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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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2022-05-20 Coping with Climate through Music

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 59:00


Music and social movements have historically gone hand in hand. Folk music played a unifying role for the labor movements in the United States. Music was central to the protests against the Vietnam War and in favor of Civil Rights. As more people become aware of the climate crisis, music is starting to reflect that. 

Jayson Greene, contributing editor and former senior editor at Pitchfork and the author of the memoir Once More We Saw Stars, has seen increasing numbers of musicians processing the climate crisis through their work. “I discovered so many different musicians who are making music and the common thread was a sort of desperation. This had gotten too far for them not to start speaking on it. And I think that as you know, and just as art imitates life or let you know in every other respect that mirrors the public awareness of this issue.”  

But there is still no one song or artist unifying the climate movement the way music has for other movements. Why are more artists not raising the alarm over the impending climate catastrophe? 

Tamara Lindeman is a Toronto-based songwriter and singer who performs under the name The Weather Station. Her album Ignorance contains many themes related to climate. She believes there are multiple reasons why popular music hasn’t explored the climate crisis more deeply: 

“Part of what's wrong with this issue is people have so many personal feelings about it that keep them away from that feeling of indignance or of power or of a collective experience. I think that's why we don't have the climate anthem yet that people can jump onto, because there are so many barriers.”

Rather than attempting an anthem, Lindeman’s music expresses her personal, emotional reactions. She remembers first being worried about the climate when she was very young, “I mean I don't remember when I first heard the words, I mean global warming was what it was called at the time. But I think my parents told me pretty young because I do remember being really, really afraid in a very child way of this idea of the natural world changing irreparably.” 

Jayson Greene describes his own beliefs about the power of music to process emotion. “This is firmly how I believe music works. I think it's entirely a response we formulate to the feelings we don't know how to process. And yeah, so that's what I meant when I said that music is the hum our feelings make as we live... And we’re all feeling pretty bad about what we see.” 

Greene doesn’t believe artists can force a message on listeners, though. “I do believe that music is not a great container for political statements. You can put them in but they leak out the minute you give them to somebody. You can't believe that they're going to receive the message that you loaded in there like a message in a bottle because music is so personal, it speaks to that person.” 

Lindeman hopes music can have a unique impact on listeners, “I definitely believe really strongly in lyrics and in the intimate relationship between singer and listener. I think there's a lot of room for vulnerability because if you hear something and you’re alone maybe you can take it in a different way than you could if it's like a speech or a newscast.”

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

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Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

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Folk Alley Episode #220519

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:02


Join Elena See to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 81st birthday! Hear from Judy Collins, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Emma Swift, Cindy Cashdollar and Amy Helm, and Dave Alvin as they all pay tribute to the songwriting legend; new covers from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and the Punch Brothers; plus a couple from the man himself.
In hour two, we also say “Happy Birthday” to the great Rosanne Cash; there’s new music by Tray Wellington, Anais Mitchell, Leyla McCalla, Steve Forbert, Cristina Vane, and Tom Paxton & Cathy Fink; plus, favorites from Donna the Buffalo, Amos Lee, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Watchhouse, and much more!

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Retro Cocktail Hour #840 (rebroadcast)

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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836: Africa in Melbourne, 5/26/2022

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


Known as Australia’s music and cultural capital, Melbourne is a hub of creativity boasting a diverse arts scene. The African community in Melbourne has been growing with Africans from all parts of the continent bringing their fashion, food and music to the city. In this episode we’ll explore African musicians and music curators who are making their mark in Melbourne. Expect to hear a blend of traditional African instruments by the Melbourne African Traditional Ensemble (MATE); funky jazz fusion by Black Jesus Experience; South-Sudanese modern rock by Ajak Kwai, and hip-hop from IJALE and Sampa the Great.
We’ll also meet the presenter of the longest running African radio program in Australia, Stani Goma. Guiding us through our journey of Melbourne’s African music scene will be DJ Kix, bringing to light some of the nuances of migration, identity and life in Melbourne. Produced by DJ Kix.

Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground #167

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

Nftju_logo_small_small this week, we're doing some Astral Traveling with Pharoah Sanders, we'll get nice and mellow with Eddie Harris, and we'll check out some new-ish stuff from Blue Lab Beats, Jeff Parker and more!

