Mark Prell

Weekday Morning and Afternoon Radio Host

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Mark Prell began his broadcast career at KRCB FM Radio 91 in 2008 as a volunteer, hosting Saturday mornings. He eventually took over as weekday Afternoon host, later taking on the duties of weekday Morning host as well. Mark continues to host the weekday Morning and Afternoon drive times, and has a lot of fun doing it. 

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Hurricane Florence, with its potential for a major storm surge and catastrophic flooding presents a major test for FEMA. A look at how prepared the agency is on the next All Things Considered.

All Things Considered from NPR News airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

Be sure to tune in to eTown this week for part two of our special two-part pod/broadcast featuring the legendary singer/songwriter and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, plus Americana artist John Fullbright. We’ll pick up where we left off last week, by delving deeper into conversation with Bob, and further exploring the vast realms of his musical catalog. We’ll also hear more great music from our friend John Fullbright, plus a one-of-a-kind finale with both artists. Don’t miss it!

To blues lovers around the globe, The Juke Joint Duo -- Cedric Burnside and Lightnin’ Malcolm -- embodied the spirit of North Mississippi Hill Country Blues. This week we feature a rare reunion show that we hosted here in Memphis, as well as an in-depth interview with Cedric Burnside and the continuation of Dr. Barbara Ching’s series exploring the connection between country music and the blues.

New York Times reporter Ken Vogel talks about what we learned from the Paul Manafort trial—including how he set up a front group and used laundered money to pay Washington lobbyists, so that he could circumvent registering as a foreign lobbyist when he was representing the Russian backed authoritarian Ukrainian leader Victor Yanukovych. Join us.

When Leon Bridges debuted in 2015 to widespread acclaim, he was called “the new Sam Cooke.” But the new music on his follow-up record, Good Thing, shows his breadth reaches far beyond the retro, soul sound he's known for, bringing in some pop and funk. Leon is no stranger to breaking free of labels, as we'll learn in today's conversation with host Talia Schlanger. He shares about being an artsy black kid who didn't fit into his predominantly white, football-centric high school in Texas.

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Hours after President Trump's latest round of tariffs, China responds with levies of its own. Who stands to win and who stands to lose in an escalating trade war?  And how - and when – will American consumers and businesses get the payoff - or feel the pain?  The latest fallout from the Trump administration's tariffs.

Join special guest Clementine Darling on KRCB's North Bay Songwriters Radio Show for some jangles and jibberish. The emergent songstress will offer us some live tunes and give us some scoop on her live shows and more…

More? Yes! After Clementine, I'll be slinging the North Bay's best tunes from the star-studded scene 'round here including tunes from the upcoming release of the first North Bay Songwriters compilation CD to benefit this local NPR station, so hang out online www.krcb.org or tune in to 91fm for this 'love my locals only' radio gig.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a public hearing to question Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexual assault. What questions they'll be asking, on the next All Things Considered from NPR News.
 

On the next Fresh Air, Terry talks with Linda Kay Klein about the Evangelical sexual purity and abstinence movement. Her new book, Pure, is part memoir, including the story of how she left the church. It’s also based on conversations she’s had with other women about how the Evangelical purity movement has affected their sense of identity and their sex lives. Join us.

Caroline Rose's latest album is a departure from the alt-country sound of her first two albums. On Loner, her razor-sharp wit and smart lyrics tackle subjects like being a single mom and fighting the patriarchy. Caroline Rose talks with Kallao and performs live with her band on the next World Cafe.  

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB Mobile App @ iTunes & Google Play!

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A public accusation about an alleged assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could delay his nomination to the Supreme Court.  Senate Democrats and Republicans have nquestions that they hope to have answered before the Judiciary Committee votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation.  Plus, Florence recovery continues.

Tonight on Your Average Abalone you can hear brand new music from The Earls of Leicester.  The All-Star Bluegrass Band featuring Jerry Douglas and Shawn Camp have a new live album called Live at the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame.  It is going to be released in a few days and Johnny Bazzano is going to be playing a half hour of this fantastic new CD tonight in the 7:00 hour!

Special Guest-Host Peter Mulvey welcomes The Wood Brothers, Todd Snider, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Kat Wright.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce can be heard every Monday night at 10:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / Download our free KRCB App for your iOS or Android device from the App Store & Google Play!

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In 2016, Illinois became ground zero for Russian hackers' attempts to infiltrate American voting. What we've learned since about voting security since.

Plus the aftermath of Florence...

All Things Considered from NPR News airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new book, Accessories to War, is about the unspoken alliance between Astrophysics and the military.  Join us.

