Archive of Planet Erstwild

- Planet Erstwild - 20111118- Ellis Delaney

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James interviews Ellis Delaney who is performing at Cafe P this Saturday, Nov 19 at 8pm. It's a delightful discussion of Texas, Minnesota, family, song, commitment and much more with a delightful and prolifically talented singer/songwriter.

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It's Friday's regularly scheduled segment: "Inside the Headlines" with newsvandal JP Sottile and PLANET ERSTWILD hst James Moore. JP's twitter is @newsvandal. This week JP & James look at a whole range of topics glossed over by the mainstream media. For a complete list with links, click on "Read more" below.

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At 4pm, enjoy our regular Friday feature "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, checking in with us from Oakland, CA. His twitter is @newsvandal. This week we talk about eugenics, shopping black, why traffic jams suck, life & debt of car loans, the AWOL EPA, Mexico going south, economics info, and much more. Click on "Read more" below.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111108 - Overland's Jay Flint

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PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with Overland Sheepskin national sales manager Jay Flint, who has recently moved to Fairfield with his family. Jay has been with the company for 23 years.

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PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with the editors of Blog for Iowa, Trish Nelson and Dave Bradley. Trish is a social worker by day, native Iowan, and grassroots activist in the Howard Dean tradition with a special interest in media reform. Dave is a radiophile, retired teacher and factory worker, and a member of West Liberty Dream Catchers. Low power FM radio is discussed and the political landscape of talk radio in Iowa. To say it's predominantly right-leaning would be a sizeable understatement.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111104 - "Inside the Headlines"

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Every Friday at 4pm, Oakland-based news vandal JP Sottile goes "Inside the Headlines" with James to highlight news stories from across the globe that will inspire your better angels and challenge your hidden assumptions.

This week: deadly micro-aviary drone bots, a national painkiller epidemic, North American Summit, yoga mat diet, rich politicians getting richer, & beyond. Click "Read more" tab below for complete list of headlines with links.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111103 - Ali Selim

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Los Angeles-based filmmaker Ali Selim talks about his film Sweet Land and his career as a storyteller with PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore. Insightful and articulateAli Selim, this is the writer/director's first visit to Fairfield.

According to 'Joe Knows': Ali's commercial, dramatic, and documentary films have received such prestigious awards as the Gold Lion from Cannes, a Silver Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival, and a CINE Golden Eagle for "excellence in American Filmmaking." Ali has been an honoree at International Film Festivals in New York, London and Seattle, and his work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He holds a BA in English Literature and Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

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Enjoy the regular 4pm feature "Inside the Headlines" with newsvandal JP Sottile, contributing editor of Reader Supported News. This week's topics include billions missing in Iraq, Fukushima disaster leads to hefty oil profits, Obama flush with Wall Street campaign money, Patriot Act turns 10, government can read your emails without warrant, Somalia heats up, unfantastic plastics, soy in eggs and chicken, orcas defended by PETA. Click on "Read more" for the aforementioned articles.]

- Planet Erstwild - 20111028 - Chandrika Tandon

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PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with Grammy-nominated Chandrika Tandon who performs in Fairfield for the first time this Sunday, Nov 6th at 7:45pm at the Sondheim Center. The singer/educator and highly successful business executive is bringing a 7-piece musical ensemble from New York where she lives. Proceeds benefit the Global Peace Initiative.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111027 - Amir, the Hair Mechanic

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Obama has announced a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by year's end. Neocons like Frederick Kagan, who clamored for and helped push the country into the shock and awe invasion in March 2003, are saying withdrawing now would be a "gift" to Iran. Other commentators say the Iraq invasion itself, poorly thought out and contingency-plan adverse as it was, was Iran's gift.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111027 - Joe Fassler

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Joe FasslerJoin PLANET ERSTWILD [Fridays 2pm-5pm] host James Moore for another full-tilt topical safari this week highlighting the high art of storytelling through music, film and journalism.

At 2pm, it's singer/songwriter Joe Fassler who performs in Fairfield for the first time this Saturday, Nov 5th at Revelations Downstairs at 8pm. A graduate of the storied Writers' Workshop, Joe teaches creative writing at UI and and hosts The Lit Show at KRUI. His work for was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award in Journalism . His music evokes Cohen and Dylan.

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Local exercise and fitness advocate Ken Daley discusses the new Blue Zones project with James Moore.

- Planet Erstwild - 20101021 - Dr. Jim Fleming

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Jim Fleming in Egypt


James speaks with Dr. Jim Fleming just back from a trip to Egypt. He spent time in Cairo, in the wake of a riot near Tahrir Square that broke out between Christian Copts, Muslims and the military which resulted in 24 deaths.

He also visited St. Catherine's in Sinai, where it is believed Moses witnessed the burning bush.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111020 - Asma Yousef

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James Moore discusses the latest developments in Libya with returning guest Asma Yousef, a political activist who grew up in Bhengazi, the second largest city in Libya. With long-time Libyan strongman Col. Muammar Gaddafi killed near his hometown of Sirte, celebrations have broken out in Libya.

