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Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters. He has never lived in the country; he was born and raised in the inner city of Chicago during the Motown era making his path into the blues much different from his famous father. When he commands the stage the similarities of his powerful vocals with that of his father is uncanny; giving blues fans a sense that the spirit of Muddy Waters is alive. In 2015, Mud earned a Blues Music Award for his album, ‘For Pops.’ Mud celebrates the release of his fourth studio effort, ‘They Call Me Mud’ on Severn records.

Tonight on Lady Spins the Blues - we will be honoring Candye Kane, an amazing blues singer who, after courageously fighting pancreatic cancer for eight years, was taken from us in 2016. In her 54 years, she exemplified the struggles and triumphs of the human spirit in overcoming numerous obstacles to become not only a great artist, but also a great human being. 

Join us tonight from 7:00 to 9:00 on KRCB-FM for a musical tribute to a blues singer whose life was, ultimately, an inspiring tale of survival, redemption and inspiration.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce travels to the campus of Radford University in Radford, VA for this week’s episode. We’ll hear performances by folk music mainstay John Gorka, award-winning Nashville singer and songwriter Shawn Camp, plus emerging Toronto folk-rockers The Weather Station and Virginia songwriters Scott Miller and Dori Freeman.  

This week on The BGS Radio Hour we’ve got an interview with Tyler Mahan Coe, host and producer of the Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast, arguably the best podcast about country music there ever was, and we celebrate our Artist of the Month for May - the one and only John Prine.

California Update for Monday, May 7, 2018

May 7, 2018
Andrew Bowen / Capital Public Radio

• California Republicans gathered over the weekend in San Diego for their state party convention, but after hearing from their two leading candidates for governor, they did not make an endorsement.

• California Republicans are defending seven seats in Congress this year. At the party's convention in San Diego, officials seemed aware of a potential voter backlash against the president.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Andrew Bowen.

When a young man is told is he going deaf, he sets out on a challenge to memorize the songs that defined his life. He had no idea that those songs would come back to him in the most unexpected way.

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!  

Leigh Guldig

This week on This American Life: Conservative students don't feel like their ideas are welcome on campus. So they're fighting back. We go to Nebraska, where one skirmish spins out of control. 

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!  

Lake Street Dive "Free Yourself Up" - CD of the week

May 4, 2018

The title of the Brooklyn-out of Boston based quartet is certainly appropriate.  Lake Street Dive have freed themselves by self-producing this release. After working with super producer Dave Cobb on the last project, "Side Pony", the band decided to go at this one from within. "We were at the helm of every decision being made," says bassist Bridget Kearney,"I think it led to a record that we're all really happy with because it sounds the way we wanted it to sound." Ten new songs to give us all a chance to escape the unending news cycle. 

California Update for Friday, May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018
Beth Ruyak / Capital Public Radio

• Gymnasts who were sexually assaulted by their team doctor are supporting a bill that would require patients to be informed if the doctor they are about to see has been put on probation by the medical board.

Today's reporting by Sally Schilling.

California Update for Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

• Thousands of California elderly and disabled patients are not getting proper care at skilled nursing facilities in California , according to a new report by the State Auditor's office.

• Recent polls of California voters have shown major fluctuations in the top race.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ben Bradford.

California Update for Wednesday, May 2, 2018

May 2, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he backs the single-payer health care bill that stalled in the state Legislature last year — but not in its current form.

• California and 17 other states announced Tuesday they are suing the federal government over efforts to weaken fuel-efficiency standards for cars.

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

California Update for Monday, April 30, 2018

Apr 30, 2018
Jeff Chiu / AP Photo

• New campaign finance figures show Gavin Newsom raised $4.6 million from January through late April and has $20 million in cash on hand, far more than any other candidate in the race for governor.

• Scientists think they’ve found the reason why amphibian populations across the Western United States are in decline. The culprit: imported bullfrogs used for food and pets.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols and Ezra David Romero.

Join KRCB-FM for WORLD CAFÉ weekdays at 2 pm – here is this week’s schedule:  

Monday, April 30th – Chick Corea  

Chick Corea is one of the greatest living piano players. On the next World Cafe He tells stories about performing with Miles Davis, watching Thelonious Monk play and collaborating with legendary drummer Steve Gadd on their latest album. Chick Corea, seated at the piano on Monday's World Cafe.   

Tuesday, May 1st – Anderson East  

Photo illustration by Michael I Schiller / Reveal

Across the country, universities are being criticized over issues of money: from how they spend their endowments, to how they raise tuition, to how they award financial aid. Many students are feeling the pinch. They’re going into debt to pay for their education, or abandoning their dreams of a college degree altogether. This week on Reveal, we take a look at the bottom line for universities and students. This show contains an update to the original story about the University of Texas System. After it first aired on Dec.

Michelle Kondrich

A bunch of high school students are taken to see a movie that’s supposed to teach them about history. They don’t learn the history. But they learn a lot of other stuff instead.  

You can 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 / the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!  

