Latin jazz and Afro-Cuban music maestro John Santos on “The Hear and Now,” 10 p.m., Thursday, April 25

The San Francisco Bay Area has been home to innumerable outsize figures in Latin music, including Pete Escovedo, Carlos Santana, Rebeca Mauleon, Bobi Cespedes, and many others. Percussionist, composer, and bandleader John Santos holds a special place in that pantheon. Tune into “The Hear and Now,” with host Derk Richardson, on Thursday night, right after … Continued


Talk It Out Radio, Sun, 4/21/19, 7:00 pm: The Power of Sharing Our Stories Across Differences

Host Nancy Kahn holds a timely discussion with guest, Jim Brulé, spiritual storyteller, about the transformative process of bringing together people from different backgrounds to share their personal stories. Jim shares his vast professional experiences in leading groups of individuals and communities from different faiths and backgrounds in storytelling. He highlights the outcomes of this … Continued


Sing Out welcomes a chat and performance by John Simon. And what stories he has to tell! Simon may not be a household name, but this musician-composer-arranger’s projects are world-famous: he produced Big Brother & the Holding Company’s “Cheap Thrills,” the Band’s first two albums, Leonard Cohen’s first album, Blood Sweat & Tears’ first, and … Continued





Victor Krummenacher on “The Hear and Now,” 10 p.m., Thursday, April 11

Guitarist, singer-songwriter Victor Krummenacher, a founding member of Camper Van Beethoven and Monks of Doom, has just released his latest solo album, Blue Pacific, a collection of deep, inward-looking, original folk-rock songs, recorded with Greg Lisher (Camper, Monks), David Immerglück (Camper, Monks, Counting Crows), co-producer and pedal steel master Bruce Kaphan, and many others. Joining host … Continued


Cal ABLE Savings Accounts

Friday, April 5, 2:30 pm, KPFA radio   The disability community can thank people with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (and their allies) for an incredibly useful new tool.  ABLE accounts have come to California.  For the first time, many of us can now amass substantial savings without being penalized with dollars deducted from our Social … Continued