Politics

  • Thu
    Jan 21
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 24
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

get out and caucus

anitime to get psyched up to get out and vote. this week, all political music: muse, dylan, lennon, rundgren, cash, neil, and ani [pictured].

Lysistrata, open up the bedroom door
What is the matter, ain't you in love with me no more?
I enlisted in the army today,
One more time before I march away
Make me feel like a big strong man
You say you don't care about my pride,
You love me too much just to let me die,
And you won't let me come inside
Unless I don't go to war no more.

“What’s it like to play in the same leagues as the big boys,” you might ask?  Or you might wonder, “What the heck is he talking about?”Lentil Soup

 Well, get your head out of the sand.  Donald Trump hosted Saturday night live on November 7, and NBC has granted “equal time” requests to four other GOP candidates.  No, they won’t be hosting SNL, but they will get prime time access to air their messages to voters.

 On KRUU’S Great Taste we provided a platform for Democratic senatorial candidate Tom Fiegen to communicate his views on family farms, GMO’s, climate change, and sustainable agriculture, and Rob Hogg, another Democrat running in the spring primary asked and presented his thoughts on the same issues.  This week, Iowa Senator Charles Grassley also weighs in on the same topics. 

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This week on Speaking Freely with Dennis, I will be broadcasting my 2008 interviews with Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and Governor Mitt Romney. Both were seeking their party's nomination to run for President when the interview were done.

Donna Cleveland will be discussing her recent article on suicide written during suicide prevention month and published in Little Village Magazine. The discussion will specifically focus on suicide prevention in the Fairfield. community.http://littlevillagemag.com/suicide-in-fairfield-iowa-town-struggles-with-mental-health-awareness/

Jeff Shipley is running for Iowa State House of Representatives on the Republican ticket. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and has recently worked as a legal assistant. http://www.shipleyforiowa.com

  • Thu
    Jun 12
    1:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jun 17
    8:00 am -
    8:00 am

Time for Accountability

Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.

This week Generation whY is joined a third time by Nomiki Konst. Andrew and Nomiki will discuss Nomiki's new project, The Accountability Project

The Accountability Project is an organization focused on investigating misconduct in politics and the private sector and holding leaders accountable for their egregious actions. They believe that politicians and CEOs have a duty to act ethically. The  Accountability Project advances its mission using a combination of whistle blowing, investigative research and public awareness campaigns to hold public leaders accountable. America cannot wait for a story to break or a crisis to form for people to become aware of the intolerable behavior by leaders who are making decisions on behalf of the public. The Accountability Project dedicates its resources to informing the public of these bad actors before the crisis hits or story breaks at politically convenient times. Everyone should believe that the fewer bad actors in leadership positions, the healthier the political and business culture become - allowing qualified, ethical leaders to rise up.

Nomiki Konst is a former 2012 Congressional candidate for Arizona's second district. She's an advocate for Government 2.0, civil discourse, millennial politics and equal representation. She is the founder and former Executive Director of Alliance Hollywood, an organization dedicated to training members of the entertainment industry on how to speak civilly about politics. She also helps organizations and companies bridge the divide between Millennials and Baby Boomers and regularly speaks about the new economy being forged by Millennials. Nomiki is active in youth politics as an At-Large member of the DNC Youth Council, former national co-chair of Gen44, New Leaders Council, Running Start and Junior Statesmen. She is also a Partner with the Truman National Security Project.

RevoltThe writers whom we have interviewed on Writers' Voices came to writing from a wide range of backgrounds.  It is always interesting to hear their stories - for some, how they came to write a book at all is surprising. This week's guest, Ray Bourhis, is an attorney specializing in representing people whose long term disability claims were denied by insurance companies.  As such, he has a unique perspective on greed, and the concentration of power, although his fictiional response to this in "Revolt: The Secession of Mill Valley," may seem a bit extreme.

Ray BourhisStill, the issues that are raised in this political thriller - including government surveillance of average citizens and elections dominated by big money, - couldn't be more timely. Join Monica and Caroline this week to learn how political passions can turn into a political thriller.

