Enjoy learning about this weekend's ARBORFEST at the Arbor Bar April 28-29, 2017 featuring 10 fabulous Iowa bands. Impressario Nicholas Naoti fills us in on the haps.

Plus 2nd hour, it's Tony Ellis, poet, painter, and producer talking about Rishikesh, next year's 50 year anniversary of the Beatles magical mystery tour there, his role producing a George Harrison concert, and much, much more. Tune in!!

  • Tue
    Oct 07
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Oct 08
    10:00 pm -
    11:00 pm

Afrobeat of 2014 Featuring Jungle Fire


What happens when you take 70's-inspired funk & soul, stir it in a pot with Afro, Latin and Cuban rhythms, then turn the heat ALL the way up? You get the LA-based 12-piece funk group Jungle Fire and the amazing debut LP they released last week: Tropicoso.

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be checking out some of my favorite tracks from Tropicoso, as well as a whole lot more great afro/latin funk & soul from 2014. On the roster we've got: The Souljazz Orchestra, Budos Band, Euforquestra, Ikebe ShakedownMotherlode and Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood. Stream it live October 7th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Mar 27
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am
  • Sat
    Mar 31
    5:00 am -
    6:00 am

Omnia: Featured Artist on Lyrical Venus - Tues 3/27!

OmniaWhat if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
To change the world with our grace?
~ Grace, Omnia

While many young women her age are singing about parties and boyfriends over the same beats as everyone else, New York singer-songwriter Omnia tackles weightier world issues head-on with grace and passion.  Combining modern pop styles with the rich flavors of her Mediterranean heritage, the East-meets-West result is fresh, engaging music with a message of empowerment.

Tune in Tuesday, March 27th at 9am central for a feature set of music by Omnia, followed by plenty more great music by women! Check for a written interview with Omnia.

BBC Filmmaker Stuart Tanner

BBC Filmmaker Stuart Tanner will discuss global events with Planet Erstwild's James Moore today.

Tanner and Moore will interview Giovanni Ciarlo of the Global Ecovillage Network who is presently at the network's ecovillage in Mexico--Ecoaldea Huehuecoyotl.

This topic was introduced to KRUU listeners on Planet Erstwild by Tanner and Moore on February 16, 2006. The archive is available for streaming or downloading on the website.

This will be Tanner's last in-studio appearance for some time as he will be returning to England on Tuesday. Stuart will continue to offer his insights and commentary from overseas each week and promises to keep us informed as his next documentary film project unfolds.