"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.
The Holstein 100 Annual Bike Event on Saturday, Benefitting West Marin Senior Services Program Director Pam Osborn tells about West Marin Senior Services, which has helped seniors throughout West Marin for 35 years. John Fields of Marshall, 90, tells about volunteering for the Holstein 100 event and the WMSS offerings that he appreciates. George Clyde reports.
A Retrospective and Tribute to the California Coastal Commission's Peter Douglas The man who helped write the 1972 Coastal Initiative and the Coastal Act, and who was a forceful leader of the organization from its very start, has announced his retirement. KWMR's Herb Kutchins recounts the man's fascinating history, his many accomplishments, and some of his West Marin connections. Click here for an extended biography and personal comments.
The Bagley-Burton-McCloskey Letter Provokes a Response from EAC, as the Drakes Bay Oyster Debate Rages On As promised in our Monday report on the letter by former legislators to Interior Secretary Salazar supporting Lunny's Drakes Bay Oyster Company, KWMR hears from the opposition. Amy Trainer of EAC tells George Clyde why the letter is wrong, and Melanie Gunn of the Seashore gives the schedule for public comment this fall. Links to the legislators' letter, its exhibits, the Save Drakes Bay Coalition, and the Seashore information.
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust Acquires a Conservation Easement on the Thornton Ranch Near Tomales Last week MALT completed a deal with Gary Thornton that had been in the works for nearly 10 years, as MALT's Bob Berner explains to George Clyde. Thornton's daughter Marissa Thornton says they may restore dairy operations and join the cadre of local cheesemakers.
Former Legislators McCloskey, Burton and Bagley Have Written a Joint Letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Supporting Kevin Lunny's Drakes Bay Oyster Company Congressman Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey tells George Clyde why the legislators, who were deeply involved in Pt. Reyes National Seashore wilderness legislation, believe the Congressional intent was to permit the oyster operation to continue, and why they have just given their views now. Links to the letter and exhibits. In our report we indicated that we would obtain a reaction to the letter from the Seashore and environmental advocates, which can be heard here: The Bagley-Burton-McCloskey Letter Provokes a Response from EAC, as the Drakes Bay Oyster Debate Rages On
KWMR Joins Researchers Netting Juvenile Coho Salmon After Stunning Them With An Electric Charge Brenda Kohn learns about the local fish monitoring program from National Park Service marine biologist Michael Reichmuth, from Sarah Carlisle from the Seashore's fisheries program, and from other researchers. Click here for information about the program and volunteer opportunities this summer.
State Parks Not For Sale, But Private Support OK State Parks Spokesman Roy Stearns and District Superintendent Danita Rodriquez tell Mark Dowie that selling our local parks is not an option, but some private support might be welcome. Retired ranger Carlos Porrata of Pt. Reyes Station strongly objects to any park closures.