Second hour, it's the HIrshberg family, Joel, Joy & Aaron, talking about their grand opening for May Art Walk at Green Building Supply.
Then at 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with regular co-host JP Sottile, the Newsvandal.
Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week for an English teacher's dream as we welcome Kevin Smokler, author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School." Just released from Prometheus books, "Practical Classics" covers a lot of ground, from Shakespeare to "Huckleberry Finn," with stops along the way for "The Bell Jar," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and oh so much more.
And yes, Caroline was a high school Engilsh teacher (here at FHS).
Kevin Smokler has been called "a publishing visionary" by the Huffington Post. His writing on the arts has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, and he was a recent guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation."
Obvious World Sunday Nights 11e/10c/9m/8p
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this week's show: new roots music. what're the roots? the roots of americana musica: irish and british folk, country, bluegrass, lush harmonies, personal stories, and acoustic guitars. among other things.
some of the best new roots artists are not from america (mumford & sons, robert plant [yes, that robert plant]), but most have grown up with the sounds, vibes, and influences (musical and otherwise) that you can only get by absorbing life in these disparate yet united states.
even though the sound is rural, authentic, and acoustic, some of the best new roots bands hail from nyc (the lone bellow, grisly bear), and la (edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros). guess the big cities have finally caught up with us poor strummers and harmonizers.
this week's playlist is here: roots
You've heard me play his records a thousand times on the show. And you'll hear me play them a thousand more times. J.D. McPherson (and his partner in crime, Jimmy Sutton) has concocted one of those perfect perfect albums in "Signs and Signifiers." If all he had ever written and recorded was "Northside Gal" he would be guaranteed a place in rock history (like the Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" or "Jump" by Van Halen). His music is honest. His talent is real. And America and the world are taking notice. I am super proud of J.D. and Jimmy (and Ray and Doug and Jason---his band). And I am super super lucky to call him my friend.
Yes, we don't usually get political on this show, but the recent failure by Congress to pass a reasonable alternative to gun control legislation has inspired some thematic musical selections this week. As Canadian comedian Jim Carrey said, "it is the responsibility of every American to speak up." At the risk of offending those who equate guns with freedom (as in just another word for nothing left to lose), I'll be playing Carrey's "Cold Dead Hand", Snoop Lion's (ne Dogg) "No Guns Allowed" as well as some great alternative tunes by Young the Giant, Metric and ZZ Ward. Tune in from 8 to 9 this Friday for A Reasonable Alternative, and peace out!!!
Come one, come all to the Fairfield Park and Recreation Department's Spring Carnival, Saturday April 27 starting 4 p.m. at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. Admission is free and will feature games, rides, a petting zoo, pedal-tractor pulls, crafts, a dunk tank, face painting, food, a kids’ talent show and more! This is a fundraiser for their new pool and gym, and we're pleased to say the Orpheum Theatre Fairfield will have a table there. The Orpheum Theatre will have movie trivia games and prizes for all! (Thank you Dick & Crystle at the historic State Theatre in Washington and Kelly at Main Street Cinemas in Mt. Pleasant for the great prizes!) Erika Richards, Producer/Writer and Orpheum Theatre board member will be live on the Filmosophers to tell us all about it.
School is out Friday, so Junior Filmosopher Shane Miller will join us to share his review of Tom Cruise's latest film Oblivion, which we saw at the State. Also hear about the box office, new releases and movies we've seen, including Room 237, which Chris saw in L.A. and I'm keen to hear about ("Mysterious and provocative, a fascinating journey into the world of obsessive cinephilles."- RT). We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, where "we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays at 12:30 PM Central, again Sundays, 9:00 AM. Streamed live @kruufm.com "If we have souls, they're made of the love we share. Undimmed by time, unbound by death." - Oblivion
IMPORTANT NOTE: THERE IS NO LIVE SHOW AT HY-VEE THIS WEEK.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: NEXT WEEK GREAT TASTE IS LIVE AT HY-VEE ON THURSDAY AT 7:00 PM.
Join us this Wednesday at 7:00 pm on KRUU for our annual Farmer's Market show. There is a bounty of information about the upcoming market season, and some insights into what delicious varieties of veggies we can expect. Our participants included Barb Grijalva, Back to the Basics, Claude Nicholson, Sharon's Produce, Kim Keller, Blooming Acres, Dixie and Bob Mettitt, Tenco Tomatoes, Ana Victoria Braun, local market promoter, Steve McLaskey, MUM Organic Farm, and Jan Swinton, Hometown Harvest.
Also, our health coach, Emily Rose Shaw continued her introduction to the GBombs with an introduction to how beans can play a critical role in improving our health. We had some fun with that topic.
3 Days of Free Music, Artisan Food & Sustainable Fun
New Orleans Klezmer All Stars | Marco Benevento | Bonerama | Alex McMurray | Jim Kerwin | Mike Dillon Band | Charanga Tropical | Mike Mangione & the Union | Todd Clouser | Gin Palace Jesters | Keelan Dimick | Trouble Lights | Jefferson County Green Band
Sustainability keynote by Greenpeace board chair Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder of Seventh Generation & American Sustainable Business Council
GREAT TASTE Artisan Food Court including Tacopocalypse | Art Fifty Two presents Artist & Photographer Tony Ellis | and much more
Enjoy an artful mix of free national, regional and local entertainment, innovative keynote speakers, cultural events, art and film, in multiple venues, with artisan food, speciality vendors, and a focus on sustainable solutions, community empowerment, economic fairness, and much more--all centered around the fabulous Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
Sponors include SPI Entertainment, Fairfield Cultural Alliance, Fairfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Fairfield Musicians Club, Art Fifty Two, Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards, Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance, Green Building Supply, Spectra Music Group, Cafe Paradiso, AmercInn, Super 8, Everybody's Whole Foods, ICON, and Walker's Office Supplies.