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Sunday, February 12 at 8 am. "Doubt, Deny or Defend: Republicans on Climate Change" Much has been made of the partisan divide when it comes to climate change.  But are there Republicans out there who accept and believe in climate change? Believe it or not, there are -- Bob Inglis, former South Carolina representative, is one of them.

California’s major public institutions would be required to weigh greenhouse gas emissions into their budget analyses when purchasing materials for large infrastructure projects, under a proposed new bill unveiled this week.

Ann Hancock, Executive Director of the Center for Climate Protection in Santa Rosa, Was cheered by the proposed legislation's approach, and its intent to include transportation costs in the assessments to be required.

The Inner Workings of Wikipedia

Jan 24, 2017

Fifteen years ago, the idea of a free, digital encyclopedia, compiled and edited almost entirely by volunteers, and available at no cost to everyone, seemed like an idealistic fantasy. Today, Wikipedia offers millions of articles in hundreds of languages, and continues to grow every day. And it is easier than you might think to contribute to that growth.

Although tens of thousands of editors have added to Wikipedia, some are far more prolific than others. By his own reckoning, Winsdor’s John Broughton is among the more active contributors.

A scholarship program that works specifically with undocumented students who want to attend college has added Sonoma State University to its list of partner schools in California.

Find out more about the Dream.US scholarship program on their website.

Health Costs of Environmental Hazards Specified

Jun 16, 2015
Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

  Known environmental hazards carry high health costs. And, as Suzanne Potter reports, a new report is getting specific about how high those prices may be.

This week on Outbeat News In Depth, tune in to hear about the plans for Sonoma County Pride with special guest, Stephen Zollman.  We'll also talk to a group of youth bloggers from the Matthew Shepard Foundations' MatthewsPlace.com. These young activists are sharing their experiences to inspire others. 

This week on Outbeat News In Depth...

Climate One for April

Apr 23, 2013

Climate One for April
Thursdays at 7 pm

April 25 – Game Change
   Join Democratic strategist Chris Lehane and Republican operative Steve Schmidt for a candid conversation about bridging the bitter partisan divide over how to grow America’s economy without frying the planet.

Individual Matter

Mar 12, 2013

Climate One for March

Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm

Individual Matter

Environmental advocates urge individuals to start reducing their carbon footprint, others argue that individual action is trivial and policy is what matters. Still others contend technology is vital to crafting a secure future. Join the conversation.

Deconstructing Libertarianism

Feb 27, 2013

Libertarianism is a political ideology that has undergone some internal, rather severe, revisions in recent years that have moved it well away from their philosophical origins. A new analytical anthology examines what Libertarianism means today. Bruce Robinson has more.

All six authors will be on hand to talk about their contributions to Uncivil Liberties, at a free book launch party hosted by the Praxis Peace Institute in Sonoma on Friday evening, March 1. 

Good news for the Gov

Jan 31, 2013

In the wake of his widely applauded State of the State address last week, Governor Brown gets high marks in a notable new public opinion survey.