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

NPR
May 1, 2016 | NPR · There are huge gaps in school funding between affluent and property-poor districts. And, with evidence that money matters, especially for disadvantaged kids, something has to change.
 

NPR
May 1, 2016 | NPR · You asked: If it’s not the dark, is it the cold? Why did you focus on men, not women? And how can we help?
 

Keith Negley for NPR
May 1, 2016 | NPR · Author Maia Szalavitz argues that it’s impossible to destigmatize addiction while also rendering it the only diagnosis in medicine for which the treatment is explicitly moral.
 

Arts & Life

Netflix
May 1, 2016 | NPR · “I didn’t go out there to ruin everyone’s day or undermine the moral fabric of America. I was making jokes.” Gervais talked with NPR’s Rachel Martin about his new movie and how he approaches humor.
 

May 1, 2016 | NPR · Teenaged math whiz Gottie knows a little too much about subtraction; her fractured family is spinning apart sfter the death of her beloved grandfather — and that’s before the time wormholes appear.
 

Courtesy of CEEAS
April 30, 2016 | NPR · Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
April 30, 2016 | NPR · In a newly unearthed studio recording, a short-lived version of Bill Evans’ trio, with Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette, shows just how fervent their musical conversations could be.
 

Getty Images
April 30, 2016 | NPR · This month, the Canadian trio’s breakthrough album celebrated its 40th anniversary. Guitarist Alex Lifeson recalls its unlikely creation and fans of the band testify to its powers.
 

Folk Alley
April 30, 2016 | FolkAlley · The San Francisco duo performs a song about real and metaphorical storms live for Folk Alley.
 

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