musical & topical safari

JP Sottile2:05pm | Nate Logsden, Maximum Ames Festival co-director, president of Maximum Ames Records and Mumfords' band leader  tells us about some of the 100 bands performing in 20 venues in Ames for this year's major festival which includes headlining act The Zombies. Nate is an amazing life force and a true Iowa cultural creative. He's also engaged to Fairfield electric chanteuse and Trouble Lights diva Adrien Daller.

2:35pm | Richard Eidlin, national public policy director of the American Sustainable Business Council and Matthew Lindberg-Work, board member of the Iowa Sustainable Business Alliance discuss the September 28th Climate Change event that will be held at Green Building Supply at 2pm featuring local speakers like Francis Thicke and more.

3pm | Highlight on new KRUU shows; upcoming 7th Year Anniversary Celebration; new fund-raising campaign; random thoughts and much more.

4pm | We go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile. This week's tiers include: The First Rule Of Empire: You Do Not Talk About Empire; the economy sucks, & these are not eggs. Links to all the headlines listed below.

JP Sottile is a freelance journalist, radio co-host, documentary filmmaker and former broadcast news producer in Washington DC. His weekly show, Inside the Headlines w/ The Newsvandal, co-hosted by James Moore, Fridays on KRUU-FM.

Dweezil Zappa2:10pm | Kevin Spacey officially opened the Guardian Edinburgh Television Festival in the Scottish capital, becoming the first Hollywood star, rather than exec or broadcaster, ever to deliver the prestigious James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture. --Deadline London. It was a whammy of a talk.

3pm | Dweezil Zappa talks with James Moore about his dad Frank Zappa's prodigious musical legacy, guitars, family life, latest projects and much more in a wide-ranging discussion. His ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA concert at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City on Friday, Sept 6th. His band commemorates the 40th anniversary of the ROXY & ELSEWHERE album.

4pm | We go "Inside the Headlines" with award-winning journalist, filmmaker and news analyst JP Sottile, the Newsvandal. Our three tiers today are: Who Are They?; the housing market doesn't suck, it just sucks for you; and pumping you up. For all this week's headlines with links, click "Read more" below.

FEATURED SEGMENT | Live call in w/ NY Times' Mark Leibovich | THIS TOWN

Mark Leibovich2pm Couldn't be more excited about this week's show. I'm talking with one of the surest voices in the gilded swampland of our nation's capitol, Mark Leibovich, who is the national chief political correspondent of New York Times Magazine. His book THIS TOWN is a #1 New York Times bestseller and certainly the hottest political book of the summer. He skewers the gilded partisans on both sides of the aisle who are surprisingly bipartisan when it comes to serving their own well-paid self interests. Not a pretty picture. Leibovich has a long career inside the Beltway, working at the Washington Post, where I first met him, before joining the Times. He also worked at the storied San Jose Mercury News before joining the Post in 1997. It's a live call in. Don't miss it.

3pm I speak with JT Nero and Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago who perform Cafe Paradiso Tue Aug 27th. I love this band's music and style. Had an absolute blast learning about their lives, international touring, songwriting partnership and even a brand new bundle of joy on the way.

4pm We go "Inside the Headlines" with political insight meister JP Sottile, the Newsvandal. Our three tiers this week include Private Spies--they're watching you; Auto Pilot; and Better Living through Chemistry--NOT! As usual, headlines listed below with links.


The encrypted email service reportedly used by NSA leaker Edward J. Snowden closed abruptly Thursday, with its founder saying that maintaining operations at the company would involve “crimes against the American people.”

Ladar Levison, owner of the Lavabit LLC email service, said in a blog that the U.S. government had gagged him from explaining how he was being forced to decide between honoring the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits warrantless searches and seizures, and shutting down his business. “I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot,” he wrote. --Washington TimesFred Branfman

FRED BRANFMAN phones from Hungary | 2:30pm Deeply affected by his discovery of savage U.S. Executive Branch bombing of innocent peasants in Laos, and profoundly concerned to avoid species-suicide from climate change today, Fred Branfman has sought during sustained periods of political, spiritual and psychological activity to understand and improve human affairs. He worked with California Governor Jerry Brown, Larry Summers, Paul Krugman and Robert Reich, then left politics to pursue spirituality. His main personal concern has been cultivating a “life-affirming death awareness” described on his website

"Inside the Headlines" with NEWSVANDAL JP SOTTILE | 4pm This week's three tiers include investigating reporters, i.e., turnabout is fair prey, the economy sucks for you and me, and way beyond belief. All headlines with links listed below.

