World Cafe this week: January 15th - January 19th

Here is who to listen for this week on WORLD CAFE:

Monday, January 15: Lizz Wright

Soul and gospel singer Lizz Wright delivers some of the finest musicianship we've heard on the Café, as she covers songs made famous by Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Glen Campbell. Those versions appear on Wright's new covers album called Grace, and boy does she deliver on the ideals of grace for Martin Luther King Day on World Café.

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When: January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Where: Santa Rosa High School Gymnasium 
1235 Mendocino Avenue - Santa Rosa, CA 95401
 

Chris Hyde / Getty Images

• Wedding bells began to ring for same-sex couples in Australia last week.  Two couples tied the knot in ceremonies happening just moments after midnight. 

• Here in the U.S, the Human Rights Campaign released the 2017 state equality index report.  Many state legislatures across the country considered sweeping anti-LGBT laws to allow wholesale discrimination, including some that attack marriage equality and transgender youth. The good news is that California is among the 13 top rated states in the report. 

California Update for Monday, January 15, 2018

Jan 15, 2018
Leroy Hamilton / The Empowerment Congress

• The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles. The town hall featured four Democrats, two Republicans, and more than a thousand people in the audience.

• Congress must vote on government spending by Jan. 19. They'll also decide the fate of about 1,300 community clinics in California that function largely on federal grants.

Today's reporting by Mary Plummer (KPCC), and Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Friday, January 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Sally Schilling / Capital Public Radio

• A bill that would have expanded the use of rent control in California fell one vote shy of passing the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

• Three California gas-fired energy plants could be replaced with giant batteries. The proposal calls for PG&E to find clean energy alternatives for two Calpine-owned gas-fired plants in Sutter County and one in San Jose.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ezra David Romero.

Rep. Jared Huffman
Congress.gov

At a town hall meeting tomorrow about fire recovery and rebuilding in Sonoma County, officials will present updates and listen to citizens’ concerns. Among elected officials scheduled to attend are members of the Santa Rosa City Council and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, State Senators Mike McGuire and Bill Dodd, and Assembly Members Jim Wood, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry and Marc Levine.

Representatives Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman will be there – and KRCB News Director Steve Mencher talked with Huffman about the meeting.

California Update for Thursday, January 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Bill Husa / mercurynews.com

• Leaders from the Department of Water Resources and the Independent Forensic Team that looked into last year's Oroville crisis answered questions from an Assembly committee.

• The California Community College system would launch its own, online school next year, under Governor Jerry Brown’s budget plan.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ben Bradford.

This week on Percussion Discussion with host Jim Laveroni - the focus will be on 30's, 40's and 50's drummer Gene Krupa. Jim is celebrating Krupa's birthday a bit early, since it is January 15th. Krupa would have been 109 years old! Gene Krupa is Jim's favorite - so check him out this week. 

Listen to Percussion Discussion every Thursday night at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Decorations in Santa Rosa neighborhood of Coffey Park
Diane Askew

Yesterday, KRCB News Director Steve Mencher brought us some excerpts from a conversation about rebuilding the North Bay first broadcast on KQED’s Forum program. Today, part two.

One of the callers to the show asked whether unions would play a big part in the rebuilding effort. Keith Woods, CEO of the North Coast Builders Exchange, responded:

Participants in the discussion included:

California Update for Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

• The former top Republican in the California Assembly is doubling down on the strategy that got him deposed last year.

• This flu season started early, and it's killed 27 people under age 65 so far.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Sammy Caiola.

Coffey Park
U.S. Army/Edward Coffee

Rains will slow construction activities that have started in areas destroyed by the fall fires. But the real slowdown will come from lack of materials and workers as building gears up. A recent episode of KQED’s Forum program hosted by Michael Krasny addressed those concerns, and our News Director Steve Mencher has some excerpts.

  Here's a link to the original program at KQED.

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