Honored as one of "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" by Utne Reader in 2008, playwright and disability rights activist Susan Nussbaum wrote her first book, Good Kings Bad Kings, recently and promptly won the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.
Published by Algonquin Books in 2013, Susan's debut novel was the 2013-2014 Villanova One Book selection. Good Kings Bad Kings also was the Indie Next Pick for 2012 and was included in the In the Margins Top Ten List for 2014.
Barbara Kingsolver deems Susan's book "fiction at its best" and "a stunning accomplishment." Don't miss The Studio with Cheryl and Susan this week!
Join host Paul Strubell as he discusses the latest in the world of sports.
Co-hosts Newvandal JP Sottile and James Moore go "Inside the Headlines" each week for a look at some of the top stories across the journalistic landscape.
This week's three tiers include irradiating warmth, the good ol' vacuum cleaner economy--at least for the non-ultra well off--and law and orders. Links to all the articles are listed below. Just click "Read more".
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"The moment Hollywood's been waiting for all awards season has (finally) arrived: the 86th Annual Academy Awards" happen Sunday night. Many nominations have clear cut favorites, like Cate Blanchett for Best Actress in Blue Jasmine. However, the big prize- Best Picture is considered the closest race in memory, between Gravity and 12 Years A Slave. We'll be giving our predictions for who'll win that and several other nominations.
The Orpheum Theatre continues to bring in Oscar caliber films with August: Osage County, starting Friday. It has two Oscar nominations: Meryl Streep for Best Actress and Julia Roberts for Best Supporting Actress. The Punk Singer has been held over.
We'll talk about the box office, new releases, what we've seen and more. This will be one of our favorite shows, as we love to handicap the Oscars. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings at 11:30. Kathy Bates, 2003: Every time an Oscar is given out, an agent gets his wings.
Eat at Chocolate, Lose Weight is a game-changing look at the world’s most surprising (and luscious) health food: chocolate.
Based on new groundbreaking research and the amazing results of his clients, who have lost more than 100 pounds, nutritionist and neuroscientist Dr. Will Clower dispels the myth that chocolate is just a "junk food" by revealing how this succulent food contains healthy antioxidants that can actually help you lose weight.
All you have to do is take the Chocolate Challenge: an 8-week plan that reveals which type of chocolate is the healthiest and exactly how you should be eating it to maximize all of its surprising health benefits, including:
With Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight, Dr. Clower is finally bringing his incredibly successful—and delicious—plan to chocolate lovers everywhere!
Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.
This week Generation whY is joined by Michelle Paster. Michelle is a freelance writer and documentarian known for her work on the documentaries Jobs for Rent, Barnyard and The Achievers. All of these films are amazing, but not why we have Michelle on the show! In 2012 Michelle Paster explored the world of dating by going on 365 dates in 365 days, making a short documentary that will come out along side her book.
Andrew and Michelle talk all things sex, dating, and relationships. From Andrew's best pick up lines to Michelle's advice in the dating world, not to mention Ryan Gosling. Do you ever wonder how Millennials deal with these issues? Well, now you're be more informed than you ever wanted to.
Sue Conley, one-half of the the amazing creative team responsible for Cowgirl Creamery cheeses along with her collaborator, Peggy Smith, talked with me about their recently published book, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks. It's much more than a cheese book as it is filled with entrancing recipes, kitchen tips, and the personal story of the Cowgirls. Mac and Cheese lovers make certain you check out their recipe for this classic soul-warming dish. You can find it at the end of the post.
If you haven't experienced their organic cheeses made in Point Reyes, California, the Mt. Tam and Red Hawk are currently available at Whole Foods in Des Moines. Gateway Market in Des Moines is expecting their next shipment of the same two cheeses the first week of March. Both stores will have the seasonal special St. Pat cheese the first part of March.
Andrew Tint sits down with James Meredith, of the Sonos Handbell Ensemble, to talk about their upcoming event, Saturday March 2nd at 3:00 PM at the Sondheim Center.
Enjoy scintillating converstaion with host Melinda Arndt.
Interviews and announcements regarding cultural and civic events happening in and around Fairfield with regular monthly visits from Mayor Ed Malloy, Fairfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Rustin Lippincott and First Fridays ArtWalk DIrector Dania De Bortoli.
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Learn all about the business of City government with regular guest state fourth ward city council person Michael Halley.
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