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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. 

• An openly gay former Marine won a primary in the State of Alabama for a seat in the state legislature.
 

• Last Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of Colorado baker and religious freedom may have encouraged a gym owner in Indianapolis to cancel an LGBTQ pride event. 

 

• Locally, a transgender woman from the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies will begin a 3 day residency at Ner Shalom talking about your journey to become her authentic self.

Outbeat News can be heard Sunday nights at 8 pm as part of Outbeat Radio on KRCB FM Radio 91.

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• Among the biggest winners in the state budget deal that lawmakers will vote on this week are University of California and California State University students. Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to more money to prevent tuition increases and boost enrollment.

• There’s half a billion dollars in emergency money to help cities and counties fight homelessness in the California budget deal announced Friday by Governor Jerry Brown and state lawmakers.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Afropop producer Banning Eyre takes us on a surprise-filled tour of his 30-some years of covering African music. Through conversations with Georges Collinet and producer/agent/DJ Rab Bakari, the program reflects on how the world, the music, the culture and the media have changed and keep on changing throughout Africa and the diaspora. Along the way we hear some of the tunes that have most inspired Banning and Georges, sample the latest Afrobeats and Naija pop, and speculate on where African music is heading next. Great music, provocative thinking!

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.

This week Mouthful welcomes Gibson Thomas, publisher and editor of Edible Marin/Wine Country magazine, and Leilani Clark, editor of Made Local magazine. What does it take to keep a print publication viable today and what, exactly, does local mean to these two hardworking women? You'll hear all about it on Mouthful, Smart Talk About Food, Wine & Farming, with host and producer Michele Anna Jordan.

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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.

From Homer to Harry Potter, literary critic and philosopher Martin Puchner takes the reader on an epic journey through the history of literature, and so the history of humanity in The Written World, The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization. This work is lively and accessible and Martin brings that energy to his conversation with Suzanne Lang.
 

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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Stories about people trying to learn something when no one is clear what the lesson is supposed to be.

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, June 8, 2018

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• A California budget proposal would cut a program which provides discounts to hospitals that serve low income patients.

Today's reporting by Adhiti Bundlamudi.

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Robert Finley's musical career spans over 50 years, but he didn't release his first album until the age of 62. When Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys saw a performance, he knew he had to work with Finley, a guy he calls: "The Best Soul Singer Alive." We'll trace his path from growing up in Louisiana, to leading an army band in Europe during the 70's. Plus he'll perform live. 

Tonight, enjoy special songwriting guest Suzanne Kramer aka just Suzanne. Hear some acoustic originals live in studio, along with a healthy, steady, yet extremely sundry mix of local songhatchin' talent, umkay?

KRCB's North Bay Songwriters Radio Show airs every first & third Thursday. Hosted by local songwriter, Jon Gonzales / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Canadian singer/composer Loreena McKennitt. In a career spanning three decades, Loreena’s “eclectic Celtic” music has won critical acclaim worldwide and gold, platinum and multi-platinum status in fifteen countries across four continents.

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On today’s Fresh Air, actor Nick Offerman.  He's co-starring in the new film Hearts Beat Loud, playing a single father who starts a band with his daughter before she heads off to college.  Offerman became well known for his role as Ron Swanson, the macho libertarian on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation, for which he received the Television Critics Association Award for individual achievement in Comedy.   He also had a part in the film The Founder, and played Karl Weathers in the FX series Fargo.  Offerman is married to actress Megan Mullally who co-stars in Will & Grace.

• California has the highest number of LGBTQ elected officials in the country, and following last night's primary, at least ten more advance to November - or won their race outright. Three of the candidates could make history.
 

• California’s legal marijuana policies are changing. Starting today [Wednesday], businesses only need one license to sell both medical and recreational pot.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Sammy Caiola.

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Klara and Johanna Soderberg are First Aid Kit. They have a contemporary take on classic country that sounds distinctly American, though the sister duo was born and raised in Sweden. Today, we revisit a live performance from their latest album, Ruins, plus we'll hear a track that doesn't appear on the record, called "You Are The Problem Here." It was inspired by a sexual assault case they read about in the news, and host Talia Schlanger talks to them about the song and the Me Too campaign. On the next World Cafe.

This week on the Caravan we have Members Only: A Tribute to Bobby Blue Bland. Produced by Memphis musician Rodd Bland, son of the late blues icon, the tribute is held at B. B. King’s Blues Club on Beale Street during Blues Music Awards weekend. Special guests include Sugar Ray Raiford, Mike Ledbetter, Ashton Riker, Andy Duncanson, John Nemeth, and Tom Wurth.

BSC contributor Jim Spake also returns to continue his series, “Crazy About the Saxophone”, on the legendary sidemen that played rock’s original lead instrument.

It’s a special encore broadcast this week, featuring two-time Grammy Award winner and legendary singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell to the solar-powered stage at eTown Hall. Rodney joins forces with eTown host Nick Forster and the eTown house band to share music from his recent collection of recordings entitled Close Ties. Also joining us is talented Texas singer/songwriter Robert Ellis. Plus there’s a great eChievement Award story about an Illinois woman who founded an organization that provides shoes and other vital necessities to people in need around the world.

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On today’s Fresh Air, Clint Watts worked for the US Army and the FBI in counterintelligence but says he’s done some of his best work as a private citizen, on social media with a home computer and credit cards. He’s tracked jihadists and Russian actors meddling in American politics, and he testified to Congress on how to strengthen American Democracy.

His book is called Messing with the Enemy.

California Update for Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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• It’ll be Democrat Gavin Newsom against Republican John Cox this fall in the California governor’s race. It's the general election contest that both candidates wanted.

Find more local election results HERE.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Johnny Tucker started playing in the local clubs of Fresno during the early 60’s with his family band. Later, he cut his teeth as a drummer for Phillip Walker. This put Johnny on the road and he would later work with Floyd Dixon, Robert Cray, Johnny Otis, Lowell Folson, Johnny Copeland and many more.  In the late 90’s he cut a studio album with James Thomas before launching a solo career with the release of “Why You Lookin’ at Me” some years later.

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On today’s Fresh Air, former White House staffer Ben Rhodes.  He was a speechwriter, and deputy national security adviser to President Obama. He’s written a memoir about his eight years in the White House called The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House. He talks about some intense moments with the President including the response to the Arab Spring and the controversy surrounding the Bengazi attack. He also talks about the 2016 election and President Obama’s reaction to Donald Trump’s victory.

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