Kaki King plays guitar with a voluptuous virtuosity and a deft touch.
Enjoy her music and rich discussion with Mike Ragogna right here on the greatest little community radio station this side of the Milky Way.
Talk about a holiday treat.
Sit back and enjoy another musical feast on solar KRUU.
Today's featured guests include cellist, pianist, singer/songwriter Hannelore Clemenson who'll be appearing Sat Dec 22nd at Central Park Furnishings for a holiday concert.
Also, solpowerpeople.com's President Kathy Redson who talks about two free solar power workshops being offered at the Fairfield Public Library Sat Dec 22nd at 1:30pm and 3pm. Richard Stovall will make the presentations.
Next up, it's Modern American Cinema's Kristian Day who tells us about his latest project, an edgy new TV cooking program called "Crowning the Pan," with one of Des Moines' star celebrity chefs who owns a restaurant called "Tacopocalypse." Yep, perfect content for an end of the world show.
Then it's the Fairfield Middle School 5th grade challenge students presenting a special radio program about the prairie. Off the Subject cohost Therese Cummiskey, Jefferson County Park naturalist, moderates.
Finally, we go "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sotille. This week it's Lasting Impressions, the Economy Doesn't Suck, It Just Sucks For You and Food Fights. For a list of all the headlines with links, click on Read more below.
JOY TO THE WHIRLED
The Adventure Traveler Who Lives in the 'American Gothic' House
Beth Howard spent decades scuba diving with sharks and baking pies for movie stars before she fell in love with a historic Iowa farmhouse. For $250 a month, she now calls it home.
Cheryl Fusco Johnson is a writer and editor who teaches at the University of Iowa's Summer Writing Festival and the Institute of Children's Literature in Redding, Connecticut. She hosts the radio show Writers' Voices at KRUU in Fairfield, Iowa.
Click on pic to read the whole story in Atlantic.com. Thanks, Jennie Rothenberg Gritz.
And here's a piece on Beth's current healing pie journey to Newtown, Conn from the Ottumwa Courier.
Wednesday December 19th at 7am
Dennis Raimondi discusses school safety with former detective James Buckley.
* Security Representative at National Football League
* Programs Analyst at Drug Enforcement Administration
* Captain of Detectives at Paterson Police Department
Conducting complex investigations, managing staff, training, conducting threat vulnerability assessments (Class A office buildings, sports andentertainment venues, critica infrastructure facilities), preparing in-depth and comprehensive reports.
Former Homeland Security Advisor for City of Jersey City. Current Security Representative for National Football League (NFL).
REEFER MADNESS: America's drug policy | This week, Planet Erstwild trips the light fandango on a 2-hour musical lark through the two states whose voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Don't get me wrong, I am not advocating drug use--I personally take one or two aspirin every three or four years--but filling our jails with people caught smoking or possessing pot is a colossal waste of resources, law enforcement & legal system time & efforts, jail construction, and human dignity, never mind the attendant corruptive influence. Americans make up 5% of the world's population but 25% of its prison population--1 in 4 of those serving time for pot. Meanwhile, bankers charged with laundering $800 million are not even indicted, not to mention prescription drugs are now killing more people than heroin and cocaine combined.
Which leads us straight to Pharmapillooza. Hear all about JP's new film project "ASK YOUR DOCTOR." Looking at how an FDA policy change allowed DTC--marketing sales directly to consumers and its consequences for the nation's health and well-being.
And a shorter "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile that explores the contours of the invisible handshake with some Good News and Odds & Ends mixed in for good measure. See complete list below.
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Special 12-12-12 Tribute Concert
for Ravi Shankar
Solar-powered KRUU-FM honors the passing of Ravi Shankar with his concert from the Bangladesh benefit organized by George Harrison.
Enjoy a brief intro by Harrison and Shankar with the music beginning at 12:12pm.
RIP, dear Ravi.
Mike the fabulous Ragogna presents another in his series of incredible interviews. This time with New York rock'n'roll photographer Bob Gruen.
Tune in Monday at 10am or Friday at 2pm for a special PLANET ERSTWILD segment. Yes, he took that picture of Mr. Lennon!
If you love Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon, Blondie, Led Zepplin, Green Day, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, New York Dolls, the Clash, Ramones, even the Sex Pistols, you're in for a big treat. Keep it tuned to solar KRUU, we got your back.