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In order to encourage full participation in society and community, NorCal Public Media provides educational, informational and cultural telecommunication services in partnership with our community. We operate three non-profit media stations: KRCB TV, KPJK TV, and KRCB FM Radio 91.

NorCal Public Media is a highly visible local arts, cultural, educational, news, and community information media hub, offering a unique service to the Bay Area in order to encourage full participation in community and society.

NorCal Public Media expands options in providing and responding to new technologies through enhancement of technological functions and equipment.

NorCal Public Media believes that civil society thrives through community alliances and collaborations.

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PHOTOS

  • Arts Education in Sonoma County Schools

VIDEOS

  • See how the ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School shapes young learners through visual and performance arts, and creates a safe place for students to express themselves. Through their artwork, students find freedom and joy in learning.

AUDIO

  • Mark “Mooka” Rennick, the owner of Prairie Sun Recording Studios, produced and performed on a benefit CD called “Out of the Fire.” The proceeds will go to replace the instruments musicians and music students lost in the fire.

    https://norcalpublicmedia.org/north-bay-fires/inspired-by-fire-out-of-the-fire

  • Musician Eki Shola and her family narrowly escaped the North Bay Wildfires. Shola lost her home, instruments, and creative archive of music. She perseveres by creating new music that expresses her new appreciation for life. Music is a family affair with Eki Shola, her father has created new percussion sounds using found objects from the wreckage of the fire.

    https://norcalpublicmedia.org/north-bay-fires/inspired-by-fire

  • Guitarist Volker Strifler cannot imagine what it would be like for a musician to lose all of their instruments in a natural disaster. Instruments become a part of the musician. This inspired him to collaborate on the benefit music CD “Out of the Fire.” He believes we need to focus on the spirit as well as the physical aspects of fire recovery.

    https://norcalpublicmedia.org/north-bay-fires/inspired-by-fire-arts-are-healing

  • New media artists Kimberly Koym-Murteira is preserving memories of the North Bay Wildfires through the unique medium of glass storage jars that project video footage. Koym-Murteira views this capture and display technique as a way to store and share memories that have shaped our community.

    https://norcalpublicmedia.org/north-bay-fires/inspired-by-fire-preserving-memories

  • Found object artist Adam Shaw and his family survived the North Bay Wildfires fighting back the flames around their Sonoma Valley home. The objects he has collected and curated are used within his evocative works of art to express the damage that trauma can inflict, and also the hope that it can inspire.

    https://norcalpublicmedia.org/north-bay-fires/inspired-by-fire-objects-and-memory

  • Martin Zuniga is a sculptor and painter. His home was surrounded by fire in October 2017. Through a mentorship and teaching project with youth, Zuniga created a mural project that reflects themes of endurance, survival, and endurance.

    https://norcalpublicmedia.org/north-bay-fires/inspired-by-fire-passion-for-survival

  • Arts Education - The Theater Program at Analy High School teaches students collaboration and team-working skills. Drama teachers Jonathan Mazer and Starr Hergenrather encourage students to embrace their individuality and confidence, as well as shape their social and academic skills through the performing arts.

    https://norcalpublicmedia.org/video/promo-arts-in-edu-analy-60sec

  • Arts Education - See how the ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School shapes young learners through visual and performance arts, and creates a safe place for students to express themselves. Through their artwork, students find freedom and joy in learning.

    https://norcalpublicmedia.org/video/promo-arts-in-edu-artquest-60sec

  • Arts Education - The music program at Lawrence Jones Middle School teaches young students perseverance and structure, as well as inspiring the students to succeed in their academic life. Music teacher Oliver Fraenkle motivates students to use the skills they learn in their band class in other parts of their lives.

    https://norcalpublicmedia.org/video/promo-arts-in-edu-ljms-60sec