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Playlist: KRCB-FM Radio 91 @ norcalpublicmedia.org/radio/radio

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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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2021-06-18 Shepard Fairey, Mystic, and the Power of Art

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


Host: Greg Dalton


Shepard Fairey, graphic designer, street artist and activist

Mystic, hip hop artist, community educator and program manager with the Hip Hop Caucus

Shepard Fairey is best known for creating the iconic Barack Obama “Hope” portrait during the 2008 presidential election. Fairey’s work is now included in the collections of the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Modern Museum of Art in New York and many others. Fairey says as a young man, he was drawn to counterculture. 

“Punk rock and skateboarding showed me a culture that was about ignoring what the mainstream was doing, using creativity to build your own scene and it made it cool to have an honest and unvarnished voice,” he says. 

Much of his art and activism has focused on the environment and climate change. He says he uses dark humor and human protagonists to draw people into his pieces. 

“I'm taking a lot of different approaches but rarely is it just ‘Save the Whales,’” he says. “I do want the whales to be saved, but … it's more seducing people with something that maybe will get them to reflect upon it and make their own choice rather than feeling like they're being judged.” 

Fairey says it can be difficult to walk the line between motivating people and discouraging them with the full picture of what’s at stake with the climate crisis. 

“It's important that people understand the severity of the issue, but it's also important that they don't feel paralyzed because it's too overwhelming.  So, I'm always trying to see how I can get the balance right in my communications with both the text and the imagery I'm using.”

For Grammy-nominated hip hop artist Mystic, art has allowed her to build a platform to advocate for social justice and connect with people in power.  

“Art allows people to tune in, right? I think sometimes when we’re enjoying ourselves or engaging with art, some of our defenses come down,” she says. 

Humor can also be an important tool and form of release, she says, especially when talking about difficult subjects like climate change. Mystic is also a community educator, and currently the Program Manager for Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% FILMS division, which produces films that center on climate justice. Their first film is a comedy special called “Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave.”

“How do you make the climate crisis funny, right? Something that's not funny at all. How can we talk about it in ways that open up where people can think about it in different ways and we can start to have conversation... And so, Ain't Your Mama’s Heat Wave is really about joy as part of resistance.” 

But Mystic says that doesn’t mean forgetting the need to respond to the crisis at our doorsteps, especially in minority and low-income communities. 

“This is a call, this is an emergency that’s happening, and we need to understand that the climate crisis is not just in other places in the world, but it's happening in communities, in our nation, in Black communities.” 

Related Links:

Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave Trailer

Hip Hop Caucus

Shepard Fairey Art

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

Most recent piece in this series:

726: Weapons with minds of their own, 6/26/2021

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 #210617

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:58:00

Folk_alley_radio_show_logo_240_191026__small This week on Folk Alley in honor of Father's Day, join Elena See for a celebration of musical dads and thier musical kids! You'll hear from the Guthries, the Browns, the Thompsons, the Helms, the Cashs and Wainwrights, and so much more!

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #909

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:

836: Africa in Melbourne, 6/24/2021

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

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Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

Most recent piece in this series:

Notes from the Jazz Underground #127

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

Nftju_logo_small_small this week, a love letter to my wife, a love letter to Chicago, and jams from Steven Bernstein and Alex Skolnick, too!

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

Most recent piece in this series:

11-18: When Truth is Dangerous: The Power of Independent Media, 6/23/2021

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

Bauerlein_2019_33_nr1_5976_small Today, there’s a renaissance of independent journalism dedicated to holding power accountable. Political pressures are mounting to break up media monopolies and provide access to more voices. Independent and investigative media outlets are proliferating, often as nonprofits funded from the bottom up. In this program, we hear from two veteran journalists who lead two of the most courageous and successful independent media outlets in the United States: Monika Bauerlein, the CEO of Mother Jones magazine, and Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 06.17.21: A Dreaming Body Awakens The Vulture Prince

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

Sc_square_small We’ll hear music from Waking The Dreaming Body, the new release from experimental artist Karima Walker as well as music from Arooj Aftab’s highly acclaimed 2021 album, Vulture Prince.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

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Noel Paul Stookey - Hope Rises

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 Music To Life Dot 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

Most recent piece in this series:

506: Secret Identity, 6/18/2021

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

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Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections June 14 - July 9, 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., 6/14 - Maryland students to catch a cleaner ride to school: ‘We know that one of the huge benefits of this will be cleaner air inside of school buses, where students are.’

Tue., 6/15 - How to cut the internet’s big carbon footprint: Even before the pandemic surge in teleconferencing, internet data centers accounted for about 1% of global electricity use.

Wed., 6/16 - New Orleans group pushes back on gentrification in higher-elevation neighborhoods: After Hurricane Katrina, many longtime residents were priced out of historically Black neighborhoods.

Thu., 6/17 - Startup turns carbon dioxide into diamonds: Aether says that for every one-carat diamond it manufactures, it removes about 20 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Fri., 6/18 - Fatherhood can make the climate crisis personal: Two Philadelphia-based fathers launched ‘Climate Dads,’ a group for dads who want to take action.

Mon., 6/21 - Poorly timed traffic lights can make climate change worse: Pointless delays result in unnecessary idling.

Tue., 6/22 - Pastor pushes for a Green New Deal that would empower Southern communities: Marginalized communities across the South are on the front lines of climate change.

Wed., 6/23 - Electric vehicle chargers to go up on street light poles in Kansas City: The idea is to make charging stations more accessible to everyone, including renters.

Thu., 6/24 - The Catholic Church’s landholdings could help protect the climate: For example, by conserving forest land that can absorb and store carbon pollution.

Fri., 6/25 - The NAACP offers free flood risk training for vulnerable communities: Communities of color are more likely to flood and to lack flood protection. 

Mon., 6/28 - One woman is helping prepare her neighborhood for the next flood: Frances Acuña is getting residents ready for emergencies and is pushing the city to improve stormwater systems.

Tue., 6/29 - Scientist uses sound recordings to monitor rainforest biodiversity: When you walk through a tropical rainforest, you might not see animals, but you can hear them.  

Wed., 6/30 - Will green jobs pay well? Jason Walsh of the nonprofit BlueGreen Alliance says careful planning is needed to build a clean-energy economy that supports workers.

Thu., 7/1 - Goats help prevent wildfires by doing what they do best: Eating.

Fri., 7/2 - Thunder may become more common in Alaska: The number of thunderstorms in the rapidly warming state could triple by 2100.

Mon., 7/5 - Extreme weather is costing the military billions of dollars: It’s one reason the Department of Defense is taking climate change seriously.

Tue., 7/6 - Invasive plants could benefit from climate change: They’re incredibly good at adapting to changes in the environment.

Wed., 7/7 - Superior National Forest could be a refuge to wildlife as the climate warms: The forested region in northeastern Minnesota is a critical habitat for many species.

Thu., 7/8 - EVs are better for the climate, even on today’s electricity grid: Electric cars already have a smaller carbon footprint than gasoline vehicles, and the grid is getting cleaner all the time.

Fri., 7/9 - Many cities want to plant trees. Why are some residents reluctant? In Pittsburgh, a plan to plant 100,000 trees will be coupled with a strategy to maintain the trees and communicate their benefits.

Hearts of Space (Series)

Produced by Hearts of Space

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Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

Most recent piece in this series:

2125: Richard Montañez, 6/25/2021

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

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