Danielle Venton

News Reporter/Producer


Ways to Connect

J. Bianchini

On today's North Bay Report, we hear the story of one man who sought meaning by riding a tandem bicycle around the world ... and invited strangers to hop on for a ride ...  

On Oct. 12 Jamie Bianchini will present a multimedia slide show at Aqus Cafe in Petaluma (189 H St, Petaluma).  Meet and greet begins at 6 p.m., presentation starts at 7 p.m. Visit the event webpage. Watch the book's trailer below.   

Flickr user Day Donaldson (Creative Commons)

Farm workers will soon be enjoying new protections from pesticides.

This week the federal government released new rules extending the pesticide protections enjoyed by most Americans to farm workers. But, as KRCB reports, the changes in California won’t be as drastic as elsewhere.

Karin Jaffe/SSU

On today’s North Bay Report we hear of a partnership between primate researchers at Sonoma State and keepers at the Oakland Zoo. It's all about making the lives of their lemurs a bit more interesting.

Keep up with the project by reading the "Lab Notes" on the collaboration's Experiment.com page.   

Gary Helfrich, CMRPD

The drought is taking a toll on local wildlife, as well as people. On today’s North Bay Report we hear of a surprising project to save local salmon.

Danielle Venton

The Valley Fire affecting Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties continues to burn burning out of control. CalFire reports (as of September 16, 6:40 am) it covers 70,000 acres and is 30 percent contained. It's claimed at least one life and destroyed nearly 600 homes. Many other structures have burned as well, and up to 900 are threatened. 


The state waters off California’s coast are one of the final frontiers. As KRCB reports, a group of scientists are now mapping the seafloor and the new charts are proving useful in surprising ways: protecting habitat, addressing erosion and even warning of earthquake hazards. 

Watch the video below to see a flyover of Central California’s seafloor --- from Bolinas to Pescadero --- created by the Seafloor Mapping Program.

Flickr user Scott Paterson (Creative Commons)

Have a bird feeder in your yard? You might want to get rid of it. On today's North Bay Report KRCB looks at the effects of bird feeding to find that it might be doing more harm than good. 

  Concussions are serious and common injuries among school athletes. Today, we hear the story of volleyball player Sophia Reoutt, as she struggled to recover from one.

  Symptoms of Concussion


Climate change scientists are under attack, as politicians and business groups try to discredit them. A new film called Thin Ice tells researcher's side of the story. The award-winning documentary will reach American public television audiences on Monday, July 20. KRCB is the presenting station.

Watch the film's trailer.