RADIO UNNAMEABLE highlights free form community radio pioneer Bob Fass--50 years doing radio in NYC on Pacific station WBAI. Fascinating story, well told by extraordinary filmmaker Paul Lovelace.

Join me at 3pm CT on my show PLANET ERSTWILD [Fridays 2-5pm CT rebro Mon 1am] on solar-powered, Fairfield's own free form community radio flagship. If you're a Yippie at heart, a lover of American history, early 60s footage, the Holy Modal Rounders, Dylan, Jerry Jeff Walker, Judy Collins, believe in the power of free speech, community organizing and just plain fun--Tune in & turn on!!

At 4pm, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, for a review of the week's most compelling stories. Our three tiers are downward dog whistles, protits of doom, and water the world over. Mo' below...

To order book from the Kettering Foundation, click on pic.James Moore talks with Julie Fisher about her Click on pic to order bookbook "Importing Democracy" in which she travelled to Tajikistan, South Africa and Argentina looking at the role of NGOs. She worked in the field for years and at the Kettering Foundation as well. Then James speaks with Meghan Dowd about her family business Shaktea Kombucha. [They'll be serving up samples at the Hy-Vee this weekend 9am-1pm!!] Meghan is also the force behind Open Space Studio, offering all levels of yoga and more, located above the Orpheum Theatre. At 3pm, enjoy an interview from the Politics & Prose Bookstore in DC with New York Times political correspondent Mark Leibovich. His book "This Town" is causing quite a stir in "that town." At 3:45pm we go "Inside the Headlnes" with astute political analyst JP Sottile the Newsvandal [whose birthday it is today!!]. Today's three tiers include big brother & the hovering company, the economy sucks, & social studies. For complete listing, click 'Read more' tab below.

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Interviews with Jason Rothberg, Bill Powers & JP Sottile

Great show today. Wow. I love this station. I love radio.

Bill Powers2:05: Jason Rothberg, head of David Lynch Foundation music, talks about Lenny Kravitz, Joe Strummer, wife Astrella's new fashion line w/ designer John Varvatos, Transcendental Music, and much more.

2:45: Bill Powers, author of COLD, HUNGRY & IN THE DARK, debunks the 100 year natural gas myth touted by T. Boone Pickens, the president, & Exxon. The real reason why fracking is a bad joke and not the energy savior shale gas promoters say.

4:00: We go "Inside the Headlines" with Newvandal extraordinaire JP Sottile for the best 'week in news' analysis you'll hear anywhere.

Our three tiers this week include news flash: poison kills things; that good ol' sucking economy; and let's remember to forget. All headline links below.

Christopher the Conquered

What a smoking show, folks. I speak with Christopher the Conquered at 2:15pm about his Saturday, July 20th gig at the former St. Mary's Freedom Healing Center. Dood is magic. Chris Ford's middle name is 80/35 and his last name is Maximum Ames. Yes, as in record label. To know him is to love him, if you capiche my drift.

Next up, it's velveteen chanteuse Jennifer Hall a la Chicago. She'll be lighting up Cafe Paradiso Friday, July 19th at 8pm. Her six piece band is tight, tasty and terrific. She's got a little Mama Cass in her delivery and no shortage of panache, class and conviction. Did we mention a new EP on the way?

Then it's Toronto-based fiddle dee anything-but-dum maestro Chris McKhool as a cucumber of the Sultans of String who'll be gracing Cafe P as a duo Thursday, July 25th at 8pm. The definition of eclectic, these guys can play their chesterfields off. JUNO nominees (Candaian Grammy awards), it's music to travel the world by and may even feature some Timothy Britton on pipes, word on the street has it.

I also speak withKristian Day Mr. Technicolor, Donna Reed's right hand man, Modern American Cinema and new Orpheum Theatre director Kristian Day, who catches us up to snuff on theatre developments. Tacopocalypse coming soon.

All as a preamble to one of the best weekly news roundups tin the world. At 4pm we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile, a leading connoiseur of headlines au gratin or a la mode. Our 3 tiers this week are: America's numbing number oneness; the justice system doesn't suck, it just sucks for you; and food for thought. All headlines listed below with links.

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.