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This week on Milk Street Radio, the true story of donuts and war; Spanish-style French toast; and defending MSG. 

The recipe for this week: Sherry-Soaked French Toast  

Photo illustration by Gabriel Hongsdusit and Michael Schiller/Reveal

On this week’s episode of Reveal, we investigate companies on the cutting edge that are struggling to solve some old-fashioned problems: Worker safety at Tesla, and diversity at Google and beyond. 

Hear REVEAL every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on: KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

American Routes boogies down to bayou country to catch live music at Festival International, a showcase of French music from southwest Louisiana and the wider Francophone world along with blues, Chicano nouveau and swamp pop. For the 31st annual festival, we hear female Cajun supergroup Bonsoir, Catin tear up the stage; bluesman Corey Harris ring out the Mississippi Delta's West African roots; and blue-eyed soul from swamp pop legends Johnnie AllanT.K. Hulin, and G.G. Shinn.

California Update for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Apr 11, 2018
Noah Berger

• A controversial bill to increase the number of tall housing developments near transit stops in California, has been amended in response to a chorus of concerns.

• California’s largest water district has given key support to a 17-billion-dollar water project, long sought by Governor Jerry Brown.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ben Bradford.

When: Tuesday, April 10th; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: KRCB-FM (91.1 & 90.9 FM; streaming on line @ KRCB.org; Comcast Cable channel 961; and the FREE KRCB APP @iTunes & Google Play)  

From the mind of Roland Jacopetti:  
 

California Update for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Apr 10, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Health advocates and labor groups are pushing for a plan they say would lower health care costs, but pushback from physicians and insurance providers is already springing up.

• Gov. Jerry Brown has the legal right to reject President Trump’s request to deploy California National Guard troops to the Mexican border. But there are reasons for Brown to consider approving it, despite Trump’s deep unpopularity in the state.

• An opioid prescription database that was supposed to be a required part of physician practice two years ago still isn’t ready to use. Patient advocates say it’s costing lives.

• We’re still waiting for word from Gov. Jerry Brown about whether he’ll agree to President Trump’s request to deploy California National Guard troops to the Mexican border. What would Trump's options be if Brown says no?

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

Yahoo News UK

• A man in the United Kingdom has been infected with the world’s worst case of treatment-resistant gonorrhea after a sexual encounter with a woman in Asia.  Health officials are worried about a spread of the infection immune to traditional antibiotics. 

• Vice President Mike Pence says he is happy to see high school students engaging in the civic process after it was announced a group was organizing a Pride celebration in his hometown. 

• Santa Rosa Gaydar is hosting a cornhole tournament at the Jaded Toad in Cotati next Sunday.

Here is the WORLD CAFE schedule for this week and next:

Monday, April 9th – Best World Cafe Performances of 2018 So Far 

Lizz Wright's soulful band knocked our socks off when they came in to perform live at World Café earlier this year. Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats brought tons of heart, Glen Hansard brought enough vocal prowess to blow the roof off, and Margo Price brought total tenderness. Hear standout sessions from the first quarter of 2018. 

Tuesday, April 10th – Courtney Marie Andrews 

Tune in Sunday evening at 6 when Mouthful is all about Petaluma Drinks, an upcoming self-guided tasting. Guests include New Lawton of Ethic Ciders, Erin Hines of Bitter Girl Bitters, Lorraine Barber of Barber Cellars Winery, and Jake of Dempsey's Restaurant & Brewery. 

Petaluma Drinks, Sunday evening at 6 on Mouthful, Smart Talk About Food, Wine, & Farming with host Michele Anna Jordan - on KRCB-FM Radio 91.

Do you remember the Inn of the Beginning? Mark Nicholas lived on George Street from 1971-77. The Inn was his hangout. Tonight he'll reminisce about the Inn of the Beginning, and he'll play many of the artists who performed there, including David Bromberg, Van Morrison, Asleep at the Wheel, Jimmy Witherspoon, and even the Tubes. Mark's college buddy David will be joining him.

Tune in tonight at 8PM PDT and relive some of those fond memories of downtown Cotati in the 60's and 70's, here on KRCB.

Ben & Charlie "No Mercy in This Land" - CD of the Week

Apr 6, 2018

Ben Harper and our friend and neighbor Charlie Musselwhite have teamed up again for another stellar collection of blues "No Mercy in This Land".  Their last collaboration, 2013's "Get Up!" won a Grammy for best contemporary blues album.  Charlie and Ben continue to mine the deep legacy of American music.

They share a mutual respect for each other, as well as for the music that has led them to the present.

Before he leaves the Senate for good, Republican Jeff Flake is trying to get a bill passed. He has his work cut out for him, with a Senate that barely brings anything to the floor, a party he feels estranged from, and a president who seems to hate his guts. Producer Zoe Chace hung out with him for four months.

Listen to This American Life with host Ira Glass every Friday night at 7:00 pm, and Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

This week, American Routes revisits the best live performances from the 2016 Baton Rouge Blues Festival. We’ll feature swamp blues, Mississippi Delta blues, hill country blues, and the blues rocked out. Artists include Howlin’ Wolf’s pianoman Henry Gray, harp player Lazy Lester, Kenny Neal and family, Slim Harpo’s right-hand guitar man James “Chicken Scratch” Johnson, songmaker Luke Winslow King, New Orleans soul funkster Walter “Wolfman” Washington and R.L. Burnside’s grandson, Kent Burnside. Plus a visit to Teddy’s Juke Joint nearby on Highway 61 in Zachary, LA.

