James Moore talks with Atlanta attorney Loren Collins, author of BULLSPOTTING: Finding Facts in the Age of Misinformation, about the DVD called "Dreams of My Real Father" by Joel Gilbert whose film is showing this weekemd in Fairfield, calling it "complete bunk." The DVD asserts that Obama's Kenyan father is a ruse to cover the "real" story: Obama is actually a red diaper baby, the son of commie/poet Frank Marshall Davis. Gilbert has made other films: one claiming Paul McCartney is dead and another that Elvis Presley is alive.
The assertions of the story, according to Collins, simply do not hold up to simple investigative scientific scrutiny. Collin's website barackcryphal has the breakdown in clear detail. Up till this moment, it's received little comment from media and screened at only six places in the past two months, according to Gilbert's offical website. But perhaps flying under the radar means it will have a little explosion in key swing states just in the run up to the election, begging the age-old question: When money talks it is impolite for facts to interrupt?
Bluesman extraordinaire Larry Garner speaks with James Moore about his new record, BLUES FOR SALE, and upcoming performance at Morning Star Studio Saturday, October 27th. With all the honesty and power of the blues Larry delivers a show that has earned him 7 W. C. Handy nominations including 4 for Best Contemporary Blues Male Artist. In 2002 Larry was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame. He is the winner of the BB King’s Lucille Award, three time recipient of Blues Songwriter of the Year Award in Paris, the Slim Harpo Ambassador for the Blues Award in Baton Rouge, and many more.
At 4pm, it's our regular weekly segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, award-winning journalist/filmmaker. This week we look at the cushy Gucci Gulch world of corporate lobbyism (yes, it's a job that not only pays the bills, it writes them, too!), you are what you--gulp--eat (pig feces in seafood? wish i was making that up), and D-N-A, easy as 1-2-3 (Hit it, Michael Jackson! Supreme Court to rule on self-replicating products? oh my.) Never mind Canada kicking our butts in 1812, obese pets, and Jefferson's dark side. Click "Read more" below.
WHAT'S YOUR TALENT, Fairfield? YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE!
Interview Tue 12:30pm | Thu 6:30pm | Sat 11:30am
James Moore speaks with Hollywood casting producer Sara Zeluff who's coming to town Tue Oct 23 from 4pm-8pm in search of local talent for a brand new AMC docuseries with the working title "Road Show." The unscripted series will present small-town talent shows from around the country, offering locals a chance to shine in the national spotlight.
James Moore chats with Eniko & Robert Reeder about their Waldorf-inspired Singing Cedars School and Saturday, October 20th's 2nd Annual Community Celebration taking place from 11am-5pm.
Enjoy a fun family day of live music, good food, croquet and more at Singing Cedars! Featuring the music of: • All Souls on Deck (Sharon Bousquet, Phoenix Jordan, Tim Britton, George Foster, Robert Reeder and Nina Benjamin) • Purple Hat (Robert Reeder, Frank Cenatori and David Carlisle) • Frank and Nina (Frank Cenatori and Nina Benjamin)
PLUS! Singing Cedars 2nd Annual Croquet Tourney! Try your hand at winning the coveted “Winner's Jacket” Limited to 16 entrants - Reserve your position now! BBQ Chicken Plate or Veggie Burger Plate
Click here for info on location and pricing details. Singing Cedars is a Waldorf inspired non-profit organization. All proceeds are tax deductible and will go towards supporting operation and expansion costs. Co-sponsored by solar-Powered KRUU-FM.
PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore talks with one of his favorite people, Amir, the Hair Mechanic, an Iraqi soldier who fought against Iran and following the first Bush War became a political refugee in the early 90s when he revolted against Saddam Hussein. Now a proud American citizen who'd defend this country with his life to protect his home and children, he watches events in the Middle East with a sober, reflective and wary eye.
At 4pm, it's our regular weekly segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, award-winning journalist/filmmaker. This week we look at the cushy Gucci Gulch world of corporate lobbyism (yes, it's a job that not only pays the bills, it writes them, too!), you are what you--gulp--eat (pig feces in seafood? wish i was making that up), and D-N-A, easy as 1-2-3 (Hit it, Michael Jackson! Supreme Court to rule on self-replicating products? oh my.) Never mind Canada kicking our butts in 1812, literal fat cats, and Jefferson's dark side. Click "Read more" below.
Meet the new Fairfield Volunteer Center director Elaine Hughes who talks about the Alliant Hometown Rewards weatherizing workshop and much more with Go Green sustainability coordinator Scott Timm.
James Moore talks with Gary Garles about Trees Forever
"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week topics include 'Hearts & Minds & Bombs,' 'What is Govern-meant to Do?' and 'Something's Fishy.' As we do each week, articles are listed and linked, just click "Read more" below.
Renowned voice coach Edwin Coppard who's arriving from Vancouver via Japan for an all-day Saturday workshop. Coppard who worked with motivational speaker Tony Robbins for 10 years, talks about his experiences around the world helping people find their voice and shares his recent breakthrough which he calls the Holy Grail of unlocking its potential.
Sue Goodwin, executice producer of NPR's "Talk of the Nation" with Neal Conan speaks with PLANET ERSTWILD host and station co-founder James Moore. A true radio passionista, Goodwin has worked in public radio for over 20 years. She was visiting Fairfield for the first time to reconnect with long lost high school buddy, Dr. Deborah Peters. Also, her son attends Grinnell University.
If you missed nationally syndicated columnist, radio host and best-selling author Jim Hightower last night at the Sondheim Center, you missed a great evening.
