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The Story Of LightThree-time Grammy Award-winning, Steve Vai, who is one of the most diverse and proficient guitarists working, has a new solo album out. "The Story of Light" features 12 songs of new material that contiPaul Kantnernues a conceptual cosmic narrative that began on Vai's 2005 album, "Real Illusions: Reflections". During his career, Steve Vai has worked with Frank Zappa, Whitesnake, David Lee Roth, Public Image Ltd, and many others. Steve talks about his new album, his life, his career, and more.

Capping off the show is a discussion with Paul Kantner, the main man behind the psychedelic rock bands Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship. "Tales From The Mothership" is a new 4-disc collection of the Jefferson Starship concert from Roswell, New Mexico on July 3, 2009. Paul discusses the band's career and all the details about this new collection.

Living ThingsWe've got one kick butt rock & roll show today!

First up, Mike Shinoda from the Grammy Award-wining band Linkin Park. Rob Zombie

He talks about their new album,"Living Things", which was produced with Rick Rubin, and everything else Linkin Park.

Following that will be a conversation with the one and only, Rob Zombie! He discusses his new album of remixes of some of his classic songs, "Mondo Sex Head", and what else he's been up to lately.

Don't get the midweek slump! Keep yourself pumped up with this mix of music and conversation!

  • Thu
    Aug 09
    1:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 14
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Jazz Greats Ravi Coltrane & Marcus Miller

Spirit FictionTwo jazz greats for the price of one show!

First up, Ravi Coltrane, son of Alice and John Coltrane, has a new album entitled, Spirit Fiction, and he talks all about it.Marcus Miller

 

Followed by a conversation with legendary jazz bassist, Marcus Miller. Best known for his work with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and Luther Vandross, Marcus discusses his career and new solo album, "Renaissance", which was just released this week.

Caleb Hawley

 

 

Friday 8 AM - Mike Ragogna & Gabriel Bishop speak with Caleb Hawley about everything he's been up to and his performance Saturday night, August 11, 8 PM at Cafe Paradiso.

Steve EarleSaturday morning at 11:30am and Monday at 10am, enjoy a conversation with one of the country's leading performers Steve Earle, American singer-songwriter, record producer, author and actor.

His just released book I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE will be featured in a reading at Prairie Lights book store in Iowa City on Tuesday, August 7th. He'll follow that event up with an evening performance at the Englert Theater.

Huffpo contributor and KRUU radio personaliity Mike Ragogna talks with the gifted troubador about his career and life and new projects. Exclusively on solar-powered KRUU-FM.

  • Thu
    Aug 02
    1:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Tue
    Aug 07
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Mike Ragogna's 2.0 - THURS. 1 PM - Jimmy Cliff & Nona Hendryx

Jimmy Cliff

Nona Hendryx

The legendary reggae musician, Jimmy Cliff, discusses his new album, "Rebirth", as well as his career and legacy. Cliff, best known for his contributions to The Harder They Come soundtrack, a film in which he starred.

 

Next on the show is a conversation with the versatile musician and activist, Nona Hendryx. Nona, originally a member of the band Labelle, has had a successful and eclectic solo career.

  • Thu
    Jul 26
    1:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jul 31
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum with Mike Ragogna

"Solar power sounds better!"

So says Soul Asylum lead singer Dave Pirner. Another great interview--well over 400 and counting now!--for Huffpo contributor/KRUU personality/FMC host Mike Ragogna.

You may remember Soul Asylum's "Runaway Train" which was a megahit in the 80s. Their new record is called "Delayed Reaction."

Mary Chapin CarpenterGrammy Award winning country-folk singer/songwriter, Mary Chapin Carpenter, talks with Mike Ragogna about her new album, "Ashes & Roses", a beautiful new album that came out of a period of enormous difficulties.

Glen Hansard

Mary Chapin Carpenter will be performing Saturday, July 21, 8 PM at The Englert Theatre in Iowa City.

Second on the show is Glen Hansard, co-star in the film Once and part of the folk/rock duo The Swell Season with Markéta Irglová. Glen talks about his new solo album, "Rhythm And Repose" and more. 

Don't miss out!

Paula Poundstone

 

Hey! Just got off the phone with the hilarious Paula Poundstone, pounding my funnybone into pulp. Her show at Iowa City's Englert on Friday the 20th, 8pm will be an experiment in hilarity, Garredy. 

The interview airs Thursday @ 6:30 PM

And Friday @ 6:30 AM

  • Wed
    Jul 04
    1:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Fri
    Jul 06
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Kris Kristofferson & BeBe Winans Fri 8am

Kris Kristofferson

Turn the radio up on your Independence Day to hear an interview with one of America's living legends, Kris Kristofferson.BeBe Winans

And then stay tuned for another knock out interview with the great BeBe Winans. Bebe has a new solo album out, just in time for the 4th of July, entitled "America, America".

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