For episode 76 I put together some of my favorite Soundtracks and Openings from Japanese ANIME. It is going to be a great variety of genres and styles of music. I'll play some great pieces of Japanese classical music, so I invite all fans of the Studio Ghibli movies such as "Spirited Away" (image) and especially fans of the genius compositions by Joe Hisaishi to tune in! To keep the mood up I plan to mix the classical works with some fun opening songs from Anime series...
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Dick Cheney’s Biggest Lie
William Kristol | We were right to fight in Iraq
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Inequality between rich and poor has hit record highs, OECD warns
The sharing economy will go medieval on you
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FOCUS ON IOWA STORYTELLERS:
Chuck Offenburger & Andy Hallman
First up, at 2:10pm, James speaks with Fairfield Ledger News Editor Andy Hallman about his work at one of the oldest establishments in the area and personal trajectory arriving at the News Desk in Fairfield back in January 2013.
At 3pm, Chuck Offenburger talks about his many years as a storied columnist for the Des Moines Register and current work as a semi-retired storyteller living on a farm in Cooper, Iowa he rehabbed with his wife Carla. She and Chuck work on their own website Offenburger.com launched back in 2001 sharing stories and pictures that highlight Iowa. He discusses his life, one of Fairfield's grandest characters Lee Gobble who recently passed away, the state of the state of Iowa, the state of journalism, and much more.
Combine modern society's tendency to be obsessed with youth, fashion and fame with the rule of the oligarchy and take it all to the extreme. You might end up with a world like the one that Elaine Dimopoulus describes with trendy detail in her first novel, "Material Girls."
In this world, teens are the gatekeepers of culture, or at least they think they are. But who really pulls the strings? Can a few eco-conscious designers change the world and prove that revolution never goes out of style?
Elaine studied writing at Simmons College's Center for the Study of Children's Literature, where she was admitted to the MFA program on the basis of a short sotry that became chapter one of this novel. She also teaches children's literature and writing at Boston University and Grub Street.
Join us for another fun conversation about writing on Writers' Voices.
Once in a while a film is released to mixed reviews that we may resonate with because of its filmosophical story. Disney's Tomorrowland could be just such a film. It's receiving about half and half reviews on RT. But it's directed and co-written by Brad Bird (The Incredibles; Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol,) whose poster for his 1999 animated classic Iron Giant still hangs in my garage: "It came from OUTER SPACE!". Tomorrowland features a screenplay by "Lost" writer & co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, and stars Academy Award (R) winner George Clooney. "Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as "Tomorrowland." Naturally one never really knows about their film experience until seeing it. We haven't yet (matinee today! :) but we're quite interested in this. Example reviews from two critics: "Brad Bird's Tomorrowland, a noble failure about trying to succeed, is written and directed with such open-hearted optimism that you cheer it on even as it stumbles." - Peter Travers, "Rolling Stone". We like David Edelstein's (CBS Sunday Morning) review: "Tomorrowland is the most enchanting reactionary cultural diatribe ever made. It's so smart, so winsome, so utterly rejuvenating that you'll have to wait until your eyes have dried and your buzz has worn off before you can begin to argue with it." Whoosh, love that.
We'll talk about that, more of our review of Mad Max: Fury Road, a comic-book-in-motion-picture experience reflecting the regeneration of the Feminine Warrior in film. Also, hear about other new releases, including Studio Ghibli's "last planned release" When Marnie Was There, what we've seen and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have fimosophical discussions, Fridays 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30. "What if there was a place where nothing is impossible?" - George Clooney, Tomorrowland
I have two new long songs released this year, one by Eternal Tapestry from Wild Strawberries, and one by The Black Ryder from The Door Behind The Door. The rest of the evening is dominated by- nothing! I have every kind of music jammed into this two hours, and the stuff that isn't exciting is wildly exciting. Guitarist Lee Baker and Moloch start us off with the blues, and Ansley Dunbar finishes the same way. I have some great psych noodling from The Peanut Butter Conspiracy and Dantalion's Chariot. Most excellent garage rock via The Beat Merchants, Raik's Progress, and Spencer Mac. A Little R & B from Orange Peel and Al Kooper. And then there is The Amboy Dukes, Spacemen 3, and Black Sun Ensemble with songs that defy description. Sounds like your kind of show..... Cool Breeze
James Moore talks with David Lee Sheng TIn about his work as a health coach and his new book AWAKEN TO YOUR DIVINTY: Creating Your Emotional Fitness, The Missing Link to Spiritual Growth.
He is giving a book launch at the Fairfield Public Library Thursday, May 20th at 7:3opm.
NOT TO BE MISSED!!
A delightful, wide-ranging discussion about life as a storyteller in Iowa, the uniqueness of Fairfield, the state of jourmalism, and much more with Iowa treasure Chuck Offenburger, longtime former columnist for the Des Moines Register. Currently semi-retired, living on a farm he rehabbed in Cooper, Iowa, Chuck's been writing and sharing stories the last 15 years on his own website offenburger.com with wife Carla.
His tribute in honor of the passing of colorful centenarian & Fairfield icon Lee Gobble ["It's g-g-g goodbye: Fairfield memorializes its grandest character"] was a touching, funny, warm-hearted, insightful portrait and a wonderful snapshot of the town whose universities, Parsons and MUM, evolved from "Flunkout U" to "Unusual U".
An uptempo show with some jams sprinkled through the mix. Steamhammer is bringing a long old school vamp, and The Men are doing an updated version of the same. Plus some kickin' rock from the likes of Sloan, Mozes and The Firstborn, Fuzz, and Drivin' N' Cryin'. Check the playlist out, most of these songs have been produced in the last two years. The G Man
Mr. Shai Reshef is the President and founder of the University of the People - the world's first tuition-free, non-profit, accredited, online University dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. University of th People has a dmitted students from 150 countries.
Mr. William Peters is the founder and executive director of The Shared Crossing Project. William specializes in end of life and afterlife phenomena. He holds a Master of Arts in Intergral Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies.