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The House could vote on TWO immigration bills, but neither one appears likely to pass.

Republicans are split and Democrats are angry over family separation. What's next for immigration legislation on the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

California Update for Thursday, June 21, 2018

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• A push for California to establish its own “net neutrality” doctrine, after the Trump administration rescinded federal rules, has technically advanced in the state Legislature. But the bill’s author says his proposal has been “eviscerated."

• The hostile takeover of the net neutrality bill isn’t the first time the California Legislature has obliterated a measure without an author’s consent. But similar power plays in recent years haven't always worked.

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Terry Gross talks with Vanity Fair writer Emily Jane Fox, who spent the past year investigating Ivanka Trump and her siblings.  Her book Born Trump:  Inside America’s First Family, includes intimate portraits of Trump’s older children, who didn’t expect their father to win the 2016 election.  

World Cafe turns it up to 11 with Derek Smalls, bassist of the seminal hard rock band Spinal Tap. Smalls is striking out on his own, with a new reflective solo record in the vein of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Leonard Cohen’s You Want it Darker. It's called Smalls Change: Meditations Upon Ageing, and features rock legends like David Crosby and Donald Fagan. He joins host Stephen Kallao to share about the new music and the documentary that made him famous. On the next World Cafe.

Some former employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs say that they worked in a toxic office culture where it was often unsafe to call out wrongdoing. A bill passed into law last year was supposed to change all that, creating a new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, but critics say that it doesn't have enough staffing, or enforcement power, to act on it's investigations.

We have a lot in store for you this week on BSC! First, we have The Bo-Keys performing in Studio A of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. We sit down and talk with Floyd Newman, a founding member of The Memphis Horns. Then we head to the Beale Street Music Fest and catch a set from BSC perennial, Reba Russell.

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President Trump is threatening to impose tariffs on almost every Chinese product that comes into the U-S. We'll look at the impact that could have on American companies and consumers on the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

California Update for Wednesday, June 30, 2018

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• A bill that would change when California police officers may choose to use deadly force is moving forward in the state Senate, despite opposition from law enforcement.

 

• Just as the Thomas Fire—the largest wildfire to burn in the California's modern history—is fully cleaned up, state agencies are preparing for the upcoming fire season.

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

It’s an hour packed full of great songwriting and storytelling on the airwaves this week with singer/songwriter/guitarist/poet Dave Alvin and singer/songwriter/actor Jimmie Dale Gilmore. We dig deep into the songbooks of each artist, and hear some great road stories and insights into the many influences that have shaped their musical styles. Jimmie and Dave will perform both solo and together, inviting their old friend and past musical collaborator Nick Forster to join in. Find out what happens when three life-long musical friends take the stage in this week’s special episode.

On the next Fresh Air – writer Stephen McCauley will talk with Terry about his new novel My Ex Life. It’s a comedy about a couple whose marriage ended 30 years ago when the husband came out of the closet. They pick up their friendship as her marriage crumbles and his boyfriend has left him. Join us.

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Recent polls show that a majority of voters in the U-S are against President Trump's policy of separating children from families that illegally cross the border seeking asylum. Although a majority of Republican voters still support it. We'll hear from pollsters who analyze whether this base of support could be enough to help Republicans keep control of Congress on the next Morning Edition.

Bettye LaVette's career has seen ups and downs – From releasing her first single at 16, to struggling with failed record deals while her peers got rich, to the renewed interest fans seem to have for Bettye now. But throughout her career, her singular voice has been a constant. Now 72 years old, she returns with Things Have Changed, an album that breathes new life and soul into twelve classic Bob Dylan songs. She joins host Talia Schlanger,

Little Walter, Bay Pauley Band, Maria Muldaur with Dr. John, David Sanborn, and Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Alter Boys. Plus new music from Mississippi Blues Child.

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 / Download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!  

Under a program begun more than a decade before Trump took office, all first-time illegal border crossers were prosecuted. It was meant to be a deterrent. But public defenders, federal judges, and an inspector general's report say it fell short.

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Remembering the legendary Eddy Clearwater (1935 – 2018). Born in Mississippi, raised in Alabama and entered the blues scene in the early 1950’s Chicago behind Magic Sam before cutting sides for his uncle, Houston Harrington on the small Atomic-H label.

