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The new climate reality means that even those living on a hill will be affected by flooding in the valley, and those living in the North will be affected by droughts in the South. There are many factors to consider how you will be affected by climate change.

“I think this question of inequity is also really, really important,” states Katharine Mach. “And the flipside of that is that wealth is not necessarily protection.”

In this hour of Blue Dimensions, new music from pianist Kenny Barron and his Quintet, an album called "Concentric Circles." Barron received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master designation eight years ago, and numerous other honors, including, six times, the Jazz Journalist's Association Best Pianist award, so he has made for himself a large footprint to fill, but he and his band are fully up to the task on "Concentric Circles." We'll hear some original Barron pieces, and a Thelonious Monk composition from the Quintet - - and Monk will make an appearance as well, with tenor sax g

This week on Folk Alley: a nod to Dad's in honor of Father's Day with music from Steve Martin & Tim O'Brien, Harvey Reid, and Rodney Crowell; new music by Lori McKenna, The Milk Carton Kids, David Francey, Olivia Chaney, Steve Dawson, Twisted Pine and The Slocan Ramblers; favorites from Jason Isbell, The Wood Brothers, and much more.

You’ve heard of them. They don’t have to talk about themselves because everybody else already does. They demand that the whole world bend to their will.

Snap Judgment – Storytelling with a beat.

Do not miss it.

Listen to Snap Judgment - storytelling with a beat - every Saturday morning at 10:00 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!

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It's all hands on deck with William Jackson, Abby Newton, Enya and several others all helping host Fiona Ritchie to project her musical images.

Hear The Thistle and Shamrock every Saturday morning at 11:00 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!

Picture an American farmer. Chances are, the farmer you’re imagining is white – more than 9 out of 10 American farmers today are. But historically, African Americans played a huge role in agriculture. The nation’s economy was built largely on black farm labor: in bondage for hundreds of years, followed by a century of sharecropping and tenant farming. In the early 1900s, African

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A story about someone who's desperately trying – against long odds – to make it to the United States and become an American. Abdi is a Somali refugee living in Kenya and gets the luckiest break of his life: he wins a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. This is his ticket out. But before he can cash in his golden ticket, the police start raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Dean Gitter. Reading the liner notes for Dean’s latest project is a veritable who’s who in American Folk Music. In those tiny pages, we found enough information to keep researching the journey of folk music for months to come. After a career that included managing legends like Odetta, Dean left the folk scene to stretch his wings in other entrepreneurial endeavors. Now, with the release of his album, Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag 2.0, Dean has returned to his roots, and we are the better for it.

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Central Americans seeking U.S. asylum are being turned away from official US ports of entry. We'll follow one family who says they were terrorized by gangs in Guatemala and then sent back. That's on the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

It's real-deal Memphis Blues... the kind of sophisticated blues and jazz sounds you would have heard floating from the windows of The Palace on Beale Street in the 40's and 50's. Keeping the flame burning bright is Memphis’ own Love Light Orchestra.

The former deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, weighs in. He's made more than a 20 trips to North Korea as an inspector.

That's on the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

All Things Considered can be heard weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

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Few musicians have more of a signature sound, or personality, than Peter Hook. The bass virtuoso helped change the shape of music, twice – first with post punk pioneers Joy Division, and then with the groundbreaking electronic music of New Order. He joins host Stephen Kallao for a wide-ranging conversation today – from dealing with the loss of Joy Division's Ian Curtis, who committed suicide at 23, to feuding with former bandmates over royalties. Peter Hook is currently out touring both versions of Substance, the seminal Joy Division and New Order compilations.

Sweet Pea Atkinson is a veteran singer who rose to fame when his Detroit-based soul funk band Was (Not Was) scored a top ten Billboard pop hit in 1989 called, ‘Walk the Dinosaur.’  Following this success, he spent the next few decades as a member of the Boneshakers and performing with the likes of Lyle Lovett, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson. In 2017, working with Keb Mo, he released his first solo studio album in 30 years, a contemporary blues-soul project called ‘Get What You Deserve’ for famed Blue Note Records.

On the next Fresh Air, Terry talks with actor Ethan Hawke and director Paul Schrader.  Their new film First Reformed is about a Protestant minister in turmoil.  Schrader tells us why it was time for him to write a spiritual film.  It's been compared to Schrader's Taxi Driver.

World Café makes a pilgrimage to Willie Nelson's tour bus! Willie released an album called Last Man Standing just days before his 85th birthday. Willie talks about how the deaths of dear friends like Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings influenced the title track, the prank he pulled when he was in the hospital recovering from a collapsed lung and shares insights about his favorite form of relaxation. Giggles ensue.

Tonight on Strange Currency, listen for selections from Wish, the 1992 release by The Cure; plus music from The Cavves’ Learn To Swim.

Hosted by Jedd Beaudoin.

