Click here to go read full article.WHAT LOCAL RADIO MEANS TO FAIRFIELD

FAIRFIELD – KRUU host Talia Winningham and her Tea Time Camaraderie team grace the cover of this month's Cityscape, a glossy publication put out by the Iowa League of Cities. Cityscape is the leading source of information for city officials in Iowa delivered to some 870 member cities.

Written on request by KRUU station manager James Moore, "What Local Radio Has Meant to Fairfield" gives a brief history of the station, now in its 8th year of broadcasting. There are pictures of President Barack Obama and former Governor Chet Culver holding up KRUU t-shirts (then Governor Tom Vilsack received the first t-shirt but was not photographed). Other shots include Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy presenting a KRUU Listener Appreciation Mayoral Proclamation and Great Taste host Steve Boss interviewing Eldon Pie Lady Beth Howard. [Click pic to read the full article.]

KRUU became the Midwest's only solar-powered radio station, designed, donated and delivered by the community, on September 9th, 2009 at 9am. The piece also highlights the station's role in spearheading the successful three-day free annual music and more festival known as FAIRfest, held the third weekend in June; the production of a 20-part radio series in 2011 on statewide sustainability and energy efficiency done in conjunction with the Iowa Power Fund and MUM Media & Communications Department; and some of the scores of programs offered by the 100% locally-produced, nonprofit station who lives up to its mission of giving voice to the community.

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The Filmosophers Movie Talk

First time director Dan Gilroy is being compared to Martin Scorsese Nightcrawler poster with his film Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  "The best Martin Scorsese movie not directed by Scorsese. It's that good, that assured ... that unshakable ... Scores as both urban thriller and 'Network'-like comment on the media." Chris Busch enthusiastically recommends it, adding 'it's "Gyllenhaal's best performance." It's held over at the Orpheum, as is the wonderful doc Awake: The Life of Yogananda. "A rounded portrait of the Father of Yoga in the West that celebrates his practical and uplifting art of spiritual living."
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opens today and has a good buzz. "A rare bird in its genre: an action adventure with an interesting mind and a resonant spirit. - Wall Street Journal. There are eleven opportunities daily to see it at the Ottumwa 8 this weekend, where they have matinees every Friday, as well as Sat. & Sun.
The extraordinary animated film The King And The Mockingbird opens today. We suggest you research this gem- including the intriguing back story (Paul Grimault initiated the project in 1948) and plan to see it when available. "Credited by celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki as inspiring the creation of the now world-famous Studio Ghibli." "It's dreamy, poetic and not to be missed." - New York Post
We'll talk all this and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Fridays at 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30. "I have a message for President Snow: Fire is catching, and if we burn, you burn with us!" - Katniss Everdeen
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Everyday Magic in Enchanted Objects - Cancelled for This Week

David Rose

Due to a scheduling mixup, this live interview is being postponed - stay tuned to see what Writers' Voices has in store for you this week!


MIT Media Lab instructor, inventor, entrepreneur, and now author - David Rose specializes in digital information interfaces with the physical environment.  Or as he likes to call them - "Enchanted Objects."

Rose envisions a world where the ubiquitous black screen of our computers, TV's, smartphones, etc. is - well, maybe not replaced, but definitely enhanced -  by technology built intoEnchanted Objects everyday objects, making them more useful and more pleasing to use. Umbrellas that chirp when rain is forecast.  Pill bottles that track when you take your medication.  Programmable Legos.  Actually, all of these already exist. "In Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire and the Internet of Things," Rose explores the why and the how behind these products and many more, and peers into his crystal ball to show us the everyday magic of the future.

Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week for this fascinating look at the technology of tomorrow, and a book that is enchanting to read.

Stephanie WestlundStephanie Westlund has been conducting research with veterans for five years, and her book, Field Exercises:  How veterans are healing themselves through farming and outdoor activities integrates empirical evidence along with intimate portraits of numerous veterans.  Stephanie is continually inspired by these men and women who strive to maintain their drive to serve society, and use their difficult experiences in the armed services as a springboard to transform themselves and others through a commitment to sustainable agriculture and other endeavors.

Stephanie holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies. You can find her blog about the human-nature relationship at

Sip, Slurp, Swish, and Taste are four critical elements when tasting wine.  Corey Morrow of Earth & Water explains why the world of wine is his latest passion.  Give a listen to what he says during our "Iowa Cooks" show segment, especially if the topic of wine is new to you or seems intimidating.  His aim is to make you comfortable.  Make a reservation for one of his weekly wine tastings, and relax into the experience.  I guarantee you some surprising things will happen.  My key tasting was really an aroma moment as an umami-like perfume from wine #4 captivated my senses.  Was it Worcestershire sauce or A-1?  Still not sure, but the experience was great fun.

New format. Same dudes.

INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore.

It's underwater sparklers and quirky perks time in newsville.The men from UNKLE are upping the ante and you're warmly invited to glisten in!

>>Obama's Executive Decision-making
Is Barack Obama the New Jimmy Carter?

>>NSA Roadblocked
Rand Paul Beats Ted Cruz, Saves NSA From ‘Reform’

>>School of the Americas Vigil
Clear voices, silenced: Remembering the murder of six Jesuits

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"hygge" - that danish word that gets activated during the beginning of the cold months...

hyggedenmark always tops the lists of the happiest, most contented countries, despite its long cold winters. even among other happy scandinavian countries, it leads the pack, and the concept of hygge may have something to do with that.

it's pronounced kind of "hyu-gah" and is even harder to define: like a campfire coziness, but also the warmth of friends around a table. and on my show this week you'll find hygge in sharing the experience of sharing some cozy, wintery tunes from around the world: uganda, ireland, ghana, australia, nigeria, scotland, hawaii, and denmark...

so what is hygge? it's mostly internal, the inner sense of contentment. "it's like a feeling," says lotte hansen, a student from aalborg, denmark, who's interning at the danish museum in elk horn, iowa. "a mood you have in many situations."

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

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

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

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

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

Andy LoRusso, the Singing Chef, is the author of the best selling cookbook, Sing and Cook Italian. Mr. LoRusso is also a recording artist and celebrity chef. He has cooked and performed the world over.

Dr. Scott Terry is a licensed therapist and the Director of the Ardent Counseling Center in Chicago, Illionois. Dr. Terry also offers counseling services in Iowa.


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Downtempo Hip-Hop of 2014

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'l be listening to some more great downtempo hip-hop/trip-hop from 2014.

I'll be featuring Red Martina, a group from Philladelphia that combines the talents of producer Stoupe (formerly of Jedi Mind Tricks), multi-instrumentalist Ish Quintero, Emcee Noesis (of Philadelphia Slick), and vocalist Hayley Cass. Yesterday they released their second album together: Come On Home.

We'll also be checking out NYC-based producer Blockhead and the album he dropped today: Bells and Whistles.

On top of that we've got: ArtOfficial, Jazz Spastiks and Catching Flies. Stream it live November 18th, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

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Centripetal Sounds- All Killer, No Filler

ShirtTwenty-eight songs on this edition of the show, with new music by the following: Kacey Musgraves, Psychic Ills, The Host Country, The Holydrug Couple, Stardeath and The White Dwarfs, and Sloan. Plus some oldies but goodies like Mad World, The Sad Cafe, Everlong, and Mr. Bojangles. Not a single dud in the bunch. Programming note: December 11 is the 8 year anniversary celebration. Stay tuned for all sorts of surprises. The G Man

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