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Outbeat News for Monday, June 4, 2018

Jun 4, 2018

• The State of Connecticut became the first to legally require that transgender inmates be housed and housed based on their gender and to be clothed and addressed using the name and pronouns corresponding to the prisoners gender identity. 

• The California Assembly passed a bill this week requiring LGBT awareness training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers in the State. 

California Update for Monday, June 4, 2018

Jun 4, 2018
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

• A California lawmaker faces a recall election Tuesday that could strip Democrats of their supermajority in the state Legislature.

 

• No proposition currently in front of California voters has a stranger story than Proposition 70. It would amend the state constitution to change one vote in the Legislature next decade.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Ben Bradford.

In the immortal words of Howard Beale, the TV anchor played by Peter Finch, in the classic film Network,  “Things are bad, they’re worse than bad. I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore. Things have got to change.” If you are feeling that way you’re not alone. In facing adversity some choose to do nothing and sit on their hands, others rise to the moment and resist.

In this hour of Blue Dimensions, "Passion Reverence Transcendence," a new album celebrating the music of McCoy Tyner from pianist Benito Gonzalez, percussionist Gerry Gibbs, and bassist Essiet Okon Essiet. We'll hear two Tyner compositions and one written by Tyner's most famous collaborator, John Coltrane.

John Cohen

This week on Folk Alley, in hour one, an exclusive in-studio Session with the duo Anna & Elizabeth performing songs from their new album, 'The Invisible Comes To Us'; new music from William Prince, Gretchen Peters, The Jayhawks, and an advance single by Eliza Gilkyson, from her upcoming release, 'Secularia' due out in July; plus favorites from The Decemberists, Rob Ickes, and more.

Neuroanatomist Dr. James Fallon studies the most dangerous kind of person: the psychopath. His job is to get up close and personal with the mind of the psychopath so that we can better understand what makes them tick. He treats their brains with the cold calculation of a scientist at work. But in the process, things get mighty personal.

That story and others this week.

Molly FitzSimons tells the story of her father starting over. After 25 years in the same zip code, as an executive in the same company, he moved to Los Angeles and tried to start over in a new life with a new venture: A cable channel, with no people, no talking, no plots, but lots and lots of puppies.Molly FitzSimons tells the story of her father starting over.

We hit up Preservation Hall in the French Quarter for a potent dose of trad jazz, as bandleader and fourth-generation Creole musician Charlie Gabriel tells of his Caribbean roots, jazz funerals, and New Orleans’ hybrid rhythms. Then we head to the Lonestar state to hear the reworking of jazz into Texas swing, as played by the Quebe Sisters. The fiddling siblings tell of their sheltered upbringing outside Ft. Worth and their fiery baptism into western swing.

California Update for Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Families of children with disabilities say they aren’t getting the nursing care that they’re entitled to through Medi-Cal. They filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of California last week.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.

This week on the program we have Mellotron Variations. An instrumental project built around one of the most unique instruments ever conceived.

We’ll also hear from rock and roll veteran, and sideman to the stars, Hunt Sales.

BSC contributor Jim Spake is back with us to continue his series, "Crazy About a Saxophone"  on the legendary sidemen that played rock’s original lead instrument.

California Update for Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018
Ezra David Romero / Capital Public Radio

• Cows don’t usually eat seaweed. But researchers at UC Davis want to change that in an effort to get the animals to burp smaller amounts of greenhouse gases.

• California has 13 new state laws on the books so far this year. They range from minor technical changes to responses to some of the year’s most prominent issues.

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

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Monday, May 28th – Memorial Day Mix

On this Memorial Day edition of the Café, we’re pairing up different versions of songs and asking, “which came first?” You might be surprised to find out who first performed “Ring of Fire”, and how Jeff Beck could have beaten Stevie Wonder to the punch with his recording of “Superstition” if only his album hadn’t been delayed.  
 

Tuesday, May 29th – Encore: Mary Gauthier

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From legends like Buck Owens, Lucinda Williams, and Merle Haggard, to current torchbearers Sam Outlaw and Jade Jackson, California country has deep roots and an enduring influence.

HearThe Bluegrass Situation Radio Hour every Monday at 9:00 pm 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!  

California Update for Monday, May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018
Chris Stone / timesofsandiego.com

• Republican candidate for governor John Cox levied three attacks at GOP rival Travis Allen in a recent TV campaign ad. PolitiFact California examined those claims and placed ratings on each.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

California Update for Friday, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
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• A San Francisco brewery is one of a few California breweries ordered to stop production of beer with hemp-based ingredients.

Today's reporting by Randol White.

