GEORGE VERSCHOOR - Mr. George Verschoor is an Emmy nominated producer, director, and writer. Mr. Verschoor is considered one the pioneers of reality programming, having first introduced the television audience to the seven strangers picked to live in a loft of the The Real World, the noir universe of Murder in Small Town X, and the hip-hop misadventures of Jamie Kennedy’s Blowin’ Up.
DEVANNA DE LA PUENTE-FORTE - Ms. De La Puente-Forte, a graduate of Maharishi University of Management, is a humanitarian aid worker whose focus is Women’s rights. Ms. De La Puente-Forte began her work in Calcutta working on an HIV & AIDS project. She also worked in Bangladesh where she founded a project to help adolescent girls who were the victims of early marriage. She then went to Honduras where she worked for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Devanna has worked in Darfur with the International Rescue Committee, as the Gender Based Violence program manager.
Lots of new FT artists this week. Anchor spots held by Massive Attack and Bird York (photos). UK's Massive Attack, generally credited as one of the inspirational bands for trip hop style of downtempo music, offers "Pray for Rain", a haunting 7-minute track that really takes off musically about half-way through. In the other hand, Bird York, actress and sometimes singer-songwriter will perform "Had a Dream" from her CD, Wicked Little High -- one of DJ Andy Bargerstock's personal favorites that will get you dancing and singing.
To begin this year's Thanksgiving Special, the I.W.H. is pleased to offer listeners a complete musical dinner, including turkey, mashed potatoes, beans, cornbread, onions, coleslaw, cider, wine, and pie.
We will also have the usual visits from Arlo Guthrie, Stan Freberg and The Firesign Theater, plus some really peculiar musical takes on Native Americans dating back to 1929.
Loosen your belts and tune in.
REBROADCAST Friday midnight after P5K
Thanksgiving is always a great time to get together with family and friends and have a good time. Since Thanksgiving is practically here, I invited my friends, Dennis and Lauryn of Truckstop Souvenir, to stop by the show Tuesday morning. I told them to bring their instruments so they can play some of their great music for all you folks out there. Dennis and Lauryn will also be getting together with family and friends this Saturday night(11/28) for their THANKSGIVING WITH THE FAMILY concert at Cafe Paradiso. We'll talk about this very special upcoming show and much more. Make sure to tune it!
TRUCKSTOP SOUVENIR / LIVE IN THE KRUU STUDIO
ON THE COUNTRY MUSIC JAMBOREE
Earlier this year, Anne Heaton, Antje Duvekot, Meg Hutchinson & Natalia Zukerman joined forces to record an 8 song EP of both new and traditional holiday songs called Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged. Each artist wrote one original and put their twist on a traditional, and the other three joined in on harmonies and instruments. The girls are now touring as a group this season in support of the album, kicking off at CSPS in Cedar Rapids.
Join me Tuesday, November 24th from 9-10am for an interview with Anne Heaton about the making of Winterbloom, plus hear non-holiday songs from each of these talented songwriters!
The Possibility of Everything,examines how an otherwise mainstream mother finds herself making the rather unorthodox choice to take her three-year old daughter to Mayan healers in Belize. The Possibility of Everything chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed Edelman from a person believing only in the visible and the "proven" to someone open to the idea of larger, unseen forces.
UPDATE: Link to recording of the concert here:
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Live Remote Broadcast for Solar-powered KRUU-LP 100.1 FM
Gifted cellists Eleanor Wells and Charles Lee return to Fairfield from Boulder, Colorado for a special performance on Sunday, November 22nd at 7:30pm in the beautiful Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts to benefit KRUU-LP 100.1 FM, Fairfield's solar-powered, independent, grassroots community radio station. Special guest pianist Christopher Zemliauskas will also be featured.
Last year over 300 audience members delighted to the mellifluous musicality and refined power of the husband-wife team who perform with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. A very special evening is planned that will include compositions by Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten, among others.
Fairfielder, MSAE English teacher, and outstanding poet, Tom Kepler, will read and discuss his soon-to-be book, Bare Ruined Choirs, with host Rustin Larson on the next installment of Irving Toast, Poetry Ghost.
Tom says of his interview (from his blog): "It was a fun and interesting experience. For most of my life I have been a writer, but it has been many years since I have conversed with writers about writing. I found myself articulating concepts that I believe but have never explicitly expressed.
In many ways, the interview was similar to writing this blog. It gave me the opportunity to think about what I write and why I write.
For myself, it was most interesting to discuss the relationship between autobiographical writing and art. I found myself discussing the idea that real art extends beyond the historical self and reaches for the transcendental--our "total" selves, one might say. This is where artbegins, when the artist leaves behind the point value self and focuses on the unbounded self--seeing the spiritual within the physical, seeing the soul beyond the mind.
This discussion connects to what I call consciousness-based writing, writing that inspires the reader to seek the transcendental basis of reality, writing that celebrates the spiritual.