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:

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · After McCarthy dropped out of the House speakership race, there was a chaotic outpouring of reaction from Republicans, like Rep. Jason Chaffetz, in a Capitol Hill hallway. Here are the highlights.

October 9, 2015 | NPR · Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks, tells NPR the U.S. still has plenty of other issues to settle with Iran, such as the release of Americans being held in that country.

October 9, 2015 | NPR · “Talking about firearms now is like talking about race” among officers, says a national law enforcement leader. In Milwaukee, for instance, a sheriff and police chief took vocal, opposing stances.

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October 9, 2015 | NPR · The Saturday Night Live executive producer says criticism of the show’s perceived lack of diversity frustrated him, but that the perception needed to be addressed.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · The New Orleans chef changed the way the world saw Louisiana cooking. He has died at the age of 75.

October 8, 2015 | NPR · There are a large number of LGBT films in theaters this fall. NPR explores what that says about Hollywood and society in general.


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October 8, 2015 | WXPN · Writer Judy Cantor-Navas highlights two of the many bands performing at this fall’s festival.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · Leon Klinghoffer was killed during the hijacking of the Achille Lauro — and later became a character in a controversial opera. His daughters want people to know him in a different way.

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October 8, 2015 | NPR · The twin sisters bring a long playlist to Alt.Latino, turning this week’s episode into a singalong.

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