Join me Thursday Feb. 8 from 2-4 PM for a Valentine's Day preview. My wife will be on board, and we will play songs reflecting the joys and sorrows of love. Get centered, hear some awesome music you have never heard before, and have a few laughs with us then.

Hey everyone as you can probably tell by the picture we have a new segment on Music & Mayhem. It's the Chuck Norris Minute. Listen in to find out. Yes we will also be playing music. We will have songs from Incubus off there new album. We will also have a couple of Red Hot Chili Peppers songs to satisfy your liking.

I just discovered the blogging capabilities of KRUU FM as per the influence of Sundar Raman. Henceforth, I will post playlists from the Drum Show as well as other musical observations that I deem necessary. Other examples of ME online are:

Ciao from New York City!

First off I'd like to thank everyone for their support. The show has been a lot of fun, and we've been getting good feedback. It's nice to hear because, especially with hip hop there is quite a bit of preparation time. So thank you fairfield and KRUU for letting us do our thing.
With that aside we've got a great show for you this week.
It will be our first of many pre-recorded shows (because of scheduling conflicts). It has allowed us to really plan out everything. This show is going to feature a lot of new music so check it out.
We will be playing an exclusive track from Brother Ali's new album that I can safely assume has not been played over the radio before. And we've got it here. From his new album "The Undisputed Truth". So check out tonight's show, you will not be dissapointed. Listen for the "Guess that sample" part of the show, we made it quite a bit easier this week. Keep it locked Friday Nights 10 PM.

Stuart Tanner

Stuart Tanner on Planet Erstwild
Friday February 2nd at 2:30pm

Jimmy Moore will have BBC documentary filmmaker Stuart Tanner on his show to discuss the film Tanner will be hosting as part of the Fairfield Connection Film Festival this coming weekend. His film "Profits of Doom" will be shown at Morningstar Studio on Sunday afternoon February 4th at 2pm.

The film looks at the effects of the International Monetary Fund in Ghana. Tanner's documentaries have led him to Africa, China, Palestine, Iraq and the Amazon rainforest.

His work mines the depths of many of the world's most troublesome trouble spots. Mild-mannered, passionate about his calling, and an extraordinary storyteller, Tanner will share his experiences as a direct observer of the human condition.

If you have questions for Tanner, please email the station at or call 641 209-1083 during the show.

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.

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