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Prayers of the Ancient Ones

Prayers of the Ancient Ones takes us on a journey to Bodh Gaya, India, the holiest site of Buddhism where the Buddha is regarded to have attained supreme enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Each…

Music News

Latin Roots: 'Mystical South America'

Today's episode of World Cafe's Latin Roots is an unusual one, in which writer and radio personality Catalina Maria Johnson explores what she calls "Mystical South America." Johnson says she first heard the music through visual arts, and describes it as an "ecological, Indian, spiritual, organic movement" that has excited electronic musicians in Argentina.

North Bay Report

Insect Pests Thriving Thanks to Climate Change

The effects of gradual climate change can be both large and small.


North Bay Report

Aug 20

Tastes and Tips at the Fermentation Festival

Fermentation is an essential part of the brewing of beer and other alcoholic beverages, but that process is also involved in the making of a wide variety of foods.
Aug 20

Risk of Ebola "Extremely Low" in California, Officials Say

ALSO: The California Senate passes a bill encouraging the UC and CSU to establish computer science courses that would meet the mathematics requirement for college admission.
Aug 20

Sleep and Memory

Your brain relies on a good night’s sleep to properly code and store a day’s worth of memories.
Aug 19

Study: California Water Allocations Exceeds Supply

ALSO: The California Senate has approved a bill that would prohibit school districts from expelling students for acts of “willful defiance.
Aug 19

The Impactful History of Novato's Asteroid Fragments

The small meteor fragments that burned across the North Bay night sky 22 months ago apparently originated in the huge planetary collision in which our moon was formed, some four and a half billion…

Music News

Aug 20

Meshell Ndegeocello On World Cafe

Meshell Ndegeocello broke through with her hit song "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)" in the '90s, then turned to more brooding and eclectic fare with her 1999 album Bitter. Her…
Aug 20

Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr.

For decades, John Blake Jr. created a rare role for the violin within the jazz of his eras. A versatile player, he worked memorably with Archie Shepp, Grover Washington Jr., and McCoy Tyner. He…
Aug 20

The Thistle & Shamrock: A Broader Canvas

Follow the Celtic music trail to Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, Wales and Brittany.Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit
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The Bootleg Honeys

 The Bootleg Honeys are a homegrown Sonoma County Trio. Singer-Songwriters Alison Harris, Hannah Jern-Miller, and Katie Phillips perform original material and classic Americana covers with delicious three more...

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