audio by year 2011

- Get to Know Your Neighbor - 20090716 - Michael Morgan

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Listen in as host Ken Malloy interviews Iowa resident Michael Morgan.

Mr. Morgan talks of his successful work as a health practitioner and
teacher of Cranial Sacral, as well as his days as a pioneer as a glass
cutter using lasers. The hour flies by with stories of travels and
early days in the TM movement. If you or someone suffers from
migraines, autism, or alzheimers.... you may want to tune in.

So set your dial and stay awhile...

and GET TO KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOR.

- Speaking Freely - 20110125 - Wayne Fortin

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Wayne Fortin is the Founder and CEO of Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego County, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer organization of specially trained citizen volunteers who provide immediate emotional and practical support to victims and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy.

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20101208 - Shelby Lynne

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20101223 - Laurie Anderson

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Huffington Post entertainment contributor Mike Ragogna speaks with experimental performance artist/multi-instrumentalist Laurie Anderson, who sings in a variety of experimental and art house music styles. Anderson did her first performance-art piece—a symphony played on automobile horns—in 1969. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Betta Kappa from Barnard College in art history. In 1972, she received an MFA in sculpture from Columbia University. She became widely known outside the art world in 1981 when her single "O Superman" reached number two on the UK. She starred in and directed the 1986 concert film Home of the Brave.

- Life & Debt - 20110102

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- Icon Art Radio - 20110102

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- Splitted by Mp3Splt v. 2.1 - 20110103

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110103

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- 20110105 - Great Taste - Best of 2010 Cookbooks

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The Art of Mexican CookingStrawberry Crepe It's hard to imagine what could top wandering New York's finest culinary bookstore where over 13,000 titles make stomachs gurgle and mouths water daily.  We're doing the next best thing which is talking with Matt Sartwell, manager of Kitchen Arts and Letters in Manhattan.  For more than 25 years the store has been a destination for chefs, authors, "foodies," and anyone interested in finding the right food book.  Its owner, Nock Wacksman, even has a strong Iowa connection.  He and his wife have been food judges at the Iowa State Fair for seven years.  Matt, who was an editor at Penguin Books before becoming a fixture at the store, will help us explore the best cookbooks of 2010, some current trends among publishers and the purchasing public plus discuss what books speak most clearly to different culinary interests.

 

- 20110107 - Writers' Voices - Elise Ballard

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EpiphanyEpiphanies. They are the sudden realizations that can change lives.Elise Ballard


This week on Writers' Voices, we will be speaking with Elise Ballard about her book, "Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage, and Transform". Elise Ballard had an epiphany and set out to find out if others have also experienced such a moment. They have. Her book is a collection of over fifty stories from people from all walks of life. From Deepak Chopra, Dr. Oz, Ali MacGraw, and Barry Manilow to teachers, missionaries, homemakers, and more, they all share about how one sudden moment of insight has the power to change lives.


Elise Ballard has worked as an actress, independent filmmaker, and film producer. She lives in Los Angeles and is working on the film and website for the Epiphany project.

- Planet Erstwild - 201101070 - Talia Winningham

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110107 - Azril Bacal

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James Moore speaks with poet/activist/academic Azril Bacal about his new collection of poems called "Itinerant Refractions" and his life as a social change agent.

- A View From the Pew - 20110109

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- A View From the Pew - 20110109

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- Life & Debt - 20110109

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110109

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- Speaking Freely - 20110111 - David Goodman

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- Speaking Freely - 20110111 - Dr. Paskowit

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- Planet Erstwild - Ginger Belilove - MSAE - 20110112

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- 20110114 - Writers' Voices - Shann Vander Leek

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This week Writers' Voices welcomes Shann Vander Leek, author of "Life On YourShann Vander Leek Terms." The book compiles interviews Shann conducted with over 40 successful entrepreneurs from around the world, who have discovered how to live their lives their way. The book shares their secrets, advice and encouragement for  finding your own entrepreneurial freedom.

Shann Vander Leek is an author, motivational speaker, yoga instructor and life coach with a background in broadcast television advertising sales, marketing and client development. She is the co-author of the bestselling "Wake Up Women: BE Happy, Health & Wealthy" and the creator of "Getting Your Groove Back - A Luscious Living Guide".

 

- Planet Erstwild - 20110114 - Brent Willet

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- Life & Debt - 20110116

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- Life & Debt - 20110116

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110116

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110116

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- Splitted by Mp3Splt v. 2.1 - 20110117

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110117

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- 20110119 - Great Taste - Visits Paris

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Croissants Cole Porter's simple, but lovely song sung by Frank Sinatra is ringing in my ears while I write this post:
I love paris in the spring time
I love paris in the fall
I love paris in the summer when it sizzles
I love paris in the winter when it drizzles
I love paris every moment
Every moment of the year
I love paris, why oh why do I love paris
Because my love is here

We love the FOOD in Paris,  No surprise there.  Maybe you are planning a trip this year to that amazing city or possibly only dreaming of going.  Either way, you'll enjoy hearing the recent food exploits of Lonnie and Valerie Gamble during our next show. They returned a couple of weeks ago from a month's stay with Valerie's mom and shared their thoughts on how to eat well and not spend a fortune while talking with Kathy and me.

- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110119 - Edie Brickell

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110120 - Beth Howard

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

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

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

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

- Planet Erstwild - 20110120 - Steve Fugate, I Renew

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

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110120 - Beth Howard

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Two guests make a visit to Writers' Voices this week.

Sherry EllisFirst, Sherry Ellis returns to the show to discuss her newest book, "Now Write! Screenwriting: Screenwriting Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers". The book, like previous installments in this series, offers the aspiring screenwriter many exercises and much advice from working movie and television writers and other experts in the business. The book features tips from screenwriters of such films as Raging Bull, Terminator 2, Groundhog Day, "Lost", and many more.Carolyn Moncel

- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110131

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110121 - Jerry Fisher, Redrock

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110121 Ed Hipp, Toastmaster

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110121 - Jerry Fisher - Redrock

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110121 - Ed Hipp - Toastmaster

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- A View From the Pew - 20110123

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- Life & Debt - 20110123

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- Life & Debt - 20110123

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110123

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- Splitted by Mp3Splt v. 2.1 - 20110124

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110124

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Melanie TaylorListen boy, I've got some things I need to say to you
You've got me fooled more than I'd ever care to say was true
~ Freak Out, Melanie Taylor

Los Angeles based actress and singer-songwriter Melanie Taylor has her multi-talented fingers in a whole bunch of pies these days.  With a cool head, mature outlook on life and deep well of passionate energy, the 22 year old has what it takes to balance her time between acting, singing and even contributing her talents to charitable causes.

Her danceable pop-rock sound has people comparing her to other powerhouse women in the genre like Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Ke$ha.  Keep an eye on Melanie, she's going places! Read more about her on LyricalVenus.com

- Speaking Freely - 20110125 - Wayne Fortin

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110126 - James Blunt

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- Tanner & Moore - 20110127 - Professor Richard Wolff

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Prof Richard WolffCohosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore speak with Professor Richard Wolff who presents an alternative look at American economics. The Harvard/Stanford/Yale educated Wolff is Economics Emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. His thesis that deep economic structures--the relationship of wages to profits, of workers to boards of directors, and of debts to income--are the root cause of our economic meltdown means the Great Recession may be far more than simply a "financial" crisis. This is riveting stuff. To go to Prof Wolff's website, click on the pic.
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Christine Goodale talks about reopening her new restaurant, The Crepe Escape, at Everybody's Cafe for lunch fare Tuesday through Saturday.

- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110127 - David Lowery

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David Lowery is the founder of the band Camper Van Beethoven and co-founder of the band Cracker. He has just released his first solo album, The Palace Guards. He discusses his new album, his bands, and his time spent entertaining the troops overseas.

- 20110128 - Writers' Voices - Bruce Miller

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Filmosopher Bruce Miller joins Monica Hadley and Caroline Kilbourn to discuss the movies and more. Bruce is the host of the KRUU show, The Filmosophers, co-hosted with Chris Busch. Bruce and Chris give their filmosophy on the movies and have filmosophical discussions. Bruce discusses current films from a spiritual perspective and much more.

Join in for this delightful conversation about movies, books and much more.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110128 - Curt Hanson

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Curt Hanson talks about the new Iowa Congressional session and State House activities.

- Tanner & Moore - 20110128 - Prof Richard Wolff

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Prof Richard WolffCohosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore speak with Professor Richard Wolff who presents an alternative look at American economics. The Harvard/Stanford/Yale educated Wolff is Economics Emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. His thesis that deep economic structures--the relationship of wages to profits, of workers to boards of directors, and of debts to income--are the root cause of our economic meltdown means the Great Recession may be far more than simply a "financial" crisis. This is riveting stuff.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110128 - David Seagull

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

- Planet Erstwild - 20110129 - Matt Milner

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- A View From the Pew - 20110130

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- Life & Debt - 20110130

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110130

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110131

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- Speaking Freely - 20110201 Don Hansen

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Don Hansen is a pioneer of American surfing. He is celebrating his 50th year of owning an operating Hansen's Surfboards, one of the world's top surf shops located in Encinitas, one of the epicenters, in the world of surfing.

- Speaking Freely - 20110201 Meital Dohan

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Meital Dohan  is an Israeli actress, who is perhaps best known in the U.S. for her recurring role in season 2 of Weeds. Meital was born in raised in a small village in central Israel. She began studying acting at thirteen, and later joined Nissan Nativ – a highly prestigious acting school regarded as being the best in Israel. Ms.

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Skunk River Med show   

     Skunk River Medicine Show featuring vintage        blues by Tom Morgan and George Foster

- Planet Erstwild - 20110201 - John Taylor Gatto

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John Taylor Gatto

Tune in for a very special PLANET ERSTWILD. Host James Moore speaks with renowned author, speaker, and educational reformer John Taylor Gatto. If you enjoy having your assumptions challenged, you'll want to hear this.

Gatto spent 30 years teaching in public schools in New York. He was 3 times awarded the NYC Teacher of the Year before quitting with a Wall Street Journal article writing he was tired of hurting children. He contends that, by design, institutional teaching is not really teaching and actually harms children, breeding boredom, fostering obedience, and valuing conformity, competition and testing over promoting original, critical thinking and self-teaching. [Click on John's pic to read his Harper's article "Against School."]

- lyrical venus - 20110201-lv-dianauptonhill

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Diana Upton-HillLiving in a plastic world
with a plastic dream
Where nothing is as it seems
~ Plastic, Diana Upton-Hill

If you live in Southeast Iowa, you're a fan of musical theatre, and you've been to a few shows in the past couple years, chances are you're already familiar with the talents of Diana Upton-Hill. Her newest album, Sparkle, is a chance to introduce the world to another of her skills - songwriting.

Like a multi-faceted gem, Sparkle showcases several sides of a dynamic and passionate performer.  Flowing from high-energy pop to moody, gothic rock, the album evokes powerhouse voices such as Evanescence, Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavigne by turn. Read more at Lyrical Venus.

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Leroy Troy

Corey Hickenbottom talks with Leroy Troy, a regular fixture on every episode of The Marty Stuart Show, & Lil' Mikey Armistead, both of The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, about the history of their band, the late great Charlie Louvin, Roy Acuff, their newest cd, "Poor Leroy's Almanack", and much more.

- KRUU Programming - 20110202 Karim - Cairo

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Legendary southern rock pioneer Gregg Allman talks about his new blues project "Low Country Blues" with Huffington Post's Mike Ragogna.

