The HALLOWEENIE EDITION
Hey news freaks, it's Newsvandal time with JP Sottile & James Moore as we go INSIDE THE HEADLINES every Friday at 4pm CT.
We got another scary doozy today with our three tiers covering the secret squirreling away the money; speaking of money, our second teir is the economy doesn't suck, it just sucks your brains out (tip'o'the hat to our zombie fund friends), and lastly a tip'o'the hat to Halloween with a little ol' tier we call BOO HOO, Booboo.
Links to all the headlines discussed can be accessed by clicking the "Read more" tab below. Go for it!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN | Ruffing it in the office (ha, ha)
I love my job. I love music. I love this town. Great show planned for you today. Pefect for Halloween. Some fabulous musical guests, all with projects you can avail yourself of shortly. Plus, just in time for Halloween, a talk about the infamous, creepy, sadistic, chilling "Mr. Handcuffs" with Steve Horn and much more. Take a walk on the wild side with another topical & musical safari, it's PLANET ERSTWILD, right here on solar-powered KRUU-FM, 'The Voices of Fairfield, Iowa and beyond.'
Justin Leduc of Jack Lion talks about the Iowa City band's personal trajectory, including Fairfield intersections, and their new cassette release that has been picked up by an independent cassette label on the West Coast. His band opens for Dagmar Nov 8 at Cafe P. He is also the drummer for Dagmar.
Then it's the always lovely Gemma Cohen and equally lovely Miranda Mallard, along with band cohort and multi-musically-dimensional cultural creative Dana T, to talk about their latest iteration known as Dagmar. Two-thirds of the storied Rock Paper Scissors group, they will perform one night only at Cafe P Sat Nov 8th with Jack Lion.
Finally, I speak with Steve Horn, a Madison, WI-based Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog and a freelance investigative journalist. He previously was a reporter and researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in political science and legal studies, his writing has appeared in Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Vice News, The Nation, Wisconsin Watch, Truth-Out, AlterNet and elsewhere. His latest piece for DeSmogBlog is titled Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers. Also, his work on the brutal Wisconsin cop case allegedly involved in the grizzly murders of at least two women.
With election time nearing, the Sondheim became the backdrop for a pair of forums featuring candidates for county and state offices.
CLICK HERE for incumbent Democratic Iowa State Rep. Curt Hanson and Republican challenger Jeff Shipley, both vying for the Iowa House District 82 seat.
CLICK HERE for incumbent Republican Jefferson County Supervisor Dick Reed and his independent challenger Jack Finn, who 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. Audio provided by the Fairfield Media Center.
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 YOU pay for! 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.
John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce
(14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014)
Scottish musician and composer, founder member of the British psychedelic rock power trio Cream.
He maintained a solo career that spanned several decades, and also played in several musical groups. Known as a vocalist and bass guitarist, Bruce was also a songwriter. He was trained as a classical cellist, and considered himself a jazz musician, although much of his catalogue of compositions and recordings tended toward blues and rock and roll. The Sunday Times stated "... many consider him to be one of the greatest bass players of all time."
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. Audio provided by the Fairfield Media Center.
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)