Sonoma County

This week Ric presents "Deep FM Cuts", a throwback to the days before demographics and playlists (which basically whittled the thousands of songs available to DJs down to about one hundred). Deep album cuts from classic rockers like AC/DC, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Thin Lizzy, Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, Queen, Yes and more! 

Singer/songwriter and musical powerhouse Aoife O’Donovan makes a return visit to eTown’s solar-powered stage this week.  At a young age, she has already recorded, collaborated, toured and performed with a list of musical A-listers too long to name, and we’re happy to have her back with us to share some of her latest inspirations.  Santa Cruz-based artist Marty O’Reilly and his ‘Old Soul Orchestra’ also stop in to share their one-of-a-kind sound, plus a great eChievement Award story about a California woman with a creative idea to keep waste out of the landfill.

NOTE: KALEIDOSCOPE has moved to a new day and time! Kaleidoscope is now heard on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month! Take note!    

From rock to blues, jazz to worldbeat, Kaleidoscope is a free-form radio expression session featuring several genres of music during one program or similar styles for a whole program. If a historic music event happened on the date of the show, you might just hear a retrospective on the event or artist.

Join me every second and fourth Monday from 7-10PM on KRCB-FM - Radio 91, for our exploration of the Newtopian Dream. I'm rt newt, your host, guide and fellow traveler, and together we'll search for new musical territory. Just like world travelers, we'll be sharing favorite territories, looking for new and exotic experiences and learning about some of the backgroound, history and connections among our various destinations. Blues, jazz, folk, rock, world and sometimes classical music and even some spoken word. Music on a whim and with inspiration: The Newtopian Dream.

Music marks the landmarks that span our landscapes and is its own bridge across time and place. Cross all forms of bridges this week.

Listen to The Thistle and Shamrock every Saturday at 11:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!  

Library of Congress

To be, or not to be a pirate? This week, that is the question. Hold fast, mateys! We have stories about both historical and modern-day swashbucklers who loot, pillage, and question their choices.  

Listen to This American Life Fridays at 7:00 pm, repeating Saturday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Rounder Records artist Sierra Hull stops by Studio A at KRCB-FM Radio 91 Friday, May 5th in the 2 o'clock hour, to chat with Brian about her show at Sweetwater Music Hall & Cafe in Mill Valley. The show is Friday night at 8:00 pm. Her album WEIGHTED MIND, produced by Bela Fleck is available now on Rounder Records.   

Travianna Records recording artist Pi Jacobs will be stopping by Studio A, Friday morning May 5th at 10:30 am. She will chat with Brian about her new album A LITTLE BLUE, and her show at Redwood Cafe in Cotati on Saturday at 8:30 pm. Maybe she'll even share a song or two with us!

Band of Ruhks, Claire Lynch Band, Bumper Jacksons, Otis Gibbs and The ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band on Mountain Stage this week!

Listen to Mountain Stage with host Larry Groce every Saturday at 12-noon on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

This week, David Leite analyzes himself, plus reporter Linni Kral of the Atlantic explains naturally lactose-free milk, Dr. Aaron Carroll explains why Meals on Wheels works, and our recipe for grown-up chocolate chip cookies.  

 Recipe  
 Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies  

Tune in Thursday night, May 4th at 9:00 pm, for North Bay Songwriters hosted by Jon Gonzales. This "locals only" segment showcases songs from our very own songwriters in the North Bay, including in-studio interviews with performing artists around the county, listings of live local shows, and a vast range of homegrown music.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

On their sophomore album Pageant, queer punk duo PWR BTTM explode with glitter, grit and a powerful message of inclusion that extends way beyond their roots in the LGBTQ community. Also, on a special Nashville Session, Ann Powers welcomes Ruby Amanfu.  

Listen to World Cafe weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!  

Boosting Gas Tax Not a Long-Term Road Repair Fix

May 3, 2017

In California, efforts to boost funding for road repairs are at odds with the concurrent goal of expanding electric vehicle usage. So how can these two needs co-exist?

It’s a family affair this week in eTown, as mother-and-son folk duo Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear pull up a couple of stools and share their intimate and soulful brand of acoustic music for the listening audience. Also with us is Canadian-born / Nashville-based singer/songwriter Lindi Ortega. After extensive touring as a backup singer for The Killers’ Brandon Flowers, Lindi decided to step to front of the stage, where quickly her music has already been nominated for two Juno Awards and two Canadian Country Music Awards.

Shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Kōhō Lee and Elliot Kallen will be stopping by Studio A at KRCB-FM Radio 91 to visit with Doug Jayne at 1:00 pm, and talk about their upcoming show "Bells Ringing in an Empty Sky." The show is presented by the Sonoma County Matsuri Festival, and happens Saturday May 6th, 7:00 pm, at The Church of One Tree

County Libraries Resume Monday Hours

Apr 29, 2017

Sonoma County voters gave strong support last November to a sales tax increase to boost funding for local libraries. As of  May 1, the first benefits from Measure Y will take effect.

