Don't miss Friday's "Inside the Headlines" Special Edition on JFK. It's Part 1 of a two-part series, culminating in an entire PLANET ERSTWILD November 22nd dedicated to the 50 year anniversary of the president's murder in Dallas.
Historian, journalist, filmmaker JP Sottile, the Newsvandal. catches us up to snuff w/ his JFK Assassination Anniversary Primer. On Nov 25th, JP co-hosts with Lisa Derrick of La Figa, a FireDogLake Movie Night discussion featuring the great John Barbour about his documentary "The Garrison Tapes."
I know a leader when I see one. I've seen a lot of them. Jason Aviles has all the qualities, the inner peace and the good looks to make a difference.
I love all of my guests, but I have no problem saying this has been my favorite one. Not because i like him best but because I felt honored to see him now, so i can say i knew him then.
#BRONX #GREATNESS #INSPIRED
Born in the Bronx borough of New York City and living in the projects for over ten years, Jason overcame many obstacles, but his deepest struggle was coming to accept himself. After some hard life learning lessons, Jason was left with no other option but to trust his heart and pursue his calling to educate our youth. For over seven years he worked in several different educational facilities, communities, businesses, and a maximum security youth prison. During that time Jason saw the huge void, the void between our youth and a fulfilling education. Today, Jason has created a youth empowerment and holistic education non-profit organization, BUBGreat. providing youth with programs that will allow them to explore themselves, learn about themselves, and discover their hidden potential in a safe and healthy environment. Learn more at www.BUBGreat.com.
This week on Writers' Voices we welcome Katy Butler, whose searingly honest memoir about her parents' deaths, "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death," is serving to open a much-needed conversation on whether extending life through medical intervention is always the right choice. It examines the ways in which our medical system encourages choices that may lead to unintended consequences, including an increasing number of deaths in hospital intensive care units, surrounded by machines and strangers, as opposed to dying at home with loved ones.
In her book and her interview, Katy also shares a very personal account of the ways in which the extension of the dying process affect the family caregivers, both positively and negatively. Katy Butler was awarded the Science in Society Prize from the National Association of Science Writers. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, the NY Times, Best American Essays, and Best American Science Writing.
Join host Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y. This week Andrew is joined by Caleb Balaban and Caleb Flynn to discuss what millennials are doing today.
Caleb Balaban, who hails from London, England, was Andrew Tint's original radio co-host on their extremely popular show, "Speech Impediment or Accent. Who Knows? Not Me." Caleb has recently gone through the horrid process of trying to find a job in this economy. Find out what it's been like to try and find empolyment from the mouth of a millennial.
KRUU founding board member Caleb Flynn, who recently returned from Nigeria, is Project Hello World's engineer. Working for the past 10 years as an IT consultant Caleb manages physical and online resources for corporate and community organizations including Civic Commons, KRUU-FM, Bonnell Building Project, Walker Group, Pico Youth Center and The Beatbox.
Project Hello World is providing underprivileged children and adults in Africa with access to the opportunities that the Internet provides. Their computer terminals, or ‘Hello Hubs’, allow them to educate themselves, to communicate with others and to be part of the global online community.
Singer, songwriter, poet, painter, activist...it's tough to think of something Joni Mitchell hasn't done, and done exceedingly well.
With one of the most haunting and recognizable voices ever since she burst on the music scene decades ago, she made her mark early and kept right on going.
So we'll take this week and next to pay tribute to one of the most unique and prolific artists of our time.
Only at the Wildflowers Cafe.
Tune in for the very first episode of Roxy's Rice Bowl featuring classical music by Japanese composers.
The Studio Ghibli company is famous for Anime Movies like My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, the most successful Japanese movie in history so far. Main producer Hayao Miyazaki works together with Japan's most talented composers to support his films with memorable soundtracks. Joe Hisaishi is the most famous of all. Tune in this Sunday to learn more about him and relax with music from the movies: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro (see image), Spirited Away, The Cat Returns, Kiki's Delivery Service, From Up on Poppy Hill, Tales from Earthsea, Howl's Moving Castle.
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The free film at the FF Library is a good one: Joss Whedon's (The Avengers): Much Ado About Nothing a modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy. "The magic holds. It holds from beginning to end." Doors open at 7:00pm; free film begins at 7:30pm. As always, your donations for organic popcorn and bottled water help the library to renew its movie licenses. "After bringing Hollywood and Midwest talent together on their latest feature film, The Formula, three University of Iowa graduates are holding a premiere at the Orpheum Theatre." This will be one time showing only, Sunday at 3:00. Check out the Fairfield Weekly Reader for in depth information (and more cultural district entertainment).
Also at the Orpheum: Prince Avalanche, directed by David Gordon Green, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. "A gently existentialist buddy movie set against a backdrop of rugged woodland beauty. One of the most intriguing and thoughtful American films of the year." Good 'Ol' Freda, a documentary about the Beatles secretary is held over. It's "a delightful peek behind the curtain of one of the biggest bands in history." Find the complete listing of Orpheum Theatre film & TV events in the FF Weekly Reader and by calling 641-209-5008.
Among the new releases is Nebraska, from Director Alexander Payne (Sideways; The Descendants). We're excited about this one. "The movie is a triumph of an especially satisfying kind. Bruce Dern's Woody Grant could have stepped straight out of Grant Wood's American Gothic. A haunting middle America masterpiece." You'll hear plenty more about Nebraska at the award's shows.
We've talked about the high level male leading roles this year. Chris Busch saw Dallas Buyers Club and will weigh in on Matthew McConaughey's Oscar buzz performance. Chris emailed: "Really good on every level – writing, direction, production and especially the performances by Matthew and Jared Leto."
Hear about that and more on the Filmosophers Movie Talk, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM CST and again at a new time on Sunday mornings: 11:30. "Come on have a beer with your old man... be somebody." - Woody Grant, Nebraska
Saturday morning hear Mingo's title cut from Guide To Invisibility; also DJ Sheb I Sabbah; DNA; Martin Gore's spiritually inspired "Peace" from Depeche Mode's album Sounds Of the Universe. Also music from Vargo, Digitonal and the title cut to Terra Ambient's album Wanderlust (image). Hear Nina Simone double remixed; Mychael Danna and more.
"Just look at me. I'm a living act of holiness. Giving all the positivity that I possess. I'm going to light up the world." ~ Depeche Mode
Live stream @kruufm.com. Playlist posted afterward. Saturday morning 9:00 AM