National Poetry Month


Let's pretend it's still April and visit the second half of the National Poetry Month Celebration! Reading in order: Bill Graeser, Freddy Niagara Fonseca, Kaeli Ferguson, Rustin Larson, Ken Chawkin and Viktor Tichy.

You all get a nice custard tart and a yummy cup of tea for listening.

Up next week: An interview with poet, Annie Finch!

Don't ask, don't tell...


Steven Druker, JD, who has coordinated against the Food and Drug Administration in the US for covering up the concerns of some of its own scientists on GMO food risks, will speak with cohosts Stuart Tanner and James Moore.

If we are what we eat, isn't it a basic right to know what in the world it is we're eating?

Ladies & Gentlemen, welcome to the big top, under the main tent. Today is officiallyJohnny Depp unofficially the beginning of the film industry's big tent-pole summer movie season. X-Men Origins: Wolverine open's everywhere today. 

Filmosopher co-hosts Chris Busch & Bruce Miller are excited about the summer movie season. We'll look at some upcoming releases, including Michael Mann (Thief; Heat- a classic) directing Johnny Depp with John Dillinger's big guns (Yes!); Pixar's latest; J.J. Abram (Lost, Alias)'s prequel vision of Star Trek; Quentin Tarantino's first war saga. Meryl Streep, perhaps our best actor, had major hits the last 2 summers with Momma Mia and The Devil Wears Prada. This time she plays the 6'2" first celebrity chef.  There's so much more. Summer movies are here, baby.

"Your father was captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved 800 lives, including yours. I dare you to do better." ~ Star Trek

We're the Filmosohpers, where we give our filmosophy on the movies and have filmosophical discussions.


Today, the music takes the spotlight, not much talk, a lotta action. Take a break and stretch out as the bands stretch out and play.

Hear five-star albums from bands like The Moody Blues, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Divinorum, Many Bright Things, Steely Dan, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, War, Blind Faith,
Swervedriver, Opal
.... and more.

The G Man


Joe Biden


At 1pm Thursday, KRUU-FM Special White House Coverage presents a regional press conference with Vice President Joe Biden who assesses the Obama Administration's first 100 days in office.

After brief comments, the Vice President fields questions from regional news outlets across the nation.

Keep it tuned to KRUU-LP 100.1 FM

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Jeni and Billy

Hey y'all. This week on Crooked Sisters Radio Hour I have the privilege of speaking with Jeni Hankins of the duo Jeni and Billy. With a voice that's been compared to Mother Maybelle Carter and Hazel Dickens -- two favorites on Crooked Sisters -- Jeni brings an eye for detail and a storyteller's gift to the songs featured on the duo's most recent release, Jewell Ridge Coal. Jeni has personal connections to many of the stories behind the songs on that album. She'll be talking about those stories and the gift of playing music with her "true love". Join me this Thursday for Crooked Sisters Radio Hour from 10 - noon.

Ari BermanAri Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation, covering national politics, and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. Ari is currently writing a book on the evolution of the Democratic Party from Howard Dean to the present.

Creative Director Sam Lieb and Communications DIrector HeathMcCartney, Lynch and Starrer Hartnet of David Lynch Foundation Television discuss their work at DLFTV and reflections on the launch of DLFTV at Radio City Music Hall in New York City with the CHANGE BEGIMariel HemingwayNS WITHIN benefit concert featuring Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Donovan, Moby, Sheryl Crow, Betty Lavette, Eddie Vedder, Jim James, Paul Horn, and Ben Harper.

Be sure and catch Dennis' interview with Mariel Hemingway next Tuesday May 5th at 1pm.

As the granddaughter of the illustrious author Ernest Hemingway, Mariel Hemingway was destined to be in the public eye. But at just thirteen years old, Mariel became famous in her own right as she made her feature film debut in Lipstick. Four years later, she earned an Oscar nomination for her role in Woody Allen's film Manhattan. Mariel is an actress, model, yoga instructor, mother of two teenage girls, and one of the leading voices for holistic and balanced living. She is the author of Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out.

In the first half of tonight's program, you will hear circa 1970 music from Savoy Brown, Pink Floyd, and Brian Auger. At the height of the British blues-rock invasion in 1970, Savoy Brown released their "Looking In" album. Savoy BrownGuitarist Kim Simmonds and SB provide Fringe Toast listeners with a double-shot tonight: "Sitting and Thinking" and "Take It Easy." From the same era, we will hear from the legendary fringe group, Brian Auger and the Trinity, whose song, "No Time to Live," hung out on DJ Andy Bargerstock's list of mystery tunes for many years. You will also hear a rare blues track from Pink Floyd, "Love Scene Version 6" from the film score to Zabriskie Point.

In the second half, the lineup includes Guster, The Shins, Ian Moore, William Orbit, Leo Kottke with Mike Gordon, and Brian Jonestown Massacre. And, sandwiched in between as a transition piece listen closely for the group, Dual Sessions, a little known Argentinian team that is re-interpreting some classic jazz pieces. Tonight you hear a downtempo, trip-hop version of "Moonglow" which is so unusual that you may not recognize it from the original version. It is truly the kind of tune you expect to find on Fringe Toast, the Wednesday night experience. Remind your friends to tune into the show starting at 8pm CT.



"What sets Wah! apart is her ability to surrender to the moment--to offer herself to the offering... wanting, in those moments, nothing but love and love alone."

--Krishna Das

Melinda Arndt talks with Wah! about her life, her music and her upcoming concert this Friday May 1st at Morning Star Studio on the square in Fairfield. Wah! has spent a lifetime immersed in music, studying in the U.S., India, and Africa. For over a decade she has inspired fans with her blissful music and beautiful voice.


Lilly Ledbetter & Barack ObamaWASHINGTON, DC – Today, April 28, 2009, Lilly Ledbetter and Jocelyn FryeJocelyn Frye, Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Michelle Obama, hold a conference call with reporters to discuss the issue of equal pay for equal work. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act was the first bill signed into law by President Obama upon taking office in January. April 28th is Equal Pay Day, celebrated each April to raise awareness about the issue of pay inequity in American workplaces.

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