KRUU Co-Founder, Roland has been invited to panel a SXSW Interactive session this Friday. "Digitally Democratizing Education" will focus on community work Roland and Caleb Flynn, another KRUU Director, have been doing with "Projects For All" in Nigeria. If you happen to be in Austin for SXSW, check out the panel, or check back here next week for an audio recording from the panel itself.
On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours I've got some more great sample-based and breakbeat-laced instrumental hip-hop for your brains to digest. It's all gonna be downtempo with a definite soul & jazz influence. On the roster we've got: Anitek, St Germain, Dr. Quandary, Freddie Joachim, Question, Ryan Helsing, Toshinori Kondo & DJ Krush, Broke For Free plus a whole lot more! Stream it live March 8th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.
Highlights of the show are The Obits with a two song set, Hunger with a three song mini-set, and Jonathan Wilson with a ten plus minute opus of sweet sound, Valley Of The Silver Moon. The Hunger tunes come from two 1969 releases, one of which is called The Lost Album. Some older tunes by Bob Lind("You might wake up some mornin', to the sound of something moving past your window in the wind..."), The Sandmen, The Yardbirds, and Pink Fairies. Some new songs by Steven Wilson(Porcupine Tree), Pornopop, Mazzy Star, Howe Gelb(Giant Sand), and Jacco Gardner. A swingin' set. Cool Breeze
The first hour James reairs a discussion from 2009 with Milo Bekins, a farmer from Costa Rica, as well as a short tribute to the passing of Les Paul.
At 3:30pm, tune in for a very special interview with MSAE teacher Richard Incorvia who shares exciting developments with middle school students on the cutting edge of educational opportunities. Together they are pioneering a trail of whatschoolcanbe.com.
If you're interested in seeing a short, professional video highlighting a kickstarter campaign to expand their media and educational outreach, click on Richard's picture [right]. The video was shot at KRUU where these young people are producing a daily local events program known as Radio Action News. Great job Drew Schoenfeld, Paloma Braun, Daniel Zhu & Hermela Grebremariam.
Chef/owner Sam Auen is not a conventional character, and Tacopacalypse is not a conventional "Mexcican" restaurant. If you are looking for "Mexican" food replete with tons of beans, cheese, and bad salsa, the good news is plenty of those spots abound in almost any USA town. If you are drawn to good food loaded with creativity and fun, then there are only two places in Iowa where it comes in the form of tacos and burritos laden with asian influences-the original Tacopacalypse now located in Des Moines' East Village, and the new branch in Fairfield at The Orpheum.
During our hour-long conversation Sam and I hip-hopped our way in and around many topics including how his approach to food developed, his daily schedule, upcoming projects, music, and cycling. Listen close and you'll hear the soul of a person who is an outspoken straight shooter with a huge heart.
Welcome to another journey to the center of the week's headline news with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore. This week's three tiers include journalism and journalisn't (the glenn is greener on the other side of the wald); fly like an eagle--to the Black Sea; weather or not, climate change is real; and 'why, I otter..."
For a complete list of all headlines referenced, click on "Read more" below.
Today's long-awaited guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline, John Geiger, is perhaps best known as the writer of "The Third Man Factor," which explores the oft-reported phenomenon of an unseen presence, or "third man" offering guidance and support to people, such as Arctic explorers, who are facing life and death struggles.
After that book was published, Geiger was flooded with stories from ordinary people who'd had a similar experience in times of crisis. In "The Angel Effect: We Are Never Alone," Geiger shares some of these first-hand accounts, including his own experience, and delves into research on various explanations for The Angel Effect, ranging from the scientific to the mystical.
Whether you believe in angels, or find the power of the human brain to create illusions to be a more convincing explanation, you will find this a fascinating interview.
And with any luck - the weather will be clear tomorrow so Caroline can make it to the station for this live interview. We asked John to postpone our previously scheduled show due to a snowstorm and are very glad he agreed!
It's only the first week of the third month of the year, and we've already had the release of 2014's best animated feature film- Lego, and Friday, the best picture- Wes Anderson's all-star-cast-filled The Grand Budapest Hotel, at least according to this Filmosopher. And we haven't even seen the latter. There are signs its coming to Fairfield someday, hopefully soon!
More Oscar nominated film enjoyment arrives at the Orpheum Theatre. August: Osage County starts Friday, with two major acting nominations: Meryl Streep was nominated for Best Actress, and Julia Roberts for Supporting Actress. Also showing: Gimme Shelter, starring Vanessa Hudgens, James Earl Jones and Brendan Fraser, "based on the true story of 16-year-old Agnes "Apple" Bailey's struggle for survival and the hope of redemption through the harsh realities of life on the streets."
We'll cover last Sunday's Oscar awards, new releases, what we've seen (Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises) and alert you to the fascinating new doc Particle Fever on the Filmosophers Movie Talk, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings, 11:30. "Well, alright, alright, alright" - Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey
Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.
Andrew is bringing back his most embarrassing stories of his life. Find out how Andrew Tint became the man he is today. Learn about the last time he went to the bathroom in his pants, what happened when he lit a friend's dog on fire, and why one should never rush shaving. Not to mention some great musical breaks in between.
Generation whY explores the issues facing Millennials. The concerns confronting the millennial generation affect more than just a select few- the entire nation is deeply impacted by the tribulations of Generation Y as they come of age. Join Andrew as he discusses a wide range of topics that include; student loan debt, internships, social media, and more. His guests will include OURTIME.org co-founder Matt Segal, The host of the David Pakman show David Pakman, and more.
Pictured: The Beatles. This is the picture that best defines how I see them in my mind's eye. That CBS Special really jacked me up to do a special of my own. While that show is in the works, I will play five or six songs by the most influential band ever this week. And not only that, but I will also have a mini-set by El Goodo from their Coyote release. This band is just too good to miss. Now get this: I have 14 songs in this show that I purchased since Jan. 1! Even though I did three 'best of' shows for 2013, I am still finding top-shelf music from last year. Expect killer cuts from Diane Coffee, Dead Man Band, My Expanded Awareness, The American Analog Set, and Assemble Head In Sunburst Sound. These bands work overtime on their names...I will also have a three song set that originates from albums worth two thousand two hundred and seventy dollars- if you can imagine that. Plus an obligatory Green Pajamas song and a band that Jeff Kelly turned me on to, Tamikrest. Call the station between 2:05 and 3:53 to request songs, or blat about the greatest radio station on the planet.... The G Man