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Wells Fargo Center, Target Team forLiteracy Outreach

Nov 18, 2013

  A big part of what goes on at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is their series of shows for kids and families, which includes a lot of field trips for school groups. And for some of those young students, there’s an extra effort to boost their language learning.

Interior Makeover Races Deadline at Arts Center

Aug 7, 2013
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  From floor to ceiling, backstage to the back rows, Santa Rosa’s Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is undergoing a major interior remodeling. The race is on to get all the work done before the next scheduled show there next Friday.

Fallen Angels by Noël Coward

May 16, 2013

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Saturdays at 6 pm, repeating at midnight
May 18 – Fallen Angels by Noël Coward

  

Jane and Julia are comfortably married to their plain and dispassionate husbands. But when a mysterious French dandy reappears from the ladies’ carefree younger days, their bland domesticity is thrown into hilarious disarray. The broadcast also includes a short monologue, Bed Among the Lentils by Alan Bennett, starring Martha Lavey.

Grace Slick's New Medium

May 15, 2013
Joel Lipton

For much of her life, the White Rabbit has been an iconic image for Grace Slick. Once the central metaphor for her huge hit with the Jefferson Airplane, the rabbit now serves as a signature element in her prolific paintings.

WordTemple: Elizabeth Bradfield and Camille Dungy

May 13, 2013

WordTemple: Elizabeth Bradfield and Camille Dungy
Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm

   WordTemple host Katherine Hastings presents an evening of poetry recorded while in Boston. Elizabeth Bradfield and Camille Dungy give separate readings and then talk together, responding to each other’s work.

Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting by Ed Schmidt

May 9, 2013

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Saturdays at 6 pm, repeating at midnight
May 11 – Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting by Ed Schmidt

M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

May 2, 2013

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Saturdays at 6 pm, repeating at midnight
May 4 – M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang

  

John Lithgow and B.D. Wong recreate their original roles from the Tony Award-winning production. Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress.

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Apr 25, 2013

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Saturdays at 6 pm, repeating at midnight

April 27 – Red, by John Logan
  

The story of the brilliant, troubled artist Mark Rothko and his struggles with the art world.

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Apr 18, 2013

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Saturdays at 6 pm, repeating at midnight

April 20 – A View from the Bridge, by Arthur Miller
  

Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950's propels this searing drama of love and revenge. The broadcast includes a piece about Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood with author Nathan Ward.

Accomplished poetic pair on WordTemple in April

Apr 15, 2013

Accomplished poetic pair on WordTemple in April
Wednesday, April 17 at 7 PM

   In the first of several shows recorded in New York and Boston, WordTemple host Katherine Hastings introduces KRCB listeners to Pui Ying Wong and Tim Suermondt.            

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Apr 11, 2013

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Saturdays at 6 pm, repeating at midnight

April 13 – Awake and Sing!, by Clifford Odets
  

In the Bronx in 1933, a Jewish family struggles to make ends meet. The broadcast includes an interview with director Bartlett Sher, and a piece on the difficult genesis of Awake and Sing!

A page-turner revealed on Word By Word

Apr 1, 2013

A page-turner revealed on Word By Word
Wednesday, April 3 at 7 PM

   American Book Award winner Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni joins Word By Word host Gil Mansergh for a conversation focusing on her newest novel, Oleander Girl. Known worldwide as “an enticing storyteller with an exquisite moral compass,” Chitra’s bestsellers include Sister of My Heart, One Amazing Thing, and Mistress of Spices which was made into a movie starring Dylan McDermot and Aishwarya Rai.

Ruby McCollum

Mar 28, 2013

Saturday, March 30 at 6 pm and repeats at midnight

Ruby McCollum, by Ron Milner, Steve Albrezzi, William Bradford Huie
   A trail of lies, secrets and racial prejudice is uncovered when two journalists investigate the murder of a white doctor by an affluent African-American woman. Based on a true case in South Florida in 1952.

The Night Watcher, by Charlayne Woodard

Mar 21, 2013

Saturday, March 23 at 6 pm and repeats at midnight

The Night Watcher, by Charlayne Woodard]
Actor, playwright, and storyteller Charlayne Woodard describes the unique role she plays in her large, extended family. While she has no children of her own, she counts 11 godchildren and 25 nieces and nephews as “her kids”, and has played a significant part in raising many of them. Their stories, and Woodard’s involvement in their lives, are the foundation of her fourth solo play, The Night Watcher.

Laud is a natural response to WordTemple in March

Mar 18, 2013

Laud is a natural response to WordTemple in March

Mrs. Klein, by Nicholas Wright

Mar 14, 2013

Saturday, March 16 at 6 pm and repeats at midnight

Mrs. Klein, by Nicholas Wright
   The air is thick with Freud and sex as eminent psychoanalyst Melanie Klein comes roaring to life in a 1930’s drawing room. The show includes an interview with Kleinian psychologist Dr. Chris Minnick of UCSC.

"Tools as Art"

Mar 7, 2013
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  From paper Mache to a video installation, vise-grips and nails to a toilet seat, the "Tools As Art" exhibition  at the Sonoma County Museum mixes whimsy and practicality with dash of the inscrutable. Bruce Robinson offers a preview.

Saturday, March  9 at 6 pm & repeats at midnight

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North-South Art Projects

Mar 5, 2013
Sonoma County Museum Foundation

A just-concluded international partnership between high school art students from Santa Rosa and South Korea proved to be creative, educational, and inspirational. Bruce Robinson takes a closer look.

Below, the Korean students are seen with the Peace Tree they constructed from the wreckage of a warship, and adorned with living plants. It is on display at the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art in Gyeonggi-Do, Korea.

'The Belle of Amherst'

Mar 1, 2013
BarbaraDana.com

The poetry of Emily Dickinson is the focus of the Big Read, Sonoma County this year. To help bring it to life, actress Barbara Dana is here this week, sharing her portrayal of the 18th century writer for local school groups and other audiences. KRCB’s Bruce Robinson spoke with her.

Outbeat News

Feb 22, 2013

February 24, 2013 – Outbeat News in Depth

Outbeat Now! is now Outbeat News In Depth. Join us for the North Bay’s only news magazine style LGBT radio show that includes the Outbeat Youth segment. Stay connected all month long and share your news and events with us at www.outbeatnews.com.

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Feb 21, 2013

February 23 – A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry

The landmark story of a working-class African-American family struggling to maintain dignity in a harsh world. A Raisin in the Sun is a seminal American drama and a heroic testament to hope.

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Feb 21, 2013

February 16 – The Prisoner of Second Avenue, by Neil Simon

Neil Simon’s masterpiece about a middle-aged couple facing everything from unemployment to noisy neighbors to a garbage strike.

Outbeat Music

Feb 8, 2013

February 10, 2013 – Outbeat Music with Mikala Kennan

Host Mikala Kennan celebrates pledge month with local musician Nancy Vogl (pictured) and the freestyle, danceband sound of Sonoma County’s own ‘Polkanomics.’ The music features a lively, innovative mix of traditional polka, Tex-Mex, latin, and current pop tunes with conversation to match. Join us!

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Feb 7, 2013

February 9 – Beloved Clara, by Lucy Parham

The story of the intense relationships between Robert Schumann, his wife Clara, and Johannes Brahms are brought vividly to life through music and excerpts from their passionate writings. The broadcast includes a conversation with author-pianist Lucy Parham.

Social Justice Posters

Feb 6, 2013

A history of social activism in the bay area can be found in a Berkeley man's collection of thousands of political posters, newly documented in the book, All of Us or None by Oakland archivist Lionel Cushing. Today's North Bay Report takes a peek inside.

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