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Rita Crane

The historic Albion River Bridge on the Mendocino County coast inspires wonderment.  It is the highlight of the Albion community but Caltrans is considering replacing the bridge, which will also change the character of the town.  Local residents are working together to keep the bridge in tact.  

Roots & All On The Back Porch Playlist 6-2-18

Jun 3, 2018

INTRODUCTION – HILLFOLK NOIR – RADIO HOUR

SHANTY BLUES - HILLFOLK NOIR – JUNKERPUNCH

ROUND I SING / MILE ON UP - HILLFOLK NOIR – POP SONGS FOR ELK

HILLFOLK WILD ROOT CREAM OIL - HILLFOLK NOIR – RADIO HOUR

BEFORE THE FARM - HILLFOLK NOIR – SKINNY MAMAS REVENGE

PARCHMAN FARM BLUES - HILLFOLK NOIR – RADIO HOUR

UNCLE JAKE - HILLFOLK NOIR – POP SONGS FOR ELK

GOODBYE - HILLFOLK NOIR – RADIO HOUR

Redwood Valley Community Plan In The Works

Jun 1, 2018

June 1, 2018 -- Redwood Valley residents are working on their community action plan, to figure out which priorities they want to have incorporated into the county's general plan. At Wednesday's meeting, locals moved through five stations, voting on what kinds of projects were most important to them. I caught up with the facilitators after the meeting to talk about what was popular, what wasn't, and where the controversies were.

Fully 94 percent of Mendocino county enterprise comprises small businesses. While we understand the importance of buying local do we really understand how hard it is to be a local business owner? What new strategies are small businesses employing to keep their doors open? How are they helping our communities to flourish?

What It's Like To Be Homeless In Mendocino County

May 31, 2018

May 31-- This is the first in a weekly series of interviews with people about their experiences being homeless in Mendocino County. We'll air it every Thursday afternoon at 1:30pm.

The two people we'll hear in the first episode talk about how they found themselves living on the street, the greatest dangers of homelessness, and their day-to-day lives.

I am grateful to everyone who has shared their stories and their time with me. 

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