Interview with Francis Thicke on water quality in Iowa to air TUE 7pm | WED 6:35am & 12:30pm

World Water Day
is Wednesday, March 22nd and the Sierra Club Leopold group is sponsoring a free presentation by Francis Thicke, PhD, soil scientist, organic farmer, and owner of Radiance Dairy. Thicke will be speaking about Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy and following the presentation, will join a panel of farmers to respond to the talk and answer questions.

Jim Flinspach, Joe Ledger, and Jeremy Attwood
, local Farm Bureau leaders, will be taking part in this event. It will be held at the Fairfield Public Library (104 W Adams Ave) starting at 7:30pm. Farmers and community members from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

  • Thu
    Mar 23
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Mar 29
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

The G Man Unearths Alternative Facts

G ManIn my ever-expanding quest to extend the underground passageways of rock music, I have discovered the original cave where dreamers do. As it turns out, rock musicians have been laying out an alternative view of reality since the beginning. I have some readings off of album covers to highlight this point. Facts are known by their objective reality. Where you get your news can frame the picture you see. We'll survey some tunes, maybe 30 in all, by Head Machine, Yuna, The Fair Sex, 20th Century Zoo, The Boston Tea Party, and some more mainstream acts like Steppenwolf, Real Estate, and Queens of The Stone Age. My selections will get you out of your head. Join me Thursday at 2 PM.


This week on the Feed Store (Thursday, March 20 at 10am and Sunday March 23 at noon CT), I will be recounting in great detail the life and times of one of the greatest men I ever knew during my youth in Fairfield.

I am speaking of the late and lamented Dick Conklin, the demon barber of Richland. Dick took over the barbershop in Richland in 1948 and held down the fort for more than forty years.

He was a real firecracker, a great storyteller and a good haircutter. I pay tribute to the man as only I can.

The Inspiration InitiativeOn this weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" host Luke Davids will be playing well known songs that span a variety of different time signatures to show how this aspect of songwriting dramatically affects the feel of any given song. 

Kristina Priceman(See playlist link below). DJ Andy Bargerstock unveils a plethora of new artists never-before heard on Fringe Toast Music.  The spotlight shines in the first hour on musical duo Dickie featuring the classically-trained violin talents of Kristina Priceman (photo left) and the second spotlight goes to Georgia-born acoustic and lap-steel guitarist Kaki King (photo right) with her virtuoso compositions and playing. First-timeKaki King players include Max Manie, Gem Club, Volcano Choir, Anthelix, Robben Ford, Mike Posner, Seeb, and Zero Cult. 

 In the second-hour Chill Zone, listen closely to new tracks from Spoon, Depeche Mode, London Grammar.  But, the classic obscure Underground Track of the program goes to “Hayling” by FC Kahuna.   The program closes deliciously through Austria’s Parov Stelar and UK’s Zero 7.  So, mark your calendar, turn the lights down, and let the river flow.  Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com on Wednesday at 8pm CT and Saturdays at 8am CT.     Click here for playlist.

  • Mon
    Mar 20
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Wed
    Mar 22
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Millennial Chooses Civil Disobedience to Protect Hometown

Getting arrested is expensive, millennial Taylor Brorby learned Coming Alive Book Coverafter he engaged in civil disobedience in Boone, Iowa, last autumn to protest construction of the Bakken Oil Pipeline. Taking a stand on behalf of his old home, near the North Dakota Badlands, and his new home, Ames, where he's pursing MFA studies in creative writing and the environment, Taylor views Dakota Access Pipeline construction across the U.S. as an incursion he has to resist.

His motivation?

Love of landscape and concern for nephews who he fears may someday ask him why he didn't do more. His new book, Coming Alive: Action & Civil Disobedience, describes Taylor Brorby's reluctant journey from homebody to activist. A good read for people grappling with their own evolving activism. Tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl.

RRThe show begins with Moonalice and then heads into a complete reading of the Pigcicle release by Rob Lumbard. Hour two has a number of interesting tracks by The Allman Brothers Band, The Golden Palominos, Jimmy Page, and Paul Reddick. Plus a song or two you probably have not heard by the likes of Siena Root, Ellie Pop, or the Wizards From Kansas. Replay at 4 AM Monday morning if you need some juice to start your day. Cool Breeze


Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~
9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

Stephen Bannon wants to dismantle your government
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/03/16/stephen-bannon-wants-to-dismantle-your-government-administrative-state-ross-baker-column/99180638/

Trump Gambles With Cuts to Programs His Base Relies On
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/trump-budget.html

Trump boosts security budget while slashing anti-poverty programs
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/03/16/trump-boosts-security-budget-while-slashing-anti-poverty-programs-medical-research-education/dkOh0GCX5rL5O0dcGeRPcP/story.html

Trump’s Mideast surge has Pentagon debating ‘mission creep’
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/pentagon-syria-mission-creep-trump-236156

Tillerson’s Asia Trip Could Signal the End US Soft Diplomacy
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2017/03/17/Tillerson-s-Asia-Trip-Could-Signal-End-US-Soft-Diplomacy

US makes formal apology to Britain after White House accuses GCHQ of wiretapping Trump Tower
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/17/us-makes-formal-apology-britain-white-house-accuses-gchq-wiretapping/

Sean Spicer’s angry, lonely defense of Trump’s wiretapping claim, annotated
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/16/sean-spicers-angry-lonely-defense-of-trumps-wiretapping-claim-annotated/

Rachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump’s Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/03/15/rachel_maddow_s_trump_taxes_scoop_was_a_cynical_self_defeating_spectacle.html

Scandal Fatigue and the Trump Ethical Swamp
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-14/scandal-fatigue-and-the-trump-ethical-swamp

Imogen HeapDJ Andy Bargerstock returns to Fairfield with another live original show featuring 100% new tracks never played before on Fringe Toast Music. Otis Taylor leads off the program with his roots blues talents. The first-hour spotlight shines on R&B-simmered singer Valerie June (photo right) and UK's creative songwriter with Valerie Juneelectronic touches, Imogen Heap (photo left). UK's Laura Marling offers two tracks from her new CD. Another twin-spin comes from Georgia singer Liza Anne. Norway's AURORA rounds out the ladies spotlight in the first hour.  Other contributors include John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne, and Father John Misty.

Click here for playlist!  In the second-hour Chill Zone, be prepared for the charming talents of Shawn Mendes, Woods, Nouvelle Vague, Tsewer Beta, Zero 7, Apparat, and Rodg.  It's the best music you never hear .... unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast on KRUU-FM. 

Spread the word to allow friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Click on LISTEN LIVE. The Wednesday 8pm program now replays on Saturdays at 8am. Mark your calendar.

 

 

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