Mark Prell

Weekday Morning and Afternoon Radio Host


Mark Prell began his broadcast career at KRCB FM Radio 91 in 2008 as a volunteer, hosting Saturday mornings. He eventually took over as weekday Afternoon host, later taking on the duties of weekday Morning host as well. Mark continues to host the weekday Morning and Afternoon drive times, and has a lot of fun doing it. 

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Lucie Silvas spent a decade trying to navigate the music industry on her own in the UK. But it wasn’t until she moved to Nashville that she found her musical community, and her life changed forever. There, she met her collaborators and friends, including Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, and her husband, John Osborne, of the country duo Brothers Osborne. Fresh off a tour with Anderson East, Lucie joins host Talia Schlanger today to tell her story, and how it influenced her latest album E.G.O. And we’ll hear some of her new music, performed live in the studio. On the next World Cafe.

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John Mulaney used to write for Saturday Night Live and returned twice in the past year to host the show.  He also does the voice of Andrew in the animated series "Big Mouth" about adolescence and puberty.   His comedy special Kid Gorgeous at Radio City is streaming now on Netflix Join us.

The Mueller Report is complete. How much of it will the public see? What we know about the report, and what it may mean for President Trump on the next All Things Considered, from NPR News.

All Things Considered from NPR News airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

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Performances by Leftover Salmon, The Jeremiahs, Fred Eaglesmith w/ Tif Ginn, Lovers Leap, Mark Cline Bates, and WV Six

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce can be heard every Monday night at 10:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ / Download our free KRCB Mobile App for your iOS or Android device from the App Store & Google Play!

How extremists use social media to amplify their message, recruit new followers, and incite violence.  Terry talks with J.M. BERGER, who has studied and written about ISIS, and white nationalists movements in the U.S. and abroad.  He is the author of the book Extremism. Join us for the next Fresh Air.

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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Thirty years ago, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, had a massive hit with the song “What I Am” from their debut record. After a second album together, Edie stepped away from the band and touring to raise a family with her husband, Paul Simon. She joins host Talia Schlanger today to explain how she knew what she wanted her life’s path to be, including the band’s recent return with the new album, Rocket. And we’ll hear some of the new tracks and the stories behind them. On the next World Cafe.

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On the next Morning Edition, if you ever dream of catching up on lost sleep - there's research that says there's a way. Also, Jordan Peele tracks down the composer for his new horror film, 'Us'. What surprises will your morning hold? Find out on the next Morning Edition from NPR News.

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!

On the next Snap, "Can't Hold Me Down." The world has a natural order that we all abide...except when we don't.

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We've returned from our weeklong grind through the South by Southwest music festival happy, though a little dazed, with ringing ears, and a whole bunch of incredible discoveries. On this All Songs Considered we run through some of the most memorable music and performances, from the shredded noise rock of Rev Rev Rev and thundering soul of Yola Carter to the Afro-Cuban grooves of Cimafunk and the remarkable voice of Tamino.

This week, Paul drops the "F" bomb. FUSION! Music from Mahavishnu Orchestra, Weather Report, Frank Zappa, The Tony Williams Lifetime, Dixie Dregs, The Brecker Brothers and more!

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!

This week, Mouthful previews the upcoming Bitters Battle, taking place next week at Young and Yonder Spirits in Healdsburg. The battle is a cocktail competition using bitters from local producers, including Bitter Girl Bitters, who will join in the on-air fun, along with Young and Yonder founders. It's cocktail time on Mouthful, Smart Talk About Food, Wine & Farming with host Michele Anna Jordan on KRCB FM Radio 91.


For decades Palestine and Palestinians were associated with terror and terrorism. In political discourse and popular culture Palestinians were often typecast as blood thirsty killers. As the great Palestinian-American scholar Edward Said once ruefully observed, “Palestine is a thankless cause, one in which if you truly serve, you get nothing back but opprobrium, abuse, and ostracism. How many friends avoid the subject? How many colleagues want none of Palestine's controversy?

Chris Elliott, who investigated the horse meat scandal in the United Kingdom, talks about fake oregano, cardboard in parmesan and the multibillion-dollar business of food fraud. Plus, we investigate the curious case of "Q" (a Taiwanese obsession with chewiness); we travel to Milan for risotto; we uncover clever culinary uses for yogurt; and Dr. Aaron Carroll asks whether cow's milk is nature's most nearly perfect food.

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A man in 1717 has a midlife crisis, and decides he's going to leave his family and go be a pirate. He builds himself a ship, sets sail, makes friends with Blackbeard, plunders many ships, and then you might say he gets a little too successful at piracy. That guy's story — all true — this week on This American Life.

Texas Piano Man is the latest release from Robert Ellis. Although an accomplished guitarist, Ellis opted to write this new album entirely on piano. The record features meditations on parenthood, dissolving romantic relationships and the cultural taboo that cigarette smoking has become. We’ll hear music from that release as well as songs from Let’s Go Eat the Factory, the 2012 reunion release from Guided By Voices. We'll remember guitar legend Dick Dale, who passed on March 16 at the age of 81.

