"Tell me I'm fat" - this week on This American Life



"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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Sir Francis Drake, a critical figure in British naval history, left his mark on this region’s history as well. He visited the Pacific coast of North America during his circumnavigation of the globe in the late 1570s, several decades before the Mayflower sailed.

California Republican Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez claimed Gov. Jerry Brown is 'diverting' 30 percent of the new gas tax revenue to non-road pet projects.

Read full versions of all fact checks.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Bruce Robinson / KRCB-FM

Just about everyone involved agrees that arts education is important and valuable. But new survey data reveals that it is far from uniformly available to students in Sonoma County.

The results of the survey were made public at a “data reveal” event Tuesday evening at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. 

KRCB previously reported on the survey when it was launched last February. See below.

This week on Ric on the Radio: Desert Soaked. We’ll listen to bands that formed from the sand and sun of the Mojave Desert, Arizona and New Mexico. Calexico, Sidewinders, Giant Sand, Gin Blossoms, The Pistoleros, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, earthlings?, Thin White Rope, JFA, Meat Puppets, Sun City Girls, Yawning Man, and more!

"Something Completely Internationally Exotic" - on Something Completely Different  

When: Tuesday, May 23rd - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/the FREE app @iTunes store and Google Play!)  

Yet another Something Completely Different show that takes the form of three distinctive woman singers, definitely deserving of the title DIVA. I hope you're not tired of these threesomes. I promise you - - next week is gunna be different.  

California Single-Payer Health Care Cost Pegged At $400 Billion

May 23, 2017
Capital Public Radio

ALSO: The California Assembly has voted to eliminate the authority of school districts to allow guns on campuses.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

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Nearly 2,600 Sonoma State seniors walked across the stage at Weill Hall this past weekend to receive their diplomas. It was the University’s largest graduating class in its history and that means even more graduates left commencement with student loan debt. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP

ALSO: The University of California’s constitutional independence has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers from forcing changes at the UC. There’s one action that would instantly overhaul university leadership that the governor can take–but hasn't.

Today's reporting by  Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.

Bruce Robinson, KRCB

Banks and other traditional lenders are wary of entrepreneurs and small start-up companies. But a county-sponsored program with local lending partners is helping to meet that need instead.

Find out more about the Sonoma County Impact Loan Fund here.

UC Regents Defend Napolitano, Vow Closer Look At Her Budget

May 19, 2017
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

There appears to be a growing disconnect between the University of California and state elected officials in Sacramento. Thursday’s UC regents meeting differed sharply in tone from a California legislative hearing earlier this month.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

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