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CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
International Programs
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-2026
e-mail: lois-gray@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

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 members.

International Edition airs bi-monthly on WSUI and KSUI. For more information, call Gray or Viandan at (319) 335-0335.

2/12/98