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 people who live along the Mississippi River are willing to do anything to keep their homes and farms safe from flooding – even if it means inundating their own neighbors. This week, Reveal team sup with ProPublica to investigate how rising waters have set off a race to build the highest levee.

REVEAL airs every Saturday morning at 8:00 am 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!

We open the show with Gabby's World, the latest incarnation for guitarist and singer Gabrielle Smith, who previously recorded as Eskimeaux and Ó. Her new song, "Rear View," from the upcoming album Beast on Beast, is a burst of buoyant, breezy pop.

Also on the show: Anna Calvi takes a powerful look at gender and identity in the song "Don't Beat the Girl Out of My Boy;" And the Australian band Oh Pep! has a question of its own: "What's the Deal With David?"

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The late Sen. John McCain will be honored at an expansive ceremony at Washington's National Cathedral on Saturday. Former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will give remarks, along with McCain's longtime friend Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and several others. Three of McCain's children will give readings, and Renee Fleming will perform "Danny Boy" at the late senator’s request.

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I came out of last Saturday's War and Peace show wondering which of these two was the choice of the citizenry at large. Those of us who thought it would be Peace were probably a bit surprised and disappointed to find that so many of our sisters and brothers appear to be convinced by El Trumpo, the Patron Saint of Conflict. So I thought that, this week, I'd narrow it down even more. Three choices this time: Birth, Death and Whatever. Surprised again! On the Death side: such favorites as Randy Newman's Song for the Dead, Ralph Stanley the famed Musical Preacher with Are You Afraid to Die?

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Two of President Trump’s former close associates are now felons. It’s big news in Washington, but in Indiana, his supporters remain loyal. That, plus the latest on trade talks, 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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On the next Fresh Air--more Emmy nominees.  Terry talks with Alec Baldwin, who’s nominated for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.  And Brian Tyree Henry, who’s nominated for his performance as Paper Boi in the FX series Atlanta. Join us,

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On Take Me To The Disco, Meg Myers makes explosive, aggressive rock, coupled with synthesizers, strings and plenty of distortion. She talks about her unusual musical influences and her excellent playlist making skills, along with a live performance 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!

The long-running Baton Rouge Blues Festival draws on the Louisiana capital’s definitive musical legacy. This Labor Day, we play live cuts from BRBF’s 2018 festivities: The late harmonica man and singer Lazy Lester revisits the R&B singles he released on Excello Records in the ’50s and ’60s. Guitarist Jimmy “Duck” Holmes plays Bentonia-style blues, which he learned growing up in Mississippi around the family juke joint. Fellow Mississippian Harmonica Bean talks the blues and plays his mouth harp. 

Those who know Emmet Flood say he's the perfect candidate to replace outgoing White House Counsel Don McGahn. Will the veteran lawyer be President Trump's choice, and how would he approach executive privilege in an embattled White House?

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!

9 pm Tonite! Tune in to KRCB FM Radio 91 for special in-studio guest, guitar-pluckin', jazz-singing, smooth 'n sensual Elaine Lucia! It's gonna be schweet, dag-gabbit. And along with Elaine's grace, I'll be slinging the North Bay's finest music-makin' artists, one song atta time.

KRCB's North Bay Songwriters Radio Show airs every first and third (and in this case, the fifth) Thursday.

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Suzanne Lang speaks with author Cynthia Lim, whose book  Wherever You Are, A Memoir of Love, Marriage, and Brain Injury is an odyssey through loss and disability in the aftermath of her husband’s suffering an anoxic brain injury as a result of a heart attack; it’s a tale of her life of self-empowerment, care-giving, and sustaining love.

Suzanne also speaks with Susan Avery Stewart, who shows us the many virtues that grace our lives through lifes’ transitions in her guide toward better living, Winter’s Graces: the Surprising Gifts of Later Life.

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Students all over are starting college this month, and some of them still have a nagging question: what, exactly, got me in? An admissions officer tells us the most wrongheaded things applicants try. And Michael Lewis has the incredible story of how a stolen library book got one man — Emir Kamenica — into his dream school.

A year after Hurricane Harvey, one company is facing criminal charges over a fire the storm caused at its facility. Who's to blame in the era of climate change, 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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Our guest this week on Art of the Song is three-time Woody Guthrie Award-winning singer/songwriter, K.C. Clifford. Music has always been a guiding force in KC’s life, and her talent and love of performing on stage revealed itself at an early age. She was two when she first sang in public and composed her first song at age seven. KC Clifford studied opera at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music, but found her true voice in folk music while earning a degree in vocal performance at Belmont University in Nashville.

