audio by artist jame moore

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Thursday August 20 at 1pm, join host and station manager James Moore as he discusses in detail the Sustainable Living Coalition's upcoming Fairfield Ecological Design Center open house and fundraising gala on Saturday August 22 with Mayor Ed Malloy, Iowa State University Extension coordinator Lois Hunt, SLC founder Grover Stock and Go Green committee chair Bob Ferguson.

Enjoy a lively discussion with FF's eco-movers and shakers, doers and groundbreakers, who are raising funds to support an executive director position for Frank Cicela. Frank is responsible for much eco-growth in the community including facilitating the batteries and the wiring for the radio station's solar project. Lois talks abou Scott Timm who has been hired as sustainability coordinator in conjunction with Iowa State University Extension.

- Planet Erstwild - 20100723 - Eddie Turner

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- Planet Erstwild - 20100824 - Roy Eaton

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- Planet Erstwild - 20100903 - Teeple Hansen Gallery

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- Planet Erstwild - 20100903 - Talia Winningham

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- Planet Erstwild - 20100910 - Scott Timm

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- Planet Erstwild - 20101006 - Loebsack, Milner

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- Planet Erstwild - 20101217 - Brother Joel Zimmerman

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110120 - Beth Howard

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Beth HowardAmerican Gothic Pie LadyThank you, Beth, for dropping by solar-powered KRUU-FM in Fairfield this week for your "Weekend Edition" taping with host Liane Hanson that airs Sunday.

But even more so for one of the most sumptuous pieces of apple pie I've ever tasted (not to mention the fruitful conversation).

That it was made in the American Gothic house by an Ottumwa native only adds to the heartland sweetness.

All I can say is if you give Beth Howard a chance, every day is National Pie Day! Have fun in Chicago today where 800 slices of pie will be given away to celebrate National Pie Day. Lord knows, the world needs more pie!!

- Planet Erstwild - 20110120 - Steve Fugate, I Renew

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Iowa Renewability Energy Association managing director Steve Fugate speaks with Planet Erstwild host James Moore about all things renewable and energy efficient.

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110121 Ed Hipp, Toastmaster

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110121 - Jerry Fisher - Redrock

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Christine Goodale talks about reopening her new restaurant, The Crepe Escape, at Everybody's Cafe for lunch fare Tuesday through Saturday.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110128 - David Seagull

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singer/songwriter David Seagull talks about his upcoming concert this Saturday at Cafe P.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110129 - Matt Milner

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110214 - Sue Berkey's Kisses

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Kisses abound this Valentine's Day in F-Town, thanks to the work of Fairfield artist Sue Berkey and an Iowa Arts Council grant.

At 12:30pm and 6:30pm, listen to the backstory of this lovely sun-kissed gesture by the artist who brought you straw-baled, large-scale stars on the bike trail and elsewhere. How many kisses can you find?


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Brent Willett's first installment of his book review segment he calls "The Sound & the Jury," a tip of the hat to American author William Faulkner. He reviews Tom Zoellner's book "URANIUM and The Heartless Stone."


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Steve Bhaerman (aka Swami Beyondananda)Internationally known author, humorist, and practical philosopher Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda), talks with James Moore about his upcoming visit to Fairfield. Also joining the discussion is Teresa Mullan Frease, organizer of the First Annual Southeast Iowa Longevity Symposium at FACC on Saturday, May 14th.

Bhaerman will give an inspiring keynote presentation based on the book Deepak Chopra has called "world-changing": Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There from Here, co-authored with noted cellular biologist Bruce Lipton. He will also present a comedy evening at Morning Star Studio Friday, May 13th. He'll be at the Liberal Catholic Church on Sunday, May 15th and later offer a comedy workshop.

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Chaden Halfill talks with James about a 2-day building rehab workshop he and Bill McAnally will be offering May 31 & June 1 at FACC sponosred by COSC. Bill McAnally will also lead the workshop. Here's his interview with James a few months back.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111014 - JP Sottile

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Political analyst JP Sottile, talking about two recent articles he's written on the deluge of money in our political process and how the Citizens United Supreme Court decision is compounding the problem. JP is a contributing editor of Reader Supported News and his own website is Newsvandal.

- Parsons College Remembered - 20130320- Bill Teeple

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Interview with Bill Teeple

- Planet Erstwild - 20130412-Inside the Headlines

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- Planet Erstwild - 20130510 - Inside the Headlines

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We go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130515-Napoleon Gomez

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Los Mineros President Napoleon Goez 


Napoleon Gomez, the exiled leader of Mexico’s powerful mining and metalworkers union Los Mineros.

His book Collapse of Dignity is just out and it's a helluva read. One of my favorite interviews I've ever done.

You will not think about unions the same way after hearing what this man and his family has been through standing up for workers' rights and safety.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130816 - Inside the Headlines

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"Inside the Headlines" with NEWSVANDAL JP SOTTILE | 4pm This week's three tiers include investigating reporters, i.e., turnabout is fair prey, the economy sucks for you and me, and way beyond belief. All headlines with links listed below.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140411 - Paula Poundstone

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Paula Poundstone I get to speak with two incredible women--one an Emmy award winning author, radio & television personality and highly decorated funny person, the uber intelligent, improvisationally unchallenged and wit smitten kitten Paula Poundstone.

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me is now heard in 5 million homes across the country, including all of the major markets, internationally on NPR Worldwide, streaming on the Internet and via podcast.  In 2008 it received a Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence.  On the show Paula gets to match wits with some of the country’s leading pundits. Poundstone will be doing her comedy magic at The Englert in Iowa City Fri Apr 18th.


- City Business - 20140513 - Micheal Halley

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Learn all about the business of City & State government with regular guests state representative Curt Hanson [1st and 3rd weeks] and fourth ward city council person Michael Halley [2nd and 4th weeks].

Stay informed & keep up on the local and state haps. Shows archived as well.

- Planet Erstwild - Aaron Kness

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James Moore talks on site with Aaron Kness, President of Iowa State Bank & Trust Company to discuss their inspiring solar power initiative working with Ideal Energy.

- Inside the Headlines - Jamesd Moore and J.P. Sottile

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KandiceGreat show planned today. Don't miss it!

with JP Sottile, the Newsvandal

1. Journalism and Journalisn't: Gaza Edition
Foreign Correspondents in Israel Complain of Intimidation
Framing Israel For The War
In Gaza-Israel Coverage, New York Times Purveys Pro-War Propaganda, on Page One
Censorship vs. Accountability in Journalism

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Money, money, money, money, MONEY! And power, power, power, power, too. Newsvandal JP Sottile takes you INSIDE THE HEADLINES with co-host James Moore.

This week's three tiers include: they get what YOU pay for! Power plays with itself. And meanwhile, back at the front--the war front, that is, it's back to the future. Yessir, it's just another manic news week.

For a link to all the headlines discussed in today's show, click 'Read more' below.

- Planet Erstwild - 20150330 - Rob Hubler

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- Planet Erstwild - 20150526-Andy Hallman

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- Planet Erstwild - 20160309 - Medical Cannabis Iowa

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3pm | It's an in depth discussion on the state of medical cannabis in Iowa with four proponents: a doctor, a nurse, a veteran and a citizen advocate. Dr. Steven Jenison, Selly Van Winkle, Jon Custis and Kathy Schnell. Is it time to consider new alternatives to compassionate care, as 23 other states in the union have already done? Tuesday, March 22 at noon at the statehouse in Des Moines, Kathy says there will be a rally with speakers for those interested in pushing the equation forward for medical cannabis in Iowa.