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From Book To Radio Show, Meet The County's Sages

From Book To Radio Show, Meet The County's Sages

Special To Prospector

It started out as an innovative book about leadership and civic engagement.

Four years later, it's successfully morphed into a weekly KVMR 89.5 FM radio series about, you guessed it, leadership and civic engagement.

"Originally, a group from the Center for Non-Profit leadership formed the Sages Leadership Project," explained Keith Porter, one of the radio show co-hosts.  "The purpose was to determine why this community seems to run so well."

The Elders Trip Raffle Winner!

KVMR Celtic Festival favorites, The Elders, generously donated a trip for one to join them on their upcoming tour of Ireland from October 19th - 30th, 2014 and the winner is Nevada County local, James Robinson!
A BIG THANK YOU to The Elders for their generous donation and helping KVMR to raise money through the ticket sales, and another BIG THANKS to James, for buying a ticket to help support Community Radio.

KVMR Goes To The Dogs (And Cats) This Saturday

KVMR 89.5 FM is literally going to the dogs (and cats) this Saturday.

The Nevada City radio station will be offering laser-engraved KVMR pet tags -- complete with the pet's name and phone number -- to new animal members of the non-profit, eclectic station.

"We already have over 100 pet members of the station," says membership coordinator Adriana Kelly.  "They run the gamut from parrots and hamsters to a water buffalo, but most are dogs or cats."

Record Review - "Wed 21" Juana Molina

If Captain Beefheart, King Crimson, Bjork, Robert Wyatt and an ancient tribe of indigenous percussion masters on a visionquest had an unholy orgy in the lunar landscape of the Argentinan Andes-- all as a prayer to watching crystal-skulled aliens while the glittering nightsky and silent ruins of dead ancestors seeped into their skin-- the resulting lovechild is Juana Molina's incarnation in her latest album "Wed 21."

juana molina wed-21

Record Review - "We're All Young Together" Walter Martin

As we grow older, we tend to forget our naive, unrestrained, amusing childhood dreams. Thankfully, Walter Martin has graced us this year with a record embracing all that it means to be a kid with a healthy imagination. Rather than a nostalgic trip down memory lane, Martin's debut solo release transforms listeners to an island of childhood innocence and unconditional curiosity. No need for reminiscing or dwelling on the past with this record.
We're All Young Together

Record Review - "You Got This" Haas Kowert Tice

April 4, 2013, was an unforgettable night at Sierra Coffee Roasters in Grass Valley. A small group of instrumental music lovers were treated to a thrillingly innovative evening of tunes by a trio of young musical prodigies: fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert and flatpicker Jordan Tice. Now that excitement has been translated to digital form on their first release, “You Got This,” under the trio’s moniker, Haas Kowert Tice.

Big Week for the KVMR Guy Who Talks Water

To hydrogeologist Steve Baker, this is a pretty important week for an award-winning water guy like him.

That's because the Nevada Irrigation District is holding a Water Summit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Don Baggett Theater, Nevada Union High School, Grass Valley.

And Nevada City radio station KVMR is planning to carry the important event live (89.5 FM, 105.1 FM Truckee, kvmr.org streaming).

Utah's KVMR Radio Series Inspires Documentary Film Project

A four-part film documentary on labor and activism will feature the late Nevada City folksinger/storyteller U. Utah Phillips as narrator, using excerpts from his national radio series, "Loafer's Glory."

Film director/producer Charlie Hall -- a Nevada County native -- says audio from Phillips' 100-episode  KVMR 89.5 FM  shows, produced at the station between 1997 and 2003, will serve as an introduction and narration to each film.

"An America rarely seen will unfold, told in Utah's voice as heard on his radio show,"  Hall said with a smile.

Help Shape The Future Of KVMR – Election Season For The KVMR Board Of Directors

These are exciting times at KVMR, with our new building at the corner of Bridge and Spring streets scheduled for completion late this summer. We are currently recruiting board member applicants with experience in business, marketing, strategic planning, public relations, or non-profit organizations. For more information and an application form, click here or call the business office at 530-265-9073.  Deadline for board applications:  September 1, 2014.