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Who Iowans are may surprise you! Iowa writer Linda Egenes coauthored, with Dr. Kumuda Reddy, a retelling of the most widely read epic in world history--The Ramayana: A New Retelling of Valmiki's Ancient Epic--Complete and Comprehensive. The Ramayana is a cultural and spiritual guide for over a billion people in India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and beyond. For contemporary readers, this new retelling, published by Tarcher Perigee, streamlines Rama's epic quest, originally penned as 24,000 verses contained in seven volumes.

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

The Federal Reserve is living in a fantasyland

Solid Hiring Without Wage Jump Tests Fed Hopes for Inflation

Apple’s Tax Game Is Hurting Economic Growth

Global economy faces multiple crises as G20 gathers in Hangzhou

Putin Says DNC Hack Was a Public Service, Russia Didn’t Do It

Poll: Record number of Americans dislike Clinton

Corey Lewandowski: Trump’s Immigration Speech Was For White Men
Is Trump v. Clinton the Baby Boomers’ Last Hurrah?

  • Sat
    Sep 03
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Sep 05
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Eight Songs As An After Fairfest Wind Down

RRRolling in home after a serious night of music at Fairfest? Catch this eight song set from 2-4 AM Saturday morning as a glide towards a deep and restful sleep. The show is dominated by four long songs by DJ Shadow, Samsara  Blues Experiment, Isaac Hayes, and King Crimson. Plus Marc Benno. The Moody Blues, The Paperhead, and The Beatles. That's it, it's just that simple. Open the windows, let the Cool Breeze in....

Blackened Canteen Writers' Voices welcomes Jerry Yellin to the studio this week. Jerry returns to Fairfield to work on getting a film made of his true story, "The Blackened Canteen." 

Jerry Yellin

This inspirational book tells a story of honor between enemies, and the healing that can come after a war.

Jerry is one of the last remaining WWII fighter pilots, and has spent his golden years bring the message of peace and healing to wounded warriors around the world.

Jerry is the author of 3 other books, "Of War and Weddings, "The Resilient Warrior, and "The Letter."  You can listen to Jerry's previous interviews on Writers' Voices here.

  • Fri
    Sep 02
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Sep 04
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers movie talk

We're in a very quiet time for new movie releases we can suggest you may enjoy. Kubo And The Two Strings posterThere is one film we're recommending you see on the big screen while the opportunity still exists. Kubo And The Two Strings is beginning it's third week, now showing only matinee times at the Ottumwa 8. If you're a film fan, we suggest you seek this out. One reaction sent to us: "We loved it!!! Wow. Exhilarating. Deeply moving. Exceptional. Gorgeous. It pulled me in immediately & suspended my belief quite quickly. I hope it pulls in a bunch of Oscars! It really is a masterpiece…" - Jessica Malloy (and family :)

We'll talk about this, begin our fall movie preview and more, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions."

Kubo and the Two Strings matches its incredible animation with an absorbing hero's journey story that has something to offer audiences of all ages. - Critics Consensus, Rotten Tomatoes

  • Thu
    Sep 01
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Sep 07
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

Same Old Wine, Brand New Bottle

G MANLoggins & Messina kick off another edition of Centripetal Sounds with their song Same Old Wine. The song expresses quite well that good old-fashioned definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result. In the context of repeatedly electing people that perpetrate the same old harmful ideas about regulations, taxes, and war. Not upstaged but supported by ELP, The Wipers, Jimi Hendrix, MC5, U2, and The Greg Kihn Band. If you are squinting as you look off towards the road ahead for a sign of enlightenment, it is no mirage. Good times are on the way as soon as all the war freaks die off. Drink plenty of water, spend some time looking inward every day, and listen to this show every week for details concerning the approach of grace. In the meantime, we have bitter truth, and rock and roll. The G Man

of montreal

DJ Andy Bargerstock shines the spotlight on 2016 albums from experimental, electronic, psychedelic band named Of Montreal (photo top) with lead man Kevin Barnes and Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan (photo right). Nearly 100% new music never played before on Fringe Toast with first-timers that include No Wyld,lisa hannigan Dr. Wu, Adia Victoria, The Normalities, The Free Association, and Electronic Swing Orchestra.

Oh yes, the second hour Chill Zone music will transport you to interstellar regions where brain chemistry is brewed to produce alpha waves. Turn the lights down low and let the waves break over you in delight.

Click here for playlist. Invite friends to join the live stream at  The best music you never hear unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast.

Jerry DouglasSit back and enjoy KRUU interviews with two of this Marty Stuartyear's FAIRfest 16's biggest stars.

Jerry Douglas is a 16-time Grammy winner who has played on well over 2000 recordings!! His solo work, work with Allison Krause and Union Station, and collaborations with the likes of Eric Clapton, Keb Mo, Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, and many others, have made Douglas arguably the best dobro player in the world.

Marty Stuart (of French, English, Choctaw, and Colombian descent) is an American country music singer-songwriter, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. In the early 1990s, he had a successful string of country hits. Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, not far from the home of Jimmie Rodgers, the Father of Country Music, Stuart has played with Lester Flatts, Johnny Cash, and many top country artists.

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