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- Speaking Freely - 20061003 - Ed Malloy

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Ed Malloy

Ed Malloy

Mr. Ed Malloy is the mayor of Fairfield, Iowa, the home of KRUU 100.1 FM.
Ed recently spear headed a campaign, which got Fairfield designated, as
one of Iowa’s great places. The town will receive a five hundred
thousand dollar grant as a result. Mr. Malloy is also a successful
businessman who is currently President of Danaher Oil.

- Speaking Freely - 20070123 - Maria Ferencz

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An interview with Global Ecovillage Network board member Giovanni Ciarlo from the GEN ecovillage in Huehuecotl, Mexico by BBC filmmaker Stuart Tanner and Planet Erstwild's James Moore.

Lonnie Gamble, KRUU host of Abundant Planet and founder of Fairfield's Abundant Ecovillage, joins the conversation, offering his insights and furthering the discussion with Giovanni.

1 - Gravel Road Radio - Romi Mayes

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Canadian roots songstress, Romi Mayes spends some time with Gravel Road Radio ahead of her Des Moines appearance.
Calling from Texas, " of the hardest working independent musicians in Canada" talks with Dennis James about her upcoming performance in Iowa, working with Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Warren Zevon, Buddy & Julie Miller), the craft of writing, the state of country music, and her distinct, straight forward style.

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- Speaking Freely - Ellen Chenoweth

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- Speaking Freely - MJ Ackbar

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- Speaking Freely - Mahen Bonneti

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25 - Open Views - Richard Baraniuk,

60:15 minutes (55.16 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Richard Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice Richard Baraniuk, CNX.orgUniversity. In 1999 he launched the Connexions project, a non-profit start-up that is aiming to bring the idea of "Rip, Mix, Burn" into the academic world. Connexions is a way for authors, educators, and learners worldwide to collaborate on all kinds of educational materials.

Richard vision is to revolutionize how we interact with textbooks, to make them more interesting, more current, and more relevant to individual academic curricula and institutions. The music world has benefited greatly by the ability to rip tracks, remix them into a different lineup, and customize tracks by our musical tastes. This is what Connexions will do for textbooks - create custom educational material to fit the learning/teaching styles of every user.

Other talks by Rchard Baraniuk: 

26 - Open Views - Wendy Seltzer,

60:17 minutes (55.19 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Windy Seltzer Wendy Seltzer founded and leads the Chilling Effects clearinghouse, a project to study and combat the ungrounded legal threats that chill activity on the Internet. She also helped start and now leads
the Openlaw project, an experiment bringing
the methods of open source and Free Software development to legal
argument in the public interest. 

Ms. Seltzer is currently visiting assistant professor at Brooklyn Law School, where she will be teaching Internet Law and Privacy. She was previously a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, focused on intellectual property and free speech issues. She is also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.

- Lo Fi - Interview with the Legendary Dick Dale

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Dick Dale If you loved the haunting guitarwork from the movie Pulp Fiction, you'll love to hear this rare interview withDick Dale Miserlou maestro heavy surf god guitar slinger Dick Dale by KRUU Lo-Fi host Scott Puffer.

The man who blew out 50 of Leo Fender's amps, a true American original, check out what he has to say about just about anything. 

Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down.

He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right-handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right-handed guitar left-handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.

Dick Dale recently performed at the Picador in Iowa City. 

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Bill Payne of Little Feat


Gary Garles interviews Bill Payne, co-founder of seminal rock band Little Feat.

Payne discusses how he contacted Frank Zappa's record label Bizarre Records, hooked up with Lowell George, and talks about the joy Little Feat experiences simply playing music. 


38 - Open Views - Sunlight Foundation

59:58 minutes (54.91 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Bill Allison, Greg Elin from SunlightFoundation.orgThe Sunlight Foundation was founded in January 2006 with the goal of using the power of the Internet and new information technology to enable citizens to learn more about what Congress and their elected representatives are doing.

Bill Allison is Senior Fellow at the Sunlight foundation, and a veteran investigative reporter. Greg Elin is the chief data architect at Sunlight Labs, the technology wing of the Sunlight Foundation.

36 - Open Views - Vera Franz, OSI

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Vera Franz, Information Program, OSI
Vera Franz is Program Manager of the Open Society Institute's Information Program. In this capacity she leads the Open Information and Intellectual Property Reform programs.

The Information Program supports four initiatives which enable access to knowledge in poorer countries: a project on the reform of intellectual property; the eIFL library consortium; the Open Access Initiative, and an East-East translation program.

Vera Franz talked to me about the detailed problem with the current intellectual property/policy regimes around the world and the OSI's strategy for combatting the issues. Her experience monitoring and working with trade organizations such as the WTO and WIPO provides perspective on how the people drafting these regulations and policies deal with Open Source, Free Culture and transparent processes in general.

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- Open Views - Heather Ford,

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Heather Ford, by Joi ItoHeather Ford is a South African who has worked in the fields of Internet policy, law and management in South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. She is the Executive Director of iCommons, a UK private charitable corporation.

Incubated by Creative Commons,
iCommons is an organisation with a broad vision to develop a united
global commons front by collaborating with open education, access to
knowledge, free software, open access publishing and free culture communities around the world.

Heather joins me on Open Views to talk about her work at iCommons, the challenges of leading an international Free Culture organization, and Free Culture in South Africa.

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William John Sullivan (at Wikipedia)The Free Software Foundation (FSF), started by Richard Stallman, is an advocacy organization promoting computer users' rights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute
computer programs. These rights are part of what the FSF considers as the freedoms for users of computer software:

  • The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
  • The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

John Sullivan
is the Campaigns Manager at the FSF, and has been involved with the BadVista, PlayOgg and Defective by Design educational campaigns, aimed at shedding light on the restrictions imposed on consumers of technology.

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Joi ItoMy guest this week on Open Views is Joichi Ito, Chairman of Creative Commons and Chairman of Six Apart Japan.

Joi has received much recognition for his role as an entrepreneur focused on Internet and technology companies and has founded PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan, and provided the initial venture capital (through his venture firm Neoteny Corp.) to Six Apart, the company that created Movable Type, Typepad and now owns LiveJournal.

He is on the board of Technorati, Digital Garage, WITNESS, Pia Corporation, Socialtext and iCommons. In October of 2004, he was named to the board of ICANN for a three-year term starting December 2004. In August of 2005, he joined the board of the Mozilla Foundation. He also served on the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) from March 2005 until April 2007.

As this all makes clear, Joi Ito is a serial entreprenuer and also a prolific Free Culture activist. He joins me on Open Views to talk about his work with Free Culture both in a global and Japanese context.

- Open Views - Matthew Todd, The Synaptic Leap

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Matthew Todd, Synaptic LeapThe Synaptic Leap is a project started by Ginger Taylor aiming to create enabling systems to make open source, collaborative development straightforward for biomedical researchers. The project bills itself as "Open Biomedical Research", and this is the topic of this week's show.

This week on Open Views I'm joined by Dr. Matthew Todd, lecturer in organic chemistry at the University of Sydney in Australia. Dr. Todd's work in drug discovery for tropical diseases such as schistosomiasis is internationally recognized. He is also a proponent of the use of the Free/Open Source model for doing biomedical research in areas such as tropical diseases and biochemistry.

Dr. Matthew Todd is currently a research advisor at The Synaptic Leap, and we'll be talking about what Open Source in bio-medicine really means, how it is implemented, and what the impact of the Free/Open model is in biomedical research.

- Open Views - Matthew Cockerill, BioMedCentral

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Matthew Cockerill, Biomed Central

On this episode of Open Views I'm joined by Dr. Matthew Cockerill from BioMedCentral, a commercial Open Access publisher. BioMedCentral has a portfolio of 182 journals, a combination of both general titles such as the Journal of Biology, and much more specialized such as Malaria Journal and Biomedcentral Bioinformatics. All the research published by BioMed Central's journals is open access, but BioMed Central also provides access to various additional products and services that require a subscription. BioMed Central also operates Open Repository, a hosted digital repository solution for institutions.

Matthew Cockerill started off as Biomedcentral's first employee, back in 1999, and has since served in several roles: technical director, operations director, and now Publisher, which is essentially like the managing director. He agreed to a conversation to talk about his work at BiomedCentral, and also the relevance of the Open Access model in an interconnected world.

Music Credits: Saregama, Samadhi

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Alexandra Harney, author of "The China Price"

The China Price

Former BBC filmmaker Stuart Tanner and co-host James Moore discuss Alexandra Harney's bold, revelatory work of investigative journalism, THE CHINA PRICE which exposes the gritty realities of conditions in Chinese factories.

Harney, who speaks fluent Japanese and Chinese and wrote for The Financial Times for 9 years, will be phoning in from Hong Kong. A 1997 cum laude graduate of Princeton University with a degree from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affaairs, Harney was born in Washington, DC. Tanner has shot two documentaries in China and one news segment.

It's Tanner & Moore every Thursday night at 7pm CST.

- Planet Erstwild - 20090101- Dr. Eyud Sarraj in Gaza

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James Moore speaks with Dr. Eyad Sarraj from his home in Gaza City.Dr. Eyad Sarraj

Dr. Sarraj is the founder and president of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program and a commissioner of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights.

Read his recent editorial for the Los Angeles Times titled: Catastrophe in Gaza: An Israeli blockade curtails food, fuel, medicine and travel.

Here's a link to an incredible 1996 NY Times piece on Dr. Sarraj by Anthony Lewis: Darkness in Gaza. His criticism of Yassar Arafat and the Palestinian Authority would land him in jail.

- Writer's Voices - 20090703 - Steve Sisgold

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As an author, speaker, practitioner, singer, film maker and businessman, Steve Sisgold has modeled and taught thousands how to use their innate body intelligence to create better health, prosperity and richer and more authentic relationships. His success in all of his endeavors are the result of his heart-felt commitment to embody his true calling. "At least once a day I say the words of Gandhi to myself, 'Your life is your message.' This serves as a constant reminder that I have a purpose which is the catalyst for everything I do.” Steve holds an M.A. in Communications, a B.S. in Business and Certifications in body-centered psychotherapy and relationship counseling. He specializes in body centered therapy and breath work and works out of his retreat home in Novato-Marin County California and also does sessions and retreats in Maui, Hawaii, his other home. He is the author of two books, audio and video programs, a musical CD and a document-tary film with Gay Hendricks. Steve is a weekly contributor to psychologytoday.comPlease join us on Writers’ Voices, hosted by Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn, this Friday, July 3, at 1pm.

- Writer's Voices - 20090710 - Iowa Play Festival

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Join us on Writers' Voices this Friday for a behind-the-scenes talk with the writers for the Iowa Play Festival, July 8-12 at the Sondheim Center. David Patterson and Savannah Quinn will tell us about the festival, and then we’ll hear from two of the writers: William Coleman and Robert Lynn.

The show is hosted by Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn.


- Writer's Voices - 20100717 - Ariane de Bonvoisin

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You won’t want to miss this interview with Ariane de Bonvoisin, hosted by Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn. Ariane’s staggering list of accomplishments is topped off by her latest project, The First30Days.

The First30Days is a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional. Ariane is both Founder and CEO of the company, which launched its beta web site with nearly 50 life change subjects in February 2008.

Its first expression in other media was the release of Ariane’s new book in May 2008, by HarperCollins, aptly entitled The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Any Change.

The First30Days management team is comprised of seasoned former executives from a variety of media companies, including, CNN, International Data Group, News Corporation and Sony. The company’s headquarters, editorial and sales teams are based in the Flatiron district of
New York City.

- Writer's Voices - 20100724 - Marina Spence

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Marina Spence founded The Pink Edge ( in 2007 to help women change their work or their attitude toward work Her book, Make Every Day a Friday! The Joy of Connecting Who You Are With What You Do helps readers successfully navigate the world of career and purpose, with practical actions and spiritual insights. Road tested during Marina’s years in the aggressive, fast-paced atmosphere of Wall Street, the book reveals the Stress-Free Career Change System.

Marina has over 25 years practice with the #1 stress-buster, meditation. While she knows she wasn’t the only person on Wall Street who meditated for an hour before work, sometimes it felt that way. She also taught meditation in Manhattan.

Now Marina juggles management consulting with being an author and mentor. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please Join Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn for this interview on Friday at 1pm

- Writer's Voices - 20090803 - Victoria Moran

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Who couldn’t use a little hope in their lives these days? Times may be tough, but we still have the power to live richly and to create potential in each moment. Bestselling author Victoria Moran shares her effervescent vision in LIVING A CHARMED LIFE, which offers fifty action-inspiring essays that show us how to custom craft our very own blessed lives. Covering topics such as living richly, staying close to what makes you come alive, and how to be completely, utterly yourself, Moran emphasizes that this kind of happiness is possible for anyone of any age in any circumstance.

Victorian Moran is an inspirational speaker, a certified life coach, and the author of ten books including the international bestseller Creating a Charmed Life. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Body + Soul, Natural Health, and Yoga Journal. Her blog, “Your Charmed Life,” is published daily on She lives a charmed life in New York City.

- Writer's Voices - 20090810 - Dean Gabbert

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Former Fairfield Ledger Editor Dean Gabbert and his publicist Marilyn Candido will be at the KRUU studio on Friday August 7, to be interviewed by Caroline Kilbourn and Chamaigne Montana on Writers’ Voices. Dean's river writings have earned him two awards: the 2006 James V. Swift Prize in Maritime Literature from the Herman T. Pott National Inland Waterways Library, St. Louis; and a 1993 Public Service Commendation from the U.S. Coast Guard. Dean and his wife were both long time staffers at the Fairfield Ledger. They moved to Nuavoo when he retired as Editor and Publisher in 1985. If you go for rivers and riverboats, you'll enjoy Dean Gabbert's latest book, a collection of river stories entitled Brown-Water Boating. Spanning 45 years, the stories will take you places you’ve never been before. Many of these stories appeared in the Waterways Journal and other publications, including the Fairfield Ledger. Among other things, this book is a fascinating history of our area. Dean is also the author of two Mississippi River novels, The Log of the Jessie Bill (1993) and Let the Lower Lights be Burning (2002). Please tune in to welcome Dean Gabbert back to Fairfield!

- Writer's Voices - 20090814 - Dixie Burkhart

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This week on Writers' Voices, we interview Dixie Burkhart, author of "Facts Don't Matter", a provocative book about what she calls "court assisted business fraud", something that she experienced personally when a business agreement gone bad ended up in court. Is "judicial discretion" a door that has opened too wide to allow rulings by opinion?

Dixie Burkhart was born, raised and continues to live in Southeast Iowa with her second husband. She has children, grandchildren, and an extended family. She was a state bureaucrat for seventeen years, worked in the financial services for more than twenty years, was involved with a radio station actively for five years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Iowa Wesleyan College, a Master of Science from The American College, and a PHD from Walden University. She also holds several professional designations including Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant.

- Writer's Voices - 2009082 - Fran Kennedy

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“Imagine how much fun it was to ask the Ten Speed Press for 45,000 copies of The Pickle Patch Bathtub,” says Iowa’s First Lady, Christy Vilsack, who selected the book to be given to each of Iowa’s 42,000 kindergartners as part of her literacy program in 2006.

In her column on, Christy writes, “When I chose The Pickle Patch Bathtub,” by Dubuque writer Frances Kennedy,… I had no idea it would also touch a chord in Iowa’s senior citizens.” While visiting small town libraries, Christy recounts the true story told in the book, about the author’s mother Donna. When Donna was 12, she grew pickles to make money to buy a real bathtub from the Sears and Roebuck Catalog. (She had outgrown the galvanized tub in the kitchen.) With the contribution of her sibling’s Christmas dimes, she finally had enough to buy the tub, which sat in a crate on the front porch until after harvest, when it was enjoyed by the whole family.

- Writer's Voices - 20090828 - Catherine Clinton

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Catherine Clinton will be calling us all the way from Italy on Friday to talk with us about her new book, Mrs. Lincoln - A Life. Often brushed off as crazy, Mrs. Lincoln was actually a very accomplished woman, but who suffered a lot of tragedy. She was the first president's wife to be known as the "First Lady", and as a First Lady and wife of President Lincoln, she had a shaping influence on American History.

Catherine Clinton is also the author of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, which was named as one of the best nonfiction books of 2004 by the Christian Science Monitor and the Chicago Tribune, as well as Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars.

Educated at Harvard, Sussex, and Princeton, she is a member of the advisory committee to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Bicentennial Commission, and holds a chair in U.S. history at Queen's University Belfast.

- Writer's Voices - 20090904 - Mary Gottschalk

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Please help Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana welcome Mary Gottschalk to Fairfield by tuning in to Writers' Voices this Friday at 1pm. Mary is coming in from Des Moines to be a live guest on KRUU and looking forward to exploring our Fair city. After 35 years and six career changes that took her to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Central America, Mary finished her first book, Sailing Down the Moonbeam. Today, Mary makes her living as a free lance writer and speaker. Her lectures cover topics such as career planning and the amazing things that can happen when you look at risk as a career management tool. Mary’s memoir is the tale of a New York career woman who decided there was more to life than high finance and a million frequent flier miles she would never have time to use. In what seemed like an outrageous risk at age 40, she and her investment banker husband left family, friends and careers behind in favor of seeing the world from the deck of a sailboat. The three-year journey took her through uncharted waters -- in her marriage and her career as well as on the ocean.

- Writer's Voices - 20090911 - Hugh Ferrer

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Hugh Ferrer will be at the KRUU station on Friday to talk with Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana on Writers’ Voices.

Hugh Ferrer is the associate director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program. He earned an AB in Philosophy from Princeton University and an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has been with the IWP since 2001. For five years he was fiction editor of The Iowa Review, and is now working on his first novel.
The topic of Hugh Ferrer's lecture at University of Iowa Summer
Writers' Festival this year was “The Big, Silent Dialogue”. He has graciously agreed to come speak with us about his lecture and the dialogue between books. This should be a fascinating interview!

- Writer's Voices - 20091016 - Michelle Wildgen

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But Not For Long by Michelle Wildgen, tells the story of a sustainable-foods cooperative house going through some summer blackouts and gas shortages, forcing them out of their insular house and into the larger community. In a novel that is swift, slyly funny, and rich in atmosphere, But Not for Long reveals how a few tense days inside a small community show us who we are. You can listen to this interview at

People Magazine says:

“An evocative look at the green movement that includes improbably interesting passages on everything from artisanal cheese caves to the joys of hunting for morels in a damp forest, But Not For Long is also a stirring meditation on modern angst and the meaning of selflessness.” —People Magazine

- Writer's Voices - 20091023 - Constantine Darling

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Over a span of 30 years, Constantine Darling has led intensive study groups exploring meditation, Gurjieffian philosophy, Chi Gong, deep sleep and dream recall, power dreaming and dream linking. Through nutrition, trance work, meditation and extensive breath work, he has helped many grateful participants uncover deeper layers of sleep, leading to transformative dream recall. He holds four black belts in martial arts, and has trained thousands of students in Chien Lung, a Chinese Martial Arts system. He has had a long career as a professional dancer, soloist, choreographer and artistic director, and teacher/studio owner. You can listen to the interview at

- Writer's Voices - 20091030 - Rick Hanson

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- Writer's Voices - 20091106 - David Simon

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Writers’ Voices and KRUU FM welcome Dr. David Simon, Chopra Center co-founder. Tune in this Friday, November 6, 1pm Central Time for this interview hosted by Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana.

