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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

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2021-07-23 How a Manufactured Car Culture Blocks Transit

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


Host: Greg Dalton


Peter Norton, associate professor of history at the University of Virginia;

author of Fighting Traffic and Autonorama

Eric Goldwyn, assistant professor at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management; 

co-founder of the Transit Costs Project

Amanda Eaken, director of transportation for the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge at the Natural Resources Defense Council

Unless you live in one of the few dense, urban parts of the country, you probably rely on a car to get around. That culture of car dependency feels natural, because most of our cities have been built for cars, rather than pedestrians, bikes or dedicated mass transit. But it wasn’t always that way. 

A hundred years ago, people used streets for just about anything, provided it wasn't too obnoxious or too dangerous, says Peter Norton, associate professor at the University of Virginia and an expert on transportation history.

In his book, Fighting Traffic, Norton explains that even as the “motor age” unfolded, Americans resisted car dominance for a long time. 

“The objections ranged everywhere from, ‘this is an obnoxious nuisance’ to ‘this is killing people.’ And it really was,” Norton says. “It felt not only like a danger and a nuisance, but also like an unfairness, you know, ‘a privileged class is ruining or endangering street use for everyone else.’”

Norton says the narrative of American’s so-called “love affair with cars” has been created and sold by car companies like General Motors, who originated that catchphrase. Part of their effort over decades was to redefine transportation mobility and access by cars. 

“In other words, until you have everything accessible by car, it’s not accessible. And perversely, when you make something more accessible by car, you almost inevitably make it less accessible by everything else,” Norton says.  

That way of thinking has become embedded in transportation funding and planning models that continue today. Eric Goldwyn is co-founder of the Transit Costs Project, which compares building costs for public transit in cities around the world. He says there are several reasons why projects in the United States tend to cost a lot more than elsewhere. 

“One thing that we see in the States is that there is a lack of in-house capacity at transit agencies to do the hard work of planning a project and getting public buy-in all sort of lined up in time,” he says. Regulation and labor costs also play a role, but Goldwyn says there’s less public and political appetite for projects here because transit isn’t the main transportation method for the majority of people. If we really want to make it mainstream, he says, we need to invest in regular, frequent and dependable public transit. 

“Unless you make the car less desirable or less effective at getting people where they need to go, then transit’s never really going to win that battle. Transit really needs to be that anywhere to anywhere transportation service.”  

Getting more people out of cars could do a lot to help slow climate disruption. 

Amanda Eaken is director of transportation for the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge at the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she has been working to help cities decarbonize their transportation. She says in many places, the pandemic has ushered in a rethinking about what streets are for--a place to walk, dine out and hear music, instead of strictly to move cars. In the last couple years some cities have passed new tax measures to fund transit, created bus rapid transit lanes or bike infrastructure or launched an electric vehicle car sharing program.

Eaken says both President Biden’s infrastructure legislation and the transportation reauthorization bill are “phenomenal opportunities” for the federal government to make big investments in transit infrastructure and operations. Her group is seeking parity of funding between cars and transit.

“Traditionally, the federal government, through the transportation reauthorization bill, has put about 80% of the money towards roads and highways and only a fixed 20% to transit. We’re calling for a leveling of that playing field,” Eaken says.   

Related Links:

Transit Costs Project 

Fighting Traffic


Reveal Weekly (Series)

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Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

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Folk Alley #210722

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

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small July 23, 2021 marks ten years since the passing of the beloved New England folk singer, songwriter, and author Bill Morrissey. This week on Folk Alley, we remember Bill Morrissey and pay tribute to his brilliance with exclusive performances by Cliff Eberhardt, John Gorka, Shawn Colvin, and Mark Erelli, recorded live in 2011 at the Bill Morrissey Tribute Concert in Somerville, MA; plus, songs from Greg Brown's 1993 'Friend of Mine' collaboration with Bill; and more from Dave Alvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Session Americana, and the man himself. 

In hour two, we remember Bread & Roses founder and folk luminary, Mimi Fariña on the 20th anniversary of her passing with a special set that was recorded live in Germany in 1988; new music by Anna Tivel, Joe Troop, Tré Burt, Tim O'Brien, Anya Hinkle, Laura Love, and Charlie Parr; plus favorites from Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, and more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #914

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

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827: New Moves in Afro-Jazz, 8/12/2021

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

Afrikanprotokol__small It’s a truism that jazz has roots in Africa, but compared with other forms of Black American music, it doesn’t have a large audience there. Just the same, African musicians have long been smitten with jazz, and have always found inventive ways to incorporate jazz elements into their sounds. On this program we meet young artists forging new paths in Afro-Jazz: Etuk Ubong from Nigeria, Awale Jant Band from Senegal by way of London, Afrikan Protokol form Burkina Faso by way of Belgium. It’s a freewheeling musical joyride. Produced by Banning Eyre.

Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground #130

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

Nftju_logo_small_small This week, some new music from Brandee Younger and Jeff Parker, a new archival release from Miles Davis, and some great jams The New Mastersounds and the Hot Potato Band, too!

