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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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.

Dawn Landes wanted to capture the sound of classic Nashville for her latest record, so she tracked down one of her heroes; Country Music Hall of Famer, Fred Foster, founded Monument Records, he signed Dolly Parton, and produced most of Roy Orbison’s hits in the 1960s. These days he's in his eighties and mostly retired, but Dawn won him over on the project with a song she'll perform live today, along with others from the new record, which is called Meet Me at the River. Dawn Landes joins host Talia Schlanger on the next World Cafe. 

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Millions are evacuating as a powerful hurricane makes its way towards the East Coast.  Officials in states along the Atlantic Coast are preparing for massive amounts of rainfall and a potentially life-threatening storm surge.  

Morning Edition from NPR News airs 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!

 

Be sure to tune in to eTown this week for part one of a special two-part broadcast featuring the legendary singer/songwriter and Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir, plus Americana artist John Fullbright. While we’ve been lucky to have both artists with us in previous years, this marks the first time we’ve been able to host Weir at eTown Hall’s intimate 200-seat, solar-powered performance space. Join us in eTown these next two weeks for a pair of episodes filled with mind-expanding musical exploration, candid conversations, and plenty of familiar songs to fill the air.

This week on the Caravan we have Members Only: A Tribute to Bobby Blue Bland. Produced by Memphis musician Rodd Bland, son of the late blues icon, the tribute is held at B. B. King’s Blues Club on Beale Street during Blues Music Awards weekend. Special guests include Sugaray Rayford, Mike Ledbetter, Ashton Riker, Andy Duncanson, John Nemeth, and Tom Wurth.

BSC contributor Jim Spake also returns to continue his series, “Crazy About the Saxophone” on the legendary sidemen that played rock’s original lead instrument.

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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 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!

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Claire Tomalin is best known for her biographies of Charles Dickens and Mary Wollstonecraft, but now she’s written a memoir. It’s about her family, her career and about grief. Join Us.

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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This week, the biggest brightest stars, and most exciting emerging artists of Americana gather together in Nashville to showcase their stuff for AmericanaFest. We celebrate with music by artists who are performing at the Fest – including Amanda Shires, Richard Thompson, and The Lone Bellow – and dive into some live recordings from World Cafe Nashville sessions. That's coming up, on the next World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger.

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Several states are bracing for a monster hurricane that’s threatening the Eastern seaboard. The large and powerful storm could stall over the East Coast, and appears to be intensifying, potentially dumping catastrophic amounts of rain.  The latest on Hurricane Florence.

After 9/11, Congress commissioned a report to look at what happened... Now the co-chairs are out with a NEW report - one THEY say helps fulfill that original charge.

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!

Bob Woodward talks with Terry about his new book Fear: Trump in the White House.  He writes, “The reality was that the U.S. in 2017 was tethered to the words and actions of an emotionally overwrought, mercurial and unpredictable leader.  Members of his staff had joined to purposefully block what they believed were the president’s most dangerous impulses.” Join us.

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In Venezuela, social media can be a life line to the outside world.  It might also put you – or your family - in danger.  Government censorship of news media has been an ongoing issue, and many are now concerned that social media censorship is next. How the crisis in Venezuela is affecting social media.

Performances by Lee Ann Womack, Caitlyn Smith, The Travelin' McCoury, Haley Heynderickx, and Anthony da Costa.

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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All week on NPR, we’re looking at the tens of millions of Americans who don't vote. One stop: West Virginia, one of the lowest turnout states.

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!

Chef Jose Andres tells Terry about preparing millions of meals for the people of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Arriving in San Juan days after the hurricane, he recruited an army of volunteers. Andres wants governments and non-profits to rethink how we feed people in a natural disaster. His new memoir is We Fed an Island. Join us.

The Newport Folk Festival takes place every year at the end of July, 3 days, 4 stages, and a whole bunch of amazing musicians. On the next World Cafe, we’re going to listen to some of the recordings NPR Music’s Technical Director Josh Rogosin took over the course of the annual festival, and hear live performances from Brandi Carlile, The Lone Bellow, Margo Price, Toots and the Maytalls, Lucius, Darlingside, Glen Hansard and Moses Sumney. Hear all the collaborations, the cover songs, and the powerful messages of the 59th Annual Newport Folk Festival, coming up on World Cafe.

More Americans say they're enthusiastic about voting in a midterm election than at any point in the last two decades. But what about those who likely won't vote this November?  While there are barriers to voting, millions of Americans who *could* vote choose not to.  We'll examine why.

This week on Milk Street Radio, NPR's Maria Godoy reports on pop-punk band Shonen Knife; we travel to Taipei, to a cooking school that teaches street food; our recipe for shaved zucchini salad; and dry versus sweet wines; does coffee cause cancer?; Pakistan's Martha Stewart; pisto; and quick yogurt sauce.

Overcoming adversity alone is a tough road to hoe but when you act with others it’s not as difficult. There is nothing like solidarity. There’s unity and strength in numbers. Most movements have very modest beginnings. Take women’s rights. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a handful of other woman met in Seneca Falls in Upstate New York in 1848 to launch the women’s rights movement. The odds were against them. The naysayers were out in force with their patronizing comments such as: Why bother? Don’t get involved.

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At 76, Paul Simon has been writing music for more than 60 years. And all that's about to come to an end.

His farewell tour closes in just a few weeks in Queens, New York, not very far from his childhood home. And even though he recorded five studio albums with Art Garfunkel, made 14 solo albums, scored a film and wrote a Broadway musical, it's actually been a few years since Paul Simon has written a new song. As he says in this incredible and candid conversation, the future of his artistic life is something he puzzles about.

On September 10th and 12th Sonoma County will test emergency alert and warning systems. During this testing period, residents and visitors may receive a phone call, an alert on their mobile device, or experience interruptions in local radio and television. After the tests, Sonoma County Emergency Management will study any gaps in the existing systems and make improvements for a safer, more prepared County.
 

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