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This American Life
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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

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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2020-09-18 Daniel Yergin: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations

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


Daniel Yergin, Author, The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations
Roger Martin, Author, When More is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency

The world economy is moving away from oil, and many world leaders think that transition needs to happen faster than the fossil fuel industry wants. But with extreme fires, droughts and floods hitting this country — not to mention a racial injustice awakening and global pandemic — can capitalism change itself in time?

“A lot of our systems are trapping us,” says business strategist Roger Martin. “The widely held publicly traded corporation is now trapped in a world where it has to start doing things that aren’t good for it.”

Martin is the author of When More is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency, in which he describes the perils of capitalism that puts shareholders ahead of everyone.

“If you say ‘our goal is to maximize shareholder value,’ all you're going to do is have your customers say, oh, so you don't care about us, your employees say, oh, so you don't care about us, your communities say you don't care about us, and make your job much harder,” he argues. 

So how are the economics and geopolitics of energy changing, especially with the arrival of the covid pandemic?

“There is no precedent for what's happened because we’ve never had a mandated government shutdown of economies,” notes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin. “This isn't about supply and demand, this is about the economies being open or closed.”

In his latest book, The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, Yergin explores the relationship of energy and geopolitics and how they come together, especially with respect to the rise of China.

“I think the single biggest geopolitical issue in the world today is a relationship between the U.S. and China,” he says, “It's getting worse and it's getting more polarized.”

Like many energy experts, Yergin thinks that energy efficiency is key to addressing climate change, and believes the U.S. is uniquely positioned to develop the necessary technologies. 

“I think one of the great advantages the United States has over every other country is our innovative ecosystem that stretches from our 17 national laboratories to universities and think tanks to startups to established companies,” he says, “and I think that's a great strength actually in addressing issues of climate.”

This program was recorded on August 24 and September 14, 2020.

Reveal Weekly (Series)

Produced by Reveal

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639: Catching Amazon in a Lie, 9/26/2020

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 #200924

From FreshGrass Foundation | Part of the Folk Alley series | 01:57:58

Fars_logo_191026_240_small This week on Folk Alley, it's harvest time! Celebrate fall with music from Stephanie Davis, Kris Drever, The Wainwright Sisters, Neil Young, and Leon Redbone; new music from Otis Gibbs, Bella White, and Brownwyn Keith-Hynes; plus classics from Mississippi John Hurt, The Byrds, and much more.

In hour two, it's more new music from Cahalen Morrison, Freddy & Francine, Dirk Powell, Jordan Tice, SArah Jarosz, and Josh Ritter; from our Sessons archives, an exclusive Folk Alley in-studio recording from The Milk Carton Kids; favorites from Laurie Lewis, Eliza Gilkyson, Mavis Staples; and much more

The Retro Cocktail Hour (Series)

Produced by Kansas Public Radio

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The Retro Cocktail Hour #876

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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809: Remembering Johnny Clegg, 10/8/2020

From Afropop Worldwide | Part of the Afropop Worldwide series | 58:59


Johnny Clegg holds a unique place in South Africa’s musical pantheon. From his childhood immersion in Zulu culture, his mastery of Zulu language, dance and guitar playing, some 20 albums with three different bands, his tireless world touring and, finally, his brave public battle with cancer, Clegg was an inspired witness to tumultuous history in South Africa and around the world. Afropop was fortunate to conduct many interviews with the maestro and raconteur over 30 years. In this program, we sample the man’s words and music over a long shape-shifting career. Produced by Banning Eyre. 

Notes from the Jazz Underground (Series)

Produced by WDCB

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Notes from the Jazz Underground #91

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

Nftju_logo_small_small this week, we're focusing mainly on new music from the last couple of months, with some stellar jams from Christian Scott, Chien Chien Lu, Josh Johnson and more!

Bioneers - Revolution From the Heart of Nature (Series)

Produced by Bioneers

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240: No More Stolen Sisters: Stopping the Abuse and Murder of Native Women and Girls, 9/23/2020

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


Jessica Alva Khadija Rose Britton. Hanna Harris. Anthonette Christine Cayedito. If you haven't heard of these women, it’s no surprise. They’re four of the untold number of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered, kidnapped or gone mysteriously missing. 
A significant number of victims are from communities that are subjected to the harmful presence of fossil fuel and mining companies. The extractive industry is ravaging Native nations where oil and blood have long run together. Add to this a dysfunctional police and legal hierarchy that leaves Indigenous women and their families with little support during the first crucial hours when they go missing, and little recourse to prosecute predators for their crimes.
In this program, powerful Native women leaders reveal the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, and describe how they are taking action and building growing movements, including with non-Native allies. Morning Star Gali, Ozawa Bineshi Albert, Simone Senogles, Kandi White, and Casey Camp Horinek.  
These stories are shocking, harrowing and heartbreaking. But then again,  when your heart breaks, the cracks are where the light shines through.

