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President Donald Trump is scheduled to give his first State of the Union address on January 30th, 2018, to a joint session of Congress. One year into the Trump administration, the Speaker of the House has extended the traditional invitation to the president to "take account of the progress we have made" and "lay out the work that still remains to be done." 

NPR News and KRCB-FM will air the president's speech and the Democratic Party response by Representative Joe Kennedy (MA).   

On this week's show we'll hear progressive singer/songwriters Kree Woods out of Nashville, TN and Molly Bancroft, originally from the Southlands now living in Michigan... Americana/roots with Brigitte DeMeyer and Boston area new grass band Joy Kills Sorrow... alternative singer/songwriter from Athens, GA Lera Lynn... and from Brooklyn, Emily Zuzik... then we'll finish up the hour with two classic covers - The Cowboy Junkies performing "Sweet Jane," and Patti Smith with Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". That's all coming up on the next Women In Music.

Here is who to listen for this week on World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger:
 

Monday, January 29th – Dustbowl Revival & HR2: globalFEST 2-Way  

The Dusbtowl Revival is a high-octane bluegrass meets soul, New Orleans meets Memphis conglomerate made up of 8 musicians. The Dustbowl Revival join us for a live performance, or more accurately, a big party on the next World Cafe. Plus, David Dye reports back on his favorite international musical finds from this year’s globalFEST showcase.  

 

Three San Francisco high school seniors try to make sense adulthood. We spend a year with them as they fight for their futures, in a rapidly changing city.   

Snap Judgment, storytelling with a beat.  

Listen to Snap Judgment Saturday mornings at 10:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
 

In 1912 a four-year-old boy named Bobby Dunbar went missing in a swamp in Louisiana. Eight months later, he was found in the hands of a wandering handyman in Mississippi. In 2004, Bobby Dunbar's granddaughter discovered a secret beneath the legend of her grandfather's kidnapping, a secret whose revelation would divide her own family, bring redemption to another, and become the answer to a third family's century-old prayer. 

This American Life airs every Friday at 7:00 pm, and repeats every Saturday morning at 9:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Sonoma County Clerk, William F. Rousseau, is urging residents displaced by the October 2017 wildfires to update their mailing address with the Registrar of Voters so that they receive voting materials for upcoming elections. 

“We want to help voters who may have been impacted by the wildfires understand how to update their voter registration. With thousands of voters displaced by the recent wildfires, we want to ensure that everyone who wishes to participate in the upcoming elections is given the opportunity to do so,” said William F. Rousseau, Sonoma County Clerk. 

This week, Ric presents Jethro Tull: Remixes, Outtakes, Live. Jethro Tull combined hard rock, progressive rock and British folk to create one of the most distinctive bodies of work in rock history. Most of the "classic" Tull albums (from 1968's This Was to 1978's Heavy Horses) have received the deluxe/bonus/rarities treatment. We'll delve deep into these rarely heard tracks, including outstanding remixes by Steven Wilson, of Porcupine Tree.

Hear Ric on the Radio Thursday January 25th, 9-11pm, on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Supervisors seek public input to guide recovery efforts at three upcoming workshops

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors invites community members to attend and provide input to guide post-fire recovery efforts at three upcoming public workshops. Each workshop will focus on a different topic, including Housing, Natural Resources, Economic Development, Health and Human Services, and Infrastructure. 

Topic areas will be discussed on the following dates:  

It's no use yelling "Someone call me a doctor!" because, in this particular time in our country, all I'd get would be a chorus of "O.K.! You're a doctor!" Very funny.  

Juan Carlos Quindos

Here is the music to listen for this week on World Cafe:  

Monday, January 22nd – The Dream Syndicate

Last year the Dream Syndicate released their first album since they split almost 30 years ago. We’ll talk with band leader Steve Wynn about their reunion, and their early days touring with REM and U2. The Dream Syndicate performs live on the next World Cafe.  

Tuesday, January 23rd – NEEDLE DROP: Cozy Winter Songs  

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The #MeToo movement has swept from Hollywood to Capitol Hill. The careers of powerful men ended as women spoke out against workplace harassment and assault. On this episode of Reveal, we look at what happens when the people involved aren’t celebrities or powerful. We team up with KQED, the UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program, FRONTLINE and Univision to investigate sexual violence against female janitors.

Hear REVEAL every Saturday morning at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

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This week on This American Life: A year into Trump’s presidency, stories chronicling the sometimes hard, often bad, decisions politicians from both parties are making.  

Hear This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating Saturday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Tonight on Rhythm & Roots:

Mark Nicholas presents part 2 of "I Hear Dead People," his tribute to those who passed.  In addition to musical guests like: Greg Allman, Glenn Campbell, and Barbara Cook, he'll also honor some of the funny people in the entertainment world like:  Don Rickles, Bill Dana, who played Jose Jiminez, and Dick Orkin.  Who was Dick Orkin? 

Tune in to KRCB tonight at 8PM and find out!

Local residents by the hundreds showed up at a town hall Saturday for updates on fire recovery and rebuilding. Local politicians were there, as well as representatives from FEMA, California Office of Emergency Services and the Army Corps of Engineers. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher has more. 

