At 2:30pm, Chris Poole is featured in an interview with Corey Hickenbottom. Chris, a recent graduate from Northwestern, is moving to Los Angeles. He is showing a comedy film at Morning Star Studio that he and his partner Pat Bishop produced. They'll do some musical comedy and Q7 S as well.

At 3pm, James Moore talks with LB Shriver, who has recently returned from China where he taught English. He's heading back in a few weeks.

At 4pm, James speaks with Eric Merola, director of Burzynski: The Film, a documentary that tells the story of one doctor's fight to cure cancer without the use of chemotherapy and other invasive approaches. His struggle and victory over the FDA is documented. It is part of a 5-film, 5-month series brought to you by the Fairfield FIlm Festival challenging viewers to think global.

Geoff Hoppe

This Enduring GiftWriters' Voices with Monica and Caroline welcomes two guests this week.  First up is Geoffrey Hoppe, writer of "Masters in the New Energy" by Adamus Saint Germain. Don't worry if that sounds confusing; Geoffrey channels Adamus Saint Germain.  According to Wikipedia, The Count of St. Germain (fl. 1710–1784) has been variously described as a courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, alchemist, and musician, but is best known for his connection to Theosophy. Tune in for an unusual and intriguing interview.

Next, Writers' Voices has the pleasure of speaking with Freddy Niagara Fonseca, Fairfield's own Renaissance Man, about his forthcoming poetry anthology, "This Enduring Gift."  This beautiful volume, featuring 76 poets who have lived in Fairfield, is scheduled to launch September 10.

Two incredibly talented women grace the airwaves of Mike Ragogna's 2.0 on solar-Rosanne Cashpowered KRUU 100.1 FM this week, streaming at

Renowned singer/songwriter Judy Collins is Mike's guest on Friday, August 20 at 1pm. They talk about Collins' storied career, new release Paradise, and much more.

On Thursday, August 19 at 1pm CST, Mike Ragogna interviews country music singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash. She discusses her life, music, and new book, Composed: A Memoir, just released last week. Rosanne, daughter of country music legend, Johnny Cash, has gone on to great critical and commercial success on her own. Also, interviewed is Steve Berlin of seminal rock band Los Lobos.

  • Wed
    Aug 18
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Aug 20
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Culinary School Finals Week on GREAT TASTE

Tomato soup w/croutonsWhat tastes better than luscious, ripe summer tomatoes made into a cool tomato soup with crusty croutons?  That was a rhetorical question.  The better question is what does that soup have to do with this week's edition of GREAT TASTE?  Nothing, except one of our guests, Charlie Schiller, is bringing in some heirloom beauties from his garden.

Charlie and David van Riet, both culinary students at Indian Hills will give us a peek into the stress of the current quarterly finals week.  Also, we'll discuss what it's like to look for culinary internships, the movement to put farms and schools together so our kids not only eat well, but understand where their food comes from, and a restaurant report from my latest trip to Las Vegas.  Of course, we'll fire up the burners in the KRUU studio kitchen and have something fresh to serve you when you drop by.

October Surprise! John Lennon Tribute Benefit Concert John LennonforJohn Lennon KRUU-FM at the Sondheim Center on October 2 & 3. From the production team that brought you Motown, Woodstock!, Good Die Young, and Heart of Country, it's an FMC-style love-in to commemorate and celebrate John Lennon's 70th birthday and the 30th anniversary of his tragic passing. Give peace a chance. All you need is love. Imagine that.

  • Thu
    Aug 19
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

Centripetal Sounds


I guess what you really want to know is, what in the world is he doing this time? I am trying to play as many different kinds of songs as I possibly can in the allotted two hours.

Check the playlist on the left.....

The G Man

Gary is sending in man on the street reports from the Iowa State Fair all week. You can usually catch them between 12:30pm-1pm and 6:30pm-7pm after Free Speech Radio News.

widespread panic(See link to play list at bottom). Fresh from three weeks of vacation in Vermont, DJ Andy Bargerstock shares his latest musical discoveries.  Highlighted group, Widespread Panic (photo left), elite American jam band from Athens, GA is known for changing set lists for every concert. On this night, you will hear two tracks from recently released CD, Dirty Side Down. Tune early! You don't want to miss the opening set with some obscure and worthy blues tracks from Tab Benoit, Miller Anderson, and Harry Manx & Kevin Breit.


Be sure to tune in Thursday morning, August 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. for the Uncle Bunkin Country and Western Music Show, featuring the free and haunting old-timey, often a capella, songs of Appalachian mountaineers, especially coal miners.

These rare songs chronicle the difficulties of a miner's life in the mountains. The usual difficulties are aggravated by the dangers of mining and the often violent betrayal of the miners by the coal companies they work for.

The difficulties of mining seemed to be lessened for a time when the United Mine Workers of America stood up for the miners and organized them into a powerful force finally bringing a measure of fairness in the miners' employment. But even the UMWA became corrupted by its own power and failed to represent the miners as it once had. The miners organized again at the grassroots level and, after another long and bloody struggle, brought reform to the UMWA.

These Appalachian songs and the miners' plight will find a response in your souls, Country and Western Music Friends! Listen in.

So long,


From nearly the beginning of the recording era it was an accepted truism that if a song was a hit for one artist it could very well become a hit for another.  In fact, several times during the 1940's the #1 song was knocked off of the top spot by another version of the same song.  During the 1960's if Motown Records had a hit with one artist then they would have several of their other artists cover the song as well, just in case.

And the 60's were such an active period of musical cross-pollination that a Top 40 hit would often be recorded by musicians in half a dozen other genres as well, from jazz to easy-listening.  Case in point: Light My Fire by The Doors, a song that has been recorded dozens of times, from the 60's to the present, and was in fact also a hit for Jose Feliciano.  

Juliana FinchJuliana Finch was raised in the South, in an Italian-American family, listening to Irish music. Her songwriting style reflects that bizarre cocktail. She has most recently been compared to Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Natalie Merchant, which flatters her and never fails to make her want to keep it up. Juliana is a professional eavesdropper, a perpetual student, and an amateur chef. Some of her favorite things include scarves, breakfast, handmade stuff, pugs and the color red.

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