Former Fairfielder James Tipton will be the featured guest on Writers' Voices with Monica and Caroline this Friday at 1 pm (rebroadcast Monday at 8 am).
Tipton will discuss his recently published historical novel "Annette Vallon: A Novel of the French Revoluion," based on the life of William Wordsworth's French lover.
What about this woman, a footnote in literary history, inspired 15 years of research and writing?
It's The Filmosopher's Movie talk show, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller.
Friday we'll talk with Cathy Wadsworth, Executive Director of the 1st Friday's Art Walk. In February, 1st Fridays Art Walk and the Iowa Motion Picture Association partner to present the ‘Best of Iowa’ Film Expo, February 1 – 3. The film expo will showcase the top three films in five different categories from all the 2007 Iowa film festivals. You can be a part of the Film Expo! Volunteers (especially AV operators) are needed - Film Expo fringe benefits included! For details, listen to our talk with Cathy and/or call (641) 233-8883 for more information.
The Filmosophers will also talk about Juno, opening at the Co-Ed Theatre Friday. Roger Ebert (and others) declare Juno "just about the best movie of the year."
Time permitting (there's never enough!) we'll also talk about our fave movies of 2007.
It's Thursday and that means it's time to get a little crooked. This week on Crooked Sisters Radio Hour I'll be showcasing a few of my favorite fiddle players ... from one of the best in the biz, Laurie Lewis, to some of the newer fiddler chicks on the scene, like Sara Softich.
I'll be highlighting the contributions these fiddlin' crooked sisters bring to Roots, Americana, Country, and Bluegrass. Join me, your host Lauryn Shapter, for two hours of the best in all things twang, Thursday ten to noon.
See you on that crooked road.
This week's show is dedicated to our international family of Fringe Toast artists. Joining DJ Andy Bargerstock will be his daughter Camie from western North Carolina. Together, they will take us on a journey around the world of music from the early 1970s to the present. After an early nod to '70s songwriter, Dan Fogelberg, you will hear from American indie alternative groups, Band of Horses and The Shins. Then, the international flavors begin with Kings of Convenience (Norway), Leslie Feist (Canada), Opera to Relax (Germany), Imogen Heap (UK), and Beth Orton (UK). After this exciting world tour, we swing back to the USA with acoustic guitar phenom, Kaki King, and Georgia born singer-songwriter, Cat Power.
Perhaps the highlight of the evening will be the incredible similarity of contemporary Imogen Heap's "Speak For Yourself" and '80s multi-media composer Laurie Anderson's "O Superman!". You do not want to miss this second hour launching mix that will continue with more fine electronic tunes from the Fringe Toast Hall of Famer, William Orbit, from his 2006 CD "Hello Waveforms."
New Year's resolution to eat healthier and have more fun in the kitchen? GREAT TASTE is here to help you along.
TUNE IN FROM 7-8 PM AND WE'LL GET YOU UP TO SPEED ON BAKING FRESH BREAD IN YOUR HOME
Eric Rusch, co-founder with his wife, Denyce, of Breadtopia will share some tips guaranteeing an easy road to successful baking.
Iowa Caucus Special, Featuring Interviews with:
FORMER UNITED STATES PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON. The forty second President of the United States and husband of presidential hopeful Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton.
UNITED STATES SENATOR BARACK OBAMA. Senator Obama is currently seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to run for president in 2008, and was the winner of the Iowa Democratic Party Caucus held January 3, 2008.
ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE. Governor Huckabee is currently seeking the Republican Party's nomination to run for President in 2008 and was the winner of the Iowa Republican Party Caucus held January 3, 2008.
JACKIE DODD FORMER CEO OF THE EXPORT IMPORT BANK AND WIFE OF SENATOR DODD OF CONNECTICUT. Senator Dodd recently withdrew from the Democratic Party's presidential primary.
"Sometimes leaving is a joyful sign" - Girlyman, Joyful Sign
This week's dose of girl-power on Lyrical Venus is inspired by a "cheer up" mix I created for my former co-workers to combat the post-downsizing blues. Whether you've got the post-holiday blues, post-caucus blues, or a bit of the winter blahs, songs like The World's Not Falling Apart, Hold On, Looking Forward, I'll Be Alright, and Better Things let you know you are not alone, sometimes moving on is the best thing you can do, and whatever happens, things are going to get better!
Tonight I'm featuring 3 new releases from the new Creative Commons netlabel I've recently started, called BEAUTIFUL ETERNAL. The albums Motate [B.E. #00000], Bring it Back to Jack [B.E. #00002] and Ellis D. [B.E. #00008], range in style from hefty drum n' bass to bumping tekno to smooth chilled out ambient. Blessings!