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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The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. Watch the proceeding live.

Robert Redford has announced that he’s retiring from acting and that his role in the new film The Old Man and the Gun, will be his last.  We’ll listen back to Terry’s 2013 interview with him, about his early career in Hollywood, and the movies that made him a star.  Join us.

Married couple Michael Trotter and Tanya Blount form the duo The War and Treaty, whose debut album is called Healing Tide. Michael discovered his musical talents while serving as a soldier in Iraq, while Tanya began her music career as a teenage R&B ingénue. The two met at a festival, and history was made. Hear them talk about what it was like filling in for Buddy Miller at the Americana Music Fest, and about Michael’s experience being a soldier and a musician. You’ll also hear them perform songs from Healing Tide, on the next World Cafe. 

Gregory Crouch joins Suzanne M. Lang in conversation on his epic western history of California wealth and the Comstock Lode, bringing focus to one of the wealthiest men in the world ….who we never heard of…John Mackay. The book is The Bonanza King: John Mackay and the Battle Over the Greatest Riches in the American West.

Christine Blasey-Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a historic hearing on Capitol Hill.  What impact could their testimony have on public opinion, and how the Senate handles Kavanaugh's nomination?

Perhaps best known for his 1971 hit song, Sunshine (Go Away Today), Jonathan Edwards has released 15 albums to date. We had the pleasure of visiting with him in his home studio in Maine. In the second half of the show, we’ll hear from improvisational guitarist, John McLaughlin as he talks about authenticity and being in the moment for the Creativity Corner.

Senators question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, as new accusers emerge and both sides in the battle dig in.

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

Is democracy dying? That's the subject of the October issue of the Atlantic magazine that includes an article by Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum. Terry talks with her about the move toward authoritarianism, conspiracy theories, and attacks on the free press in Poland, where she lives much of the time, and in other parts of Europe, and the similarities she’s starting to see in the U.S. Join us.

Nobody sounds quite like DeVotchKa. The band surrounds the striking voice of singer Nick Urata with sousaphone, accordion, theremin and violin. Their music has caught the ears of music fans and filmmakers – DeVotchKa's music was used in the film Little Miss Sunshine. DeVotchKa performs live on the next World Cafe.  

World Cafe airs Thursday at 3:00 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!

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

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If you tune into Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime, you'll be able to watch something unprecedented - OFF the field.  Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer calling the game as the first all-women broadcast team. Plus, the latest on the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

This week on the eTown airwaves we’re joined by Americana/country singer/songwriter Tyler Childers. Tyler fuses gritty original song lyrics with the folk, bluegrass and rock influences of his Appalachian upbringing. Also with us is “one-man-band” The Suitcase Junket, with his one of a kind sound created from an array of instruments all played at once.

Also joining us will be BSC contributor, Jim Spake, exploring the legendary sidemen from the early years of rock and roll that played rock’s original lead instrument in a series called "Crazy About a Saxophone."

Beale Street Caravan can be heard Wednesday nights at 11 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB App from iTunes & Google Play!

Thin Lizzy. Ireland's most famous rock band (sorry, Bono), was also one of classic rock's most influential bands. Featuring the twin guitar melodicism of Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham plus the lyrical and vocal prowess of Phil Lynott, Lizzy forged a long and productive career. This show runs during KRCB's membership drive, and I will be offering one Thin Lizzy cd (courtesy of Last Record Store) with your pledge of support for public radio. Thursday, September 27th from 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

DJ skelton is the most severely wounded soldier to ever return to combat. Now, fourteen years after his injuries, Major Skelton has retired. His story, 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 @ norcalpublicmedia.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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On his latest album, The Tree of Forgiveness, John Prine imagines that, in the afterlife, he’ll reunite with his loved ones and smoke a cigarette that’s nine miles long at a bar in heaven. On the next World Cafe John Prine performs live and talks about his early days as a mailman, playing Chicago’s open mic nights, and working with Nashville’s finest today.

Terry talks with Jon Batiste, the leader of Stay Human, the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  He’s a pretty extraordinary pianist, and will be at the piano for our interview.  He has a new album called Hollywood Africans, that draws on his influences from boogie-woogie to Thelonious Monk and classical music.

Facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, Judge Brett Kavanaugh proclaims his innocence.  What information will Senators have as they prepare to question him? And after Thursday's hearing on Capitol Hill, will the nominee be headed to the Supreme Court?

The ACTUAL average cost for a med-evac helicopter ride is about 10 thousand dollars. Patients are often billed for MUCH more.

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

On September 25, civic-minded people and organizations all across the United States will take part in National Voter Registration Day. County Clerk William F. Rousseau invites you to join the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in this nonpartisan effort to highlight the importance of participating in democracy by encouraging all eligible citizens to register to vote.

Chris of Christine and the Queens describes herself as pop music’s weird cousin. But World Cafe's Talia Schlanger thinks of her as pop’s bright, shiny future. She tells the story of choosing her name after meeting a life-changing group of drag queens in London and gives a really thoughtful explanation of her pansexual identity. We'll hear that conversation, plus music from her edgy and danceable new album, called Chris, on the next World Cafe.

  On the next Fresh Air –Terry talks with songwriter and singer Robbie Fulks and singer and pianist Linda Gail Lewis, the younger sister of Jerry Lee Lewis. They’ll perform in the studio. Their new album is called Wild Wild Wild. Join us.

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What's motivating the record number of women running for office in the upcoming midterms?  2018 could signal a lasting shift in what it takes to get women to run. Plus, the latest on Rod Rosenstein.

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

North Korea will focus resources NOT on nuclear weapons, but on the economy. So what do we KNOW about the North's economy?

All Things Considered from NPR News airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.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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On the next Fresh Air – Derek Black a former leader of the white nationalist movement. His father was a Grand Wizard of the KKK and created the first major white nationalist website Stormfront. Derek was considered the movement’s heir apparent, but he quit in 2013. He’s the subject of the new book Rising Out of Hatred by journalist Eli Saslow. Terry talks with both of them. Join us.

Grab your walkman, because World Cafe is going back to 1988! It's the year that introduced us to Rain Man and The Wonder Years, the Iran-Contra Affair and The War on Drugs, and clothes that are now in fashion again. And the music? That's what we'll hear today. Host Stephen Kallao spins 30 year-old tracks from U2, Edie Brickell, and R.E.M., Crowded House, Billy Bragg, and many more. Hear the sounds of 1988, on the next World Cafe.

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Brett Kavanaugh is ready to respond to Christine Blasey Ford's accusations of sexual assault in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week. How will the next chapter of the Kavanaugh nomination play out, and what more will we hear from his accuser?

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AmericanaFest just ended and we're back from Nashville with 10 thrilling tunes for you. The artists are, for the most part, emerging musicians who tackle this diverse genre from all angles. NPR Music's Ann Powers, Jewly Hight and Bob Boilen spent the past week trying to hear as many of the 500 bands in the 40 or so venues around town as possible. Listen and find out what we discovered and what we'd love to pass along.

This week on Milk Street Radio: The egg mogul who finally went to jail; authentic no-stir polenta; homemade coconut milk; and the French who put ice cubes in wine!

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

We expect a lot from our doctors, but they don’t always have the best tools to treat us. This episode, TED speakers explore new ways to think about disease, diagnosis, and the delicate art of healing.

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

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