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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When ecologist Chelsea Rochman saw the giant Pacific garbage patch, it changed her life. Figuring out how plastic waste in our oceans ends up in the food chain on the next All Things Considered.

All Things Considered 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!

Author Kevin Kwan whose best-selling novel Crazy Rich Asians has been adapted into a new film.  The story is inspired by his childhood in Singapore, in a crazy rich family.

Hear Fresh Air weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM. (Fresh Air also repeats Tuesday through Friday at 12:00 am)! / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

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It’s an encore presentation of our session with the grateful and warm Jack Johnson! Johnson flew in from Hawaii and walked into our studio wearing sandals to perform live songs and talk about his passion for the environment and his family. Jack Johnson on the World Cafe. 

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

Summer is almost over - and If you haven't taken a vacation yet, you're not alone. Last year, American workers wasted over 700 million vacation days, and that trend is continuing. Yet, studies show that employees who take vacations are more likely to get raises, bonuses, and promotions.  We examine the benefits of even a short break from work.

The scourge of male violence against women will not end if we dismantle the forces of global capitalism. The scourge of male violence exists independently of capitalism, empire and colonialism. It is a separate evil. The fight to end male violence against women, part of a global struggle by women, must take primacy in our own struggle. Women and girls, especially those who are poor and of color, cannot take part in a liberation movement until they are liberated.

Design is all around us. It’s one of those "hidden forces" that we rarely give much thought to. But design can have an enormous impact on our perceptions. Host Guy Raz talks to TED speakers about the power of design, and how we can harness that power for good. 

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!

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African migrants fleeing persecution or seeking opportunity often end up in Libya, where they are tortured and trafficked. Many try to escape to Europe, only to be intercepted at sea and returned to Libya. On this episode of Reveal, we trace their journey and explore how Europe’s immigration policy is helping Libyan warlords and putting migrants at risk.

This week on Milk Street Radio: the true story of donuts and war, and defending MSG. Plus a recipe Sherry-Soaked French Toast.

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!

This Sunday, Mouthful explores some of the mysteries of the local cannabis trade, with Cannacraft, the county's biggest cannabis endeavor. What do we need to know about local farmers, corporate farmers from out of the area, and more. Mouthful takes its first look at cannabis with host Michele Anna Jordan

Mouthful, Smart Talk About Food, Wine & Farming, on KRCB FM since 1995.

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We answer the following questions about superpowers: Can superheroes be real people? (No). Can real people become superheroes? (Maybe). And which is better: flight or invisibility? (Depends who you ask).

20 years ago, Brett Kavanaugh helped draft questions for President Bill Clinton about Monica Lewinsky. How the Starr investigation shaped the Supreme Court nominee on the Next All Things Considered.

All Things Considered 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 Le Carre talks with Terry about being a spy before he became known for writing espionage novels and creating the fictional spy George Smiley, featured in the novels The Spy Who Came in From the Cold and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Le Carre says he learned about deception from his father, who was a pathological liar. His novel about George Smiley’s protege is out in paperback. 

Facing the hot season head on, we hit up juke joints, dancehalls and folk festivals to get our fill of hot licks from blues and bluegrass musicians, oldtimers and newcomers alike. We talk shop with Mississippi Hill Country bluesman Cedric Burnside about playing music alongside his grandfather, R.L. Burnside, finding his voice and translating old school sounds for a new generation. Then we head to the Montana Folk Festival to hear the bluegrass bonafides of ShadowGrass and talk with the young Appalachian upstarts about balancing their tour schedule with junior high school.

As California’s massive wildfires continue to burn, state officials are hoping to curb future fires by closing some gaps in the law.  With legislative sessions set to end this month, how will the political maneuvering over fires affect the suffering state - or make the difference between life and death?

