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.
James Moore speaks with Ken Malloy about his work with the Greater Jefferson County Foundation and its role supporting community non-profits and high school graduates since 1975. Ken also announces a new video contest with a $500 cash prize for the 90-second to 4 minute promotional video selected.
WW II pilot Jerry Yellin talks about his work with veterans suffering from PTSD. He will be hosting HEALING the HIDDEN WOUNDS of WAR Saturday, July 28th at 2pm at the Sondheim Center. It's free and open to the public. Also speaking: Afghan War veteran Luke Jensen & brain scientist Fred Travis.
Filmmaker Kristian Day and author Frank Meeink, who are working together on a new documentary "Is This Heaven" on Iowa spirituality. Kristian, president of the Modern American Cinema and managing editor at Iowa Music Buzz, files regular reports for KRUU from Des Moines.
Another fresh week's worth of "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. For complete list of stories, click on 'Read more' below. Shows are archived under PLANET ERSTWILD.
PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore dives "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Click on "Read more" below for all articles reviewed.
"Interstellar Honey Drive'" a spontaneous combustion recorded live ~ 5:30pm Friday, July 6, 2012 at solar-powered KRUU-FM studios by Dain Daller of New Mexico (synths), Kenny Scott of San Francisco (computer) & Jimmy Moore of F-Town (wah-wah bass).
"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Today we'll be looking at three main categories of stories: 1. Let Freedom Ring And It Will Eventually Go To Voicemail; 2. Child's Play; and 3. Droning On and On. And On. Plus a few Good News stories and some great Odds & Ends. Click on "Read more" below to continue.
On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 7:30 pm, the renowned African choir Voices of Namibia will thrill the audience at the Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in Fairfield, Iowa, for an historic, one-night-only concert event. Concert organizer Elaine Reding talks about the group and the upcoming performance with James Moore.
A chat with extraordinary singer/artist Barbara Morillo talking about her new acapella project and much more.
"Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Why are people ignoring JImmy Carter's searing critique of America? Tune in and find out. For a list of all referenced headlines, please click the "Read more" tab below.