Roger MillerBig River, Way Off Broadway's final musical of their summer season, is opening this Friday, August 13 over at The Sondheim Center. Big River is the musical adaptation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with a score by country music legend, Roger Miller.

WOBOn the next Country Music Jamboree, I will be speaking with the director Adam Cates, the musical director, Mark Hanson, and cast member, Mike Ragogna. We will be discussing their upcoming production and the history of this musical. The conversation will air at 11am.


  • Sun
    Aug 08
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am
  • Mon
    Aug 09
    1:30 pm -
    2:00 pm

This Enduring Gift

This Enduring GiftA live broadcast featuring the creator and contributors of this "glowing, historically important anthology of poets who live, or have lived, in Fairfield, Iowa."

THIS ENDURING GIFT, selected and introduced by Freddy Fonseca, features a total of 76 poets and is arranged in 16 chapters covering these topics:

Chapter 1: The Poetry of Remembrance and Renewal

Chapter 2: The Poetry of Nature, the Cosmos, and the Soul

Chapter 3: The Poetry of Mysteries and Imagination — View introduction

Chapter 4: The Poetry of Whimsicality and Simple Things

Chapter 5: The Poetry of Darkness and the Eerie Nocturnal

"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." ~ John Muir

Sunday nights
Beginning @ 11e/10c/9m/8p
::Obvious World::

Farmers Market haulJoin us to celebrate National Farmers Market Week with several of our local growers and market administrators. 

Click here to listen to the show archive.

Kathy will cook up a FM summer risotto during the show so stop by for a taste.  We'd love to see you.

Listen from 7-8 PM on Wednesday or catch the stream at  If you miss us, the rebroadcast is Friday at 7:00 am.

We're KRUU's GREAT TASTE, your weekly intimate hour with great food and fascinating food people.  Next show, August 11, our special guest will be Beth Howard, 'Pie Maker to the Stars" and the judge for the Iowa State Fair's pie contest.

  • Fri
    Aug 06
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Aug 09
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Linda Egenes to Talk about "Super Healthy Kids"

Linda and Tom EgenesJoin Monica and Caroline this week on Writers' Voices as we bring back one of our favorite guests, Linda Egenes, to discuss her latest book "Super Healthy Kids: A Parent's Guide to Maharishi Ayuveda,"  coauthored with Dr. Kumuda Reddy.  This is the first book on Maharishi Ayuveda and children, and follows in the footsteps of "For a Blissful Baby: Healthy and Happy Pregnancy with Maharishi Vedic Medicine."

As explained in Super Healthy Kids, "All parents want the best for their children. Yet when faced with a sick kid, it's hard to know what to do. The time-tested wisdom of Maharishi Ayurveda offers surprisingly effective solutions to children's health problems today—from ADHD to obesity."  We will be talking to Linda Egenes about what it takes to write an authoritative book on such an important topic.

Marc Cohn

American Hi-Fi On Thursday at 1pm, Mike interviews American Hi-Fi, an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, which originally hailed from Boston, Massachusetts, and London-based indie pop band Fanfarlo, formed in 2006 by Swedish musician Simon Balthazar.

Join host Mike Ragogna on Friday at 8am CST for his in depth interview with singer/songwriter Marc Cohn. He is most famous for his song "Walking in Memphis." His new release is called LISTENING BOOTH: 1970 and was released on uly 20th.

This week on Centripetal Sounds: Cheesy Organ and Reverb-drenched Guitar. That's really all you need to know....

The G Manorgandrip guitar

Roy Acuff


We've had a special request from one of our special friends out in Outer Fairfield, who has requested we feature Roy Acuff.

Uncle Bunkin is pleased to announce that, on Thursday, August 5, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., the Uncle Bunkin Country and Western Music Show will feature Roy Acuff, one of the Grand Ole Opry's premier performers and hosts for many, many years.

Roy Acuff's repertoire includes train songs, gospel songs, and country love songs. Everything is simple and straightforward, easy to listen to and enjoyable to hear, with one exception. So, be sure to tune in for tunes like The Wabash Cannonball, Night Train to Memphis, When I Lay My Burden Down, The Heart That Was Broken for Me, Wonder Is All I Do, and The Precious Jewel.

The one exception? Can anyone tell Uncle Bunkin what the song "The Great Speckled Bird" is all about? It's not exactly simple and straightforward! Uncle Bunkin used to think the song was about the supremacy of the Bible and Jeremiah 12:9. But really, what on earth is this song about?

Gotta love community solar-powered radio... Yesterday I spoke with Judy Collins. Ate mind-blowing risotto made in the studio with ingredients from the farmers' market. Did I mention homemade peach pie? (Thanks Steve Boss & Kathy Dubois.) Aired silent film pianist Donald Sosin's interview. Interviewed video game impressario Walter Day and Pastor BB Rail working with Kids Against Hunger. Saw KRUU super volunteer Ryan Olson off to Rubik's Cube National Championships at MIT. Sent out press release on next week's guests Tom Jones & Al Jardine. Engineered Great Taste prerecord with Iowa State Fair pie judge Beth Howard. Received word from former Fairfielder Anne Carlisle about her band Ladycop's new release. Launched a new show THE LOUNGE BODY with dj SHZA. Huffington Post contributor Mike Ragogna interviewed Judy Collins & Scott Stapp of Creed. Rustin Larson interviewed actress/poet Helene Cardona. Tom Knight organized photos on solar installation to be sent to David Lynch Foundation TV.

  • Thu
    Aug 05
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sun
    Aug 08
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am


This week I'm doing the unthinkable: I'm violating the artistic and musical integrity of almost 90 great artists by condensing 104 of their songs into 60 minutes of my radio show--all for the private and selfish enjoyment of my avid listeners, as well as myself.

Actually, the year 1967 proved to be more difficult to survey than I had expected. The explosion of musical styles and creativity was far more than I had remembered or imagined, and took up the better part of 5 months of my show. Because my show is an hour long, each hour was not representative of the many kinds of creative music that were heard in 1967. So this week you're going to hear a little of almost all of it.

Using the latest in technical gadgetry, I've condensed 104 songs into 60 minutes of a sound polytych (look it up; it's a great word)--and in the process violated nearly every music rule of good taste and copyright known to man.

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