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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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2022-08-05 REWIND: Climbing, Conservation and Capitalism

From Climate One | Part of the Climate One series | 58:56


The outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia is known for its commitment to sustainability and environmental health, but its prices often make it synonymous with elite access to nature and adventure sports. Founder Yvon Chouinard began as a scrappy rock climber intent on finding and making climbing equipment and high-functioning outdoor clothing. Today the company is one of the leading U.S. outdoor retailers with annual sales more than $1 billion.

Rick Ridgeway is former vice president of public engagement at Patagonia, and was behind the infamous “Don’t Buy This Jacket” ad campaign, which advocated for sustainability yet paradoxically increased sales. He’s recognized as one of the world's foremost mountaineers, along with Chouinard and The North Face co-founder Doug Tomkins. Ridgeway says he and Chouinard struggled with making consumer goods and their interest in conservation. 

“It was a real dilemma. Trying to figure out whether we were part of the problem or part of the solution because we are making a lot of stuff.” Take the infamous jacket, for example.

“No matter how hard we had tried to make that jacket with no unnecessary harm, it still had used nearly 200 liters of water or gallons to make it. It still left behind 20 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. It still created two thirds of its own weight in waste,” Ridgeway says. “And we were wrestling with that dilemma at Patagonia trying to figure out, well, should we continue to grow ourselves? Should we try to figure out how to redefine capitalism so that we can have a company that was in stasis, that would still survive without growing?”

One solution they landed on was growing food and fiber through regenerative farming, Ridgeway says. “If we could succeed in making products out of fibers that were creating healthy soil then we’re drawing carbon out of the air and putting it in the ground.”

The image of wealthy white people engaging in risky and costly outdoor adventures is often driven by the outdoor industry itself through narratives and advertisements. 

“One of the biggest scams that the outdoor industry has perpetuated is this idea that the outdoors is expensive when it is quite literally the freest thing we have, it’s everywhere,” says writer and social justice facilitator Amanda Machado. “But we've commercialized that, and we’ve turned it into a commodity. We've turned it into something where you have to buy gear and know the right gear in order to feel like you can access it.”

Machado recalls going on her first backpacking trip and having no idea where to buy all the gear on the list. 

“My mom took me to an army surplus store because that was the only place we knew that had wool socks and water resistant pants. I'd never heard of REI. I didn't know what L.L. Bean was,” she says. That can create barriers for people of color like her to access the outdoors, Machado says.

“If you can't see yourself in those spaces then it’s hard to feel invited or welcome in that movement. And I think the other part that we really need to address is that there is a long history of trauma and oppression that connect the outdoors to people of color. We see this with Black folks on slavery, Indigenous folks in colonization.” She says the legacy of racist or oppressive histories across the U.S. still play out today. 

Machado wrote an essay in Sierra magazine called “Why People of Color Often Feel Unsafe in the Outdoors,” partly to respond to the skepticism she often faced during social justice workshops with outdoor companies when she raised safety as a core issue. 

“It was so obvious to my personal experience. We would always have talks before going, like, is this a safe place to go? Will there be other people of color there? Will there be cell phone reception?” Machado says. “These are not conversations I ever had when I went camping with white folks.”  

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

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833: Afghanistan's Recognition Problem, 8/13/2022

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 #220804

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, an encore broadcast of a show first heard last summer at this time. Join Elena See for music by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Mavis Staples, Yola, Darrin Bradbury, Rose Cousins, Los Lobos, and Miko Marks & the Resurrectors; plus we remember the great Jerry Garcia, and much more.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #841 (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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859: Nuits D’Afrique 2022, 8/18/2022

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

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Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground #178: annual Jerry Garcia celebration

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

Nftju_logo_small_small the title says it all - an hour spent appreciating the sounds and improvisations of Jerry Garcia. More Jazz next week, I promise.

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

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05-18: Social Medicine: Restoring Public Health by Changing Society, 8/10/2022

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

Rupa_marya_square_small We are told that our personal health is our individual responsibility based on our own choices. Yet, the biological truth is that human health is dependent upon the health of nature’s ecosystems and our social structures. Decisions that negatively affect these larger systems and eventually affect us are made without our consent as citizens and, often, without our knowledge. Dr. Rupa Marya, Associate Professor of Medicine at UC San Francisco, and Faculty Director of the Do No Harm Coalition, says "social medicine" means dismantling harmful social structures that directly lead to poor health outcomes, and building new structures that promote health and healing.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

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Strange Curency 07.27.22: Bleeding Out

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

Sc_square_small Bleed Out is the upcoming album from The Mountain Goats. We’ll hear music from that as well as selections from the latest by Dawes, The Misadventures of Doomscroller.

