Health coach Emily Rose Shaw with her Ode to Mushrooms.
Get ready, Jefferson County, Iowa! Behind the scenes many of your friends and neighbors are working with businesses, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, health service providers, and other entities to help you enhance the quality and length of your life. The crest of the Blue Zones wave will hit the county this autumn, but change is already in the works. To guide their efforts, organizers are harnessing nine powerful principles observed in communties with the world's longest lived people. Soon many opportunities will emerge for you to learn about and consider trying activities aligned with these principles. Want to know what to expect? Tune in! Ken Daley and Julie Howland Stephens reveal Blue Zones plans on The Studio with Cheryl.
Not too long after she met her husband Ralph, author Marcy Luikart (formerly Woolf) helped him fulfill a lifelong dream of building a raft and floating down the Mississippi River.
Inspired by that journey, the former Fairfielder, now living in Santa Barbara, wrote "River Braids," the story of a former midwesterner who returns to his roots along the Mississippi River and discovers the real history behind the family story of his grandfather Joe on the 1904 Olympic rowing team. The tale weaves back and forth between the modern day and the St. Louis Worlds' Fair and Olympics of 1904.
This is Marcy's second appearance on Writers' Voices. As one of our first guests, in 2006 Marcy discussed her success with getting stories published in literary magazines. "River Braids" is her first published novel.
Recent sustainable living graduate and permaculture garden designer Sascha Kyassa explains new KRUU garden he installed as part of EcoFairfield 2013.
2013 Fairfield Farmers Market weekly update. The market is held weekly at Howard Park Saturday 8am-1pm & Wednesday 3-6pm. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Rose Shaw's "Healthy BItes": Ode to Onions
Rust Belt-born, Navy veteran Drew Nelson talks to KRUU host Keith DeBoer about his mix of Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk influenced by Bo Ramsey, Jimmy LaFave and John Gorka. Topics include life in a small town, his approach to character based songwriting, his native American Indian roots and hot yoga as a substitute for a sweat lodge. Check out this lively interview with an up and coming roots-rock player you'll be hearing a lot more from in future years.