"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.
West Marin's Only Jewish Congregation, Gan HaLev, Celebrates Hanukkah Beginning at Sundown Tonight. KWMR's Herb Kutchins speaks with Suzanne Sadowsky about how she started Gan HaLev in San Geronimo with a newspaper notice about twenty years ago, and how the Congregation will be celebrating Hanukkah this Friday evening at the San Geronimo Community Center. All are welcome. Full 30-minute interview here.
With Few Coho Salmon in the Lagunitas Creek System, Early Hopes for a Good Spawning Season Have Disappeared. Biologist Dr. Christopher Pincetich of the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) says that mature endangered coho salmon in the creek now and still to enter from Tomales Bay may perish without spawning unless it rains soon. Link to creek walks.
Governor Brown's Budget Cuts Target School Busing - $270K Slashed at Shoreline. West Marin Citizen reporter Lynn Axelrod tells about the impacts of the cuts, which go into effect January 1, and what districts are doing about them. Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke says that home-to-school busing is essential in rural areas like West Marin. George Clyde reports.
Lawson's Landing and EAC "On Same Page" at Coastal Commission, While San Geronimo Valley Homeowners and Enviros Clash Before Board of Supervisors. We hear from Catherine Caufield of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin at a California Coastal Commission love-fest and from speakers from both sides at Tuesday's acrimonious meeting of the Board of Supervisors, who tightened the tree-cutting ordinance. George Clyde reports. <Note: edited to remove some inaccurate statements by a speaker in the original broadcast.>
The Treacherous Mouth of Tomales Bay Almost Claimed Two More Victims, But Good Fortune Intervened. Pt. Reyes Station residents Mike and Ryan Giammona tell about finding a hypothermic man clinging to a buoy Saturday afternoon while his companion was being swept out to sea. George Clyde reports.
What's the Story Behind All the Used Chippers and Equipment on the Lot Next to the Pine Cone Diner, Across from Tomales Bay Foods? KWMR interviews Matt Bauer of California Tree Equipment, who squatted on the lot for years, and now has a lease. Bauer tells George Clyde about his equipment sales operation and explains why almost all of his used chippers get shipped out of California.
Tomales Orchard to Produce Organic Hard Apple Cider, English Style. Owners Jan Lee and her husband Lou have applied for a permit to produce hard apple cider at the AppleGarden Farm, just outside of Tomales. George Clyde reports on the proposal to produce up to 1000 gallons a year with tastings by appointment only, which the County will consider for permitting Thursday.