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KBBF Bilingual Radio - December 2014


KBBF Bilingual Radio - December 2014

by Edgar Avila

Que Pasa? – What’s New? 

This year’s North Bay Science Discovery Day on Saturday, November 1 was the most successful yet. It was cosponsored by the Buck Institute, KBBF  and others and held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. It featured hands on science and tech exhibitions and drew more than 12,000 middle school and high school aged children and their families. 

KBBF-FM 89.1 brought its info table for the afternoon and jumped right in, interviewing young participants, their proud parents and other exhibitors. 

Jess Perez has joined KBBF’s Youth Multimedia Project. The project seeks to develop leadership among middle school and high school aged students.  Youths will have the ability to capture live audio at community events and later edit them for broadcasts. The program was inaugurated  in 2011 by Tatiana Harrison, our self-titled “Youth Wrangler.” It helps improve academic skills by developing self confidence, media literacy, and team problem solving skills. Jess is also a recipient of the Unsung Hero Award from the Peace and Justice Center.  

KBBF is conducting financial education workshops this month, in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank. The first workshop has taken place, and there is room for participants in the second and third events.  The next one, on Saturday, December 6 from 9 to 11am, will cover retirement. The final workshop in this series will be given on Thursday, December 18 from 6 to 8pm and covers small businesses. The presenter will be Divina Giron, host of Planeando Hoy Su Mañana (Planning For Your Tomorrow).

Participation is limited to 30 persons and will be held at 1700 Corby Ave. (Carpenters’ Labor Center) in Santa Rosa. Take home learning materials will be given to participants. To reserve a spot and find out about cost call the KBBF offices at (707) 545-8833. These workshops will be held in Spanish.

Que Dice la Gente - What’s the Buzz? 

KBBF’s Roxana Leiva interviews Noah, a young visitor to North Bay Science Discovery Day.

Tatiana Harrison, KBBF’s “Youth Wrangler,” teaches basic radio during the  Youth Multimedia Project in 2013. The cudgels have been given to Jess Perez, who will lead this year’s group.

Student deaths in Mexico have ignited consternation among the human rights community, and at KBBF-FM.

KBBF’s Pablo Rivera is traveling to Guerrero, Mexico, to the heart of the activist community that has grown up around the issue of the deaths of 43 students. He will be sending live reports to his co-producers Mario Barajas and Martin Ortega at Poetas, Musicos y Otros. Be sure to turn in to the stories which will be aired weekly on Monday evenings at 7pm beginning in mid-December. They will be rebroadcast throughout KBBF’s broadcast schedule. 

Sonoma County’s own Molly Goss has been reporting regularly from Guerrero and other parts of Mexico for the last two years. Her stories can be heard bilingually on The Roseland Reports and Mañanitas Campiranas. Check out the KBBF program schedule at for the complete broadcast schedule of those programs and others.

Guests on Women’s Spaces were Sara Shor, National Coordinator for who discussed the recent vote in Congress authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline. Terri Carrion of 100,000 Poets for change gave host Elaine B. Holtz an update on the Peace and Justice Center’s 30th Anniversary Dinner, where Andy Lopez was named Peace Maker of the Year.