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"Tell Me I’m Fat"

The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With one-third of Americans classified as overweight, and another third as obese, and almost none of us losing weight and keeping it off, maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. A show inspired by Lindy West’s book Shrill .

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  One good way to learn about sustainability is by practicing it. That’s what students at a Sebastopol campus are doing, through a hands-on composting project that is ten years old and going strong.

The composting project is also supported by grants from the Sebastopol Rotary Club, and gift certificates from Mary’s Pizza shack. It will continue, on a scaled-back basis, during summer school. 

California Health Insurers File Contingency Plans For 2018

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ALSO: The California Senate will consider this week whether the state’s electricity should come entirely from renewable power by mid-century.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ben Bradford.

"Tell Me I’m Fat"

The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With one-third of Americans classified as overweight, and another third as obese, and almost none of us losing weight and keeping it off, maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. A show inspired by Lindy West’s book Shrill.

Listen to This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm / Saturday morning at 9:00 am - on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

ALSO: California's Chief Justice says caseloads for dependency lawyers are far too great and state lawmakers should approve an additional $22 million to bring caseloads to a manageable level.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Sally Schilling.

A new film biography of 1960s songwriter and record producer Bert Berns is out to raise awareness of his behind-the-scenes contributions to popular music. It’s named for the record label Berns launched and ran:  Bang.

Bert Berns drew a lot of attention within the record industry in New York during his short, intense career.  He was already dead—in 1967, of a chronic heart condition, at age 38—when San Francisco music writer Joel Selvin  began noticing Berns' body of  work.

California Dems Defend Senator From Recall Effort

May 25, 2017
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ALSO: Child care, preschool and after school programs. Medi-Cal provider rates. And an expansion of California’s “Earned Income Tax Credit.” Those programs would get higher state funding under the spending plan put forth this week by Assembly Democrats.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

Tonight on Women In Music with your host Laney Goodman: we will hear NYC singer/songwriter Rachel Sage and Boston area singer/songwriter Catie Curtis...  

Americana/roots with 5-time Grammy Award winner Mary Chapin Carpenter and a classic from 1997 with Amy Grant...  

roots/rock with a single from Heart featuring Sarah McLachlan, and new music from California singer/songwriter Tricia Freeman...  

NOTE: KALEIDOSCOPE has moved to a new day and time! Kaleidoscope is heard on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8:00 pm! Take note!

From rock to blues, jazz to worldbeat, Kaleidoscope is a free-form radio expression session featuring several genres of music during one program or similar styles for a whole program. If a historic music event happened on the date of the show, you might just hear a retrospective on the event or artist.

Memorial Day with the NEA National Heritage Fellows: Michael White, Beausoleil,  Monk Boudreaux, Del McCoury, Koko Taylor and many more… 

This month on Outbeat News In Depth, Greg Miraglia talks with Prop 8 plaintiff Kris Perry and Sandy Stier about how they met and their experience being the faces and name of California’s marriage equality case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court.  We’ll also share information about the new LGBT literature course being offered at Santa Rosa JC this fall.  

Listen to Outbeat Radio every Sunday night at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

 

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