Phil Proctor visits with Michael O'Brien Thursday afternoon - Midday Music on KRCB-FM

Actor, writer, producer, singer, linguist, voiceover artist, member of The Firesign Theatre and the Antaeus Classical Theatre Company - Phil Proctor has a lenghty resume' in the entertainment business. Thursday afternoon, March 23rd, Michael O'Brien with chat with Phil during Midday Music! LIsten to MIdday Music - Thursday afternoon from 12-2pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

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California Department of Education

The California Department of Education today  made public its new system for evaluating how local school districts are performing. Local educators say it is more complex but also more helpful.

Cliff DeGraw, the Petaluma City Schools Assistant Superintendent, likes the five-colored grids that are used to track districts’ progress in each of the areas being analyzed.

State Education Department spokesman Robert Ochs, notes that some additional focus areas will be added to the Dashboard in the months ahead.

This week’s musical pairing features Austin-based singer/songwriter Bob Schneider, who makes a return visit to eTown to share music and stories spanning his varied career. Also with us is eTown newcomer Joan Shelley, who joins us to share beautiful, stripped down versions of songs from her widely acclaimed release Over and Even, as well as a one-of-a-kind collaboration with eTown’s house band – the eTones.

All of this, plus an inspiring eChievement Award story about a well-known athlete who is making time to grant wishes for the elderly.

Women In Music with Laney Goodman continues to Celebrate Women's History Month with women's lives and women's voices, past and present.

Bill Aimed At Fighting Opioid Addiction

Mar 15, 2017
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ALSO: California Senate Republicans have elected a new leader. Orange County Senator Pat Bates will replace current Minority Leader Jean Fuller of Bakersfield next month, while the Legislature is on Spring Break.

Today's reporting by Steve Milne and Ben Adler.

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Ag Days returned to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this week. The annual event, hosted by the local Farm Bureau, gives thousands of elementary school students some first-hand exposure to this region’s agricultural heritage and its products. 

Assembly Democrats Back Debt-Free College Plan

Mar 14, 2017
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Bernie Sanders didn’t win the Democratic presidential primary last year, but his platform is getting traction in the California Legislature. 

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Something Completely Revolutionary on Something Completely Different with your host Roland Jacopetti
 Date & Time: March 14, 2017, 7-9PM  Location:  KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line at KRCB.org, w/app at iTunes store and Google Play) 

A fired up crowd eager to defend the Affordable Care Act filled the Marin Civic Center, to hear a panel led by Congressman Jared Huffman detail the problems they foresee in the new, Republican-sponsored alternative.

While much of the testimony focused on the anticipated harms that would befall the North Bay should the Affordable Care Act be replaced with “TrumpCare,” Marin County Director of Health and Human Services Grant Colfax also noted that the Republican alternative would also slash funding for health care at the national level.

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom offered a cost comparison between an iPhone and health care this week after Rep. Jason Chaffetz made a controversial comparison between the two. PolitiFact California checked Newsom's claim and rated it Mostly True.

Find full versions of all fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Tiffany Camhi

Sonoma County’s roads have taken a severe beating from this winter’s nonstop storms. Now the county’s Department of Transportation and Public Works is out with an initial estimate of over 16 million dollars worth of damages. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.

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