Author B. K. Loren


What's B. K. Loren up to? Her novel THEFT's been optioned for film! B. K.'s writing the screenplay! She just won the 2014 Colorado Book Award for Creative Nonfiction for ANIMAL, MINERAL, RADICAL: A FLOCK OF ESSAYS ON WILDLIFE, FAMILY & FOOD!

Here at The Studio we're celebrating these successes of one of our favorite authors by rebroadcasting an interview in which B. K. explains in detail how she approaches writing, creativity, and life. 

  • Tue
    Oct 07
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 08
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Afrobeat of 2014 Featuring Jungle Fire


What happens when you take 70's-inspired funk & soul, stir it in a pot with Afro, Latin and Cuban rhythms, then turn the heat ALL the way up? You get the LA-based 12-piece funk group Jungle Fire and the amazing debut LP they released last week: Tropicoso.

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be checking out some of my favorite tracks from Tropicoso, as well as a whole lot more great afro/latin funk & soul from 2014. On the roster we've got: The Souljazz Orchestra, Budos Band, Euforquestra, Ikebe ShakedownMotherlode and Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood. Stream it live October 7th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

Ron Turner is the founder and director of Last Gasp Publishing. Last Gasp is a book and underground comix publisher and distributor, with its headquarters in San Francisco. Notable artists published by Last Gasp include Tim Biskup, Robert Crumb, Richard Corben, and Ron English.

  • Mon
    Oct 06
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Thu
    Oct 09
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

Jessica Burks interviews Debbie Goodman

Debbie Goodman


With a head full of songs and ready to tell about them, Debbie Goodman packed up a U-Haul and headed to Los Angeles with her guitar and her percussionist. She left behind a budding country career in Nashville to pursue pop and rock in more progressive California.

The song Beautiful Girl can be heard streaming in some major grocery stores across the US. Pop star Grace Potter sings her song "Stars". Debbie's rock and country crossover tunes and that undeniable twang in her voice reveals an Oklahoma City upbringing with a nice mix of Tennessee. Other influences include Led Zepplin, who she loves covering with a live band, and she looks up to country star Miranda Lambert for her rebellious feistiness.

From East Coast to West Coast and right in the middle, Debbie Goodman has touched the nation with songs that come straight from her own real life.

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view video from the first 30 minutes of last week's broadcast

  • Fri
    Oct 03
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Oct 06
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Heroines of the Civil War - "Liar, Temptress,Soldier, Spy"

Karen AbbottMonica and Caroline are back live at KRUU today for an interview we've been looking forward to.  Karen Abbott is a journalist and historian.  Her two previous books, "Sin in the Second City" and "American Rose" were Liar Temptress Soldier Spyboth New York Times bestsellers.  Now she's back with "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy," the true stories of four daring women who served during the Civil War, risking all for their cause.

We will talk about the role of women in the Civil War and why history has largely forgotten them.  How did Abbott become interested in this topic; how did she find her subjects and what were her sources of information?  We will also discuss the challenges of writing history for a general audience.

Abbott is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine's history blog and also writes for Disunion, the New York Times series about the Civil War.



Join us for another weekly dose of INSIDE THE HEADLINES with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore.

The three tiers today include banking on the incarcerated for fun & profit; the economy doesn't suck, it just sucks for you; and life's a beach--until it isn't.

As always, click on "Read more" below to reference any of the headlines discussed on the show. Thanks for tuning in. Rebro Sunday at 9am CT.

  • Mon
    Oct 06
    10:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 08
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

And More Classic Rock...

Classic Rock

On this special Tone Sandwich we are going to be previewing the new Foxygen album "...and Star Power" almost 10 days before it's release, in all of its vinyl glory.  

24 Songs, 80 be the judge

For those of you who were fans of their 2012 release "We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic" will find that the band has left the 60's altogether and completely immersed themselves into the the 70's and beyond making,

Timeless music






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