CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Oct. 30, 2001
WSUI's Iowa Talks continues live broadcast from the Java House
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Starting Nov. 2, WSUI will continue its live Friday broadcast
of its call-in public affairs program "Iowa Talks" from the Java
House, 211 E. Washington in downtown Iowa City.
WSUI AM 910, A University of Iowa public radio station serving eastern Iowa,
has signed a one-year agreement with Java House to host the live broadcasts
at 10 a.m. Fridays. Iowa Talks, which explores political, cultural and economic
issues, will often integrate live local music on the Friday edition.
WSUI tested the live format during a four-week trial period in September
and found it encouraged audience participation at the Java House, and spurred
call-in comments and questions from listeners.
"Ben Kieffer, our newest WSUI Producer, has found a way to take Iowa
Talks on the road, and the results have been a lively and entertaining program
from one of Iowa City's most interesting gathering places," said Dennis
Reese, WSUI program director.
Topics for the upcoming Friday broadcasts at 10 a.m., hosted by Kieffer,
include: -- Nov. 2: Ethan Canin will discuss his new novel, "Carry Me
Across the Water," and his approach to teaching writing at the UI Writers'
Workshop. Iowa City cellist Jay Gantz will perform short works of unaccompanied
-- Nov. 9: David Hamilton, editor of "The Iowa Review" and "Hard
Choices: An Iowa Review Reader," discusses his new book, "Deep River:
A Memoir of a Missouri Farm." "Deep River" uncovers the layers
of history both personal and regional that have accumulated
on a river-bottom farm in west-central Missouri. Local alternative country
musicians Annie Savage and Stacy Webster will provide a down-home musical
backdrop for the discussion.
-- Nov. 16: Professor Salome Raheim, director of the University of