I woke up on October 9th with seconds to spare before NASA bombed the moon "for water". Hurriedly, I prepared the audio-recording apparatus here at home and began documenting the one mission to a celestial body which absolutely made no sense and had no cred. What would Kennedy have said about THIS? How would it have been spun, then? This time, there was no romance, no pomp, no circumstance, no compassion, no passion for the furthering of the future of the species of Humankind. There was nothing there but emptiness and a sense of betrayal. Why?

Grab your compass and get ready to change. My interpretation begins promptly at the beginning of the show, with the entire 6 minute NASA sequence that counts down to what seems to be the most innane and idiotic maneouver the NASA-space-age and the [simplex-human] powers-that-be have ever embarked upon. Nothing is sacred when the most sacred has become profane. Don't die wondering. Tune in Sunday October 11th at 11e/10c/9m/8p to get some perspective. ~ Obvious World

Tom RussellThomas George "Tom" Russell (born March 5, 1953 in Los Angeles) is an American singer-songwriter. Although most strongly identified with the Texas Country music tradition, his music also incorporates elements of folk, Tex-Mex, and the cowboy music of the American West. Many of his songs have been recorded by other artists, including Johnny Cash, k. d. lang, Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Iris Dement, Dave Alvin, and Suzy Bogguss.

In addition to his music, Russell also paints folk art, and has published a book of songwriting quotes (co-edited with Sylvia Tyson), a detective novel (in Scandinavia),and a book of letters with Charles Bukowski (Tough Company; Mystery Island Press). Tom was just on Dave Letterman this past week and will be performing at Cafe Paradiso Sunday, October 11 at 8pm, his first trip to Fairfield.

Heather Miller-Rodriguez

Gilberto at Hoover Library At 4pm, Gilberto and Heather Miller-Rodriguez talk about their personal journey together as a cross-cultural couple.

Gilberto recently became an American citizen in honor of Constitution Day at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch in a moving ceremony with 73 people from 33 countries. Very inspiring look at the promise and potential of America, the beautiful.

Gilberto works at the Sky Factory. Heather is DJ Hum and host of Lyrical Venus which airs on KRUU Tuesdays at 9am.

Mariel HemingwayAs the granddaughter of illustrious author, Ernest Hemingway, Mariel was always destined to be well-known and publicly recognized. However, at the young age of 13, Mariel became famous in her own right when she made her silver screen debut in “Lipstick”. Four years later her work in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” earned her an Oscar nomination. She has since made 30 films and numerous television appearances in series and as a host of several environmental and humanitarian documentaries.

Now at the age of 47, Mariel is the mother of two daughters, Dree 21 and Langley 19 and a caretaker of anywhere from 2 to 6 delightful dogs at a time. For over 20 years, she has been pursuing her passion for yoga and health and is now seen as a voice of holistic and balanced health and well- being. As part of that role she has leads wellness retreats all over America, sharing her insights about movement, silence, nutrition, and home.

G ManAs you all know, I frequently get on a kick where I just focus in on one thing and beat it to death musically. Well, here I go again. Actually, I am going to play songs for the whole two hours Thursday that have never been played on my show before. And I am going to be playing some obscure material, some recorded live as it happens, and a lot of up tempo music. I am kind of in that mood these days.

You will recognize Billy Joel, The Velvet Underground, Los Lobos, Captain Beefheart and The Smashing Pumpkins. You may not recognize these fine garage rock bands: Young Caucasians, Rank & File, The Primatons, The Endorphins (great band name, huh?), The Syndicate of Sound, The Rivieras, and People. I will have Green Day from their first album(!), and classic Beatles cuts for your aural enjoyment. All for you, from 2-4 Thursday, courtesy of the Great Jimmy Moore and KRUU! The G Man

Timothy Patrick McCarthyTimothy Patrick McCarthy is a Lecturer on History and Literature, Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy, and Director of the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard University's Kennedy School. Dr. McCarthy's research agenda focuses on the relationship between human rights and social movements in three main areas: race relations and civil rights; LGBT politics, policy, and advocacy; and modern-day slavery and human trafficking.Walter Mondale

Special Encore Rebroadcast: Walter Mondale was elected vice president of the United States on Nov. 2, 1976. On the president's behalf, Mondale traveled extensively throughout the nation and the world advocating U.S. policy. He was the first vice president to have an office in the White House, and he served as a full-time participant, advisor, and troubleshooter for the administration. In 1984, Vice President Mondale was the Democratic Party's nominee for president of the United States.

Heather Miller-Rodriguez

Gilberto at Hoover Library
Thursday October 8 at 1pm, Gilberto and Heather Miller-Rodriguez talk about their personal journey together as a cross-cultural couple.

Gilberto recently became an American citizen in honor of Constitution Day at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch in a moving ceremony with 73 people from 33 countries. Very inspiring look at the promise and potential of America, the beautiful.

Gilberto works at the Sky Factory. Heather is DJ Hum and host of Lyrical Venus which airs on KRUU Tuesdays at 9am.

Olivia WuOlivia Wu joins us from Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California where she has been cooking for Googlers and educating them about the tastes and traditions of Asian food since December 2007. It's our turn tonight as Olivia will guide Kathy and Pam through the necessary steps to feed hungry studio dwellers.
But wait there's more.....how do you pick the right spot to eat Asian food, and what to order when the menu appears.
But wait there's still more....Olivia lets us in on "...the REAL way to eat Asian food."
But wait there's more still....a peek into the Google Food Program, its values, objectives, and effects on Googlers and beyond.
It's the next GREAT TASTE so grab your pencil and paper and listen in on the radio or stream with us.
7-8 PM Wednesday and 7-8 AM Friday

Ed FallonDave MurphyJames interviews former Des Moines state representative Ed Fallon. Ed and his wife Lynn just began doing talk radio with “The Fallon Forum”on 98.3 WOW-FM on Sept 21. James also talks with Dave Murphy, co-director of Food Democracy Now!

Ed and Dave will be featured speakers at the upcoming Jefferson County Farmers and Neighbors, Inc (JFAN) annual meeting Wednesday, October 7 at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center. They will discuss the politics of Iowa's agriculltural industry and the success of sustainable hog farming, respectively, as part of the meeting's theme of "The Economics, Politics, and Future of CAFOs."

Poe

We've entered the October Country, described by Ray Bradbury as,

"...that country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain..."

Hallie Pritts with Boca Chica It's double dose of musical goodness on Lyrical Venus this week! 

First off we'll talk with Hallie Pritts, frontwoman of the indie-folk group Boca Chica from Pittsburgh.  Their second full-length CD, Lace Up Your Workboots, finds the band expanding to add more lush layers of sound while maintaining that hip-yet-vintage flavor so unique to Boca Chica. 

Dejha ColantuonoNext we'll talk to New York rocker Dejha Colantuono about her first solo album, Tea and Vodka.  No stranger to the music scene, Dejha has fronted a number of Seattle bands, including 3DS&M, the Pin-Ups, Rotten Apples, and Ragazza.  Her solo album is informed by a variety of influences, but is all tied together with her amazing voice. 

Tune in Tues 10/6 from 9-10 am for the interviews with Hallie Pritts and Dejha Colantuono!

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