Atlantia Book CoverHer young, autistic son's quiet and brave approach to life inspired Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched Trilogy, to pen Atlantia, her latest New York Times bestseller. In this stand-alone, dystopian, young adult novel, Ally thoroughly explores the power of voice. Trapped in a disintegrating underwater world, her protagonist, Rio, must harness latent powers to save herself and those she loves. Rio's challenges include assessing the sincerity of others' voices, unscrambling mysterious voices from the past, and honing the power of her own voice. The complexities of female relationships are explored in this book, too. Rio struggles to understand her relationships with her sister, mother, and aunt. Why has Rio's beloved sister betrayed her?

  • Wed
    Dec 24
    8:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Tue
    Dec 30
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

2011 Best of Fringe Toast REPLAY on Wed., 12/24/14

(Link to play list below). DJ Andy Bargerstock lays out his favorite tracks discovered in 2011. Singer-songwriters are the theme of this program. Next week's show honors the downtempo ambient electronic artists. Only two singer-songwriters earned honors with more than one track on the 2011 Fringe Toast Best list: California band, Gram Rabbit and 24-year-osarah jaroszld Sarah Jarosz (photo).  Both will be heard in the second hour.  Blodwyn Pig garners honor with "Dear Jill" as the oldest track from the 1973 Best of British Blues, Volume 1, an amazingly contemporary sound.  Longest tracks from Eliza Gilkyson ("Belle of the Ball", 7:02) and Afro Celt Sound System ("Mother", 6:30). 

Christmas brings out the kid in all of us. Christmas sparks a million wonderful memories. Wonderful memories are the backbone of The Feed Store. Dial it up Christmas Day at 10 am or Sunday at noon and(god willing and the cricks don't rise) I'll be spinning yarns about the holiday as it happened in the Mottet farmhouse. I hope it makes you all warm and fuzzy.

After graduating from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri with degrees in Philosophy and Theatre, John Dillon co-founded the band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. The band signed a recording contract with  A & M Records in 1973 that resulted in eight albums that sold millions, and earned them four gold records in the US and Canada.

The Daredevils' first radio hit was "If You Want To Get To Heaven" a song John co-wrote. Their second album "It'll Shine When It Shines" included the song "Jackie Blue" which became a #1 hit worldwide.

John's insider knowledge of the music industry, his talent as a composer and lyricist, and his years of experience on the road were the motivating factors behind the creation of a new, more inclusive paradigm for the discovery of new artists and their music. A creative partnership was formed with three other innovative people who shared that same vision. ArtistSignal is the result.

John and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils continue to tour, write and record. John's additional industry talents contribute to the Meridian Creative Alliance including original licensing placements.

It's been a long wonderful road for The Ozark Mountain Daredevils.  Open the November issue of Rolling Stone and John Dillon's picture will remind you of how wonderful it's been.  In a world of one hit wonders John Dillon and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils look like they still have the whole world in front of them as artists and consultants developing and implementing innovative new business models.

  • Sat
    Dec 20
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Dec 24
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Best of 2014: Funk & Soul Edition

2014 has been an incredible year for funk and soul. Later this month we'll be listening to my favorite instrumental jazz-funk and soul, but tonight it's all about the vocalists: the men and women pouring out their hearts and getting funky with it. Thirty different songs, thirty different artists--all from albums released this year. Stream it live December 20th, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio!


  • Sat
    Dec 20
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Dec 22
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

The Rainbow Rider

RRAn entire show devoted to recent releases. Hour one has some new Mazzy Star, Drivin'N'Cryin', Black Hollies, and Darkside. The second hour begins with a Black Sabbath tune from their recent 13 release, then straight into Bardo Pond off of their Peace On Venus long player. The biggie is courtesy of Neil Young from Psychedelic Pill- Ramada Inn. Plus rare music from Taj Mahal, and some more obscure tracks by Ant-Bee and The Pheromoans. Here is a good chance to see what has been released in the last 12-24 months. After the new year, I am headed back into some deep cuts from obscure bands circa 1971 I found recently at a used record show. Cool Breeze

  • Fri
    Dec 19
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Dec 22
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

The "great Israeli novel" by Assaf Gavron

The HilltopAssaf Gavron is the author of seven books, and his fiction has been translated into ten languages.  In the Israeli best seller, "The Hilltop," Gavron grapples with one of the most controversial issues in the world today:  the settlements in the West Bank, but not in an entirely serious manner.

Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner" writes that in "The Assaf GavronHilltop" Gavron "treads the line between the serious and the absurd, the tragic and the comical, the sincere and the satirical, and creates a sweeping, complex story that raises more questions than it provides answers."

If you've ever wondered what the difference is between a kibbutz and a settlement; why someone would choose to live in the West Bank; or what daily life is like there, please tune in to Writers' Voices this week to learn all that and more.

"The Hilltop" is the winner of the Bernstein Prize.

2pm / Austin Two Hawk, host of KRUU's OUTLAW RADIO SHOW [Fridays 11pm; rebro Wednesdays 11am], talks with James Moore about his life as a Lakota growing up Episcopalian on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. It's a fascinating story you don't want to miss. 

3:30pm / Frank Meeink, who talked at the public library this week, shares his experiences growing up in Philly and his life as a skinhead in various gangs that would eventually land him in prison before confronting his demons and learning the value of empathy. He now works as an author, motivational speaker and youth coach for hockey. He resides in Des Moines.

  • Fri
    Dec 19
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 21
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

At the Orpheum is The Theory Of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne in a The Theory Of Everything posterprobable Oscar nominated performance as astrophysicist Steven Hawking, "who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time." "A brainy bio that exerts a gravitational pull on the heartstrings."- Joe Williams, St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Chris Busch has reviews of three intriguing new films movie fans will be interested in: The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, in "an intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man who was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine."

Also: Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon in the true story of Cheryl Strayed. "After years of reckless, destructive behavior, Strayed makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone." "Imitation Game and Wild are two of the best movies of the year." - Chris Busch, Filmosopher

The third film: Top Five, written and directed by Chris Rock. Mingling echoes of Woody Allen and Dick Gregory Top Five digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black."

We'll also cover other new releases and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays 12:30, again Sunday mornings 11:30. "There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope." - Steven Hawking, The Theory Of Everything

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