From the "Weird Smart Girl," to the "Thank God She was Hit by a Car Girl," to "Woo-Head" and "Bad Hand" - there was always something wrong with Emily Wing Smith. In this memoir, complete with pages from her childhood medical history, Emily Wing Smith faces describes the struggles she faced to become "All Better Now," how relative that is when dealing with physical and mental illness, and how important writing and story-telling have been in the process.
In our coversation, Emily highlights the paradox of how we view mentail illness. When her behavioral problems were blamed on a near-fatal brain tumor, somehow that was less "her fault."
Join us on Writers' Voices for an insightful conversation with this brave and authentic author.
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James Moore talks with EcoJam Fashion show executive director Marandah Franke and EcoFairfield co-founder Minca Borg about this year's exciting event Saturday, May 7th 7:30pm in the Expo Hall at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
An exciting and highly anticipated tradition that has been going on since 1993, Marandah and Minca say this year promises to be another fabulous evening of fashion, ecology and entrepreurial celebration with plenty of surprises. An afterparty will continue the festivities with a DJ dance party at the Arbor Bar.
This week we'll feature the new album by the Tedeschi Truck's Band:
"Never has sounded so organic, relaxed, and free. is the album this group has been striving for since their formation. You need this."
Don't miss two of my favorite cooks this week on Great Taste: Amanda Hass and Anna Thomas.
Amanda Hass is the Culinary Director at Williams Sonoma, and she filled me in on what it's like working in the test kitchen. She is also the author of the recently published book, The Anti-Inflamation Cookbook, co-authored with Dr. Bradley Jacobs. Amanda, who has suffered from serious intestinal irritation issues, used her own wellness journey as a basis for developing the recipes in this book, which is filled with helpful tips designed to make eating a joyful and healthy experience again.
Anna Thomas started a cookbook revolution in 1973 when her now classic, The Vegetarian Epicure, was published. Her newest book, Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table, is a paradigm-shifting volume filled with over 200 recipes. The book is about hospitality. "Start with the foods that everyone eats," she writes, "design a meal that works, then expand it, make it flexible..." Personally, I think she may have hit on a real solution for world peace.
Don't forget GREAT TASTE is LIVE at Green Building Supply next week, Tuesday, May 3 with asparagus whisperer, Michael Havelka. See you there at 7:00 pm for the show and free tasting of my favorite spring vegetable.
A buffet of tasty deep blues and blues rock has been set for your discerning palate Thursday at 2 PM. You may remember the Ride, Captain Ride boys Blues Image: They play Lazy Day Blues. Howlin' Houndog plays Workin' On The Farm. I am opening with Neil Young from Sleeps With Angels. Plus some slightly obscure tracks by Aum, Above The Tree, and Des Moines legend Bob Pace. Let me tell you some really good news: next week, on May 5th, I will have Society of Broken Souls live in the studio. They will be playing cuts off of their new CD coming out in May. Mark your calendars for that event. The G Man
(See playlist link below). DJ Andy Bargerstock spotlights rising singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz (photo left) whose trio will be playing Englert Theater on July 14th in Iowa City, IA. You will hear the first single "House of Mercy" from her new CD Undercurrent to be released in May. Our second spotlight will warm up the creative collaboration of electronic music master William Orbit and UK folk-indie singer-songwriter Beth Orton (photo right). New music from The Rides, the supergroup consisting of Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shephard, and Barry Goldberg. Will sample a few of the more mellow songs from Santana's new album too.
Click here for playlist. Spread the word about "the best music you never hear ... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast."
"Blind man, tell me what you see?"
BILLY PAUL Tribute | Tue Apr 26th 8-10pm & 11pm-midnight CT.
Enjoy a career's worth of musical magic by the artist best known for the smash hit "Me and Mrs Jones". On KRUUfm.com. RIP & Condolences to family, friends and fans.
James Moore did the interview with the extremely talented singer-songwriter and gifted, highly lauded guitarist whose career has spanned decades and genres.