Today’s show features a Live in the studio interview with Portland, Oregon’s trio Bath Party where we discuss their new LP The First Sound, learn about members of the band and give listeners information about their tour down to Mexico where they are gonna join psychedelic group Dazed Sun Lemonade.  

In Your Ear

Jazz Drummer Akira Tana

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Art Sato interviews with Akira Tana, the acclaimed drummer has worked with a Who’s Who of jazz legends, from Art Farmer to Zoot Sims, Sonny Rollins to Sonny Stitt, James Moody to Lena Horne.

As low income renters continue to receive rent increases of $200-500. a month, people with disabilities and others on fixed incomes live in fear of becoming homeless.  Raising the rent, as they skirt or ignore laws meant to protect tenants, is the corporate landlord way. But, some of them are getting organized.  In California, the … Continued

As Nation Mourns 9 Black Victims of Church Massacre, Details of Suspect’s White Supremacy Emerge; Massacre at South Carolina’s Emanuel AME an Attack on Historic Landmark of African-American Freedom; South Carolina Massacre: Why Don’t We Call Killing of 9 Black Churchgoers an Act of Terrorism? “It is in Our Power to Do Something”: After Another … Continued

Sarah Cahill–pianist, radio programmer, and new music impresario–visits The Hear and Now and talks with host Derk Richardson about her June 19 “Piano Party for Terry Riley at 80” and the June 21 annual Summer Solstice “Garden of Memory” walk-through concert at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. A former KPFA programmer and current … Continued

Caroline welcomes Paul O’Brien, applied divination ally, author of “Great Decisions, Perfect Timing, cultivating intuitive intelligence,” an invaluable guiding contribution to the team of good-hearted beings, to be prolific and successful by their own definition. Paul O’Brien left an executive position in high-tech to invent a new category of multimedia software in 1989, which evolved … Continued

This episode features: “Noticias Sin Fronteras,” a news round-up from the Americas; a conversation with Cat Brooke about community organizing against police violence and the upcoming Mayor’s Conference; good advice on what to do if you are stopped by the police; a commentary on Local Latino cultural affairs including the appointment of Juan Felipe Herrera as … Continued