Her deceased mom's messy recipe box is one of author Lynda Cohen Loigman's most prized possessions, and it appears in the hands of Rose, a viewpoint character in Loigman's debut novel, The Two-Family House. "This book is for the women in my mother's family," Loigman's acknowledgment reads, but both men and women play pivotal roles in this richly-textured multi-generational story that explores the impact of sustained family lying.
If you grew up in the USA during the 1960s, 70's or 80's, then chances are you have fond memories of "The Little House on the Prairie" TV Show, if not the books.
Our guest this week on Writers' Voices, William Anderson, fell in love with "The Little House" book in the third grade, and became curious about the real lives of the people the book was based on. He went on to write at least half a dozen books about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her work, plus over 20 other books, mostly history for young readers. His most recent book "The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder" brings this celebrated author to live in her own words, annotated with useful historical references.
DJ Andy Bargerstock continues with part 2 of his reveal of incredible new tracks from around the world. Hear more fine tracks from acoustic guitar blues wizard Justin Johnson, electro-dubstep reggae band Stick Figure, the electronic composer The Human Experience, and exotic French psychedelic band Wall of Death. Andrew Bird (photo right) shares the spotlight too.
First-time performers include Brooklyn-based Savoir Adore (photo left), Dylan LeBlanc (Louisiana singer-songwriter), and Lord Huron (LA indie folk band).
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ANOTHER EXTRAORDINAIRE NIGHT PLANNED
Dean Goodale from Run of the Mill Organics and Eric Rusch of Breadtopia are the featured guests for this special live tasting event held monthly in the lovely confines of Green Building Supply with KRUU personality Steve Boss, host of the ever popular GREAT TASTE show which airs Wednesdays 7pm CT [rebro Fri 7am].
The whole community is warmly invited to enjoy the fun and experience the flavors. It is recommended to eat dinner first.
When I see a book that is a memoir of someone who has embarked on a spiritual path (usually Eastern in origin), and/or promoting a cleaner diet or exercise regime, I expect a rosy picture, filled with tantalizing rewards of living and eating "right." The newly pure are happier, healthier and more prosperous.
In Saeeda Hafiz's book "The Healing: A Memoir of Food, Family and Yoga" is more truthful. Such changes may come slowly and at times involve two steps forward, three steps back. The expected benefits don't always materialize, at least not in the way you expected.
Saeeda is an African American woman raised in an environment rife with poverty, addiction and domesitc violence. In her memoir, she shares her authentic story of overcoming that legacy through food and yoga. And lots of hard work.
Join us on Writers' Voices for another great conversation!
On tonight's edition of After Hours we'll be listening to my favorite DJs and producers to have mixed & mashed blues & gospel with electronica. From hip-hop to glitch-hop, chillstep to dubstep, the styles may change but the sample-base remains the same. On the roster we've got: Charlie Beale, Nicolas Repac, Moby, Skeewiff, Blockboy, Beat Fatigue, Minoru and a whole lot more! Steam it live April 2nd 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio
I always start each show with the song that I played last the prior week. The great thing about that is, no one will ever lose their place. So this week I start with Blue Mountain. That reminded me of an old Everly Brothers tune I had purchased recently. So naturally I began to think about the next song when I was playing that song, and the result is your next one hour and fifty minutes of pure music pleasure. Noteworth is a soundboard cut from David Crosby and the PERRO project, still unreleased, and still worthy of a proper package for the general public. Cool Breeze
THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>>Politics & Fleas
Trump’s 24 hours of mayhem
Romney/Ryan Wouldn't be GOP Salvation Against Clinton
America’s Nuclear Clunkers
Obama's fizzled nuclear vision
>>>The Tide Is Higher
Melting of Ice Sheet Could Flood Coastal Cities by 2100
Creating a Water Ready World
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