Rayna RoyerHooray for hometown talent!!

Tuesday on the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour I'll be interviewing Fairfield's Rayna Royer. The 22 year old singer-songwriter is graduating from Indian Hills this spring. She learned guitar chords from her friend Nik Sorak of Nik Sorak and the Dead Wait, and Troy Morgan of she swings, she sways backed her up on bass for those tracks you can hear on her MySpace page. (and both of those guys are in awesome SE Iowa bands, check 'em out.)

Rayna just joined MySpace as a musician a little over a month ago, but she's already got Irish singer-songwriter Amy McGarrigle commenting that Rayna's music reminds her of a cross between the main song from Juno and Laura Veirs. Rayna is even going to bring her guitar in because she has new stuff to play for us! Tune in Tuesday at 9am.

Amy Raasch
"She's got her own inner groove; nothing tentative about it. A force to be reckoned with."

- Don Was

You know why I love the internet? Because I can find new music, meet the cool independent musicians from all over the world who make that music, and interview them on my radio show! Take Amy Raasch for example - she's all the way out on the West coast, winning songwriting contests and coming up with projects to push her songwriting to a whole new level. Join me on Tuesday to meet Amy and find out how she's doing on her "52 Songs" quest to write one song per week for a year, and post it on YouTube for the world to see!

You know why else I love the internet? Everyone all over the world can tune in!

Tom Knight
Join host Ken Malloy who interviews one of KRUU's own, Tom Knight.

Mr. Knight is an Ohio native who has lived in Iowa for 39 years, recently moving to Fairfield. He is absolutely charmed by this midwest town--having family here doesn't hurt either.

Tom talks about the 60's and working as a VISTA volunteer, working in a factory in Germany as a teenager, traveling to 49 out of 50 states, and eating food at 100 miles an hour.

"You might want to dial us in at 1pm to hear about this gem of a man. I would."

~ Ken Malloy

[Rebroadcast Tuesday at 8am]

Jason Webley by Erin SkipperJason Webley joins Eden's Hour for a special in-studio interview and live performance. While he may be sans orchestra for this interview, we can expect nothing less than fantastic from this energetic one man band.

Jason was supposed to be launching a tour with his long-time friend and musical comrade Amanda Palmer from the Dresden Dolls. However due to Amanda's need to get surgery, the shows were cancelled unexpectedly. Sad for the artists and the many people who had already purchased tickets to the much anticipated shows, but lucky for us because he had time to share with us his awesome gypsy and punk inspired folk music. And we also get a chance to pry a bit into his personal desire to seduce Leonard Cohen. Do I smell a collaboration? We can hope so...

Senator Hillary Clinton

SENATOR HILARY RODHAM CLINTON - Senator Clinton is the U.S. Senator from New York, and a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. She is married to Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, and was the First Lady of the U.S. from 1993 to 2001.Elizabeth Edwards & Dennis Raimondi

MRS. ELIZABETH EDWARDS - Mrs. Edwards is the wife John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who is currently seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to run for President in 2008.
Governor Mike Huckabee

At the time of this announcement, we are awaiting final confirmation from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee as to his appearance on this week's show.

Nina Hagen

Nina Hagen

Nina Hagen, legendary East German chanteuse diva/activist, speaks with Planet Erstwild's James Moore about her colorful career, her take on world events, her opposition to the Iraq invasion, war in general, and her unabashed support of Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich.

Nina Hagen


You can find Nina's website by clicking any pic.Dalai Lama & Nina Hagen


Chief Arvol Looking HorsePlanet Erstwild will feature a bouquet of interesting topics this Friday including a live in studio interview with visiting Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse, his wife Paula Horne and their son, Ca'-Ton Zepheir, who resides in Fairfield. He will be giving a presentation at the Civic Center 2pm Saturday December 29th.

When Arvol was twelve years old, he was designated as the 19th Generation Keeper of the Tradition of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. People of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Sioux Nation believe White Buffalo Calf Woman appeared to the tribes hundreds of years ago, bringing instruction in sacred ceremonies of how to live in balance with all life, and leaving behind a sacred bundle containing a sacred pipe of peace. The 1994 birth of a white buffalo calf is believed to have been the sign that these times were now at hand.


Today on Writers' Voices, legendary American poet Maya Angelou talks briefly with Monica Hadley by phone about her work and support for Hillary Clinton.

Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature. As a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, she continues to travel the world, spreading her legendary wisdom. Within the rhythm of her poetry and elegance of her prose lies Angelou's unique power to help readers of every orientation span the lines of race and Angelou captivates audiences through the vigor and sheer beauty of her words and lyrics.

The rest of the show will be a review of the books written by the plethora of preidential hopefuls from both sides of the aisle.

Rebroadcast Mondays at 8am.

Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa.

Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack Governor Vilsack was first elected in 1998 and re-elected to a second four-year term in 2002. On November 30, 2006, he formally launched his candidacy for the Democratic Party's nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 election, but ended his bid on February 23, 2007.

Shortly after ending his 2008 bid for the White House, he endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and was named the national co-chair for Clinton's presidential campaign. He and wife Christy will be in Mount Pleasant Wednesday December 26th on the campaign trail with former President Bill and Senator Hillary Clinton.

Witness in Palestine

Anna Baltzer is a Jewish-American Columbia graduate, Fulbright scholar, and three-time volunteer with the International Women's Peace Service, a human rights organization based in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Since the Summer of 2005, she's been touring around the United States and abroad with a presentation and book describing her personal experiences, observations, and photographs from eight months documenting human rights violations in the West Bank and supporting Palestinian and Israeli nonviolent resistance against the Occupation.

In the 3pm hour, James Moore will speak with Danny Sheehan, an attorney who has been a part of many storied cases such as Karen Silkwood, Three Mile Island, and Iran-Contra, about his career fighting for justice.