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  • NEW TRANSMITTER BUILDING FOR KRCB FM RADIO 91

    NEW TRANSMITTER BUILDING FOR KRCB FM RADIO 91

    KRCB-FM has a new transmitter building! At long last, after work was delayed by the shelter in place order due to the coronavirus pandemic, the new transmitter building was delivered and put into place this week. Northern California Public Media is giving you this "peek behind the curtain" so that you can watch the progress of rebuilding our transmission facility on lower Geyser Peak after last year's Kincade Fire. Your donations are what help maintain this building and the equipment in it. It should be - hopefully - just a couple of weeks more before we "hit the switch" and power up the Read More
  • Republicans and Democrats Will Host Virtual Conventions. Will That Influence Future Conventions After the Pandemic is Over? Join us for Morning Edition – Friday at 6am

    Republicans and Democrats Will Host Virtual Conventions. Will That Influence Future Conventions After the Pandemic is Over? Join us for Morning Edition – Friday at 6am

    Democrats and Republicans will hold virtual conventions because of the pandemic. Will that influence conventions even after the pandemic is over? Also, is Covid-19 contributing to a rise in gun violence? On the next Morning Edition from NPR News. Morning Edition from NPR News airs weekday mornings from 6:00 am - 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Download the FREE KRCB App for your favorite mobile device! Find our complete programming schedule here. Read More
  • Songs of Rivers and Mountains: Joan Shelley and Jeff Little on American Routes – Friday at Noon

    Songs of Rivers and Mountains: Joan Shelley and Jeff Little on American Routes – Friday at Noon

    This week we visit with two Southern crafters of music and song. Kentucky native and guitarist Joan Shelley takes her ethereal songwriting and voicing of life’s emotional flow from observations on the banks of the Ohio River near Louisville. Then, the virtuosic Blue Ridge pianist Jeff Little shares his stories of growing up playing alongside the legendary flat-pick guitarist Doc Watson at the family’s music store in Boone, North Carolina. It led to a singular career of playing high speed fiddle tunes on the piano. Also music of love, loss, and fast trains with Bill Frisell, Johnny Cash, James Brown, Read More
  • Kathleen Edwards Performs Live on the Next World Cafe – Friday at 2pm

    Kathleen Edwards Performs Live on the Next World Cafe – Friday at 2pm

    Kathleen Edwards’ new album, Total Freedom, marks her return to music after eight years. Back in 2012, she had decided to quit the business altogether and opened a coffee shop, the aptly named Quitters Coffee. Since then, she’s been waking up at the crack of dawn to work in her Ontario cafe - And it took an unexpected phone call from Nashville to disrupt her new life and bring her back to music. We’ll hear that story today, and Kathleen performs songs from the new record, live. On the next World Cafe with host Raina Douris. World Cafe airs weekdays at Read More
  • On the Next Fresh Air, Sister Helen Prejean – Friday at 4pm

    On the Next Fresh Air, Sister Helen Prejean – Friday at 4pm

    Sister Helen Prejean talks about her spiritual journey from entering the convent in 1957--before Vatican II, to her awakening to social justice movements. Her 2019 memoir is “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.” She’s best known for her 1993 memoir “Dead Man Walking” about her work with people on death row.  The book was adapted into a film starring Susan Sarandon.  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
  • This Week on This American Life, Day at the Beach – Friday at 7pm & Saturday at 9am

    This Week on This American Life, Day at the Beach – Friday at 7pm & Saturday at 9am

    Beaches are open in some places, but if you're worried about whether it's safe to go, we'll bring the beach to you this week. First, the story of one man's fight against the Speedo. Then, David Sedaris on how losing a sister prompted an impulse buy of a lifetime — an oceanfront cottage big enough for his whole family. 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!  Find our complete programming schedule here. Read More
  • Coronavirus: A Weekly Report from NPR News – Friday at 8pm & Sunday at 12am

    Coronavirus: A Weekly Report from NPR News – Friday at 8pm & Sunday at 12am

    Hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, this special report features the best of NPR's reporting on the coronavirus crisis over the past week, with a focus on the latest science, wide-scale impacts, and things you can do to stay safe. Find our complete programming schedule here.   Read More
  • Music From the Grateful Dead’s Europe ‘72 and More on Strange Currency – Friday at 9pm

    Music From the Grateful Dead’s Europe ‘72 and More on Strange Currency – Friday at 9pm

    We’ll hear music from the Grateful Dead’s Europe ’72, plus selections from Phish’s A Live One.  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 download from the App Store & Google Play. Find our complete programming schedule here. (Photo: Grateful Dead Europe ’72 – Album cover art) Read More
  • After a Devastating Explosion, What Comes Next for Beirut Citizens? Join Us for Morning Edition – Thursday at 6am

