Interview airs Thu 6:30am; 12;30pm & 6:30pm
Sherrie Taha discusses her campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. She is running against incumbent Bill Northey (Rep). Taha is a lifelong Democratic activist with over 15 years of experience serving on Boards & Commissions. Most recently she served as Recording Secretary/Treasurer for ATU Local 441 and on the Board of the League of Women Voters Metropolitan Des Moines. She was elected and currently serves as a Commissioner for the Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD).
Sherrie was born in Creston, Iowa and split her childhood between southwestern and central Iowa. She earned a degree in Art Education from the University of Minnesota, has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and received a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University. Sherrie has two adult daughters, Maggie & Annie.
Walter Day of Twin Galaxies
Gary Henry, Director of the Southeast Iowa Blues Society
At 2pm, James Moore has a wide-ranging discussion with Callie Maidhof, Ph.D candidate in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has recently returned to the United States following a year and a half of fieldwork in Israel-Palestine.
During the course of her research, she spent ten months living on a Jewish-Israeli settlement near Qalqilia in Palestine's northern West Bank. She also spent time in Ramallah and is currently writing her dissertation on secularism and the state of Israel's settlements. She is from Kansas City.
Here's a recent interview: http://www.tabletmag.com/tag/callie-maidhof/feed.
MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU | A great show this week!
Salt Lake City police pursue a missing child lead and shoot a dog dead in someone's fenced-in backyard. Dog's owner confronts cops.
3:35pm | James speaks with Nick Leo of Des Moines-base indie-pop group In Rooms, who will be performing their Brazillian-flavored easy breezy repertoire with Nick's wife Heather and 5-piece band 9pm at the Arbor Bar on Friday, July 11th.
A wide-ranging discussion with Madison, Wisconsin-based Steve Horn, who is a Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog. Formerly with the Center for Media and Democracy, Steve interned in Washington, DC with then U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), and at the Rotary International world headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. He is also a competitive runner, with a personal best time of 2:43:04 in the 2009 Boston Marathon.
Steve graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in political science and legal studies. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Nation, AlterNet, PR Watch, Truth-Out, FireDogLake's “The Dissenter,” Common Dreams, Mondoweiss, Wisconsin Watch, Nation of Change, and WhoWhatWhy.com.
Laura Cohen, local Lord's Cupboard coordinator, talks about Thanksgiving in July as well as Habitat for Humanity's new home offer, their 11th construction, that qualified folks may apply for through July 15th.
Richard Colbath-Hess, a Jewish-American faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, and the co-founder of Ads Against Apartheid, says, "American tax dollars help the Israeli government maintain an incredibly brutal military occupation, which has denied the Palestinian people their basic rights for decades. These ads show what Israel’s occupation and apartheid really look like, and it is important for Americans to see that."
The lovely, talented Queen of Bluegrass music, Rhonda Vincent, talks about her newest record ONLY ME and her upcoming 28th annual Sally Mountain Bluegrass Festival near her hometown area of Kirksville, Missouri July 2-6. The 5th generation performer made her first recording at the age of 7 and has played as part of her family's bluegrass band through ths years. She's the genuine deal.
James Moore interviews KMCD'S Classic 96 Station Manager Tammy Jones about Fairfest 2014
Keith DeBoer talks with James Larew, legal counsel for the Fairfield community action group, AHEAD-Iowa. Larew has served as General Counsel to Iowa Governor Chet Culver, and Policy Director and Chief of Staff in the Office of Governor. He stopped by for a chat with KRUU host Keith DeBoer and the president of AHEAD-Iowa, Terry Smith.
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HAIL TO THE CHAMPS! An Unprecedented Display of Tennis Magistry with MSAE tennis coach Steve Briggs (the man tennis legend Jack Kramer said had a perfect forehand) discussing MSAE boys tennis championsip season which culminated in state singles, doubles and team domination.
The only high school team to accomplish such a feat in Iowa history.
James Moore talks on site with Aaron Kness, President of Iowa State Bank & Trust Company to discuss their inspiring solar power initiative working with Ideal Energy.
Claudia Mueller, of the Iowa Source, joins James Moore to discuss their 30th anniversary and their partnership in Fairfest 2014
Amazing singer/songwriter Ian Moore drops by the studio to talk about his latest release AERIE and much more. Much loved in Fairfield for past performances showcasing soaring vocals, well-crafted songs, and deep souled humor, Ian will be performing at Cafe Paradiso Friday night.
Natalie Brown is a gifted violinist from Iowa City. Her latest project--MIRAGE pays tribute to the legendary Jean Luc Ponty--has been garnering much praise. Classically-trained and charismatic, Natalie has played in a number of bands and teaches music at high school and college. Mirage will be performing at FAIRfest '14 on Sunday, June 22 at 3pm. Mark your calendars now!!
