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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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2023-01-27 Blue Carbon: Sinking it in The Sea

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


When most of us think about using nature to remove carbon dioxide from the air, we think of trees. Yet blue carbon, a new name for storing carbon dioxide in coastal and marine ecosystems where it can no longer trap heat in our atmosphere, may have even greater potential. Salt marshes and mangroves have carbon-capturing capacity that may surpass that of terrestrial forests and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Emily Pidgeon, Vice President of Ocean Science and Innovation at Conservation International explains, “In some cases these ecosystems can have up to four or five times more carbon on a per unit area than we see in some of the ecosystems that we traditionally think of as being carbon rich, like the forests of the Amazon or other carbon rich terrestrial ecosystems.”  

The efficient sequestration of carbon can also make the loss of the coastal ecosystems especially devastating for the climate. At least half of the world's mangroves and a third of the world’s salt marshes have been lost. Seagrasses, for example, currently cover less than 0.2% of the ocean floor, but store about 10% of the carbon buried in the oceans each year. When those ecosystems are lost, they release that sequestered carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere. Pigeon says, “Actions on a small area can have a disproportionately large impact from a climate mitigation point of view.” 

One way to incentivise preservation of these ecosystems is by assigning monetary value to them. That’s exactly what Ralph Chami of the International Monetary Fund advocates. After learning about whales’ role in oceanic carbon cycles, he observed, “Here's a whale and it’s providing a carbon sequestration service on behalf of humanity. If she could speak our language, what would be the wage that she would demand? He did the math and pegs the value of each whale’s carbon services over its lifetime at around $3 million. 

Chami also applied a calculation to the value of seagrass and came to a staggering figure. “If you were to use the average price of carbon of last year, which is about $60, the total value of carbon services of seagrass is over $2 trillion. Not billion. Trillion.”  

The importance of these coastal ecosystems stretch beyond their climate benefits. For example, mangroves are an integral part of many communities. Vlinder is a firm aiming to help companies achieve their net-zero goals by developing mangrove restoration projects. Their Founder and Co-CEO, Irina Fedorenko-Aula, explains, “It’s about protecting people from sometimes very violent, extreme weather events. Having the healthy mangrove forest in front of the villages is literally a question of life and death.” 

Mangrove restoration projects also provide economic opportunities to communities that often have few. Fedorenko Aula elaborates, “You basically have regions that are usually poor and usually depressed and usually struggle from unemployment. And suddenly, you have investment that creates a lot of jobs.” 

It’s one thing to propose an ecosystem restoration project; it’s another to actually implement it. From making sure the community is on board to getting the right materials to the right place at the right time of year, there is no shortage of challenges. But Isabella Masinde, CEO of Umita, a project management company in Kenya, says that when one community sees how their neighbors are benefiting, they are quickly persuaded.Masinde describes how one community reacted when they saw satellite pictures of degraded parts of the mangrove forest, “We are going to be finished if we don’t have this ecosystem restored.”

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

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905: Inside the Global Fight for White Power, 2/4/2023

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

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Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

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Folk Alley Episode #230126

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 join Elena See as we pay tribute to an icon and pioneer of folk rock, David Crosby with music by The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Plus, we dig in to Folk Alley's recently published expanded list of 100 Essential Folk Songs with music by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Phil Ochs, and more.

In hour two, hear new music from Iris DeMent's forthcoming album, 'Workin' On A World', H.C. McEntire, the Gibson Brothers, Margo Price, an instrumental by Ruth Wyand, and, in honor of what would have been her 60th birthday on February 2, a newly released song by the great Eva Cassidy with the London Symphony Orchestra. All this, plus classics from Blind Willie McTell and Koerner, Ray, and Glover; favorites from Ana Egge, Watchhouse, Molly Tuttle, Rachel Baiman; and more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #976

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

Most recent piece in this series:

326: The African American String Music Tradition, 2/2/2023

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

Louisbluie_small There’s been a lot of speculation about the chain of musical events that link the blues back to Africa. Most of that chain is unrecorded and shrouded in mystery. But there is one chapter, just before the blues, that we do know something about. And that’s the history of African-American string bands. This program explores that history, with music and memories from a special guest, the late string maestro Howard Armstrong. Along the way, we hear music from Canray Fontenot, Blind James Campbell, Hobard Smith and other legends of this little known chapter of Americana. Originally produced in 2000 by Banning Eyre.

Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground #203

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

Nftju_logo_small_small some great new music from Richie Goods & Chien Chien Lu and Kurt Elling & Charlie Hunter, some great music from Chicago, and a near classic from 1969.

