Interview to air Friday 3pm | Sat 11am
Did you know Iowa is home of the oldest mosque in America?
In response to a distrurbing rise in reports of Islamophobia, talk of Muslim travel bans and the new administration's emphasis on radical "Islamic" terrorism, Imam Taha Tawil, the leader of North America's oldest mosque, has scheduled a multifaith rally for this Sunday, March 26th at 3pm to encircle the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids.
Enjoy a conversation about the rally and related topics. Imam Taha stresses that it's not as much a Muslim rally as a rally for Americans of all faiths and even non-faiths to stand for the Constitution, the freedom to practice religion, assembly and exercise free speech which are birthrights of all Americans.
SOUL SHERPA in the House!
Band performs this Saturday, Feb 25th at the Depot Brewery 8:30pm $5 cover.
Soul Sherpa, a 9-piece original horn band, was pieced together from the remains of members of a jazz combo from Kirkwood Community College.
After playing music with each other daily, there was such an indescribable connection that we just couldn't leave behind. Having similar inspirations and aspirations, Soul Sherpa emerged.
According to Ian Draves, the band's bassist, "We strive to bring the groove from our hearts to the audience, playing a mixture of R&B, Funk, Pop, Jazz, andSoul music."
Jimmy Moore interviews a new singer/songwriter who has just moved to town. His name is Luke Davids and he has two great records out.
Join me on KRUUfm.com to hear some of his music and learn more about the London-born musician who emigrated from Orlando. His voice is a heart-centered light beam.
Guitar Legend Bill Kirchen at The Depot Brewery Thu Nov 3rd
Indy Week calls him "one of the best guitarists in the land". Vintage Guitar Magazine labels him "an American classic." British rocker Nick Lowe says, "He is one of the singular instrumental stylists of American roots music. To hear his sound once is to have it indelibly etched on your musical memory." The Man in Black, Johnny Cash, put it simply: "I think he's great."
Grammy-nominated Titan of the Telecaster Blll Kirchen, co-founder of the original “Americana” band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, will be in Fairfield for one show only at the Depot Brewery on Thursday, November 3rd at 8pm. His guitar licks propelled Commander Cody's hit “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top 10 back in 1072 and he's been blazing away ever since. His latest release "Transatlanticana" came out in August.
Kirchen is no stranger to Fairfield but this will be his first time playing the Depot Brewery, an artisan juke joint with a killer sound system and spacious dance floor perfectly suited to his twang-a-billy rock'n'roll sensibilities. Bill grew up in Michigan where he graduated same year, same class from Ann Arbor High School as one James Newell Osterberg, Jr., otherwise known as Iggy Pop. Kirchen relates: “I first saw Bob Dylan at my high school in Ann Arbor in ’63, then Newport Folk Festival in ’64 where he debuted ‘Mr. Tambourine Man.’ I went to Newport the next year and saw him ‘go electric’. I loved it. What I saw those two years at Newport, and all the wild music that came through Ann Arbor and Detroit pretty much ruined me for normal work.”
A founding father of Americana, Bill's fun-loving, devil may care, go for broke musicality is always entertaining. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Available now at the Depot Brewery or by credit card at 641 469-6959 during working hours.
The second annual Creative Edge Film Fest (CEFF) gets under way September 22-25 at the historic, artfully renovated Orpheum Theater, 121 W. Broadway, providing a venue for independent filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors to showcase their talents. The event is co-sponsored by KRUU.
“Our purpose is to showcase films with style, insight, and inspiration that resonate with Fairfield’s unique arts community,” says Jim Belilove, the festival’s co-executive producer and President of Creative Edge Master Shop, Fairfield’s world class architectural fabrication company that is sponsoring the festival.
CEFF Founder and Producer Tracy McCormick of Lightfinder Public Relations says, “The films we will screen are a diverse blend of transformational ideas reflective of the world we live in today.” Her vision remains clear to bring attention and support to the growing Iowa filmmaking community.
Rene Holmberg, FAA certified Remote Aircraft Pilot, is available to teach this class, and will share his breadth of knowledge and experience with us. During this hands-on, interactive class, Rene will review what it takes to become a safe video drone pilot and explore how to use drones to enhance your photography or videography interests. He will also present national and local guidelines for safe drone flying practices and demonstrate basic maneuvers to develop good flying habits.
