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.

frampton(See playlist link below) After opening piece "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon, legendary guitarist Peter Frampton (photo left) offers his fabulous cover of George Harrison's mazzy"While My Guitar Gently Weeps" recorded in 2003. Sublime interpretation! As the night unfolds in delicious spendor, your ears will delight with aural flavors from Lisa Hannigan, Mazzy Star featuring Hope Sandoval (photo right), Hem, Madeleine Peyroux, and Marc Cohn. You will hear new tracks from LA-based singer-songwriter simply known as AM. Natalie Merchant will take the stage in the second hour with tracks from her 1998 Ophelia CD. Along the way, alternative indie bands share their scintillating creativity. DJ Andy B's favorite band Germany's Opera to Relax offer their downtempo, exotic recipe of music that defies genre labeling.

Encourage friends to join the live stream at and do yourself a favor by printing program playlist.  Program originally aired 12/16/09.

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The Feed Store


Tis the week of Thanksgiving. Time for the Airing of wait...the giving of thanks.

This week on The Feed Store I'm playing a whole mess o' songs that represent a whole mess o' things that make my life worth living. And just about topmost on that list is the music and the men of Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys.

This little band from California has been slugging it out for 25 years, making records and touring the country and the world. And every single time Robert Williams (aka Big Sandy) steps on stage in front of me I just go ape! I feel like a giant crumb because I did not spread the word in time. They played in Cedar Rapids November 15. They were that close to Fairfield and I didn't tell anyone.


Author & Pie Baker Beth HowardDe-stress holiday baking! Ignore rules & focus on what's in front of you. So says Beth Howard, the author and adventure traveler who taught pie baking classes and ran the Pitch Fork Pie Stand inside the Eldon, Iowa farmhouse made famous by artist Grant Wood. Beth's iconoclastic pie-deology enlivens her book, MS. AMERICAN PIE: BUTTERY GOOD PIE RECIPES AND BOLD TALES FROM THE AMERICAN GOTHIC HOUSE.

eth made pies for Steven Speilberg (coconut cream), Dick Van Dyke (strawberry rhubarb), and Barbara Streisand (lemon meringue). She gave pie away and taught pie baking classes in the grieving community of Newtown, Connecticut. Although Beth's closed the pie stand and moved out of the Gothic House, she still believes in the healing power of pie. You will, too, if you read her books or listen to this rebroadcast episode.

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Grateful Music on Roots Rock Roadhouse

This week on Roots Rock Roadhouse we'll hear the melodies of gratitude in honor of Thanksgiving. Songs of abundance, thanks, home, family and food.

Join us!

jonathan narducciJonathan Narducci is a producer, director, and cinematographer. His latest documentary film, Love Me, follows a number of American men traveling to the Ukraine to find a wife. The film has been screened at numerous film festivals including: The Toronto Film Festival, The New Orleans Film Festival, and the Catalina Film Festival. Love Me will be released world wide in February 2015

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Peace in the Valley, Week #2


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What Colors Are Trending This Year?

No one does color like Pantone.Pantone on Fashion

Remember the line in "The Devil Wears Prada" where the newbie assistant (Anne Hathaway) tells the high-power fashion editor played by Meryl Streep that she doesn't see how what they are doing affects her life, and Meryl gives a lecture about the history of the color of the sweater that Anne is wearing.

With this gorgeous book, "Pantone on Fashion: A Century of Color in Design" we get the inside scoop on fashion colors.  Joining us this week on Writers' Voices is writer E.P. Cutler, who worked with the executive director of the Pantone Fashion Institute to bring us this book.

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.

This Sunday night on KRUU i will be broadcasting a variety of songs composed over the past 20 years. Handcrafting each composition was a deeply rewarding personal journey of discovery for me and i am thankful to have the opportunity to share a handful of this original Obvious World music + sound design now.

Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

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