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Playlist: KRCB-FM Radio 91 @ norcalpublicmedia.org/radio/radio

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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:

2020-10-30 Power Shift: Climate and Justice in 2020

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 58:59


Guests (in order of appearance):
Dorceta Taylor, Professor, Professor of Environmental Justice, Yale School for the Environment
Jamie Margolin, Co-Executive Director, Zero Hour; Author, Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It

How does power shape our climate and our future? For young activists, speaking climate truth to power can be daunting when climate change is here and now and your future seems in doubt.

“No little girl is like dreaming and she's like, I hope to spend the rest of my life desperately fighting against this massive catastrophe,” says Jamie Margolin, co-founder of the youth climate justice organization Zero Hour.

At age 18, Margolin is also author of Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It – though she’s under no illusion about the kinds power young people can actually wield. 

“A lot of young people can’t vote yet ... they don't hold the political power in terms of office and don’t hold all these other things,” she says. “The power that we do have is to shift the needle towards change by shifting the culture, because culture shifts cause shifts in law.”

As we think about a shift of U.S. presidential power, how can we expect those who do wield power to confront the twin crises of covid and climate? 

“It is precisely for people when they vote to not just think of the vote as voting for health or voting for schools or libraries, but to start connecting the dots,” says Dorceta Taylor, Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School for the Environment. “That's another dimension of power.”

An original leader of the environmental justice movement, Taylor sees support for strong racially inclusive climate action garnering power, as evidenced by this year’s street demonstrations, school strikes, and the first-ever question about environmental justice during a presidential debate

“Once you can start connecting large things that look unrelated, then you really have taken a very first step in liberating yourself, educating yourself, but making a very informed decision that would make it very clear how you should vote in this upcoming election.”

This program was recorded via video on October 26, 2020 and September 15, 2020.

Related links:

The Rise of the American Conservation Movement: Power, Privilege, and Environmental Protection
Toxic Communities: Environmental Racism, Industrial Pollution, and Residential Mobility
Yale School for the Environment
Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It
Zero Hour

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

644: Stopping a Movement, 10/31/2020

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 59:00


In what may be the largest protest movement in the nation’s history, millions of Americans haven taken to the streets this year to protest racism and police brutality. In response, the federal government cracked down. On a conference call with governors in early June, President Donald Trump said, “It's a movement that if you don't put it down, it’ll get worse and worse.” In the weeks and months since, U.S. attorneys brought federal charges against 340 people attending protests in at least 31 states – and the vast majority of the crimes relate to property damage. Reporter Anjali Kamat investigates why the federal government is prosecuting so many cases that normally would be handled in state or county courts. 

In the second segment, reporters Michael de Yoanna and Rae Solomon from KUNC public radio investigate the use of powerful sedatives during police stops. This phenomenon first caught the reporters’ attention when body camera footage went viral over the summer, showing 23-year-old Elijah McClain being wrestled to the ground by police and injected with ketamine by paramedics in Aurora, Colorado. McClain went into cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital and died a few days later. McClain’s name became a national rallying cry and, as we report, his story exposes a pattern of paramedics across the nation doling out potentially dangerous doses of sedatives during police stops.  

The final segment looks at nationwide calls to defund the police. Austin, Texas, has seen the most aggressive defunding effort of any large city in the country. In August, the City Council unanimously voted to cut its police budget by about a third. The plan would slash $150 million from police and reallocate funds to areas such as public health and homelessness prevention. Reveal host Al Letson talks with Chas Moore, founder and executive director of the Austin Justice Coalition, about how local activists have pushed for change.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley #201029

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

Fars_logo_191026_240_small This week on Folk Alley join Elena See for a special remembrance of Jerry Jeff Walker; new music from Ani DiFranco, Sturgill Simpson, Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones & Mavis Staples, and Ben Harper; classics from Joni Mitchell and Lead Belly; plus, we share some news from Arlo Guthrie.

In hour two, it's more new music from the Steep Canyon Rangers, William Prince, and Darlingside; exclusive Folk Alley recordings of The Stray Birds and Robinella & the CC Stringband; plus more from Jake La Botz, Dan Hicks & Hot Licks, Daniel Rodriguez, and much more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #881 (Halloween)

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

Rch_logo-hires_small This week it's the annual Halloween Spooktacular at the Retro Cocktail Hour, chockful of monster pop, groovy ghouls, swinging ghosts, movie tunes and, of course, trailers for cheesy horror films.

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:

691: The Mighty Amazon, 11/5/2020

From Afropop Worldwide | Part of the Afropop Worldwide series | :00

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Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

Most recent piece in this series:

Notes from the Jazz Underground #96 - Keith Jarrett in the 70's

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

Nftju_logo_small_small this week, I wanted to pay tribute to one of my favorite Jazz artists from my favorite period of his career. Keith Jarrett in the 70's created stunning solo work, and made world class Jazz with both his European and American quartets. We'll hear a small sliver of that music.