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

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10-18: The Apology: Love Means Having to Say You’re Sorry, 8/4/2021

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

307_nr1_5695_small They say love means never having to say you’re sorry. But what if that popular aphorism from the 1960’s is wrong and that love precisely means having to say you’re sorry? Can an apology release the trauma, grief, rage and disfigurement arising from past abuse? But what if the perpetrator does not apologize? Can you still resolve or reconcile the trauma and hurt? How? These are some of the agonizing questions that the artist, playwright, performer and activist Eve Ensler, now known as V chose to face to resolve her own relationship with her abusive late father. She did it by writing a book, The Apology. In writing it, she tried to imagine being her father. Who was he? What allowed him to do such terrible harms? Could she free herself from this prison of the past? Could she free both of them?

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

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Strange Currency 07.31.21: Prince, Miles and Roberta

From KMUW | Part of the Strange Currency series | 01:57:58

Sc_square_small We preview our August featured artists, Prince and Roberta Flack on this episode as well as hearing music from a new Miles Davis set, recorded shortly before his death in 1991.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

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Rosanne Cash

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

Rosannecash_medium_small Our guests this week on Art of the Song are Rosanne Cash, and her husband/collaborator John Leventhal. The eldest daughter of country music icon, Johnny Cash, Rosanne has had an illustrious career of her own, with 21 top 40 country hits including 11 number ones.  We spoke with Rosanne and John about her album, The River and the Thread, a historic landscape of the American South. The album’s unique sound, which draws from country, blues, gospel, and rock, reflects the soulful mix of music that traces its history to the region.

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

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743: Bad Neighbors, 7/30/2021

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

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Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

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Climate Connections July 12 - August 6, 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., 7/12 - Wildfires are especially dangerous for people with disabilities: Mobility limitations can make it hard to evacuate in an emergency, for example. 

Tue., 7/13 - Seagrass can help reduce ocean acidification at local scales: Underwater seagrass meadows absorb carbon dioxide, reducing acidification in the area, recent research shows.

Wed., 7/14 - Wildfire smoke may be even more toxic than previously thought: During a wildfire, hospital admissions for respiratory illnesses in Southern California increase, according to a recent study.

Thu., 7/15 - Underserved communities could miss out on the benefits of electric vehicles: Only a few states and utilities are working to ensure that charging infrastructure is deployed equitably.

Fri., 7/16 - Environmentalist drag queen says the outdoors belongs to everyone: Pattie Gonia is using social media to spread awareness about climate change and other environmental issues.

Mon., 7/19 - Coral reefs prevent more than $1.8 billion a year in U.S. flood damage: But climate change and habitat destruction threaten reefs and their ability to offer this protection.

Tue., 7/20 - The Grand Canyon can get dangerously hot: And the risk to hikers in the canyon’s interior is growing as the climate warms.

Wed., 7/21 - National coalition of community groups fights for flooding solutions: Anthropocene Alliance helps amplify the voices of people experiencing extreme weather.  

Thu., 7/22 - Lack of affordable housing makes wildfire recovery more difficult: Some Oregonians whose homes burned in the September 2020 Alameda fire are still living in hotels.

Fri., 7/23 - Volunteers work to protect iconic saguaro cactuses: An invasive, drought-tolerant grass is spreading across the Sonoran desert, increasing the risk of wildfires that destroy the cactuses.

Mon., 7/26 - Greek island Tilos goes renewable, gets more reliable electricity: A wind and solar system with battery storage now provides 60-70% of the island’s power.

Tue., 7/27 - Heat waves pose extra dangers to people experiencing homelessness: It’s hard to stay cool when you must spend many hours outdoors.

Wed., 7/28 - How to keep groceries and the planet cool: Many older refrigerators contain potent heat-trapping gases, so they must be recycled properly.

Thu., 7/29 - Sea-level rise rates more than double along part of East Coast: Melting glacial ice and warming oceans are the biggest causes of this change.

Fri., 7/30 - Households waste more than 500 million metric tons of food each year: That’s more than is wasted in restaurants and grocery stores combined.

Mon., 8/2 - Maritime shipping causes more carbon pollution than airlines: Fossil-fuel-burning ships transport a vast amount of cargo across the world’s oceans each year.

Tue., 8/3 - Indigenous rancher stewards the land: Kelsey Ducheneaux-Scott uses regenerative grazing to mimic the impact that bison once had on the Great Plains.

Wed., 8/4 - Deep sea trawling unleashes carbon from the ocean floor: Sediments at the bottom of the ocean store more carbon than all the soil on Earth.

Thu., 8/5 - Older adults face higher risk of heat-related illnesses: Chronic health problems like diabetes or heart disease increase their vulnerability to heat-related illnesses.

Fri., 8/6 - Allergy season is now more than a week longer, thanks to climate change: Rising carbon dioxide levels also make plants produce more pollen.

Hearts of Space (Series)

Produced by Hearts of Space

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Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

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2130: A Million More Immigrant Voters, 7/30/2021

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

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