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THE WEEK THAT WAS w/the Newsvandal

Why Terrorists Keep Succeeding in France

Donald Trump and Bill O'Reilly declare 'world war scenario' after Nice attack

U.S. arms sales approvals on track to reach nearly $40 billion

CEOs At Corporate Powerhouses Got Paid 276 Times The Typical American Worker’s Salary Last Year

Market Rally Juiced by Stock Buybacks

The Death of the Middle Class Is Worse Than You Think

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  • Fri
    Jul 15
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Mon
    Jul 18
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg on Parenthood as a Spiritual Path

Danya RuttenbergRabbi Danya Ruttenberg knows what it's like to parent small children. In "Nurture the Wow: Finding Spirituality in the Frustration, Boredom, Tears, Poop, Depseration, Wonder, and Radical Amazement of Parenting", Ruttenberg looks at the experiience from an unusal perspective.  What if, instead of being a distraction from spiritual growth, the all-encompassing endeavor of parenting is a spiritual path all its own?

Nurture the Wow


Ruttenberg's previous books include "Surprised by God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion," nominated for the 2010 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish literature.  She was named one of ten "rabbis to watch" by Newsweek and has written for many magazines.  She is a contributing editor to "Lilith" and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post.

In "Nurture the Wow," Ruttenberg combines personal revelatons and anecdotes about parenting with a deep knowledge of religious history and spirituality.

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

The Filmosophers movie talk

The new Ghostbusters reboot makes it's long anticipated debut in theaters this Cafe Society posterweekend and we're happy to report the buzz is good. "Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones make a formidable Ghostbuster's comic team in their own right -N.Y. Post. "Angry nerds, take note: The ladies are the best thing about this franchise reboot. McKinnon is a spontaneous eruption of hellfire hilarity." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.

Indications are Woody Allen's latest: Cafe Society will intrigue fans of his films and the film world. "A glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of 1930's Hollywood." Jesse Eisenberg plays (and looks) the classic Woody character. "Romantic, bittersweet and funny as hell, Café Society turns Hollywood inside out, rooting through the superficial tinsel to find the real tinsel." - Rex Reed

Phantom Boy is the new animated film from the folks who made the 2010 Oscar nominated A Cat in Paris. "Action-packed and emotionally potent." "Once again the French filmmakers bring a design sense and a set of storytelling influences unlike anything happening in feature-length cartoons today." - AV Club. This review reminds us of the similarly titled Brazilian animated film Boy And The World, also Oscar nominated in 2015 for Best Animated film. It's a unique audio/visual experience we look forward talking about on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions. "Life is a comedy. Written by a sadistic comedy writer." - Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg), Cafe Society

  • Thu
    Jul 14
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jul 20
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am

Music In A Surpassing Manner: How Well We Mesh

Centripetal SoundsThe needle will be burning a new groove in the record for the next show. I am bringing in music I have purchased just since the last show. So at the very least, all the music is new-to-me. Many of the bands are as well. We will hear from a man playing live in Des Moines soon, Shakey Graves. New releases from Psychic Ills, Hard Working Americans, The Smoking Trees, and Dr. Dog. Also some great country music courtesy of Brad Paisley, Victims of Chance and Gurf Morlix. Plus some people I know little about: Delta Will, Creme Soda, Incredible Hog, Blue Mountain Eagle, AA Bondy, B-17 and Panama Ltd. These will play as long as I can avoid further analysis paralysis. The G Man

Doodling is a strategy award-winning author and illustrator Michelle Edwards used to produce many published books for children, a nonfiction book for adults, and nearly 100 essays for knitters. Her children's picture book, CHICKEN MAN, won the National Jewish Book Award. Her children's book illustrations have been exhibited in several shows, and her essays have been monthly features in a yarn company's newsletter. Jane Smiley and a host of other knitters highly praised her first book for adults, A KNITTER'S HOME COMPANION. For insight into how one artist ignites her creative spark, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Michelle Edwards.

One can't help take notice when a new John Williams score is released. His Spielberg collaboration on "The BFG" is delightful from start to finish. And Alexandre Desplat finally gets his long awaited wish to create a score where jazz meets orchestra in "The Secret Life of Pets."

Also selections from "Zootopia", "Legend of Tarzan", "Alice Through the Looking Glass", "The Brothers Grimm", "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and more! 

That's Wed 3-4pm Exclusively on KRUU.


Kenny PearlJoin us this week on Writers' Voices as we go behind the scenes of dance in 1960's-70's New York City with Kenny Pearl, who has a Fairfield connection in the Ken Chawkins family.

Straight out of college and with minimal professional dance experience, Kenny headedKenny Pearl from Toronto to New York to follow his passion - modern dance. "The Dance Gods" tells the story of his very successful career. 

Kenny danced with the greats - including Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey, even touring Russia, before returning to Toronto to teach dance. And finally, to write his memoir!


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

broken bells(See playlist link below). 100% new tracks never played before on Fringe Toast with DJ Andy Bargerstock! In the opening set, we lead off with Des Moines band MAIDS with single "Bandits," followed by Barzek with "The Shore" and then Broken Bells (photo left) featuring Danger Mouse and James Mercer.  Stay tuned to hear a few tracks from Sarah Jarosz's Undercurrent CD; yes, she plays Iowa City's Englert Theater this week on July 14th.  Elephant Revival and Justin Johnson contribute strong performances in the first hour.  Fringe Toast first-timers: Sky Barbarick, Nick Vallee, Evangelist, July Talk (photo right), Sam Roberts Band, and Manchester Orchestra.July Talk

In the second hour Chill Zone session, you will hear more excellent tracks from last week's debut groups including Astronomyy, Sarah Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Psychic Ills, and France's Christine and the Queens.  It's the best music you never hear unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast.  Click here for playlist. Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.

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