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This American Life
American Routes
Afropop Worldwide
Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio
The Retro Cocktail Hour
Folk Alley
Hearts of Space
Notes from the Jazz Underground
Strange Currency
Deep Threes
Snap Judgment
Latino USA

What KRCB FM Radio 91 is playing

Vaping: What You Don't Know Can Kill You - Hour Special

From KRCB-FM "Radio 91" | Part of the Vaping: What You Don't Know Can Kill You series | 01:05:51

We investigate the dangers of vaping, while listening to the voices of high school administrators, health professionals and students. One thing is clear: most young people are unaware of the short and long-term health impacts of vaping.

Vape-media-defense-gov-small_small In the summer of 2019, troubling reports circulated throughout the country that people were being injured and dying after vaping, usually connected to black market THC products. More information surfaced in November of 2019 that a key cause of these injuires and deaths was a substance called Vitamin E acetate.
But the timing of this epidemic also turned a spotlight on the broader question of how vaping companies, aided by Big Tobacco, were trying to hook a new generation on nicotine, by making vaping seem like a safe, candy-coated alternative to cigarettes. We now know that this isn't the case. Vaping nicotine is dangerous for young people, and we learn why in talking with health officials, high school administrators and kids themselves. 
Program is updated at the end before credits with a postscript about new vaping regulations that occurred "early in 2020."

A Conversation with Stacey Abrams

From KRCB-FM "Radio 91" | 59:00

Northern California Public Media's Adia White interviews Stacey Abrams at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, California, May 20, 2019.


Stacey Abrams was the first black woman to be nominated by a major party to run for governor.  She narrowly lost that race in Georgia last year but received more votes than any other Democrat who has run statewide there. Abrams writes about daring to dream big and following those ambitions to fruition in her book, "Lead From the Outside."  KRCB's Adia White interviewed Abrams about her book on stage at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa on May 20, 2019. 

Photo: Northern California Public Media reporter Adia White interviews Stacey Abrams at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on May 20, 2019.  Credit: Steve Jennings

Show notes: Audio was recorded live at the Luther Burbank Center on May 20, 2019. It includes an intro by KRCB host Mark Prell.

A news hole is available upon request. Please contact Adia_White@norcalpublicmedia.org

Climate One (Series)

Produced by Climate One

Most recent piece in this series:

2021-02-26 John Kerry, Gina McCarthy and Biden’s Climate Team

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 58:58


Host: Greg Dalton

Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington
Gina McCarthy, President & CEO, NRDC Action Fund
John Kerry, Former U.S. Senator and former Secretary of State
Sonia Aggarwal, Vice President of Energy, Energy Innovation
Brian Deese, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

Joe Biden did not start out as the “climate candidate” – that was a title first claimed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, one of  more than two dozen Democratic candidates jockeying for position in the early days of the 2020 presidential campaign.  When Inslee spoke on the Climate One stage in May of 2020, climate was top of mind for him.

“Everybody’s got a to do list right on your refrigerator,” Inslee said. “This cannot be just on the next president's to do list, because if it's not job one, it won't get done.”

Inslee, who dropped out of the race a few months later, can arguably be credited with helping to push the climate crisis into the campaign conversation, onto the debate stage and higher on the agenda for candidate Joe Biden.

Fast forward nine months, and President Joe Biden is looking at everything through a climate lens – from jobs and infrastructure to international diplomacy, public health and social justice.

“He really is a person who was engaged somewhat in climate, but I don't think it was as yet sort of ingrained into him,” said former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “Well, it is now!”

When McCarthy spoke on Climate One last September, Biden had yet to be elected to the presidency. She has since been named to the post of White House National Climate Advisor – and she’s ready to get to work.


“I don't just want greenhouse gases, I want fossil fuels gone,” McCarthy states vehemently. “I don't want to help fossil fuel industry to extend their life.  I want them to recognize that this is bringing down communities most importantly, environmental justice communities.”