California Update for Thursday, May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Muslims often aren't represented in American politics, but early this week, hundreds of Muslims packed into the State Capitol to break their fast for Ramadan.

• California’s cap-and-trade program generated almost $700 million for the state in the last quarter.

Today's reporting by Ahditi Bundlamudi and Ben Bradford.

This week on Ric on the Radio: Bob Dylan, pt 4, with special guest, Dr. Rick Flinders. Our fourth and final installment on the life and music of Bob Dylan. Dr. Flinders and I will examine Dylan's later output, from Time Out of Mind (1997) to the present. We will discuss Dylan's Nobel Prize and his fascination with Frank Sinatra. This date just happens to be Dylan's birthday! Thurs May 24, 9-11pm.

California Update for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018
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• Technology company IBM is proposing to get into the education business in California.

• Legislative Democrats have settled on their top priorities in California budget negotiations with Governor Jerry Brown.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Bradford.

Rockin’ Johnny cut his teeth on the Chicago scene with the likes of Jewtown Burkes and the Taildragger. Since then he’s released 7 critically acclaimed albums, most on famed Delmark Records. Johnny led one of the most requested house bands in Chicago working with Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmie Lee Robinson, Willie Buck, Paul De Lay and many more, before relocating to California. He just released his second studio effort as a Californian, both recorded at the renowned Greaseland.

California Update for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
Seth Perlman / AP

• After the latest school shooting, the California Assembly has passed a bill that would allow coworkers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders.

• The House of Representatives continues to debate the Farm Bill, which failed to pass last Friday. Democrats and Republicans voted against it because of changes to food stamp programs.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Adhiti Bandlamudi.

This week on the BGS Radio Hour we’ve got new music from The Travelin’ McCourys and Parker Millsap, a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to play deep inside a cave in the Tennessee Mountains with Brandi Carlile, and we bring you music from some of this year’s nominees for the Americana Music Awards including Margo Price, Jason Isbell, and Molly Tuttle.

Here is who to listen for this week on World Café with host Talia Schlanger: 

Monday, May 21st – Nashville: Ashley Campbell 
 

Ashley Campbell didn’t plan on a music career - she initially joined her father, the original Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell, on the road just hoping for a fun vacation. Fast forward several years and she now has a debut album, The Lonely One. She talks about how studying improv comedy influenced her songwriting and shares memories of her late father.

California Update for Monday, May 21, 2018

May 21, 2018
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• The Mental Health Services Act has long supplied the bulk of funding for California counties to prevent and treat mental illness among Medi-Cal patients. But some counties aren’t using the money.

• Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that gives immigrants living in California illegally new protections in court cases.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Ben Adler.

Adam Maida

Cryptic messages on a cell phone. A teeter totter at a construction site. These are some of the clues people find when they revisit scenes to try and make sense of a death. “Forensics for Beginners” 

Hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / on demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play! 

California Update for Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

• A California Assembly investigation into complaints of sexual harassment by Democrat Cristina Garcia has found the most severe allegations to be unsubstantiated.

• A new voter initiative that would allow Baby Boomers in California to save thousands of dollars in property tax if they move to pricier homes is now eligible for the November ballot.

  

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Chris Nichols.

Jason Baldwin

Tonight at 9pm, join special guest David Petri and Jon Gonzales for a sweet night of live on-air acoustic lovin', along with a smattering of songs written by local songwriters from the North Bay!  

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is three-time Woody Guthrie Award winning singer/songwriter, KC Clifford. Music has always been a guiding force in KC’s life, and her talent and love of performing on stage revealed itself at an early age. She was two when she first sang in public and composed her first song at age seven. KC Clifford studied opera at the prestigious Indiana University School of Music, but found her true voice in folk music while earning a degree in vocal performance at Belmont University in Nashville.

Listen to Connections with Michelle Stewart - now on every Thursday night from 7 pm to 9 pm. Michelle plays a wide variety of music spanning many decades and styles. It's not uncommon to hear Patsy Cline and Bruno Mars in the same show. Occasionally Connections follows a theme for two hours, and other times it's a fun surprise.  

California Update for Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018
Ben Bradford / Capital Public Radio

• Cal State and UC students and faculty are calling for more funding for higher education. Turns out, they're getting more funding, just not as much as they asked for.

• California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed charges against four people behind mugshots.com.

Today's reporting by Adhiti Bandlamudi and Drew Sandsor.

In this week’s ‘back by popular demand’  broadcast/podcast, Punch Brothers’ band member and banjo impresario Noam Pikelny shares some of his original songs from his latest  CD as a solo artist. Also with us is the Miami-based “sacred steel” band The Lee Boys, who bring their powerhouse, gospel-influenced sound to eTown’s solar-powered stage.

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