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A special program for Women's History Month.  

Stories about women’s work - it’s easy nowadays to roll our eyes at the quaint notion that “a woman’s place is in the home.” But is the real history more complicated than that caricature of bygone values? The History Guys will explore the relationship between women’s labor and their legal status as citizens. And they’ll ask… How has the value Americans place on the work that women do — in the home and beyond — changed over time?
Listen Sunday morning at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91

Against their will: The real – and virtual – places sex exploitation thrives  

By Julia B. Chan, Reveal  

Powered by the internet, the sex trade is reaching into all corners of the country. Reveal follows up on what’s happened since we first took you inside the hidden places – real and virtual –where people are exploited for sex.  Produced in collaboration with APM Reports, we’ll hear stories from the pot fields of Northern California to the streets of Chicago and suburban Seattle.  

Mouths of Babes,  Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth, stop by Studio A to share some music and chat with Brian Griffith about their Bay Area shows - Thursday morning on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Mouths of Babes perform at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma on Friday March 24th at 8:30 pm; and on Sunday March 26th at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley at 7:oo pm. 

Actor, writer, producer, singer, linguist, voiceover artist, member of The Firesign Theatre and the Antaeus Classical Theatre Company - Phil Proctor has a lenghty resume' in the entertainment business. Thursday afternoon, March 23rd, Michael O'Brien with chat with Phil during Midday Music! LIsten to MIdday Music - Thursday afternoon from 12-2pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

While they don't all have blue-eyes, the white soul and swamp pop guys and gals from Philadelphia and South Louisiana have created distinctive regional sounds of national significance. In Philadelphia, we sample soul roots of the famed band Hall & Oates; and learn from John Oates that -- despite years of pop music, big hair and synthesizers-- at heart he is also a folkie into country blues and flat-picked guitar a la Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt... which he plays live for us!

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is renaissance man, Joe Crookston. He is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Joe served as Folk Alliance International’s 2016 Artist-in-Residence, and his songs are being made into films. Joe Crookston is a master storyteller seeking the creative edge. If you love a moving song and musical madness, Joe Crookston delivers it all, the melodies, the lyrics, the energy, and a deep passion for well-written songs.  

eTown welcomes back one of the most recognizable voices from the 1980s, Colin Hay (of Men at Work fame) to hear music from his latest collection of recordings. Austin guitar virtuoso Doyle Bramhall II also makes his eTown debut this week to share new music, as well as insights on his musical lineage as the son of the legendary drummer of the same name, and musical path that includes working with Steve Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters and many others. All of this, plus a great interview guest that will shed light on what it is like to be a young farmer.

This week on This American Life: Ask A Grown-Up  

Stories from people who need need a grown-up to answer a question—from teenage girls asking for advice about their love lives...to a father who waited until his son was an adult to ask him how he could have been a better parent.    

Listen to This American Life Fridays at 7:00 pm, and repeats Saturday at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

This week on Milk Street Radio, our recipe for cracked potatoes; Dr. Aaron Carroll on food-fad whiplash; a flavored whipped cream tip; a quick Tuesday night dinner from Claire Ptak of London’s Violet Bakery; and Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.  

Listen to Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio every Sunday evening at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Timekeepers: The Art of Drumming with JM Van Eaton, Zigaboo Modeliste, Tito Puente, Ben Riley and Shannon Powell   

Women In Music with Laney Goodman continues to Celebrate Women's History Month with women's lives and women's voices, past and present.

Something Completely Revolutionary on Something Completely Different with your host Roland Jacopetti
 Date & Time: March 14, 2017, 7-9PM  Location:  KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line at KRCB.org, w/app at iTunes store and Google Play) 

March 10th & 11th 2017 - "My Damn Mind!"
 

The brain! It's powerful! We have the story of how one man's delusions lead him to a situation that's just as strange as the worst thoughts his mind is cooking up. 

Australian blogger and forager Rohan Anderson makes sneaky eel dip and payback paella; Adam Gopnik reminisces about New York City's Carnegie Deli; Abraham Conlon of Chicago's Fat Rice reveals the home cooking of Macau; and we present our recipe for pistachio-cardamom loaf cake.
 

 

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The Word By Word guest for the March 12th show will be McArthur Genius Grant winner, Yiyun Li talking about her memoir Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You In Your Life.  
 

The Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Black Experience in Country Music 

A Novel Idea with Suzanne M. Lang features Jessica Teich with her memoir The Future Tense of Joy. A Rhodes Scholar, Teich happens upon an obituary of a fellow Rhodes Scholar who took her own life by jumping out a hotel window, which leads Jessica on a transformative journey.    

Also featured is Cathy Wild, whose book Wild Ideas: Creativity from the Inside Out uses personal stories and analysis of her own life to identify difficult to articulate concepts of identity, suffering, gratitude, and health.  
 

Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway  

Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway   

Discover new music on the New Releases Hour, Tuesday mornings at 11 am (repeated Wednesdays at 7 pm) when KRCB-FM pairs the Last Record Store owner and KRCB afternoon music program host Doug Jayne with longtime morning DJ Brian Griffith. A full hour of commercial-free new releases each week, played and evaluated by two pros who know the music best!

Nothing Completely Similar 

Date & Time: Feb. 28, 7-9PM  
Location:  KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9, on line @ KRCB.org, w/FREE app @iTunes store and Google Play) 

Kevin Starr on the Golden Gate Bridge

Jan 18, 2017

Historian Kevin Starr, known for his 8-volume chronicle of the state of California, died last weekend. One of his last books was a short but comprehensive history of the Golden Gate Bridge, which he discussed in this archival North Bay Report from the summer of 2010.

As a native San Franciscan, Kevin Starr spent most of his life within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge, and saw it from just about every possible perspective, even from below while swimming beneath the span. But there is one vantage point he never tried.

Join us Monday morning as Ben Morrison stops by Studio A - at KRCB-FM Radio 91 - for a chat and some music with Brian!

Protect My Public Media

SIGN THE PETITION TO KEEP YOUR LOCAL STATIONS ON THE AIR  

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.   

Measure AA Seeks Parcel Tax for Wetlands Projects

May 25, 2016

  One thing that all nine Bay Area Counties have in common is a portion of the shoreline around the Bay. So they are also sharing in the electoral decision to be made on Measure AA in California’s June Primary.

There are seven members on the Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, but none are from the North Bay, which heightens the accountability concerns of Dan Drummond, Executive Director of the Sonoma County Taxpayers Association.

  Fate has a way of putting things into an interesting context. When it was announced that Iggy Popwould be collaborating with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the music press buzzed with anticipation about the project.

  Jeff Buckley recorded the ten tracks that comprise the 2016 compilation You and I in February 1993, roughly four months after he signed to Columbia Records.

  Full Circle is no accidental title for this, Loretta Lynn's first album after a 12-year break.

  Centered on the warm, highly resonant vocals of Rachael Price, Boston's Lake Street Dive began their career as an eclectic, adventurous quartet just as likely to play a twangy, Fleetwood Mac song or a Hall & Oates cover as any of t

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It’s good news for the bay. Scientists have spotted a steep decline in the levels of toxic flame-retardant chemicals. 

Researchers at the San Francisco Estuary Institute were pleased to recently announce [PDF] that levels of PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ethers) have declined dramatically since a state-enacted ban.

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