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.
For this week only our live show is on Thursday. If you are local, make certain to grab a seat as our special guest is Chef Sam Auen of Tacopacalypse in Des Moines. Sam is bringing his special brand of zaniness to the Hy-Vee kitchen for "fun with tacos" where we'll get a jump on Cinco de Mayo. I've eaten at Sam's place, and love his take on south of the border food. It's not your usual taco, and you'll get a chance to hear what makes Sam cook, plus taste the results.
2013 Fairfield Farmers Market weekly update. The market is held weekly at Howard Park Saturday 8am-1pm & Wednesday 3-6pm. For more information email: email@example.com
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.