Archive of Planet Erstwild

- Planet Erstwild - 20140826 - Brian MacQueen

21:36 minutes (19.79 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
25:13 minutes (23.1 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

James Moore interview on mental health matters.

- Planet Erstwild - Sherrie Taha

29:15 minutes (26.79 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Sherrie Taha


Interview airs Thu 6:30am; 12;30pm & 6:30pm

Sherrie Taha discusses her campaign for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture. She is running against incumbent Bill Northey (Rep). Taha is a lifelong Democratic activist with over 15 years of experience serving on Boards & Commissions. Most recently she served as Recording Secretary/Treasurer for ATU Local 441 and on the Board of the League of Women Voters Metropolitan Des Moines.  She was elected and currently serves as a Commissioner for the Polk County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD).

Sherrie was born in Creston, Iowa and split her childhood between southwestern and central Iowa. She earned a degree in Art Education from the University of Minnesota, has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and received a Master of Public Administration degree from Drake University.  Sherrie has two adult daughters, Maggie & Annie.

- Planet Erstwild - Walter Day

34:28 minutes (31.56 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Walter Day of Twin Galaxies

- Planet Erstwild - Gary Henry

10:08 minutes (9.28 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Gary Henry, Director of the Southeast Iowa Blues Society

- Planet Erstwild - 20140722 - Callie Maidhof

77:12 minutes (70.68 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

At 2pm, James Moore has a wide-ranging discussion with Callie Maidhof, Ph.D candidate in anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She has recently returned to the United States following a year and a half of fieldwork in Israel-Palestine.

During the course of her research, she spent ten months living on a Jewish-Israeli settlement near Qalqilia in Palestine's northern West Bank. She also spent time in Ramallah and is currently writing her dissertation on secularism and the state of Israel's settlements. She is from Kansas City.

Here's a recent interview:

3:15pm, Chris Hedges interviews Noam Chomsky about the American landscape.

- Planet Erstwild - 20120718 - Former Rep Paul Findley

42:53 minutes (39.27 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

34 Anericans died in the unprovoked attacks


James Moore speaks with former 11-term Illinois Congressman Paul Findley about the attack of the USS Liberty by Israel during the 6 Day War in 1967.

For a wiki description of the incident.


- Planet Erstwild - 20140701 - In Rooms' Nick Leo

14:40 minutes (13.43 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU | A great show this week!

 Salt Lake City police pursue a missing child lead and shoot a dog dead in someone's fenced-in backyard. Dog's owner confronts cops.

3:35pm | James speaks with Nick Leo of Des Moines-base indie-pop group In Rooms, who will be performing their Brazillian-flavored easy breezy repertoire with Nick's wife Heather and 5-piece band 9pm at the Arbor Bar on Friday, July 11th.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140701-Steve Horn

50:56 minutes (46.63 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Steve Horn - Click pic for Ukraine meme blogMAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU | A great show this week!

A wide-ranging discussion with Madison, Wisconsin-based Steve Horn, who is a Research Fellow for DeSmogBlog. Formerly with the Center for Media and Democracy, Steve interned in Washington, DC with then U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), and at the Rotary International world headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. He is also a competitive runner, with a personal best time of 2:43:04 in the 2009 Boston Marathon.

Steve graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in political science and legal studies. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Huffington PostThe NationAlterNetPR WatchTruth-Out, FireDogLake's “The Dissenter,” Common Dreams, Mondoweiss, Wisconsin Watch, Nation of Change, and

- Planet Erstwild - 20140701-Laura Cohen

12:30 minutes (11.44 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 Laura Cohen receives donation from the Rotary Club

Laura Cohen, local Lord's Cupboard coordinator, talks about Thanksgiving in July as well as Habitat for Humanity's new home offer, their 11th construction, that qualified folks may apply for through July 15th.


- Planet Erstwild - 20140627 - Richard Colbath-Hess

32:30 minutes (29.76 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Richard Colbath-Hess, a Jewish-American faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, and the co-founder of Ads Against Apartheid, says, "American tax dollars help the Israeli government maintain an incredibly brutal military occupation, which has denied the Palestinian people their basic rights for decades. These ads show what Israel’s occupation and apartheid really look like, and it is important for Americans to see that."

