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  • This Week, Shifting Time on the TED Radio Hour – Sunday at 9am

    This Week, Shifting Time on the TED Radio Hour – Sunday at 9am

    We live our lives by the calendar and the clock, but time is also an abstraction, even an illusion. In this hour, TED speakers explore how our sense of time changes depending on who and where we are. Hear TED Radio Hour Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM. / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Download the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes & Google Play! Read More
  • Media: Monetizing Anger with Matt Taibbi on Alternative Radio – Sunday at 10am

    Media: Monetizing Anger with Matt Taibbi on Alternative Radio – Sunday at 10am

    The current period could be dubbed The Age of Anger. To drive ratings up and along with them ad revenue there’s nothing like rage. People go to their favorite media outlet as if it were comfort food. Where their views are validated and reinforced. And their anger finds a home. Argu-tainment is the order of the day and boy does it pay off. Corporate profits soar. Witness the comments of Leslie Moonves, former head of CBS, who cynically said, Donald Trump and his campaign “may not be good for America but it’s damn good for CBS. Man, who would have Read More
  • The Path Home: Restoring Native Lands and Traditional Ecological Knowledge on Bioneers – Sunday at 4:30pm

    The Path Home: Restoring Native Lands and Traditional Ecological Knowledge on Bioneers – Sunday at 4:30pm

    Although colonial systems of oppression have radically damaged relationships between tribal communities and their traditional lands, a new generation of First Nations activists is working to restore those connections and safeguard Indigenous identity for future generations. They’re protecting traditional territories and sacred sites from harm and renewing Indigenous land stewardship. Guests: Eriel Deranger of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Valentin Lopez, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, and Cara Romero, from the Mohave-based Chemehuevi Tribe.  Read More
  • Attending the Festival des Musiques Urbaines d’Anoumabo (FEMUA) in the Abidjan District of Anoumabo on AfroPop Worldwide – Sunday at 9pm

    Attending the Festival des Musiques Urbaines d’Anoumabo (FEMUA) in the Abidjan District of Anoumabo on AfroPop Worldwide – Sunday at 9pm

    In the ‘70s and ‘80s Ivory Coast’s capital Abidjan was a major musical hub in West Africa. After a series of political crises, Abidjan is back. The zouglou sound of the 1990s and the coupé decalé rage that followed are being reinvented in the era of Afrobeats and African hip-hop. The group Magic System is now invited to play major events in France—including President Macron’s election victory party! The group’s front man, Salif “Asalfo” Traore, has launched an annual music festival held in the Abidjan district of Anoumabo: FEMUA (Festival des Musiques Urbaines d’Anoumabo). On this program, we attend the Read More
  • In the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. With Cyril Neville This Week on American Routes – Friday at Noon

    In the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. With Cyril Neville This Week on American Routes – Friday at Noon

    In the Spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. With Cyril Neville For the Martin Luther King holiday we honor his spirit and struggle with African American spirituals, protest anthems, freedom jazz and soul power. New Orleans musician and activist Cyril Neville tells of growing up with Mardi Gras Indian rituals and street music and the importance of both to Black community life in the city. From our archives, the late jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard talks free form music and freedom of expression. Plus, Bob Dylan gives voice to the social unrest of the Sixties. Cellist and singer Leyla McCalla, formerly Read More
  • NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson Joins Raina and Kallao to Discuss the Grammys on World Cafe – Friday at 2pm

    NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson Joins Raina and Kallao to Discuss the Grammys on World Cafe – Friday at 2pm

    The 92nd annual Grammy Awards are on Sunday and NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson, co-host of the podcast “Pop Culture Happy Hour”, joins the Raina and Kallao to discuss the big categories, including Record of the Year, Best New Artist, and Album of the Year. Plus, we’ll break out some of our favorites from Billie Eilish, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend and more. 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! Download it today for your favorite mobile device. (Photo: Stephen Thompson - Alexandria Read More
  • Religion Scholar Elaine Pagels Talks About Her Book Why Religion? On Fresh Air – Friday at 4pm

    Religion Scholar Elaine Pagels Talks About Her Book Why Religion? On Fresh Air – Friday at 4pm

    On the next Fresh Air, what is the purpose of religion? That question took on new urgency for religion scholar Elaine Pagels when her 6-year-old son died and her husband died a year later.  Pagels turned to meditation and researched ancient Jewish and Christian texts. We’ll talk about her book Why Religion? A Personal Story, which is now out in paperback. Join us. 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 for your favorite mobile device. Read More
  • A Hefty Heist of Feathers on Thie American Life – Friday at 7pm & Saturday at 9am

    A Hefty Heist of Feathers on Thie American Life – Friday at 7pm & Saturday at 9am

    This week on This American Life: Imagine finding a new hobby and realizing that to do this hobby right, according to the ways of the masters, you might have to break international laws. The hobby? Making lures for fly fisherman. Hear the story of what may be the greatest feather heist ever, this week, on This American Life. This American Life is heard every Friday night at 7:00 pm; repeating every Saturday morning at 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / Streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org /  On-demand with the FREE KRCB App @ iTunes App Store & Google Play! (Photo: An “analytical diagram” illustrating the various parts of a Jock Scott salmon fly. George M. Kelson’s Read More
  • Remembering Neil Peart on Strange Currency – Friday at 8pm

    Remembering Neil Peart on Strange Currency – Friday at 8pm

    Listen for selections by Beth Bombara, The Bird and The Bee and more artists featured on our Best of 2019 list. We'll remember Canadian musician and author Neil Peart of the band Rush. Peart, who joined the band in 1974, became the group's primary lyricist and later authored several books, including the travel diary Ghost Rider. He died Tuesday, January 7, at the age of 67 following a three-and-a-half-year battle with brain cancer.  Strange Currency with host Jedd Beaudoin can be heard Fridays at 8:00 pm on KRCB-FM / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the FREE KRCB Mobile App which you can Read More
  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter James Risen on Fresh Air – Thursday at 4pm

    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter James Risen on Fresh Air – Thursday at 4pm

    On the next Fresh Air, secret documents written by Iranian intelligence officers, leaked to the news organization The Intercept.  They reveal how Iranian General Qasem Soleimani operated in Iraq like the Godfather, and how Iran came to dominate Iraqi politics.  Terry talks with Pulitzer prize-winning reporter James Risen. Join us. 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 for your favorite mobile device. Read More
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