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Giving Tree BandNext Friday's HARVESTfest Art Walk features the GIVING TREE BAND. James Moore talks with founder Todd Fink all about the band's unique approach to living and performing. Steve & Michaela McLain will also perform along with the Fairfield Square Dance Association. You do not want to miss this!!

Did you know that the Fairfield Square Dance Association is kicking up their heels and putting Fairfield on the map? Learn all about it from a few of the people most responsible for making it happen, Fairfield's internationally-acclaimed caller Jerry Story, who was the keynote speaker in Des Moines at the 65th Annual Square Dance Convention, and Ottumwa's Robin Ragan.

Plus an in depth discussion about a sensitive subject in Fairfield: suicide. Dr. Scott Terry, a psychologist who has worked for many years doing research and a practice based in Chicago, shares his views on the subject. Fairfield has twice the rate of comparable size towns and Dr. Terry is spearheading a community approach with groups on MUM campus and in town. Also, joining the discussion are the co-directors of FAIRFIELD CARES, Rob Hubler and Kathleen Casey. An open town meeting will be held at the Fairfield Public Library on Sunday, September 7th at 7:30pm with some special guest speakers.

JP Sottile, the Newsvandal, along with James Moore, bring you this week's INSIDE THE HEADLINES segment with three tiers looking at Chinese chess, Doctor Feelgood-ish, and our final category it's the poison, stupid.

A great opportunity to get caught up on global and domestic haps. All the headlines discussed are linked below. Just click on "Read more." Thanks for tuning in. Archives available each week.

Are we at Wolfowitz End or just another beginning?It's time for your weekly news fix with the Newsvandal, JP Sottile with James Moore for another edition of INSIDE THE HEADLINES. This week's three tiers include money for nothing and blank checks for free, food, inglorious food, and future tense, sunglasses not required.

Also, I want to highlight an incredible piece JP wrote for consortiumnews.com all about the Grim brothers' fairy tale known as The Neocon's Grim "Victory" in Iraq or Why Wolfowitz Declared Victory in Iraq. Fascinating read.

And remember you can follow all the links to stories we dicuss by clicking on th "Read more" tab below. Thanks for tuning in. Showa are archived as well.

Sherrie Taha


Interview airs Thu 6:30am; 12;30pm & 6:30pm

Sherrie Taha discusses her campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. She is running against incumbent Bill Northey (Rep). Taha is a lifelong Democratic activist with over 15 years of experience serving on Boards & Commissions. Most recently she served as Recording Secretary/Treasurer for ATU Local 441 and on the Board of the League of Women Voters Metropolitan Des Moines.  She was elected and currently serves as a Commissioner for the Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Sherrie was born in Creston, Iowa and split her childhood between southwestern and central Iowa. She earned a degree in Art Education from the University of Minnesota, has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and received a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University.  Sherrie has two adult daughters, Maggie & Annie.

Got a great show planned for you today, PLANET ERSTWILD lovers. Definitely spanning the topical and musical safari gamut.

First up, Dennis Kossow tells us about his love of geode hunting and the 19th Annual Rock & Gem Show coming up September 5-7 at the Convention Center. Sac & Fox Lapidary Club is putting on the gemstone ritz with 11 dealers and fun for the whole family.

Next up, James speaks with Steve Boss, the gifted host of KRUU's GREAT TASTE program [Wednesdays 7pm; rebro Fridays 7am], a weekly foray into all things delectable food, cooking, and cuisine enriching. Learn about his background and what's he's got cooking going forward.

In the second hour, I speak with Amanda Karg, tour manager of the Maietreya Loving Kindness Buddhist Relics Exhibit in Des Moines. This free public exhibition of the historical Buddha's relics will be on display in Des Moines August 15th to 24th at Hoyt Sherman Place. Most of the Relics in this collection resemble beautiful multi-colored pearl-like crystals and are over 2,600 years old. Several of the relics are on loan from the 14th Dalai Lama’s own personal collection. This non-sectarian public exhibition is multi-faith, multi-cultural and free to attend.

Ferguson, Missouri is not that far from Fairfield. After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a cop in broad daylight this past weekend in the St. Louis suburb, it has become a catalyst for a wider debate on race, poverty, and the efficacy of the militarization of our local police forces.

Join us for a look at the SWATification of America on INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and KRUU station manager James Moore. This week's three tiers include that police state of mind; oil & vinegar in the climate change game; and animals are people, too.

For links to stories, click "Read more" below.

Can't believe we didn't bomb Iran--The boy who cried 'wolfowitz!'Another week, another three tiers on the docket. Join us for another forray into the week's top stories with historian/journalist Newsvandal JP Sottile with James Moore  as we go INSIDE THE HEADLINES to dissect and reflect upon the latest in world haps barrel down the news pike.

This week's tiers: heal thyself, daktari; the perennial economy doesn't suck, it just sucks for us; and linguini doubts, if you catch my capiche. Stay tuned cuz nobody like an out of town guitar. To link to all the articles discussed, click "Read more" below & thanks for being hep to the news jive.


Rami Rayan

Welcome to "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore. This week's three tiers include truth & consequences, the split personality economy that sounds a lot like a vacuum cleaner unless you find yourself at the top of the pylon, and the future is tomorrow if you can wait that long.

Sit back and enjoy your weekly dose of 'what's up' in global Hapsville. Links to all the stories covered listed below. Just click "Read more" below. Reading's good anyway, right?


James Moore talks with Southeast Iowa Blues Society'sGhost Town Blues Band director Gary Henry all about Saturday, August 2nd's first annual blues festival at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds [doors open at 4:30pm] featuring top notch Memphis act Ghost Town Blues Band, runner up at this year's international blues competition, Des Moines-based blues band the Soul Searchers, Fairfield's Quay Thomas Trio, and Tony Blew of Ottumwa.

Also, a featured interview with Twin Galaxy impressario Walter Day who will be exhibiting his special game trading cards at ICON Gallery tonight. More than 100 stars of the video gaming world will be in Fairfield over the weekend to celebrate Ottumwa as the gaming capitol of the world, in what has become the largest business in America, to the tune of $93 billion a year--bigger than the film or sports industries!! Saturday lots going on at Arts & Convention Center and Sunday an excursion and special photo op in Ottumwa where a gaming center is in the process of being created.

A short interview by Charlotte Silver with Palestinian reporter Yousef al Helou talking about the death of fellow photojournalist

At 2pm, James Moore has a wide-ranging discussion with Callie Maidhof, Ph.D candidate in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has recently returned to the United States following a year and a half of fieldwork in Israel-Palestine.

During the course of her research, she spent ten months living on a Jewish-Israeli settlement near Qalqilia in Palestine's northern West Bank. She also spent time in Ramallah and is currently writing her dissertation on secularism and the state of Israel's settlements. She is from Kansas City.

Here's a recent interview: http://www.tabletmag.com/tag/callie-maidhof/feed.

3:15pm, Chris Hedges interviews Noam Chomsky about the American landscape.

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