McCarthy is just one of the climate leaders that President Biden has tapped for prominent roles in his administration. Another is former Secretary of State John Kerry, whom Biden has chosen for the newly created position of U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. Now that the United States is back in the Paris Agreement, Kerry’s job is to convince other countries that we’re serious about cutting global carbon emissions -- and prod them to do more.


Kerry joined Greg Dalton for a conversation in April of 2020. At the time, he was already deeply invested in the climate fight, having declared a World War Zero on carbon pollution.


“It’s really putting the nation on a war footing to avoid the next pandemic which will be exacerbated by the climate crisis, and the way to get ahead of it is to prepare and make the decisions now,” says Kerry. “The long-term energy future of America is not going to be written in fossil fuels”


In their Climate One discussion, Kerry pointed out the need for major investments in innovation and research, a task that will be spearheaded by Sonia Aggarwal, Biden’s newly appointed Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Innovation. Aggarwal spoke at Climate One in 2019 about the state of global climate solutions. At the time, she was Vice President of Energy at the consulting firm Energy Innovation.


“It’s been pretty amazing to see how the market has taken off to really bring down the cost of clean energy,” Aggarwal said then. “And what impact that’s making in a lot of different places around the world.


“I’m optimistic about the future,” she added. “One of the things that makes me the most optimistic is that we have clean energy technologies that can be deployed at speed and scale, and are being deployed at speed and scale.”


Jay Inslee was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on May 2, 2019
Gina McCarthy was recorded via video on September 22, 2020
John Kerry was recorded via video on April 21, 2020
Sonia Aggarwal was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on January 17, 2019
Brian Deese was recorded via video on April 16, 2020.




‘Climate Czar’ positions point to Biden’s dual approach to the global crisis (Audubon)


The Biden Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice

Every cabinet job is about climate change now (Washington Post)


Biden adds six policy experts to his climate team (E&E news)


Biden appoints Brian Deese to lead National Economic Council (CNBC)

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

709: Into the Covid ICU, 2/27/2021

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 58:59


This week marks a grim milestone: 500,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. Kaiser Health News reporter Jenny Gold spent eight months following one first-year medical resident working on the front lines of the pandemic.  

Dr. Paloma Marin-Nevarez graduated from the Stanford University medical school in June, right before the virus began its second major surge. She’s one of more than 30,000 new doctors who started residencies in 2020. Just weeks after graduating, Marin-Nevarez began training as an ER doctor at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, one of the areas in California hardest hit by the pandemic. 

Listeners follow Marin-Nevarez as she faces the loneliness and isolation of being a new doctor, working 80 hours a week in the era of masks and social distancing. She also witnesses the inequality of the pandemic, with Latino, Black and Native American people dying of COVID-19 at much higher rates than White people. Marin-Nevarez finds herself surrounded by death and having to counsel families about the loss of loved ones. We view the pandemic through the eyes of a rookie doctor, finding her footing on the front lines of the virus.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley #210225

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:57:59

Fars_logo_191026_240_small This week on Folk Alley, Elena See shares new music from Corey Ledet Zydeco, Andrew Marlin, Joy Oladokun, Nathaniel Rateliff, David Wax Museum, and Amythyst Kiah's new take on her powerful single, "Black Myself'; plus favorites from Billy Strings, Rachel Baiman, Resistance Revival Chorus, Hurray for the Riff Raff; and more.

In hour two, more new music from Samantha Crain, Tami Neilson, Frances Luke Accord, and Amy Ray; we spotlight fiddler, Tatiana Hargreaves, including her new release, 'Soledad' inspired by Gabriel García Márquez's '100 Years of Solitude'; plus favorites by Suzzy Roche &. Lucy Wainwright Roche, Daniel Rodriguez, Guy Davis, Sam Bush, and more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Retro Cocktail Hour #895

From Kansas Public Radio | Part of the The Retro Cocktail Hour series | 01:58:00


The music is served "shaken, not stirred" every week on The Retro Cocktail Hour.  Here you'll find vintage recordings from the dawn of the Hi-Fi Era - imaginative, light-hearted (and sometimes light headed) pop stylings designed to underscore everything from the backyard barbecue to the high-tech bachelor pad.

