Engels is a Brooklyn based artist originally from Haiti who is the subject of the soon to be released documentary film, "Someway, Somehow." A Swedish artist recently painted a portrait of Engel which last month was featured at the National Portrait Museum in London, England. www.engelstheartist.com

Tom Newmark is the chairman of the Greenpeace Fund USA. He also serves on the Board of the American Botanical Council. Mr. Newmark is currently sponsoring the Tropical Farming Systems Trial in Costa Rica.

fringe toast(Link to play list at bottom). ... Another excursion into DJ Andy Bargerstock's world music selections revealed in this program through a 4X3 matrix (four bands each playing three tracks). Smoke Fairies (photo) is a UK female duo that blends American blues and English folk ballads in splendid compositionsmoke fairiess. Aidan Hawken with his former band, Highwater Rising, takes the lead on tracks from their 2003 CD, The In Between. The Woods is an LA-based trio featuring the singing and songwriting talents of Brad Cohen. Swedish electronica brother-duo, Velours Perfect, proves why their 2006 CD is rightly titled, King Size Brothers. Other FT first-timers on this week's show include film composer Paul Leonard-Morgan, North Carolina instrumental band Songs of Water, Ror-Shak featuring Iowa's own Julee Cruise, and Maui's Eric Stroeve.  Play list. Program aired originally 4/20/11.

MARK your calendar for Oct 1 and Oct. 8, 2014 to hear DJ Andy's 8th ANNUAL BEST of FRINGE TOAST shows.

  • Wed
    Sep 24
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Sep 26
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Beth Howard, author of Ms. American Pie on Great Taste this Week!

Beth Howard/photo credit-Kathryn Gamble



What a treat to have Beth Howard, author of Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House, and Making Piece:  A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie, on the show. 

Beth is not only a terrific baker and writer, but has a huge heart. 

We are going to catch up during dinner before the show (pasta with trombocino squash and a roasted sweet red pepper and tomato sauce infused with fresh rosemary, shredded brussels sprouts tossed with pecorino romano, olive oil, salt and pepper, and some ice cream sans pie for dessert.  I can’t wait to catch up on what’s happening with her.

We'll discuss some of her experiences during the past four years when she resided in one of America's iconic houses and tourist attractions, her most recent book, plans for the future, and a more intimate discussion about the power of a slice of pie.

  • Tue
    Sep 23
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Sep 24
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Brass & Hip-Hop of 2014

On today’s edition of That Righteous Jive I’ve got some great experimental brass and underground hip-hop from 2014.

I’ll be featuring Moon Hooch, an experimental brass trio (composed of a drummer and two saxophonists) from Brooklyn, and their second album together: This Is Cave Music. Moon Hooch’s objective is to create house music through an organic process, thus dubbing their sound “cave music”. On their new album they use a variety of effect pedals to further blend the line between instrument and electronic.

We’ll also hear from Renegade Brass Band, Guts, Chill Bump, Nitsua and Vanilla. Stream it live September 23rd 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Sep 23
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Fri
    Sep 26
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am

Justin Townes Earl on Roots Rock Roadhouse

This week we'll hear cuts from Justin Townes Earle's new 'live in the studio' EP called Noistrade Eastside Manor Sessions (a free download at www.Noisetrade.com). The EP features live acoustic versions of several songs from Justin's new album: Single Mothers.

Justin is the son of Steve Earle and has received wide critical acclaim for both his songs and his bluesey, acoustic guitar work.


  • Mon
    Sep 22
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm

Seafood paella on Ambiente Latino






Hi from Gilberto in Spain with a seafood paella!!

I Knead My Mommy Turning grief into a wildly popular, hilarious series of pet poetry books is one of Francesco Marciuliano's many accomplishments. His latest book, I Knead My Mommy and Other Poems by Kittens was just released by Chronicle Books. It follows two other volumes, I Could Chew on This and Other Poems by Dogs and I Could Pee on This and Other Poems by Cats, which made it onto many best-seller lists. Francesco dedicated his first pet poetry book, I Could Pee on This, to his cats, Natasha and Boris. After they died, he coped with losing them by writing humorous poetry from their point-of-view.  

Where does the creativity to spin sadness into joy come from? Francesco (who's also a cartoonist and playwright) employs several tactics to avoid writers block and facilitate creative expression. For insights into the creative process of a very talented guy, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Francesco Marciuliano.

Jessica Burks and Friends

interview, music & more with Jessica Burks on KRUU-LP 100.1 FM Monday 4-5pm and Thursday 9-10am.

Jessica Burks and friends.

  • Mon
    Sep 22
    10:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Sep 24
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

James Taylor, Week 2

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

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