CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Human rights highlighted during International Edition radio show
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Yenner Karto, a UI student who escaped from prison
and spent time in a Liberian refugee camp, will be one of the featured
guests on the next International Edition radio show, which will air three
times the weekend of Feb. 14-15.
The show, featuring the Global Focus: Human Rights '98 celebration on
the UI campus, will air Saturday, Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. on WSUI (AM 910) and
also at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, on WSUI (AM 910) and again at 5:30
p.m. on KSUI (FM 91.7).
Karto, a graduate student in the Third World Development Support Program
at the UI, will discuss his experiences with human rights abuses and the
incredible odyssey that brought him to Iowa. Another featured guest will
be Dr. Burns Weston, the UI associate dean for International and Comparative
Legal Studies and the head of the Global Focus: Human Rights 1998 idea
at the UI level. Amy Weismann, a UI law student, will also be a guest on
the show, talking about her work at a Bosnian refugee camp in Poola, Croatia.
In its eighth year of production, International Edition is coordinated
by University of Iowa International Programs and is made possible with
support from WSUI. John Rogers is the show's host, and Lois Gray and Jorg
Vianden co-produce the show, with the help of WSUI senior producer Julie
Englander. Programs are designed to educate, entertain and promote cross-cultural
understanding among international students, staff, faculty and local community
International Edition airs bi-monthly on WSUI and KSUI. For more information,
call Gray or Viandan at (319) 335-0335.