Update as of 2/26 @ 2pm: we've received $1,350, almost 50% of the way there. Thanks Gary G, Chris S, David J, Michael G, Luke S, Susan F, Cole F, Doug H, Steve B, John F, Andy B, and Steve S!
THE WEEK THAT WAS >>Bibi Does DC
Gary Sick on Netanyahu’s Speech
>>Quid Pro Quo Pros
Top Lobbyist: 2016 To Be “Bumper Year” Thanks to Clinton Campaign
& Bush Asks Donors to Limit Themselves to $1 Million
& The Goldman Sachs primary
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A City Where Policing, Discrimination and Raising Revenue Went Hand in Hand
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Great show at Green Building Supply last night with Eric and Denyce Rusch of Breadtopia. We consumed terrific red fife bread and cookies. Thanks to both of them, and our sponsors GBS and Everybody's Whole Foods. You can hear part of the discussion in the second half of the show on our "Iowa Cooks" segment.
The first half of the show features Alice Medritch, author of the new and highly-acclaimed book, Flavor Flours. Join us. Here is what Alice wrote to me about her book:
"The book is about new ingredients and a whole new approach to what people insist on calling Gluten Free, and I want to discuss why that is so, and what the advantage is of not thinking about these flours as merely substitutes. This book is about broadening horizons and new tastes and textures. The recipes are mostly quite easy, of course I have advice about how to best to succeed with the recipes, but there is not rocket science involved." This is going to be a fascinating look into what up, until now, would be considered baking outside the box.
After quite a lot of rebroadcasts due to the fact that I had to complete my BA thesis for university, I'm finally back with a new show of the Rice Bowl so why not try something new? Since I'm not only interested in Asian Pop-Music but very much also in literature I'd like to share some of my favorite books with you on the show. For episode 66 I picked my favorite Japanese author Haruki Murakami and I'm going to read a little bit from his 2002 surrealist novel Kafka on the Shore. It is also going to be a very special choice of music for this show so please tune in!
What a great name for a band: The Beat Merchants. What a great song title: Moanin'. And that is the beginning of a carefully crafted set of tunes spinning in the studio tomorrow on Centripetal Sounds. I am The G Man, the only government you will ever need on Planet Rock & Roll, and I am bringing the proof. Here are some bands new to the show: The Liberty Bell, The Insect Trust, Elysian Fields, Moloch, Kingdom Of The Sun, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Dantalian's Chariot, Raik's Progress, and Orange Peel. Actually I have potentially eight more new bands to the show, but space is limited, so tune in and give a listen to this kickin' music. Yass.
as winter lingers, thursday night (and sunday morning) will be one last time to put the last of the logs on, close your eyes and go deep within.... this week's music will help you transcend.
i'm featuring the deepest trippiest, and most musical and magical musique from british producer ott, austrian duo tosca, british magicians shpongle, norwegian duo royksopp, and (a beautiful modern version of a classique piece by) french ambient composer claude debussy.
these are musical journeys that you won't want to miss.
(See playlist link below). LIVE 100% new tracks never played before on Fringe Toast by DJ Andy Bargerstock. In typical style, we play double or triple tracks of spotlighted artists so you can appreciate the range of their creative expressions. Spotlights shine on the French-Cuban twins Ibeyi (photo left) and lead singer of London Grammar, Hannah Reid (photo right). Their voices are as beautiful as their images! Additional twin-spins from Laura Veirs (Northwest US), Plumb (UK), and Bliss (UK) featuring Sophie Barker.
The second-hour Chill Session is accentuated by Canadian acoustic-blues veena master, Harry Manx with pieces from his 2015 CD 20 Strings and the Truth. FT first-timers include M83, Colin L Orchestra, Sam Sure, Lia Ices, The Donkeys, and P.M.F.M. This is a perfect program to introduce your friends worldwide to Fringe Toast by listening to the live stream available at showtime at www.kruufm.com.
Watch closely for next week's Iowa Source Magazine article by Andy B on the upcoming Shook Twins concert in Davenport, IA for April 16, 2015.
A full-time day job, 126 rejections, and a family to care for didn't keep PAT ZIETLOW MILLER from realizing her goal to become a successful children's picture book writer. Plucked from Schwartz & Wade Books' slush pile, Pat's first picture book SOPHIE'S SQUASH received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher's Weekly, and School Library Journal. It also captured seven major honors for picture book writing, including the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book Award, the Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book Award, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Golden Kite Award. Contracts for eight other picture books from a total of five different publishers quickly followed.
During this wide-ranging discussion, Pat reveals the strategies she used to reach her goals and help her stories take flight. For a detailed report on all the steps one would-be writer took to make her wildest publishing dreams come true, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Pat Zietlow Miller.