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As many of you know, I like to draw the material for the Something Completely Different shows from the piles and stacks that clutter my household and cause my wife to shake her head in impatience as she pushes and pulls boxes and boxes of CDs from here to there and back again. Thus, some of the shows are a little incomplete; after all, unless you are one of the one tenth of one percent of rich dudes in the world, you just can't buy every CD that comes along, even if it's at a ridiculously low price in a dusty thrift shop.

On today’s Fresh Air, remembering Aretha Franklin, who has died at the age of 76, with an interview Terry Gross recorded with Aretha in 1999. She told the stories behind some of her songs, and talked about growing up singing in the Baptist church, where her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin preached.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions argues that the foreign-born population in the U.S. is growing too fast. We'll hear how that idea is shaping immigration policy.

All Things Considered 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!

The fight against cancer starts a new chapter: "living drugs." They're made by genetically modifying a patient's own immune system. How doctors are trying to save terminally ill patients.

Also jury deliberations for Paul Manafort.

Hear Morning Edition weekday mornings from 6:00 am - 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

  

Tune in for special guest Jenny Kerr!

KRCB's North Bay Songwriters Radio Show airs every first & third Thursday. Hosted by local songwriter, Jon Gonzales / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

It’s Pt. 1 of a special encore broadcast this week as we revisit our show at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Denver from last year featuring two female artists that embody what it means to be strong and independent – the legendary Mavis Staples and singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco. Along with lots of great music and conversation with the artists, we will check in with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, and present the Lifetime eChievement Award honor to Mavis Staples for her decades of inspiration and contributions to the Civil Rights movement. 

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How dealing with climate change on Native American reservations is reopening old wounds, plus, results and analysis from Tuesday's primaries.

All Things Considered 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!

Bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch passed away December 19, 2017 at the age of 85. Born in 1932 in Sabougla, Mississippi, Welch spent his entire life in the Hill Country of North Mississippi. We are rebroadcasting this episode, originally aired in 2016, in tribute to our friend, Bud. As a bonus, this episode also contains a feature of Cadillac John Nolden.

On the next Fresh Air – we hear from journalist Somini Sengupta, New York Times International climate reporter, about climate change, and the consequences of rising temperatures -  including drought, famine, civil unrest, death, disease, and increased migration. Join us

In her bid for re-election in the red state of North Dakota, Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been willing to move to the middle. Heitkamp has sometimes directly embraced President Trump, and now she's bucking party leaders by meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week. Will the incumbent's big bet on bipartisanship pay off, or will party tribalism win out in November?

Terry Gross talks with Karen Piper about growing up in the ‘70s in the Mojave Desert on a secret weapons testing site, where her parents designed missiles. It was a place where a bomb could accidentally land on your house, parachuters fell from the sky, and a man could fly by in an ejection seat.  PIPER’S memoir is A Girl's Guide to Missiles.  Join us.

On their new fifth record, Off to the Races, Jukebox the Ghost are at their pop-rock best – The songs are filled with inventive melodies, big hooks, and plenty of piano. The trio is in the studio today to play a live set, including the alternative radio hit, “Everybody’s Lonely.” And we'll hear about Queen's influence on their music and some of the fun tricks they used on the new album, like layering lead singer Ben Thornewill’s voice over 100 times. Jukebox the Ghost join host Stephen Kallao, on the next World Cafe.

The Senate is getting ready to decide if Brett Kavanaugh will become a Supreme Court Justice... And abortion rights advocates want his confirmation blocked.

All Things Considered 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!

When you go shopping, how often do you think about where your purchases come from? The Trump administration's recent trade policies have shaken up America's international trade relationships, but could it make us rethink our buying habits?  How consumers are preparing - mentally and financially - in a new culture of global trade.

Okkervil River, Mokoomba, Curtis McMurtry, David Amram, Joe Pug, and more on tonight's show!

Mountain Stage 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!

New music from Milk Carton Kids, plus Dawes, Amanda Shires, Lindsey Lou, and more!

Bluegrass Situation Radio Hour can be heard every Monday at 9:00 pm 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!  

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