KRCB North Bay Public Media explores the importance of arts education in in K-12 education, with a community grant from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. View the videos on this page to learn more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Arts News

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    January 07, 2020

    Anniversary Gives Rialto Cinemas Founder Chance to Reflect

    Ky Boyd opened his first Rialto movie theater 20 years ago in Sonoma County. Today, there are three Bay Area Rialtos, including one in Sebastopol. At those theaters, live and taped opera, ballet, and drama mix with Hollywood blockbusters and art house flicks. Boyd came by the station recently to…
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    January 01, 2020

    Educators Release Plan For Expanding Arts Education

    Nearly 80 percent of Sonoma County high schools do not offer comprehensive, arts education. That’s according to an analysis by the local non-profit, Creative Sonoma. Creative Sonoma released what it calls an “arts education framework for 2020” in early December. KRCB’s Adia White tells us what that…
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    December 30, 2019

    Santa Rosa Symphony, SSU Chorus Shine in Mozart Requiem

    On Sunday, January 5 at 3 pm join KRCB and host Steve Mencher for a broadcast of the Santa Rosa Symphony performing Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K.626. This is Mozart's final work; it was unfinished at his death. In the past, orchestras have used a version of the piece completed by Mozart's pupil…
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    December 24, 2019

    Author Ibram X. Kendi Says "Not Racist" is Not Enough

    Ibram X. Kendi, won the National Book Award in 2016 for Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He spoke at the Sonoma County Library earlier this month about his latest book How to Be an Antiracist. It goes beyond the first book to offer prescriptions for…
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    December 02, 2019

    Béla Fleck Wows Santa Rosa in Fire-Shortened Concert

    Banjo master Béla Fleck came to town as hundreds of thousands in Sonoma County returned to their homes on the heels of the Kincade fire. Due to limited rehearsal time, the orchestra played only one of the four movements of Aaron Copland's Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo. But Fleck played every note…
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    November 15, 2019

    Journalist Lowell Bergman Shares Tales of a Storied Career

    In the film The Insider, Al Pacino plays crusading journalist Lowell Bergman, as he takes on the tobacco industry and his bosses at the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes. This fall, Bergman sat before a live audience in Healdsburg and recounted stories of his career, both before and after that notable…
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    Nov 14, 2019

    This 'Gypsy' May Change Your View of Who The Show Is About

    I don't have a lot of notes from my experience sitting in the dark on Gypsy's opening night. One says simply "Bernadette Peters." I had been trying…
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    Oct 25, 2019

    Beethoven and Strauss Featured in Opening Concert

    (Editor's Note: We are pleased to announce that the broadcast of the first classical concert from the Santa Rosa Symphony, which few people were able…
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    Oct 15, 2019

    Alcatraz Takeover - 50 Year Anniversary

    This fall, members of tribes from up and down the West Coast and as far away as Hawaii paddled out to Alcatraz in canoes to commemorate the takeover…
  • Martin Zuniga Mural
    Sep 18, 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…
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    Sep 03, 2019

    Local Jewish Leader Questions Trump's 'Disloyalty' Claim

    In late August, President Donald Trump said this to American Jews: “If you want to vote Democrat, you are being very disloyal to Jewish people and…
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    Aug 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…
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    Aug 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…
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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…
  • Library photo for website
    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…

Education News

  • Teacher diversity 6 copy fabian flores
    December 24, 2019

    Schools Can Hire Teachers of Color, but Will They Stay?

    The number of teachers of color in California isn’t keeping pace with the number of black and brown students in our classrooms. One problem is that too many of these teachers leave the profession. As part of our California Dream collaboration, KQED’s Vanessa Rancaño takes us to meet a group of men…
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    December 23, 2019

    Diversifying the Ranks of Teachers. Race and Gender Matter

    Fewer than 10% of California’s teachers are men of color. And that’s a problem, because they could play a significant role in helping to close the achievement gap for black and brown boys. As part of the California Dream collaboration, KQED’s Vanessa Rancaño reports. [Photo: Darryl McKellar has…
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    August 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 modern age is taught differently, and that makes it harder for adults to help. NPR “Math Guy” Keith Devlin shares his thoughts on this dilemma with…
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    August 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 start the new school year. Although families were excited to celebrate the end of summer vacation, they were also anxious over immigration raids and the…
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    April 19, 2019

    Alegría De La Cruz, Newest Schools Trustee, Aims at Equity

    The newest trustee on the Santa Rosa City Schools Board, Alegría De La Cruz, was chosen April 10 by the board to fill out the term of Evelyn Anderson, who resigned to take the job of interim co-principal at the French-American Charter School. In a freewheeling conversation, De La Cruz, the chief…
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    December 12, 2018

    Sexual Assault Prevention Educator Opposes Title IX Changes

    Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX transformed college sports starting in the 1970s. More recently, student victims of sexual harassment and assault have used Title IX to make sure their stories…
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    Dec 10, 2018

    Immigration Tied to Benefits? County Schools Head Says No

    Sonoma County's Superintendent of Schools, Steven Herrington, released a strongly-worded letter today, objecting to a government plan to restrict…
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    Sep 18, 2018

    Sebastopol Peace Wall Adds Ellsberg, Huerta, and Two Locals

    On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a crowd of about 200 people gathered in Sebastopol’s town plaza to honor men and women who have worked nonviolently…
  • Brianna Chavez
    Aug 20, 2018

    Low-Income Students Face Food Insecurity During Summer Break

    This year, our news team won three awards from the Public Media Journalists Association. Our series on Roseland health, produced in partnership with…
  • Jul 30, 2018

    Sonoma County Launches New Mini-Grants for Educational Innovation

    Do you have a great idea that could improve education in Sonoma County? A new fund will provide grants up to $2,500 "to kick-start efforts to make a…
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    Jul 29, 2018

    Implementing the FAIR Education Act

    A recent state law requires history, as taught in public K-12 schools, to incorporate the roles of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual,…
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    Jul 28, 2018

    SRJC Fire Relief Fund Provides Assistance to its Students and Staff

    The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Foundation has created a fire relief fund offering qualified recipients a check of up to $500.All students,…
  • activity art art class 730807
    Jul 28, 2018

    Arts Education Survey Highlights Disparities

    Just about everyone involved agrees that arts education is important and valuable. But new survey data reveals that it is far from uniformly…
  • May 28, 2017

    Arts Education Survey Highlights Disparities

    Just about everyone involved agrees that arts education is important and valuable. But new survey data reveals that it is far from uniformly…
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    Apr 27, 2017

    Water Wise Education

    The Water Wise Education Program utilizes a multifaceted approach to help students learn the value of water as an important natural resource. These…
  • Apr 26, 2017

    Water Education Program

    The Sonoma County Water Agency’s Water Education Program reaches thousands of students every year with lessons and materials on water conservation…
  • Apr 26, 2017

    Water Wise Education Materials

    Materials are only available to teachers that fall within our service area in Sonoma and Northern Marin counties, as these water providers fund the…
  • Apr 26, 2017

    Download Water Education Activities

    Here you’ll find some teacher favorite activities relating to water and the environment. They are specified by grade level and can be used in a…

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