THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal
Trump's team of gazillionaires
Why people are giving Jill Stein millions for an election recount
Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say
Russia tells U.S. to get out of the way in Syria
ACLU alleges police used life-threatening weapons at Standing Rock protest
A Less Frenzied Black Friday as Millennials Opt to Stay In
The rich are winning the global economic recovery
“A new climate era”: what happens if the Arctic doesn’t freeze?
Heartfelt thanks to the scores of volunteer hosts who've made KRUU so amazing.
And to all of you who tune in.
This week's featured album is:
Bluesy guitar and midtempo soul grooves
with some fine blue-eyed soul burners,
and bayou-inspired rhythms!
Faine Jade leads off another edition of the show with a song called People Games Play. In it you will hear the line, 'If the lantern should grow cold, and you need a flame for fire, you just think the magic thought, and ignite it with desire.' As is the case with most of my themed shows, that song, and that specific lyric, led to the rest of the two hours of killer rock and roll. Lots of music from obscure artists like Ant-Bee, Dimentia 13, Phantasia, and Eden's Children. Actually what you really need to know is that the songs are very lyrically dense. Themes of dreaming vs. reality, checking in at the gut level, and taking steps to move ahead with love and purpose abound. Perfect for a holiday of gratitude. I am overflowing with thanks for the KRUU, my family, and the land of the free. Take some time to relax and enjoy. Furthermore, December has five Thursdays, and they are all dedicated to the 10 year anniversary of the station, and Centripetal Sounds. Look for some high frequency musical software next month.
Susan Klopfer is the author of several books including the civil rights non-fiction book "Who Killed Emmett Till?" Ms. Klopfer is an award-winning journalist and former Prentice Hall editor.
Ms. Klopfer lived in the Mississippi Delta for two years on the grounds of the state's most infamous prison while her husband worked as a psychologist at Parchman Penitentiary five years ago. Dr. Fred Klopfer is currently a psychologist at the state mental hospital in Mount Pleasant, IA. www.susanklopfer.com
At Last! Pink Floyd Early Years CD has been released including previously unreleased tracks of early versions of PF songs. DJ Andy B plays several tracks in the second-hour along with more exotic new tracks from Enigma, Emancipator, and Manesh DeMoor to elevate the endorphin-producing swoon.
In the first-hour, the spotlight shines on John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars who played recently in Iowa City), singer Ruelle, and Sting with track "50,000" from his new CD. Other first-timers to Fringe Toast include The Argument, Xylonius White, Zayde Wolf, Diane Birch and Dyan.
Mark your calendar and invite friends worldwide to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Fringe Toast Music brings the best music you never hear... unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM.
It's the holiday season. It's time for the holiday of giving thanks. First and foremost I am thankful that my sainted mother made it through hip replacement surgery and she is recovering nicely. The other things that make me grateful--you'll hear all about them this week on The Feed Store(thursday at 10AM CT and sunday at Noon CT). Things like Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys, Dale Watson and the Kingsmen. Sure, I love my wife and I like kitties. But rock and roll and roots music really pop my cork! Hear all about it this week on the program.
17 of the 19 songs on the show this weekend are recent productions. Check out what a great year of music it has been with the likes of Horseback, Tycho, William Tyler, Hard Working Americans, The Green Pajamas, Michael Chapman, and Morgan Delt. I am ramping up my coverage of new music as I put together my list of the best of 2016. I will have the best albums, songs, the best rereleases and remasterings, and a list of the best music I found from prior years. That list will go clear back to the sixties, as usual. Of course, I have a bag of music sitting right next to me that I purchased today, so stay tuned for future developments. Cool Breeze
THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal
Donald Trump’s Team Starts to Coalesce With High-Level Picks
NSA Head Openly Accuses Russia of Using Wikileaks to Get Trump Elected
Viral Fake Election News Outperformed Real News On Facebook In Final Months Of The US Election
The amplification of censorship: How attacking the alt-right only adds to the flames
Interviews reveal how Bannon used flattery to manipulate Trump into alt-right policies
In tough talk on Muslims, Japanese internment survivors feel a dark deja vu
Private Prison Companies Ready to Cash In on Throwing Out Immigrants
Bankers celebrate dawn of Trump era
Trump’s vast web of conflicts: A user’s guide