James Moore presents some of his favorites conversations for your listening pleasure. Enjoy my "Best of Interviews" series from your ever-loving local grassroots community radio station KRUU 100.1 FM, the Voice of Fairfield, Iowa... and beyond.
One of the surest voices in the gilded swampland of our nation's capitol, Mark Leibovich, is the national chief political correspondent of New York Times Magazine. His book THIS TOWN, a #1 New York Times bestseller, was certainly the hottest political book of the summer. He skewers the gilded partisans on both sides of the aisle who are surprisingly bipartisan when it comes to serving their own well-paid self interests. Not a pretty picture.
Napoleon Gomez, the exiled leader of Mexico’s powerful mining and metalworkers union Los Mineros.
His book Collapse of Dignity is just out and it's a helluva read. You will not think about unions the same way after hearing what this man and his family has been through standing up for workers' rights and safety.
Best-selling author Thomas Frank's new book is "Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle & the Unlikely Comeback of the Right." He'll discuss that and much more with PLANET ERSTWILD host James Moore. Moore interviewed him a few years ago for his book "Wrecking Crew." Other works include "What's the Matter with Kansas?" and "One Market Under God." He is a columnist for Harper's Magazine, founding editor of The Baffler magazine, and a former Op-ed writer for the Wall Street Journal.
"Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel" by Susan Nussbaum, won the 2012 PEN/Bellwethr Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, among many accolades. Well known novelist Barbara Kingsolver says "This is fiction at its best...A stunning accomplishment." The LA Review of Books called it "an easy book to love and admire."
What makes this books such a standout? Well, start with the fact that the main characters are living in an institution for young adults with disabilities, but the story is about their lives, not their disabilities. Nussbaum herself was hit by a car when she was in her 20's, leaving her a wheelchair-user. She became an acclaimed playwright and disability rights activist. In an aritcle for Huffington Post, Nussbaum wrote "Can't there ever be a disabled character in a book or film just because? where the topic doesn't ever come up? All sorts of interesting stories can be written about a disabled character... you know, just like real people."
Good Kings Bad Kings" is Nussbaum's first novel. Please join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn how this book came to be, and how it has made a difference.
LIVE AT HY-VEE-Club Room, 7:00 pm
Our most unusual show/food combination ever!
Chef Julia Punj will demo how to open oysters, and also prepare pan fried oysters with salsa verde, butter baked oysters, and oysters motoyaki style. Oysters for a holiday party menu sounds great, right? So what’s so unusual? Well, that brings us to the other part of the show.
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Danielle George shows us how to make a simple and fun yule log. Brandon Neil is going to make his fabulous sour cream old-fashioned donuts. Now you understand? Pretty strange, but I’m looking forward to it.
I’m counting on Tom Allen to ease the transition from seafood to rich desserts with fun music and his droll sense of humor.
See you in the Hy-Vee Club Room at 7:00 pm on Wednesday!
HEAR NELSON MANDELA's
1994 INAUGURATION SPEECH,
UNITED NATIONS SPEECH
Somebody wake me up. Wait, don't! I like it fine here in the center of all the great music in the Universe. I don't know how to make it, but I do know how to play it. This marks the seven year anniversary of this show. I never dreamed I would be able to produce shows this long. I love it, and I love hearing from listeners, and I love the great work the other DJ's do at this station. My loudest shout-out goes to James Moore, a valuable resource, and the best kind of inspiration to me. Oh yeah, and it's a party Thursday at 2. This is the opening show of a set of four showcasing music I obtained in 2013. This has been a fabulous year for music by any standard. I am bringing it to you as usual, without commercial interruption, and with the volume turned up- way, way up. Very high frequency; all killer, no filler. Reliable sources tell me that approximately four billion people want to tune in to this station. You know The G Man does not lie...
Join host, Andrew Tint as he highlights the issues facing Generation Y.
This week Generation whY talks with J. Maureen Henderson of Generation Meh. JM is a journalist, entrepreneur and founder of the market research firm Secret Agent Research. JM coveres everything fromhigher ed and early career issues, as well as, giving advice to millennials. Her work also appeares in Forbes. JM and Andrew discuss a wide range of issues, from why Millennials make less than their parents to her best advice for 20 year olds, and everything in between.
Generation whY explores the issues facing Millennials. The concerns confronting the millennial generation affect more than just a select few- the entire nation is deeply impacted by the tribulations of Generation Y as they come of age. Join Andrew as he discusses a wide range of topics that include; student loan debt, internships, social media, and more. His guests will include OURTIME.org co-founder Matt Segal, The host of the David Pakman show David Pakman, and more.
Questions, comments, concerns? Feel free to let Andrew know on twitter (@AndrewTint), leave a comment below, or shoot him an email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Like Generation whY on Facebook, and visit Generation whY's blog today.
On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some more of my favorite trip-hop of 2013. On the roster we've got: Blockhead, Nym, Frenic, Moderator and Red Martina. Stream it live December 10th, 5-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.
NICHOLAS NICHOLAS NICHOLAS
(See link to play list below). Abundantly flowing international talent sweeps across this week's play list. From Australia, you will hear former frontman for Men At Work, Colin Hay, offer tracks off his 2011 CD and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd. From North Africa, you will discover blues guitarist Omar "Bombino" Moctar (photo below left). From Nashville (USA), music collaborative Inland Sky teams with singer Mindy Smith (photo left) on tracks from soon-to-be-released CD. From Canada, Michael Timmons and the Cowboy Junkies release the new CD, The Kennedy Suite. And new tracks from Morcheeba (UK) from their Head Up High CD. Additional 1st-hour treats from Richie Havens.
Epic second-hour Chill Session centered on triple-spin from Ibiza-based Luminous, aka DJ Gary-B (photo right) and Canada's electronic band Delerium. Louisiana swamp-blues player Tony Joe White returns with twin-spin from his new CD. Spread the word to your social network. Invite friends to join the Fringe Toast experience. Click here for play list.