I went down backwards into time that day. I didn't even know I wanted to stay - So Nice, Lentic, Ember Swift
Canadian folk powerhouse Ember Swift has been splitting her time between China and her country of birth the past few years. Mixing the languages and instruments of both her homes and including influences from all over the world, Ember has created an exciting Folktronica project she calls "Lentic". She will be bringing her new songs and old favorites to Café Paradiso this Friday! Join me in catching up with Ember this Tuesday, November 16th at 9:30am Central. Don't miss your weekly dose of great music by great women starting at 9am.
Howdy, folks. This week in Fairfield, we're honored to have Compass Records' The Waybacks performing at Cafe Paradiso, Wednesday October 29. Not neatly put into any one category, this quartet is made up of some top-notch acoustic musicians and have been performing together for nearly a decade. I had a chance to speak with founder and frontman, James Nash, from his home in San Francisco. Join me this Tuesday, on Gravel Road Radio, to hear what James had to say about touring, the growth of the Waybacks, songwriting and life as a musician. This Tuesday, October 28, from 2 - 4 p.m.
Helen Thomas 1pm
This legendary journalist and bestselling author is known for asking tough questions, a trait almost unknown today. She is commonly referred to as "The First Lady of the Press".
She talks with Speaking Freely's Dennis Raimondi about the presidential primaries and a whole host of wideranging topics.
Steve Deace 1:30pm
Mr. Deace is a conservative talk show host on News Radio 1040 WHO in Des Moines, Iowa. He is in large part responsible for calling voters' attention to Governor Huckabee of Arkansa in this month's Iowa caucus election. Governor Huckabee went on to win the primary.
Steve's 3-hour show airs daily.
Jackie Dodd, wife of U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Christopher Dodd of Connecticut [D]
Jackie Dodd spent 20 years working in national security policy, foreign affairs and trade for the US Government. As CEO and Vice Chair of the Export-Import Bank during the Clinton administration, Mrs Dodd visited over 90 countries around the world, leading trade negotiations and opening new markets to US goods.
Prior to her executive branch experience Mrs Dodd worked on issues of national security in the Congress, she holds a MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Robert L. "Bob" Vander Plaats, head of the Mike Huckabee campaign in Iowa, Republican presidential hopeful.
Robert Vander Plaats is an American politician and a former high school principal, human services organization director, and business consultant from Sioux City, Iowa. He was a primary candidate for the 2006 Iowa Republican gubernatorial nomination, competing against Iowa Congressman Jim Nussle. As the race progressed, he withdrew his candidacy for Governor in favor of being Nussle's running mate in the general election.
BEN COHEN - co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. Founded in 1978 the company sold in 1999 for over three hundred million dollars. Ben is a member of Businesses for Social Responsibility. He is currently campaigning for presidential hopeful US Senator John Edwards.
JACQUELINE MUREKATETE -
internationally recognized for her work as a humanitarian, speaking out for victims and survivors of genocide. Jacqueline was not yet ten when she lost her immediate and extended family in the Rwanda
genocide of 1994. Her story has been featured in the NY Times, the Washington Times, NPR, CNN, PBS, NBC, ABC, and other leading media outlets worlwide.
Coming Soon: SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN and former ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE