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Chef Matt SteigerwaldGreat Taste this week is an encore broadcast featuring Matt Steigerwald. Matt is one of the most talented chefs I know, and it's a gift to have him on the Iowa food scene. He closed the Lincoln Cafe in December, but the Lincoln Wine Bar in Mount Vernon is open and serves some of the best pizza anywhere. Last Saturday night I saw at least 15 folks from Fairfield there. Enjoy the broadcast.

Next week a visit with Heli Claire Witherspoon who works at Tartine in San Francisco. Put Tartine on your “must eat there" list if you are in the Bay Area.

This Wednesday our show features Chef Matt Steigerwald of the Lincoln Cafe in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.  Many folks believe Matt has the best restaurant in the state.  I would not miss this one-in the Club Room at Hy-Vee, 7:00 pm sharp.

Claudia Mueller, publisher of The Iowa Source, will be there, along with Nina Benjamin, who wrote an article about Matt for the Source's March issue.

Kicking off the show is Emily Rose Shaw presenting part 2 of her "Ode to Spring Greens."  I almost forgot to mention that Matt's making Harissa cauliflower with local greens, as a nod to Emily's presentation, and a Charred eggplant falafel with goat cheese lemon yoghurt.

Laura Marling(See link to playlist below). You don't want to miss this program that features so many delightful newly discovered tracks from DJ Andy. Swamp blues legend Slim Harpo leads off with his off-the-beaten swoon from 1967 "Tip On In (parts 1 and 2)". The interview spotlight shines on Fairfield's own James Dean Claitor and his 2014 jazz-chill CD release Pseudonyms.  UK folksinger Laura Marling (photo left) shares her beauty and Noah Gundersenlyrics.  And rising young singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen (photo) proves why he is getting so much attention for his song "Ledges" and more.

The second-hour Chill Session should compare favorably with last week's down-tempo drift through the cool ether of Spring nights.   Anchoring the 2nd hour is Sweden's Velours Perfect, the brotherly electronic duo that knows how to create elevated brain chemistry, the natural way. Other contributors to the fine feast include Cayetano, Cyril Hahn, Deep Dive Corp., Blue Phantom, and PhaelehClaitor joins the fun too with more tracks from Pseudonyms.

Click here for playlist.  Share with friends to join us on the live stream at www.kruufm.com.

  • Wed
    Apr 23
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    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Apr 26
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Interview with Daisy on Lyrical Venus Wed 4/23!

Singer Songwriter DaisyOh Maria won't you come with me?
I called your name around the rosary
Oh Maria you can disagree
Spinning in the stormy history
~ Maria, by Daisy

With songs delightfully deep and quirky-fun by turns, Austin singer-songwriter and ray of sunshine Daisy released her debut EP entitled Do Be Do this week. Tune in to hear her discuss her path from her childhood on a farm in Washington state, to becoming a social worker, to giving that up to follow her heart to the musical mecca of Austin, Texas where she met producer Daniel Barrett.  Together they polished up 5 of her songs, including some co-writes with Steve Poltz, into a shiny gem of an EP that is sure to get your boots stomping along, at least when it isn't tugging at your heartstrings.

Tune in to Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central for songs by female singer-songwriters. Interview with Daisy starts shortly after 9:25am.

 

Troy Dunn created two hit TV series, The Locator and APB with Troy Dunn, to reunite separated friends and families. 

To strengthen your family relationships, he wrote Family: the Good F-Word, The Life-Changing Action Plan for Building Your Best Family. Packed with quizzes, worksheets, and thought-provoking statistics, Troy's new book provides common sense tools people can use to foster happier and more stable relationships.

To hear Troy debunk popular myths about marriage, discuss relationship roadblocks, and reveal the right way to fight with your spouse or partner, tune in to The Studio with Chery and Troy this week. 

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    Apr 22
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
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    Apr 25
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am

Linda Ronstadt Duets on Roots Rock Roadhouse

Our feature this week is the new album: Linda Ronstadt: Duets.  This 15 song CD spotlights Ronstadt's most memorable collaborations including duets with James Taylor, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, Emmylou Harris, Carl Jackson, JD Souther and Dolly Parton.  The album was released in conjunction with Ronstadt's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10. The honor recognizes her exceptional musical legacy, which has earned 10 Grammy® Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards.  Ronstadt won her first Grammy in 1976 for a cover of Hank Williams’ “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)” that featured Emmylou Harris and appeared on what many consider her masterwork, Heart Like a Wheel (1974).

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    Apr 24
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Tue
    Apr 29
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

How the Market has Quantified our Worth.

Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.

This week 'Generation whY' will start with a serious discussion with Sarah Kendzior about the devaluing of millennials, and her recent article "Surviving the post-employment economy". After that Matt Segal stops by to discuss the outcome of FEC vs Mccutcheon.

Sarah Kendzior is a writer best known for her critical takes on the “prestige economy” and for her work on authoritarian states in Central Asia. As an op-ed columnist for Al Jazeera English, Ms. Kendzior writes about exploitation, particularly in higher education, and the diminishing opportunities of America’s youth. She also cover internet privacy, political repression, and how the media shape public perception.

Ms. Kendzior April 2013 article “The wrong kind of Caucasian” is the most popular AJE op-ed of all time. Since October 2013, she’s been a monthly columnist for the Vitae section of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Ms. Kendzior has also written for Foreign Policy, Slate, Registan.net, Medium, POLITICO, Radio Free Europe, Opinio Juris, Alternet, Ethnography Matters,The Atlantic, and La Stampa. In August 2013, Foreign Policy named her one of “the 100 people you should be following on Twitter to make sense of global events”. In October 2013, St. Louis Magazine profiled her as one of 15 inspirational people under 35 in St. Louis.

OURTIME.org co-founder Matt Segal will return to discuss the voter fraud and voter suppression. Find out more about their efforts here.

As president and co-founder of OurTime.org, Matthew leads campaigns to expand job opportunities, voting rights, and civic education among his generation while devising strategic partnerships with media brands to enhance the voice of his peers. Matthew is also a regular TV commentator, contributing most frequently to MSNBC, and has appeared on The TODAY Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, and the CBS Evening News among several other cable and broadcast news programs.

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    Apr 24
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 27
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

the new americana

there's a new kind of americana music being createdalex ebert these days. some of it comes from england (mumford & sons), but its roots go back to american cowboys rephrasing old irish folk songs in ways that expressed their time and personal stories.

neil young has led the way, and this week i'll play his take on woody guthrie's "this land is your land."

but most of the music is being made by the next generation to embrace living and playing in the dirt and water. while their music might be played by the hipsters at the coffeeshop, these guys aren't hipsters.

take alex ebert, right, of edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros. he and his bands of musician friends are hippies, plain and simple, singing and dancing around the drum circle bonfire.

jack johnsonand then there's hawaii's modern folk singer, jack johnson, left, who i consider much underappreciated as someone who writes creative, organic music with mostly just an acoustic guitar.

father john misty, fanfarlo, and avicii.

call it the new americana. it's the music a new, and old, generation are building and gardening to.

the songs.

  • Thu
    Apr 17
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Tue
    Apr 22
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Walk the Moon!

Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.

This week Generation whY talks with Walk the Moon's lead singer, Nicholas Petricca.  Nicholas Petricca is the lead vocals, Keys, Synthesizer, and Bass Drum.  Nicholas wrote the song "Anna Sun", which was named the song of the summer in a 2011 Esquire article "30 Summer Songs Every Man Should Listen To". Written by Petricca and New York singer/songwriter Nick Lerangis towards the end of their college career, the song is named after their professor from Kenyon College and is meant to symbolize youth. "It's about college, about maintaining that little bit of being a kid," Petricca said. "Don't be afraid to play."

Walk the Moon is an indie rock band based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lead singer Nicholas Petricca started the band in 2008 and went through several member changes before finally coming together with current members, Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman, and Eli Maiman sometime in 2010. The band derives their name from the song "Walking on the Moon" by The Police. The group independently released their debut album, i want! i want!, in November 2010, receiving airplay for the track "Anna Sun". In February 2011, Walk the Moon signed with Mick Management. They signed to RCA Records and released their first official album, Walk the Moon in June 2012. Their self-titled debut is composed of many of their original tracks from i want! i want! in addition to new tracks that were written specifically for the album and were meant to reflect the kind of energy the band produced in their live shows.

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    Apr 22
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Apr 23
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Trip-Hop and Downtempo Electronica of 2014

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite trip-hop and downtempo electronica to have been released so far this year. On the roster we've got: Tycho, Moderator, Boogie Belgique, Kognitif, Broke For Free, Akshin Alizadeh, Mr. Scruff, Moodymann, L'Orange, Skeewiff, ZamaliQuestion and Erik Jackson. Stream it live April 22, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

 

When Grief Calls ForthWhen Mary Rockefeller Morgan's twin brother Michael disappeared off the remote coast of New Guinea in 1961, at the age of 23, her loss was both deeply personal and extremely public, as the event was front page news around the world.  In this touching memoir, Morgan discusses grief, healing, and her life-long work as a psychotherapist specializMary Morganing in twin loss and bereavement counseling.  Morgan is also Executive Producer of a forthcoming documentary on genetic determinism and the American dream.

Join us on Writers' Voices this week for what promises to be a moving conversation.

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