A cross-country motorcycle tour brought Sherri Brooks Vinton face-to-face with the negative impacts of industrial agriculture and compelled her to trade in her career as a dot.com executive to begin a quest for food raised with integrity. Her first book, The Real Food Revival: Aisle by Aisle, Morsel by Morsel,(Tarcher/Penguin) is a result of that search and offers practical tips for eaters who, like herself, want a more delicious, sustainable future. The Real Food Revival was a Publisher’s Weekly Starred Selection and was nominated for the 2005 “Books for a Better Life” award.
Sherri Brooks Vinton will be a featured speaker at Fairfield's EcoFair on May 3. Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices, broadcasting live Friday April 25 at 1 pm, to meet this author at the forefront of the Real Food movement. Rebroadcast Monday April 28, 8 am.
You can learn more about Sherri and her "Sustainable Solutions" at http://www.sherribrooksvinton.com/index.htm.
This Friday on Planet Erstwild at 3pm, James Moore interviews Professor Norman Finkelstein about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Professor Finkelstein has written several books on the subject including The Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah.
His scholarly research has been praised by Noam Chomsky, among others. Though his tenure was denied at DePaul University last year after an organized effort to discredit his work by detractors, which the school says played no part in its decision, he retired and in a settlement the university officially declared him a great scholar and good teacher. He recently spoke at Grinnell University.
At 4pm, Steve Cooperman joins James to talk about the upcoming May Artwalk and interview Junkyard Jonny of Junkyard Symphony and other performing artists.
This week's two-hour show features music from Bright Sheng, Yo-Yo Ma, Sergey Prokofiev, Mstislav Rostropovich, Beethoven and Vanessa Mae.
"I use [folk melodies] as a point of departure for my inspiration, and I take a lot of freedom. I’m searching for a new idiom that doesn’t belong to preconceived categories."
The Hippie and Hipster have re-united for our killa' show today! We've got some fantastic tracks by !!!, [Pronounced Chk-Chk-Chk], some of the more mellow tracks by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, some jamz by the body movin' electro-dance punks, the Faint, the up-and-coming new rave pioneers, Klaxons, and far more insane tunage than you know what to do with!
Be sure to check it - Thursdays [that'd be today!] from 5-6 P.M.
Requests always welcome, and more-or-less always are fulfilled.
Go 'head and place yr requests in a comment on here, or you're more than welcome to call in and do an on-air request. [641.209.1083]
Hope to see you there!
Continuing my series on some of my favorite songwriters, this week Crooked Sisters Radio Hour shines the spotlight on neo-traditionalist and Americana darling, Gillian Welch. Along with her partner, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch has been writing, performing, recording for well over the last decade and is one of the most oft-sited influences and most frequently covered songwriters in the Americana genre.
Join me, Lauryn Shapter, as I pay homage to one of my biggest influences, playing Gillian and David's music as performed by them and a choice cover of one of their songs by brother and sister duet, Tim and Mollie O'Brien. I'll also highlight some Gillian's work with other artists. And, of course, in and around Gillian, will be the best Roots, Americana, Country, Bluegrass and Beyond, this and every Thursday, 10 to noon!
Wednesday, April 23 7-10:00 PM
Join Andy "Fringe Toast" Bargerstock and Great Taste's Kathy Dubois and Steve Boss
as they combine forces for a musical/taste treat certain to delight the senses. The meal starts with mini toasts featuring a minimum of "32 Tastes" including arugula, asparagus, mint, lemon, and roasted tomato. We'll waltz into a different, but tradtional way to prepare pasta showing off some amazing herbs like "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme." Dessert hits a crescendo with Chocolate Fondue and Strawberries plus Rasberry Charlotte. So experience "Sweet Surrender" when you listen to this Wednesday night's Great Taste/Fringe Toast combo show. For a detailed rundown of the musical menu check out Andy's blog.
Behold! This week's show will be 3-hours in length starting at 7pm. DJ Andy Bargerstock will be collaborating with Abundant Planet's "Great Taste Show" with Steve Boss and Kathy Dubois. During the program our world-class chefs will prepare a sumptuous meal complemented with fine Fringe Toast music flavored exotically with Springtime and food themes.
The Fringe Nugget Classic for this week is "A Salty Dog" by UK '70s supergroup, Procol Harum (photo).
By Darren Waters/Technology editor, BBC News website
Click on the picture to link to yesterday's BBC feature on Mark Shuttleworth, who was interviewed by Open Views' host Sundar Raman in 2006.
Ubuntu signed the first major open source deal with Dell Computers in May, 2007 for installing its operating system in laptop and desktop models.
Your grassroots radio station, KRUU-FM, is one of seven case studies on Ubuntu's website highlighting the versatile operating system's applied value.
Hooray! For the
first time in three weeks, all of the comrades are back in Fairfield. We're excited to bring you our favorite and most delicious music for your listening pleasure.
You know why I love the internet? Because I can find new music, meet the cool independent musicians from all over the world who make that music, and interview them on my radio show! Take Amy Raasch for example - she's all the way out on the West coast, winning songwriting contests and coming up with projects to push her songwriting to a whole new level. Join me on Tuesday to meet Amy and find out how she's doing on her "52 Songs" quest to write one song per week for a year, and post it on YouTube for the world to see!
You know why else I love the internet? Everyone all over the world can tune in!