Sonoma County and the City of Santa Rosa run a joint website on fire recovery. Visit SonomaCountyRecovers.org for regular updates.

Here is who to listen for this week on WORLD CAFE:
 

Monday, January 15: Lizz Wright 

Soul and gospel singer Lizz Wright delivers some of the finest musicianship we've heard on the Café, as she covers songs made famous by Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Glen Campbell. Those versions appear on Wright's new covers album called Grace, and boy does she deliver on the ideals of grace for Martin Luther King Day on World Café. 

 

Tuesday, January 16: Remembering Delores O'Riordan  

New Public Service Announcement: Price Gouging Is Not Only Wrong, It's Illegal 

When: January 25, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm  
Where: Santa Rosa High School Gymnasium 
1235 Mendocino Avenue - Santa Rosa, CA 95401
 

This week on Percussion Discussion with host Jim Laveroni - the focus will be on 30's, 40's and 50's drummer Gene Krupa. Jim is celebrating Krupa's birthday a bit early, since it is January 15th. Krupa would have been 109 years old! Gene Krupa is Jim's favorite - so check him out this week. 

Listen to Percussion Discussion every Thursday night at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

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Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave leeway to federal prosecutors to enforce federal laws against cannabis. That’s even in states where medical and adult use is legal. News Director Steve Mencher spoke with Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and the county’s Cannabis Program Manager Tim Ricard about the Sessions announcement.

Listen to the unedited conversation below.  

Community meeting will be held Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. 

Federal, state, county and city leaders will all come together next week for a Recovery & Rebuilding Town Hall in Santa Rosa on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Town Hall will be an opportunity for residents to receive updated information on debris removal and what to expect during the rebuilding process in the months to come. 

Topics that will be covered at the Town Hall include:

Here is what to listen for on World Café this week:
 

Monday, January 8: The Secret Sisters  

Laura and Lydia Rogers were surprised to get signed by a major label so quickly and have the help of some of the best producers to start their career.  But after their second album as The Secret Sisters, they were dropped by their label, they had to file for bankruptcy, and they lost confidence.  What happened next?  Hear their story and some live songs from their latest album on the next World Cafe.  
 

Presentation of a Gold Resolution and Challenge Coins will be held Tuesday, January 9 at 1:30 p.m.  

Chuck Sher is a long-time host of Jazz Connections, as well as a practicing jazz bassist, and a world-renowned jazz book publisher. His library of contemporary jazz is quite extensive and he really enjoys sharing his knowledge of the music and all the gems he has collected over the years - from Bill Evans to Keith Jarret to wonderful Brazilian and Latin music, and with a special focus on the best of European jazz players.  

Hear Jazz Connections Saturday nights 7:00-11:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Gabriel Hongsdusit for Reveal

Last year saw the most destructive Atlantic hurricane season on record. As climate change pushes ocean temperatures ever higher, scientists predict storms will continue growing more severe. 

How did we get here? And what steps are we taking to ensure that rising seas and catastrophic weather don’t swallow American communities whole? This week’s episode investigates. 

Gabriel Hongsdusit for Reveal

The damage inflicted on the United States by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria will likely make the 2017 hurricane season the costliest in our history. But what is the government doing to prepare for the storms yet to come?

Reveal goes to Texas, Louisiana and Puerto Rico to investigate the government policies that let people build in harm's way, make it difficult to move them to safety and fail to accurately tally the dead.  

Hear Reveal - Saturday mornings at 8:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

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We talked with Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and the county's cannabis program manager Tim Ricard about statements made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week, which threatened prosecution under federal law of cannabis activities in California and other states that have legalized marijuana for recreational

Emerging from the economic consulting and the tech sector, Jaime B. Hansen aims to inspire and empower women through videos, speaking and speaking out; her latest book is Expanding the Conversation.   

Tommy Emmanuel 'picks' a visit to KRCB

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Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel stops by Studio A for a visit Thursday January 11th .  His professional career began in his native Australia at the age of six when he performed with his family band. His brothers taught Tommy the nuance of the instrument, and he became so proficient, his talent spread world-wide. A friendship with the great Chet Atkins led to Tommy being named one of Atkins C.G.P.'s (Certified Guitar Player), a distinction only given to five people. 

There’s a program that brings together kids from two schools. One school is public and in the country’s poorest congressional district. The other is private and costs $43,000/year. They are three miles apart. The hope is that kids connect, but some of the public school kids just can’t get over the divide. We hear what happens when you get to see the other side and it looks a lot better.

Listen to This American Life every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating Saturday morning @ 9:00 am - on KRCB-FM Radio 91! 

How Many Roads: Bob Dylan’s Back Pages Volume II In this second edition of "How Many Roads?" Bob Dylan's Back Pages, we'll rejoin the great American wordsmith by listening to his work from the last 25 years. We won't forget the historic and ancient roots of his modern sounds, from the Old Testament to the Civil Rights movement. We'll hear from collaborators and friends, Mavis Staples and Joan Baez, and from Kris Kristofferson who overheard Dylan's recording sessions while working as a custodian in Nashville.

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