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.
rock songs that love, and love songs that rock....
a li'l swing and groove....
sing when you talk, and dance when you walk....
feel love and move....
So I went back to the earlist produced recordings I have, and I selected a range of songs that span from 1927 up to 1966. Next week we will spend some time with 1966 and 1967 only, because I have a lot more music beginning in '67. We start the show with Dock Boggs and Frank Sinatra. Then there is a bunch of blues by Robert Johnson, Tampa Red, Muddy Waters, Liitle Willie John- like that. Then we are off to folk with The Fleetwoods and The Kingston Trio, jazz with Lou Donaldson and Dave Brubeck, and r & b with Ray Charles and Fats Domino. As we progress into the sixties, folks like The Animals, Johnny Rivers, and The Yardbirds show up. Join me for a real trip through time. Cool Breeze
This is an exciting movie weekend, with award-worthy new releases plus, "steampunk cool" The Boxtrolls comes to the Orpheum. "A family event movie from Laika, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of quirky, mischievous creatures."
Starring the voice talents of Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg and more. This is a perfect family/adult Halloween-time film: "A delightfully weird tale told in stop-motion animation; full of Rube Goldberg contraptions; bizarre angles, strange-looking characters, and a kind of fearlessness, an ability to gaze at darkness head-on; took years of blood, sweat and clay to come to life; combines heart with a streak of Roald Dahl's perversity; one to delight macabre children and adults alike."
Birdman, which is already getting Best Picture buzz: "I'm jazzed by every daring, devastating, howlingly funny, how'd-they-do-that minute in Birdman. Powered by Michael Keaton's pinballing tour de force, Alejandro González Iñárritu's cinematic whirlwind is an exhilarating high. No true movie lover would dare miss it." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.Also out- The Tale of Princess Kaguya. "Legendary Studio Ghibli cofounder Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) revisits Japan's most famous folktale in this gorgeous, hand-drawn masterwork, decades in the making." "A thing of endless visual beauty that seems to partake in a kind of pictorial minimalism but finds staggering possibilities for beautiful variation; embodies the ineffable beauty of life on Earth that is one of the film's main themes."12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30. "Laika is the new Pixar. Boxtrolls are the new minions."
David Starr is a country tinged, Americana singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Cedaredge, Colorado. We'll feature his new album, Alive Again, which he just finished recording in Nashville TN.
His influences range from The Band to Jackson Browne and he's played in every imaginable venue since he took up music at the age of 14. He's shared stages with the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, Dan Fogelberg, Kenny Edwards and others.
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)
The Headphone Masterpiece is a 2002 release by Cody Chesnutt, and I am playing selected cuts off of that two disc set. Selected because they are the few songs with no language problems. And, the rest of the show pays more attention to how the songs sound in my headphones than any other criteria. Hence we will careen wildly from folks like The Beatles, Andrew Bird, Boots Randolph and James Taylor, to folks like Pink Floyd, Lenny Kravitz, Yes, and Black Sabbath. Also, a cut from one of my records of the year in 2013, Mountain Bus. Get your gear in place so you can close your eyes and settle in.... The G Man
Wenonah Hauter is the founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch.
She has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans.
She is currently writing Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment due for publication in 2015. From 1997 to 2005 she served as Director of Public Citizen’s Energy and Environment Program, which focused on water, food and energy policy. From 1996 to 1997, she was environmental policy director for Citizen Action, where she worked with the organization’s 30 state-based groups. From 1989 to 1995 she was at the Union of Concerned Scientists where, as a senior organizer, she coordinated broad-based, grassroots sustainable energy campaigns in several states. She has an M.S. in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland.