"Heretics" - This week on THIS AMERICAN LIFE

The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who cast aside the idea of hell, and with it everything he'd worked for over his entire life.

Update: In this show, The United Church of Christ is cited as the only denomination to openly accept gay marriage. Since this show first aired, several more denominations have officially adopted that position.

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On this week’s episode of Reveal, we investigate companies on the cutting edge that are struggling to solve some old-fashioned problems: Worker safety at Tesla, and diversity at Google and beyond. 

Hear REVEAL every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on: KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

California Update for Thursday, April 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018
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• A new statewide agreement in California will make it easier for community college students to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

• Mayors from 11 California cities are continuing to make a big ask for investments in solutions to their homelessness crises.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Adhiti Bandlamudi.

American Routes boogies down to bayou country to catch live music at Festival International, a showcase of French music from southwest Louisiana and the wider Francophone world along with blues, Chicano nouveau and swamp pop. For the 31st annual festival, we hear female Cajun supergroup Bonsoir, Catin tear up the stage; bluesman Corey Harris ring out the Mississippi Delta's West African roots; and blue-eyed soul from swamp pop legends Johnnie AllanT.K. Hulin, and G.G. Shinn.

California Update for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018
Noah Berger

• A controversial bill to increase the number of tall housing developments near transit stops in California, has been amended in response to a chorus of concerns.

• California’s largest water district has given key support to a 17-billion-dollar water project, long sought by Governor Jerry Brown.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ben Bradford.

When: Tuesday, April 10th; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1 & 90.9 FM; streaming on line @ KRCB.org; Comcast Cable channel 961; and the FREE KRCB APP @iTunes & Google Play)  

From the mind of Roland Jacopetti:  
 

California Update for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Health advocates and labor groups are pushing for a plan they say would lower health care costs, but pushback from physicians and insurance providers is already springing up.

• Gov. Jerry Brown has the legal right to reject President Trump’s request to deploy California National Guard troops to the Mexican border. But there are reasons for Brown to consider approving it, despite Trump’s deep unpopularity in the state.

The Reverend is Back!

Apr 9, 2018

The Reverend Shawn Amos returns to KRCB's studio A for a conversation w/ Brian Wednesday morning. He'll be bringing some recordings done while touring Spain. It's always a thoughtful, interesting segment as the two friends discuss the blues, why we have them, and the love of sharing music.

• An opioid prescription database that was supposed to be a required part of physician practice two years ago still isn’t ready to use. Patient advocates say it’s costing lives.

• We’re still waiting for word from Gov. Jerry Brown about whether he’ll agree to President Trump’s request to deploy California National Guard troops to the Mexican border. What would Trump's options be if Brown says no?

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

Yahoo News UK

• A man in the United Kingdom has been infected with the world’s worst case of treatment-resistant gonorrhea after a sexual encounter with a woman in Asia.  Health officials are worried about a spread of the infection immune to traditional antibiotics. 

• Vice President Mike Pence says he is happy to see high school students engaging in the civic process after it was announced a group was organizing a Pride celebration in his hometown. 

• Santa Rosa Gaydar is hosting a cornhole tournament at the Jaded Toad in Cotati next Sunday.

Here is the WORLD CAFE schedule for this week and next:

Monday, April 9th – Best World Cafe Performances of 2018 So Far 

Lizz Wright's soulful band knocked our socks off when they came in to perform live at World Café earlier this year. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats brought tons of heart, Glen Hansard brought enough vocal prowess to blow the roof off, and Margo Price brought total tenderness. Hear standout sessions from the first quarter of 2018. 

Tuesday, April 10th – Courtney Marie Andrews 

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