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Choctaw Code Talkers

Monday, November 24 at 9:00pm. The empowering chronicle of Choctaw Soldiers as the original Code Talkers during World War I, a story which has been buried in history for nearly a hundred years. With…

Music News

Bobby Charles On World Cafe

As a teenager in Abbeville, La., Robert Charles Guidry — better known as Bobby Charles — wrote songs that would become classics for Bill Haley and Fats Domino: "See You Later, Alligator" and "Walking To New Orleans," respectively.

North Bay Report

Singing to Save Bodega Head--Then and Now

Fifty years ago, when local citizens rose up to oppose plans for a nuclear power plant at Bodega Bay, music was an important part of the protests.
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Nov 19

UC Tuition Increase Proposal Moves Forward

• California is on firm budget ground according to the state’s Legislative Analyst Office.
Nov 19

County Landfill Prepapres for Composting Move

When composting operations were added to the Sonoma County Landfill, on Meacham Road west of Cotati, the location was going to be temporary.
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Nov 18

What Proposition 1 Will Mean for Sonoma County

Dry years have wreaked havoc on California’s agriculture and wildlife.
Nov 18

A Little Paper with a Big Archive

Back in 1974, the little west Marin town of Bolinas started its own community newspaper, The Bolinas Hearsay News.

Music News

Nov 19

Walking Through Bad City In The First 'Iranian Vampire Western'

In a recent essay for Wired about Pulp Fiction, Ana Lily Amirpour put forward an outsider's dichotomy for judging films. "Movies trying to be popular, those aren't the real heroes," she wrote. "The…
Nov 19

The Lost Bayou Ramblers On World Cafe

Brothers Louis and Andre Michot formed the Cajun band The Lost Bayou Ramblers a decade and a half ago. The Grammy-nominated group plays a revved-up version of Cajun music, shot through with punk…
Nov 19

Latin Roots: Essential Latin Accordion Music

The accordion provides the point of connection for World Cafe's special Latin Roots edition of Sense Of Place: Lafayette. Diego Martin Perez, host of the radio show La Vellonera on KRVS, plays a few…
Nov 19

KCRW Presents: Jenny Lewis

Watch Jenny Lewis' full Morning Becomes Eclectic session at 2014 KCRW-FM. To see more, visit