After two month of vacation in Asia I'm finally back with a weekly Rice Bowl! This week I want to share my experience of two weeks in Tokyo with you and talk about the city's incredible convenience, its many different faces and funny shops such as animal cafés.
I prepared some Tokyo related Japanese songs and some of the newest releases in K-Pop, so make sure to tune in for a very fresh Rice Bowl on Sunday!
The 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's all represented in the 2-4 AM time slot Saturday morning. The more recent material comes from The Black Hollies (No Illusion), Moonalice (Tell Me It's OK), Anders Osborne (Mind of A Junkie), and Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound (Summon The Vardig). And we go to the way back machine for The Glass Family (I Want To See My Baby), Black Sabbath ( Solitude), and Grand Funk Railroad (Inside Looking Out). 15 songs in all. Cool Breeze
The HALLOWEENIE EDITION
Hey news freaks, it's Newsvandal time with JP Sottile & James Moore as we go INSIDE THE HEADLINES every Friday at 4pm CT.
We got another scary doozy today with our three tiers covering the secret squirreling away the money; speaking of money, our second teir is the economy doesn't suck, it just sucks your brains out (tip'o'the hat to our zombie fund friends), and lastly a tip'o'the hat to Halloween with a little ol' tier we call BOO HOO, Booboo.
Links to all the headlines discussed can be accessed by clicking the "Read more" tab below. Go for it!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN | Ruffing it in the office (ha, ha)
I love my job. I love music. I love this town. Great show planned for you today. Pefect for Halloween. Some fabulous musical guests, all with projects you can avail yourself of shortly. Plus, just in time for Halloween, a talk about the infamous, creepy, sadistic, chilling "Mr. Handcuffs" with Steve Horn and much more. Take a walk on the wild side with another topical & musical safari, it's PLANET ERSTWILD, right here on solar-powered KRUU-FM, 'The Voices of Fairfield, Iowa and beyond.'
Justin Leduc of Jack Lion talks about the Iowa City band's personal trajectory, including Fairfield intersections, and their new cassette release that has been picked up by an independent cassette label on the West Coast. His band opens for Dagmar Nov 8 at Cafe P. He is also the drummer for Dagmar.
Then it's the always lovely Gemma Cohen and equally lovely Miranda Mallard, along with band cohort and multi-musically-dimensional cultural creative Dana T, to talk about their latest iteration known as Dagmar. Two-thirds of the storied Rock Paper Scissors group, they will perform one night only at Cafe P Sat Nov 8th with Jack Lion.
Finally, I speak with Steve Horn, a Madison, WI-based Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog and a freelance investigative journalist. He previously was a reporter and researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in political science and legal studies, his writing has appeared in Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Vice News, The Nation, Wisconsin Watch, Truth-Out, AlterNet and elsewhere. His latest piece for DeSmogBlog is titled Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers. Also, his work on the brutal Wisconsin cop case allegedly involved in the grizzly murders of at least two women.
Turn your dial over to 100.1 FM this Halloween for some musical treats, no trick! Michael and I will be spinning some new spooky tunes from Stars (above left) and Sir Sly (above right), along with some of our old favorites from The Killers and Florence and the Machine. Tune in to A Reasonable Alternative from 8 to 9 Friday!
Writers' Voices is pleased to welcome Fairfield therapist and author Michael Morgan, LMT, CST-D this week to talk about his new book, "The BodyEnergy Longevity Prescription: How CranioSacral Therapy Helps Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia While Improving Your Quality of Life."
Morgan has been an instructor of CranioSacral Therapy for the Upledger Institute for over 16 years. Recently he has focused on the application of CranioSacral therapy to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, developing classes for therapists, laypersons and advanced practitioners. As part of his ongoing research on aging, Morgan specializes in inflammatory processes that affect the body and brain, and the role of the immune system.
Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices as we learn about the latest advances in this area of treatment.
Inspiring is the one word that comes to mind when I think about this week’s show. Both of my guests inspire me, and I believe you, the listener, will feel the same way after tuning in. It’s very easy to become cynical looking at the devastation of our natural resources, and the plundering of the environment that goes on in a world dominated by industrial agriculture in the guise of feeding the ever-growing population of human beings. I think a little cynicism may have just snuck through in the previous sentence. BUT…..Deborah Madison and Fred Kirschenmann, through their words and actions, can pull us out of that dark spot where it’s too easy to become enmeshed in futility, and turn our attention to the immense change that is the reality of the present and future cultivation of our planet.
It’s an honor to welcome Deborah back to the show. We’re planning to talk seasonally so she can offer insights into what fresh foods play well with the weather. Though we have a variety of micro climates in the lower 48 states there are plenty of foods that are either grown locally or easy to find at the market or store that represent the changing seasons on our plate. For decades Deborah has championed the use of local/regional produce, and showcased that world in numerous award-winning cookbooks like Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, and Vegetable Literacy. In this visit, we’ll focus our discussion on the abundance of delights still available in the autumn, and provide some assistance for home cooks to not only expand their repertoire, but revel in the experience.
During our “Iowa Cooks” segment, Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, and President of Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York, provides a vision of how significant positive change is not only already in motion in the cultivation and production of our food, but why it is inevitable.
Kill The Messenger is held over at the Orpheum. "A lot like the reporting that inspired it: a good introduction to a diabolically tangled tale." - NPR "Flies high on Jeremy Renner's all-stops-out performance as 1990s-era journalist Gary Webb." - Peter Travers, R.Stone
It will behoove all film fans in our cultural district and region when the Orpheum gets funding to open up their second screen. Do you have some interest in this?
Very cool to see Bill Murray's latest film St. Vincent starting Friday at the Ottumwa 8. Thank you Vickie and your find folks. Bill Murray's "freewheeling, deadpan image fuses so thoroughly with Vincent's own endearingly grizzled misanthropy that it's hard to tell where the actor ends and the geezer begins. We've seen similar stuff in Little Miss Sunshine and Up - but it sails ahead on the collective charms of its ensemble cast," including Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts & Chris O'Dowd. "...all hail Bill Murray who whacks away at the script's sentimental softballs like A-Rod in full swing." - P. Travers, R.S. Chris will have a review for the highly anticipated Birdman.
Early buzz on Christopher Nolan's Interstellar was it may be a "flawed" masterpiece. It's getting good reviews and we believe this film may be even more deeply appreciated by the filmosophical set. We'll talk about that, new and notable fall releases and more, on the Filmosopher's Movie Talk, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 again Sunday mornings, 11:30. "What happens when scientists bump up against these things that defy easy characterization and analysis- things like love? We are at an interesting moment, where science realizes it has to begin addressing abstractions and human elements and I wanted to get that in the film." -
Director Christopher Nolan (Inception) getting filmosophical about his latest, Interstellar
this week you will laugh, you will see things through the unique mind of one of america's great humorists, robert benchley.
i think of him as dave barry's literary father. or perhaps mark twain's illegitimate zygote. in any case, he created a genre of short humor essays that has become the form that now dominates our short attention spans.
thursday night and sunday morning i'll read some of funniest, weirdest, and most creative pieces, interspersed with some of the funniest and most creative gypsy music by django reinhardt and stephane grapelli.
Ben Woolf is an actor currently appearing in the new season of the televison series American Horror Story.
Phil Bolsta is the author of the book, Through God's Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World. A comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life.