It’s that time of year again: when we ask those of you who enjoy the great programming, news, music and all the great local content we’ve been unearthing on The Big Something to join our community. Yes, it’s an unusual way of going about things—to give away all this amazing (and expensive!) content and then pass the hat and say, “Hey, would you please join our community and help support this grand and worthwhile effort that helps us all connect to make this a better place to live?” It’s kind of hard to believe that only 1 in 10 people who enjoy these free offerings is actually a member. Imagine how much more we could do if 2 out of 10 of you would join!

As a bonus thanks to those of you who join online, we’re offering a special six-song mix of music we recorded here at KRCC in the studio or at one our many fabulous concerts over the past six months. In it, you will find songs by Great Lake Swimmers, Diane Cluck, Lo-Fi Cowboys, Lukas Nelson, Edith Makes a Paperchain and Alexandra Hope. You’ll find the link to download the songs as a .zip file link on the Thank You page once you’ve joined or renewed by clicking here:

Thanks for being part of our community!

 

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News

AP
March 29, 2017 | NPR · Ethics experts often criticize the Trump Organization for running a hotel just blocks from the White House. Now, the company might be looking to add a second hotel in the nation’s capital.
 

NPR
March 29, 2017 | NPR · One study revealed that teachers and school officials have participated in one in four bullying incidents involving Muslim students.
 

Bannock County Sheriff's Office
March 29, 2017 | NPR · An M-44, which sprays predators with sodium cyanide, detonated on a teen and his dog earlier this month in Idaho. Now the family and others are petitioning the USDA to end its use of the devices.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
March 29, 2017 | FA · Daniel Magariel’s debut novel explores the fierce love a 12-year-old boy has for his abusive father. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a “slim, deeply affecting and brutal story.”
 

Getty Images
March 29, 2017 | NPR · Since the American musician won the Nobel Prize in Literature last year, he has not yet picked up his award in person or delivered the customary lecture required for him to receive the prize money.
 

March 29, 2017 | NPR · Jim Harrison lived as he wrote — vividly. One year after his death, a new collection of his essays on food, wine, writing and aging brings him roaring back in all his immoderate brilliance.
 

Music

Courtesy of the Artist
March 29, 2017 | NPR · The band Dream Wife began as an art school project designed to explore feminine tropes in pop music — before it became a real band dedicated to doing the very same.
 

Courtesy of the artist
March 29, 2017 | NPR · The opening title track from the young guitarist’s new album blooms like a field of Texas bluebonnets swaying on the side of the highway.
 

Kristen Uroda for NPR; Reference: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
March 29, 2017 | NPR · In the era of streaming music, everything ever recorded is supposed to be at our fingertips. So how did one of the biggest names in the Classic Rock canon go missing?
 

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