- Tanner & Moore - 20110203 J.P. Sottile

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Writer/producer/historian/journalist JP Sotille kicks things off at 2:05pm with a conversation about the Pharamceutical Industry's marketing strategies, the Credit Industry's marketing strategies, and his new film HEIST, due out this summer. Joining the discussion is Stuart Tanner.

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 Conversations with brother Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies, who are also sporting new trackage.

- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110203 - Nicole Atkins

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The Chiru of High TibetThis week's Writers' Voices features Cheryl Fusco Johnson talking with children's book author Jacqueline Briggs Martin. Jacqueline's most recent book is "The Chiru of High Tibet". Her book tells the true story of how a scientist and four mountain men set out to save the antelope-like creature called the chiru. Chirus are sought after for their soft wool, however they cannot survive being sheared. Taking their wool means taking their life. This practice has caused the chirus to be on the brink of extinction.

Jacqueline Briggs Martin has written many children's books, including the Caldecott Award-winning "Snowflake Bentley", "Good Times on Grandfather Mountain", "Banjo Granny" and many more. She currently lives in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110204 - Idris Goodwin

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PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with Idris Goodwin, poet, playwrite, author, educator, and rapper, who will be performing his poetry and more as part of his These Are the Breaks book tour at Revelations at 2pm on Saturday, February 12th. Presently hailing from iowa City, this is one talented cultural creative.

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The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater appears as one of the top 20 contestants on the second season of the NBC reality talent show America’s Got Talent. It is a father-daughter act originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, done together by Gregory and Anastasia Popovich, along with their team of trained animals. They did a trained cat act in the L.A. auditions, and performed a skit titled “The Homeless Clown” during the semifinal rounds.

- Life & Debt - 20110206

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110206

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110207

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- Tanner & Moore - 20110203 - Karim in Cairo

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Stuart and James talk with Karim, a citizen of Cairo, who bears eye witness testimony to the historic events taking place in real time in Egypt. This upswelling of a leaderless people's movement has swept the country, been fraught with ups and downs, devolved into violence when pro-Mubarak elements attacked peaceful protesters a few days back, and is challenging existing countries across the Middle East.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110207B

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- Speaking Freely - 20110111 - Dr. Paskowitz

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110207A

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110207

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- Lyrical Venus - 20110208-lv-sweetwaterrose-int.mp3

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Sweetwater RoseBluebirds on the fence, playin' kinda shy
We could sit a while and watch the clouds go by
Fragrance fills the air, I'm magnolia high
~ Natchez Road, Sweetwater Rose

If you didn't know better listening to country music sirens Sweetwater Rose, you might think they all hatched out of the same nest and grew up singing side-by-side from day one, but these songbirds were fully fledged when circumstances brought them together.  Lala Deaton, Marna Taylor and Ali Sperry found each other in Nashville thanks to the vision of Mac and Diane Gayden, music business veterans who knew that today's audiences had a longing for raw, authentic connection.

Sweetwater Rose is bringing their special brand of sweet and sultry to the Sondheim Center on Saturday, February 12th. 

- Speaking Freely - 20110208 - Dr James Shapiro

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110209 - Kurt Elling

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110209 - Dianne Reeves

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110210 - Mac Gayden

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An engaging conversation with seminal Nashville artist Mac Gayden who will be performing with his group Sweetwater at the Sondheim Center this Saturday, Feb 12th at 7:30pm.

Mac is the co-writer of the rock classic "Everlasting Love' and has played on records by Dylan, Elvis, JJ Cale and many more rock'n'roll luminaries. He is a 5th generation Nashvillian who grew up down the street from the Everly Brothers, rode home from school with Hank WIlliams, Sr, and has the sweetest touch on slide guitar this side of anywhere. He is a wonderful songwriter with a soulful voice.

- 20110211 - Writers' Voices - Wendy Delsol

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Wendy DelsolOn this week's Writers' Voices, Cheryl Fusco Johnson talks with author Wendy Delsol.

Wendy started writing novels at age forty. After studying at UCLA Writers' Extension Program and at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Stork she sold a young adult novel, "Stork", to Candlewick Press. That book was released last October. "Stork" tells the story of Kat Leblanc, a fashion conscious 16-year-old who moves from L.A. to a small town in Minnesota. In her new surroundings, she becomes a member of an ancient order of bird women who have the extraordinary task of soul delivery.

The sequel to "Stork", "Frost", will be published in 2012. Wendy's also sold an adult novel, "The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls", which is slated for publication August 2011.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110211 - Curt Hanson

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Curt Hanson is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 90th District. He was elected in a special election on September 1, 2009 to replace John Whitaker.

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Elliot Hoffman

 

 

PLANET ERSTWILE Host JAMES MOORE talks with Elliot Hoffman, co-founder and CEO of Natural Capitalism, Inc, a business in partnership with Dr. L. Hunter Lovins devoted to working with small and mid-size companies to improve their profits by fully embracing sustainable business practices. He has begun a Sustainability Circle with 8 businesses in Fairfield.

 

- A View From the Pew - 20110213

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- Life & Debt - 20110213

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- Sports Talk with Zeb and Paul - 20110213

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110214 - Sue Berkey's Kisses

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

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

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110214

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- Politickin with Dennis & James - 20110214

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- Speaking Freely - 20110215 - KevinLole

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

 

- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110216 - Ryan Star

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Two minds in love, Stan and Hunter Freberg discuss their new comedy cd "Songs In the Key of Freberg", their relationship, and Stan's career, which has encompassed animation, tv, radio, comedy records, advertising and beyond. Stan is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame, Animation Hall of Fame, and has his own star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is perhaps best known for his comedy records: "Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America", "St. George and the Dragonet", "John and Marsha", and many more. Stan has also been credited as bringing comedy to advertising.

Stan also created the word "Grammy" for the Grammy awards.

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Join co-hosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore for a special edition of Tanner & Moore focusing on the unfolding events in Libya with two Libyan exiles. 

Asma Yousef, a political activist who grew up in Bhengazi the second largest city in Libya, and Hafed Al Ghwell, a Washington DC-based Libya and Middle East analyst, will discuss the situation there.

According to The Independent, around 20 demonstrators were reported to have been killed in Libya in clashes with security forces on a "day of rage" across the country.

According to an opposition website, Libya Al-Youm, four of the deaths took place in the eastern city of Al Bayda when snipers from the paramilitary internal security force picked off ringleaders at a rally. The website also claimed that six more were shot down in the country's second-largest city, Benghazi, which had seen days of increasingly violent protests. Yesterday's confrontation took place after a large crowd surged towards the State Security building following the funeral of two others killed a day earlier.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110217 - Caleb Hawley

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Caleb Hawley

 

American Idol hopeful Caleb Hawley In Studio Live at Noon Oh Five Today. Tonight he's at the Sondheim Center.

Click on his pic to see him in action. knocking J-Lo's socks off (and she wasn't even wearing any!)

- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110217 - Jesse McCartney

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- 20110218 - Writers' Voices - Mary Helen Stefaniak

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The Cailiffs of Baghdad GeorgiaTune into this week's Writer's Voices for an interview with Mary Helen Stefaniak. Stefaniak's most recent book is "The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia: A Novel." Her book, which takes place during Depression-era Georgia, tells of what happens when a new, unconventional and well-traveled school teacher comes to town, choosing to revive the annual town festival as an exotic Baghdad Mary Helen StefaniakBazaar. The story is told from the perspective of eleven year old, Gladys Cailiff. The book takes readers from the American South to the banks of the Tigris River and back again.

- A View From the Pew - 20110220

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- Life & Debt - 20110220

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- Gravel Road Radio - 20110223 - Christine Goodale

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Want to get to know what drives a person to create the same thing over and over again until she's got it right?  Tune it to this week's Great Taste and listen to Christine Goodale.  This woman is a powerhouse plus an excellent cook.  Sure, she's got good genes coming from France, but it took perseverance to actually make the creations, you see as images on this post taste amazing.

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110224 - Pastor Bib Rail

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110224 - Graham Parker

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Graham Parker

 

Graham Parker discusses his long-stretching musical career and new live dvd "Graham Parker & The Figgs: Live at the FTC." 

 Graham first recieved notoriety in the mid-'70s as leader of the group, Graham Parker and The Rumour. 

 Since then he has not slowed down releasing music and performing.

 

 

 

- Tanner & Moore - 20110224 - Amine Kuidere - Algeria

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- 20110225 - Writers' Voices - Leigh Michaels

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Leigh MichaelsIt might help to get into a romantic mood for this Writers' Voices because our The Mistresses Houseguest this week will be Ottumwa-native Leigh Michaels. Leigh is the author of over 80 romance novels with over 35 million copies of her novels published. Her work has been translated in over 25 languages and published in more than 120 countries. "The Mistress' House," the first in a new series, is her most recent novel. The book tells three interconnected stories that take place around a London townhouse owned by the Earl of Hawthorne.

Leigh Michaels has also written several non-fiction books on writing romance stories.

Don't miss this fascinating interview.

- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110223 - John Waite

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At 8 AM on Friday, Mike talks with John Waite, best known for his huge hits, "Missing You" and "Change".He first came to be known for being the bassist and lead singer for the British rock group, The Babys. He has since gone on to a successful solo career. His new album, "Rough & Tumble" releases this week.

- A View From the Pew - 20110227

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- Life & Debt - 20110227

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110227

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110228 - Unions

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110228

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- Speaking Freely - 20110301 - Stephen Hopson

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Despite being deaf since birth, Stephen J. Hopson enjoyed fifteen years of extraordinary success in the turbulent world of Wall Street before switching gears in 1996 and becoming a transformational speaker, author and eventually a pilot.  His latest book is Obstacle Illusions, Transforming Adversity Into Success.

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110302 - The Civil Wars

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It's Czech-born Radim Schreiber. The award-winning photographer has his first solo photo exhibit "Fireflies" at Teeple-Hanson Studio for Artwalk. He is a Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalist.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110303 - Carl Gibson - US Uncut

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James interviews Carl Gibson, organizer & spokesperson for the grassroots anti-austerity group US Uncut, highlighting the issue of corporate tax avoidance.

- Tanner & Moore - 20110303 - Moyers

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- Great Tase - 20110303 - Dora Pollack - tea time

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Ah, tea.  It was a wonderfully entertaining, relaxing and informative hour spent with Dora Pollak recording this week's Great Taste.  The previous weekend I had been to Gong Fu tea in Des Moines twice, and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere while sitting on a tatami mat with family members and sipping green tea.  So I was ready to learn more when Dora brought her pot, teas, and delicious goodies for tea snacking into the studio.  The aromas and smells of the different teas we tasted were divine.  The tea eggs and scones were perfect partners.

- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110303 - Lucinda Williams

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- 20110304 - Writers' Voices - Brent Marchant

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Conscious creation has been a hot topic for everyone from Oprah to Larry King and in movies like What The Bleep?! and The Secret. On this week's Writers' Voices will be discussing conscious creation and the movies. Monica Hadley and guest co-host Bruce Miller, of The Filmoshophers, will be talking with Brent Marchant, author of "Get the Picture: Conscious Creation Goes to the Movies". Using a wide variety of films, such as Vertigo, Good Night and Good Luck, Syriana, Sophie's Choice and more, as examples, Brent explains conscious creation, it's many concepts and the difficulties that arise in becoming conscious creators.

Brent Marchant, a student of metaphysics and a long-time movie lover, has a B.A. in magazine journalism and is a regular contributor to Belief.net, Vivid Life Radio, Divine Revolution,Sethnet Journal and Reality Change magazines. He currently lives in Chicago.

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Host James Moore speaks with Sustainability Coordinator Scott Timm about this spring's Backyard Conservation Series, workshops & action steps galore.

