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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This week on This American Life: "One Last Thing Before I Go"  

 Words can seem so puny and ineffective sometimes. On this show, we have stories in which ordinary people make last ditch efforts to get through to their loved ones, using a combination of small talk and not-so-small talk.  

Hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91! 
 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

ALSO: A push to move back school start times in California has stalled in the state Assembly.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

September 15, 2017

Bruce Cockburn: Bone on Bone  

This week’s brand new episode of Mountain Stage marks the return of special guest host Joni Deutsch, and live performances from the Southern soul outfit Marcus King Band, emerging Appalachian troubadour Tyler Childers, singer-songwriters Caroline Spence and Tristen and the classically eclectic pop maestro Kishi Bashi.  

They’re all in live performance on Mountain Stage, Saturday September 16th at noon on KRCB-FM Radio 91. 

Mountain Stage

Vietnam Memorial
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar

Yesterday we met Vietnam veteran Martin Lesinski  and heard a poem he wrote about coming to terms with his wartime experiences. We continue with that interview today. As a sergeant, Lesinski  felt keenly responsible for the safety of his men. As he told News Director Steve Mencher, it was a burden that grew as the war wound down in the early 1970s. A warning: some of his descriptions of battle are very graphic.

New Protections For LGBT Seniors In Long-Term Care Facilities

Sep 14, 2017
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

ALSO: The California Legislature has voted to let K-through-12 students who return to the U.S. after leaving the country when their parents were deported to also return to school.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Martin Lesinski
KRCB/Steve Mencher

Vietnam is once again pushing its way into the national conversation – courtesy of an 18-hour film about the war by documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It starts on many PBS stations on Sunday night; KRCB will be airing the entire series at a later date. The film inspired us to connect with local Vietnam veterans – including Martin Lesinski, a Nicasio-based photographer and poet.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

ALSO: California lawmakers are once again trying to expand job-protected family leave to new mothers and fathers who work in small businesses.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Ben Adler.

Andrew DeVeny
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

With the school year beginning, special programs that focus on nontraditional approaches to education are also getting underway. One such innovation brings free weekly music lessons to a local elementary school. As Steve Mencher reports, the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is building on a successful pilot.

As the school year progresses, we'll hope to visit the classes, and showcase some of the student compositions right here. Below, see a performance from the pilot phase of the project.

This week on Ric on the Radio: Art School. They weren't exactly punks, they weren't exactly new wave. These difficult-to-classify bands drew from punk's DIY and new wave's quirkiness, along with an ear for the avant-garde, to create some of the most vibrant rock music ever made. Magazine, Romeo Void, Echo and the Bunnymen, Gang of Four, Siouxie and the Banshees, Roxy Music, Wire, Mission of Burma, Television, Joy Division, PiL, Pere Ubu, Talking Heads, The Slits, and more! Thursday, Sept. 14, 9-11pm.  
 

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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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