Ottumwa-born Chric Canny, who lived in Fairfield for 20 years, is running as a Republican candidate for the state house in the 89th District. Rick Marlar, a former US submarine serviceman and longtime truck driver, is running as a Republican candidate for the state senate here in Distrct 45, a seat currently held by Becky Schmitz. James Moore talks with both of them about their views and aspirations for the upcoming Republican primary on June 8th.
Fred Kirschenmann, international leader in organic and sustainable agriculture, will be in Fairfield Tuesday, May 18, speaking at the Sondheim Center at 8:00 pm. Dr. Kirschenmann's talk, "Food and Farming in our Future," will be hosted by Francis Thicke's campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. The lecture is free and open to the public.
A Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Kirschenmann has lectured and written extensively about ethics and agriculture. A collection of his essays was recently published as a book, titled Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher. Fred's book covers his writings on farming, philosophy and sustainability. Copies of Fred's book will be available for sale, and Fred will sign them, after the lecture.
James Moore interviews some of the principle actors from the cast of HAIR, opening Thursday, April 23rd at the Sondheim Center, under the direction of Randal West. Darcie Champagne, Ryan Gaffney and Evan Tyrone Martin talk about preparing for their roles in the seminal 60s stage piece.
James Moore interviews Lynnae Hentzen, executive director and co-founder of the Center on Sustainable Communities, based out of Des Moines, Iowa.
The Center is hosting a series of workshops in the Fairfield area on sustainable practices.
James Moore interviews Wayne Petersen, who has worked in the field of soil and water conservation for over 33 years, and Ryan Peterson, a landscaper working in many sustainable and ecologically focussed projects. They will be in Fairfield Friday, April 16, to conduct several green building workshops sponsored by the Center on Sustainable Communities.
James Moore talks with Karen Dowcett, founder of the Living Arts Institute. Karen is here to speak with our arts community about staging her art pageant set to Paul Winter Consort's Missa Gaia performed on Cape Cod in 2004 and 2008. She'll be inaugurating a year-long community-wide participation culminating in the show on Earth Day weekend, April, 2011.
Kay Hazen talks about her experiences as a member of Women for Women, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that works in war-torn areas. She is helping organize a peace rally on Sunday, March 7 at 1pm at the Hwy 1 bridge near MUM campus in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of International Women's Day.
John Buckman is the founder of Berkeley, California-based recording label Magnatune, a pioneer in digital downloading, application of Creative Commons copyrights, and artist-friendly business practices, sometimes referred to as "fair trade music."