This week's show spotlights two covers of Bob Dylan's classic "Masters of War" offered by Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers and Government Mule) and Maria Muldaur, frequent Fairfield visiting artist and blues singer. But, the show kicks off with Donavon Frankenreiter, long-time surfer friend of Jack Johnson. These live recordings from 2007 harken back to the vintage sounds of the mid-70s. Solid arrangements, tight vocals, a crazy crowd...and then through the applause drifts Crazy Horse (Neil Young's 70s electric band) with their own tune, "Dirty Dirty."
On this night, you will be introduced to Elbow (UK), acclaimed for their "innovative sound and frontman Guy Harvey's candid, evocative lyrics" (Wikipedia). The flavor of this band is a cross between Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel. The female singer-songwriters of the evening include Bird York, Ireland's Lisa Hannigan, and France's Telepopmusik.
KRUU-FM presents US Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a conference call with reporters about the ways in which the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will create jobs, assist schools and help our students compete in the global economy.
He answers questions from media around the country in this call recorded Friday morning.
Your grassroots station is keeping you in the know.
What with the election and then the inauguration, the I.W.H. was going to give President's Day a miss this year. (Hey, it was created by Richard Nixon so we would no longer have Lincoln's and Washington's birthday as holidays in the same month. Need I say more?)
But Honest Abe's 200th birthday? That at least warrants one more play of Lord Buckley's immortal hipster version of the Gettysburg Address and a few songs about slavery and freedom.
Besides, anagram master Richard Lederer tells us that when we scramble the letters in 'Barack Hussein Obama" we get "Abraham is back: One U.S." An omen, surely.
Tuesday 2/17/09 8-10 PM
~ Shapes, Lauren Zettler
Lauren Zettler is a savvy DIY type of gal. The bio on her website talks about her journey to musicianhood, from the childhood dream, to the detours due bouts of practicalness, to the lightning-bolt epiphany that the “jealous tears”
at every musical performance she attended were probably not necessary
and that she should follow her heart.
Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am for music by great female singer-songwriters and for the interview with Lauren, including a preview of some tracks from her soon-to-be-released EP!
OMAR MCDOOM IS A RESEARCH FELLOW AT THE BELFER CENTER AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY'S KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT. His research agenda covers civil wars, genocides, and ethnic conflicts, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. His current research project looks at Rwanda's genocide and in particular the question of civilian participation in violence. He spent a year interviewing genocide perpetrators in Rwanda's prisons.
MARTHA FRANKEL. Martha is the author of Hats and Eyeglasses: A Family Love Affair With Gambling, published by Jeremy P. Thatcher/Penguin a member of the Penguin Group (USA). Martha was given her start in journalism by editor Annie Flanders. Ms. Frankel interviewed numerous celebrities including Anthony Hopkins, Juliette Binoche, Susan Sarandon, and a 19 year old Leonardo DiCaprio.
Floyd Skloot is a creative nonfiction writer, poet, and novelist whose work has appeared in such distinguished magazines as The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Poetry, American Scholar, Georgia Review, Sewanee Review, Southern Review, Boulevard, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, Creative Nonfiction, and Shenandoah.
His fifteen books include the memoirs In the Shadow of Memory (University of Nebraska Press, 2003), A World of Light (University of Nebraska Press, 2005), and The Wink of the Zenith: The Shaping of a Writer's Life (University of Nebraska Press, 2008); the poetry collections The Evening Light (Story Line Press, 2001), Approximately Paradise (Tupelo Press, 2005), The End of Dreams (Louisiana State University Press, 2006), Selected Poems: 1970-2005 (Tupelo Press, 2008), and The Snow's Music (Louisiana State University Press, 2008); and the novels Summer Blue (Story Line Press, 1994) and Patient 002 (Rager Media, 2007).
KRUU-FM presents US Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a conference call with reporters about the ways in which the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will create jobs, assist schools and help our students compete in the global economy. He answers questions from media around the country in this call recorded Friday morning. Your grassroots station is keeping you in the know.
Documentary filmmaker Stuart Tanner and James Moore interview Pratap Chatterjee, an award-winning investigative journalist, managing editor of CorpWatch, and author of Iraq, Inc.
His latest book is called Halliburton’s Army: How a Well-Connected Texas Oil Company Revolutionized the Way America Makes War.
James speaks with Kenny Chaplin, who will be presenting a Production Assistant Training Seminar for those interested in learning the ins and outs of working at entry level positions on motion pictures. [For more info on the Feb 14th course http://www.patrainingseminar.com/.]