- Writers' Voices - 20110304 - Brent Marchan

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- A View From the Pew - 20110306

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- Life & Debt - 20110306

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110307

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110307

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- lyrical venus - 20110308-lv-josieovermyer-int

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Josie OvermyerMy mother she said she had a dream
the week after you died
you called her on the phone and she cried
~ None of This Had to Happen, Josie Overmyer

Fairfield songbird Josie Overmyer has been quietly working her way into local hearts for the past few years with her piercingly honest lyrics, honey-dusted vocals, and vintage acoustic aesthetic.  Josie's understated, commanding songs bring to mind the likes of Iron & Wine or Bon Iver crossed with Emmylou Harris or a little Gillian Welch.

Josie is nearly finished with her debut album, Little Bird, and will be coming into the studio on Tuesday to share about her process and a few songs!

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110309 - Bruce Cockburn

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Bruce Cockburn

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At 2:15pm, Corey Hickenbottom interviews Sean Johnson about their beekeeping workshops being offered Saturday in Fairfield as part of the Backyard Conservation Series.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110310 - Amos Lee

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110310 - Amos Lee

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- Writers' Voices - 20110311 - Susan Collins

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Iowa Representative Curt Hanson keeps us up to date with the goings on at the state capitol in Des Moines and the many bills in various stages of legislation.

- A View From the Pew - 20110313

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- Life & Debt - 20110313

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110313

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110314 - Brett Dennen

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110314

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- Great Taste - 20110316 - Indian Hills

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It's almost Spring so it's time to eat baby artichokes that make their way here from California.  The best I've found are grown organically by T & D Willey Farms in Madera.  We've had them in soup, pasta, risotto, and braised.  Every day is artichoke day; at least for a short while.  Before we know it asparagus will arrive, and the flood that follows that amazing stalk.  That reminds me I still haven't ordered seeds for a number of plants.  Hmmm, better get on that.

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110316 - Saigon

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110317 - Molly Moser

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Molly Moser James Moore interviews artist Molly Moser talks about her one-day painting exhibition at the American Gothic House in Eldon on Saturday, March 19th from 1pm-5pm.

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- Tanner & Moore - 20110317 - Asma Yousef

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James talks with education director Megan Buckingham of Seed Savers Exchange, an amazing organization, offering a free gathering tonight at 7pm at the Jefferson County County Ag Grounds Extension office, as part of the 2011 Backyard Conservation Series.

- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110317 - John Popper

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Founding member of Blues Traveller, John Popper, talks with Mike Ragogna. "John Popper & The Duskray Troubadours", a new side project, is his new album out this month.  He talks about his life, music career, and what's in store for Blues Traveller

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This week's Writers' Voices features an interview with Bob Saar. His most recent novel is titled "In Memory of David's Buick". The book follows Iowa songwriter Bucky Minnow, who's song David's Buick, was ripped off by booking agent, Buddy Payola, and Dusty Bodine, who is using Bucky's song and a magic guitar to return to fame. Bucky takes off on a road trip that leads him through incredible misadventures like no other and ultimately leads him to the meaning of life. Other characters in this book include Bucky's girlfriend, Lido Wan, disc jockey Roy Lukas, Shadow guitarist Dogus, an ancient medicine man, two ethereal spirits, and a host of FBI agents  The book gives a unique view of life, love, war, rock 'n' roll, Iowa, and sweater-clad Chihuahuas trapped inside hot automobiles.

- Life & Debt - 20110320

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110320

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- Politickin with Dennis & James - 20110321

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- 20110322 - Speaking Freely - Meredith Leighton

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Meredith Leighton is a dietician working for Fresenius Medical Care of North America. Ms. Leighton discusses nutrition and health. She focuses specifically on kidney health as March is National Kidney Health Month.

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Mike Ragogna interviews filmmaker and David Lynchiconic American artist David Lynch about his special project that is happening today. He will be producing a web-based filmic event with rockers Duran Duran from Los Angeles. Tickets for the 'Unstaged: An Original Series from American Express' show reportedly sold out in less than five minutes. The concert will be streamed live on March 23rd at 9pm CST on Duran Duran's Vevo page.

- Speaking Freely - 20110322 - Paul Dalio

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Paul Dalio is a fourth-year graduate student at the New York University's prestigious School of Film. He is currently working on a project with filmmaker Spike Lee. Paul discusses his work in film and also his experiences dealing with and understanding bi-polar disorder.

- Great Taste - Nepali Dinner Blurb

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The first KRUU fundraising dining experience is tastefully coming your way from The Mainstay Inn, 300 North Main Street on Wednesday, March 30th from 6:45-9:00 PM.

Experience a five-course Nepali dinner (vegetarian and non-vegetarian options) cooked by Chef Mangal Tamang, plus the fun of "LIVE" radio as we broadcast GREAT TASTE at 7:00 PM.

This elegant affair is designed to enhance not only your tastebuds, but Fairfield's grassroots, solar-powered community radio station, KRUU 100.1 FM. KRUU broadcasts its amazing array of diverse shows with the help of nearly 100 volunteers and relies on listener support to for operating expenses.

Here's how to get tickets to the Nepali taste extravaganza:  We have room for ONLY 22 guests. You have to submit a one-time bid to try and secure a ticket.One chance is all you get!

- Great Taste - 20110323 - Feeding Your Brain

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GREAT TASTE gets a bit scientific this week as we explore the role food plays in feeding the brain.  It seems funny that little attention is paid to this particularly important part of the physiology in the course of general food discussions.  We're always talking about how a particular food affects the functioning of other organs or usually conversing about the sensory titillations we experience when eating.  But, our brain serves as the central hub for everything that happens to us processing information through as many as 1 quadrillion synaptic connections.

If we are really taking care of physiological businesss we need to consider how to keep the brain in prime condition.  Rates of Alzheimer's disease are climbing dramatically, and some health experts believe that within the next 20 years one in every four adults in the US over 65 will contract the disease.  Perhaps the best strategy to combat brain-debilitating diseases is a routine designed to support the brain and its functioning?

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Adam Abraham

 

Web broadcaster, author, Talk for Food host & producer Adam Abraham of Phoenix talks about his stopover in Fairfield and his work in the areas of spiritual integration and body/mind nourishment with PLANET ERSTWILD host and KRUU executive director James Moore.

 

Find out more at webtalkradio.net or talkforfood.com.

- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110323 - Susan Werner

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Sheriff Richard Mack, author, national speaker & former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona and long-time crusader for freedom and individual rights, speaks with James Moore and Clyde Cleveland, author of Common Sense Revisited.

Mack is coming to Fairfield to speak Sunday, March 27th at 1pm at an event called "Dismantling Corporatocracy" at the Sondheim Center. Cleveland is hosting the event.

Also, speaking will be Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder and president of the National Vaccination Information Center.

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Rising Iowa blues musician, Erick Hovey, (photo) speaks with DJ Andy and plays a three-song set from his CD, Prairie Dance Music.

- Tanner & Moore - 20110324

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Dolores "LaLa" Brooks is Mike Ragogna's featured guest artist. The Crystals are an American vocal group based in New York, considered one of the defining acts of the girl group era of the first half of the 1960s.

- Writers' Voices - 20110325 - Anola Pickett

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Cheryl Fusco Johnson takes hosting duties on Writers' Voices this week with guest Anola Pickett. Anola is the author of "Wasatch Summer", a historical juvenile fiction novel, that will be released next month by Cedar Fort. The book follows eleven-year old Hannah Turner on a coming of age journey, as she faces unlikely dangers as she watches her family's sheep in the mountains. 

A former teacher and school librarian, Anola has co-authored a classroom activity book, as well as books, magazine stories, and articles. Anola and her husband, Peter Dolye, have a son, Gerry, who's a novelist and journalist currently living in Abu Dhabi.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110325 - Rep. Curt Hanson

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Curt Hanson is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 90th District. He was elected in a special election on September 1, 2009 to replace John Whitaker.

- Life & Debt - 20110327

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110328

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110328

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April 2011 Poetry Reading Promo

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James Moore discusses all things Red Rock, upcoming events and more, with Jerry and Misty.

- Speaking Freely - 20110329 - Gustavo Collantes

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- Great Taste - 20110330 - Nepali Feast

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Chef Mangal Tamang presents a dinner of typical Nepali food on our "live" broadcast from The Mainstay Inn this Wednesday.  Mangal is a Nepali native, graduate of the Indian Hills Culinary Program, and winner of an international cooking competition in Spain. 

The dinner is the first in our planned quarterly culinary extravaganzas that will serve as fundraisers for solar-powered and listener-supported KRUU. 

Here's what we'll be enjoying while you listen: [Click on the "Read More" link below]

 

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110330 - Al Di Meola

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- Tanner & Moore - 20110331 - Super Rich Delusion

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110331 - Liz Phair

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- 20110401 - Writers' Voices - Kathy Brodsky

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Children's book author, Kathy Brodsky, makes a visit to Writers' Voices this weThe Winner ISek. Her most recent book, "The Winner Is...", tells the humorous story of a dog who tries to be someone else in order to win a contest. Her other books include, "My Bent Tree", "The Inside Story", "Just Sniffing Around" and "Purrsnikitty". Having worked as a psychotherapist for almost 40 years, Kathy has a wealth of material to draw upon for her work.

Joseph Tiefenthaler will also be a guest on this Writers' Voices. He will be discussing the many literary events that were part of the 2011 Mission Creek Festival.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110401 - Martha Creek

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Martha Creek is and orgained Unity Minister, peace worker and coach. She is trained as a facililtator throug the Byron Katie International School for The Work. Martha has lead numerous workshops around the country. She owns The Work and lives from a place of freedom and compassion.

www.marthacreek.net

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Children's book author, Kathy Brodsky, makes a visit to Writers' Voices this week. Her most recent book, "The Winner Is...", tells the humorous story of a dog who tries to be someone else in order to win a contest. Her other books include, "My Bent Tree", "The Inside Story", "Just Sniffing Around" and "Purrsnikitty". Having worked as a psychotherapist for almost 40 years, Kathy has a wealth of material to draw upon for her work.                     

Joseph Tiefenthaler will also be a guest on this Writers' Voices. He will be discussing the many literary events that are part of the Mission Creek Festival, in Iowa City.

 

- Life & Debt - 20110403

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110403

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110404

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Lawrence Roeck is an accomplished director of feature films and documentaries. Most recently he directed the international art forgery movie Carmel-by-the-Sea starring Lauren Bacall, Alfred Molina, Hayden Panettiere and Josh Hutcherson. He also filmed Clint Eastwood for the Morgan Freeman narrated documentary produced by Warner Brothers. The Eastwood Factor.

Scott Eastwood, son of legendary actor and filmmaker, Clint Eastwood, is a film actor. Scott has appeared in the films Flags of Our Fathers, Pride, and Gran Torino. Lawrence and Scott are currently working on The Crags, an action thriller that will premiere in 2012. 

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110406 - Robbie Robertson

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- Great Taste - 20110406 - Cheesecake

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  POPULAR SHOW REPLAY!

This week's show is one I have been looking forward to for months.  It took some major coordination to have all the proper players in town at the same time and available to share a treasured family recipe with our Great Taste audience.

I don't want to give away the story behind the formation in 1976 of the Bob Busch Cheesecake Company with its headquarters in Hawaii or how the company expanded and opened its own bakery in Venice, California.  You'll have to tune in as family members Lillian, Chris, Judy and Julia join us in the studio to share amusing anecdotes of cheesecakes past. Memoirs-Lillian Darr

Will they be bringing any cheesecake?  What do you think?  The famous recipe is available to subscibers to my free GREAT TASTE eletter.  You can sign up at this link.

