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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

Word By Word: Conversations With Writers host Gil Mansergh’s June conversation is with two multi-talented Marin County novelists. First, Christie Nelson, and her latest historical novel, Beautiful Illusion: Treasure Island, 1939 a tale of a plucky female reporter, a dwarf anthropologist, and a Japanese diplomat and dangerous deceit at the Golden Gate International Exposition held in the middle of San Francisco Bay.

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.

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The President wants to stop military exercises with South Korea, which he says amount to "war games." A look at what Trump means by war games... And how much money it would save to scrap them. 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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From “Ol’ Man River” to “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” we turn to the American songbook for portraits of fatherhood, both kindly and cautionary, from down-home country to down-with-the-man rock’n‘roll and soul. We talk to New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis about family life and raising four career musicians—Wynton, Branford, Jason and Delfeayo. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys tells of working in the studio with his dad, Chuck Auerbach, who is making his recording debut at age 68 with Remember Me. Daughter Rosanne remembers Johnny Cash’s voice and her favorite of his tunes.

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On the next Fresh Air, Terry interviews Jonathan Olshefski, the director of the documentary Quest, and Chris Rainey, whose family story is told. The film follows Chris and his wife Christina’s lives for nearly a decade. Chris runs a hip-hop studio in their basement in north Philadelphia. Christina worked for years at a homeless shelter. There’s been a lot of shootings in their neighborhood—their daughter got shot in the eye. Quest will be shown on PBS stations on Monday. Join us.

California Update for Friday, June 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018
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• The final California budget that Gov. Jerry Brown will ever sign is heading for his desk after the Legislature approved a nearly $140 billion general fund spending plan Thursday.
 

• During a visit to Sacramento on Thursday, the Prime Minster of Portugal met with Gov. Jerry Brown to sign a climate agreement. Portugal is the latest country to join Brown's Under2 Coalition.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Randol White.

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Welles is the rock and roll moniker of Jesse Wells. Welles grew up in rural Arkansas where his early bands got together to rock out in giant barns that were built to house turkeys. After graduating from college, Welles moved to Nashville and has just released his debut album. The record's single, "Seventeen," was produced by Dave Cobb.

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.

This week, Ric continues his travel series with a listen to the bands and artists who have defined Canadian rock n' roll: Steppenwolf, Neil Young, BTO, The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, Cowboy Junkies, 54-40, Chilliwack, Sloan, Rush, Crash Test Dummies, Bruce Cockburn, The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, and much more.

Natalie Prass had a new album written but not yet recorded when the 2016 election happened. With how she had been feeling after the results came in, you might expect an angry sounding record, but The Future and The Past is full of a dancy sense of hope. She will explain why, and how Stevie Wonder is partially responsible on the next World Cafe.

California Update for Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018
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• The fight over whether PG&E is liable for the wine country fires is ongoing. Cal Fire blames the utility for causing at least 16 of them.

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero.

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!

Tonight on eTown, we’re joined by the high energy band and old friends Leftover Salmon, known for their fast licks, clever lyrics, and fun loving stage presence. Also with us, singer/songwriter Paul Thorn, who brings his muscular brand of roots rock – bluesy, at times rocking and always infectious. Plus Nick talks with scientist and professor Jen Kay about some alarming developments in global warming.

California Update for Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Jun 13, 2018
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• California political campaigns are preparing for the increase of the gas tax to be this year’s preeminent campaign issue, after the successful recall of a state Senator focused on it.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

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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.

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On the next Friends of the Blues, Shuffle Shoes flies solo with great tunes from Bobby Rush, Terry Hanks, Holland K. Smith, and B.B. King. Also, Lloyd Jones, James Cotton, and Taj Mahal. 

Friends of the Blues can be heard Tuesday nights 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 Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018

• Educators consider chronic absenteeism a red alert – a blaring sign that a student might be academically at risk. Now, schools and parents have a new tool to investigate this critical problem.

The report uses an interactive map to pinpoint the type of schools that struggle with chronic absences.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

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. 

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