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Join me 2pm CT on people-powered KRUUfm.com for an interview with Keith Barany, a comedian's comedian, who will be appearing this Friday night at the Sondheim Center.

He has written for Seinfeld, Politically Incorrect with Bill Mahr, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and has appeared with luminaries like Bob Hope, Joan Rivers and Lewis Black. New York Post once called him "the wittiest comedian working today."

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

An Impeachable Clinton May Do Less Damage than an Unbridled Trump

There's a small, irresponsible part of me that would like to see Trump win
http://theweek.com/articles/659323/theres-small-irresponsible-part-that-like-trump-win

'The FBI is Trumpland': anti-Clinton atmosphere spurred leaks, sources say
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/03/fbi-leaks-hillary-clinton-james-comey-donald-trump

Meme warfare: how the power of mass replication has poisoned the US election
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/04/political-memes-2016-election-hillary-clinton-donald-trump

13 Urgent Science and Health Issues the Candidates Have Not Been Talking About
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/13-urgent-science-and-health-issues-the-candidates-have-not-been-talking-about/

Stocks Fall For the Eighth Consecutive Day. It’s the Longest Decline Since 2008
http://time.com/4557236/stocks-fall-eighth-consecutive-day/

At Standing Rock, women lead fight in face of Mace, arrests and strip searches
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/04/dakota-access-pipeline-protest-standing-rock-women-police-abuse

The US homeless camps offering a lesson in democracy
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/10/homeless-camps-offering-lesson-democracy-161031095907084.html

Guitar Legend Bill Kirchen at The Depot Brewery Thu Nov 3rd


Bill KirchenInterview airs Tue Nov 1st at 10am CT

Indy Week calls him "one of the best guitarists in the land". Vintage Guitar Magazine labels him "an American classic." British rocker Nick Lowe says, "He is one of the singular instrumental stylists of American roots music. To hear his sound once is to have it indelibly etched on your musical memory." The Man in Black, Johnny Cash, put it simply: "I think he's great."

 

Grammy-nominated Titan of the Telecaster Blll Kirchen, co-founder of the original Kirchen, on the far right, with Commander Cody“Americana” band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, will be in Fairfield for one show only at the Depot Brewery on Thursday, November 3rd at 8pm. His guitar licks propelled Commander Cody's hit “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top 10 back in 1072 and he's been blazing away ever since. His latest release "Transatlanticana" came out in August.

 

Kirchen is no stranger to Fairfield but this will be his first time playing the Depot Brewery, an artisan juke joint with a killer sound system and spacious dance floor perfectly suited to his twang-a-billy rock'n'roll sensibilities. Bill grew up in Michigan where he graduated same year, same class from Ann Arbor High School as one James Newell Osterberg, Jr., otherwise known as Iggy Pop. Kirchen relates: “I first saw Bob Dylan at my high school in Ann Arbor in ’63, then Newport Folk Festival in ’64 where he debuted ‘Mr. Tambourine Man.’ I went to Newport the next year and saw him ‘go electric’. I loved it. What I saw those two years at Newport, and all the wild music that came through Ann Arbor and Detroit pretty much ruined me for normal work.”

A founding father of Americana, Bill's fun-loving, devil may care, go for broke musicality is always entertaining. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Available now at the Depot Brewery or by credit card at 641 469-6959 during working hours.

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

A New Poll Shows America's Reluctance for New Foreign Adventures
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/new-poll-shows-americas-reluctance-new-foreign-adventures-18212

Dispatches from the frontline: Bernard-Henri Lévy on the road to Mosul
http://www.newstatesman.com/world/middle-east/2016/10/dispatches-frontline-bernard-henri-l-vy-road-mosul

Desecration, Mace and Police Snipers With Rifles at DAPL Front Lines
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/10/27/manning-desecration-mace-and-police-snipers-rifles-dapl-front-lines-166245

Seven Who Seized Oregon Wildlife Refuge Are Acquitted
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/us/bundy-brothers-acquitted-in-takeover-of-oregon-wildlife-refuge.html

WikiLeaks reveals Hillary-world vexed by 'Bill Clinton Inc.'
http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/27/politics/bill-clinton-inc-foundation-wikileaks-emails/

AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/25/at-t-is-spying-on-americans-for-profit.html

The ghost of AOL will haunt the Time Warner-AT&T deal
http://www.recode.net/2016/10/23/13369308/aol-time-warner-att-deal-history

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

A Night of Laughter, Charity, and Boos: The Candidates Struggle to Remain Civil at the Al Smith Charity Dinner
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/the-candidates-struggle-to-remain-civil-at-al-smith-dinner.html

Trump a 'puppet' of Putin? WikiLeaks target isn't who you may think, Russia experts say
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/clinton-trump-putin-wikileaks-1.3814055
 
U.N.: Aleppo a 'slaughterhouse' where Russian, Syrian airstrikes are 'historic' war crimes
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2016/10/21/UN-Aleppo-a-slaughterhouse-where-Russian-Syrian-airstrikes-are-historic-war-crimes/7111477051816/

Iraq: The Terrible Battle for Mosul
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/11/10/iraq-terrible-battle-mosul/

In Somalia, U.S. Escalates a Shadow War
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/world/africa/obama-somalia-secret-war.html

Hedge Fund Managers Struggle to Master Their Miserable New World
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-21/hedge-fund-managers-struggle-to-master-their-miserable-new-world

Last Month Was the Hottest September Since We Started Keeping Records
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/10/september-2016-hottest-record.html

James Moore interviews BILL STOWE, CEO and General Manager of the Des Moines Water Works, will speak on Iowa’s poor water quality that is sparking a new statewide campaign at the JFAN Annual Meeting, Reclaiming the Soul of Iowa: Why We Need a Factory Farm Moratorium, on Wednesday, October 26 beginning at 7:15 pm.

