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What's motivating the record number of women running for office in the upcoming midterms?  2018 could signal a lasting shift in what it takes to get women to run. Plus, the latest on Rod Rosenstein.

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Black Women March in Sacramento in 2017
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Thousands of Black women will march to the California Capitol in Sacramento June 9 for the second annual Black Women's March. Organizers say this march gives Black women a safe space to empower one another.

Ja'Nel Johnson reports.

A different kind of #MeToo story, about several women who worked for the same man. They tell us not only about their troubling encounters with him, but also about their lives beforehand. Who were they when they entered the workplace, and how did their personal histories shape the way they dealt with his harassment?

You can hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; and repeating Saturday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

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The #MeToo movement has swept from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. The careers of powerful men ended as women spoke out against workplace harassment and assault. On this episode of Reveal, we look at what happens when the people involved aren’t celebrities or powerful. We team up with KQED, the UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, FRONTLINE and Univision to investigate sexual violence against female janitors.

Hear REVEAL every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

 

July 30th on A Novel Idea:  

Suzanne M. Lang talks with Thais Nye Derich about her path of self-examination and learning to discover that she, like many other women, was a victim of the medical establishment that denied her the human right of birthing her own child. Second Chance, A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after Cesarean is not just a book about childbirth, but about control over our own lives and simply, about being human.  
 

Project Drawdown's Climate Change Solutions

Apr 17, 2017

In agriculture, building, urban design transportation, energy production and use and more, there are steps already being taken to keep carbon out of the atmosphere. And according to a serious new book, scaling up those actions—all of them—could be a pathway to reversing global warming.

Many of the 100 climate change solutions examined by Project Drawdown have interlocking effects. Editor Paul Hawken says their analyses work scrupulously to keep their projected benefits separate.

The History of Women’s History Month

Mar 2, 2016

  

  It is Women’s History Month again, as it has been every March since 1988. But the roots of that national observation reach back even further, to 1977, when they first sprouted here in Sonoma County.

The Project also got some extra love from Congressman Mike Thompson this week, along with some local honorees. Congratulations to all.

Brian Griffith will be welcoming the Banjo Babes to our studios this Thursday morning around 10am. They'll be playing and talking about their upcoming show at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa on Friday, December 11 at 7:00 pm. Click here for tickets.

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.

The History of Women’s History Month

Mar 1, 2015

 It is Women’s History Month again, as it has been every March since 1988. But the roots of that national observation reach back even further, to 1977, when they first sprouted here in Sonoma County.

Documenting the Grape Harvest

Oct 12, 2014

 

  Growing grapes is a form of farming. Making wine is a quite different process. The bridge between the two is the harvest, which has a drama all its own.

 

John Beck's previous short documentary was Worst in Show, about the Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma.  Harvest will be shown on KRCB television twice in October: at 9 pm on Monday the 13th, repeating at 11 pm on Sunday the 19th. You can view a trailer for the film below.

Priceless Advice for Women in Business

May 29, 2014

  As the number of female top executives grows, they are sharing what they’ve learned along the way with other women. A new book created by two Healdsburg women is a recent example.

  In hard copy, Pass It On is just a little bigger than a CD jewel case, a not-quite-square format that gave designer Deb Viola ample room to get creative.

Mothers Seeking Paid Sick Leave

May 9, 2014

  Just in time for Mothers' Day Weekend,  a state-wide push to expand sick leave benefits for working women is getting under way. Lori Abbott has this report.

Improving Birth in America

Aug 29, 2013

  For a second consecutive year, a Rally to Improve Birth is being held in Santa Rosa on Labor Day (details below). Two of the women behind the event, independent film-maker Diana Paul  and co-coordinator  Deb Putterbaugh spoke with KRCB about the reasons for the rally, and the changes they hope it will lead to.