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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)

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2024-04-12 Nearly 2 Years In… Is the Inflation Reduction Act Delivering Yet?

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 58:56


Almost two years ago, Congress passed the biggest piece of climate legislation in our nation’s history: The Inflation Reduction Act, which put $400 billion into boosting the transition to a clean energy economy over the next ten years. 

The IRA is a huge bill with many tax incentives for investors, manufacturers, business owners and homeowners. It seeks to do two things: One, to push “mature” clean energy technologies further into the mainstream – think solar panels, electric cars, batteries. And two: it’s supposed to help emerging technologies – like green hydrogen, carbon capture, and sustainable aviation fuel – get more fully developed so they can be useful in curbing carbon emissions down the line. 

Most of the benefits are focused on tax incentives and other “carrots” for individuals and companies that choose to shift to lower carbon emitting systems, rather than regulatory “sticks.” 

“Overall, the IRA is working largely as expected,” says Trevor Houser, a partner at Rhodium Group, an independent think tank that has been tracking clean energy investment throughout the economy in collaboration with MIT. A couple months ago, they released a progress report that shows how different projections of the law’s impact stack up against what's happened so far.

“The pace of deployment of clean energy technology is accelerating dramatically. We have seen really explosive growth in clean energy manufacturing in the U.S.” Houser says. “Last year, there was $239 billion of investment in clean energy technologies throughout the economy, up 38 percent year on year, double the pace just a few years ago.” Notably, this was additional, private investment, incentivized by government action.

Still, many are dissatisfied with how the pace of progress has been stymied by non-funding-related obstacles like inflation, transmission interconnection and permitting timelines. 

“We need just a quicker response rate and more alacrity from those that are promulgating [the IRA]. I know it's too important to rush and I understand that, but I think we need to work out how to build things with intent,” says clean energy investor Danny Kennedy. 

“We need ‘yes in my backyard’ sort of approaches and concierge services from state development agencies and people that are in the business of clearing the lines and connecting the dots so that these developments can be built. We've got a decade to do this work and we can't take 18 months to just sort of get the instructions.”

As part of President Biden’s Justice 40 Initiative, a large portion of IRA grants and projects are targeted at communities that were home to fossil fuels production or have suffered the pollution burden from the industry. Bineshi Albert, a climate justice advocate, says the IRA legislation should have focused on a more wholesale phase out of fossil fuels.  

“I think where this kind of project sort of missed the mark is creating opportunities, even for tribal nations, to change their economic base,” Albert says. “And instead, we have these programs in the IRA which basically say, ‘okay, you can still produce as long as you invest in these offsets or invest in these programs that, you know, you can reduce carbon in other ways.’”

The Inflation Reduction Act seeks to accomplish a 40 percent reduction in the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030. Much could change in the years ahead. But at this point in time, Trevor Houser says if the pace of utility-scale, clean electricity investment does not increase meaningfully soon, we’ll fall short of that goal. 

“We need to dramatically expand the amount of wind and solar and storage and other clean electricity technologies like geothermal that we're adding to the grid. The good news is that the cost of those technologies is very cheap now, thanks to the IRA. The challenge is, can we build it fast enough? Can we train the labor source needed? Can we mobilize supply chains? And can we expedite the permitting processes so that those plants can be built in the timeline needed?”

Related Links:

Clean Investment in 2023 report

New federal laws have lots of money for climate projects – if cities can actually get it

Climate Justice Alliance

New Energy Nexus

Reveal Weekly (Series)

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1016: After the Crash, 4/20/2024

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

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Folk Alley (Series)

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Folk Alley Episode #240418

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

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week join Folk Alley to celebrate Earth Day, with music for and inspired by Mother Earth. Hear songs from Pete Seeger, The Mammals, Tom Rush, Joni Mitchell, Neko Case, Steve Forbert, John Prine, The High Hawks, Kacey Musgraves, and much more.

In hour two, it's new music from Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Waxahatchee, Adeem the Artist, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Abigail Lapell, and The Brother Brothers; an excerpt from the most recent Basic Folk podcast, discussing Community vs. Capitalism; favorites from Norman Blake and Peter Ostroushko, Lonesome Ace Stringband, Annabelle Chvostek, Bill Staines, and more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #970 (rebroadcast)

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

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871: Saving the Malawi Tapes, 4/25/2024

From Afropop Worldwide | Part of the Afropop Worldwide series | 59:01

Malawi_tapes_square_small The Malawi Broadcasting Corporation recorded a goldmine of local music in the 1960s and 70s, but the tapes were neglected and close to ruined when broadcaster Waliko Makhala raised the alarm. With help from the Norwegian embassy and Norwegian broadcaster Sigbjorn Nedland, digitization got underway. In this program, we sample the results guided by Waliko, Sigbjorn and Martin White, curator of African Poems, a website dedicated to preserving poetry from around the continent. Produced by Martin White.

Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground #260

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

Nftju_logo_small_small this week, we check out brand new music from Mary Halvorson, Nicole Glover, Ada Rovatti, The Messthetics and more!

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

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10-15: A Love That Is Wild: Why Wilderness Matters in the 21st Century, 5/1/2024

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

Terry-175_175_small Writer, naturalist and activist Terry Tempest Williams asks “Can we love ourselves, each other and the Earth enough to change?” She invokes our deepest humanity to honor and protect the wilderness that’s the cauldron of evolution – and of our own imagination. “Our power lies in the love of our homelands,” she tells us in this eloquent, heartfelt tour-de-force, and protecting the wild requires bringing democracy home.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

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Strange Currency 04.19.24 or floating date

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

Sc_square_small British guitarist Robin Trower celebrates the half century anniversary of his landmark album Bridge of Sighs this year with a deluxe reissue of that recording. On this episode of Strange Currency we’ll hear selections from Trower’s 1976 album Live!, which features songs that appeared on Bridge of Sighs and other favorites from the early part of his career. Listen for that as well as music from Arbuckle & Long, and Chris Smither from his upcoming recording, All About the Bones.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

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Gabrielle Louise

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

Gabrielle-louise_small SHOW 1008 (Air Dates: April 22 - 28, 2024) Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Colorado singer/songwriter, Gabrielle Louise. She is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, she inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song. Gabrielle's music is anchored deeply in folk, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. She is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next moment a smoky jazz chanteuse.

This American Life (Series)

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Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

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Climate Connections April 15 - May 10, 2024

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


This month on Climate Connections:

Air Date           Title:

Mon., 4/15 - How expectant parents can prepare for extreme weather: If extreme weather strikes during labor or soon after you give birth, you’ll need some backup options.

Tue., 4/16 - Schools in coal country are going solar: A project in Wayne County, West Virginia, will save the district enough money to pay for three teachers’ salaries.

Wed., 4/17 - What is a passive house? These ultra-efficient homes use up to 90% less energy for heating and cooling than conventional homes.

Thu., 4/18 - Exchange program make EV ownership more affordable for low-income Colorado residents: The program offers $6,000 rebates for new electric vehicles to qualifying participants.

Fri., 4/19 - A third of U.S. adults are interested in cutting back on meat, report finds: Health and cost are the driving motivations, but plant-rich meals can also help the climate.

Mon., 4/22 - What are virtual power plants? They could help utilities balance electricity supply and demand as more renewables join the grid.

Tue., 4/23 - 44% of Latinos live in U.S. counties with a high flood risk: Compared to just 35% of non-Latinos.

Wed., 4/24 - What are fuel cell EVs? They have several advantages over battery-powered EVs for trucking.   

Thu., 4/25 - ‘Just do it!’ Wisconsin couple built a net zero home: It’s equipped with electric appliances, tight insulation, and 41 solar panels.     

Fri., 4/26 - Some anglers say Rhode Island’s Block Island wind farm has improved fishing: The bases of the turbines attract fish, survey respondents reported.

Mon., 4/29 - Alaska Native community experiments with growing food above the Arctic Circle: Climate change is making some traditional foods harder to find, so community members are looking to new ways to increase food security.

Tue., 4/30 - Former school gets new life as an energy-efficient shopping center: Loan programs in 30 states are helping owners revitalize old, inefficient buildings.

Wed., 5/1 - Climate change threatens Africa’s rhinos: Extreme heat, poaching, and habitat loss are pushing the animals closer to extinction.

Thu., 5/2 - Mom fights air pollution in North Denver: Denver has some of the highest levels of ground-level ozone in the U.S.

Fri., 5/3 - Startup mimics nature to produce zero-carbon cement: Prometheus Materials is creating a cement made from algae. 

Mon., 5/6 - A chef’s kiss for induction stoves: Induction stoves are one chef’s preferred way to serve up delicious food.

Tue., 5/7 - Prescribed burning can reduce wildfire damage: Low-intensity fires help clear out dead wood and vegetation, reducing the fuel available when a wildfire comes along.

Wed., 5/8 - Why switching to an EV is good for the climate: Over its lifetime, an electric vehicle produces much less climate-warming pollution than a similar gas-powered car.

Thu., 5/9 - Field workers, farm owners, and buyers band together to protect workers from heat: Heat-related illnesses are a growing risk as the climate warms.

Fri., 5/10 - In praise of shade trees: Urban areas with trees can be as much as 15 degrees cooler Fahrenheit than areas with less foliage.

Hearts of Space (Series)

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Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

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2417: A conversation with Melissa Barrera, 4/26/2024

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.