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 specializing in twin loss and bereavement counseling.  Morgan is also Executive Producer of a forthcoming documentary on genetic determinism and the American dream.Mary Morgan

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



The program begins with tracks from Swedish electronic brother-sister duo, The Knife, featuring track "Marble House."  See photo of singer Karin Elizabeth Dreijer Andersson (left).  Later, Moroccan-French singer Hindi Zahra (photo right) shares world music with jazz influences.  Jazz violinist Natalie Brown from Cedar Rapids, IA contributes a rough mix from Hindi Zahraher upcoming CD inspired by the great Jean Luc Ponty. Listen closely for 3 tracks from Jesse Harris and the Fernandos' 2003 album Secret Sun.

This week's Chill Session in the second hour kicks off with DJ Andy Bargerstock's "Breathe Mix", an 8-song blend of music about pulling in prana. You won't hear Faith Hill or Pink Floyd.  Instead, prepare for rare tracks from artists like Bliss, Sia, Anna Nalick, Urban Myth Club, Telepopmusik, Alexi Murdoch, and Blue Stone.

Some of the best music you never hear... unless your dialed to Fringe Toast. Invite friends to join the live stream at  Click here for playlist.

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    Apr 17
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    Apr 23
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Songs of Loss and Leaving

G ManWow, are there a bunch of songs out there about loss and leaving. Goodbye songs, and songs that help exorcise the demons by releasing all that emotion. And its so long for now with me, I got some things I gotta do. The G Man

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    Apr 16
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    Apr 18
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One Simple Change Author Winnie Abramson on GREAT TASTE this Week!

One Simple ChangeWinnie Abramson, the author of One Simple Change, has a message that appeals to many of us-it's not that difficult to improve your health if you work at it systematically by taking little steps that add up.  Too many people set themselves up for failure by attempting to radically change their lifestyle.  Give a listen to some of the practical principles Winnie has found that really work.  Her approach to living well is refreshing, and, I'm happyy to write, free of the dogma espoused by many others in her field.

The second half of the show is the host waxing about many different topics, including some of the favorite places he's eaten at recently, articles he's read, and on and on.

Jim Belilove

Twenty-five years ago business strategist Jim Belilove and artist Harri Aalto recognized undeveloped possibilities inherent in emerging waterjet technology.

Headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa, the company they founded, Creative Edge Master Shop, Inc., is the largest and most experienced independent waterjet fabrication and design company in the U.S.

What exactly does Creative Edge do to marble, granite, and a host of other flooring materials to make their products so coveted and unique? And how did Jim and Harri translate their appreciation for new technology into global leadership in the waterjet fabrication and design arena?

During this episode of The Studio with Cheryl, Jim answers these questions and shares details about Creative Edge's Gigantic Premium Floor Products Remnant Sale taking place 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 19th at 601 S. 23rd Street in Fairfield.

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    Apr 17
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    Apr 20
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40 years ago: robin trower and procol harum

40 years ago, the last choprocol harumrds of "whiter shade of pale" had long since faded into the memories of the creative collective consciousness of progressive music, but procol harum was just getting around to producing their best album: "exotic birds and fruit." a forgotten gem, released in 1974, along with the 2nd and best solo album of procol harum guitarist, robin trower.

this week i feature the best tracks from both of those remarkable, creative, and very different albums.

here's what you'll be hearing: the songs.

Tanell Pretorius hosts her new montly segement, Ask Miss Barbella, where she answers all your fitness questions and concerns. If you want to ask her a question post them on her facebook page, or email her at

Tanell is a fitness trainer in Fairfield whose originally from South Africa. Tanell Pretorius moved to London, in the United Kingdom, at the age of 19 to pursue a career in modeling. She worked as a fashion and sports model for seven years and had agents in London, Milan, Hamburg and Cape Town. She was featured in numerous TV commercials from Sony Playstation to Veet Wax.

In 2011 she moved to Fairfield, Iowa, to complete an undergraduate degree in Media and Communications at Maharishi University of Management. She has since moved her focus to writing and her personal training and Ayurvedic consultant practice. Her passions are self-development and sharing her knowledge and experience of health and wellness with others. She also writes currently for IOWA SOURCE.

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    Apr 15
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    Apr 16
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Jazz & Funk of 2014

Today is a good day. Why? Because today is the release date for two albums I've been highly anticipating for a while now.

The first is by Stanton Moore, a Louisiana-born drummer, probably best know for his work with the New Orleans funk group Galactic. Today he released his fifth solo album: Conversations--his first ever straight-ahead jazz trio album. On Conversations Stanton takes a step back from his usual funky affair, so he can explore and experiment with "the subtely of swing and improvisation" adding that his new LP is both "a return to my roots and a reinvention".

The second is by Ikebe Shakedown (pronounced ee-KAY-bay), a seven piece afro-funk group based out of Brooklyn. I was blown away by their 2011 s/t debut LP, and today they finally released their second full length album: Stone By Stone. The band says their sophomore release "is a much more layered and arranged album. The self-titled debut captured the raw energy of us playing live and the new record is much more of a studio effort. Psychedelic textures weave in and out of the grooves while the horn section offers an explosive response. The songs are heavy and danceable and show our moodier, more melodic side." 

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be checking out some of my favorite tracks from both Conversations and Stone By Stone. On top of that we've got DopeGems, Euro Cinema and Mike Dillon--all from albums released this year. Stream it live Tuesday April 15th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

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    Apr 17
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    Apr 22
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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.

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

This week Generation whY is joined by Tori Porell from Students for Justice in Palestine. The Northeastern organization was recently suspended after handing out mock eviction notices. We bring in Tori Porell to discuss what happened to their organization, where this pressure is coming from, and why getting suspended might have been the best thing for free speech. (Please note: The views expressed in this episode are not those of KRUU-FM.)

Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) works to raise awareness about the plight of Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza, and inside Israel. Their mission as students living in a democracy is to promote the cause of justice and speak out against oppression and occupation. Their goal is to raise awareness about this issue and provide students with alternative resources of information than the mainstream media. SJP will also work to provide a comfortable environment where students and faculty can discuss and debate their diverse views on the various aspects of Palestinian politics and society. They do not support violence in the region and will highlight the Palestinians; non-violent efforts for peace. SJP supports and engages in the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) campaign and believe this it is the fundamental course of action necessary for a just peace. They hope that one day Palestinians will be free from occupation and will be able to determine their own fate as an independent nation living peacefully with its neighbors.

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