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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

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2024-07-12 Local Climate Heroes with Project Drawdown

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


Project Drawdown is a leading resource for climate solutions. The organization’s central thesis is that no single idea is going to solve the problem, but rather, that a comprehensive approach just might do the trick. The project’s best-selling book “Drawdown” itemizes exactly how many gigatons of emissions will be prevented by nearly a hundred distinct actions – things like reducing food waste, improving global health and education, and reforestation. Drawdown's ideas have been widely read and implemented by policymakers, influencers and business leaders worldwide. 

Recently, the organization has begun connecting their message to what can be done on a local level. Matt Scott is Project Drawdown's director of storytelling and engagement. As part of that work, Scott has been traveling around the country interviewing local climate heroes, and he's created a video series called “Drawdown’s Neighborhood.” 

In Atlanta, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, the San Francisco Bay Area and more, Scott lifts up underrepresented voices of those engaging in climate issues directly in their communities. And that diversity of voices – of women, queer people, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color – is itself the point. 

“Prior to our storytelling work, we spoke about the science and the solutions. We spoke about the statistics and the data. And that was really inspiring and uplifting to the point where nearly half a million copies of the Drawdown book have been sold and circulated worldwide,” says Scott. “But there was still the question of, okay, but like, what can I do? Where do I fit in?”

Scott emphasizes the importance of stories that help people see other individuals who are heroes in a sense – and who look like them. As someone who identifies as young, Black and queer, Scott says, “Without stories that represented me, people like me, my interests, I wouldn't be here in the climate movement.”

Ashia Ajani, a climate justice educator with Mycelium Youth Network, says that following the “racial reckoning” of 2020, more women of color were hired into predominantly white organizations. At first, they would hear “Oh, we want to support you. We love your ideas. We want you to be here and make change. We will put everything behind you to make change,” Ajani says. “And then you start identifying really serious problems, like foundational issues. And they're like ‘Ooh, gotta wrap it up. We can't be going that deep.’ And then you just don't feel like you have a place in that org or at that company.”

Grace Anderson, founder of The Lupine Collaborative, says “We don't need to go into these institutions. We don't need to be your DEI managers. We just need time and space to create. The solutions that we already know because we're embedded in our communities.” And so she created her own organization so that people like her could flourish in the environmental movement. 

Anderson envisions a future where people of all identities are leading abundantly resourced environmental organizations. “If resources were distributed in the ways that they should be, we'd all have enough," Anderson says. “There's a lot of joy in that future.”

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

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1029: Hidden Confessions of the Mormon Church, 7/20/2024

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

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Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #240711

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

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley we're celebrating the Father of American Folk Music, Woody Guthrie, and the many projects his daughter Nora spearheaded over the decades to share unrecorded Woody Guthrie lyrics with a wider audience. Hear from Billy Bragg & Wilco, Wenzel, The Klezmatics, Jonatha Brooks, Jackson Browne, and The Dropkick Murphys; plus, a belated happy birthday to Arlo Guthrie.

In hour two, it's more classics by Woody Guthrie from favorite folk and roots artists including, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Bob Dylan, Ani DiFranco, Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, and Jimmy LaFave; a couple from Woody's grandchildren, Cole Quest & The City Pickers and Sarah Lee Guthrie; and much more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Retro Cocktail Hour #1036

From Kansas Public Radio | Part of the The Retro Cocktail Hour series | 01:58:30


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 the Waitiki 7, 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.  Just email host@retrococktail.org for details.

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:

839: The Cameroon-Cuba Connection, 7/18/2024

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

Georges_mabele_in_the_sacred_grove_img_small The Abakuá society of Cuba conserves with remarkable orthodoxy language and rituals from the Ekpe society of West Africa.  For The Cameroon-Cuba Connection, Dr. Ivor Miller shares with Georges Collinet and Ned Sublette his decades of research into the roots of Cuban Abakuá in Cameroon. Featuring ceremonial and pop music of southern and southwestern Cameroon, as well as Abakuá-themed music from Cuba.

Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

Most recent piece in this series:

Notes from the Jazz Underground #271

From WDCB | Part of the Notes from the Jazz Underground series | 58:19

Nftju_logo_small_small this week, some underground Jazz with a hint of country and a pinch of Brazil. Not at the same time of course. We'll hear from Gretchen Parlato, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, Gary Burton and more!

