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Amilia K Spicer will be stopping by Studio A to chat with Brian Griffith, Wednesday morning in the 10:00 am hour.  

From her website:

"It may be her haunting, husky voice that first grabs a listener, the way it glides over melodies like smoke, but it’s the songwriting that Spicer really wants you to hear - The turns of phrases, the wistful poetry, the smart (and sometimes smart aleck) lyrics. They are intimate and visual, like walking into a movie. There is an edge, a turbulence, in many of the places Amilia writes about, but not all of them.  

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is singer/songwriter Seth Glier. The Massachusetts native attended Berklee College of Music for a year before dropping out to tour full-time. Since then, he’s averaged over 200 shows a year, and shared stages with artists such as James Taylor, Mark Knopfler, and Ani DiFranco. He has appeared as a mainstage performer at Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festivals. Seth Glier is an outspoken advocate for autism awareness and has been a national spokesperson for the organization, Autism Speaks.

The Black Market trust will be in Studio A with Doug Jayne, Tuesday March 28th at 1:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91.

This week on Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio -  we speak with African-American foodways expert Dr. Jessica Harris; we shake up cocktails and present our recipe for Peruvian pesto; we travel to Palermo to taste the Italian fried spleen sandwich; and we discuss Jura wines.  

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Radio airs every Sunday evening at 7:00 pm after Mouthful, on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

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

This week on This American Life - "Testosterone."  

Stories of people getting more testosterone and coming to regret it. And of people losing it and coming to appreciate life without it. The pros and cons of the hormone of desire.  

Listen to This American Life - Friday nights at 7:00 pm; repeats Saturday morning at 9:00 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.  

Transformational women leaders are restoring societal balance by showing us how to reconnect relationships - not only among people - but between people and the natural world. This astounding conversation among diverse women leaders provides a fascinating window into the soulful depths of what it means to restore the balance between our masculine and feminine selves to bring about wholeness, justice and true restoration of people and planet.  

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 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   

California Department of Education

The California Department of Education today  made public its new system for evaluating how local school districts are performing. Local educators say it is more complex but also more helpful.

Cliff DeGraw, the Petaluma City Schools Assistant Superintendent, likes the five-colored grids that are used to track districts’ progress in each of the areas being analyzed.

State Education Department spokesman Robert Ochs, notes that some additional focus areas will be added to the Dashboard in the months ahead.

International Women's Day Special: Women In Music for March 8, 2017  

 Celebrate International Women's Day this week... and Women's History with Women In Music with Laney Goodman all through the month of March.  
  This coming week we'll celebrate the unique contributions of women past and present on this very special Women In Music. We'll hear excerpts from speeches by great American suffragists like Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton... music from Emma's Revolution, Irina Rivkin, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Holly Near, and Cosy Sheridan.

California’s major public institutions would be required to weigh greenhouse gas emissions into their budget analyses when purchasing materials for large infrastructure projects, under a proposed new bill unveiled this week.

Ann Hancock, Executive Director of the Center for Climate Protection in Santa Rosa, Was cheered by the proposed legislation's approach, and its intent to include transportation costs in the assessments to be required.

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 2016 Wine Industry Expo at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds yesterday included workshops on marketing to Millennials, legislative issues, and harvest methodologies. But the panel discussion on “Marijuana and Wine” may have drawn the biggest crowd.

Carbon Capture in New CA Climate Bill

Sep 28, 2016
Harold E. Malde/The Nature Conservancy

California's newly adopted climate change bill includes emphasis on carbon sequestration and other natural measures to remove it from the atmosphere. As Suzanne Potter reports,t hat has won the enthusiastic endorsement of several important conservation groups.

As Colvin & Earle, longtime friends and admirers Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle have united to record their self-titled debut, a true standout in careers already filled with pinnacles and masterpieces. Produced by the masterful Buddy Miller and recorded in his living room studio, Colvin & Earle contains six co-written originals plus inspired covers including the Rolling Stones ‘Ruby Tuesday,’ and Emmylou Harris ‘Raise the Dead.’ Few things can touch the magic of artists so in tune that they seem to be able to read each other’s minds.

The band’s first new album in 20 years. Good Times finds all three surviving band members (Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork) taking turns on lead vocals, playing a wide range of instruments, and sharing new compositions. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal on the Neil Diamond-penned “Love To Love.” To produce the album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy and Emmy-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy).

The second album from this reunited outfit featuring Tom Petty and Mike Campbell alongside their pre-Heartbreakers bandmates. Mudcrutch 2 is the follow up to the band’s 2008 eponymous debut, which Rolling Stone called “a country-rock instant classic” in a rave four star review. This album was produced by band members Tom Petty and Mike Campbell with Ryan Ulyate. All members of Mudcrutch contribute songs on Mudcrutch 2. The album includes seven originals written by Tom Petty, with band members Mike Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh and Benmont Tench composing one each.

“I look like an insider because of everything I’ve done but I always felt like an outsider,” Darrell Scott says. “And that’s important – to be an outsider.” He’s also a master. Witness his ability to make just about any instrument talk, listen to his vocals and songwriting to hear him contain every emotion between joy and pain within one verse in his singing and in his pen.

Beyoncé's sixth album loomed once "Formation" and its video were issued ahead of the superstar's Super Bowl 50 half-time performance. Two months and a couple weeks later, it appeared as a culturally seismic visual album. Loaded with layers of meaning and references, and experienced en masse through its televised premiere, Lemonade honored black sisterhood with the presence of Warsan Shire, Serena Williams, and the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner.

The 39th studio album from the late R&B/soul/rock icon. Hit n Run Phase Two is the follow up album to the fan favorite Hit n Run Phase One, which was released in September 2015. A few of the tracks – ‘Baltimore’, ‘RocknRoll Love Affiar’, ‘Xtraloveable’, ‘Groovy Potential’, and ‘Screwdriver’ – had been released online over the past few years in different forms but have been overdubbed or reworked for this release. 

The 23rd studio album by Santana and the fourth album by almost the entire Woodstock-era classic lineup. The album reunites the early 1970s classic lineup of Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve and marks the first time in 45 years – since 1971’s multi-platinum classic Santana III – that the quintet has recorded together. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.

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