Archive of Planet Erstwild

- Planet Erstwild - 20080711 - Soufian Barham

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Planet Erstwild's James Moore interviews Prometheus Radio Project's John Wenz. As legislation organizer for PRP, John visits Washington DC regularly meeting with members of Congress. Calling in from Philadelphia, John explains bill HR 2802 and how if it moves out the telecommunications subcommittee and receives a hearing, it means a second window for low power radio stations could be just around the corner--but reminds listeners they should do their part to make sure their congressmen sign on to the bill. Loebsack and Boswell have yet to sign on to the bill.

- Planet Erstwild - Bill Moyers Morning Plenary

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Bill Moyers, independent media champion, addresses the opening session of the National Conference of Media Reform held in Minneapolis June 6-8, 2008. This is an audio file from the website.

Bill Moyers

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"Media should be the fourth estate, not for the state." -Amy Goodman

Independent media champion Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, addresses Fairfield at the Public Library as part of a tour for her latest book "Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times", co-written with her brother, investigative journalist David Goodman. Democracy Now! is the largest media collaboration in North American public broadcasting.

- Planet Erstwild - 20080624 - Amy Goodman Interview

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"Media should be the fourth estate, not for the state." -Amy Goodman


James Moore interviews independent media champion Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! who visited Fairfield this past weekend as part of a tour for her latest book "Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times", her latest book co-written with her brother, investigative journalist David Goodman. Democracy Now! is the largest media collaboration in North American public broadcasting.

- Planet Erstwild - 20080620 - Brian Haas

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Jacob Fred Jazz Oddysey's Brian Haas talks about band upcoming show at Cafe Paradiso.

- Planet Erstwild - 20080606 Karla DeVito

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Karla DeVitoKarla DeVitoOpen Heart

James Moore speaks with singer/actor Karla DeVito about her musical and theatrical career and her upcoming Fairfield performance at the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts of Open Heart, the musical, written by her husband, 3-time Golden Globe nominee, Robby Benson, who will also be on stage with original cast member Stan Brown June 20-29.

- Planet Erstwild - 20080523 - Muralist Ella Yates

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E.E. Yates, posing with her Fairfield mural




Muralist Ella Yates, who has been commisioned by ArtLife Society to create a Fairfield mural, talks with Planet Erstwild's James Moore about her background, her commision and her worldwide murals. She is an engaging and colorful artist, not to mention an adept on the 8-string ukelele.

[Click on the picture to go to Ella's website.]

- Planet Erstwild - 20080516 - Pieta Brown

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Pieta Brown Pieta Brown will be phoning in to talk with James Moore at 2:15pm about her upcoming show at Cafe Paradiso (next weekend Friday May 23rd), accompanied by Lucinda Williams' guitarist and bandleader producer/guitarist Bo Ramsey. She'll be performing in New York City this Saturday night at the Bowery Ballroom.

Pieta is an artist who brings together the unvarnished humility of Loretta Lynn, the frank, modern rock punch of P.J. Harvey, the country sass and poetry of Neko Case, the urbane sophistication of Norah Jones or Rickie Lee Jones, and the soulful Southern grit of Bobbie Gentry, and - coloring it all - a deep abiding saturation in folk and blues that’s beyond her years.

- Planet Erstwild - 20080502 - Geoff Muldaur

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Geoff & Dick at KRUU-FM

Geoff Muldaur and Dick DeAngelis at KRUU-FM

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Moore & FinkelsteinThis Friday on Planet Erstwild at 3pm, James Moore interviews Professor Norman Finkelstein about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Professor Finkelstein has written several books on the subject including The Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah.

His scholarly research has been praised by Noam Chomsky, among others. Though his tenure was denied at DePaul University last year after an organized effort to discredit his work by detractors, which the school says played no part in its decision, he retired and in a settlement the university officially declared him a great scholar and good teacher. He recently spoke at Grinnell University.

- Planet Erstwild - 20080418- Larry Garner

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Larry Garner



On Planet Erstwild, James interviews some amazing people:

2pm- Baton Rouge-based bluesman extraordinaire Larry Garner who plays the Morning Star Friday April 18.

