Aug 30, 2017
By Serena Makofsky
KBBF was as busy as ever this summer. There were fundraising events at the station, including the ARTStravaganza and the night of cumbia with Los Ritmicos. Now, preparations are underway for Trunk or Treat, KBBF’s fourth annual pre-Halloween, family-oriented party. The message: “Bring out the lowlows or your euro, project, masterpiece, lowrider bike.”.
Participants can register for free so long as they bring plenty of candy for the kids and decorate their ride – the more decked out the better, as trophies are awarded. Snacks, pizza, tamales, cookies, and pozole are sold, with all proceeds benefitting KBBF. The event takes place on Saturday, October 21st, from 6 to 9pm, at 1700 Corby Avenue, Suite B, in Santa Rosa. For more information, contact the station at (707) 545-8833.
Seeking Donations To encourage over-the-top showboating in the lowrider car and bike entries at Trunk or Treat, the organizers seek original welded works of art and sculpted creations to use as awards. Old school trophies are also welcome. Contact Sonja via KBBF’s Facebook page if you can support the cause.
Get Your Program InformationRadioLand reader and KBBF listener Lucy wrote in with a question: Could you tell me the performer of the music you played today at little before 2pm? It was Take Five for piano.Thanks so much for tuning in, Lucy! The Take Five segment was not part of KBBF’s original programming, but pre-recorded. If another reader has more information about this segment, please let us know. In the meantime, you can always consult our revamped website, kbbf.org, for the most up-to-date information. There is a page devoted to KBBF programs that is organized in a calendar format. We hope this helps!
Rising Up In wake of the white supremacist marches and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the KBBF community responded. Almost immediately, Laura González started organizing a collective response to stand in solidarity with the people of Charlottesville and others profoundly affected by racial hatred and oppression. The result was a peaceful vigil and informational gathering: No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA! The day was an inspiring call to action. Signs read “The Power of the People is Stronger than the People in Power” and “This Cannot Become the New Normal.”
Teach-In Action begins with education. Thus, community groups are organizing ongoing events to keep people informed and involved in issues concerning race and racism in the United States. On August 19th, the Community Action Coalition and North Bay Organizing Project took to Old Courthouse Square to hold a teach-in, Show Up for Charlottesville: Confront White Supremacy. The lively discussion was both a general response to the Movement for Black Live to challenge symbols and also a more specific discussion of Sonoma, California’s historic Bear Flag Revolt. In the words of the organizers, “This revolt led to the theft of the Californian territory from Mexico as well as the targeted persecution of Mexican and Native American people by white settlers.” For further information about future actions and meetings, consult the Facebook pages of CAC and NBOP.
Fiesta de Independencia Luther Burbank Center for the Arts hosts its annual Fiesta de Independencia Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 1pm to 7pm. The free event highlights the North Bay’s diverse cultures, particularly the tastes, sounds, and sights of Mexico and other Latino cultures. The Center’s Latino Advisory Council honors Latino Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day with family-friendly activities, authentic food, music, games, and performances. Some highlights include the low-rider car show and music from Mariachi Barragan, Banda Toro, and Sonora Tropicana.
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