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THE WEEK THAT WAS

>>>Brexit Blowout
We’re out: PM resigns as Britain votes to quit EU on seismic day
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron-resigns-as-ftse-plunges-after-britain-backs-brexit-in-eu-referendum-a3280086.html
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In Brexit victory, a defiant protest against globalization
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2016/0624/In-Brexit-victory-a-defiant-protest-against-globalization
 
>>>Sit On It, Congress
The Democrats Are Boldly Fighting For a Bad, Stupid Bill
http://gawker.com/the-democrats-are-boldly-fighting-for-a-bad-stupid-bil-1782449026

Australia 20 years after gun reform: No mass shootings, declining firearm deaths
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160622114743.htm

The Second Amendment Isn’t About Hunting or Self-Defense, But Revolution
http://thefederalist.com/2016/06/20/the-second-amendment-isnt-about-hunting-or-self-defense-but-revolution/

>>>The Sub-preme Court
The Supreme Court just dropped a powder keg on the 2016 election
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/23/the-supreme-court-just-dropped-a-powder-keg-on-the-2016-election/
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Deadlocked Supreme Court deals big blow to Obama immigration plan
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/23/politics/immigration-supreme-court/

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THE WEEK THAT WAS

>>>Trumpled Wiltskin
A Chaotic Whodunnit Follows the DNC’s Trump Research Hack
https://www.wired.com/2016/06/chaotic-whodunnit-follows-dncs-trump-research-hack/
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Trump’s campaign hits a wall
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/283688-trumps-campaign-hits-a-wall

>>>Running And Gunning
Guns in America: A history of violence
http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21700596-evidence-growing-gun-violence-america-product-weak-gun-laws-guns
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JP Morgan and Bank of America in cluster bomb investors 'Hall of Shame'
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/16/jp-morgan-bank-of-america-cluster-bomb-investors-hall-of-shame
 
>>>It's So Easy
Yellen Says Brexit Vote Influenced Fed Call to Hold Rates Steady
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-15/yellen-says-brexit-vote-influenced-fed-call-to-hold-rates-steady
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The Fed Is Learning Just How Hard the Exit From Easy Money Will Be
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/16/upshot/the-fed-is-learning-just-how-hard-the-exit-from-easy-money-will-be.html

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James Moore and Michael Sternfeld chat with Chrysta Bell, David Lynch's muse, at 10pm CT on KRUUfm.com. Will play some of her exquisite music as well. Tune in and turn on.

Chrysta Bell is performing at the Sondheim Center Sunday, June 19th for a benefit for the David Lynch Film Department. David Lynch is this year's keynote commencement speaker.

James Moore and Dennis Raimondi talk with author/journalist Ari Berman about his seminal work on voting rights in America. The former KRUU show host who writes for The Nation, Rolling Stone and many other publications, has been all across the country doing events and booksignings, including most major TV and cable. His book has been recommended for book lists by the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, and others. He has appeared on panels at the White House, Congress and elsewhere.

Ari will be doing a talk and booksigning event this Friday, June 10th at 7:30pm at Revelations Bookstore in Fairfield, Click here for details.

Ari Berman is a senior contributing writer for The Nation magazine and a Reporting Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian, and he is a frequent political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. His new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, was published in August by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His first book, Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, was published in October 2010 by FSG. He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and political science. He lives in New York City.

Madeline Horrigan 2PM: MSAE MICRA Class Project

James interviews two MSAE students about their songwriting class that led to a CD being produced by Tim Britton of 12 tracks. Madeline Horrigan and Vana Couri discuss the class, the MICRA recording project and their performance on record and on Saturday, Jiune 4th at 8pm at Cafe Paradiso.

The rest of the show will feature musical artists playing tonight's ArtWalk and FAIRfest like Steve and Michaela McLain with the Jefferson County Green Band (on the square 7pm-10pm) and Robert Reeder's Bad Billy & the Bonfire Boys (at the Arbor after party after Green Band).

Sit back and leave the dfriving to us.

3PM: The Des Moines Register's Rekha Basu is featured in an interview with Speaking Freely host Dennis Raimondi on talking about--you guessed it--the election.

