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KRCB Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:29:05 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev ( KRCB twistedtales 200 2Wednesday, October 29 at 9 pm. Mysterious and macabre writings of Edgar Allan Poe form the basis for Twisted Tales of Poe, 1940s-style radio adaptations, complete with musical accompaniment and a live crew creating all of the sound effects while you watch! This one-hour program presents three of Edgar Allan Poe's tales: "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Cask of Amontillado," and "The Raven." These live radio plays, presented by The Air Command, have, over the last nine years, become favorites as viewers can listen to the audio dramas while watching the television broadcasts to see how it's all done. As has been the custom with these dramas, the actors play multiple roles and employ vintage microphones to simulate radio's Golden Age. The mysterious presence of the raven, the victim's "vulture eye," and the catacombs of Italy are created through "theatre of the mind" in the imaginations of the listening audience. It's radio you can see!

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:48:12 GMT
KRCB houdini 200 2Thursday, October 30 at 8 pm. This program tells the story of how Houdini's magic led to his involvement in seances, his untimely death, and the pact he made with his wife Bess to try to reach him in the hereafter. The film details how the Houdini seances made their way to Sonoma County in 1964 and continued every Halloween night until 2002. Viewers will see the secret locations where they were held, the people that attended, and if contact was made. This 37-year annual Halloween event celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Interviews, historical film footage and photographs tell the complete story.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:46:34 GMT
KRCB fog 200 2Thursday, October 30 at 10:30pm. Two gorgeous, locally produced short films about the magical beauty of the North Bay. The first 15-minute show, Hidden in Plain Sight: Mt. Tamalpais, profiles the guardian peak of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is considered sacred by many, Native and non-native alike. In 1950, the Army bulldozed the highest peak of Mt. Tam to build an Air Force station tasked with directing jet interceptors and short range Nike nuclear missiles against the potential threat of Russian nuclear bombers. By 1980 the base was obsolete and summarily closed. The military literally walked away from dozens of structures, leaving behind a huge toxic mess on the mountain—asbestos, fencing, foundations, and infrastructure. Through the use of historical footage, interviews and exquisite cinematography, this film explores the history of the West Peak of Mt. Tamalpais and how local citizens have been fighting to restore their mountain to a natural state. 

Next, get ready for the Full Moon, Pacific Blanket, a lush paean to fog by photographer and videographer Gary Yost. The Bay Area is famous for its dense fog, and when you're in it, the fog is cold and grey. But there's another side to the fog and the only way to see what happens when it blankets the San Francisco Bay Area at night is to be above it. Because Mt. Tam is closed to everyone but rangers and fire lookout volunteers after sunset, very few people have ever seen the majestically mysterious vapors of the Pacific ocean as it flows in to completely cover the Bay. The footage for this film was shot during a supermoon in August of this year, when the top of the fog and the slopes of Mt. Tam were fully illuminated by silvery-blue light. A gorgeous, eerily hypnotic short film that reveals the majesty and grandeur of a weather phenomenon we take for granted. You'll never look at fog the same way again. (Repeats 11/03/14 at 7:30pm)

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:06:23 GMT