But luckily your trusty neighborhood solar-powered grassroots, community radio station was there. Jim's keynote address for the annual Jefferson County Friends & Neighbors event was enthusiastically received by a packed house. Sit back and leave the driving to us, and enjoy some great music by Fairfield's own Truckstop Souvenir, Patti Smith, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen.
"People have the power to wrestle the earth from fools."
We go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, our regular Friday segment. This week we tackle income inequality with Income Divide & Conquer, all things olitical with Politics & Fleas, and a little category called Eat, Drink and Be As Merry As Humanly Possible, plus the Week in Good News and Odds & Ends. For a full list of articles referenced, click "Read more" below.
An in depth look at the recent Islamophobic movie provocation and reaction, as well as the backdrop against which this episode transpired, which led to the tragic death of an American ambassador & co-workers in Libya. PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with Sam Husseini, communications director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, who sheds light on the subject and other Middle East issues.
James Moore interviews Joshua Tree about his new nonprofit Macro7.
He says: Join us in Dalby Hall at 7:30pm
on Tuesday Sep. 18, 2012.
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”
In the first hour, PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore speaks with investigative journalist/best-selling author Greg Palast about his piece THE WORST TEACHER IN CHICAGO highlighting the dynamics at work in the teacher strike underway in Chicago, the biggest in 26 years, especially with Obama's former chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel now mayor. Palast also discusses his newest book Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, on sale now. Author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and Armed Madhouse. Palast may be best known for uncovering Katherine Harris' purge of blacks from Florida's voter rolls in the 2000 presidential election.
James speaks with Jeremiah Goulka, a DC-based journalist who penned an essay this week WHY I LEFT THE GOP for TomDispatch that was picked up by Salon, Mother Jones, The Nation & others. Formerly an analyst at the RAND Corporation, a recovery worker in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, and an attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice,
Goulka was raised in Chicago in the Rockefeller Republican tradition with dreams of becoming involved in Republican politics. He talks about his personal transformation stirred by a visit to Iraq and a stark confrontation with poverty in Hurricane Katrina-stricken New Orleans.
At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, Oakland-based Emmy-award winning journalist & filmmaker who spent 10 years working in DC. This week's categories include Implausible Deniability (Take Two Drones and Call Me in the Morning), The Economy Doesn't suck--It Just Sucks for You (Record Poverty Rate Persists in U.S.), and Calling Dr. Dolittle (Birds Hold Funerals for Their Dead), as well as Good News and Odds & Ends. For a complete list of headlines with links, click "Read more" below.
Welcome to a special edition of "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. James & JP share their reflections on the two political circus tents called RNC & DNC. Categories include GOPalozza, DEM-onstration Sport, Rubber Meet Road, Celebrity Blah-Blah, & the usual Odds & Ends. For complete listing of headlines, click "Read more" below.
James Moore talks with General Manager Kory Madson. The AmericInn Fairfield hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of Highways 1 and 34 in Fairfield, Iowa close to the Jefferson County Medical Center and only minutes from the Maharishi University of Management and Southeast Iowa attractions.
This AmericInn is a new prototype featuring a contemporary design. The three-story hotel features an open lobby that encompasses a beverage bar, breakfast dining area, business center and meeting room. The AmericInn Fairfield is constructed with special energy conservation features including motion-monitoring energy management systems in all guestrooms, high efficiency windows, energy efficient construction and interior placement of the pool to retain heat.
3pm: A discussion with peace activist Kathy Kelly
Thanks Ed Flaherty and the Iowa Peace network for alerting me to the mural exhibit "Windows & Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan." An opening reception is being held Sun, Sept 9th, 1-3pm at the Coralville Public Library, Lower Level, in Coralville. (The exhibit at the library runs September 1-30th.)
On Wed, Sept 12th at 7pm, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly will speak about her experiences in Afghanistan with the Afghan Peace Volunteers, and the path to end the decades-long cycle of war there. Co-founder of the Voices in the Wilderness & co-coordinator of Voices of Creative Nonviolence, Kathy has made countless trips to Iraq, been arested 60 times in pursuit of justice & peace, and has recently been working in Kabul. Learn about the 2 million friends campaign here with peace workers in Afghanistan reaching out to end the war there.
It's "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, our weekly mindful news & commentary program. This week's categories: science friction, America's exceptional wealth inequality, eensy doses, good news & more. For complete listing of all this week's headlines, click "Read more" below.
James jams with Chris Lyng of the Maximum Ames music festival
If you've got a thing for Harleys and Mexico, tune in at 2pm as PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore reads his Iowa Source piece on said subject following his trip down the Baja to Cabo San Lucas from Los Angeles a few years back.
Our regular 4pm segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week he and James look at Citizen Kane's Rosebuddies, see hear now, and, oh yeah, speak [no evil], & hired guns for higher education, & much more. All headlines listed below, just click "Read more."
"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Check out his latest salvo on the fine line between politicizing and journalism: How Ezra Klein Punked Chris Matthews, Political Media and the Entire Cable News Model. This week's categories: TV or not TV, suck suck goose economy, and a meditation on the wetness of water. For all headlines discussed with links, click Read more below.
4pm, it's our regular mindful news & commentary segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, Emmy Award-winning journalist & filmmaker. This week's categories include secrets, you are what you eat & drink, and the cost of doing business. You can't afford to miss this. Click "Read more" below for a complete listing of this week's select headlines.
James Moore speaks with LB Shriver about his experiences teaching in China.
"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. James & JP highlight some of this week's overlooked or under-contextualized stories, whether it's jumping the shark, going for the green, or hearts, minds & bombs. For a complete listing of all this week's headlines w/ links, click "Read more" below.