It's Tim Marema, editor of the Daily Yonder, a national weekly online publication dealing with rural issues. He'll be talking about increased food stamp usage in Jefferson County and related trends and issues. He also discusses his latest piece Farmers and Foodies which challenges some basic assumptions.
James Moore sits down with Singing Cedars to discuss their upcoming event, Mayfaire. Mayfaire is meant as a celebration of Spring! Singing Cedars 10th Annual May Festival will be held Saturday, May 17th 11am – 3pm at Aurora Farm.
Events include Crafts and Games for Children and the Young at Heart! Gourmet Bake Sale – Breakfast pastries & desserts. Live traditional Celtic Music – Cafe Ceili Band! Delicious Local and Organic Food & Drinks. Maypole, Morris, and Garland Dances. Pony Rides, Cake Walk Raffle, and Silent Auction featuring a wide variety of prizes from local businesses. Baby Farm Animal Petting Zoo, Crown and Wand Making, Fairy House Building, Face Painting – and lots more!
French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan will be live at KRUU to play and talk about his concert and workshop at Morning Star Studio on Saturday, May 3rd. Pierre was voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers' Choice and is currently on his 40th anniversary world tour.
Joie de Vivre
Host James Moore talks with Glenn Hartman of New Orleans Klezmer All-Star fame, one of the top accordion players in the country, who calls in to discuss his storied musical career and much more.
Glenn's band has played the New Orleans Jazz Festival 22 years in a row His band headlined last year's inaugural FAIRfest and he returns for FAIRfest '14 June 20th with some special friends like bass player extraordinaire James Singleton. They will be in Fairfield all weekend.
Glenn's new record is called "Hats" recorded by the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars Duo.
FAIRFIELD - Plans and lineup for FAIRfest, Fairfield’s signature free three-day music and sustainability festival, will be announced at a public press conference to be held April 24 at 10 a.m. in the Sondheim Theater of the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.
Presenters at the press conference include Mayor Ed Malloy, FACC director Rustin Lippincott, Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Morrissey, and FAIRfest organizers Savannah Rezarch-Bird, Erika Richards, Roland Wells and James Moore.
FAIRfest '14 promises to be bigger and better than last year's inaugural event which attracted over 6,000 attendees over three days and four nights, according to organizers, and featured more than 40 national, regional, and local musical acts, as well as keynote speakers on sustainability, and an array of local and regional vendors.
The lovely Astrella Celeste talks about her new fashion line that is really taking off. Musical T's. Fabulous stuff. She's a musician, too. I interviewed her dad Donovan a few years back and her husband Jason Rothberg, too, who managed Joe Strummer of The Clash and now heads up David Lynch's nonprofit Transcendental Music project. Here's her facebook link. Click on pic for interview with Coachella.
One of my favorite people on earth, Elaine Ingham, an American soil biology researcher and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc will speak about her amazing work restoring the balance of our soil. A leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil food web., she is author of the USDA's Soil Biology Primer. In 2011, Ingham was named as The Rodale Institute's chief scientist. She teaches at MUM in the sustainable living department once a year.
James Moore speaks with Overland Sheepskin's Roger Leahy, Clyde Cleveland and Keith DeBoer about their reactions to the proposed super grainery going up across from Overland as well as a synopsis of this week's County supervisors' meeting.
I get to speak with two incredible women--one an Emmy award winning author, radio & television personality and highly decorated funny person, the uber intelligent, improvisationally unchallenged and wit smitten kitten Paula Poundstone.
Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me is now heard in 5 million homes across the country, including all of the major markets, internationally on NPR Worldwide, streaming on the Internet and via podcast. In 2008 it received a Peabody Award for broadcasting excellence. On the show Paula gets to match wits with some of the country’s leading pundits. Poundstone will be doing her comedy magic at The Englert in Iowa City Fri Apr 18th.
James Moore sits down with Thom Krystofiak to talk about his upcoming event. Mr. Krystofiak is a contemporary writer who writes - one way or the other — about the unique town in which he has had the pleasure to reside for some 25 years now, Fairfield. All of the essays have been published, most of them locally.
The first hour James reairs a discussion from 2009 with Milo Bekins, a farmer from Costa Rica, as well as a short tribute to the passing of Les Paul.
At 3:30pm, tune in for a very special interview with MSAE teacher Richard Incorvia who shares exciting developments with middle school students on the cutting edge of educational opportunities. Together they are pioneering a trail of whatschoolcanbe.com.
If you're interested in seeing a short, professional video highlighting a kickstarter campaign to expand their media and educational outreach, click on Richard's picture [right]. The video was shot at KRUU where these young people are producing a daily local events program known as Radio Action News. Great job Drew Schoenfeld, Paloma Braun, Daniel Zhu & Hermela Grebremariam.