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.
Join 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 TheAtlantic.com was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award in Journalism . His music evokes Cohen and Dylan.
Local exercise and fitness advocate Ken Daley discusses the new Blue Zones project with James Moore.
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.
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 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.
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 animations 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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corey Hickenbottom goes on a wing and a prayer trek to Scott Timm's house to discuss raising chickens in the city limits with Scott's son, Grant. A workshop will be held at the Fairfield Public Library on Sunday, April 10th at noon, with a self-directed tour to follow from 1pm-3pm, all part of Fairfield's Go Green Backyard Conservation Series.
Martha Creek is and orgained Unity Minister, peace worker and coach. She is trained as a facililtator throug the Byron Katie International School for The Work. Martha has lead numerous workshops around the country. She owns The Work and lives from a place of freedom and compassion.
James Moore discusses all things Red Rock, upcoming events and more, with Jerry and Misty.