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It’s a two-hour tribute in song and story to the Man in Black. We’ll hear from his family, friends and associates on the contradictions—preacher, outlaw, loving family man, rockabilly rebel—that made the man. Voices include Rosanne Cash ; son John Carter Cash ; sister Joanne Yates ; bassist and original member of the Tennessee Two Marshall Grant ; guitarist Johnny Western ; producer Rick Rubin ; long-time manager Lou Robin ; writer and critic Michael Streissguth ; and, of course,...

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Discover new music on the New Release Hour, Tuesday mornings at 11 am (repeated Wednesdays at 7 pm) when KRCB-FM pairs the Last Record Store owner and KRCB afternoon music program host Doug Jayne with longtime morning DJ Brian Griffith. A full hour of commercial-free new releases each week, played and evaluated by two pros who know the music best! Here are a few of the things we'll be playing this week.

Over the past decade, Greece has been in recovery from a major economic crisis. To help regain their footing, Greece privatized a major port and leased it to Chinese industry. It's supposed to be a win-win for Greece and China, but some analysts say China is doing most of the winning. And that Greek dockworkers are losing. We'll look at how China is gaining influence in European shipping on the next Morning Edition from N-P-R News.

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Today on All Things Considered at 5:00 pm -

Storyteller, writer and humorist Bil Lepp steps up to guest-host Mountain Stage as the show returns to the Augusta Heritage Festival on the campus of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV. 

We'll welcome back Kathy Mattea with songs from her upcoming album "Pretty Bird," plus award winning bluegrass group Darin & Brooke Aldridge, old-time multi-instrumentalist Joe Newberry and WV-based Honky Tonk group Blue Yonder.  

Monday, October 8 at 7 pm on KRCB-FM. 

On the next Fresh Air --  singer/songwriter ADAM COHEN, the son of singer/songwriter and poet  Leonard Cohen.   Some of Leonard Cohen's final poems and lyrics, are collected in a new book, with an introduction by Adam Cohen.  Adam also produced his father's final album You Want it Darker.  

Mimi Sheraton, the first woman restaurant critic at The New York Times, doesn't trust anonymous crowd-sourced reviews and says that authentic food is in the eye of the eater. Also on this week's show: The near-death of Tex-Mex; how to make a simple Tuscan beef and pepper stew; a new theory of wine; and a recipe for a Moroccan Nutella.

The U.S. Senate is holding a cloture vote today Friday, October 5th, to close debate on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. This is not the confirmation vote itself, but it is a key indicator of whether Republicans have the necessary votes to approve Kavanaugh as the replacement for retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Watch the proceedings live.

We’ll sample the sabor latino in American music. Join us for conversation with Los Lobos on their mix of American pop and Mexican traditions. We’ll visit Los Cenzontles, a community arts center in San Francisco dedicated to the teaching of Mexican music, and drop by a Philadelphia radio show spinning salsa hits for the neighborhood. Then, we’ll sit in with pianist and bandleader Oscar Hernández of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra for some Nuyorican beats and salsa moves. Plus a special performance by San Antonio's queen of the conjunto accordion, Eva Ybarra.

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I must confess...the next Something Completely Different has little or nothing to do with politics or the upcoming election. Wait a minute...after scanning down my playlist for the Secrets and Lies extravaganza, I do find one song with political overtones - - Bruce Springsteeen's American Skin (41 Shots) - - but really only overtones. Not one song that's actually about the professional falsehood brokers and clandestine secret keepers that have infected our sad country (wait a minute! Scratch out that "sad".

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