- Tanner & Moore - 20110408 - Nina Paley

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Including brief interview with controversial cartoonist, animator and free culture activist Nina Paley.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110407 - Sergio Mendes

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Corey Hickenbottom goes on a wing and a prayer trek to Scott Timm's house to discuss raising chickens in the city limits with Scott's son, Grant. A workshop will be held at the Fairfield Public Library on Sunday, April 10th at noon, with a self-directed tour to follow from 1pm-3pm, all part of Fairfield's Go Green Backyard Conservation Series.

- Writers' Voices - 20110408 - Stephen Hopson

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Stephen Hopson is the guest this week on Writers' Voices. Stephen, living currently in Fairfield, was born deaf, but had the dream at a young age to become a pilot. As an adult, he made aviation history by becoming the world's first deaf instrument-rated pilot. He also had a very successful 15-year career on Wall Street. In 1996 he had an epiphany that inspired him to leave Wall Street behind to pursue a career as a motivational speaker and author. "Obstacle Illusions; Transforming Adversity into Success" is his first book. The book tells stories from Stephen's life, from childhood to adulthood, and shares lessons he has learned along the way.

Don't miss this inspirational show!

- Life and Debt - 20110410

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110410

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- 20110411 - Writers' Voices - Anne Lamott

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Anne LamottTune in for a very special Writers' Voices this week as we welcome one of our favorite authors, Anne Lamott. Lamott's most recent novel, "Imperfect Birds", tells of seventeen-year old Rosie Ferguson, who's seemingly perfect life is proven false as her web of lies is exposed and her parents are forced to deal with the consequences.

Lamott, a New York TImes best-selling author, is a past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her other books include "Grace (Eventually)", "Plan B", "Bird by Bird", "Traveling Mercies", "Rosie" and many more.

Anne Lamott spoke at the Hoyt Sherman in Des Moines on Wednesday, April 13.

- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110411

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Spring is here?  Well, close enough for us to showcase Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and the opportunities that abound locally and nationally.  The Asian greens pictured on this post come from a local CSA.  Asian greens are so simple and quick to serve plus they give a lot of nutrition back to us.  A fast and tasty method is to thinly slice some garlic and toss it into a pan that's been heated with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil.  Let the garlic soften over a medium low fire, but not brown.  After 2-3 minutes of cooking the garlic toss in the greens, hit them with a generous sprinkle of sea salt and use a tongs to mix them in the hot pan.  Cook until they are a bit wilted, but still maintain their bright color.  It only takes another 2-3 minutes.  Serve with a spritz of lemon or lemon zest on top and maybe a drizzle of olive oil.

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- Tanner & Moore - 20110414

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110414 - Billy Currington

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- Life & Debt - 20110417

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110417

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110418

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- Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110419 - Gerry Beckley

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110419 - America's Gerry Beckley

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- Speaking Freely - 20110419 - Rick Cutler

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Rick Cutler is a jazz drummer and pianist. He studied at Julliard and with jazz great Chick Corea. For eighteen years he served as musical director and keyboardist for tap dance legend Gregory Hines.

Mr. Cutler was one of the original percussionists for Leonard Berstein's "Mass" which was performed for the opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. He has performed with the likes of Lisa Minnelli, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Billy Eckstine, and Donna Summer to name a few. He currently tours as drummer for Lisa Minnelli.

- Speaking Freely - 20110420 - Dr. Norman Rosenthal

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REBROADCAST! REBROADCAST!

NO LIVE SHOW THIS WEEK!

We've got happy shots adorning this week's blog post. The little guy on the left is taking his life's work of pollinating seriously as he checks out the bloom on a Meyer Lemon tree. It's pretty easy to forget about the role that pollinators play in bringing food to our table. The bottom line is that without them most of the vegetables and fruits we eat wouldn't grow. Wanda Sandfire and Sean Johnson have plenty to tell us about the critical role of pollination played by a diverse number of insects, animals, and natural forces is explained.  Tune in as they help us understand and explain how we can contribute positively to the pollinator world.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110421 - The Belle Brigade

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The Belle Brigade

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This week's features a very special Writers' Voices. Local artists Betsy Dockhorn, ToniBOOKS D'Orr, and John Stimson will all be guests to discuss the Book as Art Form.

Betsy Dockhorn will discuss her ongoing writing-based performance art project involving letters. Toni D'Orr, who creates meticulous tiny handmade books, will discuss her art. Both Betsy and Toni are involved with The Center for the Book, located in Iowa City. They will discuss what the Center for the Book is, what it does, and more. Also joining the conversation will be local artist John Stimson.

Don't miss this delightful conversation exploring the past, present, and future of the book!

- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110424

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- Life & Debt - 20110424

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The Yellowjackets' Bob Mintzer

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110425 - Author Paul Samuel Dolman

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Paul Samuel Dolman

- Planet Erstwild - 20110425 - Bill Brunelle

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110425

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110425

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- 20110426 - Speaking Freely - David S. Ware

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David S. Ware

David S. Ware, the legendary jazz saxophonist. Ware's band became the avant- garde supergroup of the 90's. Wrote one critic, " His knowledge of functional harmony is above and beyond that of virtually any other free saxophonist. He is a true heir to Coltrane."

- Planet Erstwild - 20110426 - Kim Keller

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- Speaking Freely - 20110426 - Joe Kapp

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Joe Kapp is the former quarterback of the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings. He was also the quarterback of the University of California at Berkeley where he led the Golden Bears to their last Rose Bowl appearance. He finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting. Kapp is only one of seven players to have played in the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl, and he is the only player to quarterback in the Rose Bowl, the Super Bowl, and the Grey Cup.

- Speaking Freely - 20110426 - Dr. Norman Rosenthal

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Panic! At The Disco

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110427 - James Blunt

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James Blunt

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Pollinating the aroniaI met this week's guest, Andrew Pitz, several weeks ago at Wheatsfield, the co-op in Ames.  Andrew was promoting his Sawmill Hollow Family Farm's two varieties of aronia berry wine.  Immediately, I was struck by his passion for not only the little purple berry that is packed with high concentrations of anti-oxidants, but his ideas about land stewardship, natural healing, and the importance of sharing that knowledge to enrich both people and planet. While I listened, I tasted the wines which were very pleasing and will especially appeal to folks who don't like the tannic quality inherent in many grape wines. 

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110427 - Josh Groban

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Josh Groban

- Planet Erstwild - 20110427 - Sherry Benedict

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Linkin Park

- Tanner & Moore - 20110428

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- 20110429 - Writers' Voices - Sophy Burnham

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Book of AngelsNew York Times bestselling author, Sophy Burnham, makes a visit to this week's Writers' Voices. Sophy's most famous book, "A Book of Angels", has recently been re-released. The book is an exploration of angels through a vast collection of stories, history, and literature related to human encounters with angels.

Sophy's most recent book is "The Art of Intuition". This book explores many facets of intuition; what it is, why it's important, and how to have more of it.

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110501

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- Life & Debt - 20110501

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110502

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Kids of 88

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110502 - Daphne Willis

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Daphne Willis

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Blaze Across the West"Country" Corey talks with "Tumbleweed Rob" Wolfskill of the great singing cowboy/western music group, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds. Their group has been making music for 5 years, with many #1s and numerous awards to their name. Corey & Rob talk about their most recent release, "Blaze Across the West", the history of the group, and much more.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110503 - Meghan Dowd - Open Space

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110503 - Bob Yapp

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- Speaking Freely - 20110503 - Julia Ross & Phil Rabalais

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Joe Kapp is the former quarterback of the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings. He was also the quarterback of the University of California at Berkeley where he led the Golden Bears to their last Rose Bowl appearance. He finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting. Kapp is only one of seven players to have played in the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl, and he is the only player to quarterback in the Rose Bowl, the Super Bowl, and the Grey Cup.

- Great Taste - 20110504 - Taiwan Food

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We're going somewhere we've never dared venture before on this week's show-Taiwan.  I don't know how you feel, but my normal thinking about Asian restaurants is "I must be missing something."  So many of them serve the same food found on menus that look almost exactly the same, and read like they all came from the same copy machine.  Rumors always abound, from those in the know, that the best Asian food is only a language barrier away in many spots.  I know that to be true, sort of.  Many years ago, my wife and I walked into a spot in San Francisco I had carefully researched prior to beginning our trip.  The place was huge and completely filled.  We were the only Caucasians, the menu was not in any language I could read, and no one admitted that they spoke English.  I said "vegetarian" to our waiter and we had an amazingly satisfying, delicious and unknown meal.  In January I was in the Philly suburbs and spotted a place while cruising online that purported to serve "real" regional Chinese specialties if you ordered off the non-English part

- Tanner & Moore - 20110505

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Bonnie MichaelsThe first guest on this week's Writers' Voices will be Bonnie Micheals. Bonnie, along with Allison Blankenship, has written the book "Upside: How To Zig, When Life Zags". During a time when many people are Upsideexperiencing sudden changes, from the economy to personal matters, "Upside" helps show ways to create an inspiring, sustainable lifestyle no matter what life may bring. The book presents 29 tips for making smart choices about your career, money, and lifestyle that will hopefully lead you to happiness and fulfillment. Bonnie Michaels is an internationally recognized speaker and the president of Managing Work & Family, Inc, a work-life consulting and training firm dedicated to helping organizations and workers solve work-and personal life conflicts.

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

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

- Planet Erstwild - 20110506 - Swami Beyondananda

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- Life & Debt - 20110508

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110508

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- Speaking Freely - 20110509 - Paul Horn & Ann Mortifee

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Host Dennis Raimondi talks with jazz legend Paul Horn and his wife singer/author Ann Mortifee, an amazing discussion on music, life and the art of improvisation.

Paul and Ann are keynote speakers for this weekend's Music & Consciousness Symposium at MUM on Saturday, May 14th and 15th. On Sunday at 7:45pm they perform in the Golden Dome with special guests Ed Sarath and Eugene Watts of the Canadian Brass. Tickets available at the Chocolate Shop and MUM Bookstore.

- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110509

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110510 - Tracy Vance - Sam Busch

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Daniel Blum, Aaron Hirshberg, Joel Hirshberg & James Moore

 

 

The Green Building Supply gang on completion of their donated marmoleum floor installation at solar-powered KRUU-FM.

The design was created by Aaron Hirshberg.

Click on the pic to go to Green Building Supply's website.

 

- Speaking Freely - 20110512 - MUM Music

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- Tanner & Moore - 20110512 - Oil Fracking

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110513 - Scott Timm

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- Writers' Voices - 20110513 - Jan Blazanin

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Cheryl Fusco Johnson once again takes the hosting reigns for another Writers' Voices. Cheryl will be speaking with author Jan Blazanin of Des Moines. Jan's newest book "A & L Do Summer" was just released this week. The book follows the adventures of two teenage girls in rural Iowa during the summer before their senior year.Jan, a former middle school teacher, currently lives on eleven acres, presents writers workshops, teaches writing to all ages, and spends her free time "planting wildflowers, moving large rocks, and pulling acres of weeds".

- Life & Debt - 20110515

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- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110515

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110516

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- Tanner & Moore - 20110519

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In 2002, a railcar rolled into the farming community of Denison, Iowa, where the bodies of eleven undocumented immigrants were found. These eleven Central Americans and Mexicans had been locked inside a baking railcar by smugglers and left to die a horrific death. On the next Writers' Voices, journalist Colleen Bradford Krantz discusses her new book "Train To Nowhere:Inside an Immigrant Death Investigation", being released this summer. Her book dives into this tragedy to discover the full story and larger issues that surround this event. 

Colleen has worked as a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Des Moines Register. She is now a freelance journalist living in central Iowa with her husband and three kids.

