Sonoma Spotlight - Week of July 24, 2017

This week on Sonoma Spotlight:

Monday, July 24 – Main Stage West – 2017-2018 Season Announcement Roland chats with Elizabeth Craven about the upcoming 2017-2018 Main Stage West lineup of shows, which include Grace, Mary Shelley's Body, Daddy Long Legs, Buried Child, Lungs and Eurydice. The season runs from September 8th, 2017 through May 27th, 2018. More information is available at: www.mainstagewest.com Tuesday, July 25 - Roland chats with James Pelican about the 15th annual...

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Long before benefit corporations were established as a category of business empowered to allocate resources to more than maximizing profits, many companies took voluntary steps to aid their communities and their workers. Now, some of them are finding additional ways to expand their positive impacts through B-Corp certification. 

Fetzer Vineyards has a long. proud history of modeling sustainability within their industry. Yet through the B Labs' certification process, says Director of Regenerative Development Josh Prigge, they discovered how much more they could be doing.

Tune in Sunday evening, July 23rd at 6:00 pm, when Mouthful welcomes back Carmen Snyder, executive director of FarmTrails, and several others to talk about summer's sweetest little fair, the Gravenstein Apple Fair, which this year has expanded to include our precious pollinators and their luscious gift of honey.

This week on Sonoma Spotlight:  

Monday, July 24 – Main Stage West – 2017-2018 Season Announcement  

Roland chats with Elizabeth Craven about the upcoming 2017-2018 Main Stage West lineup of shows, which include Grace, Mary Shelley's Body, Daddy Long Legs, Buried Child, Lungs and Eurydice. The season runs from September 8th, 2017 through May 27th, 2018. More information is available at: www.mainstagewest.com  

Map of National Marine Sanctuaries off North Bay coast.
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We're at work on a pair of stories about the Trump administration executive order which could result in shrinking the protected National Marine Sanctuary areas off the coast of the North Bay. (They'll air on the North Bay Report July 24 and 25.) These areas were expanded by President Obama in 2015 after extensive comments and support from North Bay communities.  

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Recreational pot will be legal in CA come January. Yet the state's chief marijuana regulator admits many key details of how the system will function are still being worked out. One major, unresolved issue is how to design a banking system.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.  
 

Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.  

Hear Fresh Air weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM. (Fresh Air also repeats Tuesday through Friday at 12:00 am!)  

In an era of expanding corporate hegemony, a growing number of smaller businesses are seeking to boost their image—and revenues—through good behavior, as “benefit corporations.”  Bruce Robinson reports on the standards that have been developed to encourage and measure those efforts.

Benefit corporations offer an alternative to the conventional corporate model, which, Heather Paulsen observes, is virtually compelled to consider little but its own interests.

Cap-And-Trade Deal Passes California Legislature

Jul 18, 2017
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A bipartisan supermajority extended the state’s cap-and-trade program yesterday evening.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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As the thermometer rises this summer, North Bay rivers and lakes might seem like a good place to cool off. But these warmer temperatures can also bring the threat of blue-green algae to our waterways. It contains a toxic bacteria harmful to people and animals. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.

The Easy Leaves - Sage Fifield (Guitarist, Vocalist) and Kevin Carducci (Bassist, Vocalist) - are headlining this weekend's Rivertown Revival in Petaluma. But before that event starts Saturday morning at 11:00 am, The Easy Leaves are stopping by Studio A at KRCB-FM Radio 91 to chat with Brian on the Radio, talk about their upcoming appearance at Rivertown Revival, and probably play a few tunes too! They're always a great time when the come to the studio!

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