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Democratic Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger won in a previously conservative district. So, she’s sometimes out of step with her more progressive colleagues. How she's being pressured by some House Democrats to embrace the party's agenda on the next Morning Edition from NPR News. 

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!

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We hit the open road to hear tales of adventure and woe from honky-tonkers and hobos, train-hoppers and busking bohemians. En route we talk with Washington folk singer Brandi Carlile, who dropped out of high school to cut it as a touring musician, and New Orleans' Meschiya Lake, about her journey from circus performer to jazz chanteuse. Driving on in search of mythic America, we hear the voices of its discontents: Woody Guthrie, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Wilco and Pops Staples.


For the recording of her new album, Scenery, Emily King wanted to change up her own scenery a bit with a new location. That location? A freezing cold garage in upstate New York. She made it through with a space heater and a warm hat, and today she joins host Talia Schlanger to share about that experience, her idol Tom Petty, and how she navigated the music scene in her early days opening for Maroon 5 and Ludacris. Plus, Emily performs a live set of her new songs, on the next World Cafe.

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On the next Fresh Air, Dick Dale, the guitarist known for creating the surf sound of the ’60s, died on Saturday at the age of 81.  On the next Fresh Air – we feature our interview with him.  And, we’ll hear our interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin who also died last week. He was 91.  Join us.

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Songwriter Laila Ewing sings and chats live in-studio on this week’s KRCB's North Bay Songwriters Radio Show. Aside from the live in-studio fun, you'll get plenty of North Bay artistry including newly-released goodness from Alison Harris and Manzanita Falls. It's on. Seriously.

Fifty years ago, a multi-racial coalition of students shut down the campus of San Francisco State College to demand ethnic studies courses. The story, and the impact on the next All Things Considered from NPR News.

All Things Considered from NPR News airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!

Writer Andrew Delbanco's latest book examines the history of slavery and its role in sparking the Civil War. He says that many Northern citizens saw slavery as a Southern issue, but the Fugitive Slave Act was just one way citizens in non-slave states became complicit. How Americans have dealt with the institution of slavery throughout history on the next Morning Edition.

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Andrew Bird’s last album, Are You Serious, was very inward-looking, inspired by pivotal moments in his personal life. And now, his new album called My Finest Work Yet, zooms way out on humanity across history. Always inventive, Andrew has songs about Greek mythology, from Sisyphus to the Olympians, and one inspired by the Spanish Civil War. He joins host Talia Schlanger today to share about his passion for history from an early age, and of course, his signature whistling. And, we’ll get a sneak-peak of some unreleased songs from the record, which comes out tomorrow.

Donald Trump Jr. says in a way, Brexit and his father’s election are one and the same.  Terry will talk about the comparison with British journalist Ed Caesar.  His article in The New Yorker is about the man who funded the most extreme end of the Vote Leave campaign, and the question of whether he did with Russian assistance. Join us.

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This week on Beale Street Caravan we feature Gospel stars, The McCrary Sisters. Their father, Sam McCrary, was a minister and founder of Gospel legends, The Fairfield Four. We’ll hear them in a performance captured at the Levitt Shell in Midtown Memphis and, later in the program, we sit down and catch up with the Sisters.

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This week features an impressive line-up of bluegrass impresarios. The legendary band Hot Rize (whose members include Pete Wernick, Tim O’Brien, Bryan Sutton and eTown’s own Nick Forster) celebrates its 40th anniversary with special guests and bluegrass heavy hitters Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan and Jerry Douglas. Grounded in the bluegrass traditions of artists like Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers, the members of Hot Rize have forged a path and a sound all their own since forming back in 1978.

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After a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent, citizens were angry that their government allowed it to happen. The mayor of that town wants to make sure all voices are heard at city council meetings. So, she is refusing to enforce civility rules that she says curb honest debate. How Charlottesville is redefining civility on the next Morning Edition from NPR News.

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Bonjay Ian Swain is a DJ/urban economist. Alanna Stuart is a singer whose mom welcomed foster children from around the world when she was growing up. Together they are Bonjay, and the love they have of different cities and different people led to an eclectic R&B debut album unlike anything we’ve heard at World Cafe.

World Cafe airs weekdays at 2:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @  / Listen live on-the-go with the FREE KRCB Mobile App from the App Store & Google Play.

Heidi Schreck talks with Terry about writing and performing her show What the Constitution Means to Me – which is about to open on Broadway. It’s about when she was a teenager, debating the constitution in competitions sponsored by the American Legion—and her later realization that the constitution failed to protect four generations of women in her family. Join us for the next Fresh Air.


Rehab can offer a ray of hope to opioid addicts. But a Mother Jones investigation uncovers a dark side. How patient brokers make money off of addicts on the next All Things Considered from NPR News.

All Things Considered from NPR News airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 /  streaming @ / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play!