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

Most recent piece in this series:

12-13: A Parade of Dwarves: Democratizing Wealth for a New Economy, 11/4/2020

From Bioneers | Part of the Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature series | 28:31

Gar-alperovitz_small How extreme is wealth disparity in the U.S.? Imagine every person in the economy walks by, in order of income from low to high, with heights proportional to what people make. You’d see mostly a parade of dwarves, with some unbelievable giants at the very end. Political economist and historian Gar Alperovitz and social entrepreneur Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative depict breakthrough models for breaking this vicious cycle by democratizing wealth, ownership, and access to capital.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 10.29.20 or floating date

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:58

Sc_square_small Listen for music from the new Pleased To Meet Me boxed set by The Replacements, including the band’s final recording session with original guitarist Bob Stinson. We’ll also hear selections from Prince’s Parade LP.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

Most recent piece in this series:

Katie Anne Mitchell

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


This week our guest is Katie Anne Mitchell. From anthropology graduate student to actor to singer/songwriter and storyteller, Katie has settled on the term “creative universalist” to describe herself. She was a member of the Art of the Song team from  2013 to 2018. When she started working with us, she had never written a song, nor picked up a guitar. Then, her primary job was trascribing the interviews we had done with songwriters like Ellis Paul, Sam Baker, Judy Collins, Mary Gauthier, Smokey Robinson and Rosanne Cash. 

The combination of transcribing the interviews along with learning of the folk music community through attendance with us at festivals and folk music conferences had an effect. In 2018 Katie released her first CD, The Many Lives of Mockingbird. We spoke with Katie about her 2020 EP, Alice’s Land.

In the second half of the show for the Creativity Corner, author, songwriter and business coach, Cliff Goldmacher offers an essay on “Lateral Thinking and Metaphor.”

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

Most recent piece in this series:

722: The Unreality of Now, 10/30/2020

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 November 2 - November 27, 2020

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

Podcast_thumbnail_black_2020_300x300_small This month on Climate Connections:

Air Date     Title 

Mon., 11/2 - Why one Louisiana voter is casting his ballot with the climate in mind: Daniel Rogers of Pineville worries about the increasing threat of extreme weather.

Tue., 11/3 - Young voters could help elect candidates who promise climate action: Youth are more concerned about climate change than their elders, but they’re less likely to vote.  

Wed., 11/4 - Measuring air pollution block-by-block in Brooklyn: The data will show residents how much pollution they’re exposed to at home, school, or work.

Thu., 11/5 - Some key climate solutions aren’t ‘particularly sexy’: Reducing soil erosion, for example.

Fri., 11/6 - Tucson launches massive tree-planting effort: Mayor Regina Romero says new trees will help cool the fast-warming city.

Mon., 11/9 - Wildfire smoke leaves people more vulnerable to COVID-19: So it’s important for people in fire-prone regions to minimize exposure to the virus and to avoid smoke.

Tue., 11/10 - Florida hires mental health coordinator to help people recover from disasters: Extreme weather can leave lingering mental health consequences.

Wed., 11/11 - California’s state pension fund pushes companies to cut carbon: It’s helping to lead a coalition of large investors that are pressing for action.

Thu., 11/12 - Reliance on single-use supplies can leave hospitals vulnerable to shortages: Extreme weather — or a pandemic — can disrupt manufacturing and transportation of crucial medical supplies and equipment.

Fri., 11/13 - Why some labor unions are talking about climate change: Some unions are embracing climate action, while others are wary of job losses in the fossil-fuel sector.  

Mon., 11/16 - Energy-efficient homes stay more comfortable during power outages: Even during a winter blackout, you can expect a high-efficiency home to stay warm for several days.

Tue., 11/17 - Arctic fires are burning more intensely: They’re also spreading in areas farther north than they did in the past.

Wed., 11/18 - Real-time pricing could help keep EVs from burdening the grid: Utilities use this strategy to encourage drivers to charge their cars when demand is low, such as at night.

Thu., 11/19 - Low-cost sensors help Savannah, Georgia, track flooding: They’re helping people monitor water levels along bridges and roads and in neighborhoods.

Fri., 11/20 - Identifying climate risks can help businesses become more resilient: Disclosing climate-related threats  — and preparing for them — can build investor confidence.

Mon., 11/23 - Inuit activist Sheila Watt-Cloutier on the value of ice and snow: She’s the author of the book “The Right To Be Cold.”

Tue., 11/24 - Many roads aren’t ready for climate change: They may wear out faster than planned, driving up costs to communities.  

Wed., 11/25 - Why frightening facts don’t always move people to action on climate change: A conversational approach often works better, says psychologist Renée Lertzman.  

Thu., 11/26 - The lasting influence of the Tofurky: The tofu-based roast debuted a quarter century ago.


Fri., 11/27 - Free returns come at a cost to the climate: Returned goods create about 15 million metric tons of carbon pollution in the U.S. each year, according to one estimate.  

Hearts of Space (Series)

Produced by Hearts of Space

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Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

Most recent piece in this series:

2045: Reclaiming Our Homes, 11/6/2020

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

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