Among the artists featured on The Retro Cocktail Hour are lounge legends like Frank Sinatra and Juan Esquivel; tiki gods Martin Denny and Les Baxter; swinging cocktail combos featuring The Three Suns and Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo; and mambo king Perez Prado.  The series also spotlights up and coming lounge/exotica artists, including Waitiki, Ixtahuele, the Tikiyaki Orchestra, Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, the Voodoo Organist and many more.


Each hour of the show is discrete and can be used in a variety of ways - a weekly two-hour show; a weekly one-hour show; or twice weekly one-hour shows.  Custom promos and fundraising pitches available on request.


Join host Darrell Brogdon at the underground martini bunker for the sounds of space age pop and incredibly strange music!


Afropop Worldwide (Series)

Produced by Afropop Worldwide

Most recent piece in this series:

741: Moroccan Music Today: Re-Examined Past, Innovative Future, 3/11/2021

From Afropop Worldwide | Part of the Afropop Worldwide series | 58:59

Afropop_logo_black_small In Morocco today, artists draw from a huge variety of styles and traditions, creating music that takes from previously neglected history in order to create new and innovative sounds. In Agadir and Casablanca, two of Morocco's most vibrantly musical cities, musicians have embraced Morocco's Amazigh and sub-Saharan roots. On this program, we explore how artists are preserving styles like Gnawa, brought to Morocco by slaves from West Africa, and rwayes, Amazigh troubadour music of southern Morocco. We will also hear everything from Amazigh black metal to a band covering Bob Marley songs with Moroccan instruments, along with some female artists who are powerfully staking out their place in male-dominated genres.

Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

Most recent piece in this series:

Notes from the Jazz Underground #113 - Chick Corea part 2: Return to Forever

From WDCB | Part of the Notes from the Jazz Underground series | 58:00

Nftju_logo_small_small This week, we continue our look back at Chick Corea's career, and this time, we're cranking up the volume and jamming to Return to Forever. We're covering every version of the band, from their origins as a Brazilian flavored electric Jazz band to their final incarnation that merged Jazz, funk and prog-rock into a heady stew.

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

Most recent piece in this series:

09-17: Equal Rights Amendment: Times Up, 3/3/2021

From Bioneers | Part of the Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature series | 28:30

Neuwirth_jessica_small Ever since women won the right to vote in 1920, they have been trying to pass an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ensure equality and justice in the eyes of the law. The Third Wave women’s movement might just make it a reality. MomsRising Director Joan Blades, attorney Kimberle Crenshaw, and ERA Coalition President Jessica Neuwirth tell us why the amendment is so important to address discrimination and harassment in the workplace and beyond.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 02.26.21: Fats Domino Birthday Celebration

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:57

Sc_square_small We celebrate the birthday of Fats Domino and hear music from our February artists, Curtis Mayfield and Living Colour.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

Most recent piece in this series:

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Legend Series

From Art of the Song | Part of the Art of the Song series | 59:00

Buffy-4-3_small Our guest this week on Art of the Song is the legendary Canadian-American folk singer, educator and activist, Buffy Sainte-Marie. Although Buffy’s music today is far from traditional folk, it embodies the anti-war and native rights sentiments that were prevalent in the sixties. Her music was blacklisted by the FBI during the Johnson and Nixon administrations. Despite the setback, she persevered with her music and teaching, and found a new venue, the children’s TV show, Sesame Street. In 1997 Buffy Sainte-Marie founded the Cradleboard Teaching Project, an educational curriculum devoted to better understanding Native Americans. She has won recognition and numerous awards for both her music and her work in education and social activism. We spoke with Buffy about the release of her CD, Power in the Blood.