Dr. David Simon is a board-certified neurologist and pioneer in the medical field. His personal mission is to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st century. Since he began his association with Deepak Chopra, M.D. in the 1980’s, Dr. Simon has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on effective and appropriate use of holistic health care practices, specifically ayurveda – the 5,000-year-old healing tradition of India.

- Writer's Voices - 20091113 - Stephen Covey

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Stephen Covey

Writers' Voices will be replaying our interview with Stephen Covey this Friday, January 1, at 1pm Central.

Monica Hadley and Chamaigne Montana talk with Dr. Stephen Covey about his rare visit to Fairfield to give a free lecture at the Sondheim Center on November 20, 2009. Dr. Covey wrote his latest book, “Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times” in response to our current economic situation. Dr. Covey’s previous book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," has been named the #1 most influential business book of the Twentieth Century.

- Writer's Voices - 20091123 - Hope Edelman

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Hope Edelman

The Possibility of Everything,examines how an otherwise mainstream mother finds herself making the rather unorthodox choice to take her three-year old daughter to Mayan healers in Belize. The Possibility of Everything chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed Edelman from a person believing only in the visible and the "proven" to someone open to the idea of larger, unseen forces.

- Writer's Voices - 20091130 - Davd Daniels

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Dr. DanielsTune in at this Friday, November 27 at 1pm Central to hear Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn interview Dr. David Daniels about his updated and re-released book, The Essential Enneagram. Dr. Daniels is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford Medical School. He is co-author of The Essential Enneagram with Virginia Price, PhD. In private practice for more than three decades, David has taught the enneagram system at Stanford University and internationally for 15 years.

- Writer's Voices - 20091204 - Patrick Ireland

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Patrick IrelanMonica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn will be speaking with Iowa writer Patrick Irelan about his collection of short stories entitled, Reruns. These stories will take you places you can’t ignore. Welcome to
a world of office anarchy, self-improvement fraud, and space aliens who live in silos. Observe an urban scene so ugly that it drives people into group therapy. Enroll in a correspondence course taught by a man who knows nothing about the subject matter. Sit in on a meeting of the Burning Desire Romance Writers. Apply for a job at the Ray of Hope Greeting Card Company. Join us now as we enter a cultural dreamland in which every day is just another televised rerun.

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Caryn Mirriam-GoldbergThe Sky Begins at Your Feet is an unforgettable cancer memoir by veteran writer and poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will be hosting Writers' Voices this Friday, December 11, at 1pm Central Time. Tune in at

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the 2009-2011 Poet Laureate of Kansas, and a long-time transformative language artist. As a poet, fiction and non-fiction writer, teacher, mentor, and facilitator, she explores and celebrates how the spoken, written and sung word can help us live more meaningful and vibrant lives. Founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, where she teaches, she values social and personal transformation through the spoken, written and sung word.

- Writer's Voices - 20091218 - Janice Taylor

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Janice TaylorTune in to, Friday at 1pm Central to hear why Janice Taylor believes you can wake up New Years morning thinner than you are now! Janice is one of the country's leading health and wellness coaches, a weight-loss artist®, a motivational speaker, author, creator of the popular e-letter Our Lady of Weight Loss, the Kick in the Tush Club, and contributor to The Huffington Post, Today's Health & Wellness Magazine, and She has been featured in The Oprah Magazine, NY Times, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Chicago Sun Times, LA Times,,, Fitness and Health magazine. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs across the country including Discovery Health and Naomi's New Morning on the Hallmark Channel.

- Writer's Voices - 20091225 - Steve Parker

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Tune into or 100.1 FM in Fairfield this Friday, January 8 at 1pm Central Time to hear Sherry Ellis talk about her new book, Now Write! Non-Fiction. This is an essential handbook for non-fiction writers, featuring the trusted personal writing exercises of today's masters of creative non-fiction, including Gay Talese, Reza Aslan, John Matteson, Tilar Mazzeo, and many more!

During the second half-hour of the show, we'll talk with John Sorflatten about the upcoming Fairfield Art Walk Film Expo, February 5-6. This will be Fairfield's 6th Annual celebration of Iowa film-making and script-writing. If you missed the interview, you can listen to it at

- Writer's Voices - 20100115 - Michael Gatesgill

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- Writer's Voices - 20090122 - Michael Murphy

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Writers' Voices welcomes Michael Murphy to the show. We will be discussing his books, "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" and "What the Animals Said to Me". "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" is both a memoir and an example of a writing technique that Michael teaches. He has taught writing at MIU and independently. Both of these books were wonderful reads and we are looking forward to getting to know Michael a little better in what promises to be an engaging interview. To find out more or join the conversation, check out our new website,

- Writer's Voices - 20100122 - Michael Murphy

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Writers' Voices welcomes Michael Murphy to the show. We will be discussing his books, "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" and "What the Animals Said to Me". "Murphy's Laws of the Inner Life" is both a memoir and an example of a writing technique that Michael teaches. He has taught writing at MIU and independently. Both of these books were wonderful reads and we are looking forward to getting to know Michael a little better in what promises to be an engaging interview. To find out more or join the conversation, check out our new website,

- Writer's Voices - 20100129 - Marisa Handler

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Marisa Handler Loyal to the SkyMarisa Handler, author of Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist is our guest on Writers' Voices this week. Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will ask Marisa to tell about her fascinating journey from apartheid South Africa, to the U.S., to Israel, India, Nepal, Ecuador, Peru.  Not surprisingly, Marisa became deeply interested in social justice work during her travels, and this memoir takes a look at the social justice movement.  It's a riveting and educational read, that has received high praise.  Please join us for what promises to be an intriguing interview.

- Writer's Voices - 20100108 - Christine Arylo

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Author, coach, speaker, and self-love expert, Christine Arylo, is our next guest on Writers' Voices. In her book, Choosing Me Before We, she teaches that loving yourself first opens doors to finding the relationship, and the life that you truly want. In 2008, she launched "Madly in Love with Me", an international movement to inspire women and girls.  

Christine traded in her career helping to build brand images for companies like Gap, Visa, and Frito Lay, to help 21st Century women, who can now do anything and feel that they have to do everything.

Chamaigne Montana and Caroline Kilbourn will host this interview.

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Jill Esbaum



Our guest this week on Writers' Voices is Jill Esbaum, award winning picture book author and instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature.  She is also the Quad Cities Chair for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. 

Cheryl Johnson will be guest co-hosting the show and speaking during the last portion of the show about the upcoming Iowa Summer Writing Festival.  Now is the time to start registering for workshops, and Cheryl has the inside scoop!

- Writers' Voices - 20100221 - Gloria Wendrof

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Gloria WendroffLocal Fairfield writer Gloria Wendroff will be our guest on Writers' Voices this week, along with her business partner, Santhan. They will be discussing Gloria's inspired writings, known as Heavenletters, which have a huge following on the internet. Gloria will be teaching a workshop on Godwriting™ this weekend in Fairfield. The workshop is titled "Come Play with Me!", and will teach us how to open up to receive personal messages from God through writing.

- Writer's Voices - 20100226 - Jeff Klien

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Jeff KleinAs CEO and Activator of Working For Good, Jeff Klein produces collaborative, multi-sector Cause Alliance Marketing programs that drive social and environmental change, while addressing the business objectives of alliance partners. Jeff also co-founded Conscious Capitalism, Inc with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market.

- Writer's Voices - 20100312 - Michael Lineberger

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MichaeMichael Linenbergerl Linenberger is being called the "Efficiency Guru". He's a renowned speaker, teacher, and consultant, and author of four top-selling productivity books, including Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook, the #1 bestselling book on Microsoft Outlook for four years running.

His new Master Your Workday Now! Proven Strategies to Control Chaos, Create Outcomes & Connect Your Work to Who You Really Are focuses on managing email and task lists, maximizing productivity, and finding your "life's work". Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn are looking forward to welcoming Michael Linenberger this Friday at 1pm on KRUU.

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WickedIn a two-episode special event, Writers’ Voices unveils the makings of The Wizard of Oz and its prequel, Wicked, through biographers Evan Schwartz and Carol de Giere.

Tune in Friday, March 19 at 1pm Central ( to hear Evan Schwartz, author of Finding Oz: How L. Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story, reveal both the spiritual teachings and life experiences that inspired The Wizard of Oz. Involving a Swami from the 1893 World’s Fair and a real yellow brick road, this is a fascinating inside look into a creative work that has touched all our lives. You might even find yourself pondering, “Am I a good witch or a bad witch…or both?!”

- Writer's Voices - 20100326 - Carol de Giere

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Carol de GiereWriters' Voices continues the "Oz" theme started last week, with this interview with Fairfield-connected Carol de Giere, author of Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz from Godspell to Wicked. Carol interviewed Schwartz and his colleagues, friends, and family extensively for this book. She narrates his career from writing Godspell's score at age 23 to his phenomenal success with Wicked. She also covers his not-so-successful creative endeavors. Of interest to other artists and writers is the "Creativity Notes" that share insights about the artistic life.

- Filmosophers - 20100416 - Peter Beamish

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Last January a friend sent me a video on youtube titled "2010 Predictions From Beyond". I loved it- the message from the Sedona Journal Of Emergence, the intriguing production and resonant music by One Eskimo. I was inspired to check out the producer's website, and discovered Peter Beamish. Turns out he produced the 2 DVD set video I almost checked out from the Fairfield Library: Introducing Abraham; the Secret Behind "The Secret"?

Peter was going along very successfully in broadcast and corporate television for two decades, but felt the longing for a deeper experience of Life many of us understand. The rabbit hole to his spiritual highway was ignited by the Redpill, the film The Matrix. "I stepped outside the theatre after seeing The Matrix and the world was somehow slightly tilted. It never did straighten out for me again." [click "Read more", below]

- Speaking Freely - 20100427 - Neil Cunningham

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Neil Cunningham is an American actor who has appeared in numerous movies. Among them: The Taking of Pelham 1,-2-3, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Sweet Dreams, Alice's Restaurant, On the Brink, and One Across the Ground. He most recent role was in the HBO movie, You Don't Know Jack. Directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino the film is about Dr. Kevorkian.

- Writer's Voices - 20100430 - Lucia Rene - Interview

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James Moore talks with Patti Miller about her work in the civil rights movement and in the same offices as Martin Luther King in Chicago in the mid-60s. She gives a talk at the Fairfield Public Library on MLK Day, Jan 16 at 7:30pm, sponsored by the Fairfield Volunteer Center. Her website is She has a book and a documentary film in the works.

- Planet Erstwild - 20120113 - Author Thomas Frank

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Best-selling author Thomas Frank's new book is "Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle & the Unlikely Comeback of the Right." He'll discuss that and much more with PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore. Moore interviewed him a few years ago for his book "Wrecking Crew." Other works include "What's the Matter with Kansas?" and "One Market Under God." He is a columnist for Harper's Magazine, founding editor of The Baffler magazine, and a former Op-ed writer for the Wall Street Journal.

In Pity the Billionaire, Frank, the great chronicler of American paradox, [uses] firsthand reporting, a deep knowledge of the American Right, and a wicked sense of humor, [to deliver a] full diagnosis of the cultural malady that has transformed collapse into profit, reconceived the Founding Fathers as heroes from an Ayn Rand novel, and enlisted the powerless in a fan club for the prosperous. [Amazon]

- Planet Erstwild - 20120202 - Ari Berman

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Ari Berman, contributing writer for The Nation, talks about his book HERDING DONKEYS, which has just been released in paperback edition. Ari, who has written for the NY Times, Rolling Stone, Editor & Publisher and The Guardian, grew up in Fairfield and hosted Politickin' with Ari in 2007-08 on KRUU-FM. Here's Ari's piece from today's Nation called "How the GOP is resegregating the South."

- Planet Erstwild - 20120529

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James Moore talks with Nicky Severson about the upcoming winefest in Des Moines.

- Planet Erstwild - 20120604

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James Morre talks to Troy Vanbeek, Tim Scott, and Anna Bruen about the solar workshop.

- Planet Erstwild - 20120622 - Fred Branfman

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Fred Branfman talks with PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore about his Salon magazine piece "When Chomsky Wept." Expect a wide-ranging discussion. During sustained periods of political, spiritual and psychological activity, Branfman has sought to understand and improve human affairs He has been published in N.Y. Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe,  Harper’s, Playboy, The Nation, New Republic, Salon, Tikkun, Newsday, The Progressive, Alternet, Huffington Post, Truthdig, and many more. His website is

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We have the honor of speaking with Jeffrey Hollender, founder of Seventh Generations, a Greenpeace board member, and founder of the American Sustainable Business Council which consists of over 150,000 businesses across the country. Jeffrey, Paul Tarnoff and Troy Van Beek of Ideal Energy, all attended an all day session at the White House where they met with 29 Obama administration officials.

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3pm: A discussion with peace activist Kathy Kelly Kathy Kelly

Thanks Ed Flaherty and the Iowa Peace network for alerting me to the mural exhibit "Windows & Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan." An opening reception is being held Sun, Sept 9th, 1-3pm at the Coralville Public Library, Lower Level, in Coralville. (The exhibit at the library runs September 1-30th.)

On Wed, Sept 12th at 7pm, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly will speak about her experiences in Afghanistan with the Afghan Peace Volunteers, and the path to end the decades-long cycle of war there. Co-founder of the Voices in the Wilderness & co-coordinator of Voices of Creative Nonviolence, Kathy has made countless trips to Iraq, been arested 60 times in pursuit of justice & peace, and has recently been working in Kabul. Learn about the 2 million friends campaign here with peace workers in Afghanistan reaching out to end the war there.

- Planet Erstwild - 20120907 - AmericInn GM Kory Madson

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James Moore talks with General Manager Kory Madson. The AmericInn Fairfield hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of Highways 1 and 34 in Fairfield, Iowa close to the Jefferson County Medical Center and only minutes from the Maharishi University of Management and Southeast Iowa attractions.

This AmericInn is a new prototype featuring a contemporary design. The three-story hotel features an open lobby that encompasses a beverage bar, breakfast dining area, business center and meeting room. The AmericInn Fairfield is constructed with special energy conservation features including motion-monitoring energy management systems in all guestrooms, high efficiency windows, energy efficient construction and interior placement of the pool to retain heat.

- Planet Erstwild - 20120914 - Jeremiah Goulka

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James speaks with Jeremiah Goulka, a DC-based journalist who penned an essay this week WHY I LEFT THE GOP for TomDispatch that was picked up by Salon, Mother Jones, The Nation & others. Formerly an analyst at the RAND Corporation, a recovery worker in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice,

Goulka was raised in Chicago in the Rockefeller Republican tradition with dreams of becoming involved in Republican politics. He talks about his personal transformation stirred by a visit to Iraq and a stark confrontation with poverty in Hurricane Katrina-stricken New Orleans.

- Planet Erstwild - 20120914 - Greg Palast

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In the first hour, PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with investigative journalist/best-selling author Greg Palast about his piece THE WORST TEACHER IN CHICAGO highlighting the dynamics at work in the teacher strike underway in Chicago, the biggest in 26 years, especially with Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel now mayor. Palast also discusses his newest book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, on sale now. Author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse. Palast may be best known for uncovering Katherine Harris' purge of blacks from Florida's voter rolls in the 2000 presidential election.

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Film director Cullen Thomas and producer Donald Revolinski talk with Stuart Tanner and James Moore about the world premiere of their new film.

"The Vindication of Ronald Clay" will be screening at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center on Friday, September 21st at 7:30pm. This screening is one night only. Formal dress is encouraged.

Shot on location in Fairfield, Iowa, with an all Iowa cast and crew, "The Vindication of Ronald Clay" is a smart, stylistic adventure about the interwoven fables of five patrons to a coffee shop at the center of the universe. Set in an alternate timeline where Napoleon's descendents still rule.

The Vindication of Ronald Clay is equal parts Flash Gordon, Dick Tracey, and The Princess Bride, with lots of spies, lies, machinations and fun. Proudly co-sponsored by KRUU-FM.


- Planet Erstwild - 20120905 - Joshua Tree & Macro7

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James Moore interviews Joshua Tree about his new nonprofit Macro7.

He says: Join us in Dalby Hall at 7:30pm

on Tuesday Sep. 18, 2012. 


"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”

- Planet Erstwild - 20120928 - Sue Goodwin

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Sue Goodwin, executice producer of NPR's "Talk of the Nation" with Neal Conan speaks with PLANET ERSTWILD host and station co-founder James Moore. A true radio passionista, Goodwin has worked in public radio for over 20 years. She was visiting Fairfield for the first time to reconnect with long lost high school buddy, Dr. Deborah Peters. Also, her son attends Grinnell University.

- Planet Erstwild - 20121012 - Amir, the Hair Mechanic

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PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore talks with one of his favorite people, Amir, the Hair Mechanic, an Iraqi soldier who fought against Iran and following the first Bush War became a political refugee in the early 90s when he revolted against Saddam Hussein. Now a proud American citizen who'd defend this country with his life to protect his home and children, he watches events in the Middle East with a sober, reflective and wary eye.

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James Moore chats with Eniko & Robert Reeder about their Waldorf-inspired Singing Cedars School and Saturday, October 20th's 2nd Annual Community Celebration taking place from 11am-5pm.

Enjoy a fun family day of live music, good food, croquet and more at Singing Cedars! Featuring the music of: • All Souls on Deck (Sharon Bousquet, Phoenix Jordan, Tim Britton, George Foster, Robert Reeder and Nina Benjamin) • Purple Hat (Robert Reeder, Frank Cenatori and David Carlisle) • Frank and Nina (Frank Cenatori and Nina Benjamin)

PLUS! Singing Cedars 2nd Annual Croquet Tourney! Try your hand at winning the coveted “Winner's Jacket” Limited to 16 entrants - Reserve your position now! BBQ Chicken Plate or Veggie Burger Plate

Click here for info on location and pricing details. Singing Cedars is a Waldorf inspired non-profit organization. All proceeds are tax deductible and will go towards supporting operation and expansion costs. Co-sponsored by solar-Powered KRUU-FM.

- Planet Erstwild - 20121015 - Sara Zeluff

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Interview Tue 12:30pm | Thu 6:30pm | Sat 11:30am

James Moore speaks with Hollywood casting producer Sara Zeluff who's coming to town Tue Oct 23 from 4pm-8pm in search of local talent for a brand new AMC docuseries with the working title "Road Show." The unscripted series will present small-town talent shows from around the country, offering locals a chance to shine in the national spotlight.

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Bluesman extraordinaire Larry Garner speaks with James Moore about his new record, BLUES FOR SALE, and upcoming performance at Morning Star Studio Saturday, October 27th. With all the honesty and power of the blues Larry delivers a show that has earned him 7 W. C. Handy nominations including 4 for Best Contemporary Blues Male Artist. In 2002 Larry was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame. He is the winner of the BB King’s Lucille Award, three time recipient of Blues Songwriter of the Year Award in Paris, the Slim Harpo Ambassador for the Blues Award in Baton Rouge, and many more.

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James Moore talks with Atlanta attorney Loren Collins, author of BULLSPOTTING: Finding Facts in the Age of Misinformation, about the DVD called "Dreams of My Real Father" by Joel Gilbert whose film is showing this weekemd in Fairfield, calling it "complete bunk." The DVD asserts that Obama's Kenyan father is a ruse to cover the "real" story: Obama is actually a red diaper baby, the son of commie/poet Frank Marshall Davis. Gilbert has made other films: one claiming Paul McCartney is dead and another that Elvis Presley is alive. 

The assertions of the story, according to Collins, simply do not hold up to simple investigative scientific scrutiny. Collin's website barackcryphal has the breakdown in clear detail. Up till this moment, it's received little comment from media and screened at only six places in the past two months, according to Gilbert's offical website. But perhaps flying under the radar means it will have a little explosion in key swing states just in the run up to the election, begging the age-old question: When money talks it is impolite for facts to interrupt?

