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Radioland December 2014


Welcome! Each month we bring you a sampling in print of hot topics being discussed on KBBF 89.1FM and in the community we serve. For those who are new to the world of bilingual public radio, we are a potpourri of cultural flavors, news, interviews, local events, and commentary. We call it Radioland!

¿Qué Pasa? — What’s New?

This year’s North Bay Science Discovery Day on Saturday, November 1 was the most successful yet. It was cosponsored by the Buck Institute, KBBF and others and was held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. It featured hands–on science and tech exhibitions and drew more than 12,000 middle school and high school aged children and their families.

KBBF 89.1 FM brought its info table for the afternoon and jumped right in, interviewing young participants, their proud parents and other exhibitors.

Jess Perez has joined KBBF’s Youth Multimedia Project. The project seeks to develop leadership among middle school and high school aged students. Youths will have the ability to capture live audio at community events and later edit them for broadcasts. The program was inaugurated in 2011 by Tatiana Harrison, our self-titled “Youth Wrangler.” It helps improve academic skills by developing self confidence, media literacy, and team problem solving skills. Jess is also a recent recipient of the Unsung Hero Award from the Peace and Justice Center.

KBBF is conducting financial education workshops this month, in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank. The first workshop has taken place, and there is room for participants in the second and third events. The next one, on Saturday, December 6 from 9 to 11am, will cover retirement. The final workshop in this series will be given on Thursday, December 18 from 6 to 8pm and covers small businesses. The presenter will be Divina Giron, host of Planeando Hoy Su Mañana (Planning For Your Tomorrow).

Participation is limited to 30 persons and will be held at 1700 Corby Ave. (Carpenters’ Labor Center) in Santa Rosa. Take–home learning materials will be given to participants. To reserve a spot and find out about cost call the KBBF offices at (707) 545-8833. These workshops will be held in Spanish.

¿Qué Dice la Gente? — What’s the Buzz?

Student deaths in Mexico have ignited consternation among the human rights community, and at KBBF 89.1 FM.

KBBF’s Pablo Rivera is traveling to Guerrero, Mexico, to the heart of the activist community that has grown up around the issue of the deaths of 43 students. He will be sending live reports to his co-producers Mario Barajas and Martin Ortega at Poetas, Musicos y Otros. Be sure to turn in to the stories which will be aired weekly on Monday evenings at 7pm beginning in mid-December. They will be rebroadcast throughout KBBF’s broadcast schedule.

Sonoma County’s own Molly Goss has been reporting regularly from Guerrero and other parts of Mexico for the last two years. Her stories can be heard bilingually on The Roseland Reports and Mañanitas Campiranas. Check out the KBBF Program Schedule for the complete broadcast schedule of those programs and others.

Guests on Women's Spaces were Sara Shor, National Coordinator for 350.org, who discussed the recent vote in Congress authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline. Terri Carrion of 100,000 Poets for Change gave host Elaine B. Holtz an update on the Peace and Justice Center's 30th Anniversary Dinner, where Andy Lopez was named Peace Maker of the Year.

KBBF 89.1 FM’s studio and business office are located at the Labor Center, 1700 Corby Ave, Santa Rosa. Feel free to visit or call the office at 707 545-8833 during business hours. The studio number is 707 545-0318.


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