Drawing on their formal jazz training and years of experience in the Iowa City music scene, Jack Lion is crafting a sound that is primarily ambient/electronic but influenced by improvised music. "I like to sample things onstage, and the band often improvises around the samples to create new sections of the song on the fly," explains Smith. "This gives the audience something unique every night and creates an interesting challenge for us."
Jack Lion has already recorded a Daytrotter session and performed at the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City. The band is set to release the JAC EP in the summer of 2014, followed by a supporting tour in the fall. "I've never been so energized by a musical project" Morton says. “This is a now-or-never moment. I don’t anticipate playing in another band with the chemistry, artistry, and vision like that of Jack Lion."
Jack Lion is Brian Lewis Smith on trumpet, keyboard, and production, Drew Morton on bass, keyboard, and vocals, and Justin LeDuc on drumset and SPDS.
James Moore speaks with Rebecca Young of Beautify Fairfield, a new organization she is spearheading as a nonprofit.
She also runs a business in town called Beautiful Blooms Landscaping. The phone number is 641 470-1533.
Click on Rebecca's pic for a link to find out more about Beautify Fairfield in the Fairfield Ledger.
James speaks with Lauryn Shapter
Gene Luedtke, president of Fairfield's Carnegie Historical Museum board, talks with James about Fairfield's colorful, cultural history, impressive museum, and the 1915 "Fairfield Chatauqua" gathering, billed as 'Iowa's Most Successful Summer Assembly.'
James Moore speaks with Blue Zones Director Nick Buettner, who is visiting Fairfield Feb 9 & 10.
James Moore talks with Patti Miller about the world premiere of her documentary, Iowans Return To Freedom Summer, which will be shown at the February Fairfield 1st Fridays Art Walk, on Friday, February 6, at 7:30 pm at the Sondheim Theater in Fairfield Iowa.
Don't miss this historical account of how Iowa students participated in Freedom Summer in 1964 in Mississippi, registering voters, teaching in Freedom Schools and working in Community Centers , and advancing the cause of racial equality during the tumultuous 60's. Their bravery, dedication, and hard work will inspire everyone. Patti spent the summer of 1967 in Mississippi and later worked with Dr. Martin Luther King in Chicago.
Owen Cocoran is the Special Events & Media Coordinator for the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber. He speaks with station manager James Moore about the storied Gulf Shores' annual National Shrimp Festival which has been held for over 40 years. Last year it drew almost 250,000 people. FAIRfest and the Shrimp Fest hope to partner up in ways big and small.
Corcoran, a Gulf Shores resident and Auburn University graduate. He comes to the Chamber from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Baseball team where he held various duties related to special events, group sales, and group parties. He previously served as Assistant Director of Golf Operations for Mill Creek Golf Club in Auburn, AL where he not only oversaw day-to-day operations but also handled various administrative duties. Corcoran also has background and experience in communications in the areas of sports management, broadcasting, and real estate.
James Moore talks with Sierra Club environmental attorney Wally Taylor about a topic and an issue that is of grave concern to many enviromental advocates in the Jefferson County area. The Bakken Pipeline would deliver so-called sweet crude in pipes across the state of Iowa from North Dakota and then down to the Gulf.
Here's a blurb from a recent article in the Des Moines Register titled "Branstad Won't Stop Pipeline Through Iowa":
Wally Taylor of Cedar Rapids, a lawyer for the Iowa chapter of the Sierra Club, said Iowans must do everything they can to stop the pipeline project. "We cannot let fossil fuels continue to damage and wreck our economy and environment and our earth," Taylor said.
Energy Transfer Partners (ETF), who also do business as Dakota Access, announced plans for a proposed oil pipeline that will run diagonally across Iowa, through 17 or 18 counties. The company also announced that some of the crude oil will be loaded onto rail cars for shipment to the east coast.
Attorney Taylor will be in Fairfield on Monday November 24th at 7:30pm at the Fairfield Public Library to address the issue and answer any questions people may have. A county meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2nd at 9am at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Building where the company will present their agenda and then hear from local community members about their plans.
