Paul Brinkley-Rogers joined the US Navy right our of high school, in 1959, and soon found himself on a ship that sailed the South China Sea and frequently docked in Japan. There he met an unusual woman, who spoke English, shared his literary and cultural interests, and encouraged him to be a writer. When he returned to the US, he never saw her again, but his life took the direction that she had predicted. Rogers became a war correspondent for Newsweek, then later, as a reporter for the Miami Herald, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for his team's reporting on the Elian Gonzalez custody battle.
A few years ago, Paul came across some of the letters that Kaji Yukiko had written to him. Her passionate words reawakened his memories of that time. It is another world, half a century removed, and yet the mystery and adventure is so immediate. This is one of the most moving memoirs I have ever read.
The title sounds like a song lyric...so you may want to keep a sharp ear out for those words during the show. Here is another good reason to listen in: I have a brand new promo for the station I am announcing tomorrow. Brand new tunes from this past year by Hard Working Americans, Horseback, Peter Hollens, and The Love Explosion. I am hitting on some 14 songs I have never played before on the show. Plus some top shelf songs from bands like Led Zeppelin, Chicago, Traffic, Steely Dan, CCR, Todd Rundgren, and Cracker. Hey, I am the only government you will ever need on planet rock and roll... The G Man
LIVE AT GREEN BUILDING SUPPLY |
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
WITH SABITA SAWHNEY | 7:00 PM
Who Iowans are may surprise you! Iowa writer Linda Egenes coauthored, with Dr. Kumuda Reddy, a retelling of the most widely read epic in world history--The Ramayana: A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic--Complete and Comprehensive. The Ramayana is a cultural and spiritual guide for over a billion people in India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and beyond. For contemporary readers, this new retelling, published by Tarcher Perigee, streamlines Rama's epic quest, originally penned as 24,000 verses contained in seven volumes.
THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal
The Federal Reserve is living in a fantasyland
Solid Hiring Without Wage Jump Tests Fed Hopes for Inflation
Apple’s Tax Game Is Hurting Economic Growth
Global economy faces multiple crises as G20 gathers in Hangzhou
Putin Says DNC Hack Was a Public Service, Russia Didn’t Do It
Poll: Record number of Americans dislike Clinton
Corey Lewandowski: Trump’s Immigration Speech Was For White Men
Is Trump v. Clinton the Baby Boomers’ Last Hurrah?
Rolling in home after a serious night of music at Fairfest? Catch this eight song set from 2-4 AM Saturday morning as a glide towards a deep and restful sleep. The show is dominated by four long songs by DJ Shadow, Samsara Blues Experiment, Isaac Hayes, and King Crimson. Plus Marc Benno. The Moody Blues, The Paperhead, and The Beatles. That's it, it's just that simple. Open the windows, let the Cool Breeze in....
Writers' Voices welcomes Jerry Yellin to the studio this week. Jerry returns to Fairfield to work on getting a film made of his true story, "The Blackened Canteen."
This inspirational book tells a story of honor between enemies, and the healing that can come after a war.
Jerry is one of the last remaining WWII fighter pilots, and has spent his golden years bring the message of peace and healing to wounded warriors around the world.
Jerry is the author of 3 other books, "Of War and Weddings, "The Resilient Warrior, and "The Letter." You can listen to Jerry's previous interviews on Writers' Voices here.
We're in a very quiet time for new movie releases we can suggest you may enjoy. There is one film we're recommending you see on the big screen while the opportunity still exists. Kubo And The Two Strings is beginning it's third week, now showing only matinee times at the Ottumwa 8. If you're a film fan, we suggest you seek this out. One reaction sent to us: "We loved it!!! Wow. Exhilarating. Deeply moving. Exceptional. Gorgeous. It pulled me in immediately & suspended my belief quite quickly. I hope it pulls in a bunch of Oscars! It really is a masterpiece…" - Jessica Malloy (and family :)
We'll talk about this, begin our fall movie preview and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."
Kubo and the Two Strings matches its incredible animation with an absorbing hero's journey story that has something to offer audiences of all ages. - Critics Consensus, Rotten Tomatoes
Loggins & Messina kick off another edition of Centripetal Sounds with their song Same Old Wine. The song expresses quite well that good old-fashioned definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result. In the context of repeatedly electing people that perpetrate the same old harmful ideas about regulations, taxes, and war. Not upstaged but supported by ELP, The Wipers, Jimi Hendrix, MC5, U2, and The Greg Kihn Band. If you are squinting as you look off towards the road ahead for a sign of enlightenment, it is no mirage. Good times are on the way as soon as all the war freaks die off. Drink plenty of water, spend some time looking inward every day, and listen to this show every week for details concerning the approach of grace. In the meantime, we have bitter truth, and rock and roll. The G Man