"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.
Albert Straus Gives a Speech and Provides Organic GMO-free Ice Cream Yesterday as California GMO Labeling Initiative Moves Forward, and the Olema Inn Closes. (1) The California Right to Know group filed nearly one-million signatures to get GMO labeling on the November ballot, strongly supported by Albert Straus of Straus Family Creamery. (2) Olema Inn & Restaurant has closed awaiting a new owner; no comment from rumored buyer.
Also, the County has received a state grant of $750K to complete Phase 2 of the Marshall Community Septic System, including about 20 homes and Tony's Seafood Restaurant. Much credit goes to Supervisor Steve Kinsey's aide, Liza Crosse. <Not on audio>
With Only Five Weeks Remaining Before the June 5 Election for Supervisorial District 4, Incumbent Steve Kinsey and Challenger Diane Furst Debated a Multitude of Issues Last Night. About 85 people attended the debate, organized by the West Marin Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Ken Otter. George Clyde presents some excerpts, and Herb Kutchins provides an analysis. The debate will be broadcast on KWMR on Wednesday, May 9, at noon.
Financial Crisis Inspires Board, Parents and Supporters to Plan for Long Term Stability as the Pre-School Approaches Its 40th Anniversary. Papermill Board Chair Melissa Claire tells George Clyde about the school's financial needs and her gratitude for the support at the meeting. Marin Head Start's Kay Wernert pledges continued partnership, and School Director and Head Teacher Judy Radiloff, who's leaving to complete her dissertation, says she is honored to have served the school.
If You Are New to West Marin - or an Old Timer - Fraternal and Service Organizations Give an Entrée to the Local Community and Helping Others As Well. KWMR's George Clyde goes to Bolinas for a Briones Lions Club barbecue and talks with president Mike Aitken, vice president Matt Lewis, members Tom Dibblee and Rosanne Lavoy, and new residents Rem and Kathy Hart. Opportunities to be involved locally in West Marin abound at local Lions, Rotary and Druid groups.
Environmental Action Committee of West Marin Asks Interior Department Inspector General to Investigate How an Internal Draft of the Drakes Estero Oyster DEIS Got to Dr. Corey Goodman. EAC's Executive Director Amy Trainer wants to know who gave out the internal document and seeks to prevent other confidential documents from going to oyster company advocates. Separately, EAC is pleased by a study recently released by Park Service that concludes that there were not significant numbers of native oysters in Drakes Estero historically. Link to EAC press release; George Clyde reports.
New Complaint to Interior Department's Inspector General Says Park Has 2009-2010 Sound Recordings That Contradict Draft Environmental Impact Report Regarding Noise Levels from Drakes Bay Oyster Company Boats. Dr. Corey Goodman filed the new complaint with appendices Tuesday saying that concealing this data and misleading reviewers with noise information from other sources may constitute fraud. Tomorrow we report a second Inspector General filing this month - by Amy Trainer of EAC. George Clyde reports.
Over the Hill from Inverness Via Pt. Reyes Station, Olema and the San Geronimo Valley to the San Rafael Transit Center - in Bit Over an Hour for $1 (Senior Fare). KWMR's George Clyde takes the Stagecoach and talks with driver Hermon Murphy, passenger Gilberto Sanchez, Abraham from Forest Knolls, Tom from Woodacre and the lady that knits. Now with seven round-trips each weekday, it's a pleasant, convenient and very social ride, in spite of the bumps in the road.