Last week on Open Views I spoke with John Wilbanks, Executive Director of Science Commons. Science Commons is active in promoting the use of Open Access as a model for publishing scientific research and findings.

But his message was from the perspective of the knowledge creators and the publishers. What happens on the other side, i.e., with those who need to have access to the information itself?

To answer this question, and to get perspectives from those working with Open Access in the developing world, I spoke with Jennifer Papin-Ramcharan, technical Librarian at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus. Jennifer's perspectives on Open Access in the country of Trinidad and Tobago are fascinating, and they're the topic of this week's episode of Open Views.

Tune in at 7pm on Tuesday or 8am on Friday

Taking a detour this week into the thick of the mainstream, as this devoted football fan gets ready for the biggest game of the year...the Super Bowl. Featuring artists who have performed during the half time show, like ZZ Top, Mary J. Blige, U2, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and this year's headliner- Prince. Diligently searching to uncover some musical soul buried in the avalanche of glitz and glam of this overblown extravaganza/American institution. Paying tribute to the event that has evolved (??) from its humble beginnings with college marching bands through the Disney/Up With People years to the recent MTV debacle with Ms.

"Speaking Freely's" Dennis Raimondi did a live phone interview with the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble who are on tour presently traveling through California. It will be rebroadcast Thursday morning at 8am along with a translated interview by Laszlo Papp with the Ensemble's dance director.

On Sunday January 28th at 1pm, Laszlo Papp will replay the interview in Hungarian as part of his show "Magyar Mix", which he shares with his son Almos.
(Listen to the interview in Hungarian by clicking on the play icon here:


Click here for the English translation:

If you like the songs of "Magyar Mix" you will love the songs and dance from this group:

Hungarian State Folk Ensemble
Eighty Dancers and Folk Gypsy Orchestra

Lazlo Papp Hungarian Poster

Regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, the company performs authentic folk-music and preserves the folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungary and Hungarian-inhabited areas.

Afrika Bambaataa
This is dance week (Friday 9PM-10PM) on the StevieMix Alternative Dance Show and we'll be dropping tracks from the far corners of the music universe. We'll kick off with some house music from David Guetta vs. The Egg. We have an electronic track found on Jamendo, a site recommended by KRUU's Sundar Raman. Jamendo has free (donation optional) music from indie bands you can legally download.

We'll have 1 or 2 old school tracks, some new Italian music from Tiziano Ferro, and Shisha - a middle eastern dance track (think new school exotic belly dancing) by Naked Rhythm.  The last third of the show will shift to break beats and hip/hop featuring Unity Part 1 by Afrika Bambaataa and the late great James Brown.

tonight we posted our playlist directly after the show, whoo-ee! tomorrow i'll get started on posting our previous playlists on here. in the mean time you can check them some of them out at (also still a work in progress). also, if you missd the show this week, check out our rebroadcast friday nights at midnight. saturday morning at midnight. thanks.

With great pleasure, we now offer the complete listing of all tracks from weekly Fringe Toast programs. Simply, go to Programs, select Fringe Toast and you will see the dates of shows under the caption, "Playlists". There will be miles and miles of files to share and now to suit the great computer, you can track it all.

There comes a time where every musician has had enough of trying to conform to their band's stereotype and wants to expand into their own artistic ability and create their own sound.Inspired by the mind of my fiancee ,who fancies Slipknot and Stone Sour, we are going to be doing a show on artists who branched out on their own either as a solo act or as a side project on this weekend's edition of Metal Health playing Saturday from 7am-9am.

You'll hear from the original band and then the later solo/side project.For example we'll play some Sabbath and then some Ozzy and then from Ozzy we have Ozzy guitarist,Zach Wylde, who was also in Black label Society.

"Thanks to Steve and the staff at KRUU for setting up the arm wrestling
match with the Honorable Mayor Lyon--I wouldn't have done it with anyone
else. He is a stand up guy and a good friend.

"I was impressed at the written account of the match, but the venerable author missed an important detail. That wasn't just any black T shirt - it was a John Lennon T shirt with the immortal lyrics from Inagine on back of the shirt "you may say I'm a dreamer ..." you get the picture.

"Anyway thanks for a good time on the voice of Fairfield, Iowa."

No, no, Mayor. Thank both you and Mayor Lyon for being good sports and good sportsmen--not to mention the "Happy Hour" bunch for lassooing y'all into this.

Hey everyone, DJ Wrath here. Thanks to all who contributed over the weekend to KRUU! I know I had a lot of fun on Saturday. I hope we continue to spread the word and the wealth ;-) (hint, hint).

I wanted to let you know that this week on Little Seattle (Tuesday 11-midnight), I'll be playing an all acoustic set, as I mentioned on Saturday night. I'm furiously working on the playlist right now, but I'll have that up soon as well now that I know I can.

Check back for updates. I know the content is coming slowly, but it is coming, nonetheless. ;-)

Published 01/20/2007
Updated 03/21/2007

Please find below a copy of our ongoing budget for 2007. This includes a the minumum items that we need to fund to keep the station operational. Needed capital items have not been included! Please stay tuned...

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