Please go to www.fairfieldmediacenter.com/education to fill out the registration form. There is a limit of 12 people for this class. One must be 14 years or older. For technical questions, please contact René at 641.919.0528 and for logistical questions, Deborah at 641.919.0990.
JFAN's Diane Rosenberg talks about upcoming special announcement and press conference Wednesday, September 21st at the statehouise in Des Moines.
Jefferson County Farmers and Nighbors is a nonprofit community organization composed of rural and town residents, and traditional family farmers with a common concern to stop the growth of CAFO Factories in Jefferson County and Protect our Quality of Life.
Station manager James Moore talks with Soul Sherpa founding guitarist (and Fairfield native) Casper Huggins about the band's EP INVEST IN THIS, recorded in Cedar Falls in "24 hours and a minute," their career trajectory and plans for the future.
Do you live in a home that is an energy hog and YOU want to fix it up? Join us for FREE workshops on home improvement. Hosted by Bill McAnally, Scott Timm and Bob Yapp. All highly qualified in their fields. Bill with "Sealing Your Home" on Sept. 19th. Scott with " Building Science and Weatherization" on Sept. 21st. Bob with "Old Window Restoration, Historic Preservation of Buildings, and Exterior Painting" on Sept. 24th. Call the Extension Office for more details.
The Depot Brewery | "Flood Louisiana with LOVE"
We are partnering with the Gulf Coast to 'Flood Louisiana with Love' from Iowa.
3 Ways to GIVE:
(1)The Depot Brewery cash or check Donations
Thursday - Sunday open @ 5:00
(2) Iowa State Bank Fairfield, Iowa account
"Flood Louisiana with LOVE"
(3) Direct to our Gulf Coast Partner https://cityhope.cc/
My family is connected with City Hope and I assure you 100% of your donations go directly to the people affected by the flood. If you have never been affected by a natural disaster, it's hard to imagine the devastation. It is like being in a war zone. The realization of the far-reaching impact is truly devastating financially and emotionally to businesses, school children, and the little businesses like news paper routes that no longer exist because the homes are no longer there.
This kind of disaster reaches far and wide for years. People begin to give up hope. They need the basics like drinkable water and it's also nice to have a few comfort foods to give back normalcy. Emotional strength comes from knowing that your country and fellow Americans come to the aide of its people. I always try to remember in every tragedy you can find a blessing. My blessing is that this unites us!!! We all need that right now! Louisiana has had more than its share of disasters. Let's unite to help them and receive a blessing in the process.
Please GIVE strength with your giving and Hope with your LOVE
The Depot Brewery Staff thanks and appreciates you Iowa for uniting with our efforts to help Flood Louisiana with LOVE
Jonnie Jam-ATNC-Depot Brew
James Moore and Dale Miller talk about the reconstruction of Fairfield's newest musical venue and craft brewery.
The Depot Brewery, located at 500 N 4th Street.
James Moore interviews Cullen Thomas about his recent trip to Greece to help with the refugee crisis there.
James Moore interviews founder and executive director of the Institute for Responsible tchnology and world renowned GMO expert and critic Jeffrey Smith about his new movie and much more. Here's a link to his full bio.
Matt Wechsler and Annie Speicher are the storytellers at Hourglass Films behind Sustainable. The film is a passion project for them, combining a shared love of food with their talents as documentary filmmakers. Their past work includes the 2012 New York Emmy-nominated documentary "Different is the New Normal", which aired nationally on PBS and was narrated by Michael J. Fox. In 2013, they were nominated for a Chicago Emmy Award as producers for the television show "Grannies on Safari: The Colors of Cuba". In October of 2014, they completed the 30-minute film "I Am For Peace", a documentary that follows a group of high school students as they attempt to combat violence in Chicago. Their love of storytelling is the driving force behind what they do.
Sam Llanas (formerly of the BoDeans) is an iconic American singer, acoustic guitarist, and songwriter. Best known for his unique and distinctively soulful voice, It was Llanas’ voice that supplied the trademark vocal on Robbie Robertson’s “Somewhere Down the Crazy River.”
Society of Broken Souls is the Folk Noir songwriting duo of multi-instrumentalists Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. Performing their own brand of American Roots Music
James Moore and Michael Sternfeld chat with Chrysta Bell, David Lynch's muse, at 10pm CT on KRUUfm.com. Will play some of her exquisite music as well. Tune in and turn on.
