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  • 00:32

    Joy Keys chats with Ugandan Author Dilman Dila about A Killing In The Sun

    in Current Events

    Dilman Dila is a writer, filmmaker and a social activist who believes that stories are an important tool in creating a better world. Dilman was shortlisted for the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2013, long listed for the Short Story Day Africa prize, 2013, and nominated for the 2008 Million Writers Awards for his short story, Homecoming. Dilman’s first works appeared in print in The Sunday Vision in 2001, and have since featured in several e-zines and book anthologies, including the African Roar 2013, Storymoja, and Gowanus Books. His first novella, a romance, Cranes Crest at Sunset, was released in 2013 during the Hay Festival in Nairobi. www.dilmandila.com

    ‘A Killing in the Sun’ is a collection of speculative fiction from Africa. It draws from the rich oral culture of the author’s childhood, to tell a wide variety of stories. Some of the stories are set in a futuristic Africa, where technology has transformed everyday life and a dark force rules. Others are set in the present day, with refugee aliens from outer space, ghosts haunting brides and grooms, evil scientists stalking villages, and greedy corporations creating apocalypses. There are murder mysteries, tales of reincarnation and of the walking dead, and alternative worlds whose themes any reader will identify with. This collection is deftly crafted, running along the thin boundary of speculative and literary genres.

  • 02:02

    Guest-Yoda from Magnified View; Quell Drumbeats of a MiniWar in Iraq 6/18 @11 ET

    in Politics Progressive

    Welcome to Independent Underground Radio LIVE - MICHIGAN'S TOP POLITICO PODCAST - Aired each Tuesday & Thursday @ 11:00 am ET.

    On Today's Program:
    -Our Resident National Security Guru YODA from Magnified View will stop by the program to discuss quelling the Drumbeat and Chestbeaters of launching another War in Iraq. As Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has allowed the Country where 4,400+ American Lives were lost over a unnecessary war to spun off to secular violence been the Baath, Sunni and Shia religious fractions, should one more U.S. Solider be sacificed so-called "peace" in this country? We'll Discuss.

    -Detroit Water Wars are heating up as City Residents in the middle of summer are being cut off in thousands from a necessary resources, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson refusing Gov. Snyder plans for a regional authority and Detroit's City Council voting for another 8.7% rate hike in the water -- what is the necessary fix to all this mess?

    -And the NFL's Washington Redskins have lost its' Controversial Trademark. Will this move force owner Daniel Snyder to change the teams offensive name?

    Independent Underground Radio LIVE FEATURED FOUR YEAR ON BTR -Progressive Talk Radio- podcast based out of Ann Arbor covering Michigan and National Politics, breaking news and more. As Michigan's Top Politico podcast, IU Radio LIVE had over 200K podcast downloads in 2013 alone!

    Host Monica RW is an owner/writer for the popular Independent Underground News website, media consultant for ROJS Media LLC, a experienced grassroots and elected local political leader, and brings her researched Independent opinions to the political issues of the day.

    Call into the program with your thoughts and opinions at 347-934-0185 and tweet us during the show @IUNewsTalk

  • 01:02

    Saturday Cocktails w/ Julia Ibbotson

    in Books

    Julia Ibbotson lives in a renovated Victorian rectory in the English countryside with her husband (four children, now grown up, having fled the nest), along with lots of apple trees, a kitchen garden and far too many moles. She is an author and academic, and loves choral singing, walking, swimming, gardening and cooking (not necessarily at the same time). She started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil in her tiny fist and has not stopped since, much to the bemusement of her long-suffering husband who brings her endless cups of coffee and sometimes even makes the dinner when she is distracted and frowning at her laptop.


    She wrote her first novel when she was 10 years old, sadly never published and long since consigned to the manuscript graveyard. She loves writing novels with a strong sense of time and place and that is the basis of her latest, Drumbeats, the first of a trilogy which follows Jess through the trials and tribulations of her life. It starts with Jess on her gap year in Ghana in the 1960s.


    Recently she found an old manuscript gathering dust in her drawer, one she had originally scribbled when she was still at school, many years ago. It was a children’s story about a boy who slips through a tear in the fabric of the universe to find himself in a fantasy medieval world. She is currently blowing off the dust and redrafting it for her publishers to let it loose on the world in the autumn. It’s called S.C.A.R.S.


    She loves to hear from readers (it’s a pleasant distraction from her steaming keyboard), so do get in touch via the links below.

