"The West Marin Report" - a local radio news program for KWMR listeners that was first produced by Andrew Shaw in 2006, and most recently by George Clyde from August 2011 through July 2012.
You can listen on-line to any of the most recent programs below and to earlier programs in our archives. Use the Google search window at the top left of the screen to find programs that would interest you.
After Three Months of Heading the West Marin Citizen, Linda Petersen Tells About Plans for Increased Local Reporting and the Future. With a core group that includes Lynn Axelrod and Matt Gallagher, Linda Petersen tells George Clyde that she is expanding the news coverage and adding a section for Latino contributions, edited by MMI fellow Eden Trenor. The future could see community ownership of the paper and even a merger with the Pt. Reyes Light.
Bolinas-Stinson Union School District Administrators Suggest Bond Issue. At a community meeting Monday night to address pre-school needs in light of the possible eviction of the Stinson Beach Preschool from the District's Stinson Beach campus, Principal Leo Kostelnik and Superintendent Larry Enos float the idea of expansion on the Bolinas campus to include the Preschool and the Bolinas Children's Center, and more. George Clyde reports.
An Epidemic of Bike Accidents Involving Locals Hits West Marin. We hear first-person accounts from Bing Gong of Inverness, Sylvia Luftig of Pt. Reyes Station and Herb Kutchins of Inverness Park about their recent accidents which resulted in pretty serious head injuries as they rode their bikes around town, and their new resolutions. George Clyde reports.
Leatherback Turtles Get More Protections, and Luc Chamberland to Take Over Priscilla's Restaurant Space in Inverness. FIRST, a new federal "critical habitat" off West Marin's shores for endangered leatherbacks, but more is needed according to Lagunitas based Turtle Island Protection Network and two other advocates that sparked the new regulations. SECOND, Marshall resident Luc Chamberland is taking over the Priscilla's restaurant space in Inverness, with promise of a new restaurant called "Saltwater."
Corda, Dolcini, Grossi and McDonald Families Reveal West Marin Ranching and Dairy Life Over 150 Years. Local historian Dewey Livingston tells George Clyde of interviewing members of these traditionally private families for four fascinating new books with old family photos now available at the Stinson and Pt. Reyes Station public libraries - published by the RCD as part of a project inspired by rancher Sally Gale. Link to KWMR's new Story Shed program.
STRAW Plants Creek Banks With Multiple Plant Species to Learn Which Is Best in Changing Conditions. PRBO's Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed program is augmenting the traditional oak and willow plantings, according to STRAW's Laurette Rogers and John Parodi at a recent restoration. Phyllis Faber tells Claire Peaslee why ranchers value the restorations, which PRBO monitors to assess year-round food and shelter for wildlife.
Point Reyes National Seashore Looks to the New Year. Park Superintendent Cicely Muldoon comments on the recent death of a park ranger in the line of duty at another park and what Seashore rangers face in their daily work. She tells George Clyde about a new focus on trails in the Park and says that the long-awaited draft General Management Plan might be published this year. Link to first installment of this interview.