- Planet Erstwild - 20140627 - Rhonda Vincent

16:11 minutes (14.82 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Rhonda VincentThe lovely, talented Queen of Bluegrass music, Rhonda Vincent, talks about her newest record ONLY ME and her upcoming 28th annual Sally Mountain Bluegrass Festival near her hometown area of Kirksville, Missouri July 2-6. The 5th generation performer made her first recording at the age of 7 and has played as part of her family's bluegrass band through ths years. She's the genuine deal.





- Planet Erstwild - 20140618 - Lost Lobos' Steve Berlin

35:01 minutes (32.07 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Steve BerlinLos Lobos saxophonist Steve Berlin talks with James Moore about this weekend's FAIRfest '14 appearance. It is an amazing interview that touches on the East L.A. bands roots, Neil Young's incredible work ethic, reflections on playing the White House and consoling Ritchie Valens' sister at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa on the 50th anniversary of the day the music died, and raving praise for Mike Dillon, Glenn Hartman and James Singleton whom Berlin refers to as some of the best musicians in the world.

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Berlin is best known as a member of Los Lobos and, before that, Top Jimmy & The Rhythm Pigs, The Blasters, and The Flesh Eaters. Berlin is married and lives with his wife and children in Portland, Oregon.

As either a session musician or producer, Berlin has worked with the Crash Test Dummies, Backyard Tire Fire, Beat Farmers, John Lee Hooker, The Paladins, Faith No More, Dave Alvin, R.E.M., The Go-Go's, The Smithereens, The Replacements, Leo Kottke, Sheryl Crow, The Act, Los Super Seven, Rickie Lee Jones, String Cheese Incident, Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Raul Malo, Rick Trevino, Jackie Greene, The Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea, The Bridge, Nathan Wiley, The Dandy Warhols, Making Movies and Deer Tick.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140612 Tammy Jones

13:09 minutes (12.04 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

James Moore interviews KMCD'S Classic 96 Station Manager Tammy Jones about Fairfest 2014


- Planet Erstwild - 20140606 - Steve Briggs

28:23 minutes (38.98 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

MSAE Champs



HAIL TO THE CHAMPS! An Unprecedented Display of Tennis Magistry with MSAE tennis coach Steve Briggs (the man tennis legend Jack Kramer said had a perfect forehand) discussing MSAE boys tennis championsip season which culminated in state singles, doubles and team domination.

The only high school team to accomplish such a feat in Iowa history.

- Planet Erstwild - Aaron Kness

14:08 minutes (25.87 MB) Mono 44kHz 256Kbps (CBR)

James Moore talks on site with Aaron Kness, President of Iowa State Bank & Trust Company to discuss their inspiring solar power initiative working with Ideal Energy.

- Planet Erstwild - Claudia Mueller

10:03 minutes (9.2 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Claudia Mueller, of the Iowa Source, joins James Moore to discuss their 30th anniversary and their partnership in Fairfest 2014

66:06 minutes (60.51 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

- Planet Erstwild - 20140516 - Ian Moore

57:54 minutes (79.53 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Ian Moore

 Amazing singer/songwriter Ian Moore drops by the studio to talk about his latest release AERIE and much more. Much loved in Fairfield for past performances showcasing soaring vocals, well-crafted songs, and deep souled humor, Ian will be performing at Cafe Paradiso Friday night.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140516 - Natalie Brown & Mirage

20:51 minutes (19.09 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Natalie Brown Natalie Brown is a gifted violinist from Iowa City. Her latest project--MIRAGE pays tribute to the legendary Jean Luc Ponty--has been garnering much praise. Classically-trained and charismatic, Natalie has played in a number of bands and teaches music at high school and college. Mirage will be performing at FAIRfest '14 on Sunday, June 22 at 3pm. Mark your calendars now!!


- Planet Erstwild - 20140516 - Tim Marema

25:50 minutes (23.65 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

 It's Tim Marema, editor of the Daily Yonder, a national weekly online publication dealing with rural issues. He'll be talking about increased food stamp usage in Jefferson County and related trends and issues. He also discusses his latest piece Farmers and Foodies which challenges some basic assumptions.