A world-class talent and a world-class man, Garner discusses his recent European tour, his new release Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, a recent heart attack and his love for the cultural landscape in Fairfield.

- Planet Erstwild - 20080418 - Mac & Oceana Gayden

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- Planet Erstwild - Suzanne Stryker - 20080125

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Suzanne Stryker


James Moore discusses art and loss with local painter Suzanne Stryker, who was the target of art thieves twice right here in Fairfield.

Her story was featured in the Des Moines Register and picked up by the Associated Press.

She shares her thoughts and reflections on Planet Erstwild at 3pm CST

[Click on the picture to go to Suzanne's website.]



- Planet Erstwild - 20071229 - Nina Hagan Interview

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Nina Hagen

Nina Hagen


Nina Hagen, legendary East German chanteuse diva/activist, speaks with Planet Erstwild's James Moore about her colorful career, her take on world events, her opposition to the Iraq invasion, war in general, and her unabashed support of Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich.

You can find Nina's website by clicking either pic.

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Jack Darin is an energy policy advisor for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Working closely with the Senator in Illinois, Darin will share his insights on Obama's environmental policies including nuclear power. He is giving a presentation on the subject Friday night at the Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams on Friday, Dec. 28th at 7:30 p.m.

- Planet Erstwild - 20071228 - Chief Arvol Looking Horse

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Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Planet Erstwild will feature a bouquet of interesting topics this Friday including a live in studio interview with visiting Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse, his wife Paula Horne and their son, Ca'-Ton Zepheir, who resides in Fairfield.

He will be giving a presentation at the Civic Center 2pm Saturday December 29th.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th generation keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundleand holds the responsibility of spiritual leader among the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People. He holds an honorary Doctorate from the University of South Dakota, and travels and speaks extensively on peace, environmental and native rights issues. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Wolf Award of Canada for his dedicated work for peace. A skilled horseman, he shares his knowledge with the youth on the long distance rides that take place in South Dakota throughout the year.

- Planet Erstwild - 20071218 - Mayor Gavin Newsom

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Mayor Gavin Newsom of San FranciscoMayor Gavin Newsom visited Fairfield this past weekend, stumping for presidential hopeful Senator Hillary Clinton. James Moore caught up with him at a local eatery and arranged a phone interview.

As San Francisco's youngest mayor in 100 years, Gavin Newsom has accomplished remarkable things. In July, 2007, Healthy San Francisco was launched, guaranteeing comprehensive, high-quality healthcare for all San Franciscans, fulfilling a pledge he made in 2005.

In 2004, he unveiled San Francisco’s Climate Action Plan, which aims to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.5 million tons by 2012 and curb global warming through strict goals that exceed the United Nations Kyoto Protocols.

- Planet Erstwild - 20071207 - Valerie Plame Interview

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"Fair Game" Valerie Plame WilsonJames Moore interviewed Valerie Plame live on Planet Erstwild on Dec 7, 2007. Plame is the covert CIA operative outed by senior administration officals in retaliation for an editorial her husband, former Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote in the New York Times in July 2003. Titled "What I Didn't Find in Africa", Wilson's revelations led the White House to retract the centerpiece of the January 2003 State of the Union address in which the president quoted British sources that Iraq was actively seeking weapons of mass destruction and thereby threatening U.S. interests.

Those infamous "16 words" helped the president sell his war of choice to the public as a "war of necessity." The administration insisted that each day delayed brought closer the grave specter of mushroom clouds over American cities, as Condi Rice, Dick Cheney and others repeatedly warned. This executive fear strategy, stoking a populace already itching for revenge, worked effectively in selling the president's war but by July 2003 with no weapons of mass destruction found and the facade of "Mission Accomplished" crumbling into bloodshed and chaos in Iraq, Wilson's editorial struck a serious blow to White House credibility.

[SIDEBAR: Shortly after 9/11, only 2% of the U.S. population thought Iraq had anything to do with the horrific attacks, predominantly made up of disaffected Saudi Arabians. By the time Bush invaded the Iraq in March of 2003, 72% of the population supported the war and 44% thought that some or most of the hijackers were Iraqi.]

