This week on Percussion Discussion with host Jim Laveroni - the focus will be on 30's, 40's and 50's drummer Gene Krupa. Jim is celebrating Krupa's birthday a bit early, since it is January 15th. Krupa would have been 109 years old! Gene Krupa is Jim's favorite - so check him out this week.
Listen to Percussion Discussion every Thursday night at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
Community meeting will be held Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m.
Federal, state, county and city leaders will all come together next week for a Recovery & Rebuilding Town Hall in Santa Rosa on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Town Hall will be an opportunity for residents to receive updated information on debris removal and what to expect during the rebuilding process in the months to come.
Topics that will be covered at the Town Hall include:
Here is what to listen for on World Café this week:
Monday, January 8: The Secret Sisters
Laura and Lydia Rogers were surprised to get signed by a major label so quickly and have the help of some of the best producers to start their career. But after their second album as The Secret Sisters, they were dropped by their label, they had to file for bankruptcy, and they lost confidence. What happened next? Hear their story and some live songs from their latest album on the next World Cafe.
Chuck Sher is a long-time host of Jazz Connections, as well as a practicing jazz bassist, and a world-renowned jazz book publisher. His library of contemporary jazz is quite extensive and he really enjoys sharing his knowledge of the music and all the gems he has collected over the years - from Bill Evans to Keith Jarret to wonderful Brazilian and Latin music, and with a special focus on the best of European jazz players.
Hear Jazz Connections Saturday nights 7:00-11:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
The damage inflicted on the United States by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will likely make the 2017 hurricane season the costliest in our history. But what is the government doing to prepare for the storms yet to come?
Reveal goes to Texas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico to investigate the government policies that let people build in harm's way, make it difficult to move them to safety and fail to accurately tally the dead.
Hear Reveal - Saturday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.
Listen to This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating Saturday morning @ 9:00 am - on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
How Many Roads: Bob Dylan’s Back Pages Volume II 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.
Tune in every other Thursday night at 9pm for North Bay Songwriters hosted by new radio host Jon Gonzales. This "locals only" segment showcases songs from our very own songwriters in the North Bay, including in-studio interviews with performing artists around the county, listings of live local shows, and a vast range of homegrown music.
Percussion Discussion focuses on percussionists, drummers and percussion instruments used in all genres of music from big band and smooth jazz and Latin to rock, country and World tunes. Host Jim Laveroni is a drummer and percussionist for over 40 years, and plays with two bands.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District (USACE) has established a Debris Removal Information Line for property owners affected by October’s devastating wildfires in Northern California.
The number for the USACE Debris Removal Information Line is 877-875-7681, and is intended for residential property owners who have signed up for the government-sponsored debris removal program. Residential property owners who are registered for the program can also e-mail: USACESupportToSonoma@usace.army.mil
In this week’s back-by-popular-demand airing, eTown welcomes the young (and already widely popular) Greensky Bluegrass to eTown’s solar-powered stage. Since winning the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band in 2006, the band’s career has been on an upward trajectory that is showing no sign of slowing down soon, with headlining slots at some of the country’s most prestigious festivals and venues now a regular occurrence on the band’s yearly touring schedule.
On December 7, 2017, the Board of Public Utilities approved Billing Adjustments for Fire Protection Water Use policy. The policy allows for a billing adjustment for properties that experienced increased use due to fire related water loss and activities during the month of October 2017. For all account types, water use must be higher than prior water use, compared to same time last year.
With its mission over one-third complete, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District (USACE) has awarded two contracts for the consolidated debris removal program in Northern California following the October 2017 Wildfires.
In Sonoma County, Environmental Chemical Corp. (E.C.C.), Burlingame, California, was awarded a $475-million firm-fixed-price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract.
In Lake, Mendocino and Napa counties, CERES Environmental Services, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was awarded a similar contract for $160 million.
The State/Federal Disaster Recovery Center in Santa Rosa will convert to a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Center. The center will continue to operate at the Press Democrat Building beginning Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at 9 a.m.
The Sonoma County Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are permanently closed. Those affected by the October wildfires can still reach FEMA by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362), online atwww.DisasterAssistance.govand through the FEMA app.
The Sonoma County Tax Collector is receiving a number of inquiries from property owners who wish to “pre-pay” property taxes prior to January 1, 2018, resulting from the federal tax bill with a new $10,000 limit on state and local taxes that may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.
In the midst of the holiday season, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is asking insurers to help California wildfire survivors who are overwhelmed with the task of navigating the claims process by providing relief from detailed home inventories and following the lead of other insurers providing up to 100 percent of contents (personal property) coverage limits without a detailed inventory.
Toast of the Nation: an NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s! It's festive jazz you can party to, anytime. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, this event is hosted by Christian McBride. We’ll hear the Best Of – Jazz Tiny Desk Concerts; John Scofield’s Uber Jam Band At Berklee, 2012 Encore; Dayme Arocena At The San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017; Terence Blanchard At The 2017 Tri City Jazz Festival In Cleveland; The Herlin Riley Quintet From Jazz At Lincoln Center, 2017 and Blue Note 2017/2018 Toast of the Nation Encores.