Planet Erstwild host James Moore interviews Danish pianist Werner Elmker and Chamber Music Fairfield director Freddy Fonseca.
Next up it's Way Off Broadway director Randy West with three members of the cast of the upcoming Sondheim Center musical-comedy "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which will run from November 12-21. Cast members include Scott Woodward, Andy Bosworth and Miranda Lawson.
there's Burt Chojnowski, Lou Bolster & Dave Patterson, all of whom are connected with films that are showing this week at the Wild Rose Film Festival in Des Moines, considered to be one of Iowa's signature film festivals.
At 1pm, cohosts James Moore and Dennis Raimondi speak with Iowa's First Lady Mari Culver about her work around the state and reflections from the campaign trail.
Among other things, she has been an advocate for public preschool, one of the hallmarks of her husband Governor Chet Culver's administration. [Read more about that here.]
She also discusses her husband's positions on embryonic stem cell research, keeping nonprofits out of partisan politics and the inordinate amount of money, unlimited and undisclosed, corporations have funneled through organizations like the US Chamber of Commerce (90% of chamber dollars going to Republican causes and candidates, according to the NY Times) since the Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates earlier this year (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission).
Planet Erstwild host James Moore interviews artist Is Schuster.
A free bus will head up to Iowa City for Ari's appearance and book-signing at Prairie Lights in Iowa City Thursday, October 21 at 7pm. Call Elaine at 641 472-4887 to RSVP. RSVP required.
Writers' Voices host Monica Hadley, along with special guest host Cheryl Fusco-Johnson, interview Ari Berman.
Singer/songwriter David Berkeley speaks with James Moore and Mike Ragogna, as well as performs live in the studio. The Harvard grad's influences include Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Neil Young, The Band, Elliott Smith and Jerry Garcia. He insists, though, that most of his inspiration derives from poetry, passages of prose, people (his parents and his wife and son especially), the outdoors, art and most forms of visual images. He has been compared to James Taylor, David Gray, Jackson Browne and Cat Stevens.
James Moore interviews award-winning magic harpist Peter Sterling about his angelic journey into worldwide musical success from surfer to ski instructor to the silence of the Sedona mountains to Stonehenge and beyond.
Sterling will be performing in Fairfield at a rooftop concert under the stars across from AJ's Bicycle Shop Friday, September 3rd sponsored by the Dharma Foundation, Circle Crop Restaurant ans KRUU-FM. He'll lead a workshop on Sunday. Thymely Solutions has more ticket information.
James speaks with Eric Merola, director of Burzynski: The Film, a documentary that tells the story of one doctor's fight to cure cancer without the use of chemotherapy and other invasive approaches. His struggle and victory over the FDA is documented. It is part of a 5-film, 5-month series brought to you by the Fairfield FIlm Festival challenging viewers to think global.
James Moore speaks with Anya Petrova about the upcoming Fairfield Film Festival, a 5-month film series that asks Fairfield to think global.
4-times BMA award winner blues musician Tommy Castro talks with James Moore from the road about his nascent career, recent European jog through Norway, his brand of songwriting, grooving band and much more.
His latest release Hard Believer, produced by John Porter, who has worked with B.B. King, Elvis Costello, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, The Smiths, Otis Rush, Billy Bragg, and Roxy Music, has garnered rave reviews. The band plays 150-200 gigs a year all across the US and Europe.
Planet Erstwild host James Moore interviews Walter Day.
Planet Erstwild host James Moore inerviews Donald Sosin.
James Moore interviews Constitutional scholar and former Libertarian candidate for President Michael Badnarik and Clyde Cleveland, former Iowa Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate.
PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore talks with journalist Elizabeth Brown and Go Green commission member Bob Ferguson about Elizabeth's visit to Fairfield to gather background information for a piece on the community's renewable energy focus, including highlighting eco-friendly local company Green Building Supply.
James Moore interviews State Senator Becky Schmitz.
Jennifer Melmon talks with James Moore about working with the Gundecha Brothers, her time in India, and the upcoming concert Friday, June 18th at ICON Gallery at 8pm.
At 3:30pm, Marie Lehrer talks about her work with Rise-Africa, a nonprofit she founded and the upcoming event A Night for Africa, Friday, June 18th at 7:30pm at the Students Art Center (formerly the Student Union Theater) on MUM campus. This benefit concert is to help Africans lift themselves out of poverty through micro-loans, sustainable agriculture and fair living conditions. For more information, the website is www.rise-africa.org.
At 3:05pm, James speaks with Dave Butler who is holding the 23rd Annual Vintage Power Wagon Rally this week in Fairfield. He'll talk all about his travels, how the Rally got started, what events are happening this week and much more.