Art of the Song (Series)

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

Art of the Song


Our guest this week on Art of the Song is award-winning folksinger DARIA. For the last two decades, she has traveled the globe, learning, sharing and making music while building communities and encouraging a new view of hope and peace for all the world’s children. 

Her songs have been used throughout the world; in South Africa - Teaching Tolerance Curriculums,  and  in Australia - Respecting Others Curriculum. A special song she wrote about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King is used in classrooms across the US to celebrate his life and legacy.

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

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777: TOPS, 8/12/2022

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

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Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

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Climate Connections August 8 - September 2, 2022

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


This month on Climate Connections:

Air Date            Title:

Mon., 8/8 - Violence increases in hot weather. “Cease-fire” days could help: During cease-fire events, community members call for a pause in violent conflicts.

Tue., 8/9 - Smokey Bear still wants you to prevent accidental wildfires: Global warming has made unplanned fires even more dangerous.

Wed., 8/10 - When a coworker collapsed, this lifeguard knew exactly what to do: An Indiana lifeguard wants all lifeguards to receive thorough training on responding to heat-related illnesses.

Thu., 8/11 - Bill would provide relief to farmworkers in drought-stricken California: Thousands of farmworkers have lost jobs in a recent severe drought.

Fri., 8/12 - Wildfires could release radioactive particles from nuclear sites: And global warming is making wildfires more frequent and intense.

Mon., 8/15 - What if we named and ranked heat waves like hurricanes? A California bill proposes to do just that.

Tue., 8/16 - Some cities reimburse residents for the costs of rain gardens or cisterns: But the programs can be difficult for low-income households to access.

Wed., 8/17 - Extreme drought cuts into Montana rancher’s profits: Summers in the state are expected to keep getting hotter and drier on average.

Thu., 8/18 - Delivery company turns to e-bikes in Manhattan: The company is saving money and cutting carbon pollution.

Fri., 8/19 - Newark’s Ironbound neighborhood fights for clean air: The largely immigrant area is surrounded by pollution sources.

Mon., 8/22 - Many prisons in Texas lack universal air conditioning: During heat waves, incarcerated people face dangerous conditions.

Tue., 8/23 - Cow manure can be turned into renewable energy: Using systems called anaerobic digesters.

Wed., 8/24 - How protecting public lands can help the climate: Conservation preserves forests, provides wildlife corridors, and protects water sources.

Thu., 8/25 - Volunteers in Florida help people save energy and water: They’re helping low-income people reduce their bills and cut carbon pollution.

Fri., 8/26 - How to stay safe in the heat at outdoor summer events: As global warming brings more hot days, the risk of heat-related illnesses is rising.

Mon., 8/29 - Philly high school adds AC after community push: Activism by students, staff, and parents helped cool the school.

Tue., 8/30 - Art therapy program helps Colorado wildfire victims process their experiences: Andrea Golod founded the program after a wildfire displaced thousands of people in her county.

Wed., 8/31 - Massachusetts neighborhood to get networked geothermal system: It will be the first community in the country to try the approach.

Thu., 9/1 - Connecticut public schools must now teach about climate change: A new state law is behind the curriculum requirement.

Fri., 9/2 - California’s drought dries up steady work for farmworkers: Some workers are moving or taking up additional jobs.

Hearts of Space (Series)

Produced by Hearts of Space

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Latino USA (Series)

Produced by Latino USA

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2232: Genias in Music: Petrona Martínez, 8/12/2022

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


We go to Colombia, where Petrona Martínez became one of the most influential Black singers in the country’s modern history. She’s known as “the queen of bullerengue”, an ancestral music tradition that goes back to times of slavery in the Colombian Caribbean Coast. But it took many years for Petrona Martínez to get recognition as an artist. She dealt with isolation, poverty and invisibility as a Black woman from rural Colombia. 
Also on the show...comedian Julio Torres invites us to look at the world through new perspectives.

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