fairfield

  • Thu
    May 01
    1:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Tue
    May 06
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Mr. Nasti, Local Music, and Bars I Can't Pronounce

Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.

This week Nicholas Naioti joins Generation whY in studio. Mr. Naioti's alter musical ego, Mr. Nasti, is making waves in the music industry. Not only is Nicholas Naioti making music, he's also the owner of The Garderns and the newly opened Arbor Bar. They say Fairfield is a town for entrepreneurs, and Mr. Naioti proves that. 

Generation whY explores the issues facing Millennials. The concerns confronting the millennial generation affect more than just a select few- the entire nation is deeply impacted by the tribulations of Generation Y as they come of age. Join Andrew as he discusses a wide range of topics that include; student loan debt, internships, social media, and more. His guests will include OURTIME.org co-founder Matt Segal, The host of the David Pakman show David Pakman, and more.

Questions, comments, concerns? Feel free to let Andrew know on twitter (@AndrewTint), leave a comment below, or shoot him an email, andrewtint@gmail.com. Like Generation whY on Facebook, and visit Generation whY's blog.

Three Fairfield womenWomen Who Write join Monica and Caroline in the studio this week to share examples of free writing done in classes led by Rae Bird, and writing groups that sprouted from Rae's classes. Pictured at the mike, from left to right, are Mary Ellen Maguire,  Laya Hawthorne and Sallee Garst Haerr.

According to these women, Rae Bird helps to create a safe space for women to develop their creative voice, being supportive and encouraging while pushing her students to go deeper.  The focus is on free writing and sharing the result, not critiquing, although the women acknowledge that there is a time and place for critique groups.  The works the women read on  air are honest, intimate, and remarkably polished considering they are only lightly edited.

Once we have the show archived, we will also post the manuscripts on writersvoices.com so listeners can read them as well. In the meantime, enjoy these wise and melodious voices of Fairfield Women Who Write.

  • Thu
    Jan 16
    2:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jan 21
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Talia & Tama, Fairfield Farming & beyond...

Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.

This week Andrew Tint talks with two Fairfield natives, Talia Winningham and Tama Eagleson, about growing up in Fairfield, their farming internships, and their social justice work.

Talia Winningham spent the last three months interning for the Expedition Education Institute in Maine, which runs travel semester programs for college students based out of a retrofitted school bus. The programs incorporate a focus on the environment and sustainability as well as service projects and backcountry trips. While they didn't run a full semester while I was interning for them, they did run a 10-day program focused on climate change issues that I was the food-coordinator for. Before that internship Talia spent the summer working at an amazing summer camp called Tamarack Farm, which is a 7-week for camp for teenagers where they learn to operate a small farm, live in community and make consensus decisions, build things, cook.

Also joining Generation whY is Tama Eagleson. Tama moved to Olympia, Washington to be a paraeducator. Tama's program selects high school students to work on a local farm for a semester, doing everything from caretaking to learning about the environment. This is an interview you shouldn't miss, unless you're out farming. 

Generation whY explores the issues facing Millennials. The concerns confronting the millennial generation affect more than just a select few- the entire nation is deeply impacted by the tribulations of Generation Y as they come of age. Join Andrew as he discusses a wide range of topics that include; student loan debt, internships, social media, and more. His guests will include OURTIME.org co-founder Matt Segal, The host of the David Pakman show David Pakman, and more.

Turkey sandwichWow, it's Wednesday.  I have been in St. Louis so that's why the LATE notice.  On the way out of town I stopped at Amighetti's, famous for their sandwiches on fresh Italian bread.  I hadn't enjoyed that treat in probably 20 years.

WE ARE AT HY-VEE TONIGHT AT 7:00 PM.  It's the Farm Crawl show with many of our local farmers.  We have vegetable pie, arugula salad, and maybe something else on the menu.  Not too sure, but it's going to be fun as always.  I hope to see you in the Club Room.

