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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.  

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.

A Place To Call Home: Chris and Cheri

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. 

Many people say the Eel River is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of overfishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts, and a hydro-power project that diverts water out of the Eel River basin and into the Russian River. In 2014, the river ran dry for the first time in recorded history. Today, the Eel River’s recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s wine and cannabis industries.

Sheri Quinn

Bernadette Smith is a member of the Manchester/Point Arena Band of Pomo Indians. She's proud to sing beside her father, a well respected leader and 

powerful teacher among tribes across Northern California. He inspired her, as well as countless others, to keep indigenous song and dance a vibrant part of their communities.  Special thanks to author Kim Bancroft for providing the tape of her interview with Bernadette Smith. 

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