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Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  First there was MAKE magazine. Then there were the Maker Faires. And there’s still more making on the way. Bruce Robinson has a sampling. 

  Described as "The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," the 8th annual Bay Area Maker Faire will be held at the San Mateo Events Center May 18 & 19, 2013. Get more information here, or click here for tickets.

Students at Santa Rosa Junior College may be headed for a university, training for a career, or simply taking classes for self-improvement. Meeting their disparate needs is just part of the strategic planning process currently underway at the JC. Bruce Robinson takes a closer look. 

  Many SRJC students have had little or no opportunity for foreign travel or exposures, notes college President Frank Chong. So part of the school’s planning involves recruiting students from abroad, to bring more international interactions to the local educational experience.

Living 'Books' Speak Sunday at Day Under the Oaks

May 1, 2013
SRJC

Since 1978, Santa Rosa Junior College’s ‘Day Under the Oaks’ has attracted Sonoma County residents eager to discover the range of educational and cultural offerings at the college. This year organizers are trying something new, a collection of professionals, acting as "living books," eager to talk about their jobs. 

Hole in the Media Productions

Project Censored publishes a book each year, produces a weekly radio show, maintains an active website, has created several video projects, and is regularly featured in newspaper and magazine articles. Now it’s the subject of a documentary film as well. Bruce Robinson offers a preview.

Project Censored:  The Movie is being shown twice this week at the Sonoma International Film Festival, including a featured Friday evening screening at the Sebastiani Theater.

It's Not Just for Athletes -- Title IX Workshops at SSU

Mar 25, 2013
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More than 40 years ago, in June 1972, President Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments Act into law. On March 27, Sonoma State University is dedicating the day to Title IX with workshops and lectures about gender equality. KRCB’s Danielle Venton spoke with visiting lecturer Donna Lopiano for a preview.  

The Sonoma County Office of Education held its annual countywide spelling competitions earlier this month. Awards were given to the top four spellers in both the elementary and junior high events.

Elementary Spelling Competition: Fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade spellers competed in the annual Elementary Spelling Competition. The 19 participating students had previously won school and regional spelling bees, which made them eligible to compete for the title of county spelling champion.

"Tools as Art"

Mar 7, 2013
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  From paper Mache to a video installation, vise-grips and nails to a toilet seat, the "Tools As Art" exhibition  at the Sonoma County Museum mixes whimsy and practicality with dash of the inscrutable. Bruce Robinson offers a preview.

Know Your Rights On Campus

Feb 21, 2013
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Being questioned by a police officer can be a nerve-wracking experience. Civil rights advocates say it's important to know your legal rights and not give law enforcement more power than they're legally entitled to. A local group of community organizers and attorneys host occasional workshops to inform citizens about the legal system. Their most recent workshop, held yesterday, focused on rights within the educational system.

Danielle Venton for KRCB.

 From oven mitts, to satellites to self-driving cars... Sometimes it seems like everything that could be invented already has been. But as local kids are learning, as long as there are problems, possible solutions await them. Three students from Calistoga Elementary School recently won 1st place in an international competition for a creative solution to a problem they see everyday. KRCB's Danielle Venton has more.

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