Stowe will focus on the significant contribution industrial hog production makes to Iowa’s degraded waters. He will also address why we need a factory farm moratorium.

The Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture, a coalition of over 20 local, state, and community organizations, recently launched a moratorium campaign; DMWW and JFAN are members of IARA and support its call for a moratorium.

EXCLUSIVE!!! THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

The Ruling Class’s Hatred of Trump is Different Than Yours
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/10/14/the-ruling-classs-hatred-of-trump-is-different-than-yours/

How Julian Assange Turned WikiLeaks Into Trump’s Best Friend
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-11/how-julian-assange-turned-wikileaks-into-trump-s-best-friend

Remember the economy? While all eyes are on Trump, it’s make or break time on Wall St.
http://www.salon.com/2016/10/14/remember-the-economy-while-all-eyes-are-on-trump-its-make-or-break-time-on-wall-st/
 
The Misadventures of Russia and the United States in Syria: Complete Strategy Implosion Edition
http://warontherocks.com/2016/10/the-misadventures-of-russia-and-the-united-states-in-syria-complete-strategy-implosion-edition/

Surveillance drones being turned into weapons by ISIS and Hezbollah, U.S. official says
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/syria-isis-hezbollah-weaponized-drones-1.3801113

Yemen Sees U.S. Strikes as Evidence of Hidden Hand Behind Saudi Air War
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/world/middleeast/yemen-united-states-missiles-radar.html
 
A Possession Arrest Every 25 Seconds: The Cruel Folly of the War on Drugs
http://www.alternet.org/drugs/drug-possession-arrest-every-25-seconds-cruel-folly-war-drugs

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Americans like their jobs, but worry about keeping them
http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/06/news/economy/americans-jobs-pew/index.html

Unemployment Is Driving Males to ISIS, Not Poverty, Illiteracy
http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2016/10/unemployment-driving-males-isis-not-poverty-illiteracy/132161/

World Leaders at IMF Meeting Face Existential Threat to World Order
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-04/existential-threat-to-world-order-confronts-elite-at-imf-meeting

Dodging Taxes? Trump’s Got Nothing on Apple, Citigroup and Nike
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/10/04/Dodging-Taxes-Trump-s-Got-Nothing-Apple-Citigroup-and-Nike

Basically All Big Tech Companies Deny Scanning Communications For NSA Like Yahoo Is Doing
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161004/17171435708/basically-all-big-tech-companies-deny-scanning-communications-nsa-like-yahoo-is-doing.shtml

Fake news and false flags: How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500M for top secret Iraq propaganda
https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2016/10/02/fake-news-and-false-flags-how-the-pentagon-paid-a-british-pr-firm-500m-for-top-secret-iraq-propaganda/

Mother Nature’s myth: Why are Matt Drudge and Rush Limbaugh pushing Hurricane Matthew conspiracy theories?
http://www.salon.com/2016/10/07/mother-natures-myth-why-are-matt-drudge-and-rush-limbaugh-pushing-hurricane-matthew-conspiracy-theories/

Mike Pence and the Year of Disinformation
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/mike-pence-donald-trump-2016-disinformation-214323

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

How Did We End Up With Such Unpopular Candidates?
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-did-we-end-up-with-such-unpopular-candidates/

Wells Fargo CEO Stumpf, Head of Community Bank Hit With Multi-Million in Clawbacks
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/09/wells-fargo-ceo-stumpf-hit-with-41-million-in-clawbacks-head-of-community-bank-dinged-19-million.html

Cracks in the Kingdom: Saudi Arabia Rocked by Financial Strains
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/09/28/cracks-in-the-kingdom-saudi-arabia-rocked-by-financial-strains/

U.S.-led Airstrikes Have Allegedly Killed Over 850 Syrian Civilians. So Where Is the Outrage?
http://inthesetimes.com/article/19501/the-u.s.-recently-apologized-for-killing-syrian-soldiers.-why-wont-it-do-th

Nuclear-armed neighbors, both U.S. allies, exchange fire
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/india-pakistan-trade-fire-kashmir-border-pakistani-troops-killed/

Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO
http://phys.org/news/2016-09-world-bad-air.html

World's first baby born with DNA from 3 people
https://www.yahoo.com/news/worlds-first-baby-born-3-parent-technique-report-175637487.html

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

How violence in North Carolina could help Donald Trump
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2016/09/clashes-charlotte

Tulsa Police Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Charges, Released on $50,000 Bond
http://abcnews.go.com/US/tulsa-police-officer-betty-shelby-charged-degree-manslaughter/story?id=42290178

Ahmad Khan Rahami: New York bombings suspect arrested after shootout
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/19/new-york-bombing-suspect-ahmad-khan-rahami
 
Obama: ‘Israel cannot permanently occupy Palestinian land’
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160921-obama-israel-cannot-permanently-occupy-palestinian-land/

Congress is grandstanding on Wells Fargo and Mylan
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/congress-is-grandstanding-on-wells-fargo-and-mylan-172118468.html

How Big Pharma Lobbyists Make the Opioid Crisis Worse
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/09/20/How-Big-Pharma-Lobbyists-Make-Opioid-Crisis-Worse

The Invisible American
http://www.gallup.com/opinion/chairman/195680/invisible-american.aspx

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