To celebrate the 50th year of Rounder Records we'll be featuring the 2010, Rounder Records retrospective: The Rounder Records Story.
We'll hear cuts from Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson, Robert Plant, Sarah Harmer, Johnny Adams, Roomful of Blues, Norman Blake and Madeleine Peyroux.
A fading Iowa town's real-life elderly mayor, his donkey Wayne, and the centenarian daughter of an Iowa button company magnate all helped author Delia Ray bring history alive for young readers in her intriguing new mystery novel, FINDING FORTUNE: A MYSTERY ABOUT TREASURES LOST & FOUND.
True life details, like the connection between actor Ronald Reagan and Muscatine's 1946 Pearl Button Queen, enliven the story of why Ray, an award-winning Iowa author, felt compelled to write this book. For a glimpse into an award-winning author's creative process and Iowa's forgotten history, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and author Delia Ray.
It appears as though there may be a significant snow event by the time this show airs Saturday morning at 2 AM, so hunkering down inside and tripping through 21 songs sounds like preferred territory to me. Mostly down-tempo tunes with a couple of ringers to keep you awake inbetween. Chill with The Red House Painters, Mark-Almond Band, Dead Can Dance, and Greg Ashley. Check the playlist online. Cool Breeze
John Potash has been featured on CSPAN’s American History TV and has been interviewed on dozens of radio stations around the US and abroad. His work has also been published in the Baltimore Chronicle, Covert Action Quarterly, Rock Creek Free Press, and Z magazine. He has worked counseling people with mental health issues and addictions for over twenty-five years.
In May 2015, Potash released Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA’s Murderous Targeting of SDS, Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac and other Activists. Potash completed graduate studies at Columbia University. He published his first book, The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders, in 2007. Click on John's pic for more info.
I'm sure glad I have family in Iowa(Fairfield to be exact). I live in Chicago...which is east of Iowa(thank you, Rand MacNally). Here's why it's good to have people in Iowa. The weather moves in from the west. Whatever crummy weather is coming down on Fairfield, it'll be coming down on me in the next few hours. If it's really really bad(like a huge snowstorm) I can count on my mother to give me the heads up with a phone call. She's my own personal weather radio.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
ISIS Is Not a Terrorist Group
Islamic State wants to divide the world into jihadists and crusaders
The More We Fight ISIS, the More Its Appeal Grows
Wall Street Is Again Running the World's Central Banks
The world economy: The debt crisis rolls on
“Sax is great company, a writer of real and lasting charm.”—New York Times
Pomegranate juice is out. Kale is in. Greek yogurt is here to stay. Food trends are all around us—and they’re much more influential than we think. James Beard Award-winning writer David Sax is the author of The Tastemakers, a new book that examines how food trends have the power to change our culture—and the economy, marketing, business, and health—at a revolutionary pace.
“The most successful food trends reflect what’s going on in society at a given time. The cupcake trend reflected a desire for comfort and childhood simplicity in the years after 9/11. The fondue trend took off at a time when Americans were moving out to the suburbs and wanted something a little more sophisticated than, say, a Jell-O salad,” says David Sax, a food and business writer with an eye for the bigger picture. Food trends are not only a collection of photos on Instagram. They have an everlasting effect on our culture, workforce, economy, health, and day-to-day lives. Coffee, pizza, bacon: these are all former trends that sparked massive change in global trade, the food industry, and how we eat together as a family. This is the subject of Sax’s new book The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue: “a romp” through the food industry that will “leave readers wondering about how susceptible we are to the charms of any new food” (The New York Times).
Sax is also the author of Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen. His writing appears regularly in the The New York Times, Bloomberg, Businessweek, and Saveur. His next book, The Revenge of Analog, will examine the ways in which analog goods, ideas, and experiences are seeing growth and success in the so-called digital era.
'All the good times were ours, in the land of milk and honey' ... That, and many similar sentiments, in the next installment of Centripetal Sounds. My twin brother suggests that the freedom to dream is the last refuge for a man of peace. Here are some fine examples of that in the context of the lyric content in the playlist. 'Takin' the time for dreams; come fill yourself with dreams; be yourself and live a little; you'll know if it's real if you know how it feels; there's always a way, don't let them fool you; put down your toys, the world needs your voice, and it sure could use your light; if you're my friend don't keep me in darkness, turn me on, tell me of love, speak of light; freedom tastes of reality'. By my count this is the 464th time I have put together a show. Just as exciting as number one. Enjoy... The G Man