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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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2024-06-21 Climate Policy Wonk Turned Indie Pop Star: AJR’s Adam Met

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


Adam Met is a behind-the-scenes climate policy powerhouse. He also happens to be the bass player in the award winning indie pop group AJR with his brothers, Jack and Ryan. At the same time the band was gaining popularity, Adam was working on getting degrees and eventually a PhD in Human Rights Law and Sustainable Development. 

Met can trace his passion for climate to one moment in high school, when he was on a field trip with his human rights class to see Mary Robinson, President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. “Sitting in that audience hearing her speak when I was 17 really started to make the connection for me between how people and the planet interacted,” says Met. “I continued to study that throughout my undergrad and graduate education. But I can keep pointing back to that moment.” 

“I feel like we're the industry's best kept secret,” says Met when referring to his rock band of brothers, AJR. That’s despite the band winning awards, having songs high on the charts, and going viral on TikTok. While most people probably see a career in music and a career in climate policy as separate and distinct, Met says the engagement strategies are the same, “When you're writing music, producing music, putting together the marketing campaign, rolling out an album, going on a tour, developing merchandise, this campaign really is about engaging fans in something and bringing people together with a common mission. That really is the exact same thing that you're doing when building a campaign within any sort of movement.”

Met also uses the listening skills he developed as a musician in his climate policy work. During negotiations for what would become the landmark climate bill The Inflation Reduction Act, Met had specific policy goals in mind, but he says, “80 to 90 percent of the time, it really was a listening exercise for me. And I spent just as much time in Republican offices as I did in Democrat offices.” 

Met then founded Planet Reimagined, which he describes not as a think tank, but  as a thought and action tank. “Planet Reimagined innovated this idea of action research. It's doing research with an eye towards: how can we turn it into something real?” Met says.

Met and Planet Reimagined used what they learned from the listening done during IRA negotiations to come up with a plan to deploy renewable energy faster and farther. Met says, “We found huge overlap to site renewable energy on top of current oil and gas leases. This is land that has never been explored before for renewables. It's land that's previously been disturbed, which, if we can reuse that for renewables, would be huge.” They identified 23 million acres where these projects could go. The plan has the support of both Republican Congressman John Curtis and Democratic Congressman Mike Levin. 

When Adam Met isn’t working to deploy renewable energy, he’s also working with organizations like the nonprofit Reverb to help lessen the carbon impact of live events and touring. Lara Seaver, Director of Projects at Reverb, says some of that work includes, “ Looking at better battery technology, solar power technology for live music. It's looking at better fuel for our trucks and buses and flights.” Seaver also helped the Lumineers go above and beyond in working to address their carbon pollution, and organized Billie Eilish’s solar-powered set at Lollapalooza.  

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

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1025: 40 Acres and a Lie Part 2, 6/22/2024

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


Skidaway Island, Georgia, is home today to a luxurious community that the mostly White residents consider paradise: waterfront views, live oaks and marsh grass alongside golf courses, swimming pools and other amenities. 

In 1865, the island was a thriving Black community, started by freedmen who were given land by the government under the 40 acres program. They farmed, created a system of government and turned former cotton plantations into a Black American success story.

But it wouldn’t last. Within two years, the government took that land back from the freedmen and returned it to the former enslavers. 

Today, 40 acres in The Landings development are worth at least $20 million. The history of that land is largely absent from day-to-day life. But over a two-and-a-half-year investigation, journalists at the Center for Public Integrity have unearthed records that prove that dozens of freed people had, and lost, titles to tracts at what’s now The Landings. 

“You could feel chills to know that they had it and then they just pulled the rug from under them, so to speak,” said Linda Brown, one of the few Black residents at The Landings.

This week on Reveal, in partnership with the Center for Public Integrity, we also show a descendant her ancestor’s title for a plot of land that is now becoming another exclusive gated community. And we look at how buried documents like these Reconstruction-era land titles are part of the long game toward reparations. 

Folk Alley (Series)

Produced by FreshGrass Foundation

Most recent piece in this series:

Folk Alley Episode #240613

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 exciting new summer releases from Lonesome Ace Stringband, The Decemberists, Joe Muq, and the great Willie Nelson; an advance single from the Steep Canyon Rangers forthcoming album, 'Live at Greenfield Lake; a set for gardening season with songs from David Mallett, Kathy Mattea, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; plus favorites from The Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Kurt Vile.

In hour two, it's more new music from Tony Trischka, Laurie Lewis, Alisa Amador, Anna Tiivel, and Oliver Wood; an advance single from Ben Sollee's forthcoming album, 'Long Haul'; an interview excerpt from the latest Basic Folk podcast featuring Kaia Kater; plus, favorites from Pharis & Jason Romero, Elephant Revival, and Luther Dickinson.

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #1033

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

Most recent piece in this series:

839: The Cameroon-Cuba Connection, 7/18/2024

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

Georges_mabele_in_the_sacred_grove_img_small The Abakuá society of Cuba conserves with remarkable orthodoxy language and rituals from the Ekpe society of West Africa.  For The Cameroon-Cuba Connection, Dr. Ivor Miller shares with Georges Collinet and Ned Sublette his decades of research into the roots of Cuban Abakuá in Cameroon. Featuring ceremonial and pop music of southern and southwestern Cameroon, as well as Abakuá-themed music from Cuba.

Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

Most recent piece in this series:

Notes from the Jazz Underground #224 - Celebrating Pride, NFTJU style (encore)

From WDCB | Part of the Notes from the Jazz Underground series | 58:19

Nftju_logo_small_small a celebration of a few of Jazz's LGBTQ icons.

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

Most recent piece in this series:

03-17: Breaking the Male Code: The Tyranny of Masculinity, 7/10/2024

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

Tony_porter_small To transform our culture from its focus on dominance and hierarchy to one of connection, empathy and collaboration, it’s vital that we re-envision the essential (or archetypal) masculine, which changes everything. This rarely tackled topic is the subject of a deeply authentic dialogue among Playwright and activist Eve Ensler and three men working to change men and change the story: Tony Porter, co-founder, A Call To Men; Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous activist, member of the 1491’s Native American comedy troupe; George Lipsitz, board president, African American Policy Forum.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

Most recent piece in this series:

Strange Currency 06.21.24 or floating date

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

Sc_square_small Listen for new music from Black Country Communion, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and singer-songwriter Jon Regen.

Art of the Song (Series)

Produced by Art of the Song

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Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears

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

Lizzy-nat_small SHOW 1017 (Air Dates: June 24 -30, 2024) Our guests this week on Art of the Song are Lizzy Plotkin & Natalie Spears. Reveling in the groove of Appalachian fiddle/banjo duets, funky bass lines, and soulful harmony singing, the Colorado based duo draw from a deep history of traditional American music.

This American Life (Series)

Produced by This American Life

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835: Children of Dave, 6/28/2024

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 10 - July 5, 2024

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


This month on Climate Connections:

Air Date           Title:

Mon., 6/10 - Atlanta rebate program helps low-income residents buy e-bikes: Participants can get up to $2,000 off.

Tue., 6/11 - California students pressure state to divest teacher pension funds from fossil fuels: They are pushing for legislation that would move billions out of the fossil fuel industry.

Wed., 6/12 - Maine college builds climate-friendly dorm out of wood: The energy-efficient building will soon sport solar panels. 

Thu., 6/13 - Four ways to protect your home from floods: Doing this could save you money in the long run.

Fri., 6/14 - ‘We have an obligation’: Grandparents take action to help protect their grandkids’ future: The Slotes made climate-friendly updates to their home, adding insulation, heat pumps, solar panels, and more.

Mon., 6/17 - FEMA to distribute $1 billion to underserved, climate-vulnerable communities: The funds will be used for updating sewer systems, managing wildfire-prone forests, and other resilience projects.

Tue., 6/18 - Fellowship helps doctors and nurses take action on climate change: Fellows have pushed their hospitals to reduce pollution, planted trees to reduce urban heat, and developed community organizing and communication skills.

Wed., 6/19 - Cancer patients can face treatment disruptions during extreme weather: Chemotherapy and radiation require frequent doctor’s visits, which can get interrupted when disaster strikes.

Thu., 6/20 - Mountaintop coal mine in Kentucky to become a solar farm: The solar farm will produce enough electricity to power over half a million homes each year.

Fri., 6/21 - Nonprofit helps bring solar to the Puerto Rican island of Vieques: Solar panels help communities maintain power even after destructive tropical storms and hurricanes.

Mon., 6/24 - What do the different hurricane categories mean? No matter the category, it’s important to take hurricanes seriously.

Tue., 6/25 - Florida art museum helps visitors connect with the reality of climate change: Pérez Art Museum Miami overlooks Biscayne Bay, where sea levels are rising fast.

Wed., 6/26 - A tribal community’s struggle against erosion, rising tides, and a devastating storm: The area inhabited by the Pointe-aux-Chienes tribal community looked like a war zone after Hurricane Ida in 2021. But residents are determined to stay put.

Thu., 6/27 - Action plan outlines ways to help protect children from climate hazards: It calls for more air quality monitoring near schools, among other potential actions.

Fri., 6/28 - Fulani herders struggle as water stress forces longer journeys in the Sahel: The Fulani people of Burkina Faso are cattle herders who move their animals seasonally to find good pastures.

Mon., 7/1 - Could giant cylindrical sails propel the cargo ships of the future? It’s just one idea among many for harnessing the wind to help ships save fuel.

Tue., 7/2 - A victory for environmental justice in Minnesota: A recently passed state law aims to limit new pollution in communities already struggling with a disproportionate burden.

Wed., 7/3 - How cover crops are helping a Kansas farmer adapt to climate change: At Lucinda Stuenkel’s farm, spring oats and peas are enriching her soil and helping it retain more moisture.

Thu., 7/4 - New York regulations encourage the use of lower-emissions concrete: Concrete is one of the biggest sources of planet-warming carbon pollution.

Fri., 7/5 - Sweltering summer days put Arizonans at risk of dangerous burns: One burn center treated 85 people for contact burns in 2022 — and seven died from their injuries.

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:

2426: Strange Death of José de Jesus, 6/28/2024

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.