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Sonoma County Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

Paying your library fines might not seem like a big deal. It usually adds up to spare change. But earlier this month, the Sonoma County Library decided to remove that burden from its patrons in the name of fairness. Rushing quietly into the Sonoma County Library, a mother heaves a bag filled with children’s books onto the returns desk. She may not know it, but she won’t be penalized if the books are overdue. The library has decided that fines are a financial burden and prevent patrons from…

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Rivertown Revival

Heritage, High-jinks and A HootenannyJuly 20th, 2019 - 11am to 8pm Friends of the Petaluma River bring you the 10th Annual Rivertown Revival! NorCal Public Media is proud to be a media sponsor of this event. Celebrate Petaluma, community and the mighty Petaluma River. There will be live music,…

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'Hairspray': The Perfect Musical for this Moment

It’s a time capsule of a time capsule, looking back to the 1988 John Waters film, the 2002 Tony-winning Broadway musical and the 2007 film starring John Travolta. So why does Hairspray seem so fresh and of the moment in its summer 2019 San Francisco incarnation? Maybe it’s the lineage of the…

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Book Tells Stories of Refugees Exiled 'Home' to Cambodia

Exiled is author Katya Cengel’s recent book about Cambodian refugees in California. In the light of current refugee policies, it’s instructive to learn about how some of these residents face deportation and uncertainty if they run afoul of U.S. law. Hovering in the background of the story: the…

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KRCB Wins Three Awards from the Public Radio Journalists Association

Sarah Bohannon and Steve Mencher accept the award for "Letter from Santa Rosa."NorCal Public Media won three national journalism awards for projects produced in 2018. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher…

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Stories from the Fire: Passion for Survival

Martin Zuniga is a sculptor and painter. His home was surrounded by fire in October 2017. Through a mentorship and teaching project with youth, Zuniga created a mural project that reflects themes of…

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