 

- Sports Talk with Zeb & Paul - 20110522

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- 20110522 - Life & Debt

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- Politickin' with Dennis & James - 20110523

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- 20110524 - Speaking Freely - Gregory Carroll

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Gregory Carroll is the CEO of the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. Prior to coming to the museum, Mr. Carroll served as director of Jazz Studies at the University of Colorado. He is a vibraphonist and continues to perform with his own group, Midnight Blue Jazz Quartet.

- 20110524 - Speaking Freely - Mike Ragogna

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- 20110524 - Gravel Road Radio - Greg Brown

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Greg BrownIf any one musician can be said to represent the Iowa roots music sounds, it's unarguably Greg Brown. Greg Brown joins Lauryn Shapter for a conversation about life in rural Iowa, music, song writing, his lovely wife Iris, and what being in the music "business" for the better part of four decades has meant to this self-described "old boy" from Iowa.  One of our fair state's truly great songwriters, Greg has managed to land himself firmly among the more respected artists of his generation while still living a quiet life on a gravel road in rural Iowa.  Listen in to find out more about this unique and brilliantly talented song writer.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110525 - Steve Earle

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Speaking Freely host Dennis Raimondi speaks with Brahmachari Girish Varma and Harris Kaplan.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110525 - k.d. lang

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KD Langk.d. lang talks about her new studio album, "Sing it Loud".  This is her thirteenth studio album and her first collection of original material since 2008's "Watershed".

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

- 20110529 - Life & Debt

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- 20110531 - Speaking Freely - Sean O'Harrow

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Sean O'Harrow is the Director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art. Prior to his appointment at the University of Iowa, Dr. O'Harrow was the Director of the Figge Art Museum in Davenport. Dr.O'Harrow received his BA in Art History from Harvard University and his doctorate from Cambridge University.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110601 - Randy Newman

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Randy NewmanMike Ragogna speaks with the legendary Randy Newman about his musical career and most recent cd, "The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 2".

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110601 - Sheila E.

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- 20110601 - Great Taste - Why Choose a Vegetarian Diet?

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Mixed garden veggies and riceIt's almost impossible to pass by any location that features magazines without being bombarded by stories about the latest and greatest dietary triumphs.  From "Seaweed-eating Grandmother loses 175 pounds-Gives Birth to Triplets at 65," to "You can Stay Slim, Smart, and Supple eating 5000 calories/Day," we are obsessed with different types of consumptive behaviors.  With all the attention on food and diet it's even possible to conclude that the information available is easily understood and consumers can make intelligent choices without any problems.  Unfortunately, that doesn't play out in reality since the United States has one of the highest obesity rates in the world among industrialized nations and close to 25% of children and teenagers in this country are either overweight or obese.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110602 - Danny Elfman

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Danny ElfmanMaster film score composer, Danny Elfman, shares stories and speaks on his career and craft.


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Monica Stone & James Moore

dreamgreen  Iowans making a greener tomorrow... today.

Lynnae Hentzen & Stuart TannerKickoff show of the 20-part Dream Green Series on solar-powered KRUU-FM, Fairfield, Iowa's grassroots community radio station. Co-hosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore travel the state to explore green initiatives, innovators, educators, cutting edge projects and communities who are leading the way toward a more sustainable, energy efficient future. Follow the journey at greeniowa.org. Funded in part by a community grant from the Iowa Power Fund.

Featured interviews this week include Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie, an advocate for green initiatives here and abroad, Lynnae Hentzen, a founder of the Iowa Center on Sustainable Communities, and Monica Stone of the Iowa Office of Energy Independence.

- 20110603 - Writers' Voices -

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Murderous IntellectualsWriters Voices welcomes Georgia-based writer, Jonathan Maxwell, to this show. Jonathan is the author of "Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS". The book explores the reasons why so many well-educated professionals, from doctors, scientists, lawyers, etc, willingly joined the Nazi SS, the notorious group that spearheaded the Holocaust. The book has recieved several awards and rave reviews. Make sure to tune in for a fascinating conversation.

- 20110605 - Life & Debt

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- 20110607 - Speaking Freely - Patricia Parker

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Patricia Parker is the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the non-profit, Kids for Kids,  www.kidsforkids.org.uk  Kids for Kids helps children in the remote villages of  Darfur, Sudan where over 4 million people are struggling to survive. The non-profit provides long term self sustainable projects identified by the communities themselves. It was one of three nominees for International Charity of the Year at the UK Charity Awards.

20110608 - Great Taste - Marion Nestle

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DON'T MISS THIS SHOW!
Marion Nestle
Kathy and I taped an interview with Marion Nestle.  The hour is packed with timely information as we discussed the current outbreak of E. coli in Germany, MyPlate, and a host of other issues.  If you are not familiar with Marion, check out her bio (from her website) below.  She has been an outspoken voice in the area of food politics for many years and plays a key role in the "food revolution" along with Michael Pollan, Eric Shlosser, Alice Waters, Fairfield's own Francis Thicke, and many others.

Her blog can be found here.

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dreamgreen  Iowans making a greener tomorrow... today.

James with Pat Higby at UNI in Cedar Falls

 Join co-hosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore Thur, June 9th at 7pm (rebroadcast Mon at 7am), as they journey across the state in a 20-part radio series, each week highlighting Iowa's innovators, cutting edge projects, and communities leading the way in the field of sustainability and energy efficiency.

This week the focus is on the Center for Energy & Environmental Education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls with energy educator Pat Higby and the Iowa Energy Center with executive director Kevin Nordmeyer, the architect for the CEEE, Iowa’s first modern sustainable building built in 1992. Higby has served on the boards of the Iowa Renewable Energy Association and Iowa Power Fund.

Follow the journey at www.greeniowa.org. Simple as that.

- 20110610 - Writers' Voices - Suzanne Taylor

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The crop circles phenomenon has fascinated and baffled many people for years. On this Writers' Voices, host Monica Hadley, What On Earth?along with "Filmosopher" Bruce Miller, delve deeper into this topic through a discussion with filmmaker Suzanne Taylor. Suzanne never intended to become a filmmaker, but through witnessing crop circles and finding they filled her with wonder and joy, she was overcome with a desire to share the experience with everyone. Her film, "What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery", speaks with a wide range of crop circle researchers and aficionados, from visionary artists, philosophers, scientists, educators and farmers, who discuss their thoughts and theories about this phenomena. With no theory presented as "correct", the film allows the viewer to decide for themselves what they think. The film has recieved several awards and positive reviewers from The New York Times and Rosie O'Donell.

- 20110612 - Life & Debt

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- 20110614 - Speaking Freely - Dale Stephens

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Saturday, June 18 Fairfield turns red, green and white as we celebrate the best of Italia during the All Things Italian Street Festival.  On Great Taste we honor the food heritage of Italy with a little in-studio cooking done by our resident Sicilian, Kathy DuBois.  Also, we'll tell you about the pastas we'll be making at the At Home Store on Saturday afternoon.  Dick Deangelis, the godfather of the affair, will drop by to fill us in on all the festival details including the dishes that will be available on the piazza.

Micro-brews are continuing to expand their niche in the beer end of beverages.  We have an interesting micro-brewery almost on our doorstep-Peace Tree Brewing Company in Knoxville.  With luck we'll talk to the brewmaster (if his son's little league team loses on Tuesday we're on for sure, if they win there is another game on Wednesday so we have to hope his mobile signal works from the ballpark) and get the crazy story of how with a little smoke and mirrors the company was created and is putting out some delicious brews.

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dreamgreen Highlighting a greener tomorrow for Iowa... today.One of two teams competing from Turkey

Join co-hosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore Thur, June 16th at 7pm (rebro Mon at 7am), as they journey across the state in a 20-part radio series, each week highlighting Iowa's innovators, cutting edge projects, and communities leading the way in the field of sustainability and energy efficiency.

- 20110617 - Writers' Voices - Jeni Reeves

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Jeni ReevesOn this Writers' Voices, Cheryl Fusco Johnson talks with History Speakschildren's book illustrator, Jeni Reeves. Since 1998, Jeni has been illustrating children’s picture books, range from American biography and history to world culture and folklore, for the Lerner Publishing Group. She recently began illustrating for a new series for them, ‘History Speaks’ which dramatizes important events in U. S. history. Jeni has worked in the fields of photography, film-making, television, graphic design and illustration both in the States and in England. 

Tune in to hear a fascinating conversation!

- 20110619 - Life & Debt

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- 20110621 - Speaking Freely - Dal LaMagna

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Dal LaMagna founded the company Tweezerman in 1980 and built it into a multi-national, premier personal-care-tool brand that practices responsible capitalism and corporate social responsibility. Part of the company’s mission is to benefit all stakeholders: including financial partners, employees, customers, vendors, the community and the natural environment. His latest book is Raising Eyebrows, A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right. http://www.dallamagna.com/dal-lamagna-biography

- 20110621 - Speaking Freely - Mike Ragogna

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Mike Ragogna (part 2) has been a professional singer song writer since the age of fifteen. Over the last four decades Mike has worked in all ends of the music business. He currently host a show with KRUU LP 100.1 FM and a twice weekly contributor to the Huffington Post.  http://kruufm.com/user/206

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110615 - Stanley Clarke

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Forever

Influential bass player and Chick Corea's musical partner, Stanley Clarke speaks with Mike about his music, career, and recent album, "Forever.

- lyrical venus - 20110621-lv-emilyzuzik-int30

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Emily ZuzikYou hit my eyes like a shot of light
Thoughts of you keep me up at night
No one else comes close to this
~ You Want to Go Out Tonight, Emily Zuzik

A versatile and sought-after co-writer, New York singer-songwriter Emily Zuzik narrows her focus to pure, high-octane rock for her seventh studio album, The Wild Joys of Living. Quick to point out that the release is by the Emily Zuzik Band, the lead singer is proud of the full production and collaborative efforts that truly reflect where she is and how she wants to live her life as a musician. Released just in time for summer, The Wild Joys of Living will have you cranking up the volume, rolling down the windows and singing along at the top of your lungs.

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Sunflower with Bee

 

Taggert Siegel

We have an amazing show lined up for you this week.  Our first guest Taggart Siegel is the director of Queen of the Sun:  What Are the Bees Telling Us?  Taggart was the acclaimed director behind the recent documentary The Real Dirt on Farmer John which told the true story of John Peterson, a farmer near Chicago who through a series of misfortunes ended up developing a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that serves 1200 families.  

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Randy Menke and James in the Health Center aisle at Fairfield Hy-Vee store

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Join co-hosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore Thursday, June 24th on KRUU-FM at 7pm (rebroadcast on Mon at 7am), as they visit their hometown, Hy-Vee store. This new 64,000-square-foot building in Fairfield is the company’s second store built in accordance with LEED® standards. LEED®, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance “green” buildings. Hy-Vee intends to seek LEED® certification for the new Fairfield store. The new store also created an additional 125 jobs and an investment of more than $13 million to the Fairfield economy.

Guests include: Randy Menke, Director of Hy-Vee Fairfield store, Mike Smith, Director of real estate and sustainability, Jon Skanlan, Director of refrigeration & energy management, Jeff Markey, Assistant Vice President of engineering and construction and Daniel Willrich, Assistant Director of store architecture.

- 20110624 - Writers' Voices - Dr. Norman Rosenthal

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Writers' Voices welcomes world-renowned psychiatrist and author, Dr. Norman Dr. Norman RosenthalRosenthal, to the show this week. Dr. Rosenthal's most recent book is "Transendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation". His wide-ranging book uses stories, research, and his own clinical experience to show the benefits and value of TM. The book also features interviews with such celebrity practitioners as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Russell Brand, and Laura Dern.