I love my job. I love music. I love this town. Great show planned for you today. Pefect for Halloween. Some fabulous musical guests, all with projects you can avail yourself of shortly. Plus, just in time for Halloween, a talk about the infamous, creepy, sadistic, chilling "Mr. Handcuffs" with Steve Horn and much more. Take a walk on the wild side with another topical & musical safari, it's PLANET ERSTWILD, right here on solar-powered KRUU-FM, 'The Voices of Fairfield, Iowa and beyond.'
I speak with Steve Horn, a Madison, WI-based Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog and a freelance investigative journalist. He previously was a reporter and researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in political science and legal studies, his writing has appeared in Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Vice News, The Nation, Wisconsin Watch, Truth-Out, AlterNet and elsewhere. His latest piece for DeSmogBlog is titled Drilling Deeper: New Report Casts Doubt on Fracking Production Numbers. Also, his work on the brutal Wisconsin cop case allegedly involved in the grizzly murders of at least two women.
Justin Leduc of Jack Lion talks about the Iowa City band's personal trajectory, including Fairfield intersections, and their new cassette release that has been picked up by an independent cassette label on the West Coast. His band opens for Dagmar Nov 8 at Cafe P. He is also the drummer for Dagmar.
James Moore interviews Ulricke Selleck about her upcoming performance in Fairfield.
James Moore speaks with Green AmeriCorps members Prana Miller & Douglas Toors talk about local activites they are spearheading for energy efficiency savings.
With election time nearing, the Sondheim became the backdrop for a pair of forums featuring candidates for county and state offices.
Incumbent Republican Jefferson County Supervisor Dick Reed and his independent challenger Jack Finn are seeking a spot on the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors.
The audience had a chance to submit questions to the candidates, read by moderator Andy Hallman, news editor of The Fairfield Ledger. Presented by the Ledger, Fairfield Economic Development Association and The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Audio provided by the Fairfield Media Center.
With election time nearing, the Sondheim became the backdrop for a pair of forums featuring candidates for county and state offices. Incumbent Democratic Iowa State Rep. Curt Hanson shared the stage with Republican challenger Jeff Shipley, both vying for the Iowa House District 82 seat.
The audience had a chance to submit questions to the candidates, which were read by moderator Andy Hallman, news editor of The Fairfield Ledger. Presented by The Fairfield Ledger, Fairfield Economic Development Association and The Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Audio provided by the Fairfield Media Center.
interview with Chris Harris
Wenonah Hauter is the founder and Executive Director of Food & Water Watch.
She has worked extensively on food, water, energy and environmental issues at the national, state and local level. Her book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America examines the corporate consolidation and control over our food system and what it means for farmers and consumers. Experienced in developing policy positions and legislative strategies, she is also a skilled and accomplished organizer, having lobbied and developed grassroots field strategy and action plans.
She is currently writing Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment due for publication in 2015. From 1997 to 2005 she served as Director of Public Citizen’s Energy and Environment Program, which focused on water, food and energy policy. From 1996 to 1997, she was environmental policy director for Citizen Action, where she worked with the organization’s 30 state-based groups. From 1989 to 1995 she was at the Union of Concerned Scientists where, as a senior organizer, she coordinated broad-based, grassroots sustainable energy campaigns in several states. She has an M.S. in applied anthropology from the University of Maryland.
JFAN's Annual Summit Wednesday, October 15th at 7:30pm presents Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, as keynote speaker. People can make a difference, she says, if they come together. Her national organization & work is testimony to how it's done. Don't miss this discussion.
Mark Deuitch, founder of PeopleClaim.com, a member-supported online dispute resolution service, designed to allow parties to come together in a neutral setting and solve problems—easily, quickly, and constructively, along with Jeff Kapek, marketing director, talk about their company's unique business model and successes in bringing parties together to resolve complaints.
Operation Relief, Alliant Energy's residental tree distribution program, adminstered by Iowa DNR Forestry Bureau and Jefferson County Extension, offering 12 varieties of trees and a Free Tree Planting Care workshop at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Thursday October 2nd 4:30 - 6:30 pm. The website is alliantenergy.com/releaf. That's Operation Releaf tree workshop at the Fairgrounds October 2nd, co-sponsored by KRUU-FM.