interview

Presidential Hopeful Rudy GuillianiFormer Ambassador Joe Wilson

This week on Speaking Freely, host Dennis Raimondi has a short interview with Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giulliani and a longer segment with former Ambassador Joe Wilson, who came into KRUU-FM studios. Giulliani, the former mayor of New York City, who was traveling through Iowa, is the Republican national frontrunner, though he is presently fourth in the polls in Iowa.

Wilson was in town stumping for Hillary Clinton. Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, is the CIA covert operative allegedly outed by administration officials in retaliation for Wilson's Op-ed piece in the NY Times. Wilson's personal and direct challenge caused the President to withdraw claims Bush made in his 2003 State of the Union address that Saddam Hussein was seeking yellowcake uranium for nuclear weapons, the White House's central justification for invading Iraq.

Plame has just released a book, "Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House," about her experiences which led to Dick Cheney's chief of staff Scooter Libby being convicted of perjury. Libby's sentence was commuted by President Bush this past July. 'Fair
Game' was the term the president's then-chief strategist, Karl Rove, used regarding the vicious smear campaign unleashed against Plame and Wilson, in hopes of softening the serious blow to White House credibility.

Professor Robert Tree, former Dean of Parson's College

Brush up on your History...

well, sort of...

 

Tune in to GTKYN on Thursday Aug. 2nd at 1:00pm

when our guest, Dr. Robert "Bob" Tree,

talks with host Ken Malloy.

Bob Tree is retired History Professor & Dean of Parson's College. Bob, who was a self-starter at an early age, is rarely at a loss for words. Mr.Tree discusses his times during Parson's hay day and much more.

Set your dial...and stay awhile.

[Rebroadcast Tuesdays at 8:00am CST]

1pm
Omer IsmailOmer Ismail, born in El Fashir, Western Sudan. After graduating from Khartoum University, he worked as research assistant to Dr. Mansour Khalid, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs in Sudan. His work with international relief and development organizations continued until 1988 when he became the Operations Manager for the United Nations Operation Life Line Sudan, the largest relief operation in the world at the time. He fled Sudan after the NIF (National Islamic Front) took power in 1989 and has since lived as a refugee in the US. He returned to the United Nations to serve in Somalia between 1992-1994.
 
In Washington, he helped found the Sudan Democratic Forum, a think tank of Sudanese intellectuals working for advancement of democracy in Sudan. He is the spokesperson for The Darfur Union an advocacy group and the co-founder of Darfur Peace and Development. Mr. Ismail is currently a Fellow at Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

1:30pm
Drew Petersen is a recipient of the 2007 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award. His picture recently appeared in USA Today and Sports Illustrated. The SAMMY is sponsored by USA Today and America’s Milk Processors. This year twenty-five awards recipients were selected from 56,000 applicants. The winners were chosen based on five criteria: academic performance, athletic excellence, leadership, community service, and the milk experience essay.
 
Drew is a national merit award winner and was this year’s tennis doubles champion in Texas. He received a presidential scholarship from Southern Methodist University and will begin his studies there in September.

Dave Butler

 

Dave Butler, "Mr. PowerWagon" joins Host Ken Malloy on "Get To Know Your Neighbor" this week and talks about growing up in Colorado and an expedition for the Queen of Sheeba's Temple that connects the ancient past with the 1950's and present day.

Of course, we'll probably mention collectible vehicle made by Dodge (wink). Hear about a brush with death and some of the secrets to being a successful negotiator. It's an hour that will fly by, I promise.

Set your dial, and stay awhile Thursday July 12th at 1:00-2:00pm CST.

Green Pajamas

 

 

Thursday on Centripetal Sounds, I will be interviewing members of the band The Green Pajamas, live on the air.

I will be playing selections from this great band, and songs by The White Stripes, Cracker, and the Soundtrack of Our Lives.

 

 

 

Walter DayThis Thursday at 1:00pm CST host Ken Malloy interviews yet another interesting resident of Fairfield, Mr. Walter Day, founder of Twin Galaxies, and current (and the original) scorekeeper of all video & pinball machines.

Mr. Day takes time at KRUU to talk about the Sundance Festival, where he was the subject of a recent film released this year, "Chasing Ghosts". Day also discusses travels across the globe and how his fame all began. Join us here at the KRUU, this Thursday for Get to Know your Neighbor.

Set your dial and stay awhile.
 

James Moore will interview Stephanie for his Planet Erstwild show which airs every Friday 2pm-5pm CST. Nationally syndicated progressive talk show host Stephanie Miller is a rising superstar in talk radio. Stephanie Miller

Ranked 36th in the nation this year by Talkers Magazine, the Los Angeles-based  Miller recently did a three-day stint at MSNBC in the wake of Don Imus' unsightly demise. She is a part of the Jones Media Network, the nation's largest independent radio network. Her average weekly listenership is over 1.25 million.

Steve Young calls the Stephanie Miller Show "the most entertaining political show in morning radio." 

Miller's father was a Republican congressman who unsuccessfully ran for vice president on Barry Goldwater's ticket. She has gone toe to toe with the likes of G. Gordon Liddy and others on the far right .

Raised Catholic and blessed with great comedic timing, keen politcal insight, sassy wit and a tight support team, Miller is a boat-rocker show-stopper with a heart of gold whose secret is she does great radio. She lives with two Great Pyrenees, Puff and Max.

Special thanks to Brandon Nelson for putting this particular ball in motion.

The interview will rebroadcast will be Monday morning May 21st at 7am.

Dick Dale If you loved the haunting guitarwork from the movie Pulp Fiction, you'll love to hear this rare interview withDick Dale Miserlou maestro heavy surf god guitar slinger Dick Dale by KRUU Lo-Fi host Scott Puffer.

The man who blew out 50 of Leo Fender's amps, a true American original, check out what he has to say about just about anything. 

Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's. Not the '60's as is commonly believed. He was given the title "King of the Surf Guitar" by his fellow surfers with whom he surfed with from sun-up to sun-down.

He met Leo Fender the guitar and amplifier Guru and Leo asked Dale to play his newly creation, the Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The minute Dale picked up the guitar, Leo Fender broke into uncontrolled laughter and disbelief, he was watching Dale play a right-handed guitar upside down and backwards, Dale was playing a right-handed guitar left-handed and changing the chords in his head then transposing the chords to his hands to create a sound never heard before.

Listen to the archive of Dick Dale talking with Scott Puffer

Tune in Sunday - April 8th - at 1 pm

18-year-old Hungarian folk singer and zither player Alexandra Berta is giving a short interview and we will play a number of songs from her new album "Ifijúság gyöngykoszorú.."

If you'have missed the Sunday broadcast you can still catch the show on Tuesday  at 10 am
or listen to the interview here in English:  http://kruufm.com/node/704 or in Hungarian here: http://kruufm.com/node/703
 

Berta Alexandra

"It is my belief, that once the magic of folk music has touched your soul, you will be enchanted by it forever..."     

This week's show, broadcast Tuesday March 27 from 1pm-2pm Central Standard Time and rebroadcast Thursday March 29 from 8am-9am Central Standard Time, will feature:

1:00pm-1:30pm: Omer Ismail