Dr. Rosenthal has written a number of books and has been a leader in describing "Seasonal Affective Disorder" and pioneering the use of light therapy to treat it. He has maintained a private practice in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area for over thirty years.

- 20110626 - Life & Debt

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- 20110628 - Speaking Freely - Eli Lieb

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Singer, song writer Eli Lieb. After ten years in NYC, Eli has returned to Fairfield where he has been writing and recording music. He recently completed a CD and will be performing at the Sondheim Center Friday July 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm. In the last year, Eli's recordings posted on youtube have received close to one million hits.

- 20110628 - Speaking Freely - David Liesner

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Iowa Power Fund board member Tom Wind featured on KRUU-FM’s ‘Dream Green’ series airing this Thursday at 7pm

Tom Wind, Nick Hildreth & James at the Jefferson community wind farm.Wind consultant and Iowa Power Fund board member Tom Wind is featured on KRUU-FM’s ‘Dream Green’ radio series Thursday, June 30th at 7pm (rebroadcast Monday, July 4 at 7am). Series’ co-hosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore speak with Wind, one of the state’s leading wind experts, at his home in Jamaica, Iowa. They also make an onsite visit to a community wind farm in nearby Jefferson and go inside one of the seven Suzlon S88 2.1 MW turbines financed by a group of local owners.
Wind was chosen for the Dream Green series, explains Tanner, to “get a clear picture of the role of wind energy in Iowa. To know how the numbers work, where the future lies. Listeners are going to really get the answers - plus a lot of jokes about Tom’s name.” Also included is an interview with Nick Hildreth, a Suzlon engineer on the Jefferson project.

- 20110701 - Writers' Voices - Phyllis Khare

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Facebook MarketingSocial media has quickly become one of the most popular tools for online marketing. Facebook has infiltrated itself into our lives in countless ways. To have an effective marketing campaign in our current culture, it is necessary to learn the tools of social media, especially Facebook. On this week's Writers' Voices, our guest will be PhyllisPhyllis Khare Khare, co-author of "Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies." Her book is a guide through Facebook basics, creating your business Facebook page, working with apps, monitoring and measuring your campaign, and much more. The book is full of examples illustrating the techniques and how to use them. 

Phyllis Khare is an author and speaker specializing in social media marketing and helping others become more socially congruent.

- 20110703 - Life & Debt

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- lyrical venus - 20110705-lv-amyzamarripa

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Amy ZamarripaViolet dreams racing through my mind
Kaleidoscope of wishes lighting up the night
Bright, bright, bright

~ Violet Dreams, Amy Zamarripa

Generous, hard-working and talented to boot, Amy Zamarripa is a major player in the Austin Open Mic scene, hosting her own on Fridays at Fair Bean Coffee and you can find her playing out at others around town almost any other night of the week!  

With a rich, bluesy voice and lush, poetic lyrics, Amy's music mixes the soulfulness of Janis Joplin, the spark of Bonnie Raitt and the mystery of Tori Amos. With one album under her belt and another one in the works, she shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

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Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Kopser of the U.S. Army is the head of ROTC at the University of Texas at Austen. Lieutenant Kopser is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

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Cosmic MintAnother delicious show is set for this week's version of Great Taste.  Barbara Yeager joins us in the studio.  Normally, she resides in Boulder, Colorado where she's engaged in creating all organic raw cacao bites with names like Heart Throb, Cosmic Mint, and Naked.   Her Life Openings chocolates are made without dairy, soy or gluten and sweetened with a low glycemic agave.

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Sixth Installment in “Dream Green” SeriesJames w/ BioCentury Farm's director Larry Johnson in Boone, Iowa.

Features BioCentury Research Farm Director Larry Johnson

 
Fairfield, IA, July 6, 2011—On Thursday, July 7 at 7pm, KRUU-FM—the first solar-powered radio station in the Midwest—will broadcast an interview with Larry Johnson, Director of BioCentury Research Farm in Boone, Iowa, as the sixth installment in KRUU’s 20-part “Dream Green” radio series. Co-hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore take a walking tour of the facility and discuss driving developments in biofuels. (Shows are rebroadcast Mondays at 7am, online at www.kruufm.com. Archives and transcripts available at www.greeniowa.org.)

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110525 - Bruce Hornsby

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110518 - Roger McQuinn

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110615 - Chick Corea

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110707 - Earl Klugh

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110609 - Brett Dennen

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110519 - Avril Lavigne

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 201120110629 - Diane Schuur

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110504 - Darlene Love

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110530 - Ben Harper

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110519 - The Cars' Greg Hawkes

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110511 - Brandi Carlile

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110608 - James Torme

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110704 - Michael Grimm

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110704 - J.D. Souther

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110630 - Devo's Gerry Casale

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110707 - Marc Broussard

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- 20110708 - Writers' Voices - Marianne Dietzel

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Marianne DietzelThis week's Writers' Voices features a very touching conversation with Laughing in a WaterfallMarianne Dietzel. Marianne is the author of "Laughing in a Waterfall: A Mother's Memoir". The memoir recounts Marianne's emotional and spiritual journey following the death of her daughter, Nina. After the accident, with a teenager and young child still at home, and a dying mother 500 miles away, Marianne’s finds help from her spiritual and community resources. The book shows ways to create a new culture around the threshold of death and keep a living connection to those on the other side.

Since her daughter’s death in in 1996, Marianne has become a hospice bereavement coordinator. She plays music for healing on the lyre as a Certified Music Practitioner and educates families in caring for their own deceased.

- 20110710 - Icon Art Radio - The Fun Show of 2011

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- 20110710 - Life & Debt

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- 20110712 - Speaking Freely - Tanell Pretorius

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Tanell PretoriusOriginally from South Africa, Ms. Tanell Pretorius moved to London where she enjoyed a successful career as a fashion model. She also worked for Wallpaper Magazine where she wrote on art, design, architecture and travel. She is currently working on the Dream Green Series with James Moore and Stuart Tanner.

- 20110712 - Speaking Freely - Dr. Alan Hodder

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Dr. Alan Hodder is a professor of literature and religion at Hampshire College. He is a leading authority on the American Transcendentalists and is the author of Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness as well as Emerson's Rhetoric of Revelation. https://hampedia.org/wiki/Alan_Hodder

- lyrical venus - 20110112-lv-lizzylehman-int

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Lizzy LehmanOh I just wanna fly
'cause I know the feeling would be right
Let's do it, I say tonight
Tonight would be just fine
I've worked it out
I've got my shoes laced up tight
And the temperature's alright
~ September Sky, Lizzy Lehman

With a soul, sound and subject matter that belie her years, listening to Lizzy Lehman gives the impression of a folk artist with several albums and several tours of the national coffee-house circuit already under her belt.  Currently an Austinite by way of Portland, OR and Evanston, IL, Lizzy could easily hold her own in a round-robin song circle with the likes of Amber Rubarth, Ana Egge, Catie Curtis and Meg Hutchinson.

- 20110713 - Great Taste - Vegan/Raw Food Challenge

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Raw LasagnaWe've been talking about doing a two week vegan/raw food challenge for months, and now it's time.  We've assembled a great team to help those of us who are going to need a lot of hand-holding (#1 on that list is your show host), otherwise we'll be reaching for the cheese among other foods .  Check out their credentials below, and join us on Wednesday for all the details of how you can participate in this great Great Taste event.

By the way, it's going to be easy and fun.  No stress.  The first week will consist of a vegan diet transitioning to a raw diet in the second week of the challenge.  Many menus and recipes will be provided, but you will need a few things:

Blender
Food Processor
Your own copy or borrow from a friend the following books:
Ani's Raw Food Essentials by Ani Phyo
Veganamicon by Moskowitz and Romero
Both books are available in electronic editions

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110711 - Nikki Sixx

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110711 - Rob Zombie

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110713 - David Berkeley

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110714 - Thomas Dolby

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110714 - Gavin DeGraw

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Fred KirschenmannSolar-Powered KRUU-FM Features an Interview with 

Leopold Center’s Fred Kirschenmann and a Visit to ISU’s Hort Farm

 

Fairfield, IA, July 12, 2011—On Thursday, July 14 at 7 p.m., 100.1 KRUU-FM—the Midwest’s first solar-powered radio station—will air interviews with some of Iowa’s “greenest” agricultural advocatJames with Malcolm Robertsones. Tune in online at www.kruufm.com as show hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore talk sustainability with Fred Kirschenmann, former Director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, and take a walking tour of the Hort Farm with Malcolm Robertson, ISU faculty member, Nick Howell, farm superintendent, and ag student Joe Jacobs.

- 20110715 - Writers' Voices - Rudy Wilson

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 Rudy Wilson

This week Writers' Voices features an interview with local author Rudy Wilson.

WIlson's books include "The Red Truck," "Sonja's Blue," and more. His work has appeared in The Paris Review.

- 20110717 - Life & Debt

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110718 - Jason Reeves

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110718 - Matt Nathanson

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- 20110719 - Speaking Freely - Robert Stowe

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- lyrical venus - 20110719-lv-anniedressner-int

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Annie DressnerWhat if I climb a really tall tree
and what if the branch it breaks under me?
Then where will I go? The only place is down
And I'm scared that my world will be turned around
~ Fly, Annie Dressner

Strangers Who Knew Each Other's Names may be New York singer-songwriter's Annie Dressner's debut album, but her graceful, relaxed and assured delivery make it sound like she's got 4 or 5 releases behind her.  Evoking the likes of Jenny Lewis or Neko Case, Annie's confessional quirkiness hooks you in at first listen, and her sweet voice and the lush, layered production will have you pressing "repeat" and adding the album to your summer backyard BBQ soundtrack.

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Gastronomic Creation12 Indian Hills Culinary students along with the director of the program, Chef Gordon Rader, returned this week from two weeks in Spain.  They spent the mornings learning Spanish, cooked all afternoon and enjoyed excursions to wineries, restaurants, and farms while basking in an atmosphere overflowing with the red carpet treatment.  They are all going to crowd into the studio and give us the chance for some vicarious thrills while relating some of the trip's significant happenings on this week's GREAT TASTE.

The program they participated in is part of a larger cultural and educational exchange created by Rader and his Spanish counterpart, Fernando Perez of Escuela do la Cocina International in conjunction with the Univ. of Valladolid, University of Salamanca and the Royal Academy of Gastronomy of Spain.  One objective of the program is to have year-round classes for high school and college students, farmers, producers, and anyone involved in the world of food.   These classes would be held in both Spain and the states.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110720 - Rickie Lee Jones

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110720 - Ben Folds

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110721 - George Thorogood

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- 20110721 - Wheeler Brothers Live In Studio

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Wheeler BrothersUp and coming five piece indie folk-rock act, Wheeler Brothers, came through Fairfield on Thursday, July 21st for a performance at The Beauty Shop

The band stopped by the KRUU-FM studio to perform a few fantastic acoustic renditions of their songs.

Formed in Austin, Texas, each member brings his own ideas and sounds to the group, with styles blending indie rock, blues and folk.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110721 - Peter Frampton

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"Dream Green" Dubuque Trip

Dubuque is Iowa's oldest city. But it is one of the state's brightest examples of what's possible when city planning is inspired by active citizen and business participation, and guided by visionary leadership. The day we were there, the local newspaper headlines read: "City on its way to reducing greenhouse gases by 50%." Later that day, we learned that Dubuque was receiving the Governor's 2011 Environmental Excellence Award. Learn what Dubuque is doing right with its balanced and inclusive approach from Mayor Roy Buol and sustainability coordinator Cori Burbach. Thu Jul 21 at 7pm CST; Rebro Mon Jul 25 at 7am www.kruufm.com www.greeniowa.org.