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

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03-13: Disruptive Design: What Good Looks Like, 7/17/2024

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

Cheryl_dahle_small Aligning business with biology, disruptive design uses systems thinking to create models that show what “good” really looks like. Two winners of the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award—visionary architect Jason McLennan of the acclaimed Living Building Challenge and entrepreneur Cheryl Dahle of The Future of Fish—demonstrate breakthrough systems designs that can transform major industries, create a healthy sustainable environment and make life beautiful and fun.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 07.19.24 or floating date

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:53:59

Sc_square_small We’ll hear music from Temple of Blues: Influences and Friends, the new release from Cactus as well as selections from Joanne Shaw Taylor’s Heavy Soul.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

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Noel Paul Stookey - Legend Series

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


On this episode of Art of the Song we talk with Noel Paul Stookey, founding member of the 1960s folk group, Peter, Paul and Mary, and co-founder of MusicToLife.ORG. 

Created in 2000 by Noel and his daughter, Elizabeth Stookey Sunde, Music to Life builds on the strong historical legacy of social movements’ use of music to educate, recruit, and mobilize. Their mission is to amplify an organization’s message, spark engagement with a cause, and empower activist artists to stand on the front lines of social change.

We spoke with Noel Paul Stookey about the early folk scene in Greenwich Village, and Hope Rises, a compilation album of 15 Music To Life artists from around the country, with diverse backgrounds and styles.

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

Most recent piece in this series:

836: The Reappraisals, 7/19/2024

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 July 8 - August 2, 2024

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


This month on Climate Connections:

Air Date -Title:

Mon., 7/8-Low-income residents buy into solar project at Minneapolis school: A solar garden at North High School provides electricity to the school, the city, and residential subscribers.  

Tue., 7/9-Seattle summers are no longer reliably mild: Many locals don’t have AC, so heat waves can be deadly. 

Wed., 7/10-Eelgrass makes a comeback along the Virginia coast: These spindly plants provide vital habitat for marine life, reduce coastal erosion, and absorb carbon pollution.                                                              

Thu., 7/11-San Diego neighborhood wins protections from new industrial development: Residents of Barrio Logan have been fighting for cleaner air for decades.

Fri., 7/12-Got climate anxiety? Taking action can be the right medicine. “Being part of the solution is psychologically empowering,” says therapist Leslie Davenport.   

Mon., 7/15-The climate benefits of mangroves: Their roots and branches help break up waves and reduce flooding in coastal communities.

Tue., 7/16-Beavers can help reduce damage caused by wildfires: The animals create wetlands that can reduce drying and burning.     

Wed., 7/17-The promise and potential pitfalls of locking carbon in soil: Farmers can help store planet-warming pollution in the ground. But some measures of the benefits may provide misleading results, a researcher says.

Thu., 7/18-From flood zones to green zones: In Charlotte, North Carolina, flood-prone apartments were converted into a wetland habitat that now helps protect the community from flooding.

Fri., 7/19-How camping skills can help prepare you for weather disasters: Many skills used while camping can help you stay safe during emergencies.     

Mon., 7/22-Researchers test whether peanuts and cotton could grow in a warmer Midwest: The crops have historically grown farther South.

Tue., 7/23-Tucson, Arizona, bets on buses: With free rides and bus stop improvements, the city hopes to turn out more ridership and reduce traffic pollution.

Wed., 7/24-Bridge helps Alaska town cope with climate change: During winter, residents used to leave town by driving their snowmobiles or ATVs across a frozen lake. But warming temperatures left the lake ice less dependable.

Thu., 7/25-Upstate New York development features fossil-fuel-free homes: Ultra-efficient houses in the Catskill Project are powered by solar panels.

Fri., 7/26-How to protect your pets during a heat wave: On hot days, keep dogs and cats in cooler areas with air conditioning or shade — and watch them for signs of distress.    

Mon., 7/29-Your medications may increase your risk of heat-related illnesses: Certain meds can cause dehydration or impede the body’s ability to sweat.         

Tue., 7/30-An Alaskan community’s slow and costly move to higher ground: Melting permafrost and extreme erosion are forcing Newtok residents to relocate. It’s a long, difficult process.

Wed., 7/31-Long-term whitebark pine restoration project aims to save the trees for future generations: The Western species has been hard-hit by wildfires, mountain pine beetles, and blister rust. 

Thu., 8/1-Advances in oil and gas drilling technology could boost geothermal energy: The same tech used in the oil and gas shale boom could help reduce the cost of drilling for clean, renewable geothermal.    

Fri., 8/2 -Why you need a go bag: And a few things that should go in it.

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:

2429: Stars and Stars, 7/19/2024

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

1432: The Social Experiment, 7/27/2023

From Snap Judgment | Part of the Snap Judgment Weekly series | 53:57

Two comic story tellers, Dino Archie and James Judd, bring you love, bromance and a summer camp exorcism with sock puppets.

Snaplivese-square_small Two comic story tellers, Dino Archie and James Judd, bring you love, bromance and a summer camp exorcism with sock puppets. Play mad scientist on... Snap Judgment LIVE! Snap Judgment presents, “The Social Experiment.” Do not miss it.