Strange Currency (Series)

Produced by KMUW

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Strange Currency 09.21.20 or floating date

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

Sc_square_small We’ll hear music from Lamentations, the latest from American Aquarium as well as selections from Xoxo, the 2020 album from The Jayhawks.

Art of the Song (Series)

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Holly Near Live from Caffè Lena

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


This week on Art of the Song we visit with singer/songwriter/activist Holly Near as part of our Live From Caffè Lena series. An insightful storyteller through her music, Holly has been singing for a more equitable world for over 50 years. She released her 31st album in 2018.

One of the most powerful, consistent, and outspoken singers of our time, her concerts elevate spirits and inspire activism. A skilled performer, Holly is an outspoken ambassador for peace who brings to the stage a unique integration of world consciousness, spiritual discovery, and theatricality.

This American Life (Series)

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Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

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Climate Connections September 7 - October 2, 2020

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

Tony_pic_small This month on Climate Connections: 

Air Date Title

Mon., 9/7 - One woman’s story of living through California’s recent wildfires: ‘We've never seen one like this in my lifetime here.’

Tue., 9/8 - Tech startup aims to connect small farms with local consumers: Founder Janelle Maiocco says people are hungry for convenient, sustainable options.

Wed., 9/9 - NYC residents document sea-level rise in coastal neighborhoods: The Community Flood Watch Project is collecting resident reports of flooding in Jamaica Bay.

Thu., 9/10 - Are buses an overlooked climate solution? Unlike hyperloops or self-driving cars, bus systems are here and now.

Fri., 9/11 - Evangelical author encourages Christians to care for the Earth: Many scriptures describe people as caretakers of creation, Lindsay Linsky says.

Mon., 9/14 - Obstacles remain to getting electric trucks on the road: Consultant David Gardiner says offering government incentives and adding more charging stations could help. 

Tue., 9/15 - Risk of gender-based violence grows after weather disasters: It’s important for emergency planners to consider as the weather grows more extreme.

Wed., 9/16 - Apple-growing is getting more difficult in many areas: One Midwest grower says his industry will need to adapt to a wetter climate.

Thu., 9/17 - Sen. Debbie Stabenow calls Great Lakes’ rapid warming ‘incredibly alarming’: Warming waters are a threat to Michigan’s economy and way of life, she says.

Fri., 9/18 - Scientist seeks old vacation photos from Acadia National Park: Stephanie Spera is studying the potential impact of climate change on fall foliage in the park.

Mon., 9/21 - Why Miami is vulnerable to sea-level rise: Miami resident Mario Alejandro Ariza, who wrote a book on the topic, explains.

Tue., 9/22 - Clean energy transition will strengthen national security, Navy veteran says: Dan Misch says it will reduce U.S. reliance on foreign fuels and reduce the worst impacts of climate change.

Wed., 9/23 - Why a farmer is nurturing his soil: He’s decreasing the need for synthetic fertilizers and helping store carbon in the ground.  

Thu., 9/24 - Low-income communities of color must be included climate action, activist says: ‘If we don't have a total effort in this country to deal with the reduction in our greenhouse gas, we’re just spinning our wheels in mud.'

Fri., 9/25 - Renewables could help Caribbean become more hurricane-resilient: Solar panels connected to microgrids can come back online quickly after a storm.

Mon., 9/28 - Savannah residents nurture young trees in vacant lots: The trees will help replace those lost to storms and development.

Tue., 9/29 - Global demand for U.S. military assistance grows: The military often provides aid when a weather disaster or humanitarian crisis strikes.

Wed., 9/30 - What is ‘intersectional environmentalism’? Activist Leah Thomas is calling on environmentalists to stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Thu., 10/1 - How green banks drive investment in renewable energy: Collectively, efforts by members of the American Green Bank Consortium have led to over $5 billion in new clean energy investments.


Fri., 10/2 - Vail Resorts invests in massive Nebraska wind farm: The ski resort company has committed to buying 310,000 megawatt hours of electricity each year.

Hearts of Space (Series)

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