- 20110722 - Writers' Voices - John Rainey

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John Rainey Script writing is the topic for this week's Writers' Voices with guest John Rainey. John started out as a professional actor, but worked his way into becoming one of the industry's most sought after script consultants. Voted #1 script analyst in the country by Creative Screenwriting, John has professionally analyzed and consulted on thousands of scripts. He has worked as script consultant on such films as Invincible, Vacancy, Holes, and many more. He has several screenplays of his own currently in pre-production. John currently lives in Redondo Beach, CA.

Don't miss this insightful look into what it takes to create a successful screenplay!

- 20110722 - The Filmosophers

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- 20110724 - Life & Debt

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- 20110724 - Sports Talk With Paul

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- 20110724 - Icon Art Radio - Guest Photographer Ken West

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- 20110725 - Politickin' With Dennis & James

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- 20110726 - Speaking Freely - Keelan Dimick

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Keelan Dimick is an award winning jazz pianist. Mr. Dimick is a student at the Manhattan School of Music where he studies with the with world renowned piano teacher, Gary Dial. Keelan Dimick with be performing this coming Saturday, July 30 7:30 pm at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts.

- 20110726 - Speaking Freely - Jann and Charlie Borden

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Leroy Van DykeCorey Hickenbottom interviews country music great Leroy Van Dyke. Leroy will be performing in Mount Pleasant at the Old Thresher's Reunion on September 1 as part of the Country Gold show with Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, and Moe Bandy.

Leroy's first big hit, "The Auctioneer", launched his musical career and has since become a bona fide classic. His song "Walk On By", in 1994, was named the biggest all-time country hit by Billboard magazine. We'll be talking all about his life, his hit songs, and his long successful career in country music.

 

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Red Beet RavioliIt's been a very interesting two weeks for me as I started the Challenge a little earlier than our Great Taste listeners.  Those of you who tuned in for the introductory show a couple of weeks back know how skeptical I was.  Several times I said there was no way I could stand drinking my breakfast (smoothies) every morning.  I needed something substantial that I could chew.  OK, I don't.  What a revelation.  I love the smoothies.  They make me feel alert.  My need to snack has been tamed.  I can happily say I was wrong.  Now, does that mean I've been converted to vegan/raw foods?  No, but I do plan to continue integrating a lot more raw food into my daily diet.   For my physiology, it seems to work.  That's all I can really say plus I like the clean flavors (and I've lost some weight). 

I would be very interested to hear from all our Vegan/Raw Challenge participants.  What did you do, learn, experience?  Let us know by sending an email to:  greattaste@kruufm.com.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110725 - Marshall Blonstein

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110725 - Mike Batt

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110727 - Herbie Hancock

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110725 - Dan Bern

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PowerFilm's Tim Neugent & Frank JeffreyAiring Monday, August 1st on solar-powered KRUU-FM at 7am, Stuart and I travel to Ames to check out a solar manufacturing company named PowerFilm, Inc., for a chat with co-founder and CEO  Frank Jeffrey and president and COO Tim Neugent. This innovative company has been going since 1988, employs 100 people, recently hiring 10 new employees. They work closely with partner businesses, provide thin solar film for military applications like solar tents--even solar hats for night time reading!! Their latest venture is developing a flexible computer screen with Hewlett-Packard. We also take a walking tour of their facilities and learn abouIAMU Executive Director Bob Haug with Jamest the intricate, complex manufacturing system involved in producing thin solar film.

We also meet with Bob Haug, director of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, at their LEED-certified headquarters near Ankeny. IAMU represents more than 550 municipal electric, gas, water and telecommunication utilities statewide, and maintains a marketing relationship with more than 185 associate member businesses. Organized in 1947, the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities today is the largest organization of its kind in the country.

- 20110729 - Writers' Voices - Michael R. Rossman

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Excellent Joy In a society that keeps telling us buy more and consume more, but where we don't seem to be getting any happier, there are few voices that speak of the joy found in the simple things. Michael R. Rossman PH.D., psychologist and small Iowa farmer, has written a book that expresses the happiness found in community-based activities. "Excellent Joy: Fishing, Farming, Hunting, and Psychology" is a collection of essays exploring the reasons why humans have engaged in these activities for generations. Stored in our basic genetic material is information that has survival value for the human species.

Don't miss this incredible conversation!

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110728 - Tim Robbins

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110728 - Joe Jackson

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- 20110731 - Life & Debt

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- 20110801 - Politickin' With Dennis & James

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Nynke, Travis Cox & Jim at MUM Sustainable Living CenterHOME IS WHERE THE HEARTLAND IS

This week Stuart and I speak with Prof. Lonnie Gamble about a wide range of sustainability issues and take a walking tour of Maharishi University of Management's new Sustainable Living Center in our hometown of Fairfield, iowa.

We also speak with Sustainable Living Dept faculty member Travis Cox and check in with two MUM sustainability students, Minca Borg and Jim Schleppenbach.

I call Prof. Gamble Lonnie Appleseed because he seems to plant seeds of possibility in every mind he touches and everywhere he goes. Join us for a lively discussion of all things green on Thursday, August 4th at 7pm CST on solar-powered www.kruufm.com.

- 20110805 - Writers' Voices - Zoe Ghahremani

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Sky ofRed PoppiesThis week's episode features a discussion with author Zoe Ghahremani. Zoe's debut novel is entitled "Sky of Red Poppies". The book begins with an unusual friendship between two women coming of age in a politically divided 1960’s Iran under rule of the Shah. As the story continues, the history and culture of their homeland takes on a life of its own. The book is a glimpse into a part of the world that many people in western civilization are unaware. Her novel is a featured book in KPBS' One Book, One San Diego.

Tune in for an incredible interview!

- 20110807 - Life & Debt

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- lyrical venus - 20110809-lv-lobelia-int

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LobeliaBorn in West Virginia, a long-time resident of Canada and currently living in the UK, singer-songwriter Lobelia is no stranger to making her way in new lands.  She applies that adventurous spirit as a musical pioneer, forging a new path for independent artists everywhere by her own life example.  Join us on Lyrical Venus as she talks about touring sustainably, booking gigs and being genuinely interesting on Twitter, motherhood as a musician and the importance of using all your talents to live a happy life, rather than trying to fit into a traditional idea of what being a musician looks like. 

Lobelia's latest project, a covers album titled "Beautifully Undone", is sparse and lovely, her rich voice wrapping like warm honey around each song and claiming them for her own.

- Lyrical Venus - 20110322-lv-sarahsample-int

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Sarah SampleWhen they lay me down in a box
Please sail me out to sea
I’ve spent all my life being tied to this land
Please don’t bury me.
~ Don't Bury Me, Sarah Sample


Like an angelfood cake soaked in whiskey, the music of Sarah Sample is a delicate dessert that packs a pleasant punch. Her voice will stop you in your tracks and her megawatt grin will light up a smile across your own face. Radiating grace, yet brave enough to share raw honesty, her easy and genuine connection with audiences appears effortless. Combine that with her polished collection of song gems and it's easy to see why Sarah is a fast favorite wherever she goes. Read more about Sarah on Lyrical Venus.

- 20110811 - My Goodness

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My GoodnessSeattle based blues/rock band, My Goodness perfomed Thurs. Aug. 11 at The Red Rock Tavern.

Before their gig tonight, band members, Joel Schneider and Ethan Jacobsen, stopped by to perform live in the KRUU studio. Giving a taste of their special distillation of rock, blues and punk.

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dreamgreen  Iowans making a greener tomorrow... today.

James with BECON Ex. Dir. Norm OlsonThis week on Thursday, August 11th at 7pm on solar-powered www.KRUUfm.com, the "Dream Green" series visits the Biomass Energy Conversion Facility in Nevada, Iowa to speak with its executive director Norm Olson, PE. He takes co-hosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore on a walking tour of the BECON facility which serves as a bridge for bringing applied technologies from research to the marketplace. Mr. Olson has been a project manager for the Iowa Energy Center since 1992. He developed the concept and led the implementation of the Energy Center’s two research facilities: the Energy Resource Station in Ankeny, Iowa and the BECON Facility in Nevada, Iowa. Mr. Olson also coordinates the Energy Center’s biomass to chemicals and energy portfolio of projects. Prior to joining the Energy Center, Mr. Olson was the energy engineering manager at the University of Iowa. Mr. Olson is a registered professional engineer. [For Matt Helmers bio click on "Read more" below.]

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dreamgreen  Iowans making a greener tomorrow... today.

Moore, Gluba, Tanner

Founded in 1836, Davenport is the largest of the Quad Cities. With a population of almost 100,000, it is Iowa's third largest city. In 2007, Davenport, along with neighboring Rock Island, won the City Livability Award in the small-city category from the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The Dream Green series visits with Mayor Bill Brian Ritter of Nahant Marsh with JamesGluba at his office and takes walking tours of the new 96,000 square foot LEED-certified police department, the wastewater facility which is saving the city $800,000 to a million dollars a year by trapping its own methane gas, award-winning compost facility and even a nature preserve called Nahant Marsh, one of the last remaining urban wetlands on the Upper Mississippi River.

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Mary SwanderThe recently released anthology, "An Endless Skyway: Poetry from the States Poet Laureate", collects the poetry of thirty-eight State Walter BargenPoets Laureate from across the United States. The collection gives a glimpse into the heart of our nation. Writer's Voices this week has the honor of having two State Poets Laureate on the show this week, both of whom are featured in this anthology. Iowa's curent Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, and former State Poet Laureate of Missouri, Walter Bargen, talk with Cheryl Fusco Johnson about their work and this anthology. 

Tune in for a delightful discussion!

- 201110816 - Country Music Jamboree - Joe Baker

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Joe BakerJoe Baker, from Ruidoso, New Mexico. Joe is an avid fan and promoter of western swing, Texas Honky Tonk, classic country, and cowboy music. He is the host of The Backforty Bunkhouse Radio Show, which airs every week. He has been named Disc Jockey of the Year by many western music associations. Joe is involved with many events and organizations working to preserve and promote this genre.

To say the least, Joe has done a whole lot for this music and has his finger on the pulse of what's going on and we're going to be talking all about it.

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Melon Salad/AmisKathy and I are back in the studio this week with a "live" show.  I've been on the road enjoying meals in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Philadelphia.  One thing I finally realized is that I would make a very poor food critic.  A food critic does visit a restaurant several times (or should) before putting into print what, in some markets, determines a spot's success or eventual boarding up.  After and between those visits there are numerous other establishments that have to be subjected to the scribe's palate.  It's a never-ending story of moving on and not going back until it's time to do another review. 

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A conversation with authors David Aossey and Kevin Barrett. David is the author of the new novel, "Instruments of the State", and Kevin has written several non-fiction 9/11 Truth books, including "Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against The 9/11 Big Lie".

- 20110819 - Writers' Voices - Monte Schulz

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The Big TownMonte Schulz, son of famed Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schulz, Monte Schulzis the guest on this week's Writers' Voices. Monte is the author of several books, including his upcoming novel, "The Big Town". Taking place in the summer before the stock market crash of 1929, his novel vividly recreates the Jazz Age, complete with speakeasies, sanitariums, and glittering Gatsby-like parties. The book follows the story of a failed businessman, whose future prosperity hinges on a secret proposition from a millionaire industrialist, and his relationship with a poor orphan girl chasing love. This is the third book in Schulz's trilogy of books delving into the American psyche during the Jazz Age.

