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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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2023-12-08 Reporting from COP28: The People at the Heart of It All

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 58:57


We’re a week into the 28th Conference of the Parties, the UN’s annual climate summit, held this year in the city of Dubai. This year is the “global stocktake” where countries are supposed to show how far they’ve come in meeting the carbon reduction targets they set in Paris seven years ago. And the news isn’t good.

“Countries are still failing,” says Claire Stockwell, senior climate policy analyst at Climate Analytics, and lead author on the latest report from Climate Action Tracker, the premier, independent body for comparing how promises stack up against reality. 

“The targets and actions the governments put on the table have stalled. It's essentially the same report we put out three years ago in Glasgow. And so we need, at this meeting, governments to commit to a lot more ambitious action and targets, and that's going to start with making sure that in the final decision they agree to phasing out fossil fuels.”

So far more than 100 countries have called for an immediate end to all new oil and gas production and clear end dates for fossil fuel production. And more than 110 countries have pledged to triple renewable energy capacity and double energy efficiency by 2030. 

The leaders of the two biggest emitters, the U.S. and China, are notably not attending this year, though both countries have high-level representatives at the summit. 

We spent a good portion of our show last week on the controversy around Sultan Al Jaber as COP28 president. And it seems like the fossil fuel industry has a larger presence at this conference than ever before. The CEO of ExxonMobil came to one of these conferences for the first time. 

There has been some progress from the industry, though far from enough: ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco — two of the world's biggest oil companies — are leading a pledge to reach near-zero methane emissions by 2030. They've gotten dozens of other companies to sign on to it. And there's a satellite that will actually measure the leaking, to keep them honest.

Last year at COP27, one of the biggest outcomes was the creation of a loss and damage fund for rich nations to help pay poorer countries for the climate impacts their emissions have caused. As of this writing, country pledges are over $700 million, a bright spot in the early part of the conference.  

This week we’re featuring a few of the thousands of people who have traveled to COP28 to share their stories and pressure heads of state to be more aggressive in cutting climate-harming emissions. Those include a woman from Sudan who fled armed conflict with her baby, a Kenyan woman haunted by seeing animal carcasses by the side of the road in her country, and an Indigenous woman who did a crowdfunding campaign to get here. 

“The young generation is not the generation that caused climate change. But it's the generation that will have to deal with the [con]sequences of climate change. Yet we are not the ones making the decisions,” says Sudanese Climate Activist Nisreen Elsaim. 

These women have traveled thousands of miles to this UN climate summit in Dubai to share their experiences — and have their voices heard.

“Representation of Indigenous people is always a good thing, but it's not enough. I should be included for participation. I should be included to make sure that my demands are being heard. And I should be included to make sure that the next generation are also at the table,” says Chautuileo Tranamil, co-founder of Indigenous Liberation and Aralez.

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Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

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949: Hidden confessions of the Mormon church, 12/9/2023

From Reveal | Part of the Reveal Weekly series | 59:00


In this week’s episode, produced in collaboration with The Associated Press, secret audio recordings expose a legal playbook used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that keeps evidence of sex abuse out of reach of authorities.


AP reporters Michael Rezendes and Jason Dearen investigate the case of a former Mormon bishop, John Goodrich, who was accused of sexually abusing his daughter Chelsea. 


The story opens in Hailey, Idaho, with Chelsea Goodrich and her mother, Lorraine, locked in discussions with the director of the Mormon church’s risk management division, Paul Rytting. One of Rytting’s jobs is to protect the church from legal liability, including sexual abuse lawsuits.


The women had come to the meeting with one clear request: Would the church allow a local Idaho bishop, which in the Mormon church is akin to a Catholic priest, to testify at John Goodrich’s trial? Bishop Michael Miller, who accompanied Rytting to the meeting, had heard John Goodrich’s confession before he was arrested on charges of lewd behavior with a minor.


Audio recordings of the meeting and others show how Rytting, despite expressing concern for what he called John Goodrich’s “significant sexual transgression,” would discourage Miller from testifying, citing an Idaho law that exempts clergy from having to divulge information about child sex abuse that is gleaned in a confession.


In the episode’s final segment, Rezendes and Dearen sit down with guest host Michael Montgomery to discuss why states across the country exempt clergy from mandatory reporting laws that are meant to protect children from abuse.

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

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Folk Alley Episode #231207

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 for some December holiday favorites to help get us in the spirit... not. Hear music by Slaid Cleaves, Gangstagrass, Indigo Girls, Béla Fleck, and Jay Ungar & Molly Mason; plus, more songs from the results of our Best of 2023 Listener Poll! See who made this list!

In hour two, hear the latest from Guy Forsyth; more songs for the season from Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Over the Rhine, Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn, and Beth // James,; we remember Shane MacGowan of the Pogues who passed away on November 30; plus, favorites from Blaze Foley, Elephant Revival, David Surrette, Seamus Egan with Moira Smiley & Kaia Kater, and more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

Most recent piece in this series:

The Retro Cocktail Hour #1010

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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Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

Most recent piece in this series:

Notes from the Jazz Underground #244 - Hangin' in the Trumpet Section

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

Nftju_logo_small_small This week, we're listening to some exceptional trumpet players: Miles Davis, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard and Woody Shaw.

