puts harvest workers, like Anabel Garcia, on the front lines. They have to endure long, hard days working in hazardous conditions and breathing smoky air. “You can feel it in your throat,” says Garcia. “And it’s harder to breathe.”
 
Although farm and agricultural workers, like Garcia, are protected by California’s strong labor laws, some don’t feel that enough is being done to protect these workers.
 
"If we value the wine, we should value the people who do the work to produce this wine,” says Max Bell Alper, Executive Director of North Bay Jobs With Justice.
 
Produced by Adam Grossberg and Chelsea Wood 

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June 24, 2022

The End of Roe: A PBS NewsHour Special Report

With today's announcement of the Supreme Court's decision on abortion, KRCB will air The End of Roe: A PBS NewsHour Special Report tonight, June 24, at 6:30 PM PT, immediately following PBS NewsHour at 5:30. This 30-minute program, hosted by Judy Woodruff, will look at the division on the court,…
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