Friday Music Magazine: Interview with Melissa Mitchell & The Hope Social Club & Justin Farren

Date 15 October 2016

Live on the Espresso Music Magazine on KVMR

Melissa Mitchell & the Hope Social Club, Justin Farren interviewed and performing LIVE on Hap Hazard's Music Magazine show. Fabulous live music on KVMR! This is REAL RADIO! And what an immensely heart warming gathering, all around the campfire of music!

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Homebrewing with Sierra Moonshine - The Homestead Radio Hour - October 2015

Date 25 November 2015

24519_372000276263_841788_n.jpg?oh=84175On this edition of The Homestead Radio Hour, hosts Phyllis and Julia talk with Anthony and Robin of Sierra Moonshine about the delights of fermentation: making wine, beer, mead, sodas, and more.

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Zephyr of the West: A Radio Theater Production

Date 18 March 2015

Raven Radio Theater of the Air, KVMR and The Nevada Theater present – Zephyr of the West: A Radio Theater Production, Monday, March 16th at 7:00pm at The Nevada Theatre.

The radio play was written by Joe McHugh and is brought to you by KVMR and the Nevada Theatre in celebration of the station’s brand new studio and collaboration with the Nevada Theatre. The performance will be broadcast on-air on KVMR.

Join us as we travel back in time to the summer of 1914 and the tight knit community of Nevada City in the foothills of the Sierras




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The Homestead Radio Hour - Interview with John Glavis at the National Heirloom Expo

Date 5 January 2014

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

John Glavis: Ancient Heirlooms
John Glavis is an indigenous plant researcher, farmer, and the owner of BoTierra Biodiversity Farms, a private bio-diversity research center and botanical garden in Bolinas, CA. We sat down with John at the National Heirloom Expo to talk about ancient heirlooms, indigenous food wisdom, and the future of sustainable food and farming.

Recorded on location at The National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, CA, September 2013


Julia, Phyllis, and John Glavis at the Heirloom Expo




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The Homestead Radio Hour — October 2013 — National Heirloom Expo, part 2

Date 2 November 2013

homestead-vertical-e1426622945341.jpgOn this special edition of the Homestead Radio Hour, Phyllis and Julia talk with some of the fascinating plant-hunters, seed-savers, plant-breeders, and visionaries at the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa, CA. This episode features Maximilian Meyers on permaculture aquaponics, Irina Stoenescu on food security, and John Glavis on ancient heirlooms.

For Part 1, click here

Plus: Wendy Van Wagner and Rachelle Zorn stop by to share their work with Sierra Harvest Tasting Week, bringing locally-grown farm-fresh food into local schools.

Music: Bela Fleck, The Bluegrass Sessions. HRH theme music by Dakota Sid and Travers Clifford (and Timmy the Rooster).




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Live on Notes From Underground : March 3, 2013 : PREGNANT

Date 16 March 2013

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

Live music and guest-DJ-ing with the band PREGNANT (Placerville, CA)

“Pregnant is called so because it is so: it is the audible rendering of the reflective, kaleidoscopic ideas ceaselessly gestating in the mind of Daniel Trudeau. Two plus decades of living amongst the legions of chattering old folks, teen-age juggalos, and ramshackle junkies that fill the hill-lined recesses of Central Northeast California have led to a weirdly acute understanding of the full spectrum of human expressive possibility. Pregnant is the re-arranged refraction of this sensory input, a beautifully f*ed-up tapestry stitched together from scraps of dormant inklings and theories.” -Ongakubaka

“There’s nothing to fear in a Pregnant record and that kindness is present in their performance…. Pregnant plays traditional venues, but if you have the chance, see them in a living room, a boutique or a basement. Make sure there’s carpet and a place to kneel. It’s best to be as comfortable as the musicians, which means removing your shoes and letting those toes wiggle a little.” -SubMerge




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The Homestead Radio Hour - February 2013 - Roger Ingram and Andrew Meyers: Economically Sustainable Farming

Date 18 February 2013

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On this edition of the Homestead Radio Hour: When it comes to small, local farming, is “profit” a dirty word? Does farming and ranching need to be profitable? Tune in for a conversation with Roger Ingram, County Director for the UC Cooperative Extension, and Andrew Meyers, UCCE Ag Program Reperesentative and former owner/founder of Four Frog Farm, about the challenges that small farmers face, the balancing act between profitability, sustainability, and locality, and how we as a community can support and encourage local, sustainable agriculture as a viable practice.




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The Homestead Radio Hour: Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference 2013 - Interview with Joel Salatin, Mark Baker, Sean Croxton, and Eric Dickerson - January 2013

Date 18 January 2013

With hosts Phyllis and Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On this edition of The Homestead Radio Hour, hosts Phyllis and Julia talk with the guest speakers and organizers of this remarkable local event, including farmer and author Joel Salatin, sustainable rancher Mark Baker, Underground Wellness Radio host Sean Croxton, and farmer-organizer Eric Dickerson. Tune for a lively conversation about real food, independent farming, sustainability, and keeping it local.

Nevada County’s Sustainable Food and Farm Conference will once again bring together an internationally renowned panel of speakers, local and national farming related businesses and organizations, and the public, for a weekend full of informative lectures, lively discussion, a food and farming exposition, plus numerous workshops for all levels of farming and ranching.




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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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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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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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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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What the Federal Funding Flap Means to KVMR, March 11th

Date 11 March 2011

As you may have heard, the House of Representatives zeroed out all funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. This would have drastic effects on all public media, particularly community radio stations.

Because of our excellent track record and service, KVMR has been awarded over $110,000 in CPB funds this year, approximately 12 % of our budget. (In contrast, only 2% of National Public Radio’s budget comes directly from CPB).

You can learn more about federal funding of community radio and public media in this special “Talkies” program with Ginny Berson, vice president and director of services for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, discussing the funding crisis on “The Talkies” with KVMR General Manager David Levin and Program Director Steve Baker.

You can find out about the national campaign to preserve federal funding for public media at 170millionAmericans.org




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Homestead Radio Hour - Home Orchards, January 2011

Date 21 January 2011

with hosts Phyllis & Julia Boorinakis-Harper

On this episode: It’s January, and that means it’s time for new resolutions, new projects, and new additions to your homestead. On this month’s Homestead Radio Hour, find out how to start and grow an orchard to fit any space – even the smallest backyard. From evaluating your site to picking out and planting trees, learn how to get started with a project that will bring rewarding harvests for years to come! Our special guest on this episode is Tom Harper, of the B H Ranch orchards in Auburn.





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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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A Word In Edgewise, Sunday, June 27th, To Kill A Mockingbird, (excerpts) Part 2

Date 27 June 2010

Jem and Scout are no stranger to trouble, but it was Dill’s idea to make Boo Radley come out of his house… Leia Farrell and T. E. Wolfe dish out a second helping of excerpts from the classic novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.




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A Word In Edgewise, Sunday, June 20th, To Kill A Mockingbird, (excerpts) Part 1

Date 20 June 2010

Scout Finch – sister of Jem, daughter of Atticus – can’t figure out what in the sam hill this “school” thing is all about. Join guest-host Leia Farrell with help from T. E. Wolfe and Sue LeGate for the first batch of excerpts from the classic novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.




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