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

So Close to Home Today's guest, Michael J. Tougias, is a New York Times bestselling author and has co-authored 24 books, primarily focusing on maritime, travel and nature adventures.  His recent book "The Finest Hours" became a Disney movie starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, and former Fairfielder Ben Foster.

Today Michael joins Caroline and guest host Paul Gandy to discuss his latest maritime survival story, "So Close to Home:  A True Story of an American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II."Michael Tougias

The Downs family was travelling from Texas to South American in 1941 when their ship was torpedoed by a German U-Boat.  I never even realized that battles took place right off American shores!

Listen in today to learn how this author uncovers these fascinating stories from history!

Join James Moore for a discussion wClaire Hoffmanith Claire Hoffman about her book GREETINGS FROM UTOPIA PARK: Surviving A Transcendent Childhood, her career and perspectives on life this Wednesday, May 18th at 1pm CT on KRUU-LP 100.1. [Rebro THU 7pm & Fri 3pm]

Claire works as a magazine writer living in Los Angeles, writing for national magazines, covering culture, religion, celebrity, business and whatever else seems interesting. She was formerly a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a freelance reporter for the New York Times.

She has a masters degree in religion from the University of Chicago, and a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University. She serves on the board of her family foundation, the Goldhirsh Foundation, as well as the Columbia Journalism School. Claire is a native Iowan and has been meditating since she was three years old.

UTOPIA is a riveting, astonishingly honest, ultimately life-affirming journey through the heartlands of consciousness, spirituality and Fairfield. Claire's gifts as a writer and storyteller are abundant and manifest, her observations manage to be fierce, gentle, discerning, and loving at the same time.

For those of us who grew up inside the bubble diagram, so to speak, committed to the high ideals of creating 'heaven on earth' in the cornfields of Iowa, hopeful of floating into the sunset of the age of enlightenment, there will be uncomfortable moments. Claire's organic magical realism peels the onion all the way back to the unified field and then some. Some passages had me wincing in embarrassed recognition, others made me laugh or shake my head, mostly at myself, others feel proud or sometimes sad in unexpected ways.

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THE WEEK THAT WAS

>>>Food For Thought
National Academies of Sciences Calls for Greater Transparency on GMOs
http://civileats.com/2016/05/18/national-academies-of-sciences-calls-for-greater-transparency-around-genetically-engineered-crops/
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Bayer's Monsanto Bid Plants Seed of Doubt
http://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2016-05-19/bayer-s-monsanto-bid-plants-seed-of-doubt

>>>Pick Your Poison
Fox News Poll: Clinton's negatives surpass Trump's
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/05/18/fox-news-poll-clintons-negatives-surpass-trumps.html
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Big Picture for Trump vs. Clinton? It’s All in the Framing
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/20/upshot/big-picture-with-trump-vs-clinton-is-all-in-the-framing.html

>>>A Neoconfusing Election
Neocon-Bashers Headline Koch Event as Political Realignment on Foreign Policy Continues
https://theintercept.com/2016/05/18/neocon-bashers-headline-koch-event-as-political-realignment-on-foreign-policy-continues/
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Robert Kagan: This is how fascism comes to America
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-is-how-fascism-comes-to-america/2016/05/17/c4e32c58-1c47-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html

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  • Fri
    May 20
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  • Tue
    May 24
    2:00 pm -
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Chris Isaak: His First Album in Six Years

Chris Isaak: First Comes The Night

"Fans of the crooner needn't worry..... his flawed characters are still doing bad, bad things in the sexiest and slinkiest of tales, all swathed in Isaak's guitar-wrapped melodies." --Billboard Magazine


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    May 19
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    May 25
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Thursday: Metered Love

G ManMetered love, rhythm and news. Reasons and rhymes. You ever pull back, draw a line, frame a context, break a pattern? There is unbounded love, and then there is... what we have to work with on this edition of Centripetal Sounds. Example: Emerald Eyes by Fleetwood Mac. "Gettin' back to the way I feel, her honest word is my only real thing...she's still a mystery to me, the way she sails away slow, makes your day to day life-easy...". Or how about Chicago: "I don't want your money, that don't mean a thing, yeah...all I want is you, I wanna be your natural man...". 28 fine examples of apportioning what comes natural. 2-4 PM with a replay next Wednesday morning at 2 AM. The G Man

  • Wed
    May 18
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    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    May 20
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BBQ and ChefSteps on GREAT TASTE

As soon as the weather starts to warm up, I bet many of you think about breaking out the grill.  I certainly do.  

Legends of Texas BarbequeRobb Walsh has been writing about barbeque for decades.  His latest book is an updated version of Legends of Texas Barbecue Cook Book:  Recipes and Recollections from the Pitmasters.  The photos make every story he tells come alive, and, even more than the recipes, I became engrossed in the history and cultural facets of the book.  In the interview, he discusses some of the different ethnic groups who continue to play a role in the evolving landscape of Texas barbeque.  I bet there are a lot of Texas barbeque lovers who will be surprised when they hear what Robb has to say.

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

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    May 14
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  • Mon
    May 16
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A Tribute To Paul Kantner

RRPaul Kantner passed away recently. He was responsible for writing, recording, and producing one of my three favorite albums of all time: Blows Against The Empire. The name of my show is taken directly from his song Your Mind Has Left Your Body, from Baron Von Tollbooth and The Chrome Nun. The picture you see at left is from the album cover. So, yes, I have a heavy influence from the man. I am barely going to do justice to his body of work. He performs with Grace Slick, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jerry Garcia, David Freiberg, Joni Mitchell, and too many others to list here. Two hours in tribute to someone who I could do ten shows worth on... Godspeed Paul. Cool Breeze

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    May 13
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  • Mon
    May 16
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Getting Lost in "Septimania" with Jonathan Levi

Jonathan Levi From co-founder of "Granta:The Magazine of New Writing" to opera composer, playwright and director, educator, short story and essay writer and of course, novelist, Jonathan Levi is the embodiment of the Renaissance Man.

Septimania

His first novel, " A Guide for the Perplexed" was published in 1992 to rave reviews.  His second novel, "Septimania," is brand new and hard to describe.  Here's one way: "Levi's fable of love, religion and physics dances with a spirited and lambent invention, rendered in precise and often lyrically beautiful prose."--Owen Sheers, author of I Saw a Man and Resistance

Okay, maybe you'll just have to tune in to Writers' Voices if you really want to  know what it's about!

 

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