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

Most recent piece in this series:

255: Designing for a Regenerative Future: What’s Love Got to Do with It?, 12/13/2023

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

103jason_mclennan_2022_a1_0705_small What would it feel like to live in a world where our built environment was as elegant as nature's designs? What if our living and working spaces nurtured our human communities and quality of life? Architect and designer Jason F. McLennan takes the revolution from the heart of nature and the human heart into our built environment. He is shifting the fateful civilizational inflection point we face - from degradation to regeneration - from fear to love.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 12.08.23 or floating date

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

Sc_square_small Peter Gabriel’s 2010 collection Scratch My Back finds Gabriel covering songs from artists such as Randy Newman, Regina Spektor, and Paul Simon. Co-produced with Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, KISS), the album finds the singer accompanied by an orchestra, making for a stark, arresting collection that some critics hailed as among his best work. Listen for music from that as well as selections from Wayne Gottstine, Jon Regen, and Teddy Thompson.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

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Jorma Kaukonen - AOTS 20 Years

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

Jorma-kaukonen_2_small SHOW 989 (Air Dates: Dec 12 - 18, 2023) To continue our 20th year on the air, we revisit our interview with Jorma Kaukonen. In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots and blues music. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a lifetime Grammy recipient, he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna.

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

Most recent piece in this series:

786: It's a Game Show!, 12/8/2023

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 November 27 - December 22, 2023

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


This month on Climate Connections:

Air Date            Title:

Mon., 11/27 - Scientists show direct link between polluting companies and wildfires in North America: Carbon pollution from 88 major fossil fuel producers and cement makers has left the western U.S. and Canada hotter, drier, and more prone to fires, a recent study finds. 

Tue., 11/28 - What it was like to be a volunteer firefighter during the 2023 Canada fires: Firefighters are experiencing climate change firsthand as hot, dry conditions boost the risks of fire.

Wed., 11/29 - Could your library do this? A California library is helping people try e-bikes for free: The program makes getting an e-bike pass as easy as checking out a book.

Thu., 11/30 - More than a year later, the emotional impacts from Hurricane Ian still linger: Many survivors of weather disasters benefit from mental health support.

Fri., 12/1 - ‘A culture of repair’: Students learn to mend clothes and the planet: A San Francisco after-school program is helping teens upcycle thrifted clothes.

Mon., 12/4 - More than a dozen Illinois schools add EVs to driver’s ed: They’re helping teens get comfortable with the cars of the future.

Tue., 12/5 - ‘Ridiculous’: Florida couple’s insurance premiums shoot up to $11,000 a year as hurricanes intensify: Some insurance companies have pulled out of Florida, leaving homeowners scrambling.

Wed., 12/6 - ‘It’s very, very concerning’: Antarctica meltdown left penguin chicks drowned, frozen: Emperor penguins could be in trouble as sea ice declines.

Thu., 12/7 - More than 3 million U.S. workers have clean energy jobs, report finds: The jobs can be found in construction, manufacturing, and other sectors, not just in solar and wind.

Fri., 12/8 - Telehealth can help rural and underserved kids access care: That’s important because climate change is worsening health conditions like asthma.

Mon., 12/11 - A South Dakota technical college wants to train students to repair EVs and hybrids: The auto repair industry is changing rapidly.

Tue., 12/12 - Flying was his dream. Now he wants to reduce the carbon footprint of air travel: Former pilot Todd Smith cofounded Safe Landing, a group of aviation workers who want to slow the industry’s growth.

Wed., 12/13 - As temperatures rise, so do Georgia ER visits for venomous snake bites: Researchers found that the odds of a hospital visit due to a snake bite increase almost 6% when temperatures are about two degrees warmer than normal.

Thu., 12/14 - A massive Christmas light display, eco-friendly style: Thanks to a rooftop solar array, this Vancouver couple can celebrate the holiday without running up an expensive power bill.

Fri., 12/15 - ‘Polar bear 911’: How a Canadian town deals with its hungry bear population: Conflicts between humans and polar bears could become more frequent as Arctic sea ice declines.

Mon., 12/18 - Three tips for saving money and staying warm this winter: These are wins for your wallet and the climate.

Tue., 12/19 - NYC startup launches curbside EV charging stations: They’re designed for city drivers who park on the street rather than in driveways or garages.

Wed., 12/20 - Air pollution made Alejandro Daly sick. Now he fights for clean air: He helped train young people to monitor air quality in their communities using low-cost sensors.

Thu., 12/21 - It’s getting easier to rent an EV on your next vacation: Car rental companies offer a low-stakes way to try out an electric vehicle for the first time.

Fri., 12/22 - Black Girl Environmentalist is highlighting the contributions of Black women in the climate movement: Wawa Gatheru started the organization as an Instagram page. It’s grown to nationwide workshops and events.

Hearts of Space (Series)

Produced by Hearts of Space

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HeartsSp 231208: "ELECTRONIC NORTH" (Pgm. # 1004R), 12/8/2023

From Hearts of Space | Part of the Hearts of Space series | 59:00


an hour of superchilled winter electronica, with rhythmic pieces and deep ambient soundscapes.

Featured artists include Chronotope Project (aka Oregon musician Jeffrey Ericson Allen), the English ambient trio Marconi Union, Connect.Ohm (the collaboration of French electronic musician Alexandre Scheffer & Japanese synthesist Hidetoshi Koizumi), Italian soundscape artist Oöphoi (the late Gianluigi Gasparetti) with American synthesist Paul Vnuk Jr., and Tennessee multi-instrumentalist Patrick O'Hearn.

Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

Most recent piece in this series:

2350: Latino USA Oral History, Part 2, 12/15/2023

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

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.