    After a Devastating Explosion, What Comes Next for Beirut Citizens? Join Us for Morning Edition – Thursday at 6am

    People in Lebanon have been protesting against their government ever since a devastating explosion tore thru the city of Beirut. In the aftermath of a disaster, what comes next for its citizens? Plus, how an open letter to Joe Biden led to his nomination of Kamala Harris on the next Morning Edition from NPR News. Morning Edition from NPR News airs weekday mornings from 6:00 am - 9:00 am on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Download the FREE KRCB App for your favorite mobile device! Find our complete programming schedule here. Read More
  • Hazel English Describes Why She Loves Songwriting on World Cafe – Thursday at 2pm

    Hazel English Describes Why She Loves Songwriting on World Cafe – Thursday at 2pm

    After hearing the debut album from Hazel English, you might be surprised to learn what inspired it.  At one point, she was studying to be a sci-fi writer, and that has worked its way into her first album. More obvious is the influence of ‘60s psychedelia and Motown. On the next World Cafe, she talks about bringing those disparate influences together and discusses why she loves songwriting. 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. Find our complete Read More
  • Emmy-Nominated Show Writer Cord Jefferson on Fresh Air – Thursday at 4pm

    Emmy-Nominated Show Writer Cord Jefferson on Fresh Air – Thursday at 4pm

    This season, the show with the most Emmy nominations -- 26 of them -- is the HBO series “Watchmen.” You’ll hear from one of the writers, Cord Jefferson, who’s nominated for writing episode six. “Watchmen” combines elements of sci-fi, time travel, superhero comics and the all-too-true history of racism in America. Jefferson also wrote for the HBO show “Succession.” 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. Find our complete programming Read More
  • Back to School, But Not Back IN School on All Things Considered – Thursday at 5pm

    Back to School, But Not Back IN School on All Things Considered – Thursday at 5pm

    When back to school doesn't mean back IN school, parents feel the squeeze. Across the country, they're bracing for a new semester of distance learning on the next All Things Considered, from NPR News. All Things Considered from NPR News, airs weekday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91 / streaming @ norcalpublicmedia.org / Listen on the go - download the FREE KRCB mobile app from the App Store & Google Play! Find our complete programming schedule here.  Read More
  • Join Michelle Stewart for a Safe and Social, But Never Too Distant Mix of Musical Delights on Connections - Thursday at 7pm

    Join Michelle Stewart for a Safe and Social, But Never Too Distant Mix of Musical Delights on Connections - Thursday at 7pm

      Thursday nights 7:00-9:00 pm Hosted by Michelle Stewart   Listen to Connections with Michelle Stewart Thursday nights, 7 pm - 9 pm. Michelle plays a wide variety of music spanning many decades and styles. It's not uncommon to hear Patsy Cline and Bruno Mars in the same show. Occasionally Connections follows a theme for two hours, and other times it's a fun surprise. Michelle Stewart started her radio career in Seattle in the year 2000. Her first job was at 103.7 The Mountain and she's worked at multiple stations in Sonoma County. Michelle's favorite artists are Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Read More
  • Ric on the Radio Presents “Ric’s Favorite Albums, 2000-2020”- Thursday at 9pm

    Ric on the Radio Presents “Ric’s Favorite Albums, 2000-2020”- Thursday at 9pm

    That’s right, 20 years of music has passed. Can someone check my math? Really? An entire generation has matured since 2000, a pre-9/11 world when we thought all the computers would crash at the stroke of midnight. Some of my favorites you’ll hear this Thursday: Polvo, Echobelly, Snow Patrol, Kendrick Lamar, The Mountain Goats, Wolf Parade, Battles, Hippo Campus, The Shins, Lady Gaga, Barrie, Scritti Politti, Arctic Monkeys, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Calexico, Steve Gunn, Built To Spill, Vampire Weekend, Corridor. Ric on the Radio can be heard every 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 9:00 pm on Read More
  • Singer-Songwriter & Music Educator Crys Matthews on Art of the Song – Thursday at 11pm

    Singer-Songwriter & Music Educator Crys Matthews on Art of the Song – Thursday at 11pm

    This week on Art of the Song our guest is singer-songwriter and music educator, Crys Matthews. A North Carolina native who now calls Herndon, Virginia home, she blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and funk into a bold, complex performance steeped in traditional melodies and punctuated by honest, original lyrics. A prolific lyricist and composer, Crys Matthews has found inspiration in her surroundings. Thoughtful, realistic, and emotional, her songs speak to the voice of our times and remind us why music indeed soothes the soul. Coming up in the second half of the show, Viv Nesbitt offers an essay on Read More
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