The Shasta Serenade

Jan 14, 2017

This week I play a few of my favorites: The Austin Lounge Lizards, Adrienne Young with Little Sadie, Audie Blaylock (Bluegrass), Alison Krauss from 1997, and The Acousticats from 1992. We have newer tunesmiths too: The Dustbowl Revival, John Craigie, who has a new album coming out late this month, The T-Sisters (at the Big Room January 29), John McCutcheon (Oaksong Music Society, January 14) and much more.

We go to Chico's 1078 Gallery to talk with artist Kyle Campbell about the exhibit "Fortifying the American Dream" which displays Campell's cast iron sculptures made in the shapes of iconic objects of everyday America.  We also hear from the director & cast-members from the comedy-mystery "The Game's Afoot" at Redding's Riverfront Playhouse.

NSPR News Brief: Jan. 13

Jan 13, 2017
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Novelist Marie Sutro was inspired to write Dark Associations by listening to stories of her dad's experience as an undercover cop  in the San Francisco police department. Clinical psychologist Matthew McKay wrote Seeking Jordan after his son was murdered in San Francisco. Join Nancy as she explores very different stories of murder in San Francisco.

NSPR News Brief: Jan. 12

Jan 12, 2017

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Juan Cortez

Drought-busting atmospheric rivers? Hard freezes? Snow in them thar hills? It is dark and cold – that time of year – winter in Northern California, and with it some of our most interesting weather. We talk about it with forecasters Michelle Mead and Brooke Bingaman from the National Weather Service.

Jennifer Jewell

As a celebration of the many ways that one’s cultivation of place can benefit not only the individual cultivator – gardener or naturalist – this week on Cultivating Place I’m joined by John Carlon, president of River Partners, a nonprofit organization working to create wildlife habitat for the benefit of people (economically and environmentally), water (quality and conservation), wildlife and the wider environment (including benefitting agricultural productivity and quality) by restoring successional riparian corridors throughout watersheds of the Western United States.

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In his novel by the same name, local boy John Steinbeck described Cannery Row along Monterey Bay as “a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tune, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream,” and also as a corrugated collection of sardine canneries, restaurants, honky-tonks, whorehouses, and waterfront laboratories.

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, expected at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be fact-checking and providing background to his remarks in real-time. We will be paying special attention to any comments about conflicts of interest, health care and national security.


Live Fact Checking: Obama's Farewell Address

Jan 10, 2017

The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating President Obama's farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday night, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The team will be adding fact-checks and background to Obama's comments as he gives them. We'll be watching in particular for remarks on his legacy, national security, health care and foreign policy, among other topics.



MLK Tribute

On Monday from 1 to 2 p.m., the Boston Children’s Chorus presents Raw Truth, its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert, recorded live at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall.

Winter Travel

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Winter Shelter

Safe Space Winter Shelter, a low-barrier program of the Chico Housing Action Team, will run this winter from December 4, 2016, through February 25, 2017.

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