A Not-So-Simple Majority - This week on This American Life

We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle.

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One of the key styles of early rock n roll, Rockabilly combined rock and blues with country, or "hillbilly", music. Rockabilly artists tended to cultivate a wild, "bad boy" image. Some people consider Rockabilly artists to be rock's first punks. Although there have been many revivals throughout the years, we will focus on the original Rockabilly movement, which only lasted from about 1956 to 1960.

Tiffany Camhi

Lavender is known for its sweet scent and its vibrant purple flowers. The plant is native to Mediterranean areas like Spain and France, but as KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports, more and more farmers in Sonoma County are beginning to grow the popular plant. 

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ALSO: Supporters of a bill to make California a "sanctuary state" say the measure has gained the support of some law enforcement leaders, though many remain opposed.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Sally Schilling.

On this week's episode, we bring highlights from The Blues Foundation's 38th annual Blues Music Awards right here in Memphis, TN. Plus an interview with Barbara Newman, President and CEO of The Blues Foundation

When: Tuesday, June 20th - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  
Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/app @ iTunes store and Google Play; also on Comcast cable channel 961)  

The last time I looked, neither Donald Trump nor Jeff Sessions have managed to cancel Summer - - what a relief! On June 20th (actually the day before Summer begins, but so close as to make no difference), Something Completely Different will celebrate the change of season with many warm songs which anyone can record and take to the beach (not mandatory).  

Larry Stratton

Rattlesnakes are part of our landscape, and while they are indeed poisonous, they need not be feared and killed, but can be relocated to less populous areas. We hear more about them today from a man who does just that, and is known as  Sonoma County's  “snake whisperer.”

Rattlesnakes and gopher snakes are often confused, but Al Wolfe, Founder and Director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, explains that the poisonous rattler can be readily distinguished if you know what to look for.

Undocumented Young Adults Won't Get Medi-Cal Under New Budget

Jun 19, 2017
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ALSO: California’s unemployment rate is now a record-low 4.7 percent – tying the state’s previous low point at the end of the year 2000. But that's not as good news as it might appear at first blush.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Ben Adler.

Bruce Robinson, KRCB

As the impacts of high-end tourism stir increasing debate in Healdsburg, a new exhibit at the local museum traces the history of that industry in the north county area.

The large display that greets visitors to the “Destination Healdsburg" exhibit is a detailed recreation of a block of the storefronts that faced the downtown plaza roughly 80 years ago. Curator Holly Hoods says it’s the work of a uniquely skilled volunteer.

California Moves To Bar Local Government From Immigrant Detention Contracts

Jun 16, 2017
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ALSO: As part of a budget package California lawmakers voted Thursday for a bill that folds together state rules for medical and recreational marijuana.

Today's reporting by Leslie Berestein Rojas (KPCC) and Julia Mitric.

Almost 60 years after it first sailed into the South Pacific to protest nuclear weapons testing, the sailboat Golden Rule is spending the weekend in Bodega Bay with an updated message on the same issue.

Following their arrival in Bodega Bay this morning, the crew of the Golden Rule will host a public forum on nuclear policy Saturday evening will be in Santa Rosa. See this link for details

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