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November 30-Dec 2, The Department of Sustainable Living at Maharishi University of Management will host Australian expert, Darren Doherty, for his workshop on Drought-Proofing Your Farm Utilizing Keyline Design. Keyline Design is a technique for maximizing beneficial use of water resources of a piece of land. Keyline Farming is an integrated approach to broadscale landscape design and a practice that emphasizes soil building and innovative water harvesting, with the resultant soils becoming the largest reservoir of water in a landscape. The workshop will also cover survey and layout methods including GPS (Global Positioning Systems). There's a Free Friday Eve Public lecture Nov 30 at Argiro Center at 7:30 pm and a weekend workshop at the-New Sustainable Living Building, MUM Campus: 9-5 Sat.and Sun. For more information, contact Molly Reiff at or 319.594.0086 or Leanne Hays at or 641.472.1174. Click on the pic to register. Cosponsored by KRUU-FM.

- Speaking Freely - 20121111 - Cindy Williams

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Dennis talks with actor/comediene Cindy Williams, who starred in the "Laverne & Shirley Show" and the seminal movie "American Grafitti." Cindy discusses her career and upcoming performance for the Sondheim Center production of Nunset Boulevard. That's right, folks. Cindy will be in Fairfield for one night only Thursday, November 15th.

- Planet Erstwild - 20121129 - Dr. Ron Leymaster

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Pirate Satellite host Bruce Miller interviews awakened Dr. Ron Leymaster, a seasoned mental health professional with over thirty years' experience assisting people in making real life changes. His passion, life experience and training help his clients to find the fire that burns within, to define who they are,  He became involved with the Oneness Blessing through the teachings of Bhagavan Kalki years ago. He is taking part in the 2012 Earth Expo Dec 1st & 2nd at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City.

- Planet Erstwild - 20121129 - John Newton

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James Moore interviews John Newton, the founder of Health Beyond Belief. John returns to Fairfield to do his complementary healing work, as well as keynote the 2012 Earth Expo which is taking place Dec 1 & 2 at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City.

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KRUU 100.1 FM station manager James Moore talks with Lori Knox at the Chamber of Commerce and First Fridays Artwalk Director Dania De Bortoli about this month's holiday gingerbreadpalooza. It's the Chamber's 9th year supporting the gingerbread house extravaganza. The event sponsor is Hy-Vee.

- Planet Erstwild - 20121215 - Inside the Headlines

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we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sotille. This week it's Lasting Impressions, the Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You and Food Fights. For a list of all the headlines with links, click on Read more below.

- Great Taste - 20121226 - Great Taste

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- Planet Erstwild - 20130104 - Azril Bacal

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Host James Moore speaks with Azril Bacal who came from Peru, now visiting his daughter in Fairfield before heading to Sweden. This spring, he hopes to go to Tunisia for the World Social Forum which we'll learn about.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130104 - Brando Piggue

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Brando Piggue, president of the campus-based group NetImpact, talks with host James Moore about activities planned around this year's Martin Luther King Day. A Lord's Cupboard food drive gets underway January 14 at drop off points around the city, with a campus blitz January 18 and special entertainment in Dalby Hall at 7:30pm with keynote speaker Patti Miller. For more information the website is

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Welcome Monica Hadley back to live radio this Friday as she and guest host Bob Ferguson interview Peter Fusaro, noted speaker and author of 16 books including “What Went Wrong at Enron.” His three most recent books have been “Cut Carbon, Grow Profits,”  “Energy & Emissions: Collision or Convergence” and “Energy & Environmental Hedge Funds: The New Investment Paradigm.”  

Peter is an energy industry thought leader noted for his keen insights in emerging energy and environmental financial markets. He has been on the forefront of energy and environmental change for over 30 years focusing on oil, gas, power, coal, emissions, carbon trading and renewable energy markets.

- The Studio - 20130107 - Jill Farmer

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Certified Master Life Coach Jill Lingwall Farmer's mission in life is teaching fun, open-minded men and women how to overcome their belief that there's not enough time to get everything done.

In this premiere episode of KRUU's new show "The Studio," Jill shares client-tested strategies for streamlining to-do lists so that they reflect our deepest motivations in life and ensure satisfaction and success.

A former TV anchor and consumer issues reporter, Jill's a summa cum laude graduate of Drake University's School of Journalism. She's received Emmy Awards and other accolades for excellence in reporting. Her book, "There's Not Enough Time...And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves" was published in 2012. Don't miss this life-changing hour!

- Great Taste - 20130109- Great Taste

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Joining us for a discussion about the ongoing evolution of the local food economy are four of our dedicated area producers:  Cary Spray (Nature's Way), Claude Nicholson (Sharon's Produce), Steven McLaskey (MUM Green House), and Barb Grijalva (Back to Basics).  Also, we have a delegation coming from Ottumwa organized by Executive Chef/Department Chair of the Indian Hills Culinary Arts Program, Gordon Rader.  Chef Rader has been one of the primary movers behind the effort to establish a year-round indoor market and educational facility in Ottumwa, called Market on Main.

- The Studio - 20130114 - Rob Cline

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Cedar Rapids Arts and Culture Professional Rob Cline wears a lot of hats. He's Director of Marketing and Communications for the University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium, Grants Manager of Cedar Rapids Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, and Series Coordinator of Out Loud!, the Metro Library Network Author Series.

Somehow he's also managed to write and publish a great new mystery, Murder by the Slice. And-- launch the 365 Short Stories reading campaign for 2013. How does he do it???

Find out at The Studio this week!

- Writers' Voices - 20130111 - Norman Zierold

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"That Reminds Me: A Conversational Memoir" by Norman Zierold, takes the reader on an exuberant journey, both outward and inward, from pre-Depression-era Iowa (the Amana Colonies), to Europe, NYC, Hollywood, and back again to Iowa (Fairfield, that is.) Join Writers' Voices hosts Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn to learn from Norman the inside stories that only the author of such Hollywood biographies as "Garbo", "The Child Stars", and "The Moguls" would know.  How did a boy from the Amanas come to rub elbows with the rich and famous of the mid-20th century?  And what brought him back to Iowa?

"That Reminds Me" will be released on Amazon January 12, 2013.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130117 - Leah Bolger

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Leah Bolger, president of the Veterans for Peace, shares her story and experiences of 20 years in the U.S. Navy and more recently as a peace activist. She travelled to Pakistan last year to take part in a convoy led by Imran Khan to protest the use of drones.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130118 - Inside the Headlines

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We have a very special segment planned for you. Newsvandal JP Sottile and James will highlight several emerging conspiracy angles and consider a few older ones as well. Zero Dark Thirty--a government propaganda coup? We'll share thoughts. Also, take a look at some good news and odds & ends. Click "Read more" below for link to sourced headlines.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130115 - Tom Todoroff

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Acting coach/director/producer Tom Todoroff talks with James Moore about his career and upcoming workshop in Fairfield on Saturday, January 26th at Morning Star Studio.

- The Studio - 20130121 - Phyllis Khare

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Phyllis KhareSocial Media Marketing expert Phyllis Khare, co-founder of an online learning center called the Social Media Manager School, has tons of advice for entreprenuers and others seeking to use online resources wisely. Phyllis authored Social Media Marketing eLearning Kit for Dummies and coauthored Facebook Marketing All-In-One for Dummies. She's been a featured guest on Social Media Examiner, eMarketingVids, and many Twitter Chat Events. She's also an experienced entrepreneur. Don't miss this show--you're bound to learn something new!

Planet Erstwild - 20130123 - Bettie Andrews

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Fri 3:30pm, James Moore speaks with Executive Director/CEO Betty Andrews about an exciting 2-day event celebrating I"ll Make Me a World in Iowa as the first major festival of the year; the kickoff to Black History Month; the home of Iowa's newest official state song (titled I'll Make Me a World in Iowa's); with over 20,000 projected attendance.It's composed of three events: Education Day [Fri 9am-2pm]; Excellence Gala [Fri 7pm-9:30pm] and Saturday's Celebration Day Festival [10am-7pm] featuring Billy Dee Williams, Lady Tramaine Hawkins ("Oh Happy Day"), and many other stellar events including soul food, fun for the kids with inflatables, pony rides, and much, much more. For more info, the phone number is 515-288-7171.

Planet Erstwild - 20130123 - Tom Paxton

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Tom Paxton is an American folk singer and singer-songwriter who has been writing, performing and recording music for over forty years. In 2009, Paxton received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

His songs include modern standards such as "The Last Thing on My Mind", "Bottle of Wine", "Whose Garden Was This?", "The Marvelous Toy", and "Ramblin' Boy". Paxton's songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger and The Weavers, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Doc Watson, Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, The Chad Mitchell Trio, John Denver, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Willie Nelson, Flatt & Scruggs, The Fireballs, and many others.

He has performed thousands of concerts around the world in such places as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and all over the United States.

Catch Tom live in Cedar Rapids at the lovely CSPS this Saturday, January 26th at 8pm.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130125 - Inside the Headlines

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we go "Inside the Headlines' with award-winning journalist and filmmaker JP Sottile, the Newsvandal. This week topics include numbing numbers, sucking economy and blowback & forth. Links to headlines listed below.

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Conservation, Climate, Energy and Environment: Iowa's Natural Resource Priorities for the Future.

James Moore discusses these issues with Rep. Curt Hanson, ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, and Rep. Chuck Isenhart, ranking member on the House Environmental Protection Committee, and Patrick Bosold, conservation chair of the Leopold Group, southeast Iowa's Sierra Club chapter.

- The Studio - 20130128 - Matt Stutzman

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Matt StutzmanMatt Stutzman won a Silver Medal in the Paralympic Games in London in 2012 for Archery (Individual, Compound, Open). He holds two national records in archery and a Guinness World Record for the longest accurate shot--230 yards! Matt's accomplished all this despite being born without arms. Dubbed the Inspirational Archer by all who know him, Matt reveals how he overcame his disappointment at shooting less than what he considered his best during the 2011 Parapan Games in Mexico--he missed garnering a world record by only two points--and persisted in pursuing his goal. Matt lives in Fairfield with his wife Amber and three young sons. He's developing a speaking career, plans to enter the 2016 Paralympics, and is slated to compete in many international archery events in 2013. He's got a great sense of humor, too. Don't miss this inspiring show!

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James interviews renowned feminist, professor and author Zillah Eisenstein. Distinguished Scholar of Anti-Racist Feminist Political Theory at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York, she wrote two articles for al Jazeera discussing women's issues in terms of the military and more.

- Great Taste - 20130131 - Great taste

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Major thanks to tonight’s guest, Jeffrey Smith, for stepping in when Mother Nature modified the guest lineup. Our change in programming was a natural result of the snowy weather, but what are the consequences in our food system when scientists modify the genetic code of plants?  According to well-known author and scientist Candace Pert, Jeffrey is equipped to answer that question.  Pert described him as “the leading world expert in the understanding and communication of the health issues surrounding genetically modified foods.”

- Planet Erstwild - 20130201 - Inside the Headlines

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Newsvandal JP Sottile takes us "Inside the Headlines" for a look at the week's standout stories. Main categories: Justice Just Us, droning on & on & on (don't blame us, it's a US growth industry), and is there something in the water? Click "Read more" below for all of this week's headlines with links.

- Writer's Voices - 20130201 - Caty Titus - Pyaar

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For most writers, going from concept to finished product is a mostly solitary pursuit, and getting across the finish line is largely dependent on your own efforts.  With the sefl-publishing technology available today, you don't necessarily need anyone else in order to publish your work. But for a screenwriter, getting the script finished is only half the battle - if that.  What does it take to get a movie made?

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices
as they talk to Caterina Titus, of to learn more about the screenwriter's journey.  Caty is the co-writer of “Pyaar” - a social political feature film (with Stuart Tanner,) and romantic dramedy "Between Worlds" (with actor/director Ruben Pla.) Her goal is to create films that address the issues of globalization. For the last five years she has been developing a valuable network of contacts in the film industry as she focuses on getting her movies made.

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ICON Gallery director Bill Teeple & cohost Allen Cobb talk about the new photo exhibit at the gallery with photographer Carolyn Waksman and her photographers' collective.

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Karen Grencik was working happily as a court reporter when she met Lu Chi Fa, a Chinese immigrant to the U.S. His story of overcoming terrible hardships without becoming bitter impressed her so much that she began using her court reporting skills to record it. Next she searched for a writer willing to shape his story for publication. Before long Karen found herself running her own literary agency, which was propelled to success largely by her sale of Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan by Lu Chi Fa with Becky White. Karen became a favorite presenter at writers' conferences and her clients won many awards. In 2011 she joined forces with Abigail Samoun to launch Red Fox Literary, a boutique agency specializing in picture books, middle grade novels, and young adult titles.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130204 - Sam Auen - Kristian Day

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James Moore talks with Sam Auen, grindcore guitarist, gravel bike racer, television chef, founder of Tacopocalypse restaurant in Des Moines and the multi-talented Kristian Day, president of Modern American Cinema.

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James Moore talks with Showville production manager Pete Terrill about tonight's big soiree at the Sondheim Center. From the folks who brought you “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “The Walking Dead,” “Hell On Wheels” and “Low Winter Sun,” it's SHOWVILLE time.

Four finalists have made it to their moment of truth and a $10,000 pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. A singer, a singer/comedian, a comedian, and a tap dancer will don the stage at the storied Sondheim for the new AMC/Sony Series called SHOWVILLE scheduled to air in May. Fairfield was one of 8 cities selected and is the last stop for the production team of 15-16 people, mostly freelance, who hire 10-12 more locals at each stop along the way. They've all been out 37 days in a row!!

- Great Taste - 20130206 - Great Taste - Chef Fatima

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Chef Fátima is the owner of Restaurante Fatima and one of Spain's top mycologists.   Her work with Madrid Fusion, and local mushroom producers and groups including El Congreso Zoria Gastronomica has brought great recognition to the area of Castilla y Leon, where her restaurant is located.

- Writers' Voices - 20130208 - Sabrina Ricci

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As of 2011 over 235,000 books have been self-published, and the growing trend towards e-books makes this an even more feasible option for authors. But what would make a traditionally-published author decide to go independent?  Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week as they discuss this with Sabrina Ricci, whose essay, "Why Traditionally Published Authors are Going Indie" recently appeared on Huffington Post.  

Ricci is a freelance writer whose own self-published novella, "The 13th Cycle" is widely available online.  She was also the co-founder and publisher of FictionBrigade, a micropublisher of flash fiction ebooks. FictionBrigade's ebook "Espresso Fiction" is an award-winning finalist in the 'E-book: General Fiction' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Previously, Ricci worked for traditional publishers Random House and Simon & Schuster.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130208 - Inside the Headlines

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"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Our three tiers today focus on the amazing shrinking 4th estate, the amazing shrinking economy for non-1%ers, and dirty growing pains. Check out all the headlines below the fold.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130209 - Gershon Baskin - IPCRI

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James Moore talks indepth with Gershon Baskin, the Israeli peace activist who negotiated with Hamas for Gilad Shalit's release and heads the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information

- The Studio - 201310211 - B.K. Loren

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Why did the editor of B.K. Loren's first book of essays accuse her of writing like a wolf? How does B.K. strive daily to live up to that accusation? B.K. answers these questions during an in-depth discussion of the creative process that helped her produce her novel, Theft;her first essay collection, The Way of the River: Adventures and Meditations of a Woman Martial Artist; and her newest book, Animal, Mineral, Radical: Essays on Wildlife, Family, and Food.

B.K.'s writing has garnered Pushcart nominations, fellowships, and inclusion among Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. Tune in to learn how B.K. crafts prose that reviewers deem visceral, lyrical, and incandescent.

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James Moore speaks with Allen Bailey, founder of the Harlem Gospel Choir, who are bringing their 90-minute family-friendly gospel experience to Iowa City this weekend. The theme of every performance is "bringing people & nations together & giving something back".

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Station manager James Moore speaks with local artist/healer Suzanne Stryker about her thoughts on the One Billion Rising phenomenon where as many as one billion souls across the globe in 200 countries are standing up against abuse and violence toward women on February 14th. A local community athering at Morning Star Studio is planned at 7:30pm in Fairfield, with dance and more.

- Great Taste - 20130213 - Great Taste

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James Moore talks with two members of the IOWA FREEDOM CHOIR who will be participating in Friday's multimedia presentation at the Sondheim Center celebrating black history and the civil rights movement.

Jason Aviles hails from the Bronx and is actively involved in promoting youth advocacy amd well-being. Samira Abdelrahman came to school from North Carolina. Both are student leaders at MUM. They met "Let Freedom Ring" concert founder Patti Miller at a presentation at the Public Library. They talk about their participation in this weekend's event and the upcoming trip to Mississippi where they'll sing with another choir in Meridian and visit other historic civil rights sites. It is really inspiring to hear them talk about what this journey has meant to them personally.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130215 - Inside the Headlines

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The Newsvandal JP Sottile with another powerful "Inside the Headlines." Three tiers include hearts; mind and bombs; that ol' sucking economy; and love, American style on the heels of Valentine's Day. Headlines referenced below.

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Cody Cohen is a sweet and caring young man who loves animals and adores children...truly a "good guy."  At 17 years old, he's 6'3" now, a gentle giant.  He is a Senior at Fairfield High School, having played football all four years.  He has a fantastic group of friends and his teachers and coaches love him. 

Cody suffers with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a rare blood cancer, and needs a bone marrow transplant within the next three months.  Cody and his family hope a bone marrow match can be found for him, and for every person who needs one!

- Planet Erstwild - 20130219 - John Loin - Scott Timm

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Scott Timm, local sustainability coordinator, and John Loin, local builder and board member of the Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity, announce a new Habitat homebuilding project. They say Habitat's philosophy is all about empowering people and empowering community.

John talks about his history with the organization starting in 1994 and the application process. This will be Fairfield's 10th home! Scott is helping to inspire people to volunteer and get involved with this amazing organization. Alliant Hometown Rewards is a partner and their "Powerhouse Team" will film the project.

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Jason Aviles hails from the Bronx and is actively involved in promoting youth advocacy amd well-being. Samira Abdelrahman came to school from North Carolina. Both are student leaders at MUM. They met "Let Freedom Ring" concert founder Patti Miller at a presentation at the Public Library. They talk about their participation in this weekend's event and the upcoming trip to Mississippi where they'll sing with another choir in Meridian and visit other historic civil rights sites. It is really inspiring to hear them talk about what this journey has meant to them personally.

The Studio - The Studio - 20130220 - Lynn Koos

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Lynn Koos, curator of Cedar Rapids' African American Museum of Iowa shows off drums that are part of the new Western Africa Before the Boats exhiibit. Featuring vibrant murals, beautiful artifacts, intriguing videos, and weaving-, music-making, and other hands-on opportunities, this exhibit runs through March 30, 2014.

Lynn reveals other great features of the museum, which embraces the mission of preserving, publicizing and educating the public on the African American heritage and culture of Iowa.

Don't miss this new exhibit or Lynn's inspiring talk. Tune in!

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- Planet Erstwild - 20130221 - Deborah Bunka - KHOI

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Ames KHOI co-station manager Deborah Bunka talks about the great strides KHOI is making as a community station.

- Writer's Voices - 20130222 - Paul Stokstad

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art this post-Valentine's season.  Paul Stokstad, writer, tennis pro, webmaster, marketing director and poet is here to talk love and tattoos with Writers' Voices host Monica Hadley.  Butterfuly Tattoo is Paul's third published book, and somewhat of a deprature from "How To Be Your Own Best Tennis Pro" and "How to Start Your Own Improv Comedy Group." 

