"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.
It's a Slow News Day, Which Gives Us a Chance to Present Two Local Opinions from KWMR's "To the Point" Program. Amy Trainer of Environmental Action Committee of West Marin discusses the charges by Dr. Corey Goodman regarding the noise studies in the Drakes Estero Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and Sharon Mooney of West Marin Senior Services tells about helping at Stockstill House. To submit your own "To the Point" opinion - which is like a "letter to the editor" on the air - click here.
A Crowd of 70 at SGV Community Center Hear County and Bay Area Air Quality Management District Discuss Wood Smoke Problems that Afflict the San Geronimo Valley. BAAQMD head of enforcement Brian Bateman tells about proposed increases in fines and possible incentives for upgrading stoves, and experts tell of health consequences from the smoke. Some wood burners want exemptions confirmed; but with hundreds of complaints and only the Papermill Creek Saloon and Two Bird Café cited, clean air advocates want stricter rules. George Clyde reports.
Point Reyes Station's Yoga Toes - Live from the White House Lawn at the Traditional Easter-Egg Roll. In the midst of the event, Amanda and Nicholas Giacomini, founders of Yoga Toes, call into KWMR with a report. They were teaching yoga at the annual egg-rolling event, launched in 1878 and now in its 134th year. Their involvement with Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign resulted in the invitation. George Clyde reports with thanks to Herb Kutchins for his assistance with this story.
UPDATE! Video of the yoga garden at the White House Easter-Egg roll here.
Orcas Kill a Baby Gray Whale Below the Lighthouse as Visitors Watch in Amazement. Point Reyes National Seashore Interpretive Park Ranger Kim Hawkins gives KWMR a first-person account of the attack. According to marine mammal expert Dr. Sarah Allen, the sighting of an orca (or killer whale) of this type feeding on a marine mammal was the first in the Point Reyes Headlands area. George Clyde reports.
Round Trip Bus Service to Petaluma Three Times a Week on Weekdays Will Start in 2013 if Grant is Approved. Marin Transit is optimistic about prospects for a $490K federal grant which would fund the new service in collaboration with Petaluma Transit. Supervisor and Marin Transit president Steve Kinsey gave the good news Wednesday night in Tomales, and local residents Doris Pareas and Luana Pinasco comment to George Clyde.
A Wealth of Delicious Food Awaits Picking in West Marin, Including Local Weeds. KWMR's Andrea Blum joins a group foraging at Star Route Farms in Bolinas last weekend and learns from author Langdon Cook about gathering and eating stinging nettles, miner's lettuce, chickweed, thimbleberry and more. Cook's account of the event sponsored by Marin Organic and Point Reyes Books here.
Marin Energy Authority Bestows the Charles F. McGlashan Advocacy Award on Mainstreet Moms, Recognizing Their Long-Time Campaign to Bring Clean Energy to West Marin. And a successful result for their efforts begins this week, as the Energy Authority sends a formal notice to local residents that in July they will be powered by Marin Green Energy, and not PG&E's electricity, unless they opt-out of the program. Gail Graham of Mainstreet Moms explains all, including the option to sign up for Deep Green for 100% renewable energy now. George Clyde reports.