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Click here to go read full article.WHAT LOCAL RADIO MEANS TO FAIRFIELD

FAIRFIELD – KRUU host Talia Winningham and her Tea Time Camaraderie team grace the cover of this month's Cityscape, a glossy publication put out by the Iowa League of Cities. Cityscape is the leading source of information for city officials in Iowa delivered to some 870 member cities.

Written on request by KRUU station manager James Moore, "What Local Radio Has Meant to Fairfield" gives a brief history of the station, now in its 8th year of broadcasting. There are pictures of President Barack Obama and former Governor Chet Culver holding up KRUU t-shirts (then Governor Tom Vilsack received the first t-shirt but was not photographed). Other shots include Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy presenting a KRUU Listener Appreciation Mayoral Proclamation and Great Taste host Steve Boss interviewing Eldon Pie Lady Beth Howard. [Click pic to read the full article.]

KRUU became the Midwest's only solar-powered radio station, designed, donated and delivered by the community, on September 9th, 2009 at 9am. The piece also highlights the station's role in spearheading the successful three-day free annual music and more festival known as FAIRfest, held the third weekend in June; the production of a 20-part radio series in 2011 on statewide sustainability and energy efficiency done in conjunction with the Iowa Power Fund and MUM Media & Communications Department; and some of the scores of programs offered by the 100% locally-produced, nonprofit station who lives up to its mission of giving voice to the community.

James Moore talks with Sierra Club environmental attorney Wally Taylor about a topic and an issue that is of grave concern to many enviromental advocates in the Jefferson County area. The Bakken Pipeline would deliver so-called sweet crude in pipes across the state of Iowa from North Dakota and then down to the Gulf.

Here's a blurb from a recent article in the Des Moines Register titled "Branstad Won't Stop Pipeline Through Iowa":

Wally Taylor of Cedar Rapids, a lawyer for the Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club, said Iowans must do everything they can to stop the pipeline project. "We cannot let fossil fuels continue to damage and wreck our economy and environment and our earth," Taylor said.

Energy Transfer Partners (ETF), who also do business as Dakota Access, announced plans for a proposed oil pipeline that will run diagonally across Iowa, through 17 or 18 counties. The company also announced that some of the crude oil will be loaded onto rail cars for shipment to the east coast.

Attorney Taylor will be in Fairfield on Monday November 24th at 7:30pm at the Fairfield Public Library to address the issue and answer any questions people may have. A county meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2nd at 9am at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Building where the company will present their agenda and then hear from local community members about their plans.

New format. Same dudes.

INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore.

It's underwater sparklers and quirky perks time in newsville.The men from UNKLE are upping the ante and you're warmly invited to glisten in!

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Friday at 2:30pm CT on KRUUfm.com I'm rebroadcasting my interview with Thomas Linzey, Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. We know corporations have the rights of people. But what about local communities? Learn from someone who's spent years on the forefront of helping communities exercise their local rights. We need to stop waiting for others, he says, to come and save us. It's time to stand up for ourselves.

I'll also be re-airing one of my favorite interviews I've done over the past 8 years with NY Times magazine chief political correspondent Mark Leibovich talking about his no punches pulled bestselling book THIS TOWN exposing the self-aggrandizing vanities of our nation's capitol and the pomp and circumstances of the inbred privilege seeking of its elected denizens.

America's favorite cheerless fearleaderMother milked, it'a a beautiful day in the Free-falling poppy: It's reigning mienneighborhood, and never mind Kim Kardashian, hey democracy, you've got a nice arsenal, baby! i.e. it's neocon doo doo time, endless war at warp speed. Speaking of doo doo, Dubya van Gogh says he hopes America beats those al qaeda types in Iraq which he has NO REGRETS invading. And to paraphrase Monica's ex, he said unprompted that he DID NOT have war with that country to settle his daddy's score. He wrote a book for that.

Yep, those are the three tiers today when you come INSIDE THE HEADLINES with the amazing Newsvandal JP Sottile and his trusty sidekick James Moore. Sit back in your saddle, put on your seatbelt and take a cruise at warp speed through the anals of a metaphorical FBI Marshal's cell tower-impersonating Cesna, with a bird's eye view on the latest haps in newsville. Click "Read more" below for links to all the headlines discussed and more.


This week's show is one I have been looking forward to for months.  It took some major coordination to have all the proper players in town at the same time and available to share a treasured family recipe with our Great Taste audience.

I don't want to give away the story behind the formation in 1976 of the Bob Busch Cheesecake Company with its headquarters in Hawaii or how the company expanded and opened its own bakery in Venice, California.  You'll have to tune in as family members Lillian, Chris, Judy and Julia join us in the studio to share amusing anecdotes of cheesecakes past. Memoirs-Lillian Darr

Will they be bringing any cheesecake?  What do you think?  The famous recipe is available to subscibers to my free GREAT TASTE eletter.  You can sign up at this link.

The matriarch of the family, Lillian Darr, is the author of Memoirs of a 90 Year Old Hippie: Romance, Celebrities, Travel, Comedy & Tragedy.

GREAT TASTE is LIVE from the KRUU studio most Wednesdays at 7:00 PM CT and easily available in your home by clicking on Listen Live at kruufm.com for the stream.  Once a month we do a LIVE show at Green Building Supply.  Our next LIVE segment is Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 pm.

Don't forget to sign up for the free GREAT TASTE eletter to get your copy of the Bush family cheesecake recipe and keep up with all the latest news about GREAT TASTE on KRUU. [Originally aired 20110406.]

"JPMorgan is one of the best-managed banks there is. Jamie Dimon, the head of it, is one of the smartest bankers we got, and they still lost $2 billion and counting."

Barack Obama, on 'The View" in 2012. Obama has $500,000 to a million dollars in holdings with JPMorgan,             

First up, James interviews Milwaukee-based, Grammy-nominated and highly awarded blues force Reverend Raven & his Chain-Smoking Altar Boys who are playing the Best Western Saturday, November 8th at 8pm. This guy is the real deaAlayne Fleischmannl who started on Chicago's south side. We'll swap stories, talk shop, and generally have a blast. It's a Southeast Iowa Blues Society shindig.

In the second half of PLANET ERSTWILD, Matt Taibbi dishes the dirt on dirty deeds done dirt cheap in high places--considering the nature of the crime, that is. Former JPMorgan diligence lawyer whistleblower Alayne Fleischmann presents damning allegations of lying, collusion, and illicit clinky brinksmanship by JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon in kahuts with US Attiorney General Eric Holder. It is not a pretty picture of the man and the company, or the banking system, or the government.

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Inside the Headlines w/ Newsvandal JP Sottile & James Moore

Oh man, it's already time for another weekly news round up with award-winning multi-journalist Newsvandal JP Sottile & co-host James Moore, as they invite you INSIDE THE HEADLINES.

This week's three tiers include peeps du power du jour, zombie capitalism extendsiong well beyond Halloween, and a light-hearted category we call taking the whole damn planet--and everybody with it--down the friggin' tubes.

As always, the headlines discussed are linked below and can be accessed by clicking "Read more." Enjoy. It's the end of the world as we know it--and I feel fine.

Beautiful as it gets--Feist's golden pipes in lava flows of exquisite aural magic.




James Moore speaks with American Idol contestant Chris Medina Wed at 5:30pm.

Don't miss it.


He performs at the Sondheim Wed Nov 5th at 7:30pm.

Meet & greet at 6:30pm.


Cosponsored by KRUU-FM.



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