"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.
With a $60K County Grant, Coastal Health Alliance Has Started Dispensing Some Prescriptions that the West Marin Pharmacy Previously Handled. CHA's Executive Director Rafael Gómez tells Herb Kutchins about the new service for low-income uninsured patients, and pharmacy owner Zsuzsanna Biran, who supports the change, discusses what the loss of 20% of her business will mean.
West Marin is Largely Unaffected by ABAG's "One Bay Area" Plan for the County, But Transportation Funding Could be at Stake. KWMR's George Clyde explores an emerging program that could require higher-density housing in east Marin, and that will likely create controversy in the County and Bay Area in the months ahead. Supervisor Steve Kinsey comments on the process and issues at the Board of Supervisors meeting. Link to ABAG's One Bay Area.
In Separate Interviews Yesterday, Incumbent Supervisor Steve Kinsey and Challenger Diane Furst Tell KWMR Listeners About Their Background and Views as the Race for the June Election Begins. Herb Kutchins with Lyons Filmer interviews each for a half hour, with a listener call-in between the interviews. George Clyde presents edited clips from the full interviews, which can be heard on-line at Open House (Furst) and Epicenter (listener call-in and Kinsey).
Did You Notice That the High Pressure Sodium Streetlights in Pt. Reyes Station, Stinson Beach and Elsewhere in West Marin Have Been Replaced by LEDs? KWMR's Katie Kukulka talks with Eric Steger, Assistant Director of Marin County's Public Works Department, about the retrofit, the energy savings and the color differences of the LED lighting.
Spring Arrived Last Night at 10:14 PM With the Vernal Equinox. Local writer Claire Peaslee explains what happened at a planetary level and what's happening now for the West Marin birds that take their signal from the changing amount of daylight, now at 12 hours and increasing. Her full report is in the West Marin Citizen this Thursday.
Additional news (not on audio): The National Park Service has just released yet another review of the analyses involving oyster operations at Drakes Estero. Links to IJ Article by Rob Rogers and the new report by a Florida consulting firm retained by the Park Service.
Family and Friends of Jonathan Rowe Remember the First Anniversary of His Untimely Death with a Ceremony and First Plantings for Native Garden at the Town Commons in Pt. Reyes Station. Rowe's character, abilities and accomplishments are remembered by Elizabeth Barnet, Claire Peaslee, Amy Schliftman and Rowe's young son Josh Rowe. George Clyde reports. Links to Rowe's articles and KWMR radio programs and West Marin Commons.
Affordable Housing Dream for Olema RV Park Dies with Foreclosure Filing, Inverness Valley Inn Conversion Plans Moving Forward Despite Listing for Sale, and Bar-Or Ranch Subdivision Could Mean New Affordable Rental Soon. KWMR's George Clyde updates the three projects with comments from Piro Ishizaka on the IVI situation and County Principal Planner Leelee Thomas on the proposed rental unit at 4 Tomasini Canyon Road (shown in photo). Link to Bar-Or permit hearing notice.