California Update for Thursday, April 5, 2018

Apr 5, 2018
Raymond Wambsgans / Flikr

• California Governor Jerry Brown’s administration says it’s reviewing President Trump’s proclamation deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.

• The two Democratic leaders of the California state Legislature threw their support behind California State University administrators, faculty and students calling for more state funding.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ben Bradford.

Rialto Cinemas and KRCB-FM Radio 91 present "Distant Sky - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds live in Copenhagen"  Thursday April 12th @ 7pm.  Filmed last October, the film captures the band as they wrap up their 2017 world tour.

Screening worldwide for one night only, Sebastopol's Rialto Cinemas welcomes you to experience this powerful, intimate performance the Guardian calls "Triumphant"

Listen to KRCB-FM Radio 91 for your chance to win tickets.

This week, we welcome back long-time friend and musical virtuoso Sarah Jarosz to the eTown airwaves to share from her latest collection of songs. Sarah continues to skyrocket in her career, all while doing things her own way. We’ll learn more about what’s happening in her world these days, during her conversation with eTown host Nick Forster.

When: Tuesday, April 3rd; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: KRCB-FM (91.1 & 90.9; on line @ KRCB.org; Comcast Cable channel 961; w/app @ iTunes store and Google Play)  

From the mind of Roland Jacopetti:

Kacey Musgraves "Golden Hour" - CD of the Week

Mar 30, 2018

That ain't country-until it is. Kacey Musgraves achingly beautiful new release "Golden Hour" is my favorite album of 2018, so far. It is a gorgeous collection of genre-bursting songs about womanhood, from looking at life as a newlywed to being a daughter, missing her mother. Sure there are banjos (Slow Burn), but also a modern take on disco (High Horse), with lyrics as heartfelt as anything you'll find anywhere. Treat yourself and buy this.

You can also hear it on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

This week on This American Life - sons and daughters get to find out the one thing they've always wanted to know about their father. The answers aren't always what they hope for.  

Hear This American Life Fridays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

California Update for Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Mar 27, 2018
Kreg Steppe / Flikr

• Following President Trump's move to place tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum exports, China says it may retaliate by levying 2 billion dollars in tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports.What does that mean for California pistachio growers?

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

Here is who to listen for on WORLD CAFÉ this week: 

Monday, March 26th – Rick Springfield 

In 1981 Rick Springfield hit it huge with Jessie's Girl. But did you know he's released 18 albums since then, including his latest - The Snake King, which has songs about Rick's lifelong battle with depression. We'll talk about that, Rick's time entertaining troops in Vietnam and he'll perform live.   

Tuesday, March 27th – Jessica Lea Mayfield  

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018
Paul Sakuma / AP

• President Trump’s legal team tried to recruit top attorney Ted Olson to help defend the president in the Russia Investigation.  While Olson won the fight against Prop 8 in the Supreme Court, he won’t be defending Trump. 

• A man on PrEP in Washington State became infected with a drug-resistant form of HIV despite taking Truvada daily.  Health officials continue to say though that Truvada remains a highly effective defense against HIV infection.  

• And in California, the first lesbian woman was elected to the office of Senate President.

California Update for Monday, March 26, 2018

Mar 26, 2018
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

• Flags at the California state Capitol are flying at half-staff in honor of the most influential advisor to Governor Jerry Brown since he returned to the office.

• More than a million cigarette butts were collected in the US this year. That’s why Democratic Assembly member Mark Stone is trying to make them illegal for the third time.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ezra David Romero.

California Update for Friday, March 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

• POLITIFACT CALIFORNA: Gavin Newsom's True Claim: California Ranks 49th In Per Capita Housing Supply

Find more on this and other PolitiFact California fact checks HERE.

• Lieutenant Governor Newsom said he wants to change how higher education is funded during a Q&A Thursday afternoon in Sacramento.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Hey Bay Area bands / singer-songwriters / singing guitarists / fiddlers / persons who stand in front of microphones and sing their hearts out (and all other talented people that qualify) - time is running out to enter your video of an original song in NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest!

You only have until 11:59 pm (Eastern), Sunday March 25th, to get your entry in to NPR Music's "Tiny Desk Contest!"

Poet, performer, visual artist and rock-and-roll icon Patti Smith performs on this week's Mountain Stage.  

You can hear Patti Smith & Family's entire performance, plus sets from Van William, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore feat. Lucy & Brigid Moore, Robbie Fulks and a special Tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens featuring Tim O'Brien, Charlie McCoy, and more, on this week's new episode of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce. 

A girl signs up for a class. A couple hires an accountant. A group of co-workers decides to pool their money and buy a couple of lottery tickets. In the beginning, they're full of hope and optimism...and then something turns. Stories of good ideas gone bad.  

California Update for Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018
Damian Dovarganes / AP

• Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ohio Governor John Kasich headlined the first event for a group of California Republicans trying to push the party in a more moderate direction.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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