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KRCB Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:23:43 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev ( KRCB bud 200 2Prayers 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 year, over 10,000 Tibetan monks, nuns and lay pilgrims travel here from all across the Himalayan region to pray for world peace and affirm their heritage in the face of overwhelming challenge and loss. The film chronicles the story of the World Peace Ceremony founded by Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche in 1989, an annual event that has united the Tibetan Nyingma community, the most ancient of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Here at the ceremony, Tarthang Tulku has led one of the world's largest efforts to preserve the Tibetan culture through his monumental offerings of Tibetan sacred texts and art. And through their unceasing prayers for peace at the very source of their spiritual tradition, the Tibetans have helped revitalize a long dormant place of worship and reinvigorated their culture in the most critical time of their history. This is the story of a sacred place, an exiled people and a Tibetan lama's immense efforts to restore Tibetan culture. Prayers of the Ancient Ones is a majestic testament to the beauty and power of working from one's highest aspirations for the benefit of all beings.

Sunday, August 24 at 10:30 pm

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:58:05 GMT
KRCB poirot 200 2David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in two new mysteries, “The Big Four” and “Dead Man’s Folly,” based on the novels by Agatha Christie.  “The Big Four” plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon.

Sunday, August 24 at 8 pm.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:04:50 GMT
KRCB bigband 200 2Peter Marshall hosts this celebration of big bands of the 1930s and '40s. Included: Glenn Miller, Harry James, Benny Goodman and Cab Calloway, as well as singers Helen O'Connell and Bob Eberly (Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra), the Pied Pipers (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra) and Frank Sinatra (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra).

Tuesday, August 19 at 8 pm. 

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 01:04:06 GMT

Governor Jerry Brown signed fracking regulations into law last year. Another bill that would impose a moratorium on fracking is being considered now in the legislature.



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  The power of social media and the Internet can be a remarkable thing. One current example is a local woman—someone well-known to KRCB listeners—who has used the


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Popcorn and winter squash growing at Quarter Acre Farm
Credit courtesy Quarter Acre Farm.

Spring is bug season. Andrea Davis-Cetina sees plenty as she walks through Quarter Acre Farm. She's


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Members of California’s Legislative Women’s Caucus are proposing at least $625 million in this year’s budget for early childhood development. The Caucus wants to restore more than 100,000 early


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Van Philips, working out with the prosthetic foot he invented
Credit Daria Price

  It’s more important for an artificial foot to work like the limb it is replacing that


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Matthew Meissner is homeless and a veteran. Those like Meissner may be able to get assistance under Prop. 41.

  A California ballot measure before voters next month


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  Technological advances are rapidly changing the capabilities of artificial arms, legs, hands and feet. But their cost is growing even faster than the need for them.


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