  • Thu
    Feb 06
    2:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Tue
    Feb 11
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Is it Time for Educational Reform?

Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.

This week Andrew Tint speaks educational reform with Student'sFirst, Patty Link, followed by Governmental candidate, Jonathan Narcisse.

Led by Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst formed in 2010 in response to an increasing demand for a better education system in America. Studentsfirst is a grassroots movement designed to mobilize parents, teachers, students, administrators, and citizens throughout the country, and to channel their energy to produce meaningful results on both the local and national level.

Patty Link brings broad-based education experience to her work at StudentsFirst. Patty co-owns LinkStrategies, a political strategy consulting firm, with her husband. Prior to joining StudentsFirst, Patty served as the Program Director for Super Wednesday After School Program, an after-school program for K-5 students. She has also previously served on the Board of Directors for Des Moines Independent Community Schools. Patty is a former teacher, is a member of International Reading Association, and serves as an elementary and middle school’s PTA President. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a MEd degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Specialist Emphasis from George Mason University.

Andrew Tint sits down with Jonathan Narcisse (D), whose running for Governor of Iowa. Mr. Narcisse made his announcement to enter the race in Cedar Rapids, and is now touring the state, which included a stop in at KRUU FM. 

Before putting his hat in the political ring, Mr. Narcisse served on the Des Moines School Board.

Listen to Mr. Narcisse talk about the problems inflicting Iowa today, including the need for education reform, taxes, and fighting poverty. 

  • Thu
    Feb 20
    2:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Tue
    Feb 25
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

The Voting Fraud Myth and Poetry from Within

Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.

This week 'Generation whY' will start with a serious discussion about voter fraud. Is it a real issue? Are new voting restrictions actually hurting more than helping our country? We bring these questions  and more up to Matt Segal. On the second half of the show we are joined in studio by Fairfield poets Monserrat Iñiguez and Taylor Irezumi of Soapbox Speakeasy.

OURTIME.org co-founder Matt Segal will return to discuss the voter fraud and voter suppression. Find out more about their efforts here.

As president and co-founder of OurTime.org, Matthew leads campaigns to expand job opportunities, voting rights, and civic education among his generation while devising strategic partnerships with media brands to enhance the voice of his peers. Matthew is also a regular TV commentator, contributing most frequently to MSNBC, and has appeared on The TODAY Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, and the CBS Evening News among several other cable and broadcast news programs.

The Soapbox Speakeasy presents Fairfield poets a venue where they spit, flow and shock. Show takes place every Saturday after ArtWalk at the Urban Village Collective. The Soapbox Speakeasy is headlined by a different language artist each month- the headliner selects the theme, which sets the writing challenge, and the ensuing lineup is filled by poets who craft work to speak on the topic. The goal of the event is to inspire people to write- including audience members. It promotes a community of writers who gather to teach, write, share, rehearse, play and support each other, as well as develop material for performance and publishing. The Soapbox Speakeasy is presented by The Urban Village Collective, a space for craftspeople, artisans, and independent business owners to create and developtheir products in a friendly cooperative setting. 

  • Fri
    Feb 07
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 09
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Mon
    Feb 10
    4:00 am -
    5:00 am

Inside the Headlines with JP Sottile and James Moore

Grab a dose of your favorite local week-in-review headlines show with co-hosts Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore.

This week's tiers include:

Putin on the Ritz, Profits of Doom, and Ham on Nye, But Hold the Mayo

For a complete listing of all headlines referenced, click "Read more" below.

  • Fri
    Jan 31
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Sun
    Feb 02
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am

Inside the Headlines with JP Sottile and James Moore

Grab a dose of your favorite local week-in-review headlines show with co-hosts Newsvandal JP Sottile and James Moore.

This week's tiers include:

Stick This In Your End Zone, War and Pieces, and The Other Terrorism

For a complete listing of all headlines referenced, click "Read more" below.