It's summertime, and the living is easy on American Routes, where we've got cool tunes from Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Martha and the Vandellas, and the Beach Boys to help you beat that summer heat. We'll hear memories of Sea Breeze, NC, a historically Black resort community that was an early site of integration in the Jim Crow South... And visit with some surfers at Mission Beach, San Diego.
Listen to American Routes with host Nick Spitzer every Friday at 12:00 noon on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
Tune in Sunday evening, July 23rd at 6:00 pm, when Mouthful welcomes back Carmen Snyder, executive director of FarmTrails, and several others to talk about summer's sweetest little fair, the Gravenstein Apple Fair, which this year has expanded to include our precious pollinators and their luscious gift of honey.
Monday, July 24 – Main Stage West – 2017-2018 Season Announcement
Roland chats with Elizabeth Craven about the upcoming 2017-2018 Main Stage West lineup of shows, which include Grace, Mary Shelley's Body, Daddy Long Legs, Buried Child, Lungs and Eurydice. The season runs from September 8th, 2017 through May 27th, 2018. More information is available at: www.mainstagewest.com
Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.
Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.
Hear Fresh Air weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM. (Fresh Air also repeats Tuesday through Friday at 12:00 am!)
The Easy Leaves- Sage Fifield (Guitarist, Vocalist) and Kevin Carducci (Bassist, Vocalist) - are headlining this weekend's Rivertown Revival in Petaluma. But before that event starts Saturday morning at 11:00 am, The Easy Leaves are stopping by Studio A at KRCB-FM Radio 91 to chat with Brian on the Radio, talk about their upcoming appearance at Rivertown Revival, and probably play a few tunes too! They're always a great time when the come to the studio!
On July 1, 2017, English poet, actor, playwright, screenwriter, political activist and dramatist Heathcote Williams passed away. The author of several book-length polemical poems, including Whale Nation which has been called “the most powerful argument for the…worldwide ban on whaling;” Sacred Elephant; Autogeddon; and Falling for a Dolphin, Williams invented his “documentary/investigative poetry” style to bring environmental and political issues to the attention of the public.
During the Cold War, the U.S. State Department started sending jazz musicians overseas with the tactical aim of using their hot licks to thaw relations with Eastern Bloc countries. Jazz great Dave Brubeck recalls how Louis Armstrong, a.k.a. “Ambassador Satch,” won international hearts and minds with his trumpet. Band member Arvell Shaw saw Armstrong literally disarm Russian guards in East Berlin. Meanwhile, fear of nuclear war with the Soviets infiltrated American popular consciousness resulting in gospel, bluegrass and pop odes to and protests against atomic weapons.
Brian on the Radio welcomes Jade Jackson to Studio A - Wednesday morning, July 12th in the 10:00 am hour. They talk about all sorts of things music, Mike Ness and her new album Gilded. She and her band even play a few tunes!
Listen Wednesday morning in the 10:00 am hour on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
This week on Mouthful, we look back to an archive episode about puer tea, with Larry and Yang-Su of Pure Puer in Santa Rosa. From sourcing directly from farms in the Yunnan province of China to their own aging room , Larry and Yang-Su share everything you need to know about this rare, remarkably healthy, and delicious tea.
Listen to Mouthful - Smart Talk about Food, Wine & Farming in the North Bay and Beyond, with host Michele Anna Jordan, every Sunday night at 6:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
Austin based Sweet Spirit, is punchy, powerhouse party band. Their raucous live shows earned them a fan in Britt Daniel of Spoon, who gave them a leg up on their debut album. Sweet Spirit performs music from their follow-up record called St. Mojo and share wild and fun stories befitting a wild and fun band on the next World Café.
Be sure to tune in to KRCB-FM Radio 91, Thursday July 6th in the 10 am hour, when Kingsborough will stop by Studio A to chat with Brian on the Radio! They will talk about the release of their 2nd album 1544, maybe play a song or two, and promote their album-release concert happening Saturday night, July 8th, at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol. Get the new album here: www.kingsboroughmusic.com.
When: Tuesday, July 11th - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9; Comcast 961; on line @ KRCB.org; w/app @ iTunes store or Google Play)
I certainly hope you enjoyed last Tuesday's Something Completely Different, "The Glorious Fourth", as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. In honor of that July 4th extravaganza, we're presenting three more American idols on Tuesday, July 11th.
Over and over again, I've had to keep presenting Fake Time on these Something Completely Different promos. "Next Tuesday it's the Fourth of July...actually, it's the Second of July. Next Thursday is the Fourth of July, but what that really means..." and stuff like that. Well, every once in a while the stars line up just right, and this Tuesday is REALLY the Fourth of July...every once in a while...like...RIGHT NOW!
So...not exactly right now...but Tuesday, for sure. And what you'll be experiencing is...
Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Colorado singer/songwriter Darryl Purpose. After a time studying guitar, he went to Las Vegas as a teenager and began a career as a professional card player. He was soon known as the world’s fastest card counter. Banned from casinos on six continents, he still calls this the “only real job he’s ever had.” In 1996, Darryl began to tour nationally as a solo singer/songwriter. Eight years, six CDs and a thousand shows later, he was headlining the top folk venues and festivals across North America.
Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at children's birthday parties. A powerful sense of embarrassment has prevented him from ever doing an episode on the subject, but when he learned that producer David Kestenbaum was also a kid conjurer, they decided to dive in together.
Listen to THIS AMERICAN LIFE with host Ira Glass, every Friday night at 7:00 pm, and repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
Neo-noir and crime fiction with Suzanne Lang in conversation with Daniel Pyne, screenwriter, show runner of Amazon’s hit drama Bosch, and author of Catalina Eddy, a Novel in Three Decades. Suzanne also talks with poet and playwright Stephen Mack Jones, who has published his first novel, a crime thriller set in Detroit, August Snow.
Listen to A Novel Idea - Sunday afternoon July 2nd at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
Here is what's coming up on World Cafe this week (June 26th - June 30th) - 2:00 pm Monday-Friday on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
Monday, June 26, 2017 Phoenix holed up in an old Paris opera house in 2014 to begin recording their new album Ti Amo. The French band turned their feelings of unrest about the tumultuous times around them into music that serves as an escape. Ti Amo explores “love, desire, lust and innocence” with the a romanticized flair of summer discos in Italy.
Gazing up at the night sky is simultaneously humbling and utterly thrilling. This hour, we’ll hear from TED speakers who share an infectious sense of wonder and curiosity about our place in the universe and what lies beyond our skies. Speakers this week are physicist Brian Greene, blogger Phil Plait, and astronomer Jill Tarter.
Listen to the TED Radio Hour every Sunday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
We take it for granted that the majority calls the shots. But in one NY school district, that idea — majority rules — has led to an all-out war. School board disputes are pretty common, but not like this one. This involves multimillion-dollar land deals, lawyers threatening to beat up parents, felony criminal charges, and the highest levels of state government. Meanwhile, the students are caught in the middle.
Be sure to tune in to KRCB-FM Radio 91 Thursday June 22nd at 1:00 pm, when Steve Earle stops by Studio A to chat live with Brian on the Radio! Steve and Brian will be talking about the new album - So You Wanna Be an Outlaw - and many other things. Then Steve is headed to the big city to make an in-store appearance at Amoeba Records in San Francisco.
Mark your calendar, set your alarms and listen in to the conversation Thursday June 22nd at 1:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!