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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!

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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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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.

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.

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We remember feminist author and the first female president of Smith College, Jill Ker Conway.  She died Friday at the age of 83.  She was raised on a remote sheep farm in Australia, where her first schooling was through correspondence.  She wrote three acclaimed memoirs.

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

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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.

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 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!  

On the next Fresh Air, Terry talks with actor Ethan Hawke and director Paul Schrader.  Their new film First Reformed is about a Protestant minister in turmoil.  Schrader tells us why it was time for him to write a spiritual film.  It's been compared to Schrader's Taxi Driver.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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This week we’ve got new music from Laura Veirs, Mipso, and Old Crow Medicine Show, plus we’re excited to announce details on a new Americana and Roots music festival happening this September in England, The Long Road Festival in Leicestershire.

HearThe Bluegrass Situation Radio Hour every Monday 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!  

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We usually get wiser with age, but that doesn't mean we have to grow up to wise up. This hour, TED speakers explore what it means to find wisdom at every stage of life.

Catch the TED Radio Hour Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ radio.krcb.org / Comcast channel 961 throughout the Bay Area / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

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.

Neuroanatomist Dr. James Fallon studies the most dangerous kind of person: the psychopath. His job is to get up close and personal with the mind of the psychopath so that we can better understand what makes them tick. He treats their brains with the cold calculation of a scientist at work. But in the process, things get mighty personal.

That story and others this week.

We hit up Preservation Hall in the French Quarter for a potent dose of trad jazz, as bandleader and fourth-generation Creole musician Charlie Gabriel tells of his Caribbean roots, jazz funerals, and New Orleans’ hybrid rhythms. Then we head to the Lonestar state to hear the reworking of jazz into Texas swing, as played by the Quebe Sisters. The fiddling siblings tell of their sheltered upbringing outside Ft. Worth and their fiery baptism into western swing.

This week we’re joined on the air by the  Nashville, TN-based bluegrass band The Travelin’ McCourys. As the sons of the legendary Del McCoury, Ronnie and Rob McCoury continue their father’s legacy of stellar bluegrass music (along with fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram). We’re also visited by Gospel, soul, and R&B vocalist Liz Vice who’s been making quite a name for herself around the country. We’ll round things out with an eChievement Award story about a woman bringing sustainable support to those suffering from the war in Syria.

Johnny Rawls released his latest studio effort for Cat Food Records called "Waiting for the Train." Rawls is a Southern Mississippi soul-blues legend who cut his teeth with ZZ Hill, and Joe Tex before becoming O.V. Wright’s band leader. After O.V.’s death he led Little Johnny Taylor’s band before launching a solo career and scoring several hit records, Red Cadillac and Lucy (Get Juicy).

This week on Ric on the Radio: Bob Dylan, pt 4, with special guest, Dr. Rick Flinders. Our fourth and final installment on the life and music of Bob Dylan. Dr. Flinders and I will examine Dylan's later output, from Time Out of Mind (1997) to the present. We will discuss Dylan's Nobel Prize and his fascination with Frank Sinatra. This date just happens to be Dylan's birthday! Thurs May 24, 9-11pm.

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