Dave ThebodoProviding life-size, actual train cars for "The Lone Ranger," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," and other Hollywood movies may not be a snap for Fairfield entrepreneur David Thebodo but, like Radar from the TV show M*A*S*H, he somehow always manages to find and secure what's needed. How did a guy with an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amhearst, 4-1/2 years of service doing search & rescue missions for the U.S. Coast Guard, and a stint as Assistant Director of Fiscal Affairs during the earliest days of Maharishi University of Management end up in such a weird profession? David shares this and more--including timely news about The Fairfield Cultural Alliance's grant program--this week on The Studio with Cheryl. Tune in for a glimpse into the life of a creative, community-minded, unique Iowan entrepreneur.

Brent Roske is an Emmy nominated writer, producer, and director. He is currently putting on an original play, Lincoln's Last Interview which will be performed in the Capital Building in Des Moines on August 23. Mr Roske is also working on a film called "Chasing the Hill" starring Richard Schiff and Robin Weigert.

Engel is a Brooklyn based artist originally from Haiti who is the subject of the soon to be released documentary, "Someway, Somehow." A Swedish artist recently painted a portrait of Engel which last month was featured at the National Portrait Museum in London, England.  http://vimeo.com/30752622


with Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore.

Tune in and catch up on the week's top news stories. This week's three tiers include 'the wetter the water, the colder the hotter & otter facts for fun & profit; the world is flat but not for bankers; robots are us--or are they?

We aggregate, you decide.

Follow all the links below. Just click "Read more."

Johnny WinterJimmy ThackeryKenny BrownJohnny Winter, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, and Kenny Brown

We honor Johnny Winter, who passed away this week at the age of 70 in Zurich, Switzerland, with a mix of his Texas blues and beyond from across his storied career. Our heartfelt condolences to Johnny's family, friends and fans.

Also, featured are brand new albums by Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers with WIDE OPEN and Kenny Brown with his release GOIN' BACK TO MISSISSIPPI. Enjoy, blues lovers!!

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    Jul 19
    10:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jul 23
    12:00 am -
    2:00 am

Downtempo Trip-Hop & Electronica


On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours, I've got a great summertime playlist for ya'll--filled with enough chilled-out trip-hop & electronica to soothe the weariest of souls.

On the roster we've got: BlockboyDirty Art Club, ModeratorThe FlashbulbToshinori Kondo & DJ KrushQuestionMadness Key and a whole lot more.

Stream it live July 19th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

RRA nice balance between instrumentals and vocals in this two hour set. Two long live cuts by Colin L. Orchestra and Camera are compelling workouts. I am doing a krackatoa song sandwich in there, three cuts by them in this show. Plus some catchy ditties by Secret Birds, Souvenir Driver, and The Upsidedown. Check the playlist at the left at 12:00:01 for the full song set, and enjoy your overnight. Cool Breeze

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    Jul 16
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    4:00 pm
  • Fri
    Jul 18
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am

Barnaby Bright on Roots Rock Roadhouse

This week we'll feature an interview and live in-studio performance by the Nashville duo, Barnaby Bright.  This husband and wife duo, were the grand prize winners at the NY Song Circle competition and they've been featured on national television soundtracks for episodes of  ER and Days of our Lives. Their EP 'Gravity' was named one of the top 100 records of the year by Amazon. Barnaby Bright have played at the Lincoln Center and NPR's Mountain Stage and shared stages with the Lumineers and Norah Jones. They'll be appearing at Cafe Paradiso on Wednesday night, July 16th.

Norman Zierold cover photo


How did small-town Iowa boy Norman Zierold become a Hollywood biographer, recording the stories of movie moguls, child stars, and famous actors?

Even more exciting than his tales about the many celebrities he's encountered is Norman's own story. Lucky us! Norman's recorded his journey from shelling peas beside cooks in his family's Amana colonies restaurant to rubbing knees with Barbara Walters on TV.

This week on The Studio with Cheryl, Norman discusses the mentors and experiences that inspired his life choices.

Learn about his life and about THAT REMINDS ME, his stream-of-consciousness memoir (and what a consciousness it is!), by tuning in to The Studio with Cheryl and Norman this week.

Sam BushThese are the days of traditional musical styles morphing into new and exciting blends.  Such is the case with Electroswing and New Grass genres.  Both are based on the combination of musical elements that make some purest squirm.  But, for those open to new experience, you will enjoy the first-hour set of New Grass music centered around talents of Sam Bush (photo left) who as a 12 year old was a national bluegrass fiddle champion. Now, he is also known for excellence in mandolin playing.  On this night, he collaborates with David Grisman, Jamie Hartford, and James Allen Shelton.  With new grass, the music moves into free-wheeling jazz-likeLouie Austen improvisations and influences from the blues.

With Electroswing music, elements of swing jazz recordings from the 1940s are combined with modern beats and electronic music flavors.  Sometimes, exotic female vocals provide a charming touch.  On this program, you will hear one of the world's best composers of this genre, Austria's Parov Stelar.  Joining the set are Louie Austen (photo right), Camels on Duty, and Random Heroes.  Put on your dancing shoes!!  

Click here for playlist.   Invite friends to the live stream at www.kruufm.com. Discover again the special mix offered by DJ Andy B.


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