This week's feature is the brand new album Skat-Dat-De-Dat...The Spirit of Satch by Dr. John. It's a tribute to the music of fellow New Orleans legend Louis Armstrong. I
t features a variety of stylistic influences including roots rock, jazz, blues, gospel and hip-hop. The album features more than a dozen world class musicians and singers including Bonnie Raitt, Arturo Sandoval, The Dirty Brass Band and the Blind Boys of Alabama.
We'll hear classics like: What A Wonderful World, Mack The Knife, I Feel Like A Motherless Child, Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen and more!
"Duane's Smooth Jazz"
Bass player and computer programmer DJ Duane Jones fine tuned his ear for jazz playing in jazz bands around the "Windy City" Chicago.
Duane graduated from North Eastern University with his computer programming degree. While DJing for WCRD and other stations, Duane expanded his mental library of music and really acquired a knack for creating effective set lists.
Enjoy two hours of superior jazz programming from "Duane's Smooth Jazz" twice a week Mondays 2-4pm and Thursdays 1-3am on KRUUfm.com and 100.1 FM in Fairfield IA.
When my kids were small, I ordered a personalized book for them. It had their names in the story, and the names of their pets, but it was a cheaply made paperback and the story wasn't memorable. Still, they liked seeing their names in print.
Today, print-on-demand technology has changed the publishing world in many ways; not the least in the availability of high-quality, hard cover children's books from companess like ISeeMe.com. This week on Writers' Voices, we welcome Maia Haag, President of I See Me! We will be talking with her about how the business was started, and the technology behind it; how they work with authors and illustrators, and the impact these lovely books have on children.
In the second half of this Christmas special, Caroline will share some of her favorite Christmas stories collected over the past almost 80 years!
Join us for another Writers' Voices Christmas!
3:30pm, James Moore speaks with Jamie McIntyre, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist at Al Jazeera America, the U.S. cable news channel that covers both domestic and international news. McIntyre, who ia on adjunct faculty teaching journalism atthe University of Maryland, joined from CNN, where he served as Senior Pentagon correspondent. Al Jazeera America can be seen in Iowa on DirecTV Channel 347 and Dish Network Channel 215. If you don’t get Al Jazeera America, you can call your local cable provider to ask for the channel to be added to your system.
2pm, Israeli Economic Minister Naftali Bennett talks with Martin Indyk from the recent 2014 Saban Forum. A conversation on Israel's future moderated by the vice president for Foreign Policy at Brookings who last year served as U.S. special envoy for Israeli–Palestinian negotiations. The featured speaker was Jewish Home Party chairman Naftali Bennett, who heads the Israeli economy ministry as well as the ministry of religious services.
this week paul mccartney released a new single, and since john's not around to say it, i will: it's complete shite. but that doesn't mean the 4 beatles didn't release a lot of good individual music after their 1970 break up.
40 years ago george, paul, ringo, and john each released solo albums, and this week i combine their best tracks into the beatles album that could've happened.
between the lazy tracks each of them released some very creative work. and yet when listening to any one song, while there is some self-consciousness of the other former-members' existance, you don't get the dynamic push or critique from the others, that could have enhanced these songs.
nonetheless, it's a great way to get a feel for the band as a whole--4 years after they quit playing together. and maybe a taste of what could have continued to be.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Garbage In, Garbage Out, Garbage Here, Garbage There
Plastic Pollution in the World's Oceans: More than 5 Trillion Plastic Pieces Weighing over 250,000 Tons Afloat at Sea
>>Peddle to the Meddle
Citigroup Wrote the Wall Street Giveaway Congress Just Snuck Into a Must-Pass Spending Bill
>>Dream A Little Dream
Many Feel the American Dream Is Out of Reach, Poll Shows
Held over this week at the Orpheum Theatre: Rosewater. "Timely, solidly acted, and unabashedly earnest, Rosewater serves as an impressive calling card for first-time director Jon Stewart."
This is the time of year when most award worthy films are released, so they'll be fresh in the voters minds. Director Richard Linklater's Boyhood was released last July, in the middle of summer blockbuster season. We found it so profoundly groundbreaking we predicted it would win the Oscars for Best Motion Picture and Best Director, seven months before the Oscars, without even knowing it's "competition". How do we feel about our predictions five months later? This article from Indiwire, published December 11th:
"We've long since stopped trying to keep a tally, but chalk up yet another win for Richard Linklater's "Boyhood." The movie has been pretty much unstoppable this month, topping lists of critics, various publications and more, and has gone from dark horse contender to serious frontrunner. Well, you can add another tally mark for the film.
The New York Times film critic A.O. Scott revealed his top ten films of the year today, and Boyhood of course, is at the top and he is over the moon for it. "In my 15 years of professional movie reviewing, I can’t think of any film that has affected me the way 'Boyhood' did. It is not just that I was moved — I’m frequently moved — but that my critical impulse seemed to collapse, along with my ability to find the boundary between art and life," he wrote, adding: "...it took a second and a third viewing for me to appreciate the ingenuity of Richard Linklater’s idea and the artistry of his methods….It opens on American life and offers a progress report on our spiritual condition."
We'll talk about that, new releases, including films from Ridley Scott and Paul Thomas Anderson, what we've seen and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions", Fridays at 12:30 pm again Sunday mornings 11:30. "It's like, it's always right now." - Mason, Boyhood
The History of Tango Music
Horst Priesner, a Tango teacher from Austria, takes us on a journey through the history of Tango music.
Starting with the roots like Candombre and Milonga, he wanders through several epochs from 1890 to the latest releases of Electrotango.
Thursday December 11th at 7pm CT
Rebro Tues Dec 16th at 8am