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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 104.9 | 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 104.9 | 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:

2023-05-26 Naomi Oreskes, David Gelles and The Myth of Free Markets

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


Many on the left say that the growing climate crisis is the inevitable result of unbridled capitalism. And market fundamentalists argue that loosely regulated markets allow for the best economic outcomes. But that view ignores a key reality, according to Naomi Oreskes, professor of the History of Science at Harvard:

“The whole ideology is fundamentally based on a lie. It's based on asking us to trust that these corporations will behave themselves, when in reality we have abundant evidence that they don't.”

Oreskes’s earlier book, “Merchants of Doubt,” detailed how corporate executives and a handful of rogue scientists helped mislead the public about several subjects, including climate change. In her new book, “The Big Myth,” Oreskes and her co-author Erik M. Conway point to a concerted effort from American business groups to push the myth that only unbridled markets can generate prosperity and protect political freedom. 

“The reality is that government has always been involved in the marketplace for better or worse,” she says. “But the idea that business leaders somehow do this all on their own because they're so tough or so smart or so talented is really part of the myth.” 

New York Times reporter David Gelles details the embodiment of this philosophy in one man in particular, General Electric CEO Jack Welch. In his book, “The Man Who Broke Capitalism,” Gelles explores how Welch exploited the myth of the markets and undermined the foundation of what - for most of the twentieth century - had been held up as a model corporate citizen. Welch’s singular focus on increasing profits – at the expense of all else, including the environment – set the tone for decades to follow. 

“It's an extractive mentality that I think so much of American industry inhabits when it comes to their relationship with nature,” Gelles says. For more than 50 years, fossil fuel companies suppressed climate information from their own scientists to serve their short-term financial interests. And they’ve continued to do so even as climate disruption grows greater every day.

“They’re still out there funding climate denialism. They're still out there trying to interfere with regulations that would actually constrain their ability to continue to extract and drill and emit fossil fuels.”

Together, Oreskes and Gelles unpack how  today’s hypercapitalism and shareholder primacy  create big obstacles to moving toward cleaner energy, which has short term costs but big long-term benefits. From there, these authors go on to illustrate how industry’s push to limit the role of government has amplified the climate crisis.

“If we actually had appropriate regulations, appropriate rules of the road, we wouldn't be in this position of having to beg corporate leaders not to destroy the planet,” Oreskes says.

Related Links:

The Big Myth

The Man Who Broke Capitalism

Merchants of Doubt

Seed Commons

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

921: Weapons with minds of their own, 5/27/2023

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


The future of warfare is being shaped by computer algorithms that are assuming ever-greater control over battlefield technology. The war in Ukraine has become a testing ground for some of these weapons, and experts warn that we are on the brink of fully autonomous drones that decide for themselves whom to kill.     

This week, we revisit a story from reporter Zachary Fryer-Biggs about U.S. efforts to harness gargantuan leaps in artificial intelligence to develop weapons systems for a new kind of warfare. The push to integrate AI into battlefield technology raises a big question: How far should we go in handing control of lethal weapons to machines? 

In our first story, Fryer-Biggs and Reveal’s Michael Montgomery head to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Sophomore cadets are exploring the ethics of autonomous weapons through a lab simulation that uses miniature tanks programmed to destroy their targets.

Next, Fryer-Biggs and Montgomery talk to a top general leading the Pentagon’s AI initiative. They also explore the legendary hackers conference known as DEF CON and hear from technologists campaigning for a global ban on autonomous weapons.

We close with a conversation between host Al Letson and Fryer-Biggs about the implications of algorithmic warfare and how the U.S. and other leaders in machine learning are resistant to signing treaties that would put limits on machines capable of making battlefield decisions. 

This episode originally aired in June 2021.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #230525

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:00

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for the latest from Special Consensus, Natalie Merchant, Tinariwen, Raul Malo, Eliza Gilkyson, and a special live recording of Joni Mitchell from the 2022 Newport Folk Festival. We also pay tribute to our fallen heroes in honor of Memorial Day with music by John Gorka and Iris DeMent, plus spin some favorites from David Francey, Jake Shimabukuro, and Leyla McCalla.

