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Gratitude is Everything

The Gift of Adversity

Live radio definitely has its challenges, but they are minor in the great scheme of things. Our planned guest for this lovely post-Thanksgiving day called last night to let us know that he had a family emergency. Our prayers go out to him and his family, and we plan to reschedule in January.

I searched the archives for a fitting replacement, and when I saw this show from the summer of 2013, I knew we had a winner. When we are thinking of the many reasons in our life to be grateful, adversity may not top the list. In "The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks and Imperfections," Dr. Norman Rosenthal looks for the silver lining in his own life, as well as case studies and lessons he has learned from his heroes. Less scientific than his previous books, "The Gift of Adversity" is part memoir, part inspiration, and thoroughly enjoyable to read.

Throughout his storied career as a research psychiatrist, Dr. Rosenthal has searched outside the box for ways to help people struggling with depression and other mood disorders.  This search led him to diagnose and name seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and develop light therapy as a wonderfully effective treatment while at the National Institute of Mental Health.  He went on to write several books that brought alternative, non-pharmaceutical treatments straight into public awareness, including "Winter Blues," "St. John's Wort:The Herbal Way to Feeling Good," and "Transcendence," which explores the power of Transcendental Meditation in healing and transformation.

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The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Our great friend, sometime guest and movie buff Al Green is back in town and we're Dumb and Dumber To poster excited that he'll be joining us on the show. Al has recently seen Birdman, which is building award season momentum. He'll give us his review (hint- it's good :) and talk about whatever else has inspired him.

Who says the Orpheum isn't bringing in mainstream movies? Dumb And Dumber To, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels starts Friday in the cultural district. Well... maybe "cultural" and "Dumb"... oh nevermind.

We'll talk about the new releases, including The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch who may get a Best Actor nom for this. Also, two well reviewed docs: The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness, the "riveting behind-the-scenes documentary (which) offers some comfort for viewers facing a world without new feature films directed by Studio Ghibli anime legend Hayao Miyazaki." Plus: Antarctica A year On Ice. "A stunning look at the beauty and challenges of Earth's most mysterious continent."

We invite you to join us on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch, special guest Al Green & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions" Fridays 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings at 11:30.

Welcome to INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore, your weekly dose of top news stories from across the country and the globe.

Whether you're stealing deals, boycotting Wal-Mart in solidarity with workers' growing demand for better wages, or just recovering from the Macy parade and full stomach syndrome, join us for another romp through the week's captivating headlines for salty analysis and sweet insights on the conveyor belt of better understanding the world and its relentless boogie.

For links to all the headlines discussed, click "Read more" below.

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an hour of eating

what a great holiday thanksgiving is. its premise is so simple: get together with as many friends and/or relatives as you possibly can, eat as much as you possibly can, and try to avoid killing them or yourself.

pumpkin piei'm here to help. here's what you need to know:

1. how to eat pumpkin pie: see photos, right.

2. how to enjoy eating and/or digesting from 8:00-9:00 pm thursday night, and 8:00-9:00 am sunday morning: enjoy an hour of music about (and only about) food.

you'll hear weird al yankovic enjoying the state of fatness, a tribe called quest and jimmy buffet each discuss their conflicts with vegetarianism, the beatles getting their stomach pumped after eating too many truffles, snoop lion enjoying fruit juices, and the beach boys proclaiming the joys of vegetables, wild honey, and cool, pure water.

it's an hour about food. so be sure to eat responsibly.

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Grateful Music on Roots Rock Roadhouse

This week on Roots Rock Roadhouse we'll hear the melodies of gratitude in honor of Thanksgiving. Songs of abundance, thanks, home, family and food.

Join us!

jonathan narducciJonathan Narducci is a producer, director, and cinematographer. His latest documentary film, Love Me, follows a number of American men traveling to the Ukraine to find a wife. The film has been screened at numerous film festivals including: The Toronto Film Festival, The New Orleans Film Festival, and the Catalina Film Festival. Love Me will be released world wide in February 2015


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The Feed Store


Tis the week of Thanksgiving. Time for the Airing of Grievances...no wait...the giving of thanks.

This week on The Feed Store I'm playing a whole mess o' songs that represent a whole mess o' things that make my life worth living. And just about topmost on that list is the music and the men of Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys.

This little band from California has been slugging it out for 25 years, making records and touring the country and the world. And every single time Robert Williams (aka Big Sandy) steps on stage in front of me I just go ape! I feel like a giant crumb because I did not spread the word in time. They played in Cedar Rapids November 15. They were that close to Fairfield and I didn't tell anyone.


frampton(See playlist link below) After opening piece "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon, legendary guitarist Peter Frampton (photo left) offers his fabulous cover of George Harrison's mazzy"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" recorded in 2003. Sublime interpretation! As the night unfolds in delicious spendor, your ears will delight with aural flavors from Lisa Hannigan, Mazzy Star featuring Hope Sandoval (photo right), Hem, Madeleine Peyroux, and Marc Cohn. You will hear new tracks from LA-based singer-songwriter simply known as AM. Natalie Merchant will take the stage in the second hour with tracks from her 1998 Ophelia CD. Along the way, alternative indie bands share their scintillating creativity. DJ Andy B's favorite band Germany's Opera to Relax offer their downtempo, exotic recipe of music that defies genre labeling.

Encourage friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com and do yourself a favor by printing program playlist.  Program originally aired 12/16/09.

Click here to go read full article.WHAT LOCAL RADIO MEANS TO FAIRFIELD

FAIRFIELD – KRUU host Talia Winningham and her Tea Time Camaraderie team grace the cover of this month's Cityscape, a glossy publication put out by the Iowa League of Cities. Cityscape is the leading source of information for city officials in Iowa delivered to some 870 member cities.

Written on request by KRUU station manager James Moore, "What Local Radio Has Meant to Fairfield" gives a brief history of the station, now in its 8th year of broadcasting. There are pictures of President Barack Obama and former Governor Chet Culver holding up KRUU t-shirts (then Governor Tom Vilsack received the first t-shirt but was not photographed). Other shots include Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy presenting a KRUU Listener Appreciation Mayoral Proclamation and Great Taste host Steve Boss interviewing Eldon Pie Lady Beth Howard. [Click pic to read the full article.]

KRUU became the Midwest's only solar-powered radio station, designed, donated and delivered by the community, on September 9th, 2009 at 9am. The piece also highlights the station's role in spearheading the successful three-day free annual music and more festival known as FAIRfest, held the third weekend in June; the production of a 20-part radio series in 2011 on statewide sustainability and energy efficiency done in conjunction with the Iowa Power Fund and MUM Media & Communications Department; and some of the scores of programs offered by the 100% locally-produced, nonprofit station who lives up to its mission of giving voice to the community.

Author & Pie Baker Beth HowardDe-stress holiday baking! Ignore rules & focus on what's in front of you. So says Beth Howard, the author and adventure traveler who taught pie baking classes and ran the Pitch Fork Pie Stand inside the Eldon, Iowa farmhouse made famous by artist Grant Wood. Beth's iconoclastic pie-deology enlivens her book, MS. AMERICAN PIE: BUTTERY GOOD PIE RECIPES AND BOLD TALES FROM THE AMERICAN GOTHIC HOUSE.

eth made pies for Steven Speilberg (coconut cream), Dick Van Dyke (strawberry rhubarb), and Barbara Streisand (lemon meringue). She gave pie away and taught pie baking classes in the grieving community of Newtown, Connecticut. Although Beth's closed the pie stand and moved out of the Gothic House, she still believes in the healing power of pie. You will, too, if you read her books or listen to this rebroadcast episode.

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