- Speaking Freely - 20130219 - Dr. Eric Topol

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Dr. Eric Topol is the former chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He is currently the Director of Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, CA. Dr Topol is considered the world's foremost authority on wireless medicine. 

His new book is titled The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How The Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care. It’s about how social networking, smartphones and connectivity will change the medical field.  Dr Topol was recently featured on NBC News with Brian Williams.

- Great Taste - 20130227 - Great Taste - Teatime

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it's tea time with one of the world's leading tea historians, Bruce Richardson, joining us via Skype, and local tea ambassador, Corey Morrow, owner of earth and water.  Tea's sordid history along with tastes of four Chinese varieties, and scones at 7:00 pm with host Steve Boss

- Great Taste - 20130306 - Great Taste

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- Planet Erstwild - 20130307 - Jeff Martinek

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The American Shakespeare Center will present the comedy Twelfth Night on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel Auditorium. This is a free performance open to the public, writes Theresa Rose for KILJ.

“This is ‘fun Shakespeare’—-light, witty, and fast-paced; a play full of fools, knaves, clowns, scoundrels, cross-dressing tricksters, nerds in love, and a crusty drunken uncle named—-we kid you not—Sir Toby Belch,” said Dr. Jeff Martinek, professor of English at Iowa Wesleyan. “If you have never seen Shakespeare performed live or have doubts about it being your cup of tea, we urge you to give this one a try.”

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and there will be live acoustic music and a pre-show speech by the cast in the half-hour prior to the performance.

- Writers' Voices - 20130308 - AJ Jacobs

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- The Studio - 20130311 - Virginia Morell

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Virginia Morell photo by Michael McRaeDo dogs think? Do rats laugh?

All over the world, scientists are making new discoveries about how and what animals think and feel. Acclaimed science writer Virginia Morell visited these researchers, and she reports their discoveries on animal cognition in her new book, Animal Wise: the Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures.

Virginia's three previous celebrated nonfiction books are Ancestral Passions, Blue Nile, and Wildlife Wars (coauthored with Richard Leakey). Her work appears regularly in Science, National Geographic, and Conde Nast Traveler. Want to know what your dog has in mind? Tune in to this show to find out!

Photo courtesy of Michael McRae

- Great Taste - 20130313 - Great Taste - Thai Food

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Local student of culture and climates, Sean Hickey, will prepare three dishes-dry-style street noodle, chicken rice soup, and kao soy.  Gisella Isidori will visit with us, and we're going to talk about a special Italian trip coming up in June.

If you can't make it to Hy-Vee, join us on the web for our tea show with Bruce Richardson and Corey MorrowBruce is a world-reknowned expert on the Camellia sinensis, while Corey brews the leaves up locally at earth and water.

- The Studio - 20130318 - Bobbi Miller

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 Bobbi Miller: Folktales Are Endangered!

Big River's Daughter Book Cover

Folklore is endangered: should you care? Yes! says author Bobbi Miller, and she explains why during this behind-the-scenes look at tales that reflect the unique history of the United States. An author, a story collector, a storyteller, and a writer who teaches writing, Bobbi's earned five college degrees, including an MA in chilldren's literature from Simmons College and an MFA in children's writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She teaches undergraduate and graduate level college composition classes and, occasionally, a folklore survey course.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130322 - Tracy McCormick

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James Moore talks with Tracy McCormick about her work in radio and with recording artists like Rob Larkin who she signed to the Spectra label.

20130325 - McFarland Gaub Duo

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At 7:30 PM on Sunday, April 7th the McFarland Gaub Violin and Piano Duo will perform three Johann Brahms sonatas at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts. Tune in to hear bits of each sonata and Nancy and Gene's discussion of how each one is unique. They'll also give us their predictions about the future of classical music.

Gene and Nancy, husband and wife, are both faculty members in Grinnell College's Music Department. As a pianist, Gene made his New York debut performing Bartok's First Piano Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center. He's given solo piano recitals at Carnegie Hall and many other venues. He's also performed with orchestras in Vienna and Salzburg. A specialist in chamber music, he's performed with many ensembles throughout the U.S. 

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"Bartending proved instrumental in how the magazine formed...." Sarah Dodson, Executive Director of Make Literary Productions, reveals the backstory behind the 2005 founding of Make: A Literary Magazine. She also discusses how Make, which she cofounded with writing friends, forges connections among writers and artists spread across the globe. Containing work from writers in the U.S., Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, the latest issue, Exchange/Intercambio, features work translated from Spanish to English and others translated from English to Spanish. Join us for an fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of a literary journal and the minds of the volunteers whose devotion keeps it relevant and fresh. Sarah and other Make writers will be in Iowa City next week for the Mission Creek Festival.

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Station manager James Moore and AROUND TOWN host Melinda Arndt talk with New York Times' best-selling author and motivational speaker Brendon Burchard and top internet marketer Joe Polish about their visit to Fairfield and upcoming awards presentation at Dalby Hall in the Argiro Center on MUM campus Friday, March 29th.

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Ayiti Book Cover


Prolific author Roxane Gay visits Iowa City April 2nd - 7th as a Writer-in-Residence for this year's Mission Creek Festival. She has two books coming out in 2014. Her fiction and essays appear in dozens of national magazines and in her previously-published book Ayiti.

She's co-editor of Pank Magazine, essays editor of The Rumpus, and she teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. She'll appear at Prairie Lights Tuesday, April 2nd alongside author John D'Agata. On this episode of "The Studio" Roxane reads one of her stories; Joe Tiefenthaler announces Mission Creek's amazingly full literary lineup; and Sarah Dodson, Executive Editor of Make Literary Productions, reveals the backstory behind the founding of Make: A Literary Magazine. Tune in!

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If you care about quality of life issues and taking control of your own surroundings, tune in at 2pm to hear what becoming we the people's Liz Rog and longtime community rights activist Paul Cienfuegos have to say. It could literally change your life. In New Mexico, in what's believed to be the first county in the country, oil exploration and fracking has been banned. Local control. What a novel concept! They say even if corporations have managed to gain the rights of individuals, there's still more of us than them--if people get organized. They're holding a weekend workshop May 10-12 in Decorah.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130531- Katelynn Frick

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Interview with Katelynn Frick on her fund raising project to help tornado victims in Oklahoma. Contact her 641-233-8858 or FaceBook: Katelynn Frick

- Writer's Voices - 20130607 - Katie Ganshert

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Katie GanshertA couple of months ago, a good friend whom I rarely get to talk to posted this on Facebook: "JUST GOT MY COPY OF HER SECOND BOOK..I'M READY TO READ! anybody else???"  Of course I had to check out "Wishing on Willows" by Katie Ganshert, and when I saw that she is an Iowa author who sets her books in a small Iowa town, I knew we had to get her on Writers' Voices.  

So Cherlyn - this one's for you!  Hope you can listen in this Friday!

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Nichola Naioti talks about his role in setting up FAIRfest's first event--the 3rd Street Block Party Thursday, June 20th 6-11pm at 3rd Street and Grimes. Plus his role in creating the tasty new restaurant called the Gardens.

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Jeffrey HollenderJames Moore interviews Jeffrey Hollender about his upcoming trip to Fairfield this weekend as keynote speaker for FAIRfest 2013's sustainabiltity track. Hollender, who co-founded Seventh Generation and the American Sustainable Business Council, will speak at the Sondheim Center / Roo Bear Stage on Saturday, June 22nd from 10am till noon. The event is free and open to the public and marks the launch of the Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance, a newly-formed statewide organization based in Fairfield.

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FAIRfest 2013 Pre-Show with James Moore

  This week Kristian Day is talking with the father of the first annual FAIRfest summer music festival, James Moore. FAIRfest is 4 days of music, food, and sustainable fun! We also feature tunes from Mumfords and Christopher The Conquered. Don't forget to check out the official website for FAIRfest 2013 at


- Speaking Freely - 20130625 - Keelan Dimick

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Keelan Dimick is an award winning jazz pianist having taken first place honors at the prestigious Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival.  He recently graduated from the Manhattan School of Music. Keelan will be discussing his participation in Fairfest 2013.

- Writer's Voices - 20130628 - Elizabeth Benedict

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What my mother gave me Elizabeth Benedict, this week's guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline, lives in a writers' world.  She is a celebrated novelist, sought-after teacher and writing coach, and the editor of New York Times' bestselling anthologies. She published a classic book on writing, and her essays and articles have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Huffington Post, to the New York Times.

"What My Mother Gave Me" from Algonquin Press, is an insightful, moving collection of essays about the gifts women writers received from their mothers.  Learn what inspired this collection and how an anthology like this comes together.

20130701 - The Studio - Susan Daniels

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Book Cover Horse Show Mom's Survival GuideWhile earning her B.S.N. in Nursing from the University of Iowa, Susan Daniels was persuaded to write a magazine column and then a book, The Horse Show Mom's Survival Guide, for parents of children competing in horse shows. With her passion for writing unleashed, she launched into fiction-writing, too, and recently earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. While agents are considering her new novel-in-stories, Susan's enjoying blogging about books, writing, and life at

Tune in to The Studio this week for Susan's thoughtful reflections on creativity, healthcare, writing, and healing. She'll share an excerpt from her new book, too!

- Speaking Freely - 20130702 - Timothy McCarthy

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Timothy McCarthy is a professor of History and Literature and is the Director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program athe the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard.

He is a founding member of President Obama's National LGBT Leadership Council and serves on the board of the Harvey Milk Foundation.

- Writer's Voices - 20130712 - George A. Ellis

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Symphony of SilenceTune in to Writers' Voices this week for the first of two programs on "A Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision," an intimate portrait of some of the pioneers of the Transcendenal Meditation movement.  Today's guests are George A. Ellis, the author of "A Symphony of Silence" who introduced TM into Folsom Prison and other correctional institutions around the world, and his wife, Dominique Ellis, whose influence on this book is obvious in the attention devoted to the feminine and to world cultures.  

Yes, "A Symphony of Silence" is about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, but even more it is the stories of individual lives, and the impact that practicing TM had on the people that Ellis interviewed, from hardened convicts to loving families, from government officials to elderly nuns.  These stories cover almost every facet of human experience, from the mundane to the sublime.  

- The Studio - 20130715 - Kate McGuinness

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Kate McGuinness


To educate people about discrimination and sexual harrassment in the workplace, attorney Kate McGuinness self-published Terminal Ambition, a legal thriller.

By strategically blogging, newsjacking, and participating in Amazon's Kindle Direct program, Kate got her book into the hands of 32,490 readers.

Kate discusses her role as an advocate for women's rights and her successful book promotion strategies this week on The Studio with Cheryl.

Tune in!

- The Studio - 20130708 - D. J. MacHale

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NYT best-selling author D. J. MacHale reveals success secrets he's gleaned from celebrities and fans while directing films, executive producing TV series, and penning wildly popular young adult novels. Paraphrasing the famous (Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen King, Haig Manoogian) and the relatively unknown (a young fan, a school librarian, his 10-year-old daughter) D. J. dispenses a bit of crowd-sourced wisdom nearly every minute. How to deal with reluctant readers, wordsmithing vs. storythinking, long-haul truckers' reading preferences--it's all covered here!

You'll also hear D. J.'s thoughts on fan fiction, Skype school visits, and his brand new thriller (deemed "unputdownable" by Kirkus) Sylo. Don't miss this show!

- Planet Erstwild - 20130718 - Kristian Day

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Station manager James Moore talks with Modern American Cinema director Kristian Day about his latest venture, opening Fairfield's restored Orpheum Theatre.

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Dr. David Orme-Johnson

This week on Writers' Voices, Monica continues the conversation on "A Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision" by George A Ellis with two of the contributors, founding faculty members of Maharishi University of Management (or MIU as it was known at the time), Drs. David and Rhoda Orme-Johnson.   

Dr. David Orme-Johnson is perhaps best known for his ground-breaking scientific research on the effects of meditation, which has been published in over 100, mostly peer-reviewed journals.  In "A Symphony of Silence" he talks about how he became interested in meditation and tells the very moving story of how his initDr. Rhoda Orme-Johnsonial experiences changed his life, as well as discussing how his background in behavioral psychology influenced his research.

Dr. Rhoda Orme-Johnson served as chair of the Department of Literature and Languages at MIU and was an extremely popular professor.  Her contribution to "A Symphony of Silence" was an interview that Ellis transcribed into essay form, resulting in a very personal description of Dr. Orme-Johnson's inner and outer lives.

- The Studio - 20130722 - Ariel Kiley

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Smitten Book CoverJames Gandolfini's advice helped inspire Sopranos actress Ariel Kiley's transformation into an author--and licensed yoga instructor. Ariel and her best friend, actress-turned-psychotherapist Simone Kornfeld, spent five years refining their dating philosophy. The result? A unique nonfiction dating guide called  Smitten: The Way of the Brilliant Flirt. Despite the lighthearted title and occasionally jocular tone, this attractive little black book contains some daunting but intriguing suggestions interspersed with tons of sensible guidance. Even happily established couples will find something helpful in this fun-to-read book. Tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Ariel this week!

- Planet Erstwild - 20130722 - Bill Powers

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Bill Powers


Bill Powers


Exploding the Shale Gas Mythology

- Planet Erstwild - 20130724 - Jason Rothberg

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Great show today. Wow. I love this station. I love radio.

Jason Rothberg, head of David Lynch Foundation music, talks with host James Moore about Lenny Kravitz, Joe Strummer, wife Astrella's new fashion line w/ designer John Varvatos, Transcendental Music, and much more.

- Writers' Voices - 20130726 - Suzanne Young

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Suzanne YoungIt took high school teacher Suzanne Young five contributions to "the novel graveyard" before she wrote the first novel that sold. On Writers' Voices this week, Young describes what kept her writing and how she fianlly broke through to publishing success. Since 2010, she has had six young adult and crossover books published by three different major publishers, with three more on the way.

Her most recent novel, "The Program," from Simon Pulse, deals with the sobering reality of teen The Programsuicide.  Motivated by memories of her own troubled adolescence, Young originally set out to write a true-to-life novel on the subject, but soon realized that the story could reach a broader audience and have more impact with a futuristic, slightly distyopian setting, where teen suicide has reached epidemic proportions.   

 "The Program" is the government's attempt to prevent suicide by closely monitoring teenagers' behavior.  At the first sign of depression, the targeted teens are instituionalized and "cured" - but with unforunate side effects. The ultimate theme of the book is hope, and Young recounts the effect the story has already had on readers, and her hopes that the novel will help bring the subject out into the open.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130731 - Julie Fisher

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James Moore talks with Julie Fisher about her book "Importing Democracy" in which she travelled to Tajikistan, South Africa and Argentina looking at the role of NGOs.

She worked in the field for years and at the Kettering Foundation as well.

- Writer's Voices - 20130802

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Monica Hadley interviews author Rudy Wilson on his book The Red Truck.

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MUM's co-chair of Media & Communications Stuart Tanner and David Lynch Foundation board member Joanna Plafsky talk about the new David Lynch Masters Degree in Film.

First year registration deadline is August 10th! Submit 3-5 minute film for scholarship that will be judged by David Lynch. Details on the website.



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Diane FrankMUM's Literature Department Reunion, Part 1: Diane Frank, Silvine Farnell & Terry Fairchild

Poets, professors, authors, and former students will celebrate 40 years of Maharishi University of Management's Literature Department August 30 through September 2nd on MUM's campus in Fairfield, Iowa. Literature Reunion celebrations will include book exhibits, readings, and master classes.

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MUM's Literature Department Reunion, Part 2: Rhoda Orme Johnson, Nynke Passe, Tim Truby, Anna-Maria Cornell & Matthew Kendz

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James Moore interviews Ben Griffin and Michael Lyons, two London-based Veterans for Peace.

Ben served in the British Army and had a crisis of conscience whilst serving in Baghdad. He refused to continue serving there and was discharged from the army. After leaving the army he blew the whistle on British involvement in Extraordinary Rendition and torture and was subsequently gagged after a secret trial.

Mike was a Royal Navy medic serving in Diego Garcia when he was given
orders to deploy as a combat medic to Afghanistan. He decided to
educate himself about that conflict by reading the Wikileaks Afghan
War Diaries. Disturbed by the huge numbers of civilians killed he
applied for conscientious Objector status. During the process he
refused to carry out rifle training and was sentenced to 7 months in

- Speaking Freely - 20130813 - Dr Norman Rosenthal

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Dr Norman Rosenthal is a world-renowned psychiatrist and author whose research in describing seasonal affective disorder has helped millions of people. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown Medical School. I will be interviewing Dr. Rosenthal on his latest book, The Gift of Adversity.

- Writer's Voices - 20130816 - John Kremer

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John KremerBook Marketing expert John Kremer returns to Fairfield, at least in spirit, this week on Writers' Voices.  Monica took a workshop from him more than 20 years ago, and still has the 1990 version (third edition) of his book, "1001 Ways to Market Your Books," which is now in its sixth Edition.  

Monica and Caroline will be speaking with John about how book marketing has changed over that time span, how he became a book marketing expert, the pros and cons of self-publishing versus finding a traditional publisher, the role of agents in today's publishing world, and what impact the internet has had on the business of selling books.

Writers' Voices has also had a request from a listener to find out what Writers' Groups are operating in Fairfield and if any are open to new members, or to put people together to form a new group.  We will do a show on writers' groups in the near future - in the meantime, we'd love to hear from you if you are a member of a group - please email Monica at

20130819 - Lee Starshine

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Web marketing expert Lee Starshine explains ethical email newsletter strategies, how to segment email newsletters for maximum results, and her pioneering software usability study, "Critical Thinking and Hypertext in the Secondary School System." A skilled writer, computer expert, and computer trainer, Lee has an M.A. in Professional Writing and an undergraduate degree specializing in Computers and Learning. She's worked in writing, technical support, training, software design, and software testing. As the owner of Web Marketing Star, she provides online marketing services, such as search engine optimization, web hosting, and ecommerce development. Also, as the Newsletter Gal, Lee specializes in helping clients develop effective, ethical email newsletters and marketing campaigns. Tune in to The Studio with Cheryl this week for online marketing tips and a glimpse into how Lee's childhood fascination with Legos and Star Trek helped foster her development as a computer programmer and online marketing expert.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130823 - Mark Leibovich

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Mark Leibovich FEATURED SEGMENT | Live call in w/ NY Times' Mark Leibovich discussing his best-selling book THIS TOWN

Couldn't be more excited about this week's show. I'm talking with one of the surest voices in the gilded swampland of our nation's capitol, Mark Leibovich, who is the national chief political correspondent of New York Times Magazine.

His book THIS TOWN is a #1 New York Times bestseller and certainly the hottest political book of the summer. He skewers the gilded partisans on both sides of the aisle who are surprisingly bipartisan when it comes to serving their own well-paid self interests. Not a pretty picture.

Leibovich has a long career inside the Beltway, working at the Washington Post, where I first met him, before joining the Times. He also worked at the storied San Jose Mercury News before joining the Post in 1997. It's a live call in. Don't miss it.

20130826 - Ken Grimes

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Double Double book cover For 10 years a special book project eluded famed mystery writer Martha Grimes' grasp. In 2012 she garnered the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award, and she's published at least one book a year for the last 30 years. Not until June 4, 2013, though, did she succeed in publishing a nonfiction book she'd pondered for years. Both Martha and her son Ken Grimes are alcoholics who've been sober for over two decades. Their experiences with alcoholism and their paths to sobriety differ radically, and that's one of the many intriguing facets of their inspiring memoir, Double Double: a Dual Memoir of Alcoholism.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130830-Dweezil Zappa

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Dweezil Zappa talks with James Moore about his dad Frank Zappa's prodigious musical legacy, guitars, family life, latest projects and much more in a wide-ranging discussion.

The ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA concert is at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Friday, Sept 6th commemorating the 40th anniversary of the ROXY & ELSEWHERE album.


20130902 - Francesco Marciuliano

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Poem and photo of dogCartoonist Francesco Marciuliano follows up on the success of his New York Times Bestseller I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats with a funny and poignant new title, I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs. Francesco currently writes Sally Forth, an internationally syndicated family comic strip that appears in nearly 800 newspapers around the world. He's also a playwright and served as head writer for the highly praised PBS children's series SeeMore's Playhouse. This week on The Studio with Cheryl Francesco discusses the creative process and how his parents nurtured his talents and continue to feed his funny bone. Tune in! 

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Join host Melinda Arndt as she discusses the latest going ons of Fairfield Artwalk with Cindy Woodbury and Hallie Kuhn

- The Skinny - 20130905-Kate Chapman

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Kate Chapman is an internationally acclaimed singer, actress and motivational speaker. She has appeared on Broadway for over 20 years in shows such as "Mary Poppins", "Les Miserables", "The Pajama Game", "Sweet Smell of Success", and "Saturday Night Fever". She also appeared as "Mrs. Claus" for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for 5 years. As a Motivational Speaker, Kate shares her own personal stories, including how she reversed several diseases, including obesity, through changing her approach to mind, body and spirit.

- Writer's Voices - 20130906-Allen Ross

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Allen RossFairfield author and counselor Allen Ross joins Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week to talk about his new book "Couples Who Argue:  A Guide to Fire Prevention."  Although geared towards couples, this book is really applicable to anyone who wants to eliminate anger and build self-esteem.  Drawing on his 34 years of experience working with anger-related issues, Allen provides clear insight into the sources of internal criticism, the many ways criticism manifests, and how it leads to anger and argument. Then, in short and easy to understand chapters, he provides techniques for eliminating arguments and resolving issues. 

20130909 - Anola Pickett

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Anola Pickett makes history intriguing for kids of all ages. She's repeated the 2011 success of her juvenile historical novel Wasatch Summer, set in Utah in 1889, with a great just-released page-turner, Whisper Island, set in 1913 in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Abandoned by her mother, protagonist Primmy longs to someday join the U.S. Life-Saving Service like her dad and older brother, but until 1919 this precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard accepted only men.

With an exquisite eye for detail and a deep understanding of human nature, Anola utlizes all the skills and knowledge she developed as an urban language arts teacher and avid world traveler to pump life into days gone by. Adults, too, will enjoy this book! Tune in to The Studio with Cheryl this week to learn Anola's techniques for making her travels pay off.

20130916 - Joy M. Newcom

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Parenting a disabled child during his first five years of life is candidly described in Joy M. Newcom's self-published memoir, Involuntary Joy: a Story of Unexpected Rebirth. A motivational speaker, Joy co-owns JoyMark! Communications with her college professor husband. Their public relations consulting firm specializes in providing comprehensive services to nonprofits. Joy served as creative consultant and event coordinator for an Iowa conference on diversity issues for the Lt. Governor's Committee on Diversity (with Dr. Maya Angelou as featured speaker). Joy has also overseen many print and video productions. For 17 years she was an adjunct instructor of public relations for Waldorf College. Involuntary Joy details her thoughts and feelings during her son Stross' early years. She and husband Mark live in Forest City, Iowa with Stross and their younger son Skye. Tune in to The Studio with Cheryl this week to learn about self-publishing and about what parents of disabled children really wish you would do.

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- Planet Erstwild - 20130918 - Thomas Linzey - CELDF

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James Moore interviews Thomas Linzey, the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund.

Linzey spoke on campus at MUM as part of its distinguished lecture series. He is the co-author of Be the Change: How to Get What You Want in Your Community.

- Planet Erstwild - 20130920 - Inside the Headlines

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4pm | We go "Inside the Headlines" with award-winning journalist, filmmaker Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week's three tiers include NeoConfusion, that good ol' sucking economy, & industrial strength espionage. All the links listed below:

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Richard Eidlin, national public policy director of the American Sustainable Business Council and Matthew Lindberg-Work, board member of the Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance discuss the September 28th Climate Change event that will be held at Green Building Supply at 2pm featuring local speakers like Francis Thicke and more.

- The Studio - 20130923- Sarah Trigg

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Artist Sarah Trigg investigated the creative processes of 200 fine artists by visiting their studios, interviewing them, and photographing the bizarre collections, odd rituals, and makeshift tools that help and inspire them. Then Sarah culled her photos and interviews down into an exploration of 100 artists.

The result is Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process, released by Princeton Architectural Press last week. Following a narrative arc that loosely explores all stages of artists' lives, this book provides a unique view of artists and their creative process. Sarah's photos of and commentary on how artists work just may inspire you, too, to unleash your playful side so don't miss The Studio with Cheryl this week! 

- Planet Erstwild - 20130923-John Raatz

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- Planet Erstwild - 20130927- JP Sottile

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4pm | We go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week's tiers include: The First Rule Of Empire: You Do Not Talk About Empire; the economy sucks, & these are not eggs. Links to all the headlines listed below.

- The Studio - 20130930- Wayne Johnson

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Wayne Johnson's new memoir Baseball Diaries: Confessions of a Cold War Youth, published by Submarine Publishing, reads like a series of interconnected, cleverly-crafted and hilarious short stories. Using all the skills he developed writing critically acclaimed, best-selling novels and popular nonfiction books, Wayne poignantly reveals what it was like to grow up during the bombshelter-building era. Wayne's been a Chesterfield Writers' Film Project Fellow in Hollywood and has received recognition from the Sundance Film Festival for his screenplays. His short stories have appeared in anthologies and in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, Story, and other magazines. Wayne's received many accolades for his work, including a listing as a London Times bestseller for his first novel, The Snake Game; three Pulitzer nominations; and New York Times Notable Book citations.

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Author Bruce HopkinsIn his new book Truth in the Rivers, author, educator, and political activist Bruce Hopkins weaves together seemingly disparate elements. Via poems, essays, photographs, and paintings, he explores Japanese American Internment during World War II, the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, and the importance of exploring nature's lessons with children. Bruce's deceptively slim new book, just released by Ice Cube Press, is an artful tapestry of complex and important issues. Tune in to The Studio this week for a thought-provoking hour with Cheryl, Bruce, and his wife Jeanette. 

- The Skinny - 20131010- Ocean Robbins

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Ocean Robbins, CEO & Co-Host

Ocean Robbins was born in a log cabin built by his parents, and grew up eating food they grew on the land together. At age 16, he co-founded an organization called YES!(Youth for Environmental Sanity) that he directed for the next 20 years. For more information check out:

Ocean has spoken in person to more than 200,000 students in school assemblies, and he has organized 100+ seminars and gatherings for leadersfrom 65+ nations. Ocean's work has taken him all over the world, where he has seen first-hand the powerful impact of the food we eat - not just on our health, but on people and economies everywhere.

He is author of The Power of Partnership, and co-author, with his dad and colleague John Robbins, of Voices of the Food Revolution. He serves as co-host and CEO of the Food Revolution Network Ocean.

Ocean is the son of John Robbins who was groomed to be the heir to the Baskin-Robbins empire, which was founded by his father. He had money, prestige, and security, along with an ice cream shaped swimming pool in the back yard. So why did John walk away from the money and the power? His conscience was emerging. He simply didn't want to devote his life to selling ice cream after realizing it makes people unhealthy. So he decided to make a change and forge a new path. Over the last 25 years, John's books about healthy eating and healthy living (including blockbuster bestseller Diet for a New America) have sold millions of copies and been translated into more than 30 lang- uages. He has made hundreds of local and national radio and television appearances, spoken in person to hundreds of thousands of people, founded EarthSave International, and received dozens of awards for his work on behalf of healthy people and a healthy planet. With his son and colleague Ocean, John serves as co-host of the Food Revolution Network.

- Planet Erstwild - 201310100-Josh Johnson

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Josh JohnsonJOSH JOHNSON | 2pm Film director Josh Johnson discusses the statwide exclusive release of his movie REWIND THIS that opens tonight at The Orpheum Theatre and plays through next Thursday. Now Brooklyn-based, the filmmaker talks about his first feature, interesting career trajectory, and next project titled CANUCKSPLOITATION.

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Pamela GregoryPAMELA GREGORY & CARLOS GARCIA, M.D. | Dr. Carlos Garcia2:30pm Enjoy a mind- and heart-opening conversation about transformative healing dis-ease of the soul with two leading experts in the field traveling to Fairfield as part of their "Love & Forgiveness Tour." They present tools for unlocking the intrinsic healing power of nature. Free introductory meeting at Phoenix Rising Hall Friday Oct 18th at 7:45pm. Cosponsored by KRUU-FM. Workshop Saturday.

- Planet Erstwild - 20131011- JP Sottile

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"Inside the Headlines" with JP Sottile, the NewsvandalNewsvandal JP Sottile, one of the country's premiere news analysts. This week our three tiers include oedipus wrecks; Congress doesn't suck--it just sucks for you; and shhhh, be vewy, vewy quiet.


All headlines reviewed are listed with links below.

- The Studio - 20131016 - Alex Cequea

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Alex CequeaAlex Cequea is Editor-in-Chief of iPhone Life Magazine and a Managing Partner at Mango Life Media. An MBA holder, he's knowledgeable about personal branding, business, and mobile technology. At the 2013 CTIA iZone Innovation Stage meeting, Alex served as the main host, moderated panels, presented talks, and conducted on-stage interviews. He placed in the top 200 speakers worldwide out of 25,000 people in the 2011 Toastmasters International Inspirational Speech Contest.

In June of 2013 he broke (unofficially so far) the Guinness World Record for Longest Speech Marathon by giving a series of back-to-back presentations for almost 37 hours straight. His work and projects have been featured on, Discovery Tech, NBC, ABC, Univision, and CBS. A former Division I college tennis player, Alex travels between Boulder, Colorado, Houston, Texas, and Fairfield, Iowa. He's the featured speaker 7:30PM, Tuesday, Oct. 22nd at Fairfield, Iowa's Golden Speaker Toastmasters Club meeting. 

- Planet Erstwild - 20131017-Soren Hermansen

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Mr. Hermansen is the director of a successful project to make the town of Samso, Denmark one of the first to be 100% powered by renewable energy. He is a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet and has received many other awards. Samso is a great case study of the economic and other benefits of implementing community scale renewable energy. The Danish Foreign Embassy is sending Mr Hermansen to the US to spread the word about Samso and to promote community engagement in a future powered by renewable energy. The Sustainable Living Department at MUM organized his visit and is hosting him in Fairfield.

Soren will discuss how he organized the community of Samso to support and participate in the project and give an update on project. Samso is a rural, conservative farming community of around 5000 that is located on an island in Denmark. The Samso project combines wind power, solar power, district heating powered by biomass (large square bales of straw), electric vehicles, locally produced biodiesel, biogas and many other technologies that could be part of Fairfield's energy mix in the future. Samso is 100% powered by these renewable sources of energy and produces a surplus energy that is sold to other communities.

- Planet Erstwild - 20131017-Werner Elmker

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James Moore talks with organizer/pianist Werner Elmker and dancer Michael Sternfeld about the inspired improvisational dance performance event, Serenity, to be held Friday October 18th at 7:30 PM at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts

- The Studio - 20131014 - Patrick Irelan

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Miracle Boy Book CoverAuthor Patrick Irelan earned a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Iowa. He also studied poetry at the Iowa Writers Workshop. For many years, Patrick wrote and edited educational materials for the university's Division of Continuing Education. His award-winning short stories have appeared in many regional publications, including Kansas Quarterly, Crosscurrents, Iowa City Magazine, and Wisconsin River Valley Journal. A versatile writer, Patrick has also authored two memoirs, Central Standard: a Time, a Place, a Family, published by the University of Iowa Press in 2002, and A Son of the Middle West, published by Ice Cube Press in 2006. Ice Cube Press also published Patrick's first collection of short stories, Reruns, in 2009, and has just released his second story collection, The Miracle Boy.

- Planet Erstwild - 20131023 - IA St Sen Rob Hogg

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James Moore interview Wed 6:15pm | Iowa State Sen. Rob Hogg from Cedar Rapids is the author of a new book called "America's Climate Century: What Climate Change means for Americans in the 21st Century." Senator Hogg has been on a book tour in New England and on campuses across Iowa.

He will be speaking at 2 different locations on Thursday, October 24th. First event is a Potluck and Talk about Climate Change and what we can do about it, at the Green Building Supply, 118 W. Burlington St. (corner of Burlington and 2nd streets in Fairfield) from 5:45 until 7:15 pm.  

Then at 7:45 the same night, the main lecture will be given at MUM in Dalby Hall in the Argiro Building. (Large Bldg on Rt. 1 Main campus gates). The title of the lecture is "Remember Hurricane Sandy- Unite for Climate Action."

Events are sponsored by The Sierra Club Leopold Group and the Sustainable Living Dept on the MUM campus.

- Speaking Freely - 20131031- Ed Asner

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 Speaking Freely's Dennis Raimondi talks with Ed Asner,  an American film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Mr. Asner is primarily known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, making him one of the few television actors to portray the same leading character in both a comedy and a drama. In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's award-winning animated film Up. In early 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT. He is currently starring in a Canadian television series Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, on CBC Television and has appeared in the 2013 summer series The Glades, in the episode Killer Barbecue.

- The Studio - 20131028 - Rob Cline 2

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Rob ClineCedar Rapids Arts Professional Rob Cline returns to The Studio to report on the success he and his critique group buddies experienced after teaming up to inspire each other to finish, self-publish, and market their novels. Rob also reveals how his 365 Short Stories in 2013 project inspired him to write and submit short stories of his own. Rob's the Director of Marketing and Communications for the University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium and the Grants Manager of the Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids. He's appeared at Prairie Lights Bookstore and other venues to promote his self-published mystery, Murder By the Slice.

- Planet Erstwild - 20131105 - Cliff Hines

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 New Orleans jazz artist Cliff Hines. Cliff & Sasha perform at Cafe Paradiso Saturday Nov 9th with special opening act Apocalypso Tantric Boys Choir.


20131111 - Steven Semken

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Ice Cube Press LogoTwenty years ago, Steven H. Semken founded Ice Cube Press, an independent publishing company operating out of North Liberty, Iowa.

To bolster its application to become an official City of Literature, Iowa City referred to Ice Cube Press and mentioned its focus on how to best live with the natural world and its interest in topsoil, Devonian fossil beds, landcape art, weather patterns, and prairies.

Over the years Ice Cube Press's mission has broadened; it now publishes novels, short stories, poetry, real-life murder mysteries, and children's books, as well as nature-focused fiction and nonfiction.

To learn how a lone entrepreneur built and sustains a thriving Midwestern small press, tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Steven this week.

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Stuart Dybek on a slaughterhouse school field trip, Mary Kay Shanley on Thanksgiving tamales--you'll find this and more in Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie: Midwestern Writers on Food. Just released by the University of Nebraska Press, this thoughtful and sometimes funny collection of essays by the region's finest writers was edited by Peggy Wolff.

At 7 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 20th, authors of some of the essays will read excerpts from this book at Prairie Lights in Iowa City.

On The Studio this week, former New York Times food columnist and award-winning author, Molly O'Neill will discuss food, writing, and Midwestern culture with Peggy and Cheryl. Why does Molly think writing about food is a great warmup for other kinds of writing?

Tune in to find out!

- The Studio - 20131125 - Chris Higdon

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Chris Higdon clearly recalls helping his dad glue pink tiles onto a customer's bathroom wall when he was only four years old. in 2009 this father/son duo founded Everything Stone by Masterpiece LLC. They specialize in polishing and installing granite, marble, ceramic tile, and cultured stone. Partnered with Creative Edge Mastershop, they've tackled many ambitious projects, including the inticate floor medallion that greets visitors to the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center in Fairfield, Iowa. In this hour of The Studio, Chris, now 27, discusses the rewards and challenges of running an intergenerational small family business. Tune in to learn how the Higdons successfully solved the puzzle of how a father and son can work harmoniously side-by-side for decades. 

- The Studio - 20131216 - Eric Johnson

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Eric Johnson with Pinup Popup CalendarNow on Kickstarter, Eric Johnson's Pinup Popup 2014 Desktop Calendar weds paper engineering techniques to fun and tasteful images inspired by the classic style of pinup girls' golden era (the 1940s and 1950s). On this episode of The Studio Eric explores the ups and downs of crowdfunding, the evolution of paper engineering, maker spaces, and how emergent technologies benefit artists. A book indexer, maker, author, and artist, Eric studied book arts at Brown University under Walter Feldman. If you're considering launching a Kickstarter campaign or if you're wondering what happens when you combine the concepts behind a desktop calendar, pinup girls, and popup books, be sure to tune in!

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20140106 - The Studio - Darcy Pattison

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Published in eight languages, Darcy Pattison's children's books earned her the Arkansas Governor's Art Award for Individual Artist in 2007.

Two years later she launched Mims House to independently publish children's books (such as Prairie Storms) and how-to-write books for adults (such as Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise and The Book Trailer Manual).

Darcy's independently published books win prizes, are acclaimed by major review media, and earn her a profit. How does she do it?

Learn specific strategies for succeeding at independent publishing during this episode of The Studio with Cheryl.

- The Studio - 20140113- Sarah Aronson

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Sarah Aronson, authorAuthor Sarah Aronson embraces one of the last taboos in children's literature by injecting issues of faith and moral complexity in her novels for young people. Because Sarah enjoys provoking thoughtful discussion, her published novels, which currently include Head Case, Beyond Lucky, and Believe, feature characters that are not all that nice. A former physical therapist who was once principal of a private religious school, Sarah holds an M.F.A. in Children's Literature from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she organizes Novel Writing Retreats. Sarah will read and discuss books at the One Book Two Book Festival taking place in Iowa City January 17-19, 2013.

- The Studio - 20140115- Loren Long and John Kenyon

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Otis Christmas book coverLoren Long illustrated President Barack Obama's picture book Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to  My Daughters and pop star Madonna's picture book Mr. Peabody's Apples. Children love Loren best, though, for the books he writes and illustrates about Otis, a friendly, brave farm tractor. Loren's picture book Otis was a New York Times Best Seller. On October 3, 2013 over 2,460,000 children enjoyed Otis because Jumpstart, a children's literacy program, selected it as its 2013 Read for the Record book. How did a guy who admits he didn't like to read as kid launch such an amazing career in children's books? Find out this week on The Studio with Cheryl!

- Planet Erstwild - 20140115 - Michael Furchert

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Michael FurchertFormer East German Michael Furchert, Christian speaker and writer, speaks with James Moore. He is coming to the Sondheim Center in Fairfield to tell the story of his family living in East Berlin during the Nazi regime of Hitler Germany and throughout the turbulent years of European history of WWII and Communism. 

Michael’s story is an inspiring account of overcoming hardships, believing in the impossible, rising from trial to triumph.  But it is also a challenge to many in our western culture not to take our freedom for granted, not to let our faith grow superficial and light, not to give in to indifference and complacency. As America faces times of uncertainty today, he will challenge us to build our lives on a foundation that will last.

