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Arts & Culture

Timely Film Tells Story of Napa, Sonoma Essential Workers

In a film now available on the web and through KQED's series Truly, CA, Eva Rendle explores the aftermath of the 2017 Wine Country Fires, and their impact on agricultural workers and others at the bottom of the pay scale in our divided and unequal community. KRCB news director Steve Mencher spoke with the filmmaker about what she learned. She has moved to Colorado, where she continues to work on socially relevant documentaries.

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In Sebastopol, Out in the Streets for the Post Office

Our roving photographer Diane Askew was in Sebastopol Monday, recording the demonstration there at the local post office. Those who showed up are watching carefully as the president says he may be delaying the mail to thwart voters. Hearings are scheduled for the weekend, and Postmaster General…

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Local High Schoolers Are Finalists in NPR Podcast Contest

Back for its second year, the NPR Student Podcast Challenge wrapped up in June. Among two thousand entries in grades 5 thru twelve, the story of Popo the Clown, a local entertainer, rose to be one of only 25 finalists, although it didn't win one of the two top awards. NPR's website celebrates the…

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Sebastopol Celebrates Black Lives Matter in Art - Photos

Photos and Text by Diane Askew On Friday evening, July 24, several hundred people came out to create Sebastopol’s Black Lives Matter mural. The mural was painted across the sidewalk in the town plaza. It consists of the words “Black Lives Matter,” painted in bright yellow paint. Participants at…

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BLM @ SRJC - July 11, 2020 - Photo Essay by Diane Askew

Text and photos by Diane Askew On Saturday afternoon, July 11, several hundred people showed up for a rally on the campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. The event was sponsored by the school’s Black…

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San Francisco Mime Troupe Pivots to Radio This COVID Summer

For more than 50 years, one of the pleasures of summer life in the Bay Area has been the outdoor performances of the San Francisco Mime Troupe. This summer, of course, the season is cancelled. And so…

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