Eight days after Wilson's editorial appeared, a character assassination campaign began in which columnist Robert Novak, citing administration officials, revealed Valerie Plame's identity as a covert CIA operative. A grand jury investigation would lead to Vice President's Cheney's chief of staff Scooter Libby being sentenced to 2 & 1/2 years in prison for perjury regarding the case. His sentence was commuted by President Bush. Plame will discuss her new book, "Fair Game," which is how her vindictive attack dogs described her.

- Planet Erstwild - 20071123 - Interview w/ Walter Butts

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- Tanner & Moore - 20070928 - Walter Day Interview

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Walter Day in "The King of Kong" Join Planet Erstwild host James Moore for a lively discussion with Twin Galaxies co-founder Walter Day.

Walter, a 30-year resident of Fairfield, is featured prominently in the new full-length documentary "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters". The movie is opening Friday September 29th at the Co-Ed Theater.

Walter will explain his role in the story and several of the controversies swirling around this film which has received many favorable reviews and even some "Oscar" buzz.

- Planet Erstwild - Obama in Fairfield

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Obama in Fairfield
Senator Barack Obama visited Fairfield July 3rd, 2007.
Before his public address from the townsquare which was broadcast live on CSPAN, he granted an exclusive interview to KRUU-FM.
Speaking Freely's Dennis Raimondi and Open Views' Sundar Raman did the honors. That 10-minute interview and his talk from Fairfield's townsquare will be presented in this one-hour KRUU-FM Election Special: Obama in Fairfield.
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- Planet Erstwild - Professor Marc Falkoff

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Professor Marc Falkoff of NIU
Marc Falkoff is an assistant professor at the Northern Illinois
University College of Law and attorney for 17 Guantanamo prisoners.

He is editor of Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak published by University of Iowa Press just out this past week.
Poems of Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak
This collection gives voice to the men held at Guantanamo, only available because of the tireless efforts of pro bono attorneys who submitted each line to Pentagon scrutiny.
Planet Erstwild's James Moore conducted a live phone interview with Professor Falkoff. Hear a firsthand account of one lawyer's attempt to seek justice in a twilight zone and give voice to souls lost in a black hole.

- Classical Hour - Sufi Music with Udi Erdawon

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Major-General Scott Gration


Major-General Scott Gration is in Iowa stumping for Presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Gration, a 32-year career Air Force service member, now retired, was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He accompanied Senator Obama on a tour of Africa and is currently one of his top military advisors.

He speaks with Planet Erstwild's James Moore about his perspectives on Africa and why he believes Obama is the right choice for America.

Click on the picture for a Newseek article on Gration by Michael Hirsch

- Planet Erstwild - Josh Rushing

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James Moore will be talking with former Marine Lieutenant Josh Rushing todayJosh Rushing at 3pm. He will discuss his new book Mission Al Jazeera and his journey from a small Texas town to a 14-year career in the Marines including acting as a liason for the military with Hollywood to his most recent stint with the Al Jazeera English network.

"Al Jazeera is the most influential Arab voice outside of mosques. It is the largest shaper of ideology," Rushing explained in a Time magazine article shortly after he was hired in the fall of 2005. "I've dedicated my adult life to the health and security of the United States and to representing the best of American ideas. I will maintain my credibility by continuing to do that."

- Planet Erstwild - Erin Gee Interview

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Erin Gee


James Moore interviews Rome Prize recipient Erin Gee from her residence in Graz, Austria.

She will be working on a new opera that will feature her brother Colin,
former principal clown for Cirque du Soleil, who helped create the

To read Moore's article in this month's Iowa Source on Gee, click here

Update: Mouthpiece IX won "selected piece" ("1st prize") at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris last weekend.

- Planet Erstwild - Stephanie Miller

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Stephanie MillerJames Moore interviewed nationally syndicated progressive talk show host Stephanie Miller, a rising superstar in talk radio.

Ranked 36th in the nation this year by Talkers Magazine, the Los Angeles-based Miller recently did a three-day stint at MSNBC in the wake of Don Imus' unseemly demise. She is a part of the Jones Media Network, the nation's largest independent radio network. Her average weekly listenership is over 1.25 million.

Steve Young calls the Stephanie Miller Show "the most entertaining political show in morning radio."

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