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A Novel Idea
Non-fiction to pulp fiction, host Rosemary Manchester and producer Suzanne M. Lang explore the world of books featuring conversations with writers, academics, and readers. It’s a novel idea.
Susan Swartz is a journalist and author living in Sebastopol. Her commentary can be heard every Friday on KRCB-FM Radio 91.1/90.9 and on www.krcb.org.
She appears every other week in the Sonoma West Times and News, Healdsburg Tribune and Windsor Times. You can also read her at www.juicytomatoes.com
Charles Sepos interviews performing, visual, and literary artists. Recent guests include Jeffrey Kahane, David Grisman, Kronos Quartet, Anonymous 4, Michael Brecker, Flora Purim, Malcolm Bilson, John Corigliano, François Girard, Marga Gomez, and Elizabeth Blumenstock.
Fine performances by emerging regional talent recorded live in our Rohnert Park studios. Programs feature exciting artists such as Afro-jazz vocalist Meklit Hadero, folk-rock veteran Frebo and Sonoma County favorites Dginn.
Mouthful - The Wine Country's Most Delicious Hour
Sunday Evening 7 - 8 pm
Host: Michele Anna Jordan
We like to think of Mouthful as a conversation around a dinner table, so pour yourself a glass of wine and join us every Sunday evening. Our discussions with winemakers, farmers, cookbook authors, writers, photographers, filmmakers, nutritionists, chefs, restaurateurs and environmentalists take unexpected, surprising and delicious turns as we explore how we eat, drink, grow and celebrate our food, and feed each other. We take the time to get to know our guests, we go beyond sound bites, and we look at food, wine and agriculture in the larger context of our lives. We're sometimes political, always passionate, often lighthearted and sometimes silly. If you eat, you'll enjoy Mouthful.
Mouthful is a three-time James Beard Award Nominee for Electronic Journalism.
Click on "food and wine" on the left side of the home page to find Michele’s three columns, Seasonal Pantry, Pairings and Mouthful. You can also search the archives for dozens of her articles and recipes.
Michele is a regular contributor to Savor magazine, currently published quarterly.
All things Michele
North Bay Report
The North Bay Report is a daily in-depth look at an issue, event, person or activity in our region, prepared by KRCB News Director Bruce Robinson, a veteran journalist who has been covering Sonoma County since 1985.
These reports provide another view of news and events in our area, a way to look beyond the headlines and hear directly from the people who are shaping the present and future of Sonoma County and northern California.
Topics recently covered on The North Bay Report include the regional real estate market, offshore oil drilling on the Sonoma Coast, school testing, local theater projects, homelessness, affordable health care, women's history, protecting the Tiger Salamander, and interviews with foreign exchange students, combating invasive weeds, the proposed Living Wage ordinance in Petaluma, grade school gardening projects, quarrels over gravel quarries in the west county, and election season political issues.
The North Bay Report is heard Monday through Friday at 6:06 am and 8:06 am, repeating at 5:30 pm, on KRCB FM, 91.1 and 90.9 FM.
Percussion Discussion focuses on percussionists, drummers and percussion instruments used in all genres of music from big band and smooth jazz and Latin to rock, country and World tunes. Host Jim Laveroni is a drummer and percussionist for over 40 years, and plays with two bands.
Second Row Center
Cue the music. Hit the lights. With KRCB's early-morning news segment, Second Row Center.
Sonoma County theater critic David Templeton (North Bay Bohemian, Theatre Bay Area Magazine) yanks open the curtain on the best (and worst) of Bay Area theater, giving theater-loving listeners the upbeat lowdown on which plays are happening where, what they're all about and whether they're worth the trip. With unexpected insights, snappy observations, and pithy contextual analysis (yep, sometimes it's even educational!), David's weekly commentary will bring the Bay Area stages right into your car, workplace or living room.
A daily five-minute interview about events, issues, activities and people in and around Sonoma County. Hosted by Roland Jacopetti at 9:00am Monday through Friday on KRCB-FM 91.1/90.9.
Word By Word
"I like the vitality of in-studio, roundtable interviews," Gil says, "when you have several authors sitting at the same table and focusing on the same theme, you get real conversations. It’s fun, exciting, and often unpredictable."
On the new Word by Word programs, Gil will be inviting a different guest each month to share their unique perspective on a "Great California Writer."
Gil Mansergh should be familiar to many KRCB listeners. His movie review columns appear in four Sonoma County newspapers, and his Cinema Toast radio show has been a Thursday morning staple on KRSH-FM for seven years. Author or Book Doctor of over 50 books, manuals and curriculums, Gil was honored as a Freelance Success by Writers Digest Magazine. He honed his interview skills during five years as Director of the prestigious California Writers Conference at Asilomar. "I’m excited to have this opportunity to share my conversations with authors with KRCB’s listeners," Gil says, "and I appreciate your comments." firstname.lastname@example.org
WordTemple on KRCB features Northern California poet Katherine Hastings in discussion with poets and writers. The program showcases authors by presenting interviews and readings of their work, and exposes the KRCB community of listeners to a wide variety of voices and styles. Reconstructions highlighting the work of poets and writers posthumously will also be featured. From the Beats of San Francisco to Russia's Ratushinskaya, WordTemple will feature some of the most interesting work and stories in the world of literature.
More information at wordtemple.com