NPR MUSIC'S TINY DESK CONTEST 2018

NPR Music announced the return of its popular Tiny Desk Contest. Over the last three years, the contest has received more than 18,000 entries and led to breakout artist discoveries like Fantastic Negrito , Gaelynn Lea and Tank and the Bangas . These Tiny Desk Contest winners have gone on to perform for sold-out crowds around the world, and one even picked up a GRAMMY Award. Unsigned bands and musicians can submit videos starting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 through Sunday, March 25 at 11:59...

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Kate O'Hare-Palmer
Kate O'Hare-Palmer

Last week we heard from former Army nurse Kate O’Hare-Palmer as part of our series of interviews with local Vietnam-era veterans. We heard how she saw intense action 50 years ago in two army field hospitals.

Today, she continues her conversation with KRCB news director Steve Mencher. She says that a book by a nurse who’d served in Vietnam convinced her that women, as well as men, came home transformed by their wartime experiences.

Read about the book Home Before Morning, by Lynda Van Devanter.

Langhorne Slim Visits Studio A

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Langhorne Slim stops by KRCB Thursday for a  chat and to perform a couple of tunes from his new Dualtone album "Lost At Last Vol.1".  He and Brian are discussing Zen, pink houses and Ted Hawkins.  Don't miss this whimsical session as Langhorne kicks off his Northern California tour.

California Update for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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• The Highway Patrol and UC San Diego researchers are working on an effective test for those driving under the influence.

• Activities like watering lawns to the point of overflowing could come become punishable of up to $500 across California. The state Water Resources Control Board heard comments on drought saving measures today but delayed action.

Today's reporting by Randol White and David Ezra Romero.

Fire rebuilding meeting
Stacey Dennick

The mood was serious with an undertone of frustration at the latest Rebuilding Community Meeting on Thursday, February 15 in Santa Rosa. About 300 people gathered, pen and paper in hand, to hear presentations on the labyrinth of fees and permits required for rebuilding after last October’s devastating wildfires.

“My experience with the insurance company has been very disheartening,” said former Coffey Meadow subdivision resident Lonny, who didn’t want to give his surname. “That’s why I’m here, to educate myself so I know what to ask and how to ask for it.”

La Escondida food truck
Facebook

A new food truck appearing off the Sonoma Highway has some cool, tasty specialties. But it's more than just a truck. It's an example of a local organization supporting small business with a special kind of investment.

Read about the La Escondida food truck in the Sonoma Index-Tribune. Here's the truck's Facebook page.

California Update for Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018
civileats.com

• California home cooks would be able to sell meals prepared in home kitchens directly to consumers under a bill that's passed the Assembly. Opponents say the move would create a public health risk.

• A new bill inching through the California legislature would make it illegal for sit-down restaurants to pair drinks with straws unless guests request them. Bars and fast-food aren’t included.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Ezra David Romero.

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
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• Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy, the only two out gay male athletes from the U.S. competing in the Winter games, said they don’t plan to visit the White House for the customary celebration following this year’s games because of the administrations anti LGBT stance. 

• States across the country are considering new laws to restrict restroom access based on birth sex; in 3 states, these new laws role back existing protections for transgender Americans. 

California Update for Monday, February 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• California’s recreational marijuana shops would be limited in their ability to sell customer data to other companies under a bill introduced at the state Capitol.

For more on the topic, visit politifact.com/california.

• New voter registration figures released Friday by the Secretary of State's office show the number of Californians identifying as “no party preference” has nearly caught up with registered Republicans.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ben Adler.

This week on Milk Street Radio, chef Braden Perkins talks crashing the Paris restaurant scene; Grace Young on stir-fried rice; J. Kenji López-Alt on cooking with alcohol; and Vietnamese meatball soup. 

Hear Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio every Sunday night at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Redwood Valley North Bay fires
KZYX

When the fires moved on the Redwood Valley Rancheria on October 8, eleven members of the Little River Band of Pomo Indians stayed behind to fight the flames. Reporter Sarah Reith was at the annual Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority meeting recently, where the men were honored. 

This story originally was heard on KZYX radio in a longer version.

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