This American Life: Switched at Birth - Fri., 7 pm & Sat., 9 am

This week on "This American Life"... In the summer of 1951, two baby girls were switched at birth in a Wisconsin hospital. One of the mothers realized what had happened, but instead of correcting the mistake, she kept quiet. Until one day, more than 40 years later, when she decided to tell both daughters the truth. How her choice changed two families' lives…and how it didn't.

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In February the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from the Russian River Order will talk with us about their organization and the many projects they have planned for this year.  The Sisters are an amazing gift to the west county community and they do a tremendous amount of fund raising for many valuable non-profits in Sonoma County.   We'll also talk with Dr. Tim Seelig who is the conductor of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.  The Chorus is celebrating its 40th birthday this year and are planning a trip through the south this fall to educate, inform, and entertain.  Dr.

As school budgets shrink and curriculum requirements tighten, are Sonoma County students still getting taught about the arts? Creative Sonoma is trying to assess the situation, with an eye toward boosting those efforts going forward.

Creative Sonoma Director Kristen Madsen says the plan to address shortcomings in local arts education will be as comprehensive as possible—and give priority to areas where the needs are greatest—but implementation will have to proceed in stages.

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Report: Lawmakers Should Extend Cap-And-Trade

Feb 14, 2017
mercurynews.com

ALSO: Emergency conditions are improving for communities downstream from Lake Oroville according to incident command. However, an evacuation order remains in place for some 180-thousand people until engineers say the emergency spillway structure is safe.

Today's reporting by Ban Bradford and Randol White.

This week American Routes brings you music from the festival stage and the clubs of South Louisiana. We visit some of our favorite nighttime musical haunts in New Orleans and spend time with guitar man Ernie Vincent and jazz historian Bruce Raeburn. Then, allons à  Lafayette for the Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, south Louisiana's annual celebration of Cajun and Creole music, food and culture. We'll hear classic performances from the early days of the festival, talk with founder and scholar Barry Ancelet and sample some of the sights and sounds from the festival grounds.

  • Something Completely Different!  
  • Date & Time: Feb. 14, 7-9 PM  
  • Location:  KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/app @iTunes store)  
     

 

KRCB-Television has come out a winner in an auction of broadcast spectrum rights conducted by the FCC. While most viewers will not notice the resulting technical changes, the station’s long-term economic health has gotten a significant boost.

At the conclusion of the FCC spectrum auction process—which took more than three years to play out, North Bay Public media CEO Nancy Dobbs says the organization was able to accomplish the goals it established at the outset.

Brown Hasn't Supported "Sanctuary State" Bill In The Past

Feb 13, 2017
sacbee.com

The “sanctuary state” bill on a fast-track in the California Legislature is backed by many of the state’s Democrats, but Gov. Jerry Brown has already vetoed similar legislation.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Bruce Robinson, KRCB

It’s hard to miss The Big Chair, a large, whimsical piece of public art alongside Highway 116 south of Sebastopol. But it has some serious intentions behind it.

Because the original chair was exposed to the elements for ears, it required some repairs before being seet up at its new home, explains Kenny Forrest.

The installation of a formal memorial to Lars Speyer next to the chair is planned for later this spring.

Saturday February 11th - The Reverend Shawn Amos stops by KRCB-FM Radio 91 to visit with Doug Jayne on Our Roots Are Showing at 3:30 pm.

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