This week on World Cafe - 9/18 - 9/22

Here is what's happening on World Cafe for the week of September 18th through the 22nd:
Monday, September 18, 2017
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy produced Joan Shelly's latest album. It was recorded at Wilco's loft in Chicago with Tweedy's son Spencer playing drums on some of the tracks. On the next World Cafe Shelley talks with David Dye and we hear live sets from Shelley, Canadian duo Whitehorse, and New York rockers The National Reserve, recorded at the 56th annual Philadelphia Folk...

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California's Obamacare Supporters Brace for Newest Repeal Push

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After years of pushing enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, California could lose billions for low-income health care if the Graham-Cassidy bill passes.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.

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ALSO: California has filed a lawsuit against President Trump’s border wall. The suit says plans to begin construction in San Diego and Imperial Counties could harm the state’s sensitive environmental resources.

Find more Politifact California fact checks HERE.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Jean Guerrero (KPBS).

Ken Holybee
KRCB/Steve Mencher

The Vietnam War – the documentary series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick – continues on many PBS stations Sunday night. We’re reaching out to Vietnam vets in our area to tell us about their service. Ken Holybee is President of the Santa Rosa chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America. When he talked with News Director Steve Mencher, he remembered feeling confused when he returned home from his service as a fuel truck driver.

Dan Blake
Twitter

Do you have a great idea that could improve education in Sonoma County? A new fund will provide grants up to $2,500 "to kick-start efforts to make a difference in the lives of students... by thinking outside the box." Reporter Steve Mencher talked with Dan Blake, Director of Innovation and Partnerships at the Sonoma County Office of Education about the grants.

Submit your application through this link.

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ALSO: Four California counties are preparing for an overhaul of how they conduct elections, before voters head to the polls next year.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ben Bradford.

Irwin Keller
Ner Shalom

Beginning at sunset September 20, the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah ushers in the High Holidays and the Jewish New Year. Many local congregations have a full slate of activities planned between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which begins at sunset September 29. Steve Mencher talked with Reb Irwin Keller of Ner Shalom in Cotati about the meaning of these holidays.

ALSO: A new U.C. Berkeley study finds a quarter of registered California voters have considered moving out of state because it costs so much to live here.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

Vietnamese woman covers face
PBS

Last week, we met local Vietnam veteran Martin Lesinski. We heard his poetry and learned about his acute sense of responsibility for men under his command. Today he tells reporter Steve Mencher about his own injuries.

Here is what's happening on World Cafe for the week of September 18th through the 22nd:  
 

Monday, September 18, 2017  

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy produced Joan Shelly's latest album.  It was recorded at Wilco's loft in Chicago with Tweedy's son Spencer playing drums on some of the tracks.  On the next World Cafe Shelley talks with David Dye and we hear live sets from Shelley, Canadian duo Whitehorse, and New York rockers The National Reserve, recorded at the 56th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival.  

 

  Campus Pride released the 2017 Shame List of colleges and universities that openly discriminate against LGBTQ students. Find out which California campuses made this year’s list.  

  Also, the nation continues to mourn the death of Edith Windsor, the courageous woman who took on the Defense of Marriage act in 2013 and won.  Her case set the foundation for the 2015 landmark marriage equality case.

Outbeat Radio News can be heard as part of Outbeat Radio every Sunday evening at 8 pm on KRCB FM Radio 91. 

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10th annual EARLE FEST

Join us Saturday September 23rd for the 10th Annual Earle Fest for 2017!

Los Lobos headlines, with California Honeydrops, Tift Merritt, & The Songs of Audrey Auld performed by Nina Gerber, Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones on the main stage! And there's a whole lot more!

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