In hour two, it's new music from Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, & Edgar Meyer, Ellis Paul, Brandy Clark, Leftover Salmon, Keturah, and The Milk Carton Kids, plus favorites from The Mammals, Patty Griffin, Hayes Carll, Elephant Revival, and more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Retro Cocktail Hour #915 (rebroadcast)

From Kansas Public Radio | Part of the The Retro Cocktail Hour series | 01:58:29


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:

860: Journeys with the Kora, 6/1/2023

From Afropop Worldwide | Part of the Afropop Worldwide series | 59:00

Kora-square_small The 21-string harp, the kora, is a signature instrument of West Africa. Complex and beguiling, kora music was long the exclusive domain of griots, musical historians by heritage. But once recordings began to circulate in the 1970s, the instrument went international, finding its way into jazz, pop, rock and even classical and religious settings. In this episode, we sample a wide range of kora music, and hear tales of its remarkable global journey. Produced by Banning Eyre.

Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

Most recent piece in this series:

Notes from the Jazz Underground #220 - electrified Miles Davis

From WDCB | Part of the Notes from the Jazz Underground series | 58:04

Nftju_logo_small_small This week, a bunch electrified Miles Davis, from 1970 to 1991.

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

Most recent piece in this series:

11-15: Youth Solutionaries: Future Present, 5/31/2023

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

Deanthony_jones_small Youth movements are rising to restore people and planet. De’Anthony Jones, a former President of the Environmental Students Organization at Sacramento State, Chloe Maxmin, co-founder of Divest Harvard, and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, hip-hop artist and Youth Director of Earth Guardians, say there’s no better time to be born than now because this generation gets to rewrite history. It could be known as the generation that brought forth a healthy, just, sustainable world for every generation to come.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 06.01.23 or floating date

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

Sc_square_small We preview our June features: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Tommy Stinson, and Gov’t Mule. Plus new music from M. Ward, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, and more.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

Most recent piece in this series:

Jimmy LaFave - Tribute

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

Jimmy-lafave-_small We remember Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Jimmy LaFave six years after his passing. We’re proud to dust off our 2010 interview with Jimmy and combine it with some of our favorite of his tunes. In the interview Jimmy spoke about the difference between “good” music and the kind you hear on commercial radio, the loving folk music community, and his relationship with the Woody Guthrie family.

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

Most recent piece in this series:

692: The Show of Delights, 6/2/2023

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 May 15 - June 9, 2023

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

Podcast_thumbnail_black_2020_240x240_small This month on Climate Connections:

Air Date            Title:

Mon., 5/15 - Electric school buses are healthier for kids, but there could be a downside for workers: One advocacy group wants to ensure that as bus fleets go electric, bus manufacturing jobs stay in the U.S. and school district mechanics get the training they need.  

Tue., 5/16 - Louisiana teacher and students examine environmental injustices: Many of her students are affected by flooding and pollution, but some of their parents work in the fossil fuel industry.

Wed., 5/17 - Nonprofit wants Wisconsin to electrify buildings and transportation: Doing so would be a boon to the state’s economy, recent research finds.

Thu., 5/18 - Most teachers support teaching students about climate change: But many feel unprepared to teach the topic, and they worry about pushback from parents.

Fri., 5/19 - Racehorses may need more protection from heat illness in a warming climate: Rising temperatures mean that thoroughbreds are at growing risk, especially if they are not accustomed to warmer, humid temperatures.

Mon., 5/22 - Museum tries to keep history above water in Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Rising seas and extreme storms are putting centuries-old buildings at risk at the Strawbery Banke Museum.

Tue., 5/23 - Baltimore residents get career training in urban forestry: The Baltimore Tree Trust provides professional training for ‘neighborhood forestry technicians’ in how to plant and care for trees.

