Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~ 9e/8c/7m/6p ♥


Listen next time to The Feed Store (Thursdays at 10AM CDT and Sundays at Noon CDT) as I spin another crackpot story from my youthful days in Fairfield.

There was a period in my youth where I used to dress up wacky and stage funny photographs. Why I did this I'll never know. But I did. And since my arms were not six feet long at the time I had to press my sainted mother into service as my photographer. And she never flinched. She never complained. Whether I was dressed as Dracula, Doc Savage or a clown with a machine gun my mom took the pictures.

Thanks, mom. These days I make my wife do that dirty job. 

  • Sat
    Aug 16
    10:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Aug 20
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

Jazz, Math-Rock & Hip-Hop of 2014


Oh yeah, tonight’s show is gonna be all over the place genre-wise, but it’ll all be great music and it’ll all be from albums released this year.

We’ll start off with some jazz courtesy of Wil Blades, Stanton Moore, Tingvall Trio and Organ Explosion. After that we’ve got some math-rock and post-rock with Totorro and Waking Aida. In the last hour we’ll be listening to some hip-hop featuring ArtOfficial’s new album Knives, but we’ll also hear from Atmosphere, Phoniks, Sifu Hotman and more! Stream it live August 16th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

Ferguson, Missouri is not that far from Fairfield. After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a cop in broad daylight this past weekend in the St. Louis suburb, it has become a catalyst for a wider debate on race, poverty, and the efficacy of the militarization of our local police forces.

Join us for a look at the SWATification of America on INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and KRUU station manager James Moore. This week's three tiers include that police state of mind; oil & vinegar in the climate change game; and animals are people, too.

For links to stories, click "Read more" below.

  • Fri
    Aug 15
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Aug 17
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

The Filmosophers Movie Talk

Watch the trailer! The age of E documentary film Alive Inside starts Friday at the Alive Inside posterOrpheum Theatre. The best way to decide if you want to see this inspiring film is to watch the trailer. Just search "Alive Inside trailer". "Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music." I sent the trailer out and people replied "I wish I would have done this for my loved-one." "Alive Inside packs as potent a simple emotional wallop as anything you'll see - or hear - anywhere this year." - Globe & Mail. Watch the trailer, be inspired and send it out to folks you know will resonate with it. "No film I've seen better underlines the transcendental power and mysticism that music has over human emotions than Alive Inside." - Movie Mezzanine

Also, held over at the Orpheum, the intriguing, compellingly entertaining doc Finding Vivian Maier. Yes indeed, it's the golden age of documentaries.

We'll discuss that, the new releases, last weeks surprising box office results and more on the Filmosophers, with the teetotaling beer brothers Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays, 12:30 PM again Sunday mornings 11:30.

-I thought you were gonna grow wings. -I was trying... Alive Inside

The Dive

eclectic with Patrick Taylor on KRUU-LP 100.1 FM Monday 4-5pm.

The Dive

  • Tue
    Aug 12
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Aug 13
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Hip-Hop of 2014


Dilated Peoples' dropped their new album today, Directors of Photography, and I can't think of a better excuse to recap some of my favorite hip-hop of 2014. I'll be featuring Dilated Peoples, Atmosphere and Sifu Hotman, but we'll also hear from Intuition & Equalibrum, ArtOfficialAnti-Lilly & Phoniks and Soulpete. Stream it live August 12th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

Dr. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi Teacher, author, and lecturer. He has lectured worldwide and been a guest on many TV and radio talk shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Swami Tyagananda is a Hindu monk of the Ramakrishna Order. He is currently the head of the Vedanta Society in Boston and the Hindu Chaplain for Harvard and MIT.

  • Fri
    Aug 08
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Aug 11
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

The 21st Century Crucible - Katherine Howe's "Conversion"

ConversionWriter's voices welcomes another New York Times best-selling aurthor of historical fiction this week, Katherine Howe, whose "Conversion" received this starred review from Publishers Weekly  - "A chilling guessing game of a novel that will leave readers thinking about the power (and powerlessness) of young women in the past and present alike."

Katherine Howe credit Laura Dandaneau

Howe, a descendant of three of the women accused of witchcraft in Salem, teaches American Studies at Cornell University.  Inspired by a recent report of sixteen New England teens who displayed a series of inexplicable physical symptoms including tics and stutters, Howe's gripping novel juxtaposes the Salem witch trials and the stress-filled lives of modern teen girls.  

Join Monica and Caroline this week as they discuss the challenges of writing a novel set in two separate times with the author, who also wrote "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane," "The House of Velvet and Glass," and edited "The Penguin Book of Witches." Per chance we shall discover from whence Howe's fascination with witches comes!

  • Mon
    Aug 11
    10:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Aug 13
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

The Songs of Summer, Week 5

Summer Breeze

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