California Update for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018

• After a noisy push for single-payer health care divided California Democrats last year and spawned months of hearings and discussions, the new state budget contains little to mark that debate.

 

• A voter initiative that would repeal California's rent control law, and allow cities to craft their own, more expansive rent control rules, has qualified for the November ballot.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Chris Nichols.

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.

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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.

In the immortal words of Howard Beale, the TV anchor played by Peter Finch, in the classic film Network,  “Things are bad, they’re worse than bad. I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore. Things have got to change.” If you are feeling that way you’re not alone. In facing adversity some choose to do nothing and sit on their hands, others rise to the moment and resist.

Rialto Cinemas and KRCB-FM Radio 91 present "Distant Sky - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds live in Copenhagen"  Thursday April 12th @ 7pm.  Filmed last October, the film captures the band as they wrap up their 2017 world tour.

Screening worldwide for one night only, Sebastopol's Rialto Cinemas welcomes you to experience this powerful, intimate performance the Guardian calls "Triumphant"

Listen to KRCB-FM Radio 91 for your chance to win tickets.

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California officially opened cannabis sales to all adults at the start of the new year. That’s after voters passed Proposition 64 back in November 2016. Local dispensaries are slowly getting up to speed on permits and paperwork. They’re adjusting to a new flow of customers.

And they're finding that a growing clientele consists of older folks. Some are returning to marijuana after trying it in their youth. Others are using it for the first time. Some are attracted because they can buy it for their health without needing a doctor’s note.

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Death Cafes are informal gatherings in public places where people meet to share their ideas -- and fears --about death and dying. Since the idea debuted in London 17 years ago, they have spread worldwide, and now number in the thousands. And beginning on Friday, there will be one more, this one at the Sebastopol Area Senior Center.

Bruce Robinson offers a preview.

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Be sure to tune in to KRCB-FM Radio 91, Thursday July 6th in the 10 am hour, when Kingsborough will stop by Studio A to chat with Brian on the Radio! They will talk about the release of their 2nd album 1544, maybe play a song or two, and promote their album-release concert happening Saturday night, July 8th, at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol.  Get the new album here: www.kingsboroughmusic.com.

Schoolyard Composting Project Bears Fruit

May 29, 2017
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  One good way to learn about sustainability is by practicing it. That’s what students at a Sebastopol campus are doing, through a hands-on composting project that is ten years old and going strong.

The composting project is also supported by grants from the Sebastopol Rotary Club, and gift certificates from Mary’s Pizza shack. It will continue, on a scaled-back basis, during summer school. 

New Partnership to Aid Sebastopol-Area Homeless

May 5, 2017
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For years, the aging Village Park campground and trailer park at the eastern edge of Sebastopol was a problem site, subject to flooding, poverty and other issues. Now it is poised to help answer to the city’s homelessness concerns.

As a nod to the changes at the property—which will continue to be owned by city of Sebastopol-- it will be formally renamed Park Village. West County Community Services will become a key presence there, adds Executive director, Tim Miller.

This Sunday evening at 6, Mouthful welcomes Kitty Keller of KL Foodways, importers of specialty products and producers of a delicious selection of mustards. Joining in will be Janel Healy, talking about the upcoming IPA 10k, taking place at The Barlow on April 15. Yep, it's beer, mustard, and more, on Mouthful - Smart Talk about Food, Wine, and Farming with host Michele Anna Jordan on KRCB FM Radio 91!

Join KRCB-FM tonight at 8:00 pm for a special 2-hour concert by Band of Heathens! It was recorded live in the Abbey at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, this past October, and is hosted by KRCB-FM's Brian Griffith. Band of Heathens has a new album out now called "Duende" - and you can check them out here

Mixed, Late Results in Sonoma County Elections

Nov 9, 2016

The electoral upheaval at the national level was not felt much in Sonoma County’s local races, where big money from Independent Expenditure Committees bought mixed results.

With both houses of Congress and the White House controlled by Republicans going forward, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman told KRCB Television that he and his colleagues in the Democratic minority will continue to exercise their role as the "loyal opposition," while stopping short of the disruptive tactics GOP lawmakers deployed to thwart the Obama administration.

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