Join Monica and Caroline on Writers' Voices this week for an English teacher's dream as we welcome Kevin Smokler, author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School." Just released from Prometheus books, "Practical Classics" covers a lot of ground, from Shakespeare to "Huckleberry Finn," with stops along the way for "The Bell Jar," "To Kill a Mockingbird" and oh so much more.
And yes, Caroline was a high school Engilsh teacher (here at FHS).
Kevin Smokler has been called "a publishing visionary" by the Huffington Post. His writing on the arts has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Fast Company, and he was a recent guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation."
The HIrshberg family, Joel, Joy & Aaron, talking about their Grand Ppening for May Art Walk at Green Building Supply.
We go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile.
Interview with local musician and KRUU host Keith DeBoer about Open Mic- Cafe Paradiso, Wednesday at 8pm.
Crazy fun Wednesday coming up on GREAT TASTE LIVE.
Two shows are on tap at Hy-Vee.
First, at 7:00 pm it's our annual Farmer's Market preview.
The market moves outside in two weeks, and we have some of the key players lined up to tell you what to expect.
Enily Rose Shaw's "Healthy Bites": Ode to Beans - Part 1.
Francis Thicke's five year term on the The National Organic Standards Board started on January 24th, 2013, but his dedication to organic farming began over 30 years ago. He and his wife Susan operate a 160-head, certified organic dairy on 450 acres in Fairfield. Francis previously served as a National Program Leader for Soil Science at the USDA Cooperative Extension Service, and he's been active in many environmental organizations. The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service named him the 2012 Farmer of the Year.
At 3 PM on Saturday, April 27th in the Cambridge Room of the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Francis will participate in a free readers theater production of Farmscape: The Changing Rural Environment. This play was written by students in Mary Swander's Iowa State MFA writing class. Mary is Iowa's poet laureate, and she'll facilitate audience discussion after the performance. She'll also present a free keynote talk, "Celebrating Local Community," at 7:30 PM at the Fairfield Public Library. Both these free events are part of the EcoFairfield Festival.
To learn more about organic standards, rural issues, Farmscape, and Francis Thicke, tune in to this episode of The Studio with Cheryl.