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Monday, October 2, 2017  

Allie X started out as a classically trained theatre performer. After moving to LA to pursue a career in pop songwriting, she got the ultimate vote of confidence – Katy Perry tweeted that Allie’s song was her new jam. Hear the story and a live performance by Allie X on the next World Cafe! 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 

President Trump is addressing the nation Monday night, beginning at 9:00 PM ET, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom are offering context and analysis about President Trump's remarks. 
 

Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.  
 

Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.  

Hear Fresh Air weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM. (Fresh Air also repeats Tuesday through Friday at 12:00 am!)  

Just a few years before he got the internship at NPR that started him in radio, our host Ira Glass had another career. He performed magic at children's birthday parties. A powerful sense of embarrassment has prevented him from ever doing an episode on the subject, but when he learned that producer David Kestenbaum was also a kid conjurer, they decided to dive in together. 

Listen to THIS AMERICAN LIFE with host Ira Glass, every Friday night at 7:00 pm, and repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Former FBI Director James Comey testified in front of a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Thursday June 8th. Watch NPR's stream below.
 

This week on Mountain Stage: Shemekia Copeland, John Németh & The Blue Dreamers, Bridget Kearney, T Sisters and Edward David Anderson!

Listen to Mountain Stage with host Larry Groce every Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

All Songs Considered is NPR's guide to discovering new music below the radar. Every week, host Bob Boilen and producer Robin Hilton go through hundreds of new CDs to find music that's worth getting excited about, whether it's the latest Swedish pop band, a hip hop artist going ambient, or a singer-songwriter with a twisted new take on love. 

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President-elect Donald Trump will hold a press conference Wednesday morning January 11, 2017. It is scheduled to begin at 8 am PT, and it will air on KRCB-FM. The special coverage will be hosted by Robert Siegel, who will be joined by National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, as well as National Security Correspondent Mary Louise Kelly and Business Editor Marilyn Geewax. 

Tonight at 6 pm - President Barack Obama gives his farewell address to a large audience, live at McCormick Place in Chicago. This broadcast on KRCB-FM will be hosted by NPR’s Audie Cornish. Also joining the coverage: National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Political Editor Domenico Montanaro, White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson, and Diplomatic Correspondent Michele Kelemen.

"Your Song Changed My Life"

May 8, 2016
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From established stars to promising newcomers, there always seems to be one key song from their early years that was a turning point in their musical life. But the connection between that song and their later creative output is not always clear, as Bob Boilen has discovered, and documented.

  For life-long music lover Bob Boilen, talking with artists he admired about the songs that were a key, early influence for them was a pathway to a deeper understanding of their music.

One unexpected but insightful example came from a  well-known jam band guitarist.