Starting Friday at the Orpheum Theatre: Kill The Messenger. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (The Bourne Legacy) in a thriller based on the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb." "A serious, interesting film about a very simple concept: The Truth. And how very complicated that can sometimes become." "Crisp, smart and gutsy; intriguing, chilling and briskly paced." "Jeremy Renner's best performance since 'The Hurt Locker."Also, The Boxtrolls is held over, "packed with enough offbeat wit and visual splendor to offer a healthy dose of all-ages entertainment." - RT Keanu Reeves new release- John Wick is getting good buzz- "An underworld fantasy that grafts crisp action on to Rian Johnson-esque world-building, producing one of the more fully realized shoot-'em-up flicks in recent memory."Citizenfour is yet another example of the golden age of documentaries: "In January 2013, Laura Poitras was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four," who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden." "Whether you think Edward Snowden is a hero or a traitor, you should see this riveting documentary." - Washington Post "It's a tense and frightening thriller."- A.O. Scott, New York Times. "Buy a ticket to this film... and use your credit card, so the NSA knows you care about this stuff...." Christopher Nolan's (Inception) new "mindbending" film Interstellar opens in just two weeks and it's about time the Filmosopher's start banging the drum for this. "A team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars." All this and more on the Filmosophers movie talk, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays, 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings 11:30. - This is a true story. - Some stories are just too true to tell... Kill The Messenger
MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING, BUT IT CAN BUY ANYTHING: Buy, Buy This American Pie
Money, money, money, money, MONEY! And power, power, power, power, too. Newsvandal JP Sottile takes you INSIDE THE HEADLINES with co-host James Moore.
This week's three tiers include: they get what YOU pay for! Power plays with itself. And meanwhile, back at the front--the war front, that is, it's back to the future. Yessir, it's just another manic news week.
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Mr. Hermansen is the director of a successful project to make the town of Samso, Denmark one of the first to be 100% powered by renewable energy. He is a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet and has received many other awards. Samso is a great case study of the economic and other benefits of implementing community scale renewable energy. The Danish Foreign Embassy is sending Mr Hermansen to the US to spread the word about Samso and to promote community engagement in a future powered by renewable energy. The Sustainable Living Department at MUM organized his visit and is hosting him in Fairfield.
Soren will discuss how he organized the community of Samso to support and participate in the project and give an update on project. Samso is a rural, conservative farming community of around 5000 that is located on an island in Denmark. The Samso project combines wind power, solar power, district heating powered by biomass (large square bales of straw), electric vehicles, locally produced biodiesel, biogas and many other technologies that could be part of Fairfield's energy mix in the future. Samso is 100% powered by these renewable sources of energy and produces a surplus energy that is sold to other communities.
WHAT THE FRACK?
Bill Powers, author of COLD, HUNGRY & IN THE DARK, debunks the 100-year natural gas myth touted by T. Boone Pickens, President Obama, & Exxon. The real dirt why fracking is a bad joke and may be more future mea culpa than the energy savior shale gas promoters profess it to be.
Today's Writers' Voices interview almost didn't happen - it was scheduled and cancelled multiple times. I wouldn't normally perist - there are so many great writers to interview!
But this is a very special book. "Brown Girl Dreaming" is Jacqueline Woodson's memoir in poetry, written for young adults, about growing up as an African American during the Civil Rights movement. Like many children her age, she was part of the great migration to the North, and went back and forth between New York City and South Carolina. These poems represent snippets of memory, hers and her loved ones, about that time. The result is an authenticity that jumps off the page.
"Brown Girl Dreaming" was recently named a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award, making it one of the top 5 nonfiction books for young adults published this year.
Join us this week on Writers' Voices for our discussion with this insightful author.
“Beki only has one gimmick - she writes great songs. Okay, two gimmicks - she also sings them beautifully.” -Andre Salles, www.tm3am.com
“Chicago’s answer to Sheryl Crow” -Chicago Daily Herald
“an artist to look out for” -Chicago Tribune
“songs of relentless faith and charming insight” - Prism Magazine
“a tough and tender rocker” - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Last week you will remember I ran up from 1927 until 1966, owing to the relatively minor amount of music I have from those early years. This show kicks around in just a two year time span. The heavy hitters are courtesy of The Seeds, The Chamber Brothers, Country Joe & The Fish, and The Doors. I am playing a string of singles from people like James & Bobby Purify, Los Bravos, Count Five, Donovan, and The Hollies. And then a few odballs by Frank Zappa, The Blues Project, The Freeborne, and The Glass Family. You will likely be enjoying a song you have not heard in a long time. Cool Breeze
With election time nearing, the Sondheim became the backdrop for a pair of forums featuring candidates for county and state offices. Incumbent Democratic Iowa State Rep. Curt Hanson shared the stage with Republican challenger Jeff Shipley, both vying for the Iowa House District 82 seat.
Then, the spotlight turned to incumbent Republican Jefferson County Supervisor Dick Reed and his independent challenger Jack Finn, both are seeking a spot on the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors.
The audience had a chance to submit questions to the candidates, which were read by moderator Andy Hallman, news editor of The Fairfield Ledger.
Presented by The Fairfield Ledger, Fairfield Economic Development Association and The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Audio provided by the Fairfield Media Center.
So much to share this week!!
On the show this week I visit with writer Lisa M. Hamilton. After a trip to the Andes in Bolivia and stateside research in Salt Lake City, Lisa wrote an insightful piece for Harper's about quinoa, and you can find it here. There are a myriad of complexities surrounding this protein rich grain and we will explore some of them with Lisa in the first part of the show, plus discuss her article on open-source seed, "Linux for Lettuce." You can follow Lisa on Twitter at-@HamiltonLisaM.
In the "Iowa Cooks" segment I chat with Ami Freeberg. Ami is a native of Fairfield, who currently lives in Kansas City. She works at making the Kansas City area more sustainable, not just as it relates to food, but also community. In her role as Communications and Outreach Manager for Cultivate Kansas City, she is focused on developing and implementing numerous urban agricultural projects. You can read more about Ami and Cultivate Kansas City here.
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This week's special feature is Shelby Lynne whose birthday is Thursday Oct. 23rd. Her 1999 album, I Am Shelby Lynne, gave her a Grammy award for best new artist and has just been reissued on Rounder records.
We'll feature cuts from that classic recording as well as other songs from her ongoing career that has spanned the distance between traditional country, folk rock and retro pop.
'And thats the thing, do you recognize the bell of truth when you hear it ring?' - Leon Russell, from the leadoff track on Centripetal Sounds Thursday at 2 PM, with a replay next Wednesday morning at 2 AM. I was reading these ridiculous posts on a certain self-publishing website, and I thought of the song Stranger In A Strange Land with those fabulous lyrics. As you can see from the playlist on my blog, I have attached 23 songs onto the supposition that the only way out of ignorance and oppression is education. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts. There are at least three sides to every story. And, if you feel like you need a rock and roll fix with thoughtful, socially conscious lyrics, join me for the show. The G Man