Over the past several decades as the growth of artisanal foods has exploded, a greater appreciation for the ”terroir" aspect of coffee, beer, wine, chocolate, cheese, and other foods has given rise to a ”craft" culture that includes a developing pricing system supportive of continued growth. But, one major food group-grains, is lagging behind this surge. What is different about the bread culture in the USA; a culture that is achieving well-earned understanding and recognition, but not at a pace even close to many complementary food groups?On the most recent "Eater Update" podcast (check it out on iTunes, Overcast or your favorite podcast app), Modernist Cuisine co-author, Nathan Myhrvold shared his thinking on this complex problem:”Bread is something that our society tried to relentlessly get to be cheap. And oh my God did we succeed. Wheat is cheaper than dirt.If you take a loaf of bread, whether it is artisanal bread or supermarket bread, the amount of your money that went to the farmer is about five cents. ... Now, that is screwed up."On this week's show I hope we can plant seeds that will add to the cultivation of our own small, but growing, local grain economy, and countless others around the States. Assisting us in reaching this objective are Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket, and David Kaisel of Northern California's Capay Mills. In the studio, I'll be joined by Breadtopia's Eric and Denyce Rusch, along with Run of the Mill Organics Dean Goodale. Please tune into the live broadcast on KRUU or the stream Wednesday at 7:00 PM and Friday at 7:00 AM. All times are Central Daylight Time. Next week Great Taste is LIVE from Green Building Supply on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:00 PM. Our guest is Neerja Maheshwari, and the focus and tastes are from the Indian state of Rajasthan.
(See playlist link below). During the second-hour Chill Zone session, Dj Andy Bargerstock lays down some of his favorite down-tempo electronica tracks from the past 10 years of Fringe Toast Music. The spotlight shines on William Orbit with his track "Time to Get Wize" and Nadaka's (photo left with singer) world fusion 16-min. swoon entitled "Oceania". First-timers to Fringe Toast include Lif3blood, Boehm, YVE 48, Doe Paoro (photo right), Temple of Sound, and Billy Cobham who closes the show with slow jazz-tinged "Heather."
Among the groups DJ Andy discovered late one night in a "trip down the rabbit hole" are Numatic Soul, Human, Emou, Ror-shak, and Grey Area. Some of the best stuff you'll ever hear.
Click here for playlist. It's the best music you never hear, unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.
WATCH for Fringe Toast music review of the duo THE ARGUMENT in upcoming April issue of Iowa Source.
no need to wait for the next full moon at the depot brewery.
thursday night and sunday morning: 2 hours of bass-heaving drum circle songs. some great songs with great beats.
beat something, crank it up, and play with em.
I really am the luckiest little guy in Show Business. I moved to Chicago from Iowa to chase the dream of being a standup comedian. Well, that one fell by the wayside. Time passed. In fact, a lot of time passed.
Along the way, I made friends. I was nice to all kinds of folks. And they returned the favor. I find myself these days as part of a damn fine country and western band (the Gin Palace Jesters). We take our music seriously and ourselves not so much. We take pride in entertaining.
At the same time I get to climb up on the KRUU stump every week and present The Feed Store--stories and musings of a long departed Fairfielder who still loves his hometown.
I have the world by the tail.
Hard to pin down just what it is about this set of tunes that is so attractive. I have brand new music from Sarah Jarosz, Patrick Hazell, and Public Memory. Also very recent releases by Snarky Puppy, Fursaxa, and Third Coast Blues Collective. Heck, even the blues offerings are progressive in their own right. Mike Bloomfield and Mark-Almond Band, in addition to Ill Wind and The C.A.Quintet hold down the way-back machine slots. Something for everyone this weekend. Cool Breeze
THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal
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Interview airs Friday 3pm | Sat 11am
Did you know Iowa is home of the oldest mosque in America?
In response to a distrurbing rise in reports of Islamophobia, talk of Muslim travel bans and the new administration's emphasis on radical "Islamic" terrorism, Imam Taha Tawil, the leader of North America's oldest mosque, has scheduled a multifaith rally for this Sunday, March 26th at 3pm to encircle the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids.
Enjoy a conversation about the rally and related topics. Imam Taha stresses that it's not as much a Muslim rally as a rally for Americans of all faiths and even non-faiths to stand for the Constitution, the freedom to practice religion, assembly and exercise free speech which are birthrights of all Americans.
The music of Allen Stone
Allen Stone calls himself "a hippie with soul," and he sort of is, but one would never expect to look at him that he possesses one of the most soulful voices this side of Marvin Gaye, with a joyous, positive feel and energy to match. -- AllMusic.com
RIP Chuck Berry | HAIL HAIL ROCK'N'ROLL