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Meals on Wheels Offers Free Food Delivery to Qualifying Seniors (Aired: March 19, 2020)

While shelter in place orders do not apply to going to the grocery store, you may still be concerned about leaving your home. The Sonoma County Council on Aging offers a number of resources available to seniors during this time, including their meals on wheels fresh food delivery service. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with Marianne […]


Sonoma County Addresses Community Spread of COVID-19 (Aired: March 17, 2020)

Six Bay Area counties ordered residents to shelter in place on Monday, as the Novel Coronavirus continues to spread. Sonoma County is not among them as of yet. Over the weekend, Sonoma County announced that two residents were diagnosed with Novel Coronavirus without having traveled abroad. That brings the total number of cases to 6 […]


San Jose Attempts to Protect Low Wage Workers by Boosting Sick Leave (Aired: March 16, 2020)

During this coronavirus crisis, low wage workers are most at risk of losing their economic footing when they become sick. Residents of Six Bay Area counties — San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa and Alameda — have been ordered to shelter in place for the next three weeks. Low wage workers in […]


Demonstrators Demand More Protections for North Bay Undocumented Immigrants (Aired: March 13, 2020)

Activists are demanding Sonoma County provide more protections for undocumented immigrants, especially during local emergencies like the novel coronavirus outbreak. Santa Rosa immigrant rights activists rallied outside of the County Courthouse late last month in a demonstration against recent arrests of undocumented immigrants. KRCB’s Adia White attended the demonstration and has this report. You can […]


Santa Rosa Symphony Begins Commissioning Project with Matt Browne’s Symphony No.1 (Aired: March 12, 2020)

If you need a break from worrying about novel coronavirus and the stock market, join us on Sunday afternoon for an extraordinary program. The Santa Rosa Symphony has begun a unique project with its neighbor to the north, the Eugene Symphony. Beginning this year, both groups are presenting a series of world premieres of commissioned […]


For Gig Workers and Hourly Earners Coronavirus Is a Test (Aired: March 11, 2020)

The spread of Covid-19 in the Bay Area has caused businesses to ramp up their plans to protect employees and customers. Conferences have been cancelled; staff is being encouraged to work from home at companies like Facebook and Google. Reporter Pamela Lorence went to Silicon Valley to find out how hourly and subcontracted workers factor […]


Sonoma County Point in Time Count Aims to Tally Homeless Population (Aired: March 10, 2020)

One of the populations most at risk for the coronavirus is the homeless. Most of those living on the streets lack a way to wash their hands frequently; many also have underlying health issues. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires counties to survey their homeless population annually to better assess their needs […]


30 Healthcare Workers at Local Hospital Directed to Self-Quarantine, According to Their Union (Aired: March 6, 2020)

30 healthcare workers at Sutter Health Santa Rosa were quarantined on Thursday, according to their union SEIU United Health Care Workers West. As of Thursday evening, neither Sutter Health nor Sonoma County Officials have confirmed the union’s statement. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with Sean Wherley, a spokesperson for SEIU, about what the union is hearing […]


Spreading the Word for Emergency Preparedness as Fire Season Concerns Rise (Aired: March 5, 2020)

Ask local emergency officials about lessons learned during the 2017 fires and they’ll tell you this: widely shared education and stepped-up readiness can save lives. Sonoma County has seen its fair share of disasters over the past few years. This week, the County declared a local emergency due to the spread of COVID-19. The lack […]


County Health Officials Work to Track Down Contacts of Local Coronavirus Patient (Aired: March 4, 2020)

Sonoma County officials are working to track down anyone who may have come into contact with a county resident who tested positive for the new coronavirus. The patient recently returned from a cruise to Mexico and had been in the county for ten days when the diagnosis was reported. KRCB’s Adia White has more on […]


AB5 Sparks Controversy Among California’s Independent Contractors (Aired: March 3, 2020)

For employers and independent contractors in California, AB5 has sparked some confusion and controversy. The new gig worker law went into effect January 2020 and many independent contractors are still unsure how the law will affect their business. Pamela Lorence went out in search of some answers. (Photo: An Uber car in San Francisco. Increased […]


Vineyard Manager Says That Decline in Grape Harvest Tied to Millennial Drinking Habits – February 14, 2020

Crack open a bottle of wine for Valentine’s Day today. Local grape growers, faced with declining production, will thank you. David Cook, who manages vineyards for a number of local producers, was in our studios on other business this week. But we took the opportunity to ask him about a headline we’d seen – that […]


Lynda Hopkins Makes Her Case for a Second Term as Supervisor – February 13, 2020

Lynda Hopkins is defending her District 5 seat on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Hopkins holds a master’s degree in land-use policy from Stanford and is running for her second term as supervisor. She joined KRCB’s Steve Mencher at the end of January to talk about her accomplishments and priorities. Listen to the full-length […]


Mike Hilber Challenges Lynda Hopkins for District 5 Seat – February 12, 2020

Mike Hilber is challenging incumbent Lynda Hopkins for the District 5 seat on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Hilber has a master’s in electrical engineering from Stanford and worked in the defense industry in Southern California. In the early 1990’s he moved back to his childhood home in Roseland to care for his mother. […]


Campaign Donations For and Against SMART Tax Measure Exceed $2 Million – February 11, 2020

Marin and Sonoma County voters will soon decide whether to extend a sales tax supporting the SMART train until 2059. Campaigns on both sides of the issue have each received over a million dollars in support of their positions. Reporter Will Houston from the Marin Independent Journal has been following the issue closely. KRCB’s Adia […]


Lisa See, Author of “The Island of Sea Women”, Speaks at Sonoma Valley Regional Library (Aired: February 7, 2020)

Lisa See launched her literary career with the non-fiction book “On Gold Mountain.” The story chronicles her great-great grandfather’s journey from China to California and follows multiple generations. She’s written ten novels since then. See spoke at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library about her latest work, “The Island of Sea Women“. The book takes […]


At Fair Housing Event, Dealing with Historic Wrongs – February 6, 2020

Fair housing laws can mandate change. But they must also take into account historic discrimination in real estate and banking, and other ways people of color have been disadvantaged. Last week a group of public policy makers and advocates gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to learn about new fair housing laws […]


New Legislation Could Help Students Make Up Lost Class Time Due to Disasters During the Summer – February 5, 2020

Since 2017, some Sonoma County schools have lost more than three dozen instructional days due to wildfires, floods, power shutoffs or other disasters. New legislation being proposed by State Senator Bill Dodd, could help students make up that time during the summer. In part two of the interview, KRCB’s Adia White spoke with Ricardo Cano about […]


California Students Missing School Due to Wildfires and Other Disasters – February 4, 2020

At the beginning of the school year, over 360 schools in California had to close for at least a week due to power outages, wildfires, or other crises. That’s according to Ricardo Cano, an education reporter at the state-wide news outlet CAL Matters. Cano published a series of articles on school closures called Disaster Days. KRCB’s Adia […]


Sonoma County Plans to Clear Joe Rodota Trail By End of Friday (Aired: January 31, 2020)

Sonoma County set a goal of clearing the Joe Rodota trail by today. County officials switched their policy to enforcement mid-week and began issuing warnings and citations to those still camping there. KRCB’s Adia White talked to people camping on the trail Thursday to find out where they planned to go next. For more on […]