Ellis. Who hasn’t heard Ellis. Fairfield has fallen in love with her. She packs Cafe Paradiso every time she plays. The phenomenon is however not unique. She seems to have this effect wherever she goes. Ellis is quietly amassing a loyal following of supporters across the country.
After her Feb 2013 appearance on A Prairie Home Companion, Ellis’ music charted in the Folk Top 100 in iTunes and Folk Top 20 on Amazon.com. She also received hundreds of messages from strangers including, "you exude pure joy", "I heard you and fell in love" and “I was stopped in my tracks by your music and captivating laugh” as well as "Yours is a voice we all need to hear.” Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges & opened hearts.
Tune in to Lyrical Venus Wednesday morning for a live call-in from this amazing artist. She will be appearing at Cafe Paradiso on Saturday, April 12th at 8pm
Dr. Travis Stork's emergency room work inspired his latest New York Times best-seller, The Doctor's Diet: Dr. Travis Stork's STAT Program to Help You Lose Weight & Restore Health. Based on the latest scientific research, this book's 10 food prescriptions, eight weight-loss payoffs, and three eating plans are easy to grasp and highly motivating.
Dr. Travis, who co-hosts the Emmy Award-winning TV show The Doctors, is dedicated to sharing useful and accurate health information. If achieving and maintaining a proper weight is important to you, don't miss The Studio with Cheryl and Dr. Travis this week!
The second half of the hour features a recap of the best bits of picture book author and illustrator Loren Long's visit to The Studio. Loren reveals the secrets behind the creation of his acclaimed and wildly popular picture books featuring Otis, a friendly, helpful, and humble farm tractor.
Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.
This week Generation whY answers the first question in Human History, "can Milk Duds be made healthy"? Two weeks ago I challenged Fitness Superhero Miss Barbella, aka Tanell Pretorius, that she could not make God's chosen food, Milk Duds, healthy. Since Andrew Tint isn't the end all be all of judging chocolate, we luckily got a man who was, Noah Lion, of Noah's Rockin Raw Chocolate. Tune in live to find out if Milk Duds are going to be replaced.
Originally from South Africa, Tanell Pretorius moved to London, in the United Kingdom, at the age of 19 to pursue a career in modeling. She worked as a fashion and sports model for seven years and had agents in London, Milan, Hamburg and Cape Town. She was featured in numerous TV commercials from Sony Playstation to Veet Wax. In 2011 she moved to Fairfield, Iowa, to complete an undergraduate degree in Media and Communications at Maharishi University of Management. She has since moved her focus to writing, personal training, and Ayurvedic consultant practice. Her passions are self-development and sharing her knowledge and experience of health and wellness with others. She also writes currently for IOWA SOURCE.
Noah Lion is the Founder and Creative Director of Noah's Rock'n Raw Chocolates! Noah started making Chocolate at the age of 8, and spent his childhood building eco-friendly houses before becoming a full time Raw Chocolatier. When Noah realized how terrible processed sugar is he began making his own raw desserts, quickly founding that after adding all his favorite ingredients together everyone seemed to love his chocolate almost more than he did. From there he started serving chocolate at local markets, stores, and created the online store NoahsRocknRawChocolates.com Noah now lives in Manhattan where he provide Raw Chocolate for thousands of chocolate lovers across the nation.
Tune in this Sunday to celebrate episode 30 with me! I am going to review the concert of Japanese Samurai guitarist Miyavi I attended on March 27 in Cologne, Germany! It was mindblowingly awesome and if you like some good guitar sounds this Japanese guy is destined to rock your socks!
I'll be playing most of the songs he performed live and preach my love for this amazing musician like a maniac I fear...
With more musical talent than should be legal, and enough charisma to entertain for, oh, a few decades...
Well, I can't think of a better way to start out the month than with two shows dedicated to three of the coolest guys who ever lit up a Las Vegas stage, even as they gradually grew older than most of their audience.
Only at the Wildflowers Cafe.
Only on KRUU-FM.
Three Fairfield women join Monica and Caroline in the studio this week to share examples of free writing done in classes led by Rae Bird, and writing groups that sprouted from Rae's classes. Pictured at the mike, from left to right, are Mary Ellen Maguire, Laya Hawthorne and Sallee Garst Haerr.
According to these women, Rae Bird helps to create a safe space for women to develop their creative voice, being supportive and encouraging while pushing her students to go deeper. The focus is on free writing and sharing the result, not critiquing, although the women acknowledge that there is a time and place for critique groups. The works the women read on air are honest, intimate, and remarkably polished considering they are only lightly edited.
Once we have the show archived, we will also post the manuscripts on writersvoices.com so listeners can read them as well. In the meantime, enjoy these wise and melodious voices of Fairfield Women Who Write.
Join KRUU for the astute and judicious insights of JP Sottile, the Newsvandal and cohost James Moore, as they go "Inside the Headlines" for another full court press of the week's stories of note.
Today's three tiers include mind your own business, mister; that good ol' sucking economy; and animals are people, too. Tune in and turn on. As always, for links to all headlines discussed, click "Read more" below.
I just happened to be checking some paperwork here at Feed Store HQ. And I hope this doesn't come as a bit of a shocker to all involved...I recorded the very first episode of this glorious program on January 26, 2011. Yikes. That's three years and counting of me flapping my soup coolers week after week after week. I never imagined that I could take such a simple idea--stories about growing up in FF in the 70s--and stretch it out over this amount of time. Well, I have. And I will continue until I have watered down the soup of my memories just as far as I can. Thank you for listening. Thank you for telling others about the show. And thank you for not calling the cops on me for "failure to stop in an assured clear distance."
On tonight's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some of the albums that made me fall in love with jazz. I'll be featuring Duke Ellington and Count Basie, but we'll also hear from Coleman Hawkins & Ben Webster, Stanton Moore, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Kermit Ruffins, plus a whole lot more! Stream it live April 5th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.