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

Most recent piece in this series:

635: Chip In My Brain, 2/26/2021

From This American Life | Part of the This American Life series | :00

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Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections February 22 - March 19, 2021

From ChavoBart Digital Media | Part of the Climate Connections series | 30:00

Tony_pic_small This month on Climate Connections: 

Air Date        Title 

Mon., 2/22 - Climate-friendly jobs for unemployed oil and gas workers: The president has pledged to put people to work plugging abandoned oil and gas wells.

Tue., 2/23 - His business is building ice castles. Will that get harder in a warming world? Brent Christensen's company constructs elaborate palaces made from icicles in four U.S. cities.

Wed., 2/24 - COVID recovery should include climate solutions, researcher says: As countries rebuild their economies, they could help speed the transition to renewable energy.

Thu., 2/25 - Residents of Kentucky coal town fear return of devastating floods: Floodwaters rose to dangerous levels last year in Harlan, Kentucky, where heavy rainfall has grown more common.

Fri., 2/26 - Why a Charleston woman decided to demolish her home: She’s just one of many who will need to retreat from rising seas.

Mon., 3/1 - Tree swallows are nesting earlier in spring: That’s creating new dangers for their chicks.

Tue., 3/2 - Cloud seeding can boost mountain snowpack: The controversial practice has shown promise in recent research.

Wed., 3/3 - Mississippi town fights back against flooding: In Duck Hill, heavy downpours would turn Main Street into a river.

Thu., 3/4 - Wildfire smoke is especially dangerous for children, researcher warns: They’re more at risk because their bodies are still developing and they’re often more physically active than adults. 

Fri., 3/5 - Thoughtful design can make streets safer: It can reduce the risks to pedestrians, and make cities more walkable.

Mon., 3/8 - Lab-grown chicken approved for sale in Singapore: Proponents of “no-kill” meat say it’s better for the climate than traditional agriculture.

Tue., 3/9 - Climate change could drive Komodo dragons to extinction: They could lose much of their habitat during the next 30 years.  

Wed., 3/10 - How Indigenous people in the Amazon are using drones to protect rainforests: They’re using high-tech tools to monitor illegal logging.  

Thu., 3/11 - Severe drought could make the Old Faithful geyser less faithful: It’s happened before.

Fri., 3/12 - Poet grapples with coal’s legacy: He says the economic benefits of coal mining came with many costs.

Mon., 3/15 - Humpback whales change their migration patterns as the climate warms: That could make it more difficult for tourists to spot the animals, Australian researcher warns. 

Tue., 3/16 - How global warming could harm some wild bee populations: Wild bees help pollinate crops like tomatoes.

Wed., 3/17 - Solar farm to boost tax revenue in Indiana county as coal plant closes: The 5,000-acre solar and battery storage development will go online around the same time that the local coal plant is scheduled to close.

Thu., 3/18 - City residents use maps to fight inequality in their neighborhoods: Racist housing policies of the past have left residents more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change today.  

Fri., 3/19 - Owner of a fly-fishing lodge worries about fracking: His business can’t survive without clean water.  

Hearts of Space (Series)

Produced by Hearts of Space

Most recent piece in this series:

HeartsSp 210226: "WINTERTRONIC" (Pgm. 1206R), 2/26/2021

From Hearts of Space | Part of the Hearts of Space series | 59:00


a winter journey on electronic waves; a program of ambient electronic music.

Featured artists include the duo Transponder (Don Tyler & Steve Pierce), Texas synthesist Hollan Holmes, Solaris (Serbian musician Strahinja Maletic with Don Tyler), Italian ambient musician Netherworld (aka Alessandro Tedeschi), Bluetech (San Diego musician & DJ Evan Bartholomew), British musician & singer Kirsty Hawkshaw, Finnish synthesist Janne Hanhisuanto, and the Italian duo Iluiteq (Sergio Calzoni & Andrea Bellucci).

Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

Most recent piece in this series:

2109: Vieques, 3/5/2021

From Latino USA | Part of the Latino USA series | :00

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