Kate Tempest on World Cafe - Tuesday at 2pm

British multi-disciplinarian Kate Tempest has tried her hand at everything from rap to poetry to playwriting. Let Them Eat Chaos, a hip hop concept album, is her latest project.

Kate Tempest is an English poet, spoken-word artist and playwright. In 2013 she won the Ted Hughes Award for her work Brand New Ancients. In 2015-16, she was a visiting fellow in the Department of English at University College London.
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As science increasingly comes under fire from conservative political forces, public support for research and empirical evidence is being rallied in a global array of pro-science events this weekend—including two in Santa Rosa.

In thinking about the importance of science in daily life, Adrienne Alvord, the Western States Director for the Union of Concerned Scientists, points out that is it vital for both economic and personal health.

Bill Would Shed Light On Prescription Drug Price-Setting

Apr 19, 2017
thelundreport.org

ALSO: More than a million permits for disabled drivers and riders handed out by the California Department of Motor Vehicles over three years were questionably approved.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling and Daniel Potter.

Tiffany Camhi

The rise of the do-it-yourself movement, combined with the push in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math education, has led to a boom in Makerspaces across the country. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports, Sonoma State will be joining the maker community when it opens its own Makerspace on Friday.

Assembly Democrats Tout Numerous Affordable Housing Bills

Apr 18, 2017
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ALSO: The California secession effort will no longer try to qualify a ballot initiative. That’s after media outlets turned up connections of its author to the Russian government.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ben Bradford.

In agriculture, building, urban design transportation, energy production and use and more, there are steps already being taken to keep carbon out of the atmosphere. And according to a serious new book, scaling up those actions—all of them—could be a pathway to reversing global warming.

Many of the 100 climate change solutions examined by Project Drawdown have interlocking effects. Editor Paul Hawken says their analyses work scrupulously to keep their projected benefits separate.

This week on Mountain Stage - it's a "Special Memorial Edition" featuring Buckwheat Zydeco, Mose Allison, Warren Zevon, Allen Toussaint, Odetta and more.  
 Performances in this week's program include:  

- Mose Allison - Buckwheat Zydeco 
- Allen Toussaint 
- Guy Clark  
- Odetta 
- John Hartford  
- Warren Zevon 
- Suzzy and Maggie Roche/John Trudell/Alex Chilton  
- Bill Monroe/Doc Watson/Jean Ritchie/Ralph Stanley  
- David Morris/Hazel Dickens

Your Average Abalone is an underwater adventure diving into the musical currents of folk, bluegrass, alternative country, singer songwriter, Americana and more.  Johnny has hosted Your Average Abalone since KRCB first began broadcasting in 1994.  

Be Sure to listen to Your Average Abalone - 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:00 pm - on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

"Something Completely Greenwich Village" on Something Completely Different with host Roland Jacopetti  Date & Time: April 18, 7-9 PM 
Location:  KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/app @iTunes store and @ Google Play, and Comcast 961)  

Proposal Would Overhaul CA Recycling Program

Apr 17, 2017
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ALSO: U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke defends the Trump administration’s policies on public land during a visit to Yosemite National Park.

Today's reporting by Daniel Potter and Ezra David Romero.

“Drawdown” is the term used to describe the time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have peaked and then begin to decline. A new book offers a pathway to get there by 2050.

The foremost consideration in the assessments made for the Drawdown Project, explains co-founder Paul Hawken, was how much carbon could be kept out of the atmosphere by wider adoption of each strategy.  In most cases, the 30-year impact could be measured in gigatons.

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