Valley Water Board Chair Tony Estremera proclaims: "In Silicon Valley, we believe in science!" Based on this, authorities have made a bold plan for the near future: to reclaim wastewater, purify it, and inject it into underground aquifers. At the Water Purification Plant we tour the large demonstrat...
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Growing Food During a Drought
Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg, CA is located right next to the Russian River, and during this drought period, their water was shut off to maintain water levels and the health of the river. So how do you farm without access to water? Front Porch had to adapt quickly to these new conditions, change t...
Like the rest of the Bay Area, Santa Clara County is facing a serious lack of water this year. Valley Water is the agency tasked with providing this valuable resource to everyone. We hear from Deputy Officer of Operations Gregory Williams about the seriousness of the situation and the importance of...
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Drought & Cattle Ranching
Carissa Koopmann Rivers, a fifth generation cattle rancher, runs her operation, Rivers Red Angus, at Curry Canyon Ranch in the hills of Mount Diablo in collaboration with a conservation organization – Save Mount Diablo. Her Red Angus cattle graze on the landscape’s grasses and forage, which abates f...
Carissa Koopmann Rivers, a fifth generation cattle rancher, runs her operation, Rivers Red Angus, at Curry Canyon Ranch in the hills of Mount Diablo in collaboration with a conservation organization – Save Mount Diablo. Her Red Angus cattle graze on the landscape’s grasses and forage, which abates f...
Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg, CA is located right next to the Russian River, and during this drought period, their water was shut off to maintain water levels and the health of the river. So how do you farm without access to water? Front Porch had to adapt quickly to these new conditions, change t...

Underage Vaping Epidemic

November 21, 2019

Vaping: What You Don't Know Can Kill You

Welcome to our hour-long special on underage vaping, “What You Don’t Know Can Kill You.” This program is supported by Sonoma County's Office of Health Services. We also worked closely with Sonoma West Publishers, and publisher Rollie Atkinson on the program. You can listen to the entire hour just…
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SR Symphony on the Air

April 21, 2020

Santa Rosa Symphony, Passion and Power in 2018 Debut

As we shelter in place, enjoy a musical treat from the Santa Rosa Symphony archives. Join us for this special broadcast Sunday, April 26 at 3 pm. By special arrangement with the orchestra, we were able to stream this concert throughout the month of May. We're no longer able to present it on the…
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March 11, 2020

New Symphony, Rach 3 and Happy Birthday Beethoven

[Editor's Note: The Santa Rosa Symphony concerts at Green Music Center scheduled for March 21 through 23 have been postponed. More details here.] On Sunday, March 15 at 3 pm, KRCB FM Radio 91 broadcast the most recent concert from the Santa Rosa Symphony. The February concert begins with a birthday…
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January 31, 2020

Simone Porter Thrills Audience in Sibelius Violin Concerto - Sunday at 3pm

On the program recorded the weekend of January 11 through 13, we’ll be hearing a work written in 2013 by Missy Mazzoli called Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres). Missy Mazzoli is in her second season as composer in residence at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. We’ll also hear the Symphony Number Two by…
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 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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October 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 to hear because of damage to our transmitter during the first days of the Kincade Fire, has been rescheduled to 3:00 pm Sunday, December 22. This is…
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Fire Recovery & Youth Health

September 17, 2019

Trauma Threatens To Impact School Attendance In Paradise

Driving to Paradise, you will pass a memorial for the more than 80 people who died in the Camp Fire. The crosses sit on a small knoll off Skyway, the four-lane road between Paradise and Chico. Almost everyone in town used this road to evacuate last November. The students in Paradise Unified School…
September 16, 2019

Paradise School Counselors Address High Rates of PTSD Among Students

Clinical social worker Laura Besser points to a mural outside the administration office at the new Paradise Elementary School. The students were relocated to this campus, which used to be the middle school, after their elementary school burned down in the Camp Fire. In the center of the mural is…
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September 14, 2019

Educators Use Poetry to Help Kids Talk About Trauma

Kids at Schaefer Elementary write their poems. Credit: Margo Perin. Third-grade teacher, Tracy Henry, points to an American flag hanging in her classroom at Schaefer Elementary. The flag is melted along the edges, it shows just how hot the classroom got when the Tubbs fire swept through Santa Rosa…
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September 13, 2019

Fire Recovery & Youth Health

The California Army National Guard clears debris in Paradise, California. Credit: U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Crystal Housman)On the night of October 8, 2017, the Tubbs, Nuns and Pocket fires swept through Northern California, destroying more than three thousand homes, leveling…
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September 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 scar of the Tubbs fire stretch across the hillside. Two years later, the trees are still charred and the sounds of reconstruction are constant. Among…
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August 23, 2019

October 2017 Wildfires Are Affecting Crucial Health Programs

Image: Ashley Vejar and son Angel. Photo courtesy of the subject. Kemberly Mahiri shows me one of the hundreds of thank you cards she and other counselors for Sonoma County's Teen Parent Program have received. “It just chokes me up every single time,” Mahiri tells me. The program currently has a…
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