On August 14, 2009 my wife and I(along with my entire family) were in Fairfield. We had made a hasty drive into town the night before arriving sometime after midnight. We gathered at the Parkview Care Facility where my father was literally on his deathbed. Dad appeared to be asleep at the time. But we like to think that he knew we were all there for him. We all crowded into his small room. We held his hand. We talked to him. We thanked him for his work as a father, a husband and a farmer. Most of us went home. A handful stayed with him. And that next morning at 10:15, 92 year old Francis John Mottet(born in Riverside) passed away. I hope that my family can be together again next summer in Fairfield to mark what would have been his 100th birthday.
THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal
A Tale of Two Economies
For the Record: Trump calls Obama the literal ‘founder’ of ISIS
Republicans and Democrats Agree: CENTCOM Cooked ISIS War Intel
Obama Is Ignoring the Law in Libya, And Congress Doesn't Care
When the Islamic State is Gone, What Comes Next?
How the Pentagon Became Walmart
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Bethanne Patrick reads, and she writes and speaks about books. She is the founder of the hashtag #FridayReads, which I am definitely going to ask her about. She had a 4 year run with "The Book Studio" on a PBS Station in Washington, moderated Barnes & Noble's first on-line book club, and her author interviews have been widely published.
This week on Writers' Voices, Patrick will be discussing her third book, "The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians and Other Remarkable People." These essays by such literary and cultural lights as Margaret Atwood, Mayim Bialik, and Fran Lebowitz gave me a whole new list of Must-Reads. I was especially delighted to find no less than four former Writers' Voices guests included - Susan Orlean, John Scalzi, Meg Wolitzer and Luis Urrea.
In this summer of "mediocre mainstream movies" this is a rather extraordinary weekend for new films. The three wide releases are all getting great reviews, including Seth Rogen's audacious Sausage Party, "an R-rated cartoon treat that tackles the crisis in the Middle East, the nonexistence of God and the sex lives of supermarket products." - Rolling Stone. From Disney, Pete's Dragon. "A cinematic enchantment, a low-key 1970s-style kids' movie brimming with sincerity and heart. It's one of the best films of the year." - New York Post. Fans of sophisticated movies for grown ups have Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep. "It's a credit to Streep and to filmmaker Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons, The Queen) that you will laugh at the absurdity of Jenkins' situation - but never at the lady herself." The film I anticipate most is Hell Or High Water, with Jeff Bridges (a fave), Chris Pine and Fairfield's Ben Foster. The reviews are glowing. "A thrillingly good movie of crime, fear, and brotherly love set in a sun-roasted, deceptively sleepy West Texas that feels completely exotic for being so authentic." "Stark, breathtaking and gorgeous to behold. A great American film that is not only an exciting cat and mouse bank robber thriller but also a movie with much relevance for these times." We'll cover this and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions. -Ya'll been here a while? -Long enough to watch a bank gettin' robbed that's been robbin' me for 30 years. - Hell Or High Water
Here is some vital information for all listeners of Centripetal Sounds: Thursdays show at 2 PM is a mish mash of well-known artists a la Bob Dylan, Santana, Traffic, James Taylor, Green Day, The Moody Blues, and The Beatles. Most songs deal with the independent nature of human beings. Or, lack there of... Saturday morning at 2 you will be happy to know that the entire new CD by Psychic Ills is playing. It is called Inner Journey Out and it is directly in my wheel house of blues and psych. Of course, you get your second chance to hear these fabulous items on the normal replay times. Check the playlists online here, and please enjoy your time as I fine tune your experience. The G Man
On today's edition of Music is My Medication I'm prescribing you a heavy dose of brass and beats from 2016. On the brass side of things we've got Hackney Colliery Band, Moon Hooch and Stomptown Brass. Then on the beats are Super Magic Hats, Engelwood x Jeff Kaale and Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk.
Stream it live August 9th, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
Discover some of the best new music from first-half of 2016 with DJ Andy Bargerstock's "12 Songs for Summer" revealed in the August issue of Iowa Source Magazine. Click here for article with details. Listen to entire list during the first hour with special attention on Kaleida (photo right) and Christine & the Queens (photo left). We add a 13th deserving song from Fairfield's own Society of Broken Souls.
In the second-hour Chill Zone, you will hear some of the most exotic and serene international electro-acoustic artists never heard before on Fringe Toast including Röyksopp, Stavroz, Parra for Cuva, Hot Steppa, Holmes Ives, and Biomusique.
Click here for playlist. Invite friends to join the live stream at kruufm.com.
The Best Music you Never Hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM!!
THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal
Only 9% of America Chose Trump and Clinton as the Nominees
‘Trump Is Cratering’: New Polls Signal Deep Trouble for Republican Nominee
Obama says U.S. must boost air power against IS, denies $400M was Iran 'ransom' payment
U.S. Says New Bombing Campaign Against ISIS in Libya Has No “End Point at This Particular Moment”
US Airstrikes Soaring in Afghanistan Since Obama Loosened Restrictions
Payrolls Surge as U.S. Hiring Gains Broad-Based for Second Month
Why Americans Are So Angry Despite America’s Strong Economy
Poverty in Rio: Why Brazilians Can't Afford Tickets to Their Own Olympic Games
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