Darren LaShelle

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This week on Milk Street Radio, Yasmin Khan gives us a closer look at Iranian food and her personal journey with it. We'll also offer our recipe for quick pork tapas and a tip for cooking pasta in its sauce. Dr. Aaron Carroll explores the truth about peanut allergies, Lior Lev Sercarz takes us inside the world of spices and, as always, Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.

Celebrate Earth Day with Women In Music this coming week with the music of Katherine Wheatley, Lui Collins, Chris & Meredith Thompson, Emma's Revolution, Jenny Bird, and more. We'll honor the memory of Rachel Carson, the founder of the contemporary environmental movement and author of "Silent Spring," and reflect on Native American teachings that the Mother Earth is alive and must be treated with respect.

In this hour of Blue Dimensions, it's "Made In America," a new album from saxophonist Bobby Watson, who offers music honoring several African-American leaders and innovators, whose great achievements may not be well-known to the public at large, including a highly successful businesswoman and philanthropist (Madam C. J. Walker), a guitarist (Grant Green - we'll also hear from him as well), and a famed officer of the law (Bass Reeves).

From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, it’s time for the best in Blues on Beale Street Caravan!

Sunday, April 2 at 8 am. As Buffalo Springfield sang in 1967, “There’s something happening here…” But today’s youth revolution is happening far beyond the Sunset Strip. The Trump administration’s dismissal of climate change as a legitimate concern is energizing a new generation of teenage activists.

On Monday, April 3, Front Country is coming into the KRCB studio. Originally from San Francisco, they moved to Nashville and are back home doing a series of shows in Northern California to celebrate their new release: Other Love Songs. And coming up on Wednesday, April 5 is Courtney Marie Andrews with an interview and performance.

Milk Street Radio

Mar 30, 2017

Sunday, April 2 at 7 pm. This week, Milk Street travels to the Chunjinam hermitage of the Baekyangsa temple outside Seoul, Korea, to cook with Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan; Regula Ysewijn's book unearths British puddings from haggis to spotted dick; Dan Pashman of The Sporkful reports on the New Jersey Ham Wars; and we offer you our recipe for Thai fried rice.

Snap Judgment

Mar 23, 2017

Saturday, March 26 at 10 am. There is a person you were born to be on the one hand. Then there is the person you’re creating, turning yourself into on the other. Get ready because on the next Snap Judgment both sides are going to battle it out. We proudly present the “Bourne Identity.”


Mar 23, 2017

Saturday, March 26 at 8 am. On this weekend's episode, Reveal  follows up on what’s happened since the show first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual – where people are exploited for sex.Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll revisit the stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.

American Routes

Mar 23, 2017

Friday, March 25 at 12 pm. Philly Soul Folks & Louisiana Swamp Pop: John Oates & Johnnie Allan While they don't all have blue-eyes, the white soul and swamp pop guys and gals from Philadelphia and South Louisiana have created distinctive regional sounds of national significance.

Tuesday, March 14 at 11 pm. This week on BSC we feature a performance by Bill Abel from the Mighty Mississippi Music Fest during Bridging the Blues. He's an accomplished potter and visual-artist, but most folks know him as an omnipresent force on the Delta festival and jook joint circuit. Also BSC contributor Preston Lauterbach continues his series the Chitlin’ Circuit and The Road to Rock n Roll.

Saturday, March 11 at 10 am. It's almost like deja vu. Almost. Except, you remember every single step of the journey. Amazing stories about ending up exactly where you got started.

Sunday, March 5 at 8 am. The story of the American West is deeply rooted in the Colorado River, which delivers fresh water to seven thirsty states before crossing the border into Mexico.  But every year, 41 million Americans take more water out of the Colorado than nature puts into it.         

This week, stories of people who didn't make the rules, but must apply them. The owner of a Hawaiian island adapts rules originally set in the nineteenth century—and not everyone is happy with her interpretation. A judge in suburban New Jersey wants the people who come before him to see the rules as fair even if they resent their punishments. And other stories.

When we want to know something, we ask questions, but what happens when a question doesn't have a clear answer? Host Guy Raz explores the spirit of inquiry and the paths it leads us down.

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.

eTown welcomes back long-time friend, singer/songwriter Dar Williams to the stage at eTown Hall to hear her latest musical creations, plus some great conversation with eTown host Nick Forster. English singer/songwriter and painter Piers Faccini also makes his eTown debut this week, plus a great eChievement Award story about a Colorado woman who developed a great program to help combat child hunger in her area. That’s this week, in eTown!

"Dirty Work." You know how bad it looks, and it's not gonna get any easier, but you roll up your sleeves and get down to it.

Crossing Guard Blues
When Glynn must become the crossing guard, it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

The Writing Is On The Wall
When the scariest man in town is arrested for murder, only one lawyer volunteers to represent him.

The Indiana Bust-Out
How does a well-mannered math kid become a first-class hustler? Through the ancient carnie tradition of "The Indiana Bust-Out."

This week’s double feature showcases two bluesmen whose music can be heard at blues festivals around the world, in documentary films, or performing at juke joints right in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Both play harmonica and guitar, and both were recorded during Bridging The Blues performances last fall. Listen as Watermelon Slim takes the stage at the Bonafide Blues Festival, followed by Terry “Harmonica” Bean at the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival.

Sunday, February 12 at 4 pm. For February’s Word By Word: Conversations With Writers host Gil Mansergh welcomes the award-winning novelist and writing teacher, Joshua Mohr, whose literary memoir Sirens has just been released. Joshua earned his MFA in creative writing at San Francisco University and currently lives in San Francisco’s Mission District. His five novels are populated with word-pictures of individuals addicted to booze and drugs and alternative realities.

American Routes

Feb 9, 2017

February 10th at 12 pm. "Music, Comics & Collecting Records: R. Crumb & Jerry Zolten" This week on American Routes we spin some shellac and wax nostalgic with the iconic cartoonist, musician and record collector Robert Crumb, who'll share with us his love of musical times gone by. Then we talk to educator and vinyl aficionado Jerry Zolten about the story of Paramount Records, started by a furniture manufacturer, whose recorded legacy is now contained in two swank suitcases.

Sunday, February 12 at 8 am. "Doubt, Deny or Defend: Republicans on Climate Change" Much has been made of the partisan divide when it comes to climate change.  But are there Republicans out there who accept and believe in climate change? Believe it or not, there are -- Bob Inglis, former South Carolina representative, is one of them.

This week on Milk Street Radio, we get up close and personal with Nigella Lawson. “You know the whole guilt thing I never quite get,” says Lawson. “One of the things I’m asked most often when I’m interviewed is, 'What is your guilty pleasure?' And I get rather prissy and I always say to everyone, 'Look, if you feel guilty about pleasure, you don’t deserve to have pleasure.” Also on today's show, we make a quick Tuesday night meal with Lidia Bastianich and bring you a revolutionary approach to foolproof pie dough.

In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent to prison for life – but were they innocent? Reveal investigates problems in the case and whether federal agents pressured witnesses to lie. This month, one of the defendants will make his case for freedom before a federal judge.

This week we talk to people whose lives were affected by the president’s executive order on immigration. And we ask: The chaos of the rollout, the vague language that left travelers in airports, people in refugee camps, and government officials confused about how to interpret the order—was this incompetence? Or was it intentional?