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

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243: Got Dirt? Get Soil! Ditch the Plow, Cover Up and Grow Diversity, 6/8/2022

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

Montgomery-bikle1_small The profit-hungry agribusiness empire of the 20th century institutionalized farming practices that continue to degrade soils across the U.S. and globally. We face a fork in the road: collapse or regeneration? The good news is that we know what we need to begin an agricultural and ecological renaissance – a literal rebirth. Biologist Ann Biklé and geologist David Montgomery share one of the good news stories that show how the solutions residing in nature surpass our conception of what’s even possible.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 05.25.22: New Music From Kyshona Armstrong, Amythst Kiah, Dawes & More

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

Sc_square_small We’ll hear music from Kyshona Armstrong, Amythst Kiah, Dawes, Wilco, and Valerie June’s take on a Mazzy Star classic.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

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Noel Paul Stookey - Legend

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

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771: Where Were the Adults?, 5/27/2022

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 16 - June 10, 2022

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., 5/16-Disaster cleanup creates risks for workers: Non-profit pushes for better protections for people who are hired to clean up after hurricanes and other natural disasters.

Tue., 5/17-New federal funding helps more low-income households afford energy-efficiency upgrades: The improvements help people save money and protect the climate.

Wed., 5/18-Plants species can migrate to adapt to climate change: But populations of animals that disperse plant seeds are declining.

Thu., 5/19-Climate change is increasing migration to U.S. and making it more dangerous: People crossing into the U.S. from Mexico face extreme heat and dehydration.

Mon., 5/23-Composting with worms, a climate-friendly alternative to sending food scraps to the landfill: Red wiggler worms can turn food scraps into compost.

Tue., 5/24-Iconic Hawaiian bird faces possible extinction: The ‘i’iwi, or scarlet honeycreeper, is threatened by avian malaria.

Wed., 5/25-Individual actions can add up to help the climate: Twenty-five to 30% of the pollution cuts needed to prevent dangerous climate change can happen at the individual and household level.

Thu., 5/26-Army Corps project aims to protect low-lying marsh: Some marshes are at risk of ending up underwater as sea levels rise.

Fri., 5/27-Over 1.7 billion city dwellers face multiple days of dangerous heat each year: High heat and humidity can make people sick.

Mon., 5/30-Rihanna’s nonprofit is giving $15 million to environmental justice groups: One of the Clara Lionel Foundation’s goals is to improve climate resilience in Rihanna’s home region, the Caribbean.       

Tue., 5/31-The U.S. needs more clean energy workers: A labor shortage could disrupt plans to transition to more wind and solar power.                             

Wed., 6/1-Weatherization and efficiency upgrades can help manufactured home residents save money: But many people who live in mobile or manufactured homes are unaware of programs that can help them afford upgrades.

Thu., 6/2-Australia lists koala as an endangered species across most of its range: Bushfires, deforestation, and development have caused koala populations to dwindle.

Fri., 6/3-In silvopasture, cows and sheep coexist with trees: Adding trees to pasture helps keep livestock cool in summer.

Mon., 6/6-Bond program helps nonprofits afford solar: The upfront costs of solar panels are sometimes too high for small organizations.

Tue., 6/7-Massachusetts group works for diversity in the offshore wind industry: ‘We’ve got to make sure that we’re training people up and tooling them up to be ready.’

Wed., 6/8-Projects restore natural water flow to parts of Great Dismal Swamp: European settlers drained portions of the forested wetland in Virginia and North Carolina.

Thu., 6/9-Saving water also saves energy: Utilities and municipalities can cut carbon pollution by fixing leaks and encouraging water conservation.

Fri., 6/10-How a pilot program in Michigan helped people afford energy-efficiency upgrades: It helped customers who made too much to qualify for federal weatherization programs, but not enough to qualify for traditional loans.  

Hearts of Space (Series)

Produced by Hearts of Space

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Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

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2221: The Battle of 187, 5/27/2022

From Latino USA | Part of the Latino USA series | 54:01


It's 1993 in California. Dr. Dre is on the radio. The state is in a budget deficit. And a group of Orange County residents collect signatures to put a controversial proposition on the ballot that would deny undocumented immigrants access to public services and education. You could say it was the first shot in today’s culture war over immigration. 

We partnered with the Los Angeles Times to tell the story of Proposition 187, and how it continues to affect our culture and politics today. A three-part miniseries hosted by LA Times reporter Gustavo Arellano.

This episode was originally broadcast by Latino USA on November 1, 2019.

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