Michael will present “Deception and Discernment” at the Sondheim Center, Mon Jan 20 at 7pm.  Visit for more information.  The event is sponsored by Take a Stand, a grass-roots group of interested citizens from Jefferson and Van Buren counties cooperating with area churches.  It is free and open to the public.  A free will offering will be accepted.

- The Studio - 20140120- Loren Long and Sarah Aronson

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Do children's books still matter? Children's book authors Loren Long and Sarah Aronson have slightly different takes on why kids and reading belong together. Famous for illustrating picture books by President Barack Obama and pop star Madonna, Loren is best loved for writing and illustrating wildly popular books about Otis, a brave and humble farm tractor. Loren treasures the feeling of security young children experience when adults take time to read to them. Sarah writes middle grade and young adult novels, like Beyond Lucky and Believe, that inspire young people to thoughfully consider their views on leadership, friendship, and faith. Both authors have much to say during this episode of The Studio with Cheryl Fusco Johnson, pictured here with Loren Long.

- The Studio - 20140120- Loren Long and Sarah Aronson

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Do children's books still matter? Children's book authors Loren Long and Sarah Aronson have slightly different takes on why kids and reading belong together. Famous for illustrating picture books by President Barack Obama and pop star Madonna, Loren is best loved for writing and illustrating wildly popular books about Otis, a brave and humble farm tractor. Loren treasures the feeling of security young children experience when adults take time to read to them. Sarah writes middle grade and young adult novels, like Beyond Lucky and Believe, that inspire young people to thoughfully consider their views on leadership, friendship, and faith. Both authors have much to say during this episode of The Studio with Cheryl Fusco Johnson, pictured here with Loren Long.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140124- Dowd Family

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What a treat to see the Dowd family receive this amazing grant and honor--only twelve selectees in the country out of 35,000 entrants!! Wow. Thanks for doing Fairfield proud.

Tune into KRUU 100.1FM for my interviews with the Dowds--Meghan, Jack, and Deb--and the Chase VP of media relations, Christine Holevas, who travelled up from Chicago to present the quarter of a million dollar check.

Jack, Deb & Meghan Dowd - The Shaktea Kombucha Family

- The Studio - 20140125 - Katherine L. House

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Katherine L. HouseWhich U.S. president's son peppered Andrew Jackson's portrait with spitballs? Which president's daughter splashed Easter Egg dye on White House kitchen walls? Vivid anecdotes and 21 fun yet educational activities make Iowa City author Katherine L. House's new book a great read for kids and adults. Slated for release by Chicago Review Press in February, The White House for Kids: A History of a Home, Office, and National Symbol reflects its author's enthusiasm for history. Katherine was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Arlington, Virginia. She's written about U.S. and Iowa history for children's magazines and she's also contributed work to The New York Times, The Washtingon Post, and other publications. Katherine loves lighthouses, too. She's visited over 100 in the U.S. and Canada. Her first book was Lighthouses for Kids.

- KRUU Programming - 20140130 - Blue Fish

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KRUU Programming's, Andrew Tint heads over to Blue Fish, Fairfield's Organic Clothing Store. Blue Fish uses only organic fibers, recycled cottons, and other natural fibers such as hemp, linen, and silk blends. In fact, a lot of their buttons are hand made, vintage, or recycled.

 Blue Fish Clothing prides itself on being wearable art.  When Jennifer Barclay founded Blue Fish Clothing, in 1986, in Frenchtown, New Jersey at age 17, she wanted to make creative, fun, comfortable clothes that said “I am me!”. Now she has.

- The Studio - 20140203 - Noah Loin

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Noah Loin's Rock'n Raw Chocolates, organic red wine, and the Hurlin Brothers' and James Moore's music will be featured at a candlelit Valentine's Party Friday, Feb. 14th at Fairfield, Iowa's Cafe Paradiso. Learn how in a single year Noah developed raw chocolate recipes and convinced retailers in Iowa and New York City to market his wares. Noah also shares lessons he learned along the way, including how to identify mentors and develop a personal business philosophy. Tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl Fusco Johnson and guest co-host Eric Johnson.

- The Studio - 20140210 - Winnie Abramson

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Winnie Abramson, who earned a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Seattle's Bastyr University, wants you to embrace health-enhancing habits, one simple change at a time. Released in January by Chronicle Books, her guidebook One Simple Change: Surprisingly Easy Ways to Transform Your Life advocates tackling one new approach to daily living each week; in it she provides 50 clearly explained and persuasively argued possibilities designed to set you on the path to a healthier lifestyle. Since 2009, Winnie's been the recipe-developer, writer, and photographer of Healthy Green Living, a blog that touts green living, home cooking, and wholistic nutrition. Her work has been featured on many other sites, including Fine  Cooking, food52, The Kitchn, The New York Times, and MindBodyGreen. Her recipes have been included in many cookbooks, too. Winnie lives in upstate New York with her husband, two kids, and many pets, including a flock of chickens.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140214 - Mike Koenigs

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MIke Koenigs with his beloved TeslaJames Moore talks at length with the enriching, engaging and highly successful Mike Koenigs, an entrepreneur's entrepreneur and cancer survivor with a whole lot of inspiration and knowledge to share. He lives off the grid in comfort and style and says anyone can be successful if they apply themselves and follow a few key principles.

Four-time #1 best-selling author, “2009 Marketer of the Year” winner, serial entrepreneur, filmmaker, speaker and patented inventor, Mike Koenigs is the CEO, “Chief Disruptasaurus” and Founder of Instant Customer and creator of “Author Expert Marketing Machines”, “Make, Market Launch IT” and “The Top Gun Consulting Toolkit”. His products and services have simplified and automated marketing for over 30,000 small businesses, authors, experts, speakers, coaches and consultants in more than 60 countries.

- The Studio - 20140217 - Ron Louthan

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Plan a dual-continent cultural exchange for fourth graders to promote a kids' book? Why not? Fairfield, Iowa author Ron Louthan reasoned.

So, thanks to his persuasiveness, students in Byron Community Primary School in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and in Pence Elementary School in Fairfield, Iowa have embarked on a joint literary venture that includes reading, cooperative story writing, and a bit of readers' theatre.

For details on how a lone author managed to convince public school officials on two continents to join forces to enhance their students' engagement with literature and each other (while promoting his book, The Unlikely Confederacy of Hoggy, Froggy, and Ernie), tune in this week to The Studio with Chery.

- Plattenkiste - 20140212 - Hugh Cornwell

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Catch Gerald Grohmann interview with Hugh Cornwell on KRUU FM.

Hugh Cornwell is a British Musician, Singer Songwriter who had huge success during the eighties with the band The Stranglers being one of the premier bands in Britain alongside bands like the police and the clash. Despite their huge success in Europe scoring 23 top 40 singles and Albums the Stranglers remained largely unknown in the US. A phenomenon Hugh explained with their reluctance doing the extensive touring that would be necessary to become really popular in the US.

Hugh left the Stranglers in 1990 pursuing a solo career.  Even so he could not reclaim the success of the Stranglers, he remains as one off the most revered and respected musicians on the British island.

Since about five years Hugh is touring the US regularly and I was lucky enough to catch him on his last tour in Minneapolis. I regard myself extremely lucky for this opportunity to have this conversation and I am sharing it with you tonight in my show. So join me for this one hour with one of the most fascinating Musicians on today's Music scene.   

- The Skinny - 20140220 - Hermela Gebremariam and Drew Schoenfeld

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This week on "The Skinny" host Africa Byongchan Yoon  is pleased to have Ethiopian native Hermela Gebremariam and Fairfield youth Drew Schoenfeld amazing kid correspondents from FAIRFIELD MAHARISHI SCHOOL OF ENLIGHTENMENT and they also are kid correspondents of Fairfield Radio Action News which airs Monday - Friday 6:10 am , 12:10pm and 6:10pm 

First: Yoon interviews the kids about weight loss and transcendental meditation

Then: Then kids interview her right back about her activism and coming to fairfield

- The Skinny - 20140227 - Dr. Will Clower

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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:

  • Weight loss of up to 20 pounds in 8 weeks
  • Reduced food cravings and appetite
  • Prevention and reversal of diabetes
  • Improved dental health
  • Significant improvement in blood pressure
  • Enhanced energy levels (up to 50%!)
  • Increased skin moisture and UV protection
  • And more!

With Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight, Dr. Clower is finally bringing his incredibly successful—and delicious—plan to chocolate lovers everywhere!

- The Studio - 20140303 - Susan Sussbaum

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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!

- Speaking Freely - 20140303 - Dean Sluyter

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Author Dean Sluyter will be discussing his new book, Cinema Nirvana, Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies. Dean uses some of the great films of the past seventy years to teach lessons on enlightenment.

- The Studio - 20140310 - Tom North

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A 1968 film starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, Yours, Mine, and Ours purportedly told the true story of Tom North's youth as part of the happy, blended Beardsley-North family, which ultimately included 20 children. Tom recently dispelled the "one big happy family" myth that this movie created by writing and independently publishing a memoir. An Amazon Best Seller, Tom North's book, True North: The Shocking Truth About Yours, Mine, and Ours was listed by The Washington Times as Recommended Reading, garnered rave reviews by Writers Digest, and won a Living Now Award Gold Medal. 

Tom, a graduate of Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management), will read from and sign copies of True North at 1:30 PM, Saturday, March 15th in Revelations Cafe and Book Store. Tom is a financial investment advisor, and he lives in Carmel, California with his wife, Connie.

- The Studio - 20140401 - Darcy Pattison

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Independent publisher Darcy Pattison discusses her new nonfiction picture book, Aboyomi, and her latest childrens's novel, Saucy and Bubba, a contemporary Hansel and Gretel tale that explores the tangled threads of a family touched by grief, alcoholism, and economic frailty. During this second visit to The Studio, Darcy also discusses novel revision techniques and how she researches nonfiction. Acclaimed by major review media, Darcy's books have been translated into eight languages. Be sure to tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Darcy this week to learn how this prolific author accomplishes all that she does.  

- The Studio - 20140407 - Dr. Travis Stork

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Dr. Travis Stork's emergency room work inspired his latest New York Times best-seller, The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Health. Based on the latest scientific research, this book's 10 food prescriptions, eight weight-loss payoffs, and three eating plans are easy to grasp and highly motivating.

Dr. Travis, who co-hosts the Emmy Award-winning TV show The Doctors, is dedicated to sharing useful and accurate health information. If achieving and maintaining a proper weight is important to you, don't miss The Studio with Cheryl and Dr. Travis this week!

The second half of the hour features a recap of the best bits of picture book author and illustrator Loren Long's visit to The Studio. Loren reveals the secrets behind the creation of his acclaimed and wildly popular picture books featuring Otis, a friendly, helpful, and humble farm tractor.

- The Studio - 20140414 - Jim Belilove

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Jim Belilove

Twenty-five years ago business strategist Jim Belilove and artist Harri Aalto recognized undeveloped possibilities inherent in emerging waterjet technology.

Headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa, the company they founded, Creative Edge Master Shop, Inc., is the largest and most experienced independent waterjet fabrication and design company in the U.S.

What exactly does Creative Edge do to marble, granite, and a host of other flooring materials to make their products so coveted and unique? And how did Jim and Harri translate their appreciation for new technology into global leadership in the waterjet fabrication and design arena?

During this episode of The Studio with Cheryl, Jim answers these questions and shares details about Creative Edge's Gigantic Premium Floor Products Remnant Sale taking place 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 19th at 601 S. 23rd Street in Fairfield.

- The Studio - 20140421 - Troy Dunn

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Troy Dunn created two hit TV series, The Locator and APB with Troy Dunn, to reunite separated friends and families. To strengthen your family relationships, he wrote Family: the Good F-Word, The Life-Changing Action Plan for Building Your Best Family. Packed with quizzes, worksheets, and thought-provoking statistics, Troy's new book provides common sense tools people can use to foster happier and more stable relationships. To hear Troy debunk popular myths about marriage, discuss relationship roadblocks, and reveal the right way to fight with your spouse or partner, tune in to The Studio with Chery and Troy this week. 

- The Studio - 20140428 - Julie Ham

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- The Studio - 201405012 - April Henry

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New York Times best-selling author April Henry has two new thrillers coming out this spring. Aimed at young adults, The Body in the Woods focuses on a teen trio newly inducted into a Portland, Oregan search-and-rescue team. Penned with national TV legal analyst Lise Wiehl, A Deadly Business (for adult readers) features single-mom Mia Quinn, who prosecutes Violent Crimes in Seattle courtrooms. April's had 17 books published.

- The Studio - 20140519 - Beth Howard

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Beth Howard's new book busts pie-baking myths and boasts 80 diverse and tasty recipes. Released by Race Point Publishing, Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House instantly sold out. (You can still buy it; the publisher put out a second printing.) What accounts for this book's wild popularity? Beth deeply reveres pie's community-building aspects while eschewing contemporary stipulations that frighten modern bakers.

Take it from the baker who made Steven Speilberg coconut cream pie, Dick Van Dyke strawberry rhubarb, and Barbra Steisand lemon meringue: baking pie can be simple and fun. Becoming a confident pie baker could lead you to greater adventures. Find out how on The Studio with Cheryl and Beth Howard this week.

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- The Studio - 20140526 - Afton Hallauer

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Fizz, Boom Fun! Extending beyond storytime, free Fairfield Public Library activities this summer include insect and animal zoos, science movies, Lego days, and much, much more. Youth Services Director Afton Hallauer has tons of science-related programs planned to keep your kids happy and their reading and science skills fresh.

Learn all about the library's free summer kids' programs and about other organizations' children's activites 1:00-4:30 PM Saturday, June 7th at the library. Even FAIRfest has something special for kids this year: author Jeanette Hopkins will lead a story hour replete with singing, dancing, and juggling at the library 2:00-3:00PM Saturday, June 21st. For a detailed description of the many ways you can head off your kids' summer complaints about boredom, tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Afton this week.

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Beth HowardTurn your blog posts into best-selling books! Learn to do that and more at FAIRfest 2014's writing events! Yes! Like Mission Creek in Iowa City, FAIRfest 2014 will offer programs (all free!) for people of all ages who love writing and books! Five creative, wonderful past guests of The Studio created these events.

- The Studio - 20140609 - Jill Esbaum

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Always rollicking, often rhyming, and sometimes historical, Jill Esbaum's 17 kids' books have snagged tons of awards. Released by Dial Books for Young Readers in 2014, her two newest children's picture books, I Hatched! and I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo!, were inspired by Iowa farm life. Jill and her husband raise corn, soybeans, and hundreds of pigs on a farm near Dixon, Iowa.

The five new kids' books Jill has out this year also include National Geographic Kids' Angry Birds Playground: Rain Forest. To find out how Jill's fondness for farmland and familiarity with hard work fuel her successful writing and publishing career, tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Jill this week!

- Speaking Freely - 20140613 - Rekha Basu

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Rekha Basu is an opinion columnist for the Des Moines Register. She also appears weekly on the "Rekha's Voice" segment on KCWI TV. Her colunns cover politics, culture, human rights, and social justice.



- Speaking Freely - 20140613 - Louise Lawrence Israels

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Louise Lawrence Israels is a holocaust survivor. During the German occupation of the Netherlands, Louise and her family spent three years hiding in an attic apartment in Amsterdam. This interview is part of Speaking Freely's series on holocaust survivors being done in collaboration with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

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Write with a poet who studied with Gary Snyder.

Plan your blog-to-book strategy with the NYT best-selling author who bakes pies in the American Gothic house.

Let the kids in  your life waltz, sing, juggle, and learn how books are made from an award-winning author/teacher/story-time leader.

Begin or continue writing a book or work on an art project (quietly) at Fairfield's most beautiful tea shop

- Speaking Freely - 20140616 - Ed Petersen Jr

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Speaking Freely talks to Ed Petersen Jr about his work in Ireland.

- Speaking Freely - 20140617 - Dora Klayman

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Speaking Freely continues its Holocaust memorial programming with Dora Klayman.

- Speaking Freely - 20140618 - Marcel Drimer

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Speaking Freely is joined with Marcel Drimer, a holocaust survivor.

- The Studio - 20140715-Norman Zierold

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How did small-town Iowa boy Norman Zierold become a Hollywood biographer, recording the stories of movie moguls, child stars, and famous actors?

Even more exciting than his tales about the many celebrities he's encountered is Norman's own story. Lucky us! Norman's recorded his journey from shelling peas beside cooks in his family's Amana colonies restaurant to rubbing knees with Barbara Walters on TV.

This week on The Studio with Cheryl, Norman discusses the mentors and experiences that inspired his life choices.

Learn about his life and about THAT REMINDS ME, his stream-of-consciousness memoir (and what a consciousness it is!), by tuning in to The Studio with Cheryl and Norman this week.

- Planet Erstwild - 20120718 - Former Rep Paul Findley

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34 Anericans died in the unprovoked attacks


James Moore speaks with former 11-term Illinois Congressman Paul Findley about the attack of the USS Liberty by Israel during the 6 Day War in 1967.

For a wiki description of the incident.


20140721 - The Studio - David Thebodo

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Dave ThebodoProviding life-size, actual train cars for "The Lone Ranger," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," and other Hollywood movies may not be a snap for Fairfield entrepreneur David Thebodo but, like Radar from the TV show M*A*S*H, he somehow always manages to find and secure what's needed. How did a guy with an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amhearst, 4-1/2 years of service doing search & rescue missions for the U.S. Coast Guard, and a stint as Assistant Director of Fiscal Affairs during the earliest days of Maharishi University of Management end up in such a weird profession? David shares this and more--including timely news about The Fairfield Cultural Alliance's grant program--this week on The Studio with Cheryl. Tune in for a glimpse into the life of a creative, community-minded, unique Iowan entrepreneur.

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Cheryl Fusco Johnson & Linda Eve DiamondWhere does creativity come from? Linda Eve Diamond, who's authored a dozen books ranging from poetry and self-help to business and educational, provides clues in her newest book, The Beauty of Listening.

This compendium of poems explores inner listening, communication, the impact of listening on love, and other intriguing topics.

During this hour, Linda explains how Nina Katchadourian's Sorted Book Project, Anastasia Clark's Hobo Code Event, and a life-changing trip to a Publix sushi counter sparked her creativity. For a lively discussion that just might spark yours, too, tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Linda this week. Linda's husband, Jeff Novick, chimes in a bit, as well.

- The Studio - 20140811 - Wayne Johnson

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On the Observation Car book coverIowa Writers Workshop alumnus Wayne Johnson credits his ability to create award-winning fiction to story angels singing in his ears. Creativity tricks Wayne gleaned from UI's master writers just might play a part in his ability to elicit his muses' support. While discussing his latest story collection, On the Observation Car, Wayne reveals techniques he gleaned from Wallace Stegner ("pin setting"), John Updike (forward lean), and Jane Smiley ("that delicious question of outcome--the need to know 'what happens . . .'"). Tune in to The Studio with Cheryl this week for Wayne's insightful, often comic musings on the source of his fiction and the origins of creativity.


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Book Cover: Lost ClerihewsWith authors and book titles swirling incessantly inside his head, legendary literary tastemaker Paul Ingram of Iowa City's Prairie Lights Bookstore fell victim to clerihew mania. The result? A new book, The Lost Clerihews of Paul Ingram, published recently by Ice Cube Press and illustrated with Julia Anderson-Miller's witty and thoughtful pen-and-ink drawings. As award-winning author Elizabeth McCracken reports in the foreword, this book is "everything that Paul Ingram himself is: hilarious, ribald, tender, erudite, naughty." Watch out!