Chrysta Bell is performing at the Sondheim Center Sunday, June 19th for a benefit for the David Lynch Film Department. David Lynch is this year's keynote commencement speaker.
James Moore interviews Niholas Sebastian Naioti. Owner and Manager of the Arbor Bar, The Gardens Seasonal Kitchen, and musical artist known as Mr. Nasti
James Moore interviews Gemma Cohen and Miranda Mallard. Their band Dagmar is an indie classical, harmony driven duo recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from their prairie homeland of Iowa. A new music project with history, Gemma Cohen (vocals, bass) and Miranda Mallard (vocals, keyboard, guitar) are Dagmar's core. They have attained sister status after having sung together for over 8 years in the trio Rock Paper Scissors, and now in Dagmar since 2014.
James Moore interviews Andy Hallman news editor of the Fairfield Ledger.
Join James Moore for a discussion with Claire Hoffman about her book GREETINGS FROM UTOPIA PARK: Surviving A Transcendent Childhood, her career and perspectives on life this Wednesday, May 18th at 1pm CT on KRUU-LP 100.1. [Rebro THU 7pm & Fri 3pm]
Claire works as a magazine writer living in Los Angeles, writing for national magazines, covering culture, religion, celebrity, business and whatever else seems interesting. She was formerly a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times and a freelance reporter for the New York Times.
She has a masters degree in religion from the University of Chicago, and a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University. She serves on the board of her family foundation, the Goldhirsh Foundation, as well as the Columbia Journalism School. Claire is a native Iowan and has been meditating since she was three years old.
UTOPIA is a riveting, astonishingly honest, ultimately life-affirming journey through the heartlands of consciousness, spirituality and Fairfield. Claire's gifts as a writer and storyteller are abundant and manifest, her observations manage to be fierce, gentle, discerning, and loving at the same time.
For those of us who grew up inside the bubble diagram, so to speak, committed to the high ideals of creating 'heaven on earth' in the cornfields of Iowa, hopeful of floating into the sunset of the age of enlightenment, there will be uncomfortable moments. Claire's organic magical realism peels the onion all the way back to the unified field and then some. Some passages had me wincing in embarrassed recognition, others made me laugh or shake my head, mostly at myself, others feel proud or sometimes sad in unexpected ways.
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After obtaining a graduate degree in Ecology (M.S. equivalent) Jimmy Stinton has combined a career in ecology with management consulting, entrepreneurship and teaching at a private university. He has created and run 6 companies in Europe and the US, working as a management consultant with hundreds of companies including IBM, Kodak, Toshiba, Procter & Gamble and Kellogg's.
James Moore interviews Henry Vinson
Having grown up on his family’s Century Farm in North Central Iowa, Michael Luick-Thrams is the recent author of his own family-history chronicle, Oceans of Darkness, Oceans of Light—a Pentalogy: Our Troubles and Treasures in the New World.
James Moore interviews Andy Goessling, the multi-instrumentalist of the large national touring band Railroad Earth; he plays most string and wind instruments in the band including guitar, mandolin, dobro, slide guitar, one or two saxophones, clarinet, flute, and penny whistle.
James Moore interviews guitarist Ryan Flahery of Muddy Ruckus.
Muddy Ruckus is a nationally touring americana-rock duo from Portland, Maine. The stripped down power duo features guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl. Muddy Ruckus blends haunting male/female vocals, rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit. The band seasons their music with the salt of the eastern old ports and the mud of the Mississippi River where Flaherty grew up, creating an epic blend of bluesy folk rock, foot stomping rhythms and haunting vocal melodies. The New York Music Daily calls Muddy Ruckus "Darkly Inventive Americana". In April 2016, Muddy Ruckus was dubbed "Best in State of Maine" by the New England Music Awards.
James Moore talks with EcoJam Fashion show executive director Marandah Franke and EcoFairfield co-founder Minca Borg about this year's exciting event Saturday, May 7th 7:30pm in the Expo Hall at Fairfield Arts & Convention Center.
An exciting and highly anticipated tradition that has been going on since 1993, Marandah and Minca say this year promises to be another fabulous evening of fashion, ecology and entrepreurial celebration with plenty of surprises. An afterparty will continue the festivities with a DJ dance party at the Arbor Bar.
James Moore interviews Tim Britton, Arnie Wolfson & Rick Stanley on Club 47.
Now called Club Passim, Club 47 was the center of the folk music scene around the Cambridge area from 1958-1968.