- 20110819 - Filmosophers

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- 20110821 - Life & Debt

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- 20110822 - Politickin w/ Dennis & James

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110725 - David Bromberg

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110801 - Randy Montana

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110804 - Jill Scott

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110804 - Gillian Welch

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Includes short interviews with Erykah Badu (My Morning Jacket Tour), Southside Johnny, Gary "US" Bonds, Cousin Brucie (WNET Pledge Drive), Danny Aiello, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Sam Moore, John Bettis, Jimmy Webb, Allan Toussaint, Hal David, Paul Williams, Billy Joel, Alexas Ray Joel, Skylar Gray, Dwight Yoakum, Garth Brooks, Jimmy Jam, NARAS Presidernt Neil Portnow (2011 Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110808 - Insane Clown Posse

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110810 - Vanessa Carlton

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110810 - John Hiatt

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110815 - Nikka Costa

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110817 - NRBQ's Terry Adams

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110818 - Pat Metheny

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110822 - The Summer Set

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Bob & Sheila EverhartBob has been performing and preserving traditional country music for many many years. He has been performing traditional country music with his wife, Sheila, for 20 years. Bob hosted/produced the very popular PBS tv show "Old Time Country Music". He has recorded for the Smithsonian Institute. He is the founder of The National Traditional Country Music Association, as well as  America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.

He is also behind the upcoming 36th Annual Old Time Country, Bluegrass & Folk Music Festival happening Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in LeMars, IA. This year featuring performances from Ralph Stanley, Jim Ed Brown, Little Roy Lewis, and many more.

- Bessie Smith Bio

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- 20110824 - Great Taste - Get "Blissfully Fit"

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Wild Rice SaladI knew it was a sign that Great Taste is right in tune with what's happening in America when I read an article in the NYT Monday entitled, "Preaching a Healthy Diet in the Deep-Fried Delta."  It seems that the National Baptist Convention is planning to have "health ambassadors" in every member church by September 2012.  Some churches have even established "No Fry" zones in their kitchens.  Frankly, this is great news as it's critical that organizations with influence on family life take an aggressive approach to educating their public about eating well.

Our guest this week, David Lee Sheng Tin, is a health coach and lifestyle consultant. who has developed the Blissfully Fit course.  He asserts that, "Bliss is a state of complete joy and/or happiness.  When you are blissful you feel contentment and serenity.  For Bliss to be maintained 24/7 a state of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being has to be present."

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110822 - Tyler Bates

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110822 - John Doe

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110824 - DJ Logic

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110824 - Dave Stewart

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Bo Ramsey Bio

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Eric Clapton Bio

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Howlin' Wolf Bio

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John Lee Hooker Bio

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Blues History part 1

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Blues History part 2

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Lightnin' Hopkins Bio

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Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry Bio

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Muddy Waters Bio

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Paul Butterfield Bio

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B.B. King Bio

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110825 - Joss Stone

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- 20110826 - Filmosophers

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- 20110826 - Writers' Voices - Andrew Edlin

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Inaccessible: Dragon Retreat

This week's Writers' Voices features an interview with local Fairfield author, Andrew Edlin. Andrew has written the fantasy novel "Inaccessible: Dragon Retreat".

Taking place in 1961, when the few solitary dragons are threatened as their invisibility begins to fail, the Protectors, allies of the dragons, led by 15-year old Griff Owen and his family, go up against the forces that are working to destroy the dragons and their Protectors.

Andrew self-published this novel and it is being released through e-book applications.

Andrew Edlin was born in Brighton, U.K. and currently lives in Fairfield, Iowa.

- 20110828 - Life & Debt

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AudioBodyCorey Hickenbotttom speaks with Jason Tardy, of the physical comedy/music brother duo AudioBody, all about their act and their September 6 performance at The Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts. AudioBody is the kick off act for the 2011-2012 Sondheim Center Artist Series

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110828 - David S. Ware

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110828 - Graham Colton

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This guy is great. Listen up! ;)

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Mendocino Coast

Garlicpalooza returns to the Fairfield Farmer's Market, Saturday, September 3 as the focal point for the annual Hometown Harvest fundraiser. Tanya Webster, the event coordinator, and Kim Keller from Hometown Harvest are our in-studio guests for the first half hour.

Some of the dishes you might experience at Garlicpalooza (made almost entirely with local produce) feature garlic from roasted to raw on bruschetta, and in a marinara sauce.  Kathy and I are making a gazpacho with an infused garlic/mint olive oil plus look for salsa, a garlic potato soup and much more. Plus, there will be lots of speakers so don't miss it.

Kacie with Sea Palm

We move to the West Coast for the second half of the hour to visit with Kacie Ioparto, the energy behind She Sells Seaweed.  Kacie recently moved from harvesting seaweed on the coast of Maine to Mendocino where she's learning about new varieties of the vitamin-rich plants.  What she said about her current swimming hole resonated with me:

"Each time I move to a new place it is song and work that make me feel at home. There are a few women that help us dry our seaweed who also love to sing. You’ll be happy to know that your seaweed is serenaded as it is thoroughly inspected and hung to dry."

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110831 - Lindsay Buckingham

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- 20110902 - Writers' Voices - Wendy Henrichs

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I Am Tama, Lucky CatNew author Wendy Henrichs had two children’s Wendy Hendrichsbooks released in 2011.  With pictures by award-winning illustrator Yoshiko Jaeggi, "I Am Tama, Lucky Cat" (Peachtree) retells the 17th-century Japanese legend behind the beckoning cat figurines commonly displayed in Japanese shops and restaurants.  Illustrated by accomplished artist John Butler, "When Anju Loved Being an Elephant" (Sleeping Bear Press) reveals how a lonely elephant no longer young enough to work in a circus or reside in a zoo finds friendship at last.  Always an animal lover, Wendy lives in Iowa City with her husband, two sons, two cats, one dog, and whatever stray wildlife manages to slip into their 88-year-old home.

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- 20110904 - Life & Debt

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110905 - Axis of Awesome

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110905 - Axis of Awesome

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110905 - Trevor Hall

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- lyrical venus - 20110906-lv-sherimiller-int

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Sheri Miller

You next to me, me next to you
We're perfectly in tune
Curled up in this room
I'm melting into you
We fit like spoons
~ Spoons, Sheri Miller

New York singer-songwriter Sheri Miller has been writing songs since childhood, following her natural instinct to create and express.  Her latest release, Winning Hand, produced by Kevin Killen (U2, Peter Gabriel), is lush and complex, yet easy to relate to both musically and emotionally.  From the uptempo and hooky Spoons to the Bollywood Rock flavored Satellite, Sheri explores matters of the heart with refreshing honesty and a healthy helping of poetic metaphor.

- lyrical venus - 20110830-lv-erinhill-int

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Erin Hill & Her Psychedelic HarpBacon in skillet
Lemonade in a glass
Here's something boys 
You won't learn in class
~ Giant Mushrooms, Erin Hill & Her Psychadelic Harp


The multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Erin Hill is currently focusing her formidable skills on an ambitious new project - a sci-fi video album.  Much like a collection of short stories, Erin describes the ten songs on her upcoming album Girl Inventor to be little 4 minute episodes in a Twilight Zone flavored series.  The 
psychedelic harp-driven tunes run the gamut from dreamy to rocking, all topped with Erin's etherial vocals and are also waiting to be realized in video form.  The first video for the track Giant Mushrooms is already making a splash online.

- 20110906 - Gravel Road Radio - Butch Hancock

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Butch HancockGravel Road Radio is honored to interview Butch Hancock, the West Texas native songwriter, who along with friends and fellow Texans Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely, founded the legendary trio, The Flatlanders.  Hancock graces Fairfield with a rare appearance at Cafe Paradiso, on Sunday, September 11.

 

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Ray BensonThe Nine time Grammy Award winning Kings of Western Swing(or so their press release says), Asleep At The Wheel, are coming to The Sondheim Center, Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 PM.

I'm very excited to talk with 2011 Texan Of The Year and the front man/founder of this world-renowned Western Swing band. Ray has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. He's also worked as producer for many great artists.

We'll be talking all about his career, Western Swing, and what they've got planned for the Fairfield show.

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Everyday Raw ExpressIt's been a couple of months since I started incorporating more raw foods into my diet as a result of our vegan/raw challenge on Great Taste. I'm definitely not on the "this is amazing and you have to do it" bandwagon for raw foods, but I have noticed significant and positive ongoing beneifits from the adjustments I made. 

Breakfast turned out to be the focal point for me.  My routine went from eggs, toast, cheese, and other standard American fare to fruit smoothies or whole fruits and manna bread.  That switch has meant less cravings, elimination of snacking before lunch and more mental clarity.  Because of those results and a determination to eat lighter and add a raw element at lunch and dinner I've also lost some excess body baggage.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110907 - Hank 3

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110908 - Robert Earl Keen

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110908 - House's Hugh Laurie

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- 20110911 - Life & Debt

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- 20110911 - ICON Art Radio - Guest Artist John Preston

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110912 - Dar Williams (Tour)

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- lyrical venus - 20110913-lv-sisterjane-int

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Sister JaneNo compromising
Change is coming too fast
No listening to how I feel
You're gonna free your heart at last
~ No Compromise, Sister Jane

Austin, Texas band Sister Jane blends sweet harmonies, aware lyrics, thumping bass lines and a dash of violin to create their own special brand of pop-reggae that is sure to bring a smile to your face and set your body swaying.

Lead songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Lynette Perkins can bring the groove with multiple combinations of musicians, from an acoustic duo with Catherine Parke on vocals and violin, to the core four women of Sister Jane including Vicka Behl (5 string bass and vocals) and Franci Jarrard (keyboards and vocals) to a full six piece adding in Mark Wilson on saxophone and flute and Scott White on drums.

- 20110913 - Speaking Freely - Brian Finnerty

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Brian Finnerty is the U.S. communications director for Opus Dei, an international Catholic organization. Brian Finnerty has been quoted in numerous print and broadcast outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN and Fox News

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The Awful PurdiesLauryn Shapter talks with The Awful Purdies' Nicole Upchurch about the band's history and their upcoming September 17 show at Cafe Paradiso in Fairfield.

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Corey Hickenbottom talks with Iowa Friends of Old-Time Music board member and Old Time musician, Marc Janssen about the 41st Annual Fiddler's Picnic, Sunday, September 18 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City. They discuss the history of the Iowa Friends of Old Time Music and the Fiddler's Picnic

- 20110916 - Writers' Voices - Kristen Moeller

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Waiting for JackKristen MoellerTune in for an exciting interview, as our Writers' Voices gues this week is an expert in “disrupting the ordinary” and helping others do the same. Author, speaker, personal coach, and radio show host, Kristen Moeller has recently written the book "Waiting for Jack: Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie". After struggling with addictions to alcohol, drugs, and food, Kristen realized her transerance of addiction to the self-help world. Through personal anecdotes, including her fatefull first meeting with Jack Canfield(the man behind Chicken Soup for the Soul) that changed the course of her life, Kristen explores the ways we often wait for life and look outside ourselves for answers.

 

- 20110916 - Planet Erstwild - Joe Raiola

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James Moore interviews MAD Magazine's Joe Raiola, who is performing next Friday, September 23rd at the Englert Theater in Iowa City. In the outspoken and irreverent tradition of George Carlin, Riola's one man show, American Heretic, is provocative comic theater.

Joe Raiola has performed in over 40 states at theaters, clubs and colleges. He remains Senior Editor at MAD Magazine, where he has been one of the creative innovators behind the magazine's unprecedented longevity and success since 1984. The New York native is founder of the Theatre Within and an annual John Lennon tribute show which held its 30th consecutive concert last year, raising over $75,000 for charity.

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110912 - 311's Nick Hexum

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Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - 20110914 - Suzy Bogguss

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- 20110918 - Life & Debt

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