Elite North Koreans struggle to protect themselves and their families in the face of a paraonoid, tyrannical regime in award winning journalist, Paul H.B. Shin’s espionage thriller, Half Life. Suzanne M. Lang talks with Shin about the novel, set in 1997, during the period when famine was devastating North Korea and there were a series of high profile defections.
Sunday evening at 6 pm, Nancy Wang returns to Mouthful to talk about this year's upcoming Redwood Empire Chinese Association Lunar New Year Celebration, and Evan Wiig stops by to talk about the Barn Raiser and Dancing taking place at Shone Farm.
This week on Milk Street Radio, we get up close and personal with Nigella Lawson. “You know the whole guilt thing I never quite get,” says Lawson. “One of the things I’m asked most often when I’m interviewed is, 'What is your guilty pleasure?' And I get rather prissy and I always say to everyone, 'Look, if you feel guilty about pleasure, you don’t deserve to have pleasure.” Also on today's show, we make a quick Tuesday night meal with Lidia Bastianich and bring you a revolutionary approach to foolproof pie dough.
In 1988, two powerful explosions shook Kansas City, Missouri, killing six firefighters. Nine years later, five people were convicted of arson and sent to prison for life – but were they innocent? Reveal investigates problems in the case and whether federal agents pressured witnesses to lie. This month, one of the defendants will make his case for freedom before a federal judge.
In this second edition of How Many Roads? Bob Dylan's Back Pages, we'll rejoin the great American wordsmith by listening to his work from the last 25 years. We won't forget the historic and ancient roots of his modern sounds, from the Old Testament to the Civil Rights movement. We'll hear from collaborators and friends, Mavis Staples and Joan Baez, and from Kris Kristofferson who overheard Dylan's recording sessions while working as a custodian in Nashville.
"It's Working Out Very Nicely," - This week, This American Life talks to people whose lives were affected by the president’s executive order on immigration. And we ask: The chaos of the rollout, the vague language that left travelers in airports, people in refugee camps, and government officials confused about how to interpret the order—was this incompetence? Or was it intentional?
Our guest this week on Art of the Song is California singer/songwriter Jack Tempchin. Perhaps best known for his collaborative work with the late Glenn Frey of the Eagles, Jack wrote their classic Peaceful Easy Feeling, and co-wrote most of the songs on Glenn’s solo album. He also wrote Slow Dancing (Swayin’ to the Music) which was a top ten hit for Johnny Rivers. In the second half of the show we’ll hear a clip from our 2012 interview with the late Glenn Frey where he talks about the process of co-writing with his friend Jack Tempchin, and others.
We asked listeners to send us their best coincidence stories, and we got more than 1,300 submissions! There were so many good ones we decided to make a whole show about them. From a chance encounter at a bus station to a romantic dollar bill to a baffling apparition in a college shower stall.
This American Life airs every Friday at 7:00 pm; and repeats every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM.
Friday at noon - American Routes cruises the musical map of Detroit, catching the sights and sounds of the Motor City. From Hamtramck to Dearborn, we'll meet the proud people who made the cars and played the bars. Jazz modernist Yusef Lateef tells of his time on the assembly line. Smokey Robinson talks about growing up with Motown's future stars. We'll learn how to construct a hit record from Motown studio insiders, then visit a raccoon hunters club, known for bluegrass jams. Plus rockabilly stars, dream cars and polka bands... all from Detroit.
Please be sure to tune in to KRCB-FM Radio 91, Friday morning between 9 am and noon, January 20th - when Michaela Anne stops by Studio A to chat with Brian in the Morning about some upcoming area shows, and maybe to sing a song or two!
Please be sure to tune in to KRCB-FM Radio 91, Thursday Morning - January 19th - when Ismay and a special guest stop by Studio A to chat with Brian in the Morning about upcoming shows in the area, and maybe play a song or two!
The President’s budget proposes eliminating public media funding.
Without this critical seed funding, your local stations may be forced to go off-air or cut the programs you love and the public services your community relies on. Your community could lose access to educational content for children, emergency communication services, local programming, trusted news and more.
Watch President Obama's "Farewell" Address to the nation again! To view - drag the time line circle (little red dot that moves along at the bottom of the viewer) to the time of 5:41:16 to watch the speech from the beginning.
President-elect Donald Trump will hold a press conference Wednesday morning January 11, 2017. It is scheduled to begin at 8 am PT, and it will air on KRCB-FM. The special coverage will be hosted by Robert Siegel, who will be joined by National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, as well as National Security Correspondent Mary Louise Kelly and Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
Tonight at 6 pm - President Barack Obama gives his farewell address to a large audience, live at McCormick Place in Chicago. This broadcast on KRCB-FM will be hosted by NPR’s Audie Cornish. Also joining the coverage: National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Political Editor Domenico Montanaro, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson, and Diplomatic Correspondent Michele Kelemen.
The wide world of food is coming to Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio. From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat.
Recorded live at the WordTemple Poetry Series in Sebastopol, three poets celebrate new collections — Sandra Anfang, Lee Slonimsky and Katherine Hastings. Introduced by Sonoma County Poet Laureate Iris Jamahl Dunkle.
World Cafe airs Monday through Friday at 2pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91.
Here are the artists scheduled for upcoming shows on World Cafe:
Thursday, January 5, 2017 On this Vintage Cafe, we revisit a session with Dr. Dog from just after the release of their 2012 album, Be the Void. Also, a live Latin Roots session with electronic composer and producer, Helado Negro.
The New Year holiday tradition continues with the Toast of the Nation jazz party. Spirited, improvised and swinging, each hour was recorded live at Blue Note venues throughout the country and the world.