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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Some great live performances in and beyond New Orleans. First, from the cavernous Howlin’ Wolf club in the Warehouse District, The Meters perform a set of their bass-heavy funk blended with R&B and Mardi Gras Indian chants. Live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, Randy Newman gives his satirical take on Louisiana/American life and politics; while fiddler Doug Kershaw and accordionist Steve Riley talk about bringing Cajun music from the swamp into the mainstream, and play Kershaw’s hit “Louisiana Man”— one of the first songs broadcast from the moon!

Leonard Bernstein was a singular talent, and one of the greatest conductors and composers of his generation, scoring hit musicals like 'West Side Story'. But he was also a complex man who led a complicated personal life. On the centennial of Bernstein's birth, we take a closer look at an American legend's legacy.

Seeking a musical balance between war and peace, I put together a set of CDs which include John Lennon's Imagine (obvious choice), Norah Jones's Peace (nice contrast) and Steve Earle's Condi, Condi (Steve Earle putting the move on Condoleeza Rice - certainly unusual enough). Thinking I had it all figured out, I made out my music list and came up with 27 songs. Just a little short, but several are more than five minutes long.

Then I noticed a stack of LPs in a little-used closet, and found two more entries:

If Brett Kavanaugh becomes the next Supreme Court justice, what could his views on executive privilege mean for the Mueller investigation?

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!

This year's co-headliners David Byrne and Arctic Monkeys are joined by four fantastic supporting acts: Girlpool, from L.A., are Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad playing girl-centered indie pop; Noise-rockers, Melkbelly, formed in Chicago in 2014; Also from Chicago, psychedelic rockers, Post Animal; and Wolf Parade, indie rock from Montreal. Thurs. August 23, 9-11pm.

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Dave Davies speaks with Avi Issaccharoff, co-creator of the Israeli action series Fauda, which is now streaming on Netflix.  Issaccharoff is an Israeli journalist who’s covered the Palestinian conflict for years.  Some stories in the series come from his reporting.  Join us.

Dermot Kennedy has been called onstage by Glen Hansard and collaborated with Kanye West’s go-to producer – it seems clear why the moment you hear the relatively unknown Dubliner sing. He plays live and talks about the emotional roots of his music on the next 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!

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President Trump still denies the fact that Russia interfered in the U.S. elections despite the fact that U-S intelligence officials have confirmed it. Now, two former advisors to the President are facing prison time.  Will this uncover greater truths about collusion?  And where is special counsel Robert Mueller headed next in the investigation of Russian interference?

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This week on BSC we go back in the archives with Grammy winner and blues legend Bobby Rush in a performance at the 2017 grand reopening of the legendary Club Paradise in Memphis, TN. We also continue our series with BSC contributor Preston Lauterbach discussing the Chitlin’ Circuit and The Road to Rock n Roll.

This week, eTown is back at Denver’s historic Paramount Theater for part two of our special broadcast featuring music and Civil Rights legend Mavis Staples, and one of America’s most independent female artists Ani DiFranco. We’ll pick up where we left off last week, with more great music and conversation with Mavis and Ani, plus a show-closing finale that’s sure to bend a few ears. Make sure to tune in!

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Tuesday brought more bad legal news for President Trump's associates. Join us for analysis and the latest news, 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!

On the next Fresh Air- Terry Gross talks with Andre Holland, star of the new Stephen King-inspired series Castle Rock.  In the oscar winning film Moonlight, Holland he played the adult Kevin. In Selma, he played Andrew Young. He’s now in London starring in Othello. We’ll talk about acting, and about growing up in Alabama, where his parents were voting rights activists. Join us.

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What do Butch Walker, a Baltimore jail, Sallie Mae and an old rubber band factory have in common? They all played a role in shaping the music on Wide Awake, the new album from Rayland Baxter. We’ll get to know Rayland and he performs live on the next 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!

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He died alone on a mountaintop fighting Al Qaeda. Tech Sergeant John Chapman of the U-S Air Force was killed during a rescue operation in Afghanistan in 2002.  Now he is getting the Medal Of Honor, the first airman since Vietnam to receive the military's highest award, and only the 19th since the creation of the Air Force in 1947.

Dave Davies speaks with Beth Macy. She spent years speaking with dealers, users, doctors, cops, and judges in central Appalachia, which she calls the birthplace of the modern opioid epidemic. She also spoke with parents who lost children to overdoses and became activists in the fight for better treatment. Beth Macy’s new book is Dopesick. Join Us.

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President Trump said a year ago his original instinct was to pull out of Afghanistan. But he chose to stay.

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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Engineer Vanessa Parr has worked on records with Rhiannon Giddens, Elton John, the Dixie Chicks, John Mayer and more. How do you hold it together when you’re standing next to your heroes? Vanessa Parr takes us to the other side of the studio glass, on the next 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!

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We've seen the images and heard the stories... massive wildfires burning homes and businesses, spurring evacuations. But what will actually directly affect hundreds of thousands more people is ... smoke, and the unwelcome toxins invading with it. How are communities along the California coast and the Northwest living with fire in the midst of a record-setting wildfire season - and are they "smoke ready?"  

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Mac McAnally, The Wild Reeds, Chastity Brown, and Sarah Siskind perform on Mountain Stage.

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!

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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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