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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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    Richmond's Alysa Liu ~ National Figure Skating Champion

    Richmond has been home to a number of professional athletes over the years playing football, baseball, golf and a sundry of other sports. And recently, Richmond’s own Alysa Liu became the national figure skating champion.
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    Between Two Teachers ~ #1

    INTRODUCING BETWEEN TWO TEACHERS In September 2018 – during the local school board election - we started a YouTube channel and named it “BETWEEN TWO TEACHERS.”  “We” are Consuelo Lara – a veteran teacher with 16 years experience in West Contra Costa schools and Madeline Kronenberg – a veteran teacher who taught for 30 years at Hayward Adult School and has been an active parent leader in West Contra Costa since the mid 1980s.  Today, Consuelo is on the board and Madeline is a former board member.
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    WCCUSD Call for a Moratorium on Charter School Expansion

    Consuelo Lara is a member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District's Board of Education. Radio Free Richmond offers an opportunity for concerned citizens to voice their opinions on issues of significance to the community. At the Board meeting on Wednesday February 6th, the Board will discuss a proposed moratorium on the expansion of charter schools in the WCCUSD. The proposed resolution is Item E.2 in the agenda packet.  The Board meeting is scheduled to commence at 6:30 PM at DeJean Middle School at 3400 Macdonald Avenue in Richmond.  
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    A DAY IN THE LIFE A BRAND NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

    A day in the life of a new school board member: Institutionalized Racism Rears Its Ugly Head at The WCCUSD School Board Retreat. Institutionalized Racism is the process of purposely discriminating against certain groups of people through the use of biased laws or practices. Often, institutionalized racism is subtle and manifests itself in seemingly innocuous ways, but its effects are anything but subtle. CONSUELO LARA IS A NEWLY ELECTED MEMBER OF THE WEST CONTRA COSTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BOARD OF EDUCATION.
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    Out With the Old and In With the New

    There’s a certain order to things when new councilmembers are sworn in.  It’s a process that has largely been unchanged since people started electing their neighbors to represent them.
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    ELECTION RESULTS ~ #12

    At 4:26 PM on Wednesday November 28th, Contra Costa County posted their long-awaited update to the November 6thelection.
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    Anthony Caro ~ Concession

    As part of the coverage of the local races running up to the General Election of November 6, Radio Free Richmond offered candidates an opportunity to post op-ed stories on the issues.  Although unusual, we are also affording candidates an opportunity to post their thoughts on the election.
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    2018 Elections ~ All Over But the Shouting

    It’s all over but the shouting—and the gloating, finger pointing and commiserating.
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    Anthony Caro ~ In His Own Words

    On November 6th we will have a chance to use the full weight of the electoral process to determine who will be the next Governor of California and our representative in the US Senate.  There will be numerous state propositions, a race to serve in the State Assembly, three positions on the Richmond City Council, the Richmond Mayoral race as well as the State Superintendent of Education.  As important as these are, here in West County there is also a critical race being contested for three seats on the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Board of Education. Radio Free Richmond has extended an offer to all eleven candidates for the Board to post their own words to let you, the voters, know their positions on what they believe to be the important issues. The candidates have also been invited to post guest editorials on the issues of importance. RFR will post a new candidate statement every couple of days.
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    Cesar Zepeda ~ In His Own Words II

    On November 6th we will have a chance to use the full weight of the electoral process to determine who will be the next Governor of California and our representative in the US Senate.  There will be numerous state propositions, school board races, a critical race for the 15thAssembly District as well as the State Superintendent of Education.  As important as these are, here in Richmond there is also a critical race being contested for three seats on the Richmond City Council as well as for the Mayor of Richmond. Radio Free Richmond has extended an offer to all thirteen candidates for the Council and the two candidates for the Mayor’s position to post their own words to let you, the voters, know their positions on what they believe to be the important issues. The candidates have also been invited to post guest editorials on the issues of importance. RFR will post a new candidate statement every couple of days.
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