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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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!

What Is Cap-And-Trade?

Jul 17, 2017
National Center for Policy Analysis

ALSO: Activists and farm workers are urging state regulators to ban a pesticide that President Trump has decided to allow farmers to continue to use.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ben Bradford.

politifact.com

Republican candidate for governor Travis Allen recently claimed California’s taxes “are among the highest in the nation.” PolitiFact California examined the state’s key tax categories and rated this Mostly True.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Find more fact check HERE.

Tiffany Camhi

Point Reyes National Seashore is home to one of the most historic morse code radio stations in the United States. In 1999, it became the last commercial station to send and receive morse code messages. But a group of dedicated volunteers are keeping the tradition, and the station, alive. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.

KPH opens its doors to visitors every Saturday from Noon - 4p.m. Check the Maritime Radio Historical Society website for upcoming events at the station. Night of Nights occurs only once a year on July 12th.

'Angels in America' Comes Home to Sonoma County

Jul 13, 2017
Poster with cast of Angels in America, National Theatre
National Theatre

Tony Kushner's play "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes" is a huge hit in London this summer. There are no more tickets available to see Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane in this powerhouse production at the National Theatre. But you can see the show in Sebastopol starting July 20 at the Rialto Cinemas. It's part of a series of events "captured live" and streamed to movie theaters, as Steve Mencher reports.

Study: GPS Rules Too Tough On Juveniles

Jul 13, 2017
Brett Meyers / Youth Radio

ALSO: Democratic leaders in the Legislature have postponed a vote on extending the climate change program, cap-and-trade.

Today's reporting by Steve Milne and Ben Bradford.

On July 1, 2017, English poet, actor, playwright, screenwriter, political activist and dramatist Heathcote Williams passed away. The author of several book-length polemical poems, including Whale Nation which has been called “the most powerful argument for the…worldwide ban on whaling;” Sacred Elephant; Autogeddon; and Falling for a Dolphin, Williams invented his “documentary/investigative poetry” style to bring environmental and political issues to the attention of the public.

During the Cold War, the U.S. State Department started sending jazz musicians overseas with the tactical aim of using their hot licks to thaw relations with Eastern Bloc countries. Jazz great Dave Brubeck recalls how Louis Armstrong, a.k.a. “Ambassador Satch,” won international hearts and minds with his trumpet. Band member Arvell Shaw saw Armstrong literally disarm Russian guards in East Berlin. Meanwhile, fear of nuclear war with the Soviets infiltrated American popular consciousness resulting in gospel, bluegrass and pop odes to and protests against atomic weapons.

Baby tree planted in Tahoe National Forest
Trees for a Change

You're invited to a birthday party July 14 -- and the site is perfect: Armstrong Woods. The celebration recognizes a decade of work by a Santa Rosa-based company that honors and memorializes friends and loved ones with a unique and sustainable gift. Steve Mencher talked with Kim Isley, "treehugger in chief," about her brainchild.

Find out how you can give the gift of a tree at the Trees for a Change website.

Support Lacking For California Cap-And-Trade Extension

Jul 12, 2017
calwatchdog.com

ALSO: Backers of increasing the time it takes California school teachers to earn tenure are trying again after several failed attempts in previous years.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

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