- The Studio - 20140901 - Loren Long

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Where do writers find the inspiration to craft NYT best-selling books? Author and illustrator Loren Long's children's picture book Otis spent 17 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. During this visit to The Studio, Loren reveals he found inspiration for a pivotal page in his new book Otis and the Scarecrow from the final "O Captain, My Captain" scene in the award-winning film, Dead Poets Society, which featured Robin Williams. For a peek into the creative process of one gifted writer/illustrator and clues about how to unleash your own inner genius, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Loren.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140826 - Brian MacQueen

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I Knead My Mommy Turning grief into a wildly popular, hilarious series of pet poetry books is one of Francesco Marciuliano's many accomplishments. His latest book, I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens was just released by Chronicle Books. It follows two other volumes, I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs and I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats, which made it onto many best-seller lists. Francesco dedicated his first pet poetry book, I Could Pee on This, to his cats, Natasha and Boris. After they died, he coped with losing them by writing humorous poetry from their point-of-view.  

Where does the creativity to spin sadness into joy come from? Francesco (who's also a cartoonist and playwright) employs several tactics to avoid writers block and facilitate creative expression. For insights into the creative process of a very talented guy, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Francesco Marciuliano.

- The Studio - 20140929 - June Melby

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Can you write funny things about people without make them hate you? Standup comic and internationally known performance poet, June Melby can. Her hilarious memoir My Family and Other Hazards reveals universal truths and individual quirks she discovered about herself and others while helping her family run an unprofitable, hand-crafted minature golf course.

June's the voice of "Bang" in the Warner Brother's film Space Jam, which also featured Michael Jordan. Don't pass up this chance to hear June's other secrets! Tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and June!

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Wenonah Hauter is the founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch.

She has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level.Wenonah Hauter Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans.

She is currently writing Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment due for publication in 2015. From 1997 to 2005 she served as Director of Public Citizen’s Energy and Environment Program, which focused on water, food and energy policy. From 1996 to 1997, she was environmental policy director for Citizen Action, where she worked with the organization’s 30 state-based groups. From 1989 to 1995 she was at the Union of Concerned Scientists where, as a senior organizer, she coordinated broad-based, grassroots sustainable energy campaigns in several states. She has an M.S. in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland.

JFAN's Annual Summit Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30pm presents Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, as keynote speaker. People can make a difference, she says, if they come together. Her national organization & work is testimony to how it's done. Don't miss this discussion.

- The Studio - 20141020 - Susie Hathaway

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Susie HathawayCertified personal trainer Susie Hathaway gleaned crucial fitness tips from astronauts, waterpolo players, and a nonagenarian track star, and she wants to share these tips with you! Susie teaches strength training to individuals and in classes. She blogs, writes newsletters, and produces DVD's to help all of us stay strong and healthy as long as we possibly can. To hear Susie's fitness tips and her recommendations for great books on health and wellness, tune in to The Studio with Cheryl and Susie this week. 

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- Planet Erstwild - 20141029 - DeSmogBlog's Steve Horn

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BDSM Cop gone way bad

I love my job. I love music. I love this town. Great show planned for you today. Pefect for Halloween. Some fabulous musical guests, all with projects you can avail yourself of shortly. Plus, just in time for Halloween, a talk about the infamous, creepy, sadistic, chilling "Mr. Handcuffs" with Steve Horn and much more. Take a walk on the wild side with another topical & musical safari, it's PLANET ERSTWILD, right here on solar-powered KRUU-FM, 'The Voices of Fairfield, Iowa and beyond.'

I speak with Steve Horn, a Madison, WI-based Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog and a freelance investigative journalist. He previously was a reporter and researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in political science and legal studies, his writing has appeared in Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Vice News, The Nation, Wisconsin Watch, Truth-Out, AlterNet and elsewhere. His latest piece for DeSmogBlog is titled Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers. Also, his work on the brutal Wisconsin cop case allegedly involved in the grizzly murders of at least two women.

- The Studio - 20141110 - Lori Belilove

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Lori Belilove Dancing

Rarely seen dances that explore the legacy of Isadora Duncan will be performed by Lori Belilove and the Isadora Duncan Dance Company in Fairfield, Iowa's Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 PM Saturday, Nov. 15th and 3 PM Sunday, Nov. 16th.

Through her own dancing and through the dance company and the nonprofit foundation she established 33 years ago, Lori's dedicated her life to extending the dream, dance legacy, and indomitable spirit of Isadora Duncan.

Why? Where did Lori's passion for Isadora's dances originate? Is Isadora still relevant today? To learn more about the mother of modern dance and about the woman considered by many as the living embodiment of Isadora's grace, power, and mastery of weight, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Lori.

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James Moore talks with Sierra Club environmental attorney Wally Taylor about a topic and an issue that is of grave concern to many enviromental advocates in the Jefferson County area. The Bakken Pipeline would deliver so-called sweet crude in pipes across the state of Iowa from North Dakota and then down to the Gulf.

Here's a blurb from a recent article in the Des Moines Register titled "Branstad Won't Stop Pipeline Through Iowa":

Wally Taylor of Cedar Rapids, a lawyer for the Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club, said Iowans must do everything they can to stop the pipeline project. "We cannot let fossil fuels continue to damage and wreck our economy and environment and our earth," Taylor said.

Energy Transfer Partners (ETF), who also do business as Dakota Access, announced plans for a proposed oil pipeline that will run diagonally across Iowa, through 17 or 18 counties. The company also announced that some of the crude oil will be loaded onto rail cars for shipment to the east coast.

Attorney Taylor will be in Fairfield on Monday November 24th at 7:30pm at the Fairfield Public Library to address the issue and answer any questions people may have. A county meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2nd at 9am at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Building where the company will present their agenda and then hear from local community members about their plans.

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Anna-Maria PetricelliAt the age of 10, Anna-Maria Petricelli, who was born and raised in Croatia, visited New York City with her mom and vowed to someday return to the U.S. Nine years later, Anna-Maria made her way to a small college in Iowa, where she earned a B.A. in Literature and graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian of her class. How did a young woman, from a single-parent family with modest funds, manage to fulfill her dream? Now studying linguistics in a graduate program at the University of Iowa, Anna-Maria plans to teach English as a Second Language. She's also crafted a successful writing career for herself. Under the pen name Erin Aislinn, she's had three novels and three novellas published. Her latest book, BLOODLINE: THE LEGACY, is a vampire erotic romance.

- The Studio - 20141208 - Ruth Backstrom

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Ruth BackstromRuth Backstrom, Executive Director and co-founder of a nonprofit called Solution Generators Network, has explored techniques communities can use to identify and address issues, such as economic disparity, food insecurity, and lack of affordable housing. In Durham, North Carolina Ruth's nonprofit partners with other organizations to support film and lecture series, facilitated community discussions, wisdom circles, and local sourcing of jobs. Ruth also has tips regarding grantwriting and how to improve the odds of success in securing funds for community projects. For ideas on how individuals can help their communities forge the future they want for themselves, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Ruth. 

- The Studio - 20141222 - Ally Condie

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Atlantia Book CoverHer young, autistic son's quiet and brave approach to life inspired Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched Trilogy, to pen Atlantia, her latest New York Times bestseller. In this stand-alone, dystopian, young adult novel, Ally thoroughly explores the power of voice. Trapped in a disintegrating underwater world, her protagonist, Rio, must harness latent powers to save herself and those she loves. Rio's challenges include assessing the sincerity of others' voices, unscrambling mysterious voices from the past, and honing the power of her own voice. The complexities of female relationships are explored in this book, too. Rio struggles to understand her relationships with her sister, mother, and aunt. Why has Rio's beloved sister betrayed her?

- The Studio - 20150119 - Elaine Duncan

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 "Turning down my muse is not an option!" So says artist and art instructor Elaine Duncan, past winner of the Eisner Award for Outstanding Creativity. Whatever form you like your creativity to take, if neglect has caused your muse to go on strike, Elaine's advice will help you gently coax it back. Elaine earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of California at Berkelely and pursued postgraduate studies in art at Colorado State University. In 2007, she served as a panelist during a UC Berkeley symposium on "Making Art in Times of Change." In 2008 Mulberry Knoll Books released Feathered Space, a 120-page story revealed through Elaine's drawings, designs, and poetic word play. Elaine has won many art awards and has exhibited her artwork at The Presidio in San Franscisco and at galleries in Iowa, Arizona, and Illinois.

- The Studio - 20150126 - Kate McGuinness

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Kate McGuinness, Life CoachCultivate strategies for handling career and other (sometimes unexpected) life changes, Executive Life Coach Kate McGuinness advises. During this hour, Kate shares tools she's acquired for successfully weathering transitions. She honed these tools while facing her own career challenges and while earning life coaching certification at the Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, California. The linear path of career change versus the cycle of renewal model of change is one topic Kate explores. Others include identifying core values, reframing, experimentation, cocooning, and the role emotion plays during decisionmaking. Kate also shares titles of many books she and her clients consult during times of transition.

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James Moore talks with Patti Miller about the world premiere of her documentary, Iowans Return To Freedom Summer, which will be shown at the February Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk, on Friday, February 6, at 7:30 pm at the Sondheim Theater in Fairfield Iowa.

Don't miss this historical account of how Iowa students participated in Freedom Summer in 1964 in Mississippi, registering voters, teaching in Freedom Schools and working in Community Centers , and advancing the cause of racial equality during the tumultuous 60's. Their bravery, dedication, and hard work will inspire everyone. Patti spent the summer of 1967 in Mississippi and later worked with Dr. Martin Luther King in Chicago.

- The Studio - 20150202 - Joseph Weber

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Transcendental Meditation in AmericaHow has the Transcendental Meditation Movement affected Fairfield, Iowa? Award-winning journalist Joe Weber answers this question in his new book, Transcendental Meditation in America: How a New Age Movement Remade a Small Town in Iowa.

Currently an associate professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Joe explored different areas of life in Fairfield by interviewing past and present residents of this small Iowa town. His conclusions haven't pleased everyone, and perhaps they won't dovetail with yours.

For a glimpse into how a former financial reporter perceives Fairfield's future, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Joe Weber, a former Chief of Correspondents for Business Week and the current Jerry and Karla Huse Professor of News-Editorial at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Michaela Making Quiche


"Music feeds us energetically." So say husband and wife singing duo Steve & Mlchaela Terrien McLain, who will serenade couples at 8:30 PM on Valentine's Day in Fairfield at The Burning Oak's basement bar. Whether she's stirring up quiche filling, painting pictures, or writing songs, Michaela says, "It's fun to create!"

During this wide-ranging interview, she and Steve reflect on the origins of their musical journeys, express gratitude toward mentors, and reveal the conditions they find most helpful when writing songs. For tips that just might help your creativity flow more freely, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Steve & Michaela Terrien McLain! 

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Richard Beymer, aka Ben Horne of Twin Peaks, Oregon, filmmaker, tap dancer and koolaid stand entrepeneur, is scheduled to resume shooting on the vaunted series this summer. Beymer's unauthorized autobiography is entitled "Impostor: Who Am I When Not Being Who I Think I Am?"

In the summer of 1964, Beymer made a documentary on the activities during the Mississippi Summer Project. The film "A Regular Bouquet" documents the day-to-day lives of the people who registered Mississippi voters in 1964. That period of time became known as Freedom Summer.

- The Studio - 20150225 - Lois Brandt

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Maddi's FridgeHow can kids combat food insecurity in children? As a little girl, author Lois Brandt didn't know how to help when she discovered her best friend's family had no food to eat. As a grownup Lois researched strategies; then she penned MADDI'S FRIDGE so today's kids wouldn't feel as helpless as she did. Publisher Flashlight Press donates 10% of the book's profits to help fight childhood hunger, and Lois waives her author visit fees to schools that organize food drives. To learn how to empower yourself and the kids in your life to combat food insecurity in children (and also a little about how to write a great picture book), tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Lois Brandt!

- The Studio - 20150302 - Pat Zietlow Miller

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Sophie's Squash Book CoverA full-time day job, 126 rejections, and a family to care for didn't keep PAT ZIETLOW MILLER from realizing her goal to become a successful children's picture book writer. Plucked from Schwartz & Wade Books' slush pile, Pat's first picture book SOPHIE'S SQUASH received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, and School Library Journal. It also captured seven major honors for picture book writing, including the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book Award, the Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book Award, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Golden Kite Award. Contracts for eight other picture books from a total of five different publishers quickly followed.

During this wide-ranging discussion, Pat reveals the strategies she used to reach her goals and help her stories take flight. For a detailed report on all the steps one would-be writer took to make her wildest publishing dreams come true, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Pat Zietlow Miller.

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- The Studio - 20150323 - Michael Kutcher

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Michael Kutcher, Inspirational SpeakerFor nearly 30 years Michael Kutcher (superstar Ashton's twin) divulged to very few people that he's struggled since birth from a mild form of cerebral palsy. Then he met Bella, a little girl afflicted with a severe form of CP. Bella can't speak so today Michael speaks for her. He advocates for people with disabilities by lobbying government officials and by accepting motivational speaking engagements. He also supports philanthropic groups, such as Reaching for the Stars (a foundation of hope for children with cerebral palsy), Organize (which encourages organ donation), and the Starkey Hearing Foundation

Michael embraces his philanthropic activities gracefully despite the demands of single parenting his young son and holding down a full-time job in the financial services industry. And he manages to do all this despite a plethora of lifelong health challenges, including a successful heart transplant at age 13. For Michael, the consequences of a mild form of CP encompass hearing loss, poor eyesight, weakness on the right side of his body, and a slight speech impediment. To learn how Ashton and the twins' parents helped Michael develop the 'I can do it' attitude that's enabled him to achieve incredible successes despite multiple health hurdles, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and her very inspiring guest Michael Kutcher.

- Planet Erstwild - 20150326 - Gene Luedtke

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Gene Luedtke, president of Fairfield's Carnegie Historical Museum board, talks with James about Fairfield's colorful, cultural history, impressive museum, and the 1915 "Fairfield Chatauqua" gathering, billed as 'Iowa's Most Successful Summer Assembly.'

An exhibit by the Museum and other historical sights like the Maasdam Barns will be a featured dpart of FAIRfest '15.

- The Studio - Michael Kutcher

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- The Studio - Michael Kutcher

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- The Studio - 20150406 - Tim Britton

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Tim BrittonBest known for his virtuosity on the Uillean (Irish) bagpipes, wooden flute, and tin whistle, Tim Britton is also famous for making Uillean bagpipes and for engineering and producing all types of music. In 1989 Tim was designated as a "master" by the Iowa Arts Council and nominated for a "Best of Philadelphia Music Award." He's performed in concerts all over the world, and his music has been included in over 30 recordings, including one that's been archived at the Smithsonian Institution. He's composed and performed music for National Public Radio, stage plays, modern dance, and TV shows and commercials. Tim authored a book and a video on reed making, and he's taught at workshops, schools, and community programs. 

For a glimpse into how a highly respected musician has channeled his creativity into so many different arenas, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Tim Britton.

- The Studio - 20150413 - Stacey Hurlin

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Stacey Hurlin"Everyone has that creative impulse: it's what we have in common." So says arts advocate, Fairfield First Fridays Art Walk founder, and visual artist Anastasia Kirtakis Hurlin (a.k.a. Stacey Hurlin). How did this dynamic Fairfielder thrust the impulse to showcase art every month on the Fairfield town square into a reality that will soon celebrate 13 years of existence? That's over 150 diverse & delightful art-focused social gatherings in a town with less than 10,000 people!

- The Studio - 20150420 - Jill Burnett

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Jill Burnett



It's Money Smart Week! Celebrate by learning how Jill Burnett, CEO of Libertyville Savings Bank and winner of the 2014 Extraordinary Banker Award, honed her money management skills by raising and selling calves on the family farm.

Like her dad, whose career path included being a bank janitor, a bank president, and a bank owner, Jill believes, "Life is a good teacher."  

For tips on developing "Money Smart" skills, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Jill Burnett. 

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Grace Gillespie Carter, AuthorFriendship helped Grace Gillespie Carter access the fortitude to plan, write, revise & self-publish City of Three Rivers, her award-winning epic novel set in Dayton, Ohio. As school girls, she and lifelong friend Rachel Hyde bonded over their shared love of writing. Eventually, they vowed to support each other's efforts to get their books written and published. Now both have succeeded: in December Rachel released her novel, More than We Know.

Grace's book, City of Three Riverscontains an intriguing mix of colorful fictional and actual historic figures (like the Wright brothers and quirky entrepreneur John Patterson). This novel's setting in flood-prone Dayton heightens suspense. With deftly drawn characters and a multigenerational approach, Grace's novel has won accolades from Dayton's current mayor and a number of authors. It also captured second place in the inaugural Inkfingerz writing competition. 

For a glimpse of how two friends urged each other on to self-publishing success, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Grace Gillespie Carter.

- The Studio - 20150518 - Chad Elliott

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Singer Songwriter Chad ElliottAward-winning singer-songwriter Chad Elliott's channeled his creative energy into 19 albums, two movie sound tracks, a kids' book line (that he writes, illustrates, and enlivens with original music), photography, ceramics, fine art paintings, and more. How does he do it?

- Planet Erstwild - 20150520 - Chuck Offenburger

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James Moore interviews Chuck Offenburger, publisher of, one of Iowas oldest internet news and opinion sites.

- The Studio - 20150525 - Afton Hallauer

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The Magic Thief by Sarah PrineasFantasy Author Sarah Prineas, who penned the wildly popular Magic Thief and Winterling book series, will talk to kids & teens at the Fairfield Public Library during FAIRfest 2015! Sarah's talk covers how the heroes in her award-winning books make mistakes, take risks, and find their way toward heroism. Her visit is part of the library's 2015 Children's Summer Reading Program. This year's theme? "Every Hero Has a Story." 

Anna-Maria Petricelli and Nynke Passi will both present creativity/writing workshops for adults and older teens at the library as part of FAIRfest also. All three programs are free and open to the public. Check FAIRfest's Writing & the Arts Track site for dates and details.

Uncover details on all the free library programs for kids during Summer Reading Kickoff Day by dropping in to the library any time from 1:00-4:30 PM Saturday, June 6th, 2015. Many groups will be on hand to explain and demonstrate other activities available for area kids this summer.

Youth Services Librarian Afton Hallauer packed the library's summer calendar with tons of free activities for kids. For a glimpse into FAIRfest and Summer Reading Program events being held at the library this summer, tune in to KRUU this week for The Studio with Cheryl and Afton!

- The Studio - 20150601 - Nick Jaina

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Say YES and deal with the fear later. Nick Jaina's adherence to that philosophy underscores his ability to successfully pursue a vast array of creative ventures. His latest success is an intriguing, poetic, music-centric memoir, GET IT WHILE YOU CAN, released in January 2015 by Perfect Day Publishing. Nick's other accomplishments include co-founding the Satellite Ballet and Collective and composing music for ballet, modern dance, feature films, and plays. His most recent album, Primary Perception, was released in 2013.

For a glimpse into how a creative whirlwind embarks on and sustains a plethora of artistic endeavors, tune in this episode of The Studio with Cheryl and Nick Jaina.

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Ryan and Bagryan CairnsJoe Zucchini

Meet Iowa Peace Corps state director Ryan Cairns (pictured with his wife) and St Louis Peace Corps recruiter Joe Zucchini who will inform us about all things Peace Corps.

They will have a booth at this year's FAIRfest and can answer any questions you might have about joining the Peace Corps or even finding out more info for future consideration.

PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore discusses a wide range of interesting aspects regarding life in the Peace Corps.