- Planet Erstwild - 20140515 - Singing Cedars

8:01 minutes (7.35 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

James Moore sits down with Singing Cedars to discuss their upcoming event, Mayfaire. Mayfaire is meant as a celebration of Spring! Singing Cedars 10th Annual May Festival will be held Saturday, May 17th 11am – 3pm at Aurora Farm.

Events include Crafts and Games for Children and the Young at Heart! Gourmet Bake Sale – Breakfast pastries & desserts. Live traditional Celtic Music – Cafe Ceili Band! Delicious Local and Organic Food & Drinks. Maypole, Morris, and Garland Dances. Pony Rides, Cake Walk Raffle, and Silent Auction featuring a wide variety of prizes from local businesses. Baby Farm Animal Petting Zoo, Crown and Wand Making, Fairy House Building, Face Painting – and lots more!

- Planet Erstwild - 20140502 - Pierre Bensusan

31:38 minutes (43.45 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)


Pierre Bensusan

French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan will be live at KRUU to play and talk about his concert and workshop at Morning Star Studio on Saturday, May 3rd. Pierre was voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers' Choice and is currently on his 40th anniversary world tour.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140502 - Glenn Hartman

36:30 minutes (50.14 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Glenn Hartman

Joie de Vivre

Host James Moore talks with Glenn Hartman of New Orleans Klezmer All-Star fame, one of the top accordion players in the country, who calls in to discuss his storied musical career and much more.

Glenn's band has played the New Orleans Jazz Festival 22 years in a row His band headlined last year's inaugural FAIRfest and he returns for FAIRfest '14 June 20th with some special friends like bass player extraordinaire James Singleton. They will be in Fairfield all weekend.

Glenn's new record is called "Hats" recorded by the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars Duo.


51:10 minutes (46.85 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

FAIRFIELD - Plans and lineup for FAIRfest, Fairfield’s signature free three-day music and sustainability festival, will be announced at a public press conference to be held April 24 at 10 a.m. in the Sondheim Theater of the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center.

Presenters at the press conference include Mayor Ed Malloy, FACC director Rustin Lippincott, Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Morrissey, and FAIRfest organizers Savannah Rezarch-Bird, Erika Richards, Roland Wells and James Moore.

FAIRfest '14 promises to be bigger and better than last year's inaugural event which attracted over 6,000 attendees over three days and four nights, according to organizers, and featured more than 40 national, regional, and local musical acts, as well as keynote speakers on sustainability, and an array of local and regional vendors.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140424 - Astrella Celeste

37:07 minutes (33.99 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The lovely Astrella Celeste talks about her new fashion line that is really taking off. Musical T's. Fabulous stuff. She's a musician, too. I interviewed her dad Donovan a few years back and her husband Jason Rothberg, too, who managed Joe Strummer of The Clash and now heads up David Lynch's nonprofit Transcendental Music project. Here's her facebook link. Click on pic for interview with Coachella.

- Planet Erstwild - 20140412 - Singing Cedars School

13:47 minutes (12.62 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

James Moore sits down with Singing Cedars School to discuss their upcoming event, Easter Family Fun Day, on Saturday, April 19at 2:00pm - 4:00pm! 

- Planet Erstwild - 20140411 - Elaine Ingham

28:53 minutes (39.67 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Elaine Ingham

One of my favorite people on earth, Elaine Ingham, an American soil biology researcher and founder of Soil Foodweb Inc will speak about her amazing work restoring the balance of our soil. A leader in soil microbiology and research of the soil food web., she is author of the USDA's Soil Biology Primer. In 2011, Ingham was named as The Rodale Institute's chief scientist. She teaches at MUM in the sustainable living department once a year.

50:44 minutes (69.69 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

James Moore speaks with Overland Sheepskin's Roger Leahy, Clyde Cleveland and Keith DeBoer about their reactions to the proposed super grainery going up across from Overland as well as a synopsis of this week's County supervisors' meeting.

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