We throw around a lot of the same jargon each Wednesday evening on Great Taste. There's constant references to "kitchen empowerment"-as we urge the listeners to use their cooktops to fix fresh food. We banter back and forth about CSA's, GMO's, organic, traceability, bio-dynamic, locavores, globavores, Slow Food, polyphenols, and a host of other food-savvy terms and topics. What it comes down to is espousing a philosophy of healthy cooking and eating centered around using fresh, local foods.
Dogs have 1000-word vocabularies. Birds practice songs in their sleep. Moths remember living as caterpillars. Noted science writer Virginia Morell visited researchers in fields and laboratores around the world to unearth facts about how animals think and feel. Since this show's original broadcast, her new book ANIMAL WISE: HOW WE KNOW ANIMALS THINK AND FEEL (now out in paperback) has garnered high praise and many awards.
It's a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, an American Library Association 2014 Notable Nonfiction Book, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013. Join Cheryl and Virginia on The Studio this week for insight into the lives of pioneering animal-cognition researchers and their surprisingly intelligent and sensitive subjects.
This week our feature is the new album from guitarist, Jim Allchin. Mixing equal parts blues, rock and jazz, Allchin creates a groove worth falling into; hard-hitting, incisive and passionate.
We'll also hear songs from Susan Tedeschi, Nora Jones, Irene Kelly, Sarah Jarosz, Hat Check Girl, Darrell Scott, Jadea Kelly, Gregg Allman, John Prine, Jonathan Edwards, Donna The Buffalo, Eilen Jewell, JD Souther, Van Morrison, Lynn Miles and Mary Gauthier.
2:05pm | A wide-ranging discussion with Madison, Wisconsin-based Steve Horn, who is a Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog. Formerly with the Center for Media and Democracy, Steve interned in Washington, DC with then U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), and at the Rotary International world headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. He is also a competitive runner, with a personal best time of 2:43:04 in the 2009 Boston Marathon.
Steve graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in political science and legal studies. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Nation, AlterNet, PR Watch, Truth-Out, FireDogLake's “The Dissenter,” Common Dreams, Mondoweiss, Wisconsin Watch, Nation of Change, and WhoWhatWhy.com.
3:12pm | Laura Cohen, local Lord's Cupboard coordinator, talks about Thanksgiving in July as well as Habitat for Humanity's new home offer, their 11th construction, that qualified folks may apply for through July 15th.
3:25pm | Salt Lake City police pursue a missing child lead and shoot a dog dead in someone's fenced-in backyard. Dog's owner confronts cops.
3:35pm | James speaks with Nick Leo of Des Moines-base indie-pop group In Rooms, who will be performing their Brazillian-flavored easy breezy repertoire with Nick's wife Heather and 5-piece band 9pm at the Arbor Bar on Friday, July 11th.
On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some great experimental brass featuring Elephant Wrecking Ball's new album Barren Serenade. We'll also hear from Billy Martin's Wicked Knee and Moon Hooch. Read more about the albums and artists below:
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I had the great honour of knowing and working with the musician, Paul Horn, a true visionary and absolutely stellar human being. The world's wattage just dimmed big time. Paul, you are a real angel now. Sending you transcendent love, forever. Jai Guru Dev... --Leigh Badgley
For a link to Dennis Raimondi's interview with Paul and Ann from 2011, click here.
Hugh Hopper was a member of The Soft Machine and an almost constant participant in the Cantebury progressive sound. We will hear from him and also Hatfield and The North, a short-lived but influential band from the seventies. Mandrake Memorial fills out our all seventies first hour. Hour two is dominated by Davis Sylvian and his 1999 release Approaching Silence. We'll also have some time for Bark Psychosis, Shovels and Rope, and Albert Hammond, Jr, with his fabulous instrumental Spooky Couch. You may also hear that last song at the beginning of next week's show, which kicks off a five-week long set of tunes dominated by recent releases from new indie eclectic artists. Mostly people I had never even heard of until I heard the song I am playing. That's always nice...Cool Breeze
A Meditation on AMERICA: the good, the bad, and the ugly with "Inside the Headlines" co-hosts Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore.
Held over for a second big- that's really big- week at the Orpheum Theatre is Transformers: Age Of Extinction. Not only are the Transformers big to look at, but it had the biggest box office opening weekend of the year.
Among the new releases, we're excited to tell movie fans about Life Itself, "a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert." "Far more than just a tribute to the career of the world's most famous and influential film critic, the often revelatory Life Itself is also a remarkably intimate portrait of a life well lived -- right up to the very last moment."
We'll also talk about other new releases, what we've seen and more on the Filmosophers Movie Talk, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM Central, again Sunday mornings 11:30. "We don't have a home, Dad. It blew up." - Tessa, Transformers: Age Of Extinction