Wed., 5/24 - Fossil fuel industry donates hundreds of millions to university climate and energy research: Activists express alarm about the potential impact on research topics and framing.

Thu., 5/25 - New way to test for contaminated water takes hours: Heavy rain can wash sewage into bodies of water where people swim.

Fri., 5/26 - Boston-area man finds his calling in the weatherization industry: Energy efficiency jobs are growing rapidly in Massachusetts.

Mon., 5/29 - One pastor's mission to prepare his community for climate change: Hurricanes have caused destructive flooding at Rev. Gerald Godette’s North Carolina churches.

Tue., 5/30 - How EV incentives for gasoline superusers could help the planet: Only about 10% of drivers are responsible for a third of all gasoline consumption in the U.S.

Wed., 5/31 - Wisconsin company uses cow waste to produce energy: Entech Solutions is breaking down waste from 4,000 cows to create renewable energy and reduce methane emissions.

Thu., 6/1 - Winter storms caused losses in western monarch population: This vulnerable butterfly population has seen a drastic decline since the 1980s.

Fri., 6/2 - Community-wide geothermal system provides heating and cooling in new Texas development: The shared system provides clean heating and cooling to hundreds of homes at once.

Mon., 6/5 - Former refugee brings solar to the camp where he once lived: Yves Umuhoza created Assorted Energies International, a refugee-led solar energy program.

Tue., 6/6 - Solar-powered resiliency hubs to be installed in the Bronx: In a neighborhood where it can take days to restore power, one nonprofit hopes that these military-tent-like shelters will provide communities with access to electricity during power outages.

Wed., 6/7 - Cajun Navy Ground Force connects volunteers to communities affected by natural disasters: They’re using social media to help survivors of weather disasters get the assistance they need.

Thu., 6/8 - Former NHL goalie helps community ice rinks reduce energy use: Brightcore Energy, led by former New York Rangers goalie Mike Richter, is making rinks across the country more energy-efficient with LED lighting.

Fri., 6/9 - The sun powers a Syracuse community farm in more ways than one: Refugees from places like Somalia and Bhutan have the opportunity to grow food for themselves and their communities at Salt City Harvest Farm.

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:

2322: Uvalde 1 Year Later, 6/2/2023

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

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10,000 GOOD SONGS - #231

From Paul Ingles | Part of the 10,000 Good Songs series | 59:00

Award-winning music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts this week's mix of tunes from his eclectic personal collection. It's a show where deep tracks and the 'artful seque-way" still matter. And virtually NO REPEATS until we run through the 10,000 good songs! Today music from Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, David Crosby, Los Lobos, Rhiannon Giddens, and more.

10000goodsongs_small Award-winning music documentarian Paul Ingles hosts this week's mix of tunes from his eclectic personal collection. It's a show where deep tracks and the 'artful seque-way" still matter. And virtually NO REPEATS until we run through the 10,000 good songs! Today music from Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, David Crosby, Los Lobos, Rhiannon Giddens, and more.


I Can't Stand The Rain                4:17        Lucinda Williams        Southern Soul: From Memphis To Muscle Shoals & More 
Hit & Run Driver 3:22 Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Contraband Love
The Flight of the Dove 4:08 The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band
Better Way 5:57 Watchhouse Watchhouse
She's Got You 4:17 Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn
Comin' Down In the Rain 3:45 Nanci Griffith Other Voices, Other Rooms
Annabella Reprise 1:26 Craig Fuller & Eric Kaz Craig Fuller/Eric Kaz
Bluebird / For What It's Worth 6:39 Los Lobos Native Sons
I'll Let You Down (But Will Not Give You Up) 4:04 The Wallflowers Exit Wounds
I Think 4:53 David Crosby For Free
This Body Isn't All There Is To Who I Am 5:01 Rodney Crowell Triage
That's All It Takes 4:46 Christone "Kingfish" Ingram 662
Are We Running Out Of Love? 3:51 Amy Helm What the Flood Leaves Behind