Live on Notes From Underground : July 15, 2012 : Lux Interna

Date 28 July 2012

alt. sunday nights with host julia v.b.h.

“Lux Interna crafts aural altars to the inner light. Formed by Joshua Levi Ian and Kathryn Mary, the project has hosted a shifting constellation of talents over the years, each leaving their trace upon the musical landscape. Through tapestries of minor chords, voices, delicate drones and violent sprawls of sound, Lux Interna has continued to hymn the hidden god with impassioned intensity, seeking fire in the tension between transcendence and immanence.”

The band play an hour-long set live on Notes From Underground, featuring music from their forthcoming album, there is light in the body / there is blood in the sun.




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The Homestead Radio Hour - Interview with Joel Salatin and Michael Ableman, January 2012

Date 3 July 2012

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

Joel Salatin and Michael Ableman visit the Homestead Radio Hour to talk about sustainable agriculture, real food, and the future of farming.

Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas. His speaking and writing reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. He is the author of nine books, including The Sheer Ecstacy of Being A Lunatic Farmer and Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.

Michael Ableman is a farmer, author, and photographer and a recognized practitioner of sustainable agriculture and proponent of regional food systems. He has written several books and numerous essays and articles, and lectures extensively on food, culture, and sustainability worldwide. Michael is currently farming at the Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, home of The Center for Arts, Ecology & Agriculture.




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Notes From Underground : May 13, 2012 : live music with Flannel : hour 2

Date 22 May 2012

alt. sunday nights with host julia v.b.h.

Live in-studio performance and guest-dj-ing with the band Flannel, from Placerville, CA

“an organic sound steeped in tradition and mysticism…. finding a common ground where Americana and story telling meets mystical underworlds of spirit work.”




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Notes From Underground : May 13, 2012 : live music with Flannel : hour 1

Date 22 May 2012

alt. sunday nights with host julia v.b.h.

Live in-studio performance and guest-dj-ing with the band Flannel, from Placerville, CA

“an organic sound steeped in tradition and mysticism…. finding a common ground where Americana and story telling meets mystical underworlds of spirit work.”




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The Homestead Radio Hour - Backyard Chickens, April 2012

Date 27 April 2012

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On this episode of the Homestead Radio Hour: tune in to learn all about the joys of Backyard Chicken-Keeping! How do you get started? What do you need to know before you bring home those chicks? What should you consider when building a coop? And what is life with chickens really like? Find out why urban homesteaders everywhere, in city and country alike, are keeping chickens in their backyards — and why you should too! Plus, we take calls and questions from Homestead listeners.

See resources below for more info on getting started with backyard chicken-keeping…




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The Homestead Radio Hour - Placer and Nevada County Farm Conferences / interview with Joel Salatin and Michael Ableman, January 2012

Date 22 January 2012

41589_371999576263_6509247_n.jpgThe Nevada County Sustainable Local Food and Farm Conference and the Placer Grown Food and Farm Conference are just around the corner. On this edition of The Homestead Radio Hour, hosts Phyllis and Julia talk with the organizers and presenters of these two remarkable local events about how they bring together internationally renowned speakers, real-food advocates, regional and local farmers and organizations, and consumers to share their knowledge, enthusiasm, and ideas.

Plus, Joel Salatin and Michael Ableman visit the Homestead Radio Hour to talk about sustainable agriculture, real food, and the future of farming.

Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas. His speaking and writing reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. He is the author of nine books, including The Sheer Ecstacy of Being A Lunatic Farmer and Folks, This Ain’t Normal: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World.

Michael Ableman is a farmer, author, and photographer and a recognized practitioner of sustainable agriculture and proponent of regional food systems. He has written several books and numerous essays and articles, and lectures extensively on food, culture, and sustainability worldwide. Michael is currently farming at the Foxglove Farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, home of The Center for Arts, Ecology & Agriculture.




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Notes From Underground : January 8, 2012 : Anton Barbeau : Hour 2

Date 10 January 2012

alt. sunday nights with host julia v.b.h.

An evening of cosmic rockery, dusty vinyl, and live music and conversation with Anton Barbeau.

Hour 2: Anton guest-DJs, plays a few more live solo tunes, and explains the mysterious appeal of the Banana Song.




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Notes From Underground : January 8, 2012 : Anton Barbeau : Hour 1

Date 10 January 2012

alt. sunday nights with host julia v.b.h.

An evening of cosmic rockery, dusty vinyl, and live music and conversation with Anton Barbeau.

Hour 1 features Anton’s new record and band with Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor, Three Minute Tease, as well as Anton playing solo live in the studio.

