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Robert Finley's musical career spans over 50 years, but he didn't release his first album until the age of 62. When Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys saw a performance, he knew he had to work with Finley, a guy he calls: "The Best Soul Singer Alive." We'll trace his path from growing up in Louisiana, to leading an army band in Europe during the 70's. Plus he'll perform live. 

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, April 2, 2018

Apr 4, 2018

• The shooting of Palm Spring gay man in Puerto Vallarta has LGBTQ tourist rattled.  The man was walking with his husband home to their condominium last Sunday when the shooting happened.

• 2018 is becoming the deadliest year yet for members of the transgender community.  The latest victims was found shot to death in a motel room in Louisiana.

• In response to an outbreak of syphilis, Sonoma County health authorities are partnering with Face 2 Face to provide free testing and treatment for syphilis this week.

In this politically charged climate, it feels like you have to be super careful with your language, no matter who you are or what side you're on. 

Stories about people who say the “wrong” thing and suffer the consequences, including a very conservative Republican from Louisiana who's lambasted for being too liberal.  

You can hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating Saturday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

In 1912 a four-year-old boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found in the hands of a wandering handyman in Mississippi. In 2004, Bobby Dunbar's granddaughter discovered a secret beneath the legend of her grandfather's kidnapping, a secret whose revelation would divide her own family, bring redemption to another, and become the answer to a third family's century-old prayer. 

This American Life airs every Friday at 7:00 pm, and repeats every Saturday morning at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Gabriel Hongsdusit for Reveal

Last year saw the most destructive Atlantic hurricane season on record. As climate change pushes ocean temperatures ever higher, scientists predict storms will continue growing more severe. 

How did we get here? And what steps are we taking to ensure that rising seas and catastrophic weather don’t swallow American communities whole? This week’s episode investigates. 

Gabriel Hongsdusit for Reveal

The damage inflicted on the United States by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will likely make the 2017 hurricane season the costliest in our history. But what is the government doing to prepare for the storms yet to come?

Reveal goes to Texas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico to investigate the government policies that let people build in harm's way, make it difficult to move them to safety and fail to accurately tally the dead.  

Hear Reveal - Saturday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, SHINE A LIGHT ON ME: PRISON MUSIC FROM ANGOLA, LOUISIANA & BEYOND  

The great Texas river city is a mix of Mexican, German, Anglo and African American cultures, among others. Home to the Texas Conjunto Festival and the International Accordion Festival, San Antonio is best known for Tex-Mex or Tejano music played by squeeze box masters like Flaco Jimenez, Narciso Martinez and Mingo Saldivar among many.  

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.

This week American Routes brings you music from the festival stage and the clubs of South Louisiana. We visit some of our favorite nighttime musical haunts in New Orleans and spend time with guitar man Ernie Vincent and jazz historian Bruce Raeburn. Then, allons à  Lafayette for the Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, south Louisiana's annual celebration of Cajun and Creole music, food and culture. We'll hear classic performances from the early days of the festival, talk with founder and scholar Barry Ancelet and sample some of the sights and sounds from the festival grounds.