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

Most recent piece in this series:

13-18: Bending Toward Justice: The Arc of Black Lives Matter , 2/8/2023

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

P There are periods when history comes to a boil – when powerful forces of both destruction and creation result in massive social change. In 2020, the Black Lives Matter Movement emerged as the biggest protest movement in American history, and resounded worldwide. Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, tells the story of the birth of this powerful movement for racial justice, and shares her vision of a world where black people are actually free, a world that we all deserve to live in.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

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Strange Currency 02.01.23 or floating date

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

Sc_square_small Fragments: Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997) is the latest in Bob Dylan’s ongoing bootleg series and focuses on his 1997 record Time Out of Mind, which was hailed as a comeback release and won multiple Grammys. Listen for music from this new archival set plus Public Image Limited’s “Hawaii,” the band’s bid for the Eurovision song contest.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

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Guilia Millanta

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


Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Italian-born Americana singer/songwriter Guilia Millanta. A creative and prolific artist, she has released seven solo albums, and tours throughout the USA as well as internationally. An accomplished guitarist, Giulia also plays ukulele and sings in four languages. We spoke with Guilia about her 2022 album, Woman on the Moon.

Coming up later in the show, we’ll hear from Don Richmond with an essay about Writing from the Source, for the Creativity Corner.

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

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Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

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Climate Connections January 23 - February 17, 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., 1/23 - People build artificial beaver dams in drought-stricken Montana: They’re hoping that the new dams will eventually attract real beavers.  

Tue., 1/24 - Seattle-area agency distributes free air filtration kits to low-income residents: The Seattle and King County Public Health Department is working to ensure that all residents have access to tools for protecting themselves against wildfire smoke.

Wed., 1/25 - Tree thinning in dense forests could bolster Western snowpack, researchers suggest: In a Washington state forest, a research team thinned trees and created small clearings, leading to more snow accumulation on the forest floor.

Thu., 1/26 - Simple energy-saving tips for winter: Reducing energy use during the winter can save money and reduce pollution.

Fri., 1/27 - Can EVs meet the needs of rural drivers? Manufacturers are offering a growing number of electric vehicles with longer ranges and all-wheel drive. 

Mon., 1/30 - Extreme rainfall exacerbates pollution threat from Oklahoma Superfund site: Decades-old abandoned lead and zinc mines in Ottawa County pose lingering health risks to nearby residents — particularly as the threat of flooding increases.

Tue., 1/31 - Study finds disparities in how heat affects Phoenix residents: While some Arizonans can afford to run their AC constantly, many low-income residents struggle to pay high utility bills and suffer in the heat.

Wed., 2/1 - Is climate change affecting the polar vortex? Some researchers link disruptions to the polar vortex to climate change, while others attribute them to natural variability.

Thu., 2/2 - Connecticut program helps 15,000 households a year cut utility bills: The initiative, called Energize Connecticut, provides free or low-cost home energy assessments and recommendations for improving energy efficiency.

Fri., 2/3 - Utility workers are seeing consequences of extreme weather firsthand: Researcher Katerina Gonzales is working with one utility to engage front-line workers in climate adaptation efforts and tap into their on-the-ground knowledge.

Mon., 2/6 - Wildfire evacuation plans can help communities avoid logistical nightmares: ‘It can be horrific… you’re trying to get people and animals out of harm’s way. At the same time, you’re trying to get first responders into those same areas.’

Tue., 2/7 - How teaching kids energy efficiency in schools can benefit families at home: Students' enthusiasm for energy efficiency can ripple outward, making an impact beyond the classroom.

Wed., 2/8 - How listening to women can boost disaster relief efforts: In Puerto Rico, the nonprofit Taller Salud partners with women to provide resources and support during emergencies.

Thu., 2/9 - Ventura County offers wildfire alerts in four languages often spoken by farmworkers: Many Indigenous workers from Mexico don’t speak English, so they miss public health warnings.

Fri., 2/10 - Female solar workers can face prejudice. This woman wants that to change: Loraima Jaramillo of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council offers tips for creating more equitable workplaces.

Mon., 2/13 - Turn your charming old house into an energy-efficient home: Efficiency upgrades are key for cutting energy costs in pre-90s homes.

Tue., 2/14 - Voluntary buyouts could help reduce flooding in six Rhode Island neighborhoods: The effort aims to secure land in the floodplain and create more green space along the Pocasset River.

Wed., 2/15 - Climate change takes toll on traditional Ojibwe wild rice harvest: Extreme weather events, including droughts and heavy rain, are making it more difficult to carry out wild rice harvests in the Upper Midwest.

Thu., 2/16 - Free program helps Gulf Coast communities assess climate risk: Many small towns don't have the resources to respond to the consequences of climate change, like sea level rise and extreme weather, on their own.

Fri., 2/17 - Mycelium Youth Network aims to empower young people on climate change: The Bay Area nonprofit brings lessons about global warming and Indigenous approaches to schools.

Hearts of Space (Series)

Produced by Hearts of Space

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Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

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2305: La Brega, 2/3/2023

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