“More than two decades after pop-savvy acid-eaters like John Lennon and Syd Barrett cracked the cosmic egg, this Sacramento songwriter slithered forth with a pure distillation of lyrical jabberwocky, brain-burrowing melody and mystical psych-guitar fuzz.” -SPIN Magazine, “The 100 Greatest Bands You’ve (probably) Never Heard”




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The Homestead Radio Hour - Handmade Holidays, December 2011

Date 16 December 2011

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

What are your favourite gifts to make and give? What handmade treats will you be giving this year? On this month’s episode of the Homestead Radio Hour: we’re celebrating Handmade Holidays, and we want to hear your suggestions for local, sustainable, useful, and meaningful presents. From jams and jellies to cozy hand-knit socks to great garden tools and must-have guidebooks, homesteaders always think outside the gift box… and our listeners are no exception!

Plus, we talk with Jim and Ginger Armstrong, of Snowy Peaks Christmas Tree Farm in Foresthill, about their 14 years in the tree-growing business. Find out why a fresh, locally-grown, natural, and real tree is the sustainable and eco-friendly choice, and how these farmers are caring for their land while cultivating family holiday traditions.




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The Homestead Radio Hour - Composting with Kevin Marini, September 2011

Date 25 October 2011

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

Have more leaves in your backyard than you know what to do with? Maybe you’ve tried making a compost pile, but found it too stinky or too slow? Then you’ve come to the right place! On this episode of the HRH: UC Extension expert Kevin Marini, “The Worm Whisperer,” discusses the hows and whys of traditional composting, vermicomposting, and more. Get the dirt on putting your kitchen scraps and yard waste to work, making your own homegrown, nutrient-rich soil amendments. From choosing a composting method to building a bin and maintaining your pile, Kevin explains how to make composting an integral part of your homestead (and maybe even your life!)




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Live on Notes From Underground: The Still Sea

Date 5 September 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011
Katie McCammon and Tyler Cook as “The Still Sea”
Acoustic live performance in the KVMR studio




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Anton Barbeau Interview on The Other Side 5/31/2011

Date 13 June 2011

BadgeMikail Graham and Julia Boorinakis Harper chat with Anton Barbeau, live from Cambridge, England. His latest project, Three Minute Tease, finds Anton teaming up with Andy Metcalfe and Morris Windsor, formerly of Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians and The Soft Boys.

“With but a few years remaining until 2012, Anton Barbeau has been busier than ever, spreading his “pre-apocalyptic psychedelic pop” far and wide. California-born, but currently residing in Cambridge, England, Barbeau has toured the UK from tip to tail, has confused and amused audiences from Istanbul to Berlin, and is as awkwardly comfy in a smoke-and-feedback drenched village farmhouse as he is in an Paris piano bar.”




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The Homestead Radio Hour - All About Chickens, April 2011

Date 16 April 2011

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

In this episode: The joys of Backyard Chicken-Keeping! Learn all about the little critters, and why you should have them. How do you get started? What do you need to know before you bring home those chicks? What should you consider when building a coop? And what is life with chickens really like? Find out why urban homesteaders everywhere, in city and country alike, are keeping chickens in their backyards — and why you should too!




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The Homestead Radio Hour - Backyard Beekeeping, March 2011

Date 31 March 2011

In this episode: Put on your party hats, light the handmade beeswax candles, and join in the fun as The Homestead Radio Hour celebrates its first birthday! Join your hosts Phyllis and Julia and special guests Rob Slay, president of the Nevada County Beekeepers’ Association, and his 11-year-old niece Brighten, for a look at backyard beekeeping — the why’s, the how’s, and the rewards of having your own hive.




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Homestead Radio Hour - Live from the Nevada County Fair, August 2010

Date 11 August 2010

with hosts Phyllis & Julia Boorinakis-Harper

Wednesday August 11th – The Homestead Radio Hour broadcasts live from the Nevada County Fair




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Homestead Radio Hour, July 2010: Independence from the Food Machine

Date 8 July 2010

Homestead Radio Hour, Thursday July, 8th, 2010
with hosts Phyllis & Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On the July edition of the Homestead Radio Hour, learn how you can achieve Independence From The Food Machine! This episode features local farmers, consumers, and chefs, as well as local food advocate and Placer County Real Food Cookbook author Joanne Neft. We’ll talk about the benefits of eating fresh, local, in-season foods and give tips on how to do it without breaking the bank. Celebrate the national treasure of small farmers and CSAs, as well your own backyard, and claim your rights to freedom of the fork!






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Homestead Radio Hour, April 2010: Spring Planting

Date 9 April 2010

Homestead Radio Hour, Friday April, 9th 2010
with hosts Phyllis & Julia Boorinakis-Harper

In this episode: The dirt on gardening — all you need to know to start and maintain your spring and summer kitchen garden.




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Homestead Radio Hour, March 2010: Small-Scale Beekeeping

Date 19 March 2010

Homestead Radio Hour, Friday March 19th, 2010
with hosts Phyllis & Julia Boorinakis-Harper

A look at small-scale beekeeping — the why’s, the how’s and the rewards of having your own hive. With special guest experts Janet Brisson and Randy Oliver.




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