We'll look at where the country may be headed for the Libyan National Transition Council and the 140 or so tribes of Libya. We'll also air our interviews with Asma as Libya's revolution began.


- Planet Erstwild - 20111014-Paul Deaton

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PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore interviews Paul Deaton of Iowa Physicians for Social Responsibility, who is giving a public talk in Fairfield on Monday, October 17 at the Fairfield Public Library on nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear energy, sponsored by the Leopold Group of the Iowa Sierra Club.

Here's a link to Paul's latest piece in the Daily Kos. And here's his website.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111014 - Zina Saunders

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Zina Saunders

PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with illustrator/animated editorialist Zina Saunders, whose work appears weekly in Mother Jones magazine. Her work has been published in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Wall Street Journal, Utne Reader, and many more. She creates editorial animationEbony Hillbillies by Zina Saunderss riffing on the political news and current events of the week.

Click on Zina's pic for this week's Mother Jones animation, where Charles Koch is the magic man in the mirror, exhorting a poor schnook to protect the rights of his exceptionally American future billionaire self by voting against raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires.

Overlooked New York is Zina's collection of portraits and interviews with ardent New Yorkers about their joyous obsessions. These are real New Yorkers who have found fascinating ways to unleash their joy on the roofs and rivers and parks and streets of New York.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111014 - JP Sottile

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Political analyst JP Sottile, talking about two recent articles he's written on the deluge of money in our political process and how the Citizens United Supreme Court decision is compounding the problem. JP is a contributing editor of Reader Supported News and his own website is Newsvandal.

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Rob Quicke, GM of WPSC at William Patterson University in Patterson, New Jersey, who recently organized College Radio Day, talks with PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore.

- Planet Erstwild - 20111014 - Marcie Crim - WMMT GM

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PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore interviews WMMT general manager Marcie Crim. Before joining the WMMT staff Marcie worked in non-profit development and marketing for a number of organizations including Actors Guild of Lexington, The Lexington Ballet and The Balagula Theatre among others. Marcie was the co-creator of a non-profit organization dedicated to photography, The Lexicon Project and a former Community Columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Marcie was a consultant for the Ford Foundation’s Southern Strategy Initiative and has worked as a teacher of writing and photography. She was named the Bluegrass Model Citizen of the Year in 2005 by Ace Weekly Magazine.

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James Moore interviews local chiropracter Dr. Deborah Peters DC, PC and visiting Blair Upper Cervical specialist, Dr. Todd A Hubbard, BS, DC, CCSP, MS, the 2002 and 2009 "Chiropractor of the Year".

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James Moore interviews local Occupy Wall Street Fairfield organizer Robbie Fox as well as Ryan Olson who just returned from 3 days in the Big Apple. Fairfield is holding its first Occupy Wall Street event Saturday, October 8th at Howard Park noon to 7pm, says Robbie. The peaceful assembly will include speakers, music, educational information, poster and art creation and more.

- 20110916 - Planet Erstwild - Joe Raiola

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James Moore interviews MAD Magazine's Joe Raiola, who is performing next Friday, September 23rd at the Englert Theater in Iowa City. In the outspoken and irreverent tradition of George Carlin, Riola's one man show, American Heretic, is provocative comic theater.

Joe Raiola has performed in over 40 states at theaters, clubs and colleges. He remains Senior Editor at MAD Magazine, where he has been one of the creative innovators behind the magazine's unprecedented longevity and success since 1984. The New York native is founder of the Theatre Within and an annual John Lennon tribute show which held its 30th consecutive concert last year, raising over $75,000 for charity.

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Chaden Halfill talks with James about a 2-day building rehab workshop he and Bill McAnally will be offering May 31 & June 1 at FACC sponosred by COSC. Bill McAnally will also lead the workshop. Here's his interview with James a few months back.

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Daniel Blum, Aaron Hirshberg, Joel Hirshberg & James Moore



The Green Building Supply gang on completion of their donated marmoleum floor installation at solar-powered KRUU-FM.

The design was created by Aaron Hirshberg.

Click on the pic to go to Green Building Supply's website.


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- Planet Erstwild - 20110510 - Tracy Vance - Sam Busch

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110506 - Swami Beyondananda

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Steve Bhaerman (aka Swami Beyondananda)Internationally known author, humorist, and practical philosopher Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda), talks with James Moore about his upcoming visit to Fairfield. Also joining the discussion is Teresa Mullan Frease, organizer of the First Annual Southeast Iowa Longevity Symposium at FACC on Saturday, May 14th.

Bhaerman will give an inspiring keynote presentation based on the book Deepak Chopra has called "world-changing": Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There from Here, co-authored with noted cellular biologist Bruce Lipton. He will also present a comedy evening at Morning Star Studio Friday, May 13th. He'll be at the Liberal Catholic Church on Sunday, May 15th and later offer a comedy workshop.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110503 - Bob Yapp

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