To begin preparing for their new budget realities, Library Director Brett Lean consulted with the State Board of Equalization, which monitors the flow of tax revenues. But Lear says it’s difficult right now to look much beyond the new fiscal year that begins in July.

Mary J. Blige made a career out of bearing her soul. It's why fans fell in love with her 25 years ago and still remain loyal today. She has a new album out called "Strength of a Woman"... It explores the pain of her recent divorce, and the strength she found in spite of it.  
 

Also: President Trump's plan to overhaul the tax code on Thursday's Morning Edition beginning at 6:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91  

Legendary country singer Jessi Colter has had an interesting life as a successful recording artist and wife to Waylon Jennings, all of which she recounts in her book, An Outlaw and a Lady. Also, a special Latin Roots segment featuring Rahsaan.

Thursday, April 27, 2017  
Legendary country singer Jessi Colter has had an interesting life as a successful recording artist and wife to Waylon Jennings, all of which she recounts in her book, An Outlaw and a Lady. Also, a special Latin Roots segment featuring Rahsaan.  

 

Friday, April 28, 2017
On her ninth studio album, Be Myself, Sheryl Crow revisits the sounds that made her an icon of ‘90s pop.  

 

This week on Climate One:

Who are the people bankrolling our political system? New Yorker writer Jane Mayer takes us behind the scenes and exposes the powerful group of individuals who are shaping our country.  

In her latest book, Dark Money: the Hidden History Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Mayer traces the billions of dollars spent by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys and uncovers their influences on policies related to climate change, the economy and more.  

Seeking Consensus on Composting

Apr 25, 2017

Sonoma County has been without a local composting operation for a year and a half. And it will be at least twice that long before a new one can get started. But the process is inching forward.

 When commercial composting was introduced in Sonoma County, roughly 20 years ago, by Sonoma Compost, the pioneering local operation was widely studied and imitated, recalls Patrick Carter, Executive Director of the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency.

This week on eTown: Noam Pikelny / The Lee Boys / Jonathan Rose (10:00 pm, Wednesday April 26)
 

British multi-disciplinarian Kate Tempest has tried her hand at everything from rap to poetry to playwriting. Let Them Eat Chaos, a hip hop concept album, is her latest project.  

Kate Tempest is an English poet, spoken-word artist and playwright. In 2013 she won the Ted Hughes Award for her work Brand New Ancients. In 2015-16, she was a visiting fellow in the Department of English at University College London.  

Listen to World Cafe weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

"Something Completely Roche-Like" - this week on Something Completely Different 

Date & Time: April 25, 7-9 PM  

Location:  KRCB-FM (91.1, 90.9; on line @ KRCB.org; w/app @iTunes store and Google Play; and Comcast 961 all over the Bay Area)
 

  

Friday at noon on American Routes: Bob Dylan's songs are part of American consciousness, with sources and symbols drawing from old-time country and folk, blues and ballads, ancient and modern poetry, the beauties and absurdities of life, love and loss. His contributions to the big river of songs have grown and been recognized worldwide. The young man from Hibbing, Minnesota, is now an elder... a Nobel Laureate; but his listeners didn't need that or any such weathervane to prize Bob Dylan.

Cannabis Industry Trade Show Hits Santa Rosa

Apr 20, 2017
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

Yet another indication that the cannabis industry is already large and diverse in and around Santa Rosa:  a business-oriented trade shows now underway at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.

Join KRCB, KQED, NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company for a celebration of the Tiny Desk Contest community in Petaluma! This event will feature a live performance by 2017 Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and the Bangas, as well as some of our favorite local artists who entered the Contest this year:

Royal Jelly Jive 

Diana Gameros

Black Sheep Brass Band

This week on Milk Street Radio, Yasmin Khan gives us a closer look at Iranian food and her personal journey with it. We'll also offer our recipe for quick pork tapas and a tip for cooking pasta in its sauce. Dr. Aaron Carroll explores the truth about peanut allergies, Lior Lev Sercarz takes us inside the world of spices and, as always, Christopher Kimball and Sara Moulton take your calls.

This week on Mountain Stage - it's a "Special Memorial Edition" featuring Buckwheat Zydeco, Mose Allison, Warren Zevon, Allen Toussaint, Odetta and more.  
 Performances in this week's program include:  

- Mose Allison - Buckwheat Zydeco 
- Allen Toussaint 
- Guy Clark  
- Odetta 
- John Hartford  
- Warren Zevon 
- Suzzy and Maggie Roche/John Trudell/Alex Chilton  
- Bill Monroe/Doc Watson/Jean Ritchie/Ralph Stanley  
- David Morris/Hazel Dickens

Your Average Abalone is an underwater adventure diving into the musical currents of folk, bluegrass, alternative country, singer songwriter, Americana and more.  Johnny has hosted Your Average Abalone since KRCB first began broadcasting in 1994.  

Be Sure to listen to Your Average Abalone - 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:00 pm - on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

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