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.
James Moore talks at length with the enriching, engaging and highly successful Mike Koenigs, an entrepreneur's entrepreneur and cancer survivor with a whole lot of inspiration and knowledge to share. He lives off the grid in comfort and style and says anyone can be successful if they apply themselves and follow a few key principles.
Four-time #1 best-selling author, “2009 Marketer of the Year” winner, serial entrepreneur, filmmaker, speaker and patented inventor, Mike Koenigs is the CEO, “Chief Disruptasaurus” and Founder of Instant Customer and creator of “Author Expert Marketing Machines”, “Make, Market Launch IT” and “The Top Gun Consulting Toolkit”. His products and services have simplified and automated marketing for over 30,000 small businesses, authors, experts, speakers, coaches and consultants in more than 60 countries.
Kristian Day talks about all things Orpheum Theater with special guest Luscious Lotus, highlighting this weekend's Feist Club Burlesque Troupe's Kiss Kiss Cabaret special 2-hour performance Fri & Sat.
As if that weren't enough, did we mention the grand opening of Fairfield's latest restaurant at the theater the legendary Des Moines-based Tacopocalypse?
James Moore sits down with Daniel Estulin, author of TransEvolution: The Coming Age of Human Deconstruction. Daniel argues that the race to better humankind is about to go to a new dimension as a result of a nanotechnological revolution, this enthralling read purports that the depth of progress and technological development is such that people in the very near future may no longer be fully human. TransEvolution discusses the transition from human to someone—or something—new and different and the increasing trend of implementing prosthetics, organ implants, bionic eyes, hearing aids, and other technological augmentations. Humans are capable of doing things they never imagined would be possible 20 years ago, and the rapid growth of this trend is nowhere near its end. But do the benefits of these advancements come with a price? Is humanity in danger because of this domination of science and technology?
What a treat to see the Dowd family receive this amazing grant and honor--only twelve selectees in the country out of 35,000 entrants!! Wow. Thanks for doing Fairfield proud.
Tune into KRUU 100.1FM for my interviews with the Dowds--Meghan, Jack, and Deb--and the Chase VP of media relations, Christine Holevas, who travelled up from Chicago to present the quarter of a million dollar check.
Enjoy a rich journey into renewed possibilties for moving things forward on the planet with a trifecta of accomplished and successful activisers & solutionaries: Bob Podolski, author of FLOURISH, theoretical physicist and psycotherapist, whose father worked directly with Einstein. Foster Gamble, co-creator with his wife of the movie THRIVE and the Thrive movement, and Fairfield's own Clyde Cleveland, entrepreneur, author of COMMONSENSE REVISITED, and organizing force of the upcoming FLOURISH FAIRFIELD events at the Sondheim Center Tue Jan 28 & Thu Jan 30. Learn about octologues, holomats, non-coercive ethics, and much more in the land of Titania.
Enjoy a rich journey into renewed possibilties for moving things forward on the planet with a trifecta of accomplished and successful activisers & solutionaries: Bob Podolski, author of FLOURISH, theoretical physicist and psycotherapist, whose father worked directly with Einstein, and Fairfield's own Clyde Cleveland, entrepreneur, author of COMMONSENSE REVISITED, and organizing force of the upcoming FLOURISH FAIRFIELD events at the Sondheim Center Tue Jan 28 & Thu Jan 30. Learn about octologues, holomats, non-coercive ethics, and much more in the land of Titania.
James Moore talks with Orpheum Theater and Modern American Cinema's Kristian Day, Fairfield's filmic renaissance impressario. This week it's the Coen brothers' new film "Inside Llewyn Davis" starting Jan 24th, plus Mark Mori's new movie "Bettie Page Reveals All", Fri & Sat only, Jan. 24 & 25.
Also, joining Orpheum Weekly is FEIST Club Burlesque Troupes', Keli Dean and Laila Sadat-sharifi. Join James, Keli, and Laila as they talk about FEIST Club and their upcoming shows on Valentines weekend at The Orpheum. They will do a short teaser at the Bettie Page movie Friday night. It was Keli's idea to bring the film to Fairfield.
Former East German Michael Furchert, Christian speaker and writer, speaks with James Moore. He is coming to the Sondheim Center in Fairfield to tell the story of his family living in East Berlin during the Nazi regime of Hitler Germany and throughout the turbulent years of European history of WWII and Communism.
Michael’s story is an inspiring account of overcoming hardships, believing in the impossible, rising from trial to triumph. But it is also a challenge to many in our western culture not to take our freedom for granted, not to let our faith grow superficial and light, not to give in to indifference and complacency. As America faces times of uncertainty today, he will challenge us to build our lives on a foundation that will last.
Michael will present “Deception and Discernment” at the Sondheim Center, Mon Jan 20 at 7pm. Visit www.fairfieldacc.com for more information. The event is sponsored by Take a Stand, a grass-roots group of interested citizens from Jefferson and Van Buren counties cooperating with area churches. It is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be accepted.
Join host James Moore as he talks to Scott Timm and Tivon Feely about their upcoming even, "Emerald Ash Borer Informational Meeting".
Learn about the disease that is killing of our trees and what you can do to help. Join Mr. Stimm and Mr. Feely for an informational meeting, Thursday, January 9th from 12-1 PM or 3:30 - 4:30 PM.
James Moore talks with Mr. Southeast Iowa himself, Dave Johnson, about his upcoming show at the Orpheum Theater.
Mozambique native Celio Mondjane reflections on Nelson Mandela's legacy and passing.
James talks with Cameroonian-American Africa Engo about what Nelson Mandela's legacy means to her.
Celio Mondjane, originally from Mozambique, joins Planet Ertswild to talk about his country--past, present & future--and his work with former Mozambican President Chissano.
Michael Morgan discusses his work as a craniosacral therapist.
His book and DVD are due out early 2014. Mike travels extensively including a recent trip to Moscow. In the 2nd hour, it's Celio Mondjane, originally from Mozambique, who talks about his country--past, present & future--and his work with former Mozambican President Chissano.
The Junkies debut the music Nov 22 & 23 at Winter Garden in Toronto.
Featured in Planet Erstwild is DMMC & Maximum Ames' Chris Ford of Christopher the Conquered fame, who talks about the 8th Annual Little BIG Fest in Des Moines.
Radiance Dairy Farm owner Francis Thicke talks about the challenge the nation's ethanol policy has come under from an Associated Press piece challenging the industry's assumptions and benefits.
Join James Moore as he discusses the Whole Body Singing workshop with Ci'ella
Kollander. Mrs. Kollander is a certified instructor and a gold record recording artist. Mrs. Kollander also does whole body singing and coaching, as well as teaching public speaking, singing theater, dance and sales. Get in touch with her by calling 641-472-7464.