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Ryan and Bagryan CairnsJoe Zucchini

Meet Iowa Peace Corps state director Ryan Cairns (pictured with his wife) and St Louis Peace Corps recruiter Joe Zucchini who will inform us about all things Peace Corps.

They will have a booth at this year's FAIRfest and can answer any questions you might have about joining the Peace Corps or even finding out more info for future consideration.

PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore discusses a wide range of interesting aspects regarding life in the Peace Corps.

- The Studio - 20150608 - Nynke Passi

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Unleash your creativity at Nynke Passi's free "The Healing Power of Words" workshop 1:30-3PM Sunday, June 21st at the Fairfield Public Library during FAIRfest 2015! Enjoy the benefit of Nynke's 16 years co-directing, teaching, and designing courses for an Undergraduate Creative Writing Program. Her workshop will start with expressive writing, but also introduce elements of craft.

Nynke's award-winning poems, short stories, and essays have been published in many literary magazines. Nynke earned her graduate degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and recently co-founded The Luminous Writer Literary Center.

For insight into Nynke's thoughts on the creative process and on how writers inject authenticity and depth into their work, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Nynke Passi on KRUU.

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James Moore interviews Christorpher the Conquered, debuting his full legnth album, I’m Giving Up On Rock & Roll.

Christopher landed on the front page of Reddit and in Billboard as the title track and single “I’m Giving Up On Rock & Roll” quickly passed 60,000 plays on Soundcloud. This properly set the stage for the album’s 2016 release.

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James Moore interviews whistleblower and former Time Person of the Year Coleen Rowley.

- The Studio - 20151214 - George Foster

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George FosterGeorge Foster has designed covers for over 1200 books, including 83 bestsellers and 16 #1-bestsellers. Dubbed the best book cover designer in the country and a master at creating covers that sell, George has earned over 300 awards for his work. To discover the attitudes and techniques that contributed to the success of this small businessman and arts entrepreneur, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and George Foster.

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Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton talks with Speaking Freely's Dennis Raimondi about the upcoming Iowa caucuses.

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Lee Singh of Green Gourmet

- 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.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160310 - Adam Abraham

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2:30pm |  I speak with Adam Abraham on his latest thoughts and doings. Here's a little blurb of him reciting the poetry of Sun Ra, whom his father formed the Saturn record label with back in the day in Chicago. Apocalypso Tantric Noise Choir backed him and performed in tribute to one of our supreme musical inspirations.
Adam Abraham
Here's Adam's blog link: Thought For Food > And his vortex generator product:

- Planet Erstwild - 20160311 - John Huff Floating Bed

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James Moore interviews John Huff, Floating Bed owner.

The Floating Bed® is an advanced hanging bed. It’s gentle rocking provides better sleep, health benefits & the feeling of floating. It features a memory foam mattress, a flat sleep surface and adjustable firmness. It’s durable & weather proof, rated to hold 1000 lbs.

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The Pharos Gate by Nick BantockBored with his mail, Nick Bantock grew jealous when he visited his local post office and spotted people clutching personal letters. He fantasized about receiving such letters himself. The result? Two fan-cult favorite, best-seling trilogies that are about to reach closure with the upcoming grand finale, The Pharos Gate: Griffin & Sabine's Lost Correspondence. Twenty-five years ago, Nick redefined the art of storytelling by combining fine art, fiction, and three-dimensional interactive books in his Griffin & Sabine trilogies. Multi-million best sellers, his books spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and received wide critical acclaim.

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San Francisco singer/songwriter Bob Hillman is back with a new album after more than ten years away from the business.

After over a decade away from the stage and studio, Bob Hillman returns with the full-length album Lost Soul. The album’s title is ironic in the sense that, with his longtime musical mentor ex-Plimsoul Peter Case at the helm, the San Francisco-based singer/songwriter has found his way out of the creative wilderness. He taps back into literate, tuneful songwriting that defined earlier works like Playing God (1999), Welcome To My Century (2001), and If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home (2006). This time, however, he moves beyond the Americana-leaning folk-rock of his past to embrace a fresh, contemporary sonic landscape; the result is a less crafted, more visceral album.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160331 - Ryan Miller, Green

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James Moore interviews Ryan Miller of Green Americorps

- Planet Erstwild - 20160404 - Eva De Roovere

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Eva de Roovere

Eva De Roovere is an accompished Belgian singer/songwriter in town for one night only. She was last in Fairfield in November when she performed as one of Cafe Paradiso's Open Mic Night's featured artists. This time, she's joined by James Moore and the Hurlin brothers for a night of all-original, folk-inspired indie rock.

Eva performs at the newly refurbished Orpheum Theatre, including a brand new sound system. on Saturday, April 9th at 8pm. Not to be missed. Tickets: $10 at the door.

Her website (

In 2006, Eva decided to leave her musical friends after 7 years of playing each folk festival in Europe. She wanted to make pop music instead of singing traditional songs, so she started her own band. With this band, she toured Belgium, the Netherlands and South Africa. She recorded 4 CDs in her own name: “De Jager” (The Hunter), “Over en Weer” (Back en Forth), "Mijn huis" (My House) and "Viert" (Celibrate). “The Hunter” sold over 30,000 albums in 2 years time. Her newest album, called "Chanticleer", is entirely in English and is produced by Peter Case. It was recorded at the Carriage House in Los Angeles.

- The Studio - 20160411 - Lynda Cohen Loigman

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Book Cover of the Two Family HouseHer deceased mom's messy recipe box is one of author Lynda Cohen Loigman's most prized possessions, and it appears in the hands of Rose, a viewpoint character in Loigman's debut novel, The Two-Family House. "This book is for the women in my mother's family," Loigman's acknowledgment reads, but both men and women play pivotal roles in this richly-textured multi-generational story that explores the impact of sustained family lying.

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Dennis Raimondi, host of SPEAKING FREELY, discusses Tom Fiegen's political run for US Senate in Iowa.

Click here for a list of issues that are important to Tom Fiegen.

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Kathy Kelly & Ann Wright To Tour Iowa, May 1-7

Kathy Kelly and Ann Wright today announced that they will launch their “War and Refugees: Peace Is Possible” tour of Iowa in Wellman  on Sunday, May 1.  Kelly is the coordinator of Voices For Creative Nonviolence, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times, and was awarded the US Peace Memorial Foundation  Peace Prize in 2015. 

She will be going to Kabul, Afghanistan to continue her work with the Afghan Peace Volunteers immediately after the Iowa tour  Ann Wright is a retired Army Reserve colonel and a 29-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. She served many years in the U.S. State Department, and resigned in protest over the U.S. invasion of Iraq.  Ann will be coming to Iowa from a speaking tour in Europe and work with refugees on Lesvos Island.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160420 - Mary Roche

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Mary Roche talks about Byron Katie


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James Moore interviews Tim Britton, Arnie Wolfson & Rick Stanley on Club 47.

Now called Club Passim, Club 47 was the center of the folk music scene around the Cambridge area from 1958-1968.

- Great Taste - 20160427 - Anna Thomas

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Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore

One of my favorite cooks this week on Great Taste: Anna Thomas.

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.

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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.

- Speaking Freely - 20160503 - SF Johann-Svenson

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Dennis Raimondi interview Johann Svenson

Speaking Freely
Interviews with prominent people from business, politics, sports, entertainment, and non-profits.

Dennis’ angle is to ask intelligent and thought provoking questions and allow guests to speak in detail about their area of expertise and interest. He tries to have people come on who represent diverse points of view.

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James Moore interviews guitarist Ryan Flahery of Muddy Ruckus.

Muddy Ruckus is a nationally touring americana-rock duo from Portland, Maine. The stripped down power duo features guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl. Muddy Ruckus blends haunting male/female vocals, rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit. The band seasons their music with the salt of the eastern old ports and the mud of the Mississippi River where Flaherty grew up, creating an epic blend of bluesy folk rock, foot stomping rhythms and haunting vocal melodies. The New York Music Daily calls Muddy Ruckus "Darkly Inventive Americana". In April 2016, Muddy Ruckus was dubbed "Best in State of Maine" by the New England Music Awards.

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Society of Broken Souls will be in studio for the Three O' Clock hour of the show Thursday afternoon. They will be singing and playing for you, and previewing cuts from their upcoming release Things Still Left Unsaid. We will discuss the CD release party, the music, and the evolution of the band among other things. Hour one is full of some amazing singer songwriters that led directly from suggestions by band mates Lauryn Shapter and Dennis James. Join me for a unique event, without commercial interruption, thanks to the magic of KRUU.

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 James Moore interviews Andy Goessling, the multi-instrumentalist of the large national touring band Railroad Earth; he plays most string and wind instruments in the band including guitar, mandolin, dobro, slide guitar, one or two saxophones, clarinet, flute, and penny whistle.

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 Having grown up on his family’s Century Farm in North Central Iowa, Michael Luick-Thrams is the recent author of his own family-history chronicle, Oceans of Darkness, Oceans of Light—a Pentalogy: Our Troubles and Treasures in the New World.

- Planet Erstwild - 20150512 - Henry Vinson

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James Moore interviews Henry Vinson

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After obtaining a graduate degree in Ecology (M.S. equivalent) Jimmy Stinton has combined a career in ecology with management consulting, entrepreneurship and teaching at a private university. He has created and run 6 companies in Europe and the US, working as a management consultant with hundreds of companies including IBM, Kodak, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble and Kellogg's.







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Join James Moore for a discussion wClaire Hoffmanith Claire Hoffman about her book GREETINGS FROM UTOPIA PARK: Surviving A Transcendent Childhood, her career and perspectives on life this Wednesday, May 18th at 1pm CT on KRUU-LP 100.1. [Rebro THU 7pm & Fri 3pm]

Claire works as a magazine writer living in Los Angeles, writing for national magazines, covering culture, religion, celebrity, business and whatever else seems interesting. She was formerly a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a freelance reporter for the New York Times.

She has a masters degree in religion from the University of Chicago, and a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University. She serves on the board of her family foundation, the Goldhirsh Foundation, as well as the Columbia Journalism School. Claire is a native Iowan and has been meditating since she was three years old.

UTOPIA is a riveting, astonishingly honest, ultimately life-affirming journey through the heartlands of consciousness, spirituality and Fairfield. Claire's gifts as a writer and storyteller are abundant and manifest, her observations manage to be fierce, gentle, discerning, and loving at the same time.

For those of us who grew up inside the bubble diagram, so to speak, committed to the high ideals of creating 'heaven on earth' in the cornfields of Iowa, hopeful of floating into the sunset of the age of enlightenment, there will be uncomfortable moments. Claire's organic magical realism peels the onion all the way back to the unified field and then some. Some passages had me wincing in embarrassed recognition, others made me laugh or shake my head, mostly at myself, others feel proud or sometimes sad in unexpected ways.

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- Planet Erstwild - 20150520 - Andy Hallman, FF Ledger

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James Moore interviews Andy Hallman news editor of the Fairfield Ledger.

- Speaking Freely - 20160524 - Claire Hoffman

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Claire Hoffman about her book GREETINGS FROM UTOPIA PARK: Surviving A Transcendent Childhood, her career and perspectives on life this Tuesday, May 24th at 1pm CT on KRUU-LP 100.1. [Rebro THU 8am]

Claire works as a magazine writer living in Los Angeles, writing for national magazines, covering culture, religion, celebrity, business and whatever else seems interesting. She was formerly a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a freelance reporter for the New York Times.

- Planet Erstwild - 20150602 - Dagmar, Gemma & Miranda

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James Moore interviews Gemma Cohen and Miranda Mallard. Their band Dagmar is an indie classical, harmony driven duo recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from their prairie homeland of Iowa. A new music project with history, Gemma Cohen (vocals, bass) and Miranda Mallard (vocals, keyboard, guitar) are Dagmar's core. They have attained sister status after having sung together for over 8 years in the trio Rock Paper Scissors, and now in Dagmar since 2014.

- Planet Erstwild - 20150603 - Nichilas Naioti

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James Moore interviews Niholas Sebastian Naioti. Owner and Manager of the Arbor Bar, The Gardens Seasonal Kitchen, and musical artist known as Mr. Nasti

- The Studio - 20160606 - Jeanne Marie Laskas

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Concussion book coverUnsung heroes populating tiny worlds intrigue award-winning writer Jeanne Marie Laskas. Thus, the obscurity of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigerian medical examiner who discovered a brain disorder destroying professional football players' lives, inspired her to seek him out.

The result? "Game Brain," a 2009 magazine article that appeared in GQ; Concussion, a Penguin Random House book published in 2015; Concussion, the Golden-Globe nominated movie starring Will Smith; and the Bennet Omalu Foundation.

Laskas, who's authored six other books, directs the University of Pittsburgh's Writing Program and is founding director of The Center for Creativity. For a glimpse into an award-winning nonfiction writer's creative process, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Jean Marie Laskas.

- The Studio - Jeanne Marie Laskas

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- The Studio - Jeanne Marie Laskas

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- Planet Erstwild - 20150612 - Society of Broken Souls

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Society of Broken Souls is the Folk Noir songwriting duo of multi-instrumentalists Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. Performing their own brand of American Roots Music

- The Studio - 20160613 - John Norcross

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Changeology book coverWhy do some people's efforts to improve their behavior succeed, while others' fail? Dr. John C. Norcross, the leading authority on the science of personal change, and his associates have spent over three decades and millions of research dollars answering that question. The result? CHANGEOLOGY: FIVE STEPS TO REALIZING YOUR GOALS AND RESOLUTIONS (plus 22 professional books and 300+ other publications). Backed by 30 years of scientific research, the five-step process outlined in Changeology tilts the odds of success in the self-changer's favor. Key to succeeding is knowing which actions to take during each step of the process.

- Planet Erstwild - 20150619

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Sam Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans) is an iconic American singer, acoustic guitarist, and songwriter. Best known for his unique and distinctively soulful voice, It was Llanas’ voice that supplied the trademark vocal on Robbie Robertson’s “Somewhere Down the Crazy River.”

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Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher are the storytellers at Hourglass Films behind Sustainable. The film is a passion project for them, combining a shared love of food with their talents as documentary filmmakers. Their past work includes the 2012 New York Emmy-nominated documentary "Different is the New Normal", which aired nationally on PBS and was narrated by Michael J. Fox. In 2013, they were nominated for a Chicago Emmy Award as producers for the television show "Grannies on Safari: The Colors of Cuba". In October of 2014, they completed the 30-minute film "I Am For Peace", a documentary that follows a group of high school students as they attempt to combat violence in Chicago. Their love of storytelling is the driving force behind what they do.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160623 - Jeffrey Smith on GMOs

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James Moore interviews founder and executive director of the Institute for Responsible tchnology and world renowned GMO expert and critic Jeffrey Smith about his new movie and much more. Here's a link to his full bio.

- Planet Erstwild - 20160623 - Cullen Thomas, Lesvos

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James Moore interviews Cullen Thomas about his recent trip to Greece to help with the refugee crisis there.

- Writers' Voices - 20160708 - Kenny Pearl

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Kenny PearlJoin us this week on Writers' Voices as we go behindKenny Pearl the scenes of dance in 1960's-70's New York City with Kenny Pearl, who has a Fairfield connection in Ken Chawkin's family.

Straight out of college and with minimal professional dance experience, Kenny headed from Toronto to New York to follow his passion - modern dance. "The Dance Gods" tells the story of his very successful career. 

Kenny danced with the greats - including Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey, even touring Russia, before returning to Toronto to teach dance. And finally, to write his memoir!

- Planet Erstwild - 20160713 - Dale Miller, Depot

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James Moore and Dale Miller talk about the reconstruction of Fairfield's newest musical venue and craft brewery.
The Depot Brewery, located at 500 N 4th Street.

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Stuff Etc Truck"Talk less, listen more," Iowa entrepreneur Mary Sundblad advises. She grew a small craft and used kids' clothing shop into the largest consignment service department store in the Midwest. Her business now boasts three corporate-owned stores and three franchise stores, each ranging in size from 23,000 to 45,000 square feet. Find out how being receptive to others' suggestions led to Mary's success: tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Stuff Etc founder Mary Sundblad. Her daughter-in-law Sara Sundblad, Stuff Etc's Corporate Director of Operations, tunes in, as well.

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Home Improvement Week in September 2016 at Jefferson County Extension Office

Do you live in a home that is an energy hog and YOU want to fix it up? Join us for FREE workshops on home improvement. Hosted by Bill McAnally, Scott Timm and Bob Yapp. All highly qualified in their fields. Bill with "Sealing Your Home" on Sept. 19th. Scott with " Building Science and Weatherization" on Sept. 21st. Bob with "Old Window Restoration, Historic Preservation of Buildings, and Exterior Painting" on Sept. 24th. Call the Extension Office for more details. 641-472-4166

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JFAN's Diane Rosenberg talks about upcoming special announcement and press conference Wednesday, September 21st at the statehouise in Des Moines.

Jefferson County Farmers and Nighbors is a nonprofit community organization composed of rural and town residents, and traditional family farmers with a common concern to stop the growth of CAFO Factories in Jefferson County and Protect our Quality of Life.

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Rene Holmberg, FAA certified Remote Aircraft Pilot, is available to teach this class, and will share his breadth of knowledge and experience with us. During this hands-on, interactive class, Rene will review what it takes to become a safe video drone pilot and explore how to use drones to enhance your photography or videography interests.  He will also present national and local guidelines for safe drone flying practices and demonstrate basic maneuvers to develop good flying habits.

Please go to to fill out the registration form. There is a limit of 12 people for this class. One must be 14 years or older. For technical questions, please contact René at 641.919.0528 and for logistical questions, Deborah at 641.919.0990.

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The second annual Creative Edge Film Fest (CEFF) gets under way September 22-25 at the historic, artfully renovated Orpheum Theater, 121 W. Broadway, providing a venue for independent filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors to showcase their talents. The event is co-sponsored by KRUU.

“Our purpose is to showcase films with style, insight, and inspiration that resonate with Fairfield’s unique arts community,” says Jim Belilove, the festival’s co-executive producer and President of Creative Edge Master Shop, Fairfield’s world class architectural fabrication company that is sponsoring the festival.

CEFF Founder and Producer Tracy McCormick of Lightfinder Public Relations says, “The films we will screen are a diverse blend of transformational ideas reflective of the world we live in today.” Her vision remains clear to bring attention and support to the growing Iowa filmmaking community.

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THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

How Did We End Up With Such Unpopular Candidates?

Wells Fargo CEO Stumpf, Head of Community Bank Hit With Multi-Million in Clawbacks

Cracks in the Kingdom: Saudi Arabia Rocked by Financial Strains

U.S.-led Airstrikes Have Allegedly Killed Over 850 Syrian Civilians. So Where Is the Outrage?

Nuclear-armed neighbors, both U.S. allies, exchange fire

Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

World's first baby born with DNA from 3 people

- Planet Erstwild - 20170426 - Tony Ellis on Rishikesh

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James Moore interviews Tony Ellis about Rishikesh and its upcoming 50th anniversary of the Beatles journey to India.

- Great Taste - 20170504 - Jeff Roberts

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Salted and Cured cover

Jeffrey Roberts teaches the history and culture of food, and is the president of Cow Creek Creative Ventures, a company working to address the need for more sustainable agricultural solutions.  In his new book, Salted & Cured, he recounts the stories of chefs, entrepreneurs, craftspeople, immigrant butchers, and others who have and continue to develop the culture of meat preservation.  It's a fascinating read, full of history and colorful characters, who are participating in culinary practices that originated thousands of years ago.


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Rick Shaddock talks about the Bitcoin revolution that is happening in Fairfield with James Moore.