Great show planned for you today. First up, we present live music by Three Fifty Duo, who play Cafe P this weekend.
At 3pm, it's a live phone call with Fred Branfman whose recent piece in Alternet on Henry Kissinger, "America Keeps Honoring One of Its Worst Mass Murderers," highlights the man responsible for killing, wounding and/or displacing some 6 million people in Indochina. In 1975, Kissinger said, “It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination.”
At 4pm we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Links to headlines listed below.
Caroline and Monica welcome Nancy Kennedy, editor of the "Miracles and Moments of Grace" series back to Writers' Voices this week for an inspiring hour of stories from Moms.
Nancy's previous books include two others in the Miracles and Moments of Grace series - "Inspiring stories from Military Chaplains" and Caroline's favorite, "Inspiring Stories from Doctors" as well as a book of weight loss success stories "How We Did It."
If you are a Mom, have a Mom, or know a Mom - you will surely enjoy this interview.
there are some great guitarists making music these days. weirdly, as eric clapton's crossroads music festival showed last weekend, most of them have grey hair and prefer to play in rocking chairs. and who can argue with the results.
but there are some other great guitarists soloing in the same musical traditions, like uli jon roth, including some women who rock like nili brosh, and orianthi [left, the greek/new zealand guitarist who you may remember from michael jackson's farewell video concert], and the accoustic duo gabriela y rodrigo.
this week i'll also play some interesting international takes on the guitar, with an indian slide guitar player, and musicians from egypt, israel, germany, and sweden.
Host of "The Feed Store" Ken Mottet is bringing his rockin' countrybilly band from Chi-Town to perform at FAIRfest this summer. How sweet it is...
Movie fans, this is your opportunity to create movie venue history. "The new Orpheum Theatre Fairfield (formerly the Co-Ed Theatre) needs an inspiring logo that will symbolize our new community movie theater, that's being redecorated in 1930's Art Deco theme. The Orpheum Theatre invites all artists and wannabe designers to submit their entries for the Orpheum Theatre LOGO Contest! Logo submissions for the contest should be in by April 30th, 2013. The designer of the winning entry will receive free movie tickets" (and perhaps more). More significantly, the winning logo will appear on all things Orpheum Theatre: literature, theater placards, embroidered clothing, business cards, website and Facebook pages, etc etc. Your logo will be a conspicuous and vital part of the progressive, creative portal that is the Orpheum Theatre Fairfield. A powerful addition to any résumé. For details, visit the Orpheum Theatre website: http://orpheumtheatrefairfield.org/ Special K Ken Malloy will stop in the studio to fill in more details and alert us to an exciting Orpheum Theatre event.
The free movie Friday night 7:30 at the FF Library: Academy Award Best Documentary, Searching for Sugar Man tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Highly recommended!
As always, we'll tell you about this week at the box office, cover the new releases and talk about what we've seen. We're the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays at 12:30 PM Central rebroadcast Sunday mornings at 9:00.
(See play list link below). This week's program begins with two 1974 tracks from LP Ice Water by the acoustic virtuoso, Leo Kottke (photo) followed by a new Beatles mix from our own Andy MacKenzie called "Tomorrow Knows A Shining Place." Last week's starlet, Lisa Hannigan, returns with a twin-spin. And, then we preview the upcoming Fairfield Cafe Paradiso performance of Threefifty Duo with skillful, original classical guitar compositions.
On this program, listeners will be treated to an extended Chill Session featuring an array of world-wide musicians including India's Suphala (photo), master of tabla and electronic music blending the best of East and West. You will also hear music from UK, Germany, Hawaii, and mainland USA. The highlight of the Chill Session will be DJ UndergroundMan's own 6.5 minute mix called, "Glimmerings - Tranquillium Mix" featuring the pioneering electronic talents of Wisconsin music professor, Don Voegeli and UK's Tonto's Expanding Head Band. The mix of these two pieces was originally envisioned in the 1970s. With the assistance of the Voegeli family, DJ Andy created this unique melding of the two tracks.
Click here for play list. Encourage friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com at 8pm Central Time.
Crazy fun Wednesday coming up on GREAT TASTE LIVE. Two shows are on tap at Hy-Vee. First, at 7:00 pm it's our annual Farmer's Market preview. The market moves outside in two weeks, and we have some of the key players lined up to tell you what to expect. At 8:10, the Indian Hills Culinary Crew takes over to cook up some of the dishes they've been working on in class. It's twice the action this Wednesday because on April 24 the stage will stay dark. I'll be in sunny California, but back on Thursday, May 2 (this keeps getting more confusing) with our next live show from the Hy-Vee Club Room, featuring Chef Sam Auen of Des Moine's Tacopacalypse cooking up his amazing and uncommon versions of the Mexican staple.
On KRUU at 7pm this Wednesday and replayed at 7am on Friday is our show featuring Chef Matt Steigerwald with the Iowa Source's Claudia Mueller and Nina Benjamin. Matt came down last Wednesday from Mount Vernon where he runs the Lincoln Cafe and Lincoln Wine Bar, two of the most outstanding restaurants in the entire state. Though the room was packed, it was an intimate experience as Matt shared his vision of what food means to him. I learned a lot as it was obvious everything he was saying came straight from the heart. There's plenty of information to digest for every home cook and/or aspiring professional. Also, he cooked two tasty dishes using Middle Eastern spices-harissa cauliflower, and falafel with a yoghurt, goat cheese and lemon sauce. Matt's promised to get me the recipes, and provide a list of some of his favorite cookbooks very soon.
Snapshots in sound...every once in awhile you get lucky and you snap off a shot that seems unusually pleasing to the eye... funny, poignant, histrionic, heart-warming, thought-provoking, or maybe just equivocal... the songs for our next meeting evoke rather pronounced images. Build an album for yourself layer by layer as you relate to the images that form in your awareness. The G Man