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!
One of the key styles of early rock n roll, Rockabilly combined rock and blues with country, or "hillbilly", music. Rockabilly artists tended to cultivate a wild, "bad boy" image. Some people consider Rockabilly artists to be rock's first punks. Although there have been many revivals throughout the years, we will focus on the original Rockabilly movement, which only lasted from about 1956 to 1960.
On this week's episode, we bring highlights from The Blues Foundation's 38th annual Blues Music Awards right here in Memphis, TN. Plus an interview with Barbara Newman, President and CEO of The Blues Foundation.
When: Tuesday, June 20th - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Where: KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/app @ iTunes store and Google Play; also on Comcast cable channel 961)
The last time I looked, neither Donald Trump nor Jeff Sessions have managed to cancel Summer - - what a relief! On June 20th (actually the day before Summer begins, but so close as to make no difference), Something Completely Different will celebrate the change of season with many warm songs which anyone can record and take to the beach (not mandatory).
This week, Thursday June 8, join Ric on the Radio as we take an Australian Excursion! From the early roots of rock n' roll to the present, the land of the marsupial is home to a wide range of sounds and styles. Whether based in the thick of the cultural mecca, Sydney, or in the isolation of Perth, Australian artists have long cultivated a unique and independent spirit.
Guilty Pleasures: Music We Love More Than We Can Say. We take a deep dive into the memory vaults to spin the tunes that we shamelessly love. From guilty pleasures, including a disco dance number, to confessional ballads like James Carr’s “Dark End of the Street” and songs of redemption ala Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny,” we shine a light on our heart’s true delights. Plus, we explore social protest anthems including Mavis Staples' "Long Walk to D.C.," Simon & Garfunkel's "Richard Cory," and a standout R & B version of Pete Seeger's "If I Had a Hammer" sung by Shreveport's Toussaint McCall.
This week, eTown turns on the southern charm as the crew hits the road to Athens, Georgia for a very special radio broadcast from the legendary Georgia Theater with local group Cicada Rhythm plus longtime friend of the show JJ Grey. We have lots of great music from both artists, plus a great eChievement Award story about a Georgia-based organization that is helping to provide books and the joy of reading to children in the area. Be sure to tune in!
The United States will withdraw from the international climate agreement known as the Paris accord, President Trump announced on Thursday. He said the U.S. will negotiate either re-entering the Paris agreement or a work on a new deal that would put American workers first.
During his campaign, Trump vowed to "cancel" U.S. participation in the deal. World leaders and business figures had recently urged him to reconsider. Ultimately, the president decided to withdraw, with the stated intention of renegotiating.
For June, A Novel Idea features two novelists, whose books couldn’t be more different. Both write about the challenges of difference, of motherhood, and of finding stability in a sometimes-hostile world.
Shanti Sekaran brings us Lucky Boy, the saga of two women, strangers and cultures apart, whose lives are connected through the life of an infant boy.
Shelby Londyn-Heath has written The Twilight Tsunami, a raw, funny, and hard-hitting account of the lives of people involved in the child welfare system.
eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcome Texas singer/songwriter Hayes Carll to eTown Hall’s solar-powered stage for lots of great music, collaborations with eTown’s house band, and conversation about the craft of songwriting, and influences that have inspired him along the way.
This week on Our Roots are Showing - host Steve DeLap will be interviewing banjoist Jayme Stone.
From Jayme Stone's website:
"Two-time Juno-winning banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world—bridging folk, jazz and chamber music. His award-winning albums both defy and honor the banjo’s long role in the world’s music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds."
About Something Completely Different this week - host Roland Jacopetti writes:
"I hope all of you enjoyed last Tuesday's Something Completely Different as much as I did. I was so taken with the music that I forgot to introduce you to a statement from the late Townes Van Zandt, in the notes of his posthumous album A Far Cry From Dead.
This week on Beale Street Caravan: highlights from the North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic featuring Kenny Brown, The Rising Star Fife and Drum Corp, Blue Mother Tupelo, Garry Burnside, and Alvin Youngblood Hart. Interview with founder and Executive Director Sara Brown.
William Lee Ellis continues his series, Religion and The Blues
As promised, I hereby announce that Tuesday's Something Completely Different show will feature FOUR different musicians (no, not three). Yes, they have definite ties, each to the other and vice versa. Explain? Mais Certainment!
The way people talk about being fat is shifting. With one-third of Americans classified as overweight, and another third as obese, and almost none of us losing weight and keeping it off, maybe it’s time to rethink the way we see being fat. A show inspired by Lindy West’s book Shrill.
Listen to This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm / Saturday morning at 9:00 am - on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
NOTE: KALEIDOSCOPE has moved to a new day and time! Kaleidoscope is heard on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8:00 pm! Take note!
From rock to blues, jazz to worldbeat, Kaleidoscope is a free-form radio expression session featuring several genres of music during one program or similar styles for a whole program. If a historic music event happened on the date of the show, you might just hear a retrospective on the event or artist.