THE WEEK THAT WAS

>>>Boomer Bust
How Baby Boomer psychodrama infected the 2016 election
http://theweek.com/articles/627505/how-baby-boomer-psychodrama-infected-2016-election
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How To Burn Down The Two-Party System
http://thefederalist.com/2016/06/01/how-to-burn-down-the-two-party-system/

>>>Unbroken Chains
Global Slavery Index 2016 Estimates 45.8 Million People Trapped In Modern Slavery
http://www.ibtimes.com/global-slavery-index-2016-estimates-458-million-people-trapped-modern-slavery-2375985
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45 Million In Global Slavery -- Fortunately Capitalism Kills Slavery Stone Dead
http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/05/31/45-million-in-global-slavery-fortunately-capitalism-kills-slavery-stone-dead/

>>>Beijing Jones & The Tiger Temple Of Doom
Priest is caught trying to flee Thailand's tiger temple with skins and fangs
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3621549/Priest-caught-trying-flee-Thailand-s-tiger-temple-skins-fangs-police-reveal-monks-sleep-surrounded-animal-body-parts.html
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Seven deadly sins: the rare animals the Chinese middle class love to eat
http://www.smh.com.au/world/seven-deadly-sins-the-rare-animals-the-chinese-middle-class-love-to-eat-20160526-gp4qvw.html

>>>Shootout At The We're Not OK Corral
America Started the Summer Off with a Massive Wave of Gun Violence
http://www.vice.com/read/america-started-the-summer-off-with-a-massive-wave-of-gun-violence
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In the rural West, residents choose low taxes over law enforcement
https://www.revealnews.org/article/in-the-rural-west-residents-choose-low-taxes-over-law-enforcement/

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THE WEEK THAT WAS

>>>This Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
Laughing Hillary Clinton Provides Best Evidence Yet She Is Human
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/05/hillary-clinton-ellen
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Ricky Gervais: Donald Trump 'Would Be the Funniest President'
http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/ricky-gervais-donald-trump-would-be-the-funniest-president-20160523

>>>Pacific Divots
Why Does China Want to Control the South China Sea?
http://thediplomat.com/2016/05/why-does-china-want-to-control-the-south-china-sea/
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Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality
http://www.stripes.com/nuclear-free-aspirations-of-obama-abe-conflict-with-reality-1.411506

>>>Back To Square One
The Class Of 2016 Is In For A Nasty Surprise
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorrison/2016/05/20/the-class-of-2016-are-in-for-a-nasty-surprise/
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In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/24/in-the-u-s-and-abroad-more-young-adults-are-living-with-their-parents/

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LIVE IN STUDIO!

Tom Morgan and George Foster join James Moore in mission control to play and talk about their blues duo Skunk River Medicine Show.

They perform at Cafe Paradiso on Saturday, May 28th at 8pm.

 

Show aies Friday 2:10pm and Saturday 11am

Join James Moore for a discussion wClaire Hoffmanith Claire Hoffman about her book GREETINGS FROM UTOPIA PARK: Surviving A Transcendent Childhood, her career and perspectives on life this Wednesday, May 18th at 1pm CT on KRUU-LP 100.1. [Rebro THU 7pm & Fri 3pm]

Claire works as a magazine writer living in Los Angeles, writing for national magazines, covering culture, religion, celebrity, business and whatever else seems interesting. She was formerly a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a freelance reporter for the New York Times.

She has a masters degree in religion from the University of Chicago, and a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University. She serves on the board of her family foundation, the Goldhirsh Foundation, as well as the Columbia Journalism School. Claire is a native Iowan and has been meditating since she was three years old.

UTOPIA is a riveting, astonishingly honest, ultimately life-affirming journey through the heartlands of consciousness, spirituality and Fairfield. Claire's gifts as a writer and storyteller are abundant and manifest, her observations manage to be fierce, gentle, discerning, and loving at the same time.

For those of us who grew up inside the bubble diagram, so to speak, committed to the high ideals of creating 'heaven on earth' in the cornfields of Iowa, hopeful of floating into the sunset of the age of enlightenment, there will be uncomfortable moments. Claire's organic magical realism peels the onion all the way back to the unified field and then some. Some passages had me wincing in embarrassed recognition, others made me laugh or shake my head, mostly at myself, others feel proud or sometimes sad in unexpected ways.

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