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District Firm in Teacher Negotiations – September 20, 2019

School is in full swing. Meanwhile, the West Sonoma County Teachers Association is currently in negotiations with the West County Union High School District over salaries and benefits. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher talked with Paul Nicholas Boylan, special legal counsel for the district, about the state of negotiations and the district’s current offer. You’ll […]


Teachers Union in Fight for Its Life – September 19, 2019

Kids are back in school now. But in at least one district, the teachers’ union is still battling over salaries and benefits, as administrators offer what amounts to a pay cut. The school year is fully underway, but the West Sonoma County Teachers Association is still in negotiations with the West County Union High School […]


School Administrators Work to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism After Wildfires – September 18, 2019

Studies show that dropping out of high school can shorten your life expectancy. Disruptions to daily life caused by recent wildfires have made getting to school harder. On the North Bay Report, find out how far some school administrators will go to keep kids in the classroom. Following a disaster, students tend to miss more […]


Counselors at Paradise Elementary Work to Support Students Through Loss – September 17, 2019

Counselors at Paradise Elementary worked with students with high rates of trauma before the Camp Fire happened. Now, they are trying to find ways to help already struggling students cope with the loss of their town. Ten months after the Camp Fire, Counselors at Paradise Unified School District are working with kids who are experiencing […]


Educators Use Poetry to Help Kids Talk About Trauma – September 13, 2019

How can art help heal trauma? We talk to a class of third graders to find out. 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 us […]


Conversations with Women Leaders at NASA’s Ames Research Center – September 12, 2019

At the end of August, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted a forum in Mountain View to celebrate women leaders. In this excerpt from the event, Wendy Okolo, a NASA Aerospace Engineering Researcher and Hannah Gordon, a former journalist and now the Chief Administrative Officer of the San Francisco 49ers share lessons they’ve had to […]


Sonoma County Leaders Discuss Challenging the Status Quo – September 11, 2019

How progressive is Sonoma County? Barbie Robinson, Director of the Department of Health Services, shares her opinion during a panel discussion. The local non-profit, California Human Development held a panel discussion with North Bay Women leaders last month. In this excerpt from the panel, Barbie Robinson, the Director of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, […]


Sonoma County Leaders Discuss Sexism in Politics During Panel – September 10, 2019

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 Development and moderated by […]


Study Shows Climate Change Could Decimate Oyster Habitat – September 6, 2019

California oyster growers are looking for ways to protect the industry from climate change. Research from the University of California at Davis published last month shows that climate change is especially bad news…if you like to eat oysters. KRCB’s Adia White visited Hog Island Oyster Company on Tomales Bay to find out why. To learn […]


The Terrorists Hunter Reveal TV Preview – August 5, 2019

Director Ann Shin started out wanting to make a documentary about female spies. But the film she ended up making, wasn’t what she expected. This Saturday on KRCB TV 22, we’re premiering Reveal TV, from The Center for Investigative Reporting. The first documentary, “The Terrorist Hunter,” tells the story of Rita Katz, who co-founded her […]


A Local Response to President Trump’s Claim of Jewish Disloyalty – September 4, 2019

When President Donald Trump said that Jews who don’t support him were “disloyal,” alarm bells went off in Jewish communities throughout the U.S. To some, this brought up the shadow of anti-Semitism. The supposed dual loyalty of Jews has long been used as a weapon against them. One local spiritual leader, Reb. Irwin Keller, responded […]


Housing Insecurity Related to the Tubb’s Fire is Taking a Toll on Youth’s Health – September 3, 2019

In the aftermath of the Tubbs fire, thousands in Sonoma County remain at risk of homelessness. KRCB’s Adia White looks into how housing insecurity is affecting the health of youth in the North Bay. This story was supported by a grant from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. To learn more about the impacts […]


California Exploring Use of Controlled Burns to Prevent Bigger Fires – August 30, 2019

As California continues to suffer from devastating wildfires, the state is looking to an ancient method of prevention. 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 intensity, the state has begun to fight fire with fire. Felicity Barringer, […]


Three Years In, Legal Cannabis Still Causing Fights – August 29, 2019

When pot was used in secret, the pungent smoke was often a giveaway. Today, the odor is an issue again. This time, it’s the skunky smell of growing cannabis. California voters approved adult use of cannabis in 2016. But pot remains subject to a crazy quilt of local ordinances and rules. Supervisor Lynda Hopkins likens […]


Rainer Navarro Becomes New Police Chief of Santa Rosa – August 28, 2019

After 27 years working as a beat cop, detective and commander at the Santa Rosa Police Department, Rainer Navarro became the new police chief of Santa Rosa. He is the first Latino police chief of the department. KRCB’s Adia White asks Navarro what’s different about him. Navarro says his priority is community policing. He also […]


Changes in Math Education Cause Anxiety Among Parents – August 27, 2019

Changes in how math is taught can prove challenging for parents trying to help their kids with homework. 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 […]


Sonoma County Teen Parents are at Risk of Losing a Crucial Social Service – August 23, 2019

Teen parents in Sonoma County may soon be on their own, after a program dedicated to helping them raise their kids lost most of its funding. The aftermath of the October 2017 wildfires will be felt in Sonoma County for years to come, but in ways you might not expect. This year, the County lost […]


Protestors Urge Sonoma County to Divest from Wells Fargo and Bank of the West – August 22, 2019

Wells Fargo and Bank of the West have been investing in Core Civic and GEO Group, the two main private prison companies running detention centers on the border. Sonoma County currently has investments in these two major banks. On July 23rd, protestors gathered to call on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Their demand? Begin […]


Roseland Mural Full of Color, Heart – August 21, 2019

Unless you have kids at Roseland Elementary, you might not see the gorgeous new mural on a wall there. We talk with the artist who created and led the project. Friday, at Roseland Elementary: A Leadership Academy, students were celebrating a new work of art. News Director Steve Mencher came for the fun. To see […]


Families Celebrate the Start of the School Year at the Annual Mochilada Backpack Giveaway – August 20, 2019

Roseland families celebrated the start of the school year with an annual backpack and school supply give away. But the atmosphere at this year’s event was heavier than usual. 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 […]