The Hear and Now – A special newly pre-recorded edition – 10 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 2020

Tonight’s show, recorded by host Derk Richardson at home in Oakland, includes musical ruminations about circumstances with which we are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the sense of isolation and the passing on of friends, relatives, and assorted beloved sentient beings. Music by John Lennon, Donovan, Jesse Winchester, Laurie Anderson, Tom Rozum and Laurie … Continued


Host Derk Richardson returns to action with a home-recorded show that includes music addressing our current cultural and personal issues of aloneness, prospects for the post-apocalypse, an Elvis song recorded on April 30, 1957, a song for Willie Nelson’s birthday, new acoustic tracks from Bay Area artists, and an extended tribute to the late record- … Continued


Last heard on The Hear and Now singing with the country honky-tonk band Crying Time, Jill Rogers turns to jazz, specifically songs associated with Billie Holiday and Chet Baker, with a brilliant quartet that includes Myles Boisen and Jon Finkbeiner on guitars, Dan Seamans on acoustic bass, and David Slusser on saxophones. Tony Ferro engineers … Continued