You had a relationship. You cared about that person a long long time ago; years ago. But what if you got a phone call that said unless you agree to help right now, they’re in big trouble. On the next Snap Judgment, “I’m Your Man.” Snap Judgment. Cinema of sound. Do not miss it Snap Judgment - storytelling with a beat - airs every Saturday morning at 10 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Listen on the go - Download the FREE KRCB mobile App from iTunes & Google Play!

On this week's All Songs Considered we premiere new music from Aldous Harding. The artist from New Zealand made my number two album from 2017 (Party) and her latest song, "The Barrel," indicates that she'll be another year-end favorite of mine in 2019. Marissa Lorusso and Lyndsey McKenna join me as co-host for the first time together and fill out the show with some new, great unknowns, including Sweden's Westkust and an artist who goes by the name Ellis. Ellis is the musical project of Linnea Siggelkow (the name is a play on her initials, L.S.), an Ontario-based singer.

This week, we head back to the 90's with jams from Medeski, Martin and Wood, Zony Mash, we get weird with Joel Harrison and Jim Black's AlasNoAxis and we'll get to new music from Ben Lamar Gay, too. Notes from the Jazz Underground airs Saturday nights at 11:00 pm on KRCB-FM / streaming @ / Download the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play!

The famous words: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war no more” are attributed to Isaiah in 700 B.C. Abolition of war. An age-old dream? Idealistic? Yes. But as the planet moves closer to destruction, we must abolish war. War and the threat of war. It’s an old story. Populations are subjected to propaganda. Fear is manufactured. We deploy our troops to fight around the world.

Women are coming together to heal in community, with hands in the soil, in one of the most broken places on the planet, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Playwright and feminist Eve Ensler’s life-and-death struggle with cancer transformed her. At the heart of it was her reconnection with nature. She expanded her work to end violence against women and girls to include restoring nature and our relationship with nature. With master permaculturist Brock Dolman, she tells the hopeful story of the Congo’s V-Day Farm.

Nik Sharma, author of “Season,” gives Milk Street a lesson in cooking with spices. Plus, we investigate the unknown culinary history of France; we make a magic pudding cake; give tips for whipping egg whites; and Adam Gopnik asks whether DNA diets are fact or fiction.

Milk Street Radio can be heard Sunday nights at 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM. / streaming @ / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

The field of Democratic presidential hopefuls is growing, and the issue of health care is the first place they’ll try to separate themselves. But questions about specific changes are often difficult to answer on the next Morning Edition. Morning Edition from NPR News airs weekday mornings from 6:00 am - 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play!

We’re taking a trip to Tinseltown to explore the music that brings movies to life. We’ll hear from trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, who worked on soundtracks for almost all of Spike Lee’s films, including 2018’s Oscar-nominated BlacKkKlansman. Then, we delve into the life and music of pianist Don Shirley in Green Book, and revisit a jaunty conversation with the Coen Brothers about the songs featured in their offbeat films, such as The Big Lebowski, True Grit, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? Plus, music from Pulp Fiction, Cadillac Records, The Big Easy, and Baby Driver.

Fantastic Negrito won NPR Music’s first Tiny Desk Contest and followed up with a Grammy win in 2016. It's especially impressive considering where he was 17 years earlier – He had a million-dollar record deal, then got dropped after a car accident left him in a three-week coma and nearly destroyed his guitar-playing hand. Fantastic Negrito joins host Talia Schlanger today to tell the story of how he returned to music, his upbringing in a religious Muslim family, and running away from home at age 12. Plus, a live performance from the new album, Please Don't Be Dead.

On the next Fresh Air, we hear from two Oscar nominees: Rami Malek who’s nominated for his performance as Freddy Mercury, in Bohemian Rhapsody; and Adam McKay, nominated for best director and original screenplay for his film Vice. Both films have also been nominated for best picture. Join us. Fresh Air can be heard weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM (and again at 12:00 am Tuesday through Friday)! / streaming @ / Download the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.


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91.1 FM Broadcast Signal Disrupted By Recent Storm (Update)

The winter storm that hit Sonoma County January 16th caused some flooding and road closures. Strong winds also toppled trees, taking out power lines, and leaving some homes and businesses in the dark. Unfortunately, our transmitter site near Geyserville suffered severe damage from the strong winds, taking down the antenna and its support structure as well as the transmission cable connecting the antenna to the transmitter. This means our 91.1 FM broadcast signal is temporarily off the air....

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