If you can't make it, for whatever reason, tune into the Great Taste stream on KRUU at 7:00 pm Wednesday or Friday at 7:00 am.  The Indian Hills Culinary crew will teach you how to make homemade mayo, ranch dressing, and some other declicious delights.

  • Fri
    Jan 25
    2:00 pm -
    3:00 pm
  • Mon
    Jan 28
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

The View from Here - Two Very Different Fairfield Memoirs

Tony KainauskasWriters' Voices brings two Fairfield authors to the air this week with their debut books.  First, Tony Kainauskas, the long-time proprietor of Fairfield's sorely missed 21st Century Bookstore, will discuss his memoir "A Time of Innocence: My Personal Memories of Viktoras Kulvinskas and the Transcendenal Meditation Community." Tony's cousin, VikChris Hallingertoras is known as the Father of the Raw Foods Movement, and publishing and distributing Viktoras' first book, "Survival into the 21st Century" helped launch Tony's lifelong career in books. Tony also shares his memories of the early days of the TM movement.

For the second half of the show, essayist Chris Hallinger will join Monica and Caroline in the studio to talk about his hilarious, Dave-Barryish book of essays, entitled "Life on Earth" and to discuss how he and Monica may be related through Hans Herr, the original leader of the settlement of Lancaster County, PA.

  • Thu
    Feb 10
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm

The Feed Store with Ken Mottet

Ken Mottet I love the town of Fairfield as much as I love my wife, my stuffed bear and my rockabilly music. Being born on a farm in Jefferson County in the sixties and going to FHS in the seventies informs every move I make every day.

Tune in to KRUU thursday mornings and find out how I got from here to there and back again. I'm pretty sure my mom will be listening too. 

Geoff Hoppe


This Enduring GiftWriters' Voices with Monica and Caroline welcomes two guests this week.  First up is Geoffrey Hoppe, writer of "Masters in the New Energy" by Adamus Saint Germain. Don't worry if that sounds confusing; Geoffrey channels Adamus Saint Germain.  According to Wikipedia, The Count of St. Germain (fl. 1710–1784) has been variously described as a courtier, adventurer, charlatan, inventor, alchemist, and musician, but is best known for his connection to Theosophy. Tune in for an unusual and intriguing interview.


Next, Writers' Voices has the pleasure of speaking with Freddy Niagara Fonseca, Fairfield's own Renaissance Man, about his forthcoming poetry anthology, "This Enduring Gift."  This beautiful volume, featuring 76 poets who have lived in Fairfield, is scheduled to launch September 10.

Gloria WendroffLocal Fairfield writer Gloria Wendroff will be our guest on Writers' Voices this week, along with her business partner, Santhan. They will be discussing Gloria's inspired writings, known as Heavenletters, which have a huge following on the internet. Gloria will be teaching a workshop on Godwriting™ this weekend in Fairfield. The workshop is titled "Come Play with Me!", and will teach us how to open up to receive personal messages from God through writing.

JAMES MOORE - James is the co-founder and manager of KRUU - LP 100.1, "The Voice of Fairfield Iowa." Indeed, Mr. Moore is the heart and soul of the station. He will review the year's accomplishments and give a vision of the Station's future.

GOVERNOR JESSE VENTURA - Former Governor Jesse Ventura was elected in the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 1998 as an Independent and member of the Reform Part. His victory is considered one of the greatest political upsets in U.S. history. His new TV show is Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117941695.html?categoryid=32&cs=1

The Sharp Knife of Forced Simplicity; the Numinous Rebellion is the intriging title that we will discuss this week on Writers' Voices. Sharp Knife
What does it mean to truly be an American? How much freedom does a person have in the world? What is "forced simplicity" and why is it a sharp knife? When do problems really start to become a problem? What is real power and how can we use it in life? Is idealism the dream of the immature, or a path to fulfillment? What does "numinous" mean anyway?
These are some of the questions that local author and philosopher Ron Khare tackles in surpsising ways in this collection of essays.
"The writing is clean and clear, and the insights are informed with the passion and excitement of original discovery." -- Angela Mailander, Ph.D.