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Suzanne Lang studio

Non-fiction to pulp fiction, host Suzanne M. Lang explores the world of books featuring conversations with writers, academics, and readers. We all have a story to tell. It’s A Novel Idea. 

A Novel Idea airs on the first Sunday of every month on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /Download the FREE KRCB mobile app @ iTunes & Google Play!

 
 
Thursday nights - 11:00 pm
Hosted by John Dillon, Viv Nesbitt, John DIllon
 
VivNesbit JohnDillonViv Nesbitt & John DillonArt of the Song explores universal truths common to all creative expression. We hope you’ll find useful tools and information here to help you explore your own creative process, whether it be music, writing, visual arts, or just living your life as a work of art. We all have a song to sing…

 
 
Wednesday Nights - 11:00 pm
Hosted by Pat Mitchell-Worley and Kevin Cubbins
 
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Each week, Beale Street Caravan brings the Sounds of Memphis to an international public radio audience. Live, concert performances from contemporary masters of blues, soul, and rock n roll traditions. The program is hosted by Pat Mitchell-Worley and Kevin Cubbins, with feature segments from industry insiders such as Jerry Wexler, Bob Porter, and Robert Gordon.
Hear Beale Street Caravan every Wednesday night at 11:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
 
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 8 - 10 PM
Hosted by Hillary Culhane
 
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Besides being the name of a great song by X, Beyond and Back is the title of my show on KRCB. I like to play a mix of old R&B, Soul, and soulful Country-- and the modern groups that trace their roots back to this music. I also feature a geographic set each week, focusing on a different city and its particular musical culture. Beyond and Back also includes concert information, music-related news, and tributes to the bright lights of the musical world. Want to know how many bands have recorded songs by Leadbelly? Want to hear the latest music coming out of New Orleans? Want to hear back-to-back versions of "Ring of Fire"? Then listen in to Beyond and Back-- and be sure to call with your request.
Be sure to check out Beyond & Back on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 8:00-10:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!
 
 
2nd & 4th Mondays of each month 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Hosted by Brian Elie
 
BRIAN ELIE 2Join Brian Elie, host of Brian's World, on the second, fourth and sometimes fifth Monday of each month 7:00 - 9:00 pm. He will be playing an eclectic mix of Jazz, Blues, Brazilian, Latin, R&B, Folk, Rock and Canadian Gems from his large collection of recorded music. Brian has been collecting many kinds of music since he was ten years old and has a passion for good music in many styles. He has hosted radio shows on radio stations KERG and KMUD in Humboldt County since 1981. Brian moved to Sonoma County a few years ago. It is his pleasure to share his collection with you...the listeners… right here on people powered radio - KRCB-FM Radio 91.
 
 
Sunday Nights at 7 pm
Hosted by Christopher Kimball
 
chris kimballThe wide world of food is coming to Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio. From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat. With a four-star cast of contributors including Sara Moulton (long-time public television host and cookbook author), Adam Gopnik (contributing writer for The New Yorker), Stephen Meuse (wine writer and expert), Dan Pashman (host of The Sporkful podcast) and host Christopher Kimball (founder of Cook’s Magazine, long-time public TV and Radio host, and founder of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street).
 
 
Sundays at 8 am
Hosted by Greg Dalton
 
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Climate One at The Commonwealth Club is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. It brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future.
 
 
Wednesdays 10:00 pm
Hosted by Nick and Helen Forster
 
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Celebrating 21 years of music, ideas and community!
eTown is an exciting weekly radio show that’s been on the air from coast to coast for 21 years. Unlike any other program, eTown mixes live music from top performers in a wide variety of styles with conversation and information about our communities, our environment and common sense stewardship. Every eTown show is full of great music, and the musicians get a chance to open up during interviews with host, Nick Forster. The weekly presentation of the E-chievement Award highlights hometown heroes from around the country, each one taking small steps towards solving big problems. It all comes together with the grand finale with all musicians joining together in one last song.
eTown’s mission is to educate, entertain and inspire a diverse audience, through music and conversation, to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable world.
 
