3pm, I'll be interviewing Napoleon Gomez, the exiled leader of Mexico’s powerful mining and metalworkers union Los Mineros. His book Collapse of Dignity is just out and it's a helluva read. One of my favorite interviews I've ever done. You will not think about unions the same way after hearing what this man and his family has been through standing up for workers' rights and safety.
4pm we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile who's written two incredible articles this week on on Big Oil's War on the Sun for Counterpunch and another on Glenn Greenwald challenge to Bill Mahr's skewed anti-Muslim views. He's hard on all religions, it's true, but his special venom for Islam is confronted.
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Community-powered KRUU 100.1 FM presents another segment of CITY BUSINESS.
After each city council session, KRUU station manager James Moore talks with 4th Ward councilman Michael Halley, keeping you in the know about the latest haps from City Hall.
Tune in for CITY BUSINESS with Michael Halley on the second and fourth weeks TUE 12:30pm, THU 6:30pm, & the following MON 6:30am. Alternate weeks, tune in for STATE BUSINESS with Rep Curt Hanson.
Michael co-hosts A REASONABLE ALTERNATIVE with Matt Mulleneaux Fridays at 8pm. Rebro Mondays at 9am.
Mayor Ed Malloy shares his perspectives monthly on AROUND TOWN with Melinda Arndt [Wed 8:30am | rebro Wed 6:30pm], as do FACC's Rustin Lippincott, ArtWalk's Dania DeBorteli & more.
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Joel Lesko returns to Fairfield after a 10-year-plus hiatus to show his documentary "Tears of the Buddha" Sat May 18th at Morning Star Studio: Stuart Tanner talks about what he's been up to and more; Siobhan Spain, director of the Center on Sustainable Communities discusses a special free workshop [Sat May 5th at the Public Library 1-3pm] on home energy improvables; recent sustainable living graduate and permaculture garden designer Sascha Kyassa explains new KRUU garden he installed as part of EcoFairfield 2013; and at 4pm we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile.
For list of "Headlines", click "Read more" below.
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Dubuque is Iowa's oldest city. But it is one of the state's brightest examples of what's possible when city planning is inspired by active citizen and business participation, and guided by visionary leadership. The day we were there, the local newspaper headlines read: "City on its way to reducing greenhouse gases by 50%." Later that day, we learned that Dubuque was receiving the Governor's 2011 Environmental Excellence Award. Learn what Dubuque is doing right with its balanced and inclusive approach from Mayor Roy Buol and sustainability coordinator Cori Burbach. Thu at 7pm CST; Rebro Mon at 7am www.kruufm.com www.greeniowa.org.
Helluva Show Today, Folks. I love community radio as much as any man's ever loved community radio but today we got a dandy. If you care about quality of life issues and taking control of your own surroundings, tune in at 2pm to hear what becoming we the people's Liz Rog and longtime community rights activist Paul Cienfuegos have to say. It could literally change your life. In New Mexico, in what's believed to be the first county in the country, oil exploration and fracking has been banned. Local control. What a novel concept! They say even if corporations have managed to gain the rights of individuals, there's still more of us than them--if people get organized. They're holding a weekend workshop May 10-12 in Decorah.
In the second hour, it's my new favorite writer, New York TImes best-selling author Michael Perry, who'll be at the Fairfield Public Library 7:30pm on Sunday, May 12th. You definitely want to spend some time with this guy. Funny and humble as hell, the amateur pig farmer's latest book VISITING TOM is a gem. He told me his writing was inspired by Greg Brown & Steve Earle. And wait till you hear his band The Long Beds. Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, and Coop. The Wisconsin farm boy writes regularly for Men's Health,and has contributed to Esquire, Runner's World, New York Times Magazine and Salon.com. His website is sneezingcow.com.
At 4pm, it's our regular segment with Newsvandal JP Sottile, where we go "Inside the Headlines" with an in depth look at the week's standout news stories. From going nuclear to a look at "otherness" to that good ol' sucking economy, with a few UFO stories thrown in for good measure, it's just another manic news week.
Second hour, it's the HIrshberg family, Joel, Joy & Aaron, talking about their grand opening for May Art Walk at Green Building Supply.
Then at 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with regular co-host JP Sottile, the Newsvandal.