Tonight’s Mountain Stage features performances by Pink Martini, Beth Hart, Judith Owen (featuring Leland Sklar), and Don Dixon.

Mountain Stage can be heard every Monday night at 10:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast Cable channel 961 all over the Bay Area / Download our free KRCB App for your iOS or Android device from the App Store & Google Play!  

This week on the Bluegrass Situation Radio Hour we bring you highlights from each day of the second annual Arroyo Seco weekend, happening in Pasadena, California just a stone’s throw from BGS HQ in Los Angeles...we’ve got highlights from some of the roots music artist performing on both days, including Shakey Graves, Trampled By Turtles, Hurray For the Riff Raff, and of course some of the headliners including Robert Plant and Neil Young.

New York Times science columnist Carl Zimmer is the author of the new book, She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Power, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity.   He writes the Matter column for the Times.  He won the Online Journalism Award in 2017 for his series of articles in which he explored his genome.  He is the author of 13 books including, A Planet of Viruses. 

With the release of her self-titled debut, Bedouine makes the transition from working behind the scenes in the music world to being the center of attention. She worked as a sound designer for film and television in L.A. for a number of years, and found herself surrounded by a close-knit community of musicians. As Bedouine explains to host Talia Schlanger, she sort of fell into the spotlight. We'll hear her story, including her upbringing in Syria and Saudi Arabia, and she performs live. Plus, we catch up with Hozier, who shares some big news. 

This week on Milk Street Radio, Ben Franklin electrocutes turkeys; and J. Kenji López-Alt on why pepperoni curls on pizza. We also get a recipe for Raspberry-Pistachio Meringue with Spiced Whipped Cream.

Christopher Kimball hosts.

Hear Milk Street Radio Sunday nights at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM. / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

  

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This week on Latino USA: Writer Junot Diaz and #MeToo. We talk to people in the Latino and literary communities about the sexual misconduct allegations against Diaz. And we try to figure out where the MeToo movement is headed from here. We also hear from author Luis Alberto Urrea about his new book, The House of Broken Angels, a Mexican-American family saga.

On the next Alternative Radio, Arun Gupta. Large numbers of evangelical Christians in the United States are ardent nationalists and fervent believers in capitalism. They are an influential part of what is called the president’s base. Eighty-one percent of evangelicals who voted in the 2016 presidential election cast their ballot for him. How could so many evangelical Christians have voted for a thrice-married casino mogul, who has a penchant for mendacity and cavorts with porn stars and playboy bunnies?

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Our relationship with animals is complicated: we love and fear them; hunt, consume and protect them. In this hour, TED speakers explore what happens when humans and animals interact. Guests include writer Jon Mooallem, animal trainer Ian Dunbar, poet Billy Collins, science historian Laurel Braitman, and biologist Frans de Waal.

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Looking for a movie that takes climate science to the masses? In the first part of this week’s episode, former Vice President Al Gore joins Climate One along with co-directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk to talk about the making of their 2017 movie AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER and the solutions that it offers. In the second part, TV’s Bill Nye is joined by director Jason Sussberg, who shadowed Nye as he goes toe-to-toe with outspoken climate deniers and travels the world to show the causes and effects of climate change in the 2017 documentary BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY.

In this hour of Blue Dimensions, "Cyrille Aimée Live." We'll hear several songs from the French jazz chanteuse in spirited live performances, including two Michael Jackson songs and one by Stephen Sondheim. Cyrille Aimée is one of the jazz players today who are re-interpreting music from the rock and soul world with creative energy and zest.

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We remember chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain.  He was found dead today of suicide. He was 61. On his Peabody-and Emmy-award winning CNN series Parts Unknown he traveled around the world to learn about diverse cuisines and cultures.  He worked in restaurants for decades.  His memoir Kitchen Confidential, which grew out of an unsolicited New Yorker article, made him famous.

This week on Folk Alley, in hour one, it's an exclusive in-studio session featuring Ana Egge performing songs from her new album, 'White Tiger'; new music from UK singer/songwriter, Ben Glover, Mipso, and Travelin' McCourys; also we'll hear the latest from David Francey and his new record, 'The Broken Heart of Everything'; plus favorites from Townes Van Zandt, Iris Dement, Jeff Black, and more.

Did you ever have someone tell you a story And think, “Nuh uh, no way, not possible.” But at the same time, know and feel that they were telling you the absolute truth?

On the next Snap Judgment, “Beyond Belief.”

Featuring the unbelievable story of a little boy and his memories of a past life.

Snap Judgment. Storytelling with a beat. Do not miss it.

Long fascinated with world music, David Byrne issued the Latin-centric LP Rei Momo in 1989. The record featured guest appearances from Kirsty MacColl, Celia Cruz and others. We’ll hear music from that recording on this episode plus selections from The Cure’s 1987 effort Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. 

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