  • 01:07

    Saturday Cocktails w/ Fiction Addiction Book Tours

    in Books

    Julia Ibbotson is the award-winning author of The Old Rectory: Escape to a Country Kitchen, first published to acclaim in the USA and now re-launched with a brand-new cover by her new English publisher in the UK. Julia has been writing creatively all her life (unpublished!) but her day jobs to pay the mortgage have been as a school teacher and latterly a university academic, gaining her PhD at the age of 57. She delights in being a wife and mother to four, with four little grandchildren. She loves reading, gardening, growing food, cooking for family and friends and country life. Having published many academic texts and papers, she came late to actually publishing her creative writing, at the age of 60 plus, when she was persuaded to write the story of the renovation of her Victorian rectory in The Old Rectory. She has combined memoir, history, research, story and recipes in this first published book, which has won a number of international book festivals in the biography category, gained 5 star reviews on Amazon, and has been widely featured (along with her house) in the media. She has begun to delve into the world of blogging, facebook and now has her own website at www.juliaibbotson.com  at which she also posts blogs regularly, about writing, life and her passions. Her new project is a trilogy of novels following the life story of a new character, Jess, through from fleeing to West Africa as a volunteer teacher/nurse in the 1960s to the millennium. The first of the series, Drumbeats, is due to be published later this year. You can find out more on her website and on her author page on Amazon. 

  • 01:27

    Wild Wild Left Radio #205 Eat the Rich

    in Politics Progressive

    The war is on again, full tilt boogie with Obamacare Medicare and food stamp cuts while the drumbeats whimpers for war. The Earth is turning against us in our greed, while we test more nukes.
    You seriously could not make this shite up.
    Join tonight, call in, rant along!

  • 00:29

    Premier Episode

    in Politics

    The first episode of Drumbeats will focus on the goals for the show and the type of guests who will be interviewed weekly.  I will also discuss my recently released novel, From The Waist Up a mystery set in Washington, DC.  Because infidelity is a theme in the book, I'll also take calls to discuss the subject.
    About the book
         Infidelity is a gamble that when exposed, carries devastating  repercussions.  Add murder and the stakes go through the roof.  Felix Anderson unwittingly learns this lesson and the costs are high.  A one-night indiscretion, the subsequent slaying of his beautiful, young wife, and his own evasive behavior places him under a cloud of suspicion despite an ironclad alibi.
         Relentlessly shadowed by Detectives Monroe Waters and Kevin Conner, Feilx’s continual missteps cast doubt on his innocence.  Complicating his predicament is a hefty insurance settlement, a dubious financial transaction and unpredictable ex-lover.  Undeterred, Felix focuses on finding his wife's killer.  As he attempts to put the pieces together Felix is propelled through a series of events that leave him no margin for error.   
          Inspired by the works of Walter Mosley, Elmore Leonard and George Pelecaonos, From the Waist Up represents Lawson's first foray into the world of fiction.  Set in 1996, Lawson utilizes his interest in history, politics and biographies to present readers with a provocative insight into the culture of African-American professionals in Washington, DC where he currently resides.   

  • 00:58

    SpiritWind Cafe with Donald Blackfox

    in Culture

    Come join Donald Blackfox as he hosts the Musical Talents of the Native World and SpiritWind Records!

    Come join in in as Donald Blackfox connects you up to the Native Music of Spirit Wind Records and more!... sit and enjoy the drumbeats, grab a cup a joe...and chill!
    Tonight enjoy the sounds of Terry Strongheart as he stops in at the Cafe to chat with Donald and share some tunes...

  • 02:01

    Twisted South Radio welcomes Brett Detar & Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre

    in Entertainment

    Brett Detar is a songwriter, singer, & musician following in the Americana / roots music tradition living in Los Angeles, California. I'M GIVING AWAY MY BRAND NEW RECORD FOR FREE AT BRETTDETAR.COM - please go and sign up to download it for free. He’d be honored if you did.
    Bird In The Tangle is an authentic roots record that takes its listeners on a sweeping journey across coasts and five cities into fleeting highs and empty houses, bleak street lights and closed eyes, the darkest depths of wanderlust and loneliness. Paying homage to the legacy of story-telling found within America’s own art form of country music-- in all its weepy, pedal-steel steeped, Yes-Hank-woulda-done-it-this-way glory-- Brett Detar lays bare his soul in this stunning solo debut. The album documents one of the loneliest and most doubtful times in singer/songwriter Brett Detar's life. After touring the world full-time, releasing five studio albums on both indie and major labels in a successful indie rock band with his childhood friends for ten years, he found himself with splintered musical attachments, changed life goals, and an uncertain musical future.
    Blazing a trail out of Memphis, Tennessee, Joecephus and the George Jonestown Massacre are on a roll. Having been referred to as “a cross between Motorhead and Merle Haggard” and having served as opening acts for such diverse artists as Shooter Jennings, David Allan Coe, Jesco White The Dancing Outlaw, Jim Dickinson, Unknown Hinson, Green Jello, Scott Biram, The Reverend Horton Heat,H. R. of the legendary Bad Brains and many more. Joecephus and company are ready for full auditory assault in any venue that can take it. Exhibiting a tireless work ethic, the band has played Honky-tonk venues as well as Punk/ Metal clubs throughout the tri-state area. They have created a unique style by mixing “outlaw” country sounds with rockabilly rhythms in combination with hardcore metal drumbeats, blurring the boundaries of country, metal, and punk.