"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.
Redwood Creek Takes a New Route Significant changes, including a new 220-ft pedestrian bridge, are coming soon to the creek as the third phase of the Redwood Creek restoration at Muir Beach is underway. Carolyn Shoulders, the NPS manager for the project, tells KWMR's Brenda Kohn what to expect this year and in future phases.
County Plans to Repair Road Slides at Redwood Avenue and Olema Hill, But Traffic Delays Will Continue This fall the County will repair the slide on Redwood Avenue in Woodacre. But the Olema Hill slide repair may take longer, with one-lane traffic delays to continue for another six months, says County engineer Ernest Klock. Thanks to Andrea Blum of the West Marin Citizen for her report, with assistance from Amanda Eichstaedt. Blum's full report, which was edited for KWMR, is in the current Citizen.
Scientists Use Underwater Robot to Photograph the Ocean Floor 1800 Feet Below Surface Aboard a NOAA research vessel about 20 miles off the West Marin coast, KWMR's George Clyde joins Dan Howard, Superintendent of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and NOAA senior scientist Dr. Elizabeth Clarke for first-ever views of Bodega Canyon. UPDATE: A layer of mud covered the hard substrate in most areas, which is not ideal for deep water coral, although a few corals and sponges were seen where the substrate projected above the mud. The research is part of NOAA's Deep Coral Project, which Jennifer Stock will explore later this year in an edition of "Ocean Currents," her monthly program on KWMR.
Gophers, Bobcats and Raccoons A feature today from David Mitchell, editor and publisher emeritus of The Point Reyes Light. His blog, Sparsely Sage and Timely, provides observations of wildlife at Mitchell cabin in Pt. Reyes Station and a wealth of other treats.
Community Conversation #7 On Sunday about 65 participants, many in their 20s and 30s, focused on the hurdles that West Marin "youngsters" face in maintaining careers and making ends meet, and how the community can respond. Herb Kutchins reports on the unusual format, with music, theater and elements of a street fair, plus some serious discussion about serious issues. Highlights were recorded and will air on KWMR Monday, 5:00 - 6:15 PM.
New Program for Shoreline Unified School District Board Members and Administrators to Bridge Achievement Gap With a grant from the Marin Community Foundation, the District has engaged the National Equity Project to help Board members and top staff meet today's challenges in education, where family involvement may play a key role. KWMR's George Clyde talks with Superintendent Dr. Stephen Rosenthal and MCF President and CEO Dr. Thomas Peters. Thanks to Lynn Axelrod for her contributions, and whose full report on the recent Board meeting will be in this week's West Marin Citizen.
As New Owners Improve Environment, They Enjoy Special Deer Hunting Privileges Investor Michael Green tells George Clyde that there are no final plans for the Borello Ranch's future development, although the sewage ponds may be closed. Meanwhile, the owners are correcting the environmental problems on the ranch, as RCD's Erika Hughes confirms. Improving the wildlife habitat earns the group a special license - the only one in Marin County - to hunt for six deer, including a doe, outside the normal hunting season; further info here.