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Ric on the Radio Presents: The Scorsese Soundtrack – Thursday at 9 pm

This week, Ric on the Radio presents: The Scorsese Soundtrack. One of the most gifted filmmakers, Martin Scorsese is a master at pairing rock and roll and pop music to a scene. Film scholars agree that he is a pioneer in the art of using songs, as opposed to incidental film score, to move the story forward and create emotion. Scorsese's use of diverse styles (rock, pop, jazz, R&B, punk, swing, etc) has influenced many who have followed him, including Quentin Tarrantino, the Farrelly...

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President Trump speaks to the National Rifle Association today as gun owners give mixed reviews of the administration's record on the Second Amendment.

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China is hosting world leaders this week to promote its Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious plan to build bridges, highways, railways and ports all over the world. But some projects could uproot wildlife - and even some natives. Steve Inskeep reports from Beijing on the next Morning Edition from NPR News.

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Some great live performances in and beyond New Orleans. First, from the cavernous Howlin’ Wolf club in the Warehouse District, The Meters perform a set of their bass-heavy funk blended with R&B and Mardi Gras Indian chants. Live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, Randy Newman gives his satirical take on Louisiana/American life and politics; while fiddler Doug Kershaw and accordionist Steve Riley talk about bringing Cajun music from the swamp into the mainstream and play Kershaw’s hit “Louisiana Man”— one of the first songs broadcast from the moon!

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The Cranberries tragically lost lead singer Dolores O’Riordan in 2017 during the process of recording an album. They could have abandoned the material – But after much thought, and with the blessing of the O’Riordan family, they completed their final studio album. It’s called In The End. Today, Cranberries co-founders Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler join host Stephen Kallao to talk about the new music, and celebrate the life of their former bandmate. That’s coming up, on the next World Cafe.

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The Zombies and Roxy Music were inducted into the Rock and roll Hall of fame last month. The ceremony will be shown Saturday on HBO. On the next Fresh Air, we listen back to Terry’s interviews with Colin Blunstone of The Zombies, and Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno, cofounders of Roxy Music. Join us.

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The Brick Testament / via This American Life

Stories of people struggling to follow the Ten Commandments from the book of Exodus.

This American Life is heard every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / Streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /  On-demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes App Store & Google Play!

Having just met a possible new friend, we were questioning each other about our past experiences, family members present and past, educational adventures, jobs... "So," he said, "What do you do for a living?" "I'm retired," said I. "When did you retire?" he asked. Thinking quickly and counting on my fingers, I answered, "When I was 54." " Really?" he answered, "How long ago was that?" "Oh...twenty years plus." "Really? Did you have good jobs?" "Oh, sure. Why, when I retired, I was making more money than I'd ever made before." "How much was that?" "I got up to four hundred a week.

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Joe Biden's long career in Washington has had moments that could be a potential liability for a presidential bid. How Biden's past might affect a presidential run on the next all things considered from NPR News

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Five years ago, Flint, Michigan switched its drinking water sources, triggering a lead crisis. Despite the chaos and scandal that followed, some residents are content with the city's recovery, while others are still angry. Flint, five years later on the next Morning Edition from NPR News.

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This week, Ric on the Radio presents: The Scorsese Soundtrack. One of the most gifted filmmakers, Martin Scorsese is a master at pairing rock and roll and pop music to a scene. Film scholars agree that he is a pioneer in the art of using songs, as opposed to incidental film score, to move the story forward and create emotion. Scorsese's use of diverse styles (rock, pop, jazz, R&B, punk, swing, etc) has influenced many who have followed him, including Quentin Tarrantino, the Farrelly Brothers, and the Coens.

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