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  As newspapers struggle to survive and prosper in the digital age, what will become of their specialized contributors, such as editorial cartoonists? They’re hustling to adapt to the new media landscape, as we hear on today’s North Bay Report. 

Mark Fiore and Jen Sorenson will be part of a panel discussing “Editorial Cartooning Today” at the Charles Schulz Museum on Sunday. Find details here.

 

Of Two Minds, a new documentary film about bi-polar disorder, sidesteps expert opinions to hear from some more intimately acquainted sources—people who are living with it.

Of Two Minds" awillbe sown at 3 pm on Saturday,  Oct. 11,  at the Summerfield Theater in Santa Rosa, with a Q & A session with the directors to follow. 

  Project Censored is out with its latest collection of under-covered news, which includes stories about climate change, corporate corruption, mainstream media errors and omissions, and a nationwide analysis of police-involved shootings.

See KRCB's independent reporting on ocean acidificiation, a two-part story from 2011 that can be found here and here.

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A veteran CIA analyst says political agendas have corrupted his old office, driving whistle blowers like Edward Snowden to act outside of official channels in order to deliver truth to the public. 

  As a private citizen, Ray McGovern says he is still able to keep up on international and domestic events in much the same way he did while working at the CIA.

The rapid rise to prominence of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) has, in some quarters, been called a failure of US intelligence gathering.  McGovern doesn’t see it that way.

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  Peanuts made Santa Rosa cartoonist Charles Schulz popular world-wide, but that long-running strip was not where his career began. A new exhibit at the Charles M. Schulz museum looks back as his earliest work, and we hear more about that today from the woman who helped put it together.

  As California’s drought continues, the range of possible responses is narrowing, while the cost for most available options is increasing. The California Water Challenge is a new interactive on-line tool intended to give us a better understanding of the choices and trade-offs that face us. Here’s a closer look at it.

The California Water Challenge website went live this morning; you can try it for yourself here.

  Michael “Bug” Deakin has made the recovery and reuse of old wood and other building materials into his life’s work.  That is now the source material for a lavishly illustrated book of his Reclaimed Stories.

  Heritage Salvage deals in more than just reclaimed lumber, but owner Bug Deakin freely admits that his first and greatest fondness is for old wood.

Sebastopol Times & News

Summer on the lower Russian River is typically tranquil and laid back—but not always. Recent articles in the Sebastopol Times and News have called attention to a recurring noisy hazard on the water. Today we hear from the author of those reports.

Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The entire Sebastopol Police Department—a dozen full-time officers and 11 reservists—now carry department-issued video cameras that record all of their interactions while on the job. This may make them the first local law enforcement agency to be so equipped. Today, we find out why, and how they are used.

 

Greg King, a one-time Sonoma County journalist, has spent the past three decades working to protect and preserve the remaining old growth redwood forests of Northern California. His book detailing that history—both his and the trees’—is a work in progress, but he’s offering a preview in a talk on the Sonoma Coast this evening. Here, we get a preview of that preview.

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