California Update for Friday, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018
FBI via AP

• Many people are tuned into the evolving case of the East Area Rapist, who terrorized dozens of women in the 1970's and 80's. But experts say that for survivors of sexual abuse, this is much more than a fascinating story.

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola.

California Update for Thursday, April 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• Authorities say they've arrested the man suspected of killing a dozen people and raping more than 50 women in California in the 70s and 80s.

• The first campaign this election season has now has turned in enough voter signatures to qualify a water bond for the November ballot in California.

Today's reporting by Bob Moffitt and Ben Bradford.

As with everything that is constantly evolving, KRCB-FM has a few schedule changes coming up that will take effect on May 1st.

The main daytime (5 am – 7 pm) block of programs that you know and love are staying right where they are – so you don’t have to worry about them.

The weeknight schedule is being shaken up, shuffled, and will hopefully be fun and entertaining to listen to! There are also a couple of changes on Saturdays and Sundays as well. 

Here’s the lineup that will be in place beginning Tuesday May 1st, 2018:

California Update for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018
Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

• An audit released Tuesday shows that the California State University system exposes students and employees to on-campus hazards such as faulty laboratory equipment, unsafe drinking water, asbestos and chemical spills.

• California officials are trying to prevent a possible undercount of the state’s population in the next Census.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric and Ben Bradford.

California Update for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018
Andrew Bowen / Special to Capital Public Radio

• Two weeks before vote-by-mail ballots go out – and six weeks before the June 5th primary – the California governor’s race is coming to your television set. (Do people actually say that anymore?)

• Federal investigators are looking for the origin of an E. coli outbreak stemming from romaine lettuce from Yuma, AZ that's sickened 53 people in 16 states. A food safety expert says an Alaskan prison contains a clue to the origin of the pathogen.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Julia Mitric.

This Thursday’s edition of Percussion Discussion will be a special program hosted by Mary Carroll, with in-studio guests and live performance.   

KRCB is saddened to report that longtime volunteer Jim Laveroni, after a valiant 16-month battle with multiple myeloma, passed away peacefully at his home on March 28, 2018.  
 

Here is who to listen for on WORLD CAFÉ, with host Talia Schlanger, this week on KRCB-FM:   

Monday, April 23rd – Brothers Osborne 

TJ and John Osbourne moved to Nashville separately to forge solo careers, but realized, just like their mom said, they were better together as Brothers Osborne. They just won Vocal Duo of the Year for the second time in a row at the Academy of Country Music Awards and on Friday their new album Port Saint Joe came out. Hear them play live! 

Tuesday, April 24th – Hop Along  

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, April 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018
Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

• The death last week of First Lady Barbara Bush is a reminder that the Republican party once had a more socially liberal side. In 1990, Barbara Bush sent a letter to the then PFLAG President saying that no person or group should ever suffer discrimination. 

• California Assembly Member Evan Low introduced Assembly Bill 2504 which proposes training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers on sexual orientation and gender identity. A similar bill requiring training for teachers is also making its way through the legislature. 

California Update for Monday, April 23, 2018

Apr 23, 2018
Amy Taxin / AP file photo

• California does a poor job of sheltering its largest-in-the-nation homeless population and should provide more funds to solve its growing crisis. Those are findings from California’s top auditor in a report this released last week.

• California political campaigns must submit hundreds of thousands of signatures to the state in the next few days to qualify their initiatives for the November ballot. That’s created a bidding war for the people who collect signatures.

Sunday evening at 6, Mouthful welcomes several guests from Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm, who will share details about the upcoming Farm to Feast celebration, taking place on May 19 under the walnut tree on the farm. You'll hear from students, teachers, gardeners and more.

Join us this week for Mountain Stage with Larry Groce for a globe-spanning bill of artists perform the music of Mali, Wales and beyond. West Africa’s Tal National bring their danceable sound, as well as traditional Welsh group Calan. Jazz chart-toppers Ranky Tanky, Americana singer Shannon McNally, and alt-pop rocker Amy Rigby will also be there. 

Mr. Fish for Reveal

Hate speech is nothing new in the United States. What is new is how often people who use it invoke Trump’s name. 

REVEAL airs 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!

The story of Reverend Carlton Pearson, a renowned evangelical pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who cast aside the idea of hell, and with it everything he'd worked for over his entire life.  

Update: In this show, The United Church of Christ is cited as the only denomination to openly accept gay marriage. Since this show first aired, several more denominations have officially adopted that position.

California Update for Friday, April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

• The California Endowment is classifying police killings as a public health issue that must be addressed.

• The Trump administration has pointed to a 200 percent spike in arrests along the Southern border in March compared with the same month a year ago. How many of took place along the California border with Mexico and how significant is this increase?

Today's reporting by Sammy Caiola and Chris Nichols.

California Update for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

,• A new kind of poaching is taking place in California. Thieves are stripping succulents from cliffs near the ocean, boxing them up and sending them to countries like Korea, China, and Japan.

• California cities dominate the list of places with the most polluted air in the United States according to an annual report by the American Lung Association.

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero and Randol White.

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