 
Saturdays at 12:00 Noon
Hosted by Elena See
 
FolkAlley SmallFolk Alley host Elena See collects the best in traditional and contemporary folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics, exclusive Folk Alley in-studio and live concert recordings.
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Weekdays 4:00 pm & Repeats Monday-Thursday12:00 AM
Hosted by Terry Gross
 
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Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.
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Terry Gross hosts this multi-award-winning daily interview and features program. The veteran public radio interviewer is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Every weekday she delights intelligent and curious listeners with revelations on contemporary societal concerns.
Listen to recent stories, or whole programs here on the Fresh Air NPR page:

Fresh Air can be heard weekdays at 4:00 pm on KRCB-FM (and again at 12:00 am Tuesday through Friday)! / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the FREE KRCB Mobile App which you can download from the App Store & Google Play.

jayne dougDoug JayneAll kinds of great music from the guy who owns Santa Rosa's The Last Record Store and plays in a dozen bands. Doug also has artist interviews and live in-studio performances from local, national and international musicians and bands.


 
 
Weekday Mornings, 9AM-Noon
Hosted by Brian Griffith
brianOn top of great music to elevate the mood of your weekday mornings, Brian has artist interviews and live in-studio performances as well as hourly NPR news.
Here's what we know about Brian: Brian's musical career started many years ago not far from his current home in Petaluma. He played in bands throughout his young life performing all over Northern California. After a move to Los Angeles in the early 1980s, his focus shifted from onstage to in print. He became a music journalist writing for industry publications like HITS and BAM. This led to a chance to write and produce radio shows for some of the largest networks in the US. Being over L.A. in the mid-nineties, Brian returned to the North Bay and took a seat in front of the microphone. His easy repartee with artists shines through during KRCB's Morning Show each weekday. Recent visits include Steve Earle, Kenny Loggins, newcomer Jade Jackson, and local favorite David Luning. His love of music, both old and new, keeps the show fresh and informative. Tune in Monday thru Friday at 9 am.
 
Tuesday nights 7-9 pm
Hosted by Mary Carroll
 
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Weekdays 6 AM - 9 AM
Hosted by: Steve Inskeep, David Greene, Rachel Martin and Noel King
Local Host: Mark Prell
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Morning Edition, it’s a world of ideas tailored to fit into your busy life.Hosted by Steve Inskeep, David Greene, Rachel Martin and Noel King, Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday.

For more than three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with up-to-the-minute news, background analysis and commentary. Regularly heard on Morning Edition are familiar voices, including commentator Cokie Roberts, as well as the special series StoryCorps, the largest oral history project in American history.

Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors -- including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

 
Monday Nights at 10 pm
Hosted by Larry Groce
 
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Mouthful - Smart Talk About Food, Wine & Farming in the North Bay and Beyond

 
Sundays at 6:00pm
 
Host & Producer: Michele Anna Jordan
Engineer: Mike Young
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Michele Anna Jordan, P. O. Box 1552, Sebastopol CA 95473
Mouthful Logo NEWMouthful launched on November 2, 1995, as an exploration of the farms and foods of Sonoma County. It was based, loosely, on host Michele Anna Jordan's first book, A Cook's Tour of Sonoma. Today, Mouthful continues to focus on the remarkable natural abundance of Sonoma County and the talents of those who work our fertile land, but we branch out, too, not only to surrounding counties but to the state, the country, and beyond. Over the years, guests have included artist, writer, and filmmaker Eleanor Coppola, Chef John Ash, restaurateur Alice Waters, chef Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, chef Eric Ripert, filmmaker Les Blank and hundreds of others, including several return visits by Mouthful's first guest, Steve Garner, co-host of The Good Food Hour on KSRO-AM.
We like to think of Mouthful as a conversation around a dinner table, so pour yourself a glass of wine and join us every Sunday evening. If you can't tune in live, you can listen on demand using our free KRCB App. Although we sometimes talk about cooking, Mouthful is not a cooking show. We take the time to get to know our guests, we go beyond sound bites, and we look at food, wine, and farming in the larger context of our lives. We’re sometimes political, always passionate, sometimes serious, often lighthearted and occasionally even silly. If you eat, you’ll enjoy Mouthful.
Mouthful is a four-time James Beard Award Nominee for Electronic Journalism.
Links:
micheleannajordan.com: For all of Michele's work, including the new feature "Today in Sonoma" and information about her books, 24 to date, including The Good Cook's Series and Vinaigrettes & Other Dressings
pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/food/ - You'll find Michele's two weekly columns--Seasonal Pantry and Wine of the Week Food Pairing–on Wednesdays. Her blog, Eat This Now, for the paper can be found at pantry.blogs.pressdemocrat.com
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Twitter: @saladdresser
 
Tuesdays 11:00 am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Hosted by Doug Jayne, Brian Griffith
 
new releases hourDiscover new music on the New Releases Show, Tuesday mornings at 11 am (repeated Wednesdays at 7 pm) when KRCB-FM pairs the Last Record Store owner and KRCB afternoon music program host Doug Jayne with longtime morning DJ Brian Griffith. A full hour of commercial-free new releases each week, played and evaluated by two pros who know the music best! Here are a few of the things we'll be playing this week.
 