Fresh Air is heard weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM. (And again at 12:00 am Tuesday through Friday)! / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

For 57 years, the Philadelphia Folk Festival has presented a diversity of artists, as well as icons like Bonnie Raitt and John Prine. World Cafe's David Dye has attended the past eleven festivals to bring us the highlights, and today, he shares three unique voices from this year's event. We'll hear the high-powered Scottish instrumental trio, Talisk, and Chicago bluesman, Toronzo Cannon. Plus, a set from the ten-time Austin Music Award winner and bi-lingual singer-songwriter, Gina Chavez.

On the next Morning Edition from NPR News, Republicans running in tough races in Iowa have two choices when it comes to President Trump. Challenge his policies in hopes of drawing more moderate voters.  Or embrace the President to rally his base to their side.  Which strategy will pay off? Plus the latest on Hurricane Florence.

This week on Milk Street Radio, The Lost Kitchen: Erin French Has 20,000 Restaurant Reservations in Freedom, Maine; Pumpkin spice gone wild; dump and stir Spanish Almond Cake; and the truth about fish and mercury.

Milk Street Radio can be heard Sunday nights at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM. / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

Whether you're choosing spaghetti sauce or a life partner, making decisions can be paralyzing. This hour, TED speakers explore how we make the choices we make, and how we learn to live with them.

Hear TED Radio Hour Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM. / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

If you don’t care about hard work,

Patience, sacrifice, and all that other nonsense,

Do you know the fastest way to make a million dollars?

Easy.

Print it yourself. Simple right?

Well, find out because on the next Snap Judgment

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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Storytelling with a beat.

Do not miss it.

Amazing how many songs there are about fire! I have to wonder if the October, 2017, fires in Sonoma County will spawn an entire opera or musical comedy of further fires. Michael Franti is still around and, considering that there are three fire songs in next week's array of flame (Yell Fire, Light Up Ya Lighter and Firefly), he's probably already getting the extinguisher ready in case things get completely out of hand.

Yes, youʼve heard about the family separations. Youʼve heard about the travel ban. But there are dozens of ways the Trump administration is cracking down on immigration across many agencies, sometimes in ways so small and technical it doesnʼt make headlines. This week, the quiet bureaucratic war that’s even targeting legal immigrants.

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The economy is growing, unemployment is low, and the stock market is up. Ten years ago, the country was in financial panic. We'll talk with a man who had a front row seat...

All Things Considered from NPR News airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

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John Green is author of popular young adult novels including The Fault in Our Stars which was adapted into a film, and Turtles All the Way about a teenage girl with OCD - which John also has.   John and his brother Hank have a popular video blog called Vlogbrothers; their followers call themselves nerdfighters. The brothers go on tour this month. Join us.

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Jennifer Pyken is a music supervisor who has worked on over 500 episodes of TV shows, like "Lost," "One Tree Hill," and "Smallville," and this Monday, she’s nominated for an Emmy for the hit NBC family drama, "This Is Us." When the emotionally gut-wrenching scenes are elevated by music, Pyken creates those moments. We'll hear how she finds the songs, from personal choices to unsolicited Facebook messages, and spins some of her favorites for host Talia Schlanger. Jennifer Pyken is Guest DJ, on the next World Cafe.

A conversation with a man of many talents: songwriter, actor, boxer, military man, among many titles, Kris Kristofferson, reflecting on his life in music, his songwriting craft, and the nature of gratitude for his life’s adventures.

American Routes can be heard Fridays at noon on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org  / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

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Bradley Cooper has had a story to tell for a long time.  Now he's unveiling it - and singing it - in his directorial debut, A Star Is Born.  Cooper talks with Rachel Martin about his update of the classic story about fame and addiction, and the challenge of singing alongside his co-star, Lady Gaga.

We'll trip the light fantastic with two hours of underground psychedelic rock from the late 60s/early 70s, and a few from the 80s thrown in for good measure. Felt, Tages, Sam Gopal, Tomorrow, The Glass Family, Gandalf, Ill Wind, Plastic Cloud, Tangerine Zoo, Ford Theatre, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Fraction, The Rain Parade, 14 Iced Bears and more! 9-11pm.

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In Martin County, Kentucky, many residents haven't drunk from their taps in years. The fight for clean drinking water in America, plus continuing coverage of Hurricane Florence.

All Things Considered from NPR News airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

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Michael Che and Colin Jost are head writers for Saturday Night Live, and anchors of the show's Weekend Update. They’re preparing for a new season of Saturday Night Live, and they’re getting ready to host the Emmy Awards Monday Night.  Join us.

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