Amos Lee’s new record comes out on Friday, and to celebrate we'll hear live music from his recent concert in Seattle and hang out with the muse who inspired one of Amos' new songs. Her name is Maya, and Amos met her a couple years ago when she was battling kidney cancer. Amos celebrates Maya’s upcoming 9th birthday and shares some of the songs he sent during treatment to cheer her up.

Journalist Jake Tapper is CNN's Chief Washington correspondent and anchor of The Lead and State of the Union.   He's been nominated for two News and Documentary Emmy's including one for his live interview with Kelly Ann Conway, and the other for his CNN Sunday series State of the Union.  He has a new debut novel set in 1954 McCarthy era Washington, D.C.   It's titled The Hellfire Club.

As Senator John McCain lies in state at the US Capitol, leaders from around the world remember the man they knew both inside and outside of politics.  We continue to reflect on the late Senator's life, his impact, and his legacy.

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!

We’re joined this week by prolific musician, humanitarian, filmmaker, and activist Michael Franti. Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change and is revered for his energetic live shows, inspiring music, worldwide philanthropy efforts and connection to his global fanbase. Also with us is up-and-coming singer/songwriter Victoria Canal. Victoria has one arm yet plays piano & guitar alongside having an incredible voice. We are very excited to have her on the show for the first time! Rounding things out, Nick sits down with Dr.

Archived recordings and interviews from the Beale Street Caravan vault, remembering Blues legend Little Milton.

Beale Street Caravan can be heard Wednesday nights at 11 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 App from iTunes & Google Play!

The Trump administration says lawsuits by environmentalists are holding up projects that will reduce the risk of wildfires. But budget cuts are also to blame. That debate,  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 - more of our series of interviews with Emmy nominees:  Terry talks with Scott Frank, writer/director of the Netflix western series Godless– inspired by classic westerns, but with some unconventional storylines.  It's been nominated for 12 Emmys.  Also Allison Janney, who's been nominated for her lead role in the comedy series Mom.  Join us.

David Byrne tells stories about the songs on his latest solo album, American Utopia, which zoom in on the mind of a dog, the forgotten regions of the brain and a chicken’s idea of heaven. Byrne also reflects on the evolution of his voice since his days fronting Talking Heads.

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!

How will the results at the polls in Florida and Arizona affect general election plans for both Democrats and Republicans this November?  Who won, who lost, and who stands to win even more. Full coverage of the primaries on the next Morning Edition beginning at 6 am.

It's become easier than ever to make audio recordings, and that's reshaping the workplace… Should you assume you're always being taped? 

And is it legal?

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 - we begin a week of Emmy nominated guests - starting with John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, who talks with Terry about taking a close & comic look at current events.  Also Brian Tyree Henry, who plays the rapper Paper Boi on the FX series Atlanta on the impact of music in his life, from marching band to his parents vinyl collection.   Join us.

The Squirrel Nut Zippers are back with Beasts of Burgundy, their first new album of original songs in 18 years. At the helm is original member Jimbo Mathus. He’s put together a revival that features a new cast of characters like Dr. Sick who includes the saw among the instruments he plays during the band's performance on the next World Cafe.

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A report from the Education Department says there were over 200 school-related shootings in the 2015-2016 school year. But an NPR investigation has uncovered that the actual number may be far lower than the government reported. Just how common is it for a gun to go off at an American school, and what measures is the Department of Education taking to correct the mistakes?

This week, music from two international folk festivals: The Long Road Festival in Leicestershire, and the Tønder Festival in Denmark. Tune in for music from the Secret Sisters, Sam Outlaw, Ruby Boots, Ashley Campbell, and many 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!  

This week’s guests:

Tom Paxton and The Don Juans (Featuring Don Henry & Jon Vezner)

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands

Bill Kirchen

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

The Early Mays

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!

We’ll hear two interviews with Terry Gross.  He talks about his years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War; his criticisms of how the White House and top military brass conducted the war; his deep objections to the use of torture as an interrogation technique; and why he remained loyal to the Republican party despite his disagreements with some of the party’s most conservative views.

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