• Tue
    May 31
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 01
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Contemporary Americana


On today's edition of Music is My Medication I've got a healthy dose of vocal jazz, blues, folk & gospel courtesy of some amazing female vocalists: Rory Block, Ma Polaine's Great DeclineTami Neilson, Bella Donna and more! Stream it live May 31, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

Society of Broken SoulsThe program leads with Cyndi Lauper's amazing new release cover of Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces."  Also, you will hear three exceptional cover tracks for Grateful Dead songs from the newly released compilation, Day of the Dead (CD art below).

The spotlight shines especially bright on Fairfield's own Society of Broken Souls (Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter photo left) formerly with Truckstop Souvenir.  This songwriting duo was featured in Iowa Source Magazine's May 2016 issue in Fringe Toast music review written by DJ Andy Bargerstock.

Link to article shown below photo.  (http://www.iowasource.com/fringe/2016_05.html). 

In the second hour Chill Zone, your brain will be soothed with beautiful Day of the Deadexperimental music from Paul McCartney, another visitation from Shook Twins, ethereal and enlightened reggae from Stick Figure, electronic instrumental from Pentatonik, and UK's marvelous electronic trance band gone acoustic, Above & Beyond.  Mark your calendar and invite friends to join the live stream on www.kruufm.com. 

Click here for playlist

It's the best music you never hear unless you are dialed to Fringe Toast.

RRIf you are planning on listening to the replay of The Rainbow Rider this Monday morning, please be advised that it is the Paul Kantner tribute show. Due to an unfortunate error, the last three shows have been out of sequence. All the songs have been played on the last three playlists, they have just been out of order. #reallifetrialsandtribulations. Cool Breeze

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Tom Morgan and George Foster join James Moore in mission control to play and talk about their blues duo Skunk River Medicine Show.

They perform at Cafe Paradiso on Saturday, May 28th at 8pm.


Show aies Friday 2:10pm and Saturday 11am

  • Fri
    May 27
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    May 30
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

The Intersection of Madness and Culture: Frank Bures

Geography of MadnessIn THE GEOGRAPHY OF MADNESS: Penis Thieves, Frank BuresVoodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World’s Strangest Syndromes journalist Frank Bures sheds light on the source of these and other “culture-bound” syndromes, This fascinating book is a combination of travel writing, medical history, and anthropological exploration, delving into the link between culture and psychological conditions.

Tune in to Writers' Voices this week to learn more about our curious world!

  • Sun
    May 29
    12:00 pm -
    1:00 pm

The Feed Store

As a young man in Jefferson County, I spent many an hour walking behind the lawnmower. My folks had a very large yard. Even with a mower that cut a 35" swath, it still took somewhere in the area of four hours to mow the entire farm property. These days I live in the city. My yard (even though it's a double lot) is the size of a postage stamp by comparison. And I'm dumb enough to use one of those "Leave It To Beaver" push mowers. No gasoline. Just brute muscle. And it still takes me little more than thirty minutes to mow my property(45 minutes if I edge with the weed whacker). Some day I will be an old retired guy with time on my hands. Then I will spend countless hours trimming my yard. Until that time I will exert just enough effort to keep the city off my back. 

  • Fri
    May 27
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 29
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

The Memorial Day weekend's big films include X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice ThroughWhere To Invade Next poster The Looking Glass. We'll talk about that and other new releases, but Chris and I would like to talk more about one of our fave films of the year so far: Michael Moore's Where To Invade Next. "An expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling For Columbine has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America." “Michael Moore in a cheerier and more optimistic look at what America could be doing right, rather than what it’s doing wrong” - Chris Busch. I saw Michael Moore's consciousness seeing a better way for America to live, then using his award-winning filmosophical skills to show how other countries are doing just that.  "One of the most genuinely and valuably patriotic films any American has ever made... Optimistic and affirmative, it rests on one challenging but invaluable idea: we can do better." — Godfrey Cheshire, rogerebert dot com

We'll talk about that and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions. "My mission: I will invade countries with names I can mostly pronounce, take the things we need from them and bring it all back home. Because we have problems no army could solve..." - Michael Moore, Where To Invade Next "An act of guerrilla humanity" - BBC

  • Fri
    May 27
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    May 31
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

The Debut Album of Chris Stapleton

This week's feature is the Grammy Award winning album:

The album feels like a familiar classic, one that draws heavily on the late-Seventies sound Stapleton adores. -- Rolling Stone

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