Dilated Peoples' dropped their new album today, Directors of Photography, and I can't think of a better excuse to recap some of my favorite hip-hop of 2014. I'll be featuring Dilated Peoples, Atmosphere and Sifu Hotman, but we'll also hear from Intuition & Equalibrum, ArtOfficial, Anti-Lilly & Phoniks and Soulpete. Stream it live August 12th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
Dr. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi Teacher, author, and lecturer. He has lectured worldwide and been a guest on many TV and radio talk shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Swami Tyagananda is a Hindu monk of the Ramakrishna Order. He is currently the head of the Vedanta Society in Boston and the Hindu Chaplain for Harvard and MIT.
Writer's voices welcomes another New York Times best-selling aurthor of historical fiction this week, Katherine Howe, whose "Conversion" received this starred review from Publishers Weekly - "A chilling guessing game of a novel that will leave readers thinking about the power (and powerlessness) of young women in the past and present alike."
Howe, a descendant of three of the women accused of witchcraft in Salem, teaches American Studies at Cornell University. Inspired by a recent report of sixteen New England teens who displayed a series of inexplicable physical symptoms including tics and stutters, Howe's gripping novel juxtaposes the Salem witch trials and the stress-filled lives of modern teen girls.
Join Monica and Caroline this week as they discuss the challenges of writing a novel set in two separate times with the author, who also wrote "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane," "The House of Velvet and Glass," and edited "The Penguin Book of Witches." Per chance we shall discover from whence Howe's fascination with witches comes!
Iowa Writers Workshop alumnus Wayne Johnson credits his ability to create award-winning fiction to story angels singing in his ears. Creativity tricks Wayne gleaned from UI's master writers just might play a part in his ability to elicit his muses' support. While discussing his latest story collection, On the Observation Car, Wayne reveals techniques he gleaned from Wallace Stegner ("pin setting"), John Updike (forward lean), and Jane Smiley ("that delicious question of outcome--the need to know 'what happens . . .'"). Tune in to The Studio with Cheryl this week for Wayne's insightful, often comic musings on the source of his fiction and the origins of creativity.
Holy shmoley! I am stunned. I am flabbergasted. I am outright floored.
Even though he told me he was going to do it, I am shocked that it actually happened.
My friend Mark from Chicago (who was my producer for many years on "The Otherside With Ken Mottet" on Chicago cable) took his wife and kids to Fairfield. He's been listening to The Feed Store since day one.
This summer he decided to drive the family out west. And on the way there they stopped in the greatest city on earth just to see the source of all the stories he's heard on the radio.
This is a very large honor.
Thank you, MetalHead.
Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥
Another week, another three tiers on the docket. Join us for another forray into the week's top stories with historian/journalist Newsvandal JP Sottile with James Moore as we go INSIDE THE HEADLINES to dissect and reflect upon the latest in world haps barrel down the news pike.
This week's tiers: heal thyself, daktari; the perennial economy doesn't suck, it just sucks for us; and linguini doubts, if you catch my capiche. Stay tuned cuz nobody like an out of town guitar. To link to all the articles discussed, click "Read more" below & thanks for being hep to the news jive.
We've championed the fact that we're in a golden age of documentaries. There's an intriguing example opening at the Orpheum Theatre Friday: Finding Vivian Maier. "Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her." - IFC. This is getting great reviews: "A penetrating exploration of the link between art and obsession, and a major discovery of a 20th-century master." - Boston Herald "This may be the most pleasurable 83 minutes you will spend in a theater this year." - Minn. Star Tribune. "An exciting electric current of discovery runs through "Finding Vivian Maier," a documentary about a street photographer who never exhibited her work." - N.Y. Times.
As for the new releases, our interest in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not in the karate-trained amphibian's battles, but the battle to see if the film's opening will do more business than Guardians Of The Galaxy's second weekend, which made the most money ever for an August debut. The "tracking" is very close. For us, that's the real battle... :) We'll discuss that, 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 all starts so innocently for John Maloof when he bids on a random selection of photographs, which turn out to yield a fabulous collection from a photographer he had never heard of before... Vivian Maier."
First of all, do not listen to this show Thursday at 2 PM if you are depressed or inclined to be in any way. The songs will only tend to exacerbate the issue. Secondly, this is fair warning that for the next few shows only the playlist will be available the day of the show. I will not be blatting about how great the music is while I am taking a small vacation to a part of the planet I have never seen. Please continue to enjoy the music, and as you listen ponder the marvel of low power stations that allow playlists like the ones you will see from me. All killer, no filler.... The G Man.