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  • WHO WE ARE

    Founded in February 2014, Radio Free Richmond is a partnership by local resident activists Don Gosney and Felix Hunziker with BMWL, a regional public affairs firm with a long history of West County community engagement.

  • New Leader for West Contra Costa School District

    West Contra Costa School District Announced Matthew Duffy as its New Leader

  • 'Time With Tom'

    Richmond Mayor Tom Butt Hosts a ‘Time with Tom’ Gathering at Jered’s Pottery in the Heart of Richmond's Clayborhood

  • United Urban Warrior Society Hosts Walk

    United Urban Warrior Society of Central California Hosts Second Annual Native American Walk for Sobriety

  • LOCAL RESTAURANTS: BANH MI BA LE VIETNAMESE SANDWICH DELI

    Local Spot Offers Some of the Most Celebrated Vietnamese Food in the Area

  • SCHOOLS’ GRADUATION RATE SURPASSES STATE AVERAGE

    Nearly 85% of West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students in the Class of 2015 Earned Their High School Diploma, According to Data Released by the California Department of Education

  • 5 Faces of African American History in Richmond

    Richmond is a Bastion of Rich African American History

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    POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE—COVID STYLE

    There are several critical components included in the transition from a high school senior to the real world:  Prom, Graduation. Grad Night (and for some, the pre-graduation parties).
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    FEEDING THE HUNGRY

    Even in the best of times, more than 80% of the students in West County are on the Free and Reduced Lunch Program.  They rely on the breakfasts and lunch they receive from the school district—often with those meals being the only meals they eat each day.
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    60 MINUTES IN THE FACULTY LOUNGE ~ EPISODE 3

    60 MINUTES IN THE FACULTY LOUNGE EPISODE 3: Sustainable EdTech FRIDAY ~ MAY 15TH AT 11:OO AM facebook.com/events/2916540615098878
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    GET YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER

    Are you 65 or older?  Do you have continuing medical issues?  Do you have diabetes?  Autoimmune issues? These--and other issues--make you at high risk for contracting COVID-19 and not surviving the ordeal.  We wish this on no one but in the off chance that this happens, how many of us are prepared?  Do we have our affairs in order? Do our loved ones know what to do?   If your medical provider asks your friends, relatives or partner how you want to be treated if you're no longer able to speak for yourself, who has the legal authority to speak on your behalf? Who knows where your financial accounts are held, whether you have life insurance or even the security codes for your home? None of us want to think about such thing because we all plan to live forever. Maybe now is the time to put away those outdated concepts and make the effort to prepare--just in case.
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    DUTCH STUDENTS COMPLETE TRANS-ATLANTIC VOYAGE FORCED BY CORONAVIRUS

    Sheltering in place Lines in front of our favorite stores. Toilet paper shelves empty. And the list goes on. With the times as tough as they are, we need to read encouraging stories to remind us that there are still plenty of good times staring us in the face. And there's nothing like going home.  
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    PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS #7

    On Friday afternoon the Contra Costa County Elections Division posted their FINAL results of the March 3rd Primary Election. While this is their FINAL count, the results have not yet been certified.  The County has 30 days from the date of the election to certify the results.
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    ELECTION UPDATE #6

    The Contra Costa Elections Division posted another update midafternoon on Wednesday.
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    FEAR IS OUR ENEMY

    Let’s compare the leadership styles between two Presidents: “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on March 3, 1933 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PbWBWYoetI "We'll see what happens, but they think August, could be July, could be longer than that," Trump said of the time when life might return to normal in the United States.  President Donald Trump on March 16, 2020  
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    PRIMARY ELECTION UPDATE #5

    Even though the rest of the world has pretty much shut down to avoid the COVID-19 virus, the CCC Elections Division has been hard at work tallying the votes from the March 3rd Presidential Primary election.
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    CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES

    The contest to determine how many delegates each of the Democratic Presidential candidates will receive after the March California Primary Election is still to be determined.  The count goes on but is getting closer to a conclusion.
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