 
 
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 9pm
Hosted by Jon Gonzales
 
jon gonzales uke night 01 25 2013Tune in every other Thursday night at 9pm for North Bay Songwriters hosted by new radio host Jon Gonzales. This "locals only" segment showcases songs from our very own songwriters in the North Bay, including in-studio interviews with performing artists around the county, listings of live local shows, and a vast range of homegrown music.
 
 
 
Saturdays 1 PM - 5 PM
Hosted by Doug Jayne, Steve DeLap, Doug Jayne, Steve DeLap
 
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 outbeat radio newSundays at 8 pm
 
4th Sunday of the month at 4pm
Hosted by Al Letson
 
Reveal siz mediumReveal is investigative journalism at its best from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Reveal's award-winning journalists hold the powerful accountable and consistently shine a bright light on injustice in order to protect the most vulnerable in our society.
On January 9, 2016, KRCB will start broadcasting Reveal every Saturday morning at 8 am.
http://www.revealnews.org
 
1st & 3rd Wednesday Nights 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Hosted by Mark Nicholas
 
Mark NExplore the black musical experience from gospel to soul, jazz to hip hop, doo-wop to be-bop and beyond hosted by Mark Nicholas, a fixture on Sonoma County Radio since 1973.
 
 
2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
Hosted by Ric Rox
 
Ric on the Radio
Eric Cullen, aka "Ric", is a musician and music lover who was raised on FM radio, Beethoven, the Carter Family and Frank Zappa. Born in San Diego, he moved to Sonoma County in 1989 to attend Sonoma State University, earning his b.a. in music in 1991. Since then, he has played in many local bands: Freeloaders, the Vallejo Street Band, Joe Chaplain Band, among many others. He currently plays in Amphora, an all-instrumental smooth and Latin jazz combo. He has also recorded a dozen solo albums and owned or co-owned three independent record labels. His involvement at KRCB is a natural extension of his total love of all aspects of music, from creator, to showman, to fan.
 
 
Saturday - 6:00 pm
Hosted by Glynn Washington
 
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Snap Judgment's fast-paced, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another's eye.

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Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington takes listeners on a narrative journey - leaping from one person's frying pan into another person's fire.
 
Fridays 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Hosted by Roland Jacopetti
 

Roland JacopettiHosted by Roland Jacopetti. Whatever a listener expects to hear, he or she will probably be surprised. Music ranging from Ry Cooder to Duke Ellington, Laurie Anderson to Lord Buckley.  

Listen to Something Completely Different every Friday night at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Hosted by Jedd Beaudoin
sc squareStrange Currency mixes and matches the old with the new, the familiar with the less familiar. Though we can all build our own playlists, it's still fun when someone does the heavy lifting for us. Host Jedd Beaudoin scours the wild terrains of new releases and searches the outback of classic cuts to bring you a thought-provoking listening experience each time.
 
Sunday mornings @ 9:00am
Hosted by Guy Raz
 
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An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.

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Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.
TED Radio Hour is a co-production of NPR and TED.
 
Monday Nights @ 9 pm
Hosted by Chris Jacobs
 
 
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From The Bluegrass Situation (‘BGS’) and WMOT Roots Radio in Nashville, The BGS Radio Hour brings you songs and stories from the best modern roots community around. The BGS Radio Hour merges modern artists and old time traditions, bringing you roots and culture - redefined. Every week you’ll hear unique content covering the international roots music scene, ranging from traditional bluegrass to progressive folk rock, Americana, roots, and everything in between.
 
