Archive of Planet Erstwild

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Iowa Representative Curt Hanson keeps us up to date with the goings on at the state capitol in Des Moines and the many bills in various stages of legislation.

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At 2:15pm, Corey Hickenbottom interviews Sean Johnson about their beekeeping workshops being offered Saturday in Fairfield as part of the Backyard Conservation Series.

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Host James Moore speaks with Sustainability Coordinator Scott Timm about this spring's Backyard Conservation Series, workshops & action steps galore.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110303 - Carl Gibson - US Uncut

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James interviews Carl Gibson, organizer & spokesperson for the grassroots anti-austerity group US Uncut, highlighting the issue of corporate tax avoidance.

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It's Czech-born Radim Schreiber. The award-winning photographer has his first solo photo exhibit "Fireflies" at Teeple-Hanson Studio for Artwalk. He is a Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalist.

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110224 - Pastor Bib Rail

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110217 - Caleb Hawley

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Caleb Hawley


American Idol hopeful Caleb Hawley In Studio Live at Noon Oh Five Today. Tonight he's at the Sondheim Center.

Click on his pic to see him in action. knocking J-Lo's socks off (and she wasn't even wearing any!)

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Brent Willett's first installment of his book review segment he calls "The Sound & the Jury," a tip of the hat to American author William Faulkner. He reviews Tom Zoellner's book "URANIUM and The Heartless Stone."


- Planet Erstwild - 20110214 - Sue Berkey's Kisses

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Kisses abound this Valentine's Day in F-Town, thanks to the work of Fairfield artist Sue Berkey and an Iowa Arts Council grant.

At 12:30pm and 6:30pm, listen to the backstory of this lovely sun-kissed gesture by the artist who brought you straw-baled, large-scale stars on the bike trail and elsewhere. How many kisses can you find?


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Elliot Hoffman



PLANET ERSTWILE Host JAMES MOORE talks with Elliot Hoffman, co-founder and CEO of Natural Capitalism, Inc, a business in partnership with Dr. L. Hunter Lovins devoted to working with small and mid-size companies to improve their profits by fully embracing sustainable business practices. He has begun a Sustainability Circle with 8 businesses in Fairfield.


- Planet Erstwild - 20110211 - Curt Hanson

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Curt Hanson is a Democratic member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing the 90th District. He was elected in a special election on September 1, 2009 to replace John Whitaker.

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The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater appears as one of the top 20 contestants on the second season of the NBC reality talent show America’s Got Talent. It is a father-daughter act originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, done together by Gregory and Anastasia Popovich, along with their team of trained animals. They did a trained cat act in the L.A. auditions, and performed a skit titled “The Homeless Clown” during the semifinal rounds.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110204 - Idris Goodwin

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PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with Idris Goodwin, poet, playwrite, author, educator, and rapper, who will be performing his poetry and more as part of his These Are the Breaks book tour at Revelations at 2pm on Saturday, February 12th. Presently hailing from iowa City, this is one talented cultural creative.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110201 - John Taylor Gatto

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John Taylor Gatto

Tune in for a very special PLANET ERSTWILD. Host James Moore speaks with renowned author, speaker, and educational reformer John Taylor Gatto. If you enjoy having your assumptions challenged, you'll want to hear this.

Gatto spent 30 years teaching in public schools in New York. He was 3 times awarded the NYC Teacher of the Year before quitting with a Wall Street Journal article writing he was tired of hurting children. He contends that, by design, institutional teaching is not really teaching and actually harms children, breeding boredom, fostering obedience, and valuing conformity, competition and testing over promoting original, critical thinking and self-teaching. [Click on John's pic to read his Harper's article "Against School."]

- Planet Erstwild - 20110129 - Matt Milner

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110128 - David Seagull

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singer/songwriter David Seagull talks about his upcoming concert this Saturday at Cafe P.

- Tanner & Moore - 20110128 - Prof Richard Wolff

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Prof Richard WolffCohosts Stuart Tanner & James Moore speak with Professor Richard Wolff who presents an alternative look at American economics. The Harvard/Stanford/Yale educated Wolff is Economics Emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to 2008. His thesis that deep economic structures--the relationship of wages to profits, of workers to boards of directors, and of debts to income--are the root cause of our economic meltdown means the Great Recession may be far more than simply a "financial" crisis. This is riveting stuff.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110128 - Curt Hanson

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Curt Hanson talks about the new Iowa Congressional session and State House activities.

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Christine Goodale talks about reopening her new restaurant, The Crepe Escape, at Everybody's Cafe for lunch fare Tuesday through Saturday.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110121 - Ed Hipp - Toastmaster

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110121 - Jerry Fisher - Redrock

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110120 - Steve Fugate, I Renew

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Iowa Renewability Energy Association managing director Steve Fugate speaks with Planet Erstwild host James Moore about all things renewable and energy efficient.

- Planet Erstwild - 20110120 - Beth Howard

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Beth HowardAmerican Gothic Pie LadyThank you, Beth, for dropping by solar-powered KRUU-FM in Fairfield this week for your "Weekend Edition" taping with host Liane Hanson that airs Sunday.

But even more so for one of the most sumptuous pieces of apple pie I've ever tasted (not to mention the fruitful conversation).

That it was made in the American Gothic house by an Ottumwa native only adds to the heartland sweetness.

All I can say is if you give Beth Howard a chance, every day is National Pie Day! Have fun in Chicago today where 800 slices of pie will be given away to celebrate National Pie Day. Lord knows, the world needs more pie!!

- Planet Erstwild - 20110114 - Brent Willet

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- Planet Erstwild - Ginger Belilove - MSAE - 20110112

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- Planet Erstwild - 20110107 - Azril Bacal

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James Moore speaks with poet/activist/academic Azril Bacal about his new collection of poems called "Itinerant Refractions" and his life as a social change agent.

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