Great show planned for you today. First up, we present live music by Three Fifty Duo, who play Cafe P this weekend.
At 3pm, it's a live phone call with Fred Branfman whose recent piece in Alternet on Henry Kissinger, "America Keeps Honoring One of Its Worst Mass Murderers," highlights the man responsible for killing, wounding and/or displacing some 6 million people in Indochina. In 1975, Kissinger said, “It is an act of insanity and national humiliation to have a law prohibiting the President from ordering assassination.”
At 4pm we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. Links to headlines listed below.
Hey, Planet Erstwild junkies, the fix is in. I've got a great show planned for you, and as usual, it's span the gamut time.
First up, it's "Anchor" 's away with Heather Miller, a.k.a., DJ Hum of Lyrical Venus fame, talking about her musical career and CD release party this Saturday at Cafe P for her debut EP.
Health Beyond Belief founder John Newton returns to KRUU's airwaves to talk about his healing work and keynote participation in this weekend's first annual 2012 Earth Expo at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City. He'll also be in Fairfield for a few days.
Then it's Irish Christmas in America time with Ireland's acclaimed fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada who tours the world regularly with his band and will be appearing Sunday, Dec 2 at the delightful Cedar Rapids venue CSPS.
Finally, a special "Inside the Headlines": a discussion of historian Henry Wiencek's revelations on Thomas Jefferson from his new book "Master of the Mountain." James and JP Sottile, the Newsvandal share insights on this subject, the new UN observer status for Palestinians (which 138 countries voted to grant, 41 abstained, and 9 countries voted against, including the US, Israel, Canada and the Czech Republic), plus some more thoughts on JFK.
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. We feature the music of Cliff Hines.
In the second hour, we hear a few words from Dennis Kucinich addressing Congress on the deeper issues underlying the tragic assault on the embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Next up, meet new Fairfield Volunteer Center director Elaine Hughes who talks about the Alliant Hometown Rewards weatherizing workshop this Saturday at 1pm at the public library and much more with Go Green sustainability coordinator Scott Timm.
James shares some quick thoughts about Joel Gilbert whose DVD was going to be shown in Fairfield this weekend but was cancelled. In it, he purports to prove that Obama's real father was a Communist who took pictures of his mother posing like a fetish model, but even FOX Network is not touching this one. He alleges millions of copies are being sent to voters in swing states. No word on who's backing it.
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.
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.
At 3pm, 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.
A short trailer for the film REEL BAD ARABS will air toward the end of the hour. Documenting the dismissive way Hollywood treats Arab characters and characterizations, it will air in its entirety next week.
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.
Span the gamut with host James Moore Fridays 2-5pm on PLANET ERSTWILD.
2pm: Latin dance DJ and new KRUU host Gilberto Rodriguez | 3pm: A discussion with peace activist Kathy Kelly | 4pm: Newsvandal JP Sottile with a focus on the conventions
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 & Voices of Creative Nonviolence, Kathy has visited Iraq 24 times, been arested 60 times in pursuit of justice & peace, and has recently been working in Kabul. Learn about the 2 million friends campaign.
At 4pm, it's 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.
Welcome to James Moore's community radio "hey" ride where we span the gamut with impunity every Friday on PLANET ERSTWILD. This week, interviews with Kory Madsen, general manager of Fairfield's AmericInn and Chris Lyng of Maximum Ames music festival.
Plus a subject checklist that may include 1/ Matt Taibbi's piece on Romney's daze as a master of creative destruction with leveraged buyouts at Bain. [New campaign slogan: WE BILKED IT!] 2/ another excerpt in American history from Gore Vidal's best-seller "Burr." 3/ A review of the Leon Russell concert, 4/ Some music from Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac and Little Feat, both of whom are playing the Englert this coming Sunday & Wednesday... & more.
At 4pm, 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.
At 2pm: a special KRUU Tribute to Seattle's Cafe Racer with former Seattle resident/Eden's Hour host Erin Skipper live in the studio. The tragic shooting by a deranged gunman left the Seattle community shocked and in mourning.
At 3pm, Henryk Szadziewski, manager of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, talks about the recent developments and continuing unrest in China's Xinjiang Province.
At 3:30pm, it's jazz musician Thor Polson talking about his "Northern Lights" project.
At 4pm, join James for the regular feature "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile Fridays on PLANET ERSTWILD. For links to all stories referenced, click "Read more" below.
We've got another whammy of a grand Erstwild planned for the earth day weekend show with host James Moore including a raft of specially culled Earth Day music. First up, we're off to Bhutan with Prof. Lonnie Gamble, director of curriculum for the sustainable living dept at MUM and Bill Goldstein, general counsel and director of international development, to talk about the state premiere tonight of a movie about Bhutan and their upcoming return trip to the Budhhist paradise in June.
At 2:30pm, Fred Kirschenmann, John Ikerd & Travis Cox drop by the studio. Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow from ISU's Leopold Center, internationally recognized for his writing on sustainable agriculture and land ethics, is the keynote speaker for today's opening of MUM's Sustainable Living Center. Author and activist Ikerd is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural & Applied Economics University of Missouri Columbia. Cox is professor of sustainable living at MUM.
In the second hour, a surprise guest or two you won't want to miss, an update on Sunday's DIG IN FAIRFIELD at Chautauqua Park, some special 3-D segments with Everybody's John (Earth) Dey and Christine Goodale at the Crepe Escape for a new series of shorts called The Intrepid Field Reports, & more.
At 4pm, it's "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, joining us each week from Oakland, CA with another great set of stories you'll definitely want to explore. For a complete list of this week's headlines, click "Read more" below.
Enjoy a great weekend of earthy activities and special events. Dream green and wake up serene. You know what they say: Every day is Earth Day in Fairfield, I-o-way!! Broadcasting from people-powered solar radio KRUU-FM. Can you dig it?
"Inside the Headlines" is back with Newsvandal JP Sottile at 4pm. And lots, lots more on PLANET ERSTWILD with host James Moore, fresh from a trip to Canada, where it was actually winter.
James talks about Ayn Rand (Anne Heller), Edna St. Vincent Millay (Nancy Milford), and JP Morgan (Matt Taibbi). Also featured: Canadian artist Bahamas, & new tracks from Leonard Cohen ("Old Ideas") and Bruce Springsteen ("Wrecking Ball").
[For this week's news topics, click "Read more" below.]
Today James speaks with Campbell Hair, long-time production specialist, about his days working on the road with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Campbell is doing visuals for the Boss Tribute Concert tonight and tomorrow at the Sondheim Center. He'll also be at the KRUU table at intermission and after the show for those who may have questions for him.
At 4pm, PLANET ERSTWILD's regular segment "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile airs. For a complete list of articles referenced, click below on "Read more."