On today's edition of That Righteous Jive I'll be playing some more of my favorite jazz, soul and funk (all instrumental) from 2014. On the roster we've got:
do Dna, an experimental jazz-funk quartet from Slovakia, last March they released their debut EP: DNA.
The Blacksmiths, a funk, blues and soul quartet from Montreal, last March they released their epynomous debut album.
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, a big band jazz ensemble from Los Angeles, last May they released a new LP: Life Inside The Bubble.
Organ Explosion, a jazz-funk trio from Germany, earlier this month their epynomous debut album was released in the USA (came out in April overseas).
Stream it live June 17th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.
Rekha Basu is an opinion columnist for the Des Moines Register. She also appears weekly on the "Rekha's Voice" segment on KCWI TV. Her colunns cover politics, culture, human rights, and social justice.
Louise Lawrence Israels is a holocaust survivor. During the German occupation of the Netherlands, Louise and her family spent three years hiding in an attic apartment in Amsterdam. This interview is part of Speaking Freely's series on holocaust survivors being done in collaboration with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.
This weeks feature is the music of Fairfest 2014.
We'll be playing Pieta Brown, David Lindley, Los Lobos, The Pines, Chad Elliot, Truck Stop Souvenir, Host Country and more!!
REBIRTH BRASS BAND
Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.
This week, Generation whY is bringing you something a little different. In honor of Fairfest 2014, Andrew Tint is giving you all things Fairfest. Join Generation whY as we gear up for 3 days of live music with all the interviews from all the big names!
| GLENN HARTMAN | JAMES SINGLETON | SKUNK RIVER MEDICINE SHOW | CHRISTOPHER THE CONQUERED | LITTLE RUCKUS | MUMFORD'S | APOCALYPSO TANTRIC BOYS CHOIR with DANA T HORNS | ROBERT REEDER BAND | JEFFERSON COUNTY GREEN BAND | DAVE ZOLLO | JASON CARL & THE WHOLE DAMN BAND | CHAD ELLIOTT | MILLTOWN | PAUL WEDDLE | TIRES | MR NASTI | MT PLEASANT JAZZ QUARTET | ALL SOULS ON DECK | HOST COUNTRY | TRUCKSTOP SOUVENIR | CONTROL | UTOPIA PARK | DEAR RABBIT | DANA T | FAIRFIELD ALL STAR BAND | YOJIMBO | NATALIE BROWN & MIRAGE | FRANK CENATORI | THREEFIFTY | RIVERDOGS | Writers track, beer garden, vendors, great food, I-Renew Solar Traveler II | sustainability, cool merch, after parties, jams, & much more!
Bruce Joshua Miller has worked in the book industry for thirty-five years, much of it as a sales rep (he was named Publisher's Weekly Sales Rep of the Year in 2013). Miller previously edited two books and has written for public radio, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications. In "Curiosity's Cats: Writers on Research" Miller commissioned thirteen authors to write original essays that read like fiction and tell the real story behind the story. More than anything, these fascinating explorations of hands-on research make the case for the importance of libraries and archives even in today's wired world.
Curiosity's Cats was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Any writer who needs to research (and I think that means every writer), and readers who like to see behind the curtain will definitely want to tune in to this weeks Writers Voices!
Don't miss our final Broadway show.
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Everything you have been missing
LIVE | June 16, 2014
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FAIRFEST 14 THIS WEEK!!!
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At least come say hi! In front of the Sondheim
First hour we focus on the malicious damage done in the name of secrecy and grand gestures by the CIA in Laos, one of the most bombed countries in history. Just received this email from activist/journalist Fred Branfman:
I have been increasingly struck over the years by how America is divided between those who hear the screams of its millions of victims abroad and those who do not. This is the fundamental issue underlying Michael Kinsley’s recent attack on Glenn Greenwald, in which Kinsley wrote “newspapers should not have the final say over the release of government secrets. That decision must ultimately be made by the government.”
As the U.S. Executive increasingly turns to secret warmaking - relying on lawless assassination from the air as U.S. drone bases spread around the world, and on the ground by U.S. “Joint Special Operations Command” assassins secretly operating in over 100 nations – the attached Powerpoint presentation entitled "Laos: Birthplace Of Modern U.S. Executive Secret War And A New `Ahuman' Age" has become increasingly relevant. It combines my personal experiences in discovering the U.S. Secret War in Laos, which Noam Chomsky has called “one of the most malevolent acts of modern history”, with an exploration of its implications for clandestine U.S. warmaking today.
Since present U.S. warmaking is increasingly secret, relatively little is known about it. But important insights into it can be gained by understanding Laos - the U.S. Executive's most extensive secret war to date. I recently prepared a presentation after being invited to Tulsa by Professor Jeremy Kuzmarov, one of the few academics who understands the present importance of the Laos Secret War. Interested folks are also directed to Marc Eberle's film on YouTube: "The Most Secret Place on Earth."
I've got another great set of mind-bending and genre-blending music for your brains to digest on this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours. We'll be listening to some of my favorite Dj's and producers to have mix & mashed blues and gospel with electronica. From instrumental hip-hop, to house, to dub-step, the styles will change but the sample-base remains the same. I'll be featuring French producer Nicolas Repac and the LP he released last year: Black Box. We'll also hear from Moby, Skeewiff, The Malex Kings, Beat Fatigue, Minoru and a whole lot more!
In the last half hour I'll be sending you out with some trip-hop featuring Hugo Kant's new LP The Point Of No Return, which came out earlier this week. We'll also hear from Nym, Question, ProleteR and L'Orange. Stream it live June 14th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.