Sonoma County Focus

You’d be surprised just how many people are working miracles and making magic happen in Sonoma County.  From local events to great foundations, Sonoma County Focus features in-depth interviews with the people who make Sonoma County great. Hosted by Michelle Marques.


Sonoma County Focus – Redwood Empire Food Bank

Host Michelle Marques talks with Rachelle Mesheau, Marketing and PR Manager for the Redwood Empire Food Bank. No one should have to go hungry in Sonoma County, and that’s why the Redwood Empire Food Bank has been

Sonoma County Focus – The Early Learning Institute

Host Michelle Marques talks with Dr. Michele Rogers, Executive Director of the Early Learning Institute about the services and support they provide to Sonoma County’s young children, families and community.  Remember to include the Early Learning Institute

Sonoma County Focus – Watch Duty App

Host Michelle Marques talks with John Mills, CEO and Cofounder of the Watch Duty app. Watch Duty uses crowdsourcing from a number of citizen reporters to give succinct, timely information on fires and other emergencies in the

Sonoma County Focus – November 2022 Midterm Election

KSRO News Director Michelle Marques and morning co-host Larry Olson talk with SSU Political Science Professor Dr. Dave McCuan about the various propostions on the November ballot, as well as interviews with the 4 candidates running for

Sonoma County Focus – Blind Scream Haunted House 2022

Host Michelle Marques talks with Judy Groverman Walker, co-owner of Blind Scream Haunted House in Santa Rosa about this year’s haunt. If you love the thrill of a good scare, Blind Scream is your ticket to a

Sonoma County Focus – 2022 Art Trails

Michelle Marques talks with Catherine Devries, Creative Director for the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and Sally Baker, Board President and Art Trails artist, about the 2022 Art Trails open studios event. This free event features well

Sonoma County Focus – Greek and Middle Eastern Food Festival 2022

Michelle Marques talks with Linda Tams, spokesperson for the Greek and Middle Eastern Food Festival happening on Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd from noon to 9pm at the St. George Orthodox Church in Rohnert Park.

Sonoma County Focus – Pathway to Income Equity

Host Michelle Marques talks with Angie Dillon-Shore, Executive Director of First 5 Sonoma County, about a new pilot program that would provide a guaranteed basic income for Sonoma County’s poorest families. It is called Pathway to Income

Sonoma County Focus – Mary Fuller McChesney Art Exhibit

Host Michelle Marques talks with Spring Maxfield, curator of an upcoming art exhibit featuring sculptures from artist Mary Fuller McChesney at the Astro Hotel. The exhibit will feature works that Fuller McChesney made over decades at her

Sonoma County Focus – Wine Country Distillery Festival 2022

Host Michelle Marques talks with Lindsay Musco, Founder/Creator of Poppy + Vine and Wine Country Distillery Festival, Saturday, August 13th from noon to 4pm at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. This year the Festival will

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