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 they pay for--and they pay for a lot! 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.
For a link to all the headlines discussed in today's show, click 'Read more' below.
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.
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.
Andrew Tint graduated from Kenyon College and wanted to pursue his passion for radio & media. When he came across a description of a solar-powered community radio station in southeast Iowa in an online publication called the Daily Yonder, he looked us up, liked what he saw, and gave KRUU a call. He asked if we'd consider an intern position for a year. Even though it was during the mad rush of preparing for the first annual FAIRfest, we were absolutely delighted to have Andrew join the KRUU.
Turns out, interviews he did for his KRUU show GENERATION whY led to the work he is now doing out in the Big Apple which you'll hear about if you tune in. James Moore caught up with Andrew and learn more about his position as executive producer for the Accountability Podcast with Nomiki Konst. Then we'll hear the latest program which I found absoilutely fascinating.
White males make up 31% of the population in the US but account for 65-70% of its 500,000 elected officials. Would more women in politics change the way we do politics and will they one day challenge the deeply entrenched 'old boy' network so prevalent today? Stay tuned and listen in...
It's Inside the Headlines' time once again with the insightful Newvandal JP Sottile and co-host James Moore.
This week's three tiers include have shovel, will dig, especially if you're down under with Tone E coal la (la); the economy sucks like a high end vacuum taking us all to the cleaners; and a need to know SOS.
As always, the headlines discussed may be referenced by clicking "Read more" below.
Facebook and its IPO have been the center of social media attention over the past few weeks, but if you are a food lover BakeSpace.com is the spot to chat and exchange recipes and information with people who hang out in the kitchen. Babette Pepaj, the founder of BakeSpace joins us in the first half hour of the show. Babette's latest venture is Cookbook Cafe, an app for the iPad featuring "the first DIY cookbook builder, marketplace & reader." The app is built as a storefront where home cooks, non-profit organizations, food companies, and others can publish and market their cookbooks. Anyone who’s ever tried to get a cookbook published knows how difficult the process is. Big name chefs get most of the attention from publishers, so Cookbook Café's mission is to democratize the food publishing industry. Many of the cookbooks available through the app are free, though some authors charge a minimal amount for the download.
Farmer's friend, Sherri Brooks Vinton, will pay a return visit to Great Taste. She has some food writing tips to pass along in our second half hour, along with her special passion for local foods, canning, fermenting, freezing, and drying. She's finishing up two new books, Put ‘em Up! Fruit, and The Put ‘em Up! Answer Book, both arriving on store shelves next year. (Originally aired: 20120523)
Wenonah Hauter is the founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch.
She has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans.
She is currently writing Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment due for publication in 2015. From 1997 to 2005 she served as Director of Public Citizen’s Energy and Environment Program, which focused on water, food and energy policy. From 1996 to 1997, she was environmental policy director for Citizen Action, where she worked with the organization’s 30 state-based groups. From 1989 to 1995 she was at the Union of Concerned Scientists where, as a senior organizer, she coordinated broad-based, grassroots sustainable energy campaigns in several states. She has an M.S. in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland.
Helluva romp lined up for you today.Don't miss a minute. Happy birthday Thelonius Monk. Yesterday John "Say You Want A Revolution" Lennon.
3:30pm -- A feature on one of the most maligned investigative journalists in American history, Gary Webb, whose disheartening life and death story is hitting the silver screen this weekend in a movie called KILL THE MESSENGER, starring Jereemy Renner. We have a clip of Gary describing the critial role of journalism that was made before he took his own life after being chased out of the profession he loved basically by being disgracefully hung out to dry by the jury of his peers at the New York Times, Washington Post & Los Angeles Times. Also, a Democracy Now! report.
Webb's carefully compiled work uncovered the role the CIA wittingly played in looking the other way while Nicaraguan "freedom figters", lauded by Ronald Reagan, were allowed to sell a new, virulent form of cocaine known as crack, that would plague African-American communities and US cities to this day in order to generate funding for arms, bypassing Congressional approval. CIA and American leadership exhibiting the qualities of the most egregious banana republics. And this man dared reveal it. He thought he was just doing his job.
3pm -- JFAN's Annual Summit Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30pm is presenting Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, is interviewed. People can make a difference, she says, if they come together. Her national organization & work is testimony to how it's done. Don't miss this discussion.
2:05pm -- Marlon Brando was an amazingly gifted and natural actor. But when he received an Academy Award in 1973 for his performance in "The Godfather", he did something almost unheard of. He said: No, thanks. But I will take this opportunity to put a spotlight on the plight of Native-Americans. American Indian civil rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather made a statement on his behalf.It was while Wounded Knee was going on. And a profile in courage.
2:25pm -- Mark Deuitch, founder of PeopleClaim.com, a member-supported online dispute resolution service, designed to allow parties to come together in a neutral setting and solve problems—easily, quickly, and constructively, along with Jeff Kapek, marketing director, talk about their company's unique business model and successes in bringing parties together to resolve complaints.
Today JP Sottile, the Newsvandal, and James Moore invite you to tune in for another weekly dose of news at 4
pm CT when they go INSIDE THE HEADLINES.
This week's 3 tiers include Ebola! Ebola! Ebola! (not Ricola), the near-ish end is not a river in Egypt (Is that a whitleblower in your coalmine or a black canary?), and secrets & lies--so many secrets & lies.
As always, click "Read more" below for links to all the headline stories discussed on our program. Show is rebroadcast Sundays at 9am and archived Monday.
JOHN LENNON | 1940-1980 | October 9th