Francis Thicke

State Senator Becky Schmitz


James Moore will get his weekly report from Iowa State Senator Becky Schmitz at 2:30pm. He speaks with Radiance Dairy farmer Francis Thicke at 3pm. Thicke is currently in the process of forming an exploratory committee to consider a run for the office of Iowa's Agricultural Secretary.

At 4:15, Temba Spirit will share about next weekend's Circle of Compassion benefit concert at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts for the Lakota tribes. The event is April 10th at 7:30pm and will be hosted by Fairfield Mayor Ed Malloy.

Vera DrakeSpecial K Malloy will be live with Big B-from St Louie in the balcony today. Co-host Chris Busch is in N.Y. hanging with David Lynch, Paul McCartney and other acquaintances ( I wish Chris had a camera and mic wired up to him.

Ken will bring in a book- "The American Film Institute" (desk reference). With it we'll be able to discuss decade by decade movie history; all time great movie quotes; AFI's Top 100 funniest movies of all time;Top 50 all time box office Hits; Films selected to the National Film registry, Library of Congress, etc, etc.

Today's Show: Let's Go together. I am featuring Chicago Transit Authority, and the fine, fine lead work of Terry Kath. You rarely get to hear great gritty guitar work like South California Purples, or Poem 58. Intricate, and full of energy.

In one segment today you will hear CTA, The Velvet Underground, and Frank Sinatra: Yes, I am bringing the PROOF today! I am the only goverment you will ever need on Planet Rock & Roll! 2-4.

The G Man 

Omer Ismail

 John J. Farley III Omer Ismail is the former Operations Manager for the United Nations Operation Life Line Sudan. He is currently a Fellow at Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

John J. Farley III is a retired Federal Judge and a highly decorated Vietnam War Veteran. Judge Farley is the recipient of four Bronze Star Awards, two Purple Hearts, and the Army Commendation Medal.

peter gabrielBridging the classic and the new, Peter Gabriel (photo left) doing "Mercy Street", and Ray LaMontagne (right) anchorRay Lamontagne the first hour with support from Peter Green, Jose Gonzalez and Iron & Wine. The new Fringe Toast artist spotlight shines on American band named, The Eels, with front man, Mr. E, or simply, E. The music ranges from plaintive ballads to acoustic instrumental journeys. Additional FT first-timers include: Texas "psychedelic blues-based" Soulhat, James Newton Howard (former keyboard player behind Elton John's band; now movie score composer), DJ Embee, and Ilhan Erasahin (Turkish saxophonist with electronic and jazz influences).


Yes, it's the pre-April Fool's Day show on the I.W.H.--featuring knock-knock jokes!

Tuesday 3/31/09 8-10 PM / Rebro Saturday 12AM, after P5K

Jessie FryeMaybe you'll go to Chicago and get a little peace of mind
and maybe you'll find
memories pieced together, people come undone
your heart is heavy with time
you sit and watch the world walk by
~ Birthmark, Jessie Frye

Singer-songwriter Jessie Frye hails from Texas, but don't expect a lot of twang from her. There are touches of it here and there, but much of the music is lush, piano driven pop, infused with soul and a bit of blues. One description of her music says it sounds like "if Oscar Wilde crawled inside of a piano and then drank a lot of espresso." Nice.

Tune in to the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour from 9-10 am Tuesday and hear for yourself! As always, we'll have some good tunes by female singer-songwriters and then the interview with Jessie, including some of her songs!

Porno GalacticaPorno Galactica is the hottest group to come out of Fairfield, Iowa ever. Founded by brothers, Dom and Phil Rabalais, this band crafts both heady and body crunching electronica. Finding a space between the nerdy dance music of Dan Deacon and the vicious grooves of Ed Banger Records (Justice, Kavinsky), Porno Galactica is poised to become one of the best electronica acts in the game. Their music is in parts familiar and at other points entirely unique. Back-boned by big frantic beats and keyboard lines that sound like Marnie Stern let loose on a synthesizer, their tracks pop with progressive energy. The narratives of their songs never get lazy: they always push forth to unpredictable endings.

Porno'll be performing at the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City this Thursday at the YACHT CLUB :: 10PM The Hood Internet w. Porno Galactica, Flyentology, Cuticle 130, Beast Wars.

Belinda SubramanWhile living in Germany in the 1980s Belinda began Gypsy Literary Magazine and Sanctuary Tape Series where she published writings and vocal performances of poets from many countries. Sanctuary ran about 6 years and Gypsy for 10 years before its resurrection in 2004. She also published many books under the VERGIN PRESS imprint including VOCES FRONTERIZAS, writings based on life on the U.S./Mexican border sponsored by the El Paso Public Library as well as THE GULF WAR: MANY PERSPECTIVES, EARTH TONES, IMAGES OF JIM MORRISON and HENRY MILLER AND MY BIG SUR DAYS.

Belinda’s own writing has grown to span a vast array of subjects, styles and publications. She has traveled in over 20 countries, lived in Europe for 6 years and was part of an East Indian family for 22 years. These cross-cultural experiences often inform her work as well as her experiences as a Registered Nurse. These days her poetry, stories, and art can be found in hundreds of journals, reviews, anthologies, books and chapbooks. Since 1994 her archives are housed at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, in the Center for Southwest Research.

John Collins

Climate change. Is it really a big problem and if so how bad is it going to get? How come we didn't do more about it earlier? What are the top action priorities now? Tune in to this general discussion on Tanner & Moore of the topic which was prompted by a recent set of recommendations sent by students of Maharishi Unversity of Management to President Obama.

John Collins
is currently on faculty with the Sustainable Living Department of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa. This is the only university in the USA offering a major in Sustainable Living. See John's main interest is public policy and governance for sustainability. Apart from teaching, his career had mainly been in generalist management in government, private industry and the not for profit sector. He can be contacted at

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