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"I Thought It Would Be Easier" - this week on This American Life


This week on This American Life: A year into Trump’s presidency, stories chronicling the sometimes hard, often bad, decisions politicians from both parties are making.

Hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating Saturday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

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California Update for Monday, January 8, 2018

Jan 8, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• California’s recreational marijuana law marks a milestone for the industry. But it doesn’t offer the complete freedom to smoke, buy and transport cannabis anywhere you please. 

Capital Public Radio’s PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined some of the restrictions Californians still face.

Find more on this story plus other Politifact California fact checks HERE.

Here is what to listen for on World Café this week:
 

Monday, January 8: The Secret Sisters  

Laura and Lydia Rogers were surprised to get signed by a major label so quickly and have the help of some of the best producers to start their career.  But after their second album as The Secret Sisters, they were dropped by their label, they had to file for bankruptcy, and they lost confidence.  What happened next?  Hear their story and some live songs from their latest album on the next World Cafe.  
 

Presentation of a Gold Resolution and Challenge Coins will be held Tuesday, January 9 at 1:30 p.m.  

Chuck Sher is a long-time host of Jazz Connections, as well as a practicing jazz bassist, and a world-renowned jazz book publisher. His library of contemporary jazz is quite extensive and he really enjoys sharing his knowledge of the music and all the gems he has collected over the years - from Bill Evans to Keith Jarret to wonderful Brazilian and Latin music, and with a special focus on the best of European jazz players.  

Hear Jazz Connections Saturday nights 7:00-11:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Gabriel Hongsdusit for Reveal

Last year saw the most destructive Atlantic hurricane season on record. As climate change pushes ocean temperatures ever higher, scientists predict storms will continue growing more severe. 

How did we get here? And what steps are we taking to ensure that rising seas and catastrophic weather don’t swallow American communities whole? This week’s episode investigates. 

Gabriel Hongsdusit for Reveal

The damage inflicted on the United States by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will likely make the 2017 hurricane season the costliest in our history. But what is the government doing to prepare for the storms yet to come?

Reveal goes to Texas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico to investigate the government policies that let people build in harm's way, make it difficult to move them to safety and fail to accurately tally the dead.  

Hear Reveal - Saturday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Jeff Sessions
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We talked with Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and the county's cannabis program manager Tim Ricard about statements made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, which threatened prosecution under federal law of cannabis activities in California and other states that have legalized marijuana for recreational

Emerging from the economic consulting and the tech sector, Jaime B. Hansen aims to inspire and empower women through videos, speaking and speaking out; her latest book is Expanding the Conversation.   

Tommy Emmanuel 'picks' a visit to KRCB

Jan 5, 2018

Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel stops by Studio A for a visit Thursday January 11th .  His professional career began in his native Australia at the age of six when he performed with his family band. His brothers taught Tommy the nuance of the instrument, and he became so proficient, his talent spread world-wide. A friendship with the great Chet Atkins led to Tommy being named one of Atkins C.G.P.'s (Certified Guitar Player), a distinction only given to five people. 

There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.

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