Sundays 9:00 am
Hosted by Fiona Ritchie
 
Fiona studio thistleEach week listeners join award-winning host Fiona Ritchie to explore the evolving Celtic musical traditions of Europe and North America. In addition to well-known artists and selections, Ritchie introduces curious listeners to Celtic influences in World and contemporary music, and investigates other distant landscapes and genres.
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Friday - 7:00 pm / Saturday 9:00 am
Hosted by Ira Glass
 
TAL logo 2018ira glass 2This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.1 million listeners. There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. It's mostly true stories of everyday people, though not always. There's lots more to the show, but it's sort of hard to describe. Probably the best way to understand the show is to start at our favorites page, http://www.thisamericanlife.org/favorites , though we do have longer guides to our radio show and our TV show. If you want to dive into the hundreds of episodes we've done over the years, there's an archive of all our old radio shows and listings for all our TV episodes, too.
Ira Glass Host and Executive Producer
Ira Glass started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at NPR's headquarters in DC. Over the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show and did nearly every production job they had: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter, and substitute host. He spent a year in a high school for NPR, and a year in an elementary school, filing stories for All Things Considered. He moved to Chicago in 1989 and put This American Life on the air in 1995.
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Saturdays & Sundays 6 AM- 9 AM
Hosted by Scott Simon
 
weekend editionSaturday mornings are made for Weekend Edition Saturday, the program wraps up the week's news and offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories. The two-hour program is hosted by NPR's Peabody Award-winning Scott Simon.
Drawing on his experience in covering 10 wars and stories in all 50 states and seven continents, Simon brings a humorous, sophisticated and often moving perspective to each show. He is as comfortable having a conversation with a major world leader as he is talking with a Hollywood celebrity or the guy next door.
Weekend Edition Saturday has a unique and entertaining roster of other regular contributors. Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, talks about music. Daniel Pinkwater, one of the biggest names in children's literature, talks about and reads stories with Simon. Financial journalist Joe Nocera follows the economy. Howard Bryant of EPSN.com and NPR's Tom Goldman chime in on sports. Keith Devlin, of Stanford University, unravels the mystery of math, and Will Grozier, a London cabbie, talks about good books that have just been released, and what well-read people leave in the back of his taxi. Simon contributes his own award-winning essays, which are sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant.
Weekend Edition Saturday is heard on NPR Member stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR Worldwide. The conversation between the audience and the program staff continues throughout the social media world.
 
2nd Sunday of each month at 4 pm
Hosted by Gil Mansergh
 
GilMansergh"I like the vitality of in-studio, roundtable interviews," Gil says, "when you have several authors sitting at the same table and focusing on the same theme, you get real conversations. It’s fun, exciting, and often unpredictable."
On the new Word by Word programs, Gil will be inviting a different guest each month to share their unique perspective on a "Great California Writer."
Gil Mansergh should be familiar to many KRCB listeners. His movie review columns appear in four Sonoma County newspapers, and his Cinema Toast radio show has been a Thursday morning staple on KRSH-FM for seven years. Author or Book Doctor of over 50 books, manuals and curriculums, Gil was honored as a Freelance Success by Writers Digest Magazine. He honed his interview skills during five years as Director of the prestigious California Writers Conference at Asilomar. "I’m excited to have this opportunity to share my conversations with authors with KRCB’s listeners," Gil says, "and I appreciate your comments." This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subscribe to the Word by Word podcast.
March 12th, 2017 - 4:00 pm:
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
The Word By Word guest for the March 12th show will be McArthur Genius Grant winner, Yiyun Li talking about her memoir Dear Friend, From My Life I Write To You In Your Life.
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Born and raised in China, Yiyun’s parents were victims of the cultural revolution but still encouraged their daughter to succeed in anything she chose to do. And succeed she did. Word By Word listeners may recall her conversation with Gil Mansergh where she explained how she wrote her first novel, The Vagrants in English and won the Gold Medal of California Book Award for first fiction.
​Since then, her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. She was selected by Granta as one of the 21 Best Young American Novelists under 35, named by The New Yorker as one of the top 20 writers under 40, and the MacArthur Foundation named her a 2010 fellow. She is a contributing editor to the Brooklyn-based literary magazine, A Public Space.
Yiyun Li lives in Oakland, California with her husband and their two sons, and teaches at the University of California, Davis.
Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life - Yiyun Li
 
Weekdays 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hosted by Talia Schlanger
 WorldCafe Primary Red cmykHost Talia Schlanger presents World Cafe, which features ten hours each week of new and significant music and the artists who create it.

Serving up a blend of blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country, live performances, and intimate interviews, the two-hour daily program is produced by WXPN-FM in Philadelphia.

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

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