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During World War Two women became vital wartime workers, filling in on jobs traditionally held by men. Collectively they became known as “Rosie the Riveter.” And now for the first time, there will be a national holiday recognizing the work of these women, but just for this year. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports a Marin County "Rosie" is behind the effort to get the holiday on the calendar every year.

The Rosie the Riveter World War II Homefront National Park will be holding a special commemorative event with local Rosies tomorrow.

Abetting a Comeback for SF Bay’s Native Oysters

Feb 1, 2017

Once prolific in San Francisco Bay, but now scarce, Olympia oysters are getting some human help in building new reefs—and helping their benefactors, too.

Linda Hutner, Executive Director of The Wild Oyster Project in San Francisco, says this area is following in the footsteps of other like-minded efforts elsewhere.

Revisiting Rosie the Riveter

Aug 11, 2015

  The world record for the Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Rosie the Riveter, is not held by the Richmond museum that bears her name. But they are out to capture it on Saturday.

  Follow these links for more information about the Rosie Rally, and details on how to dress for the occasion. The website for the Rosie The Riveter Trust is here.

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Even though the next election season seems far off, political progressives in Sonoma County say the time is now to start organizing. They’re taking lessons from successful politicians in nearby Richmond. 

Gayle McLaughlin will be speaking again next weekend, Saturday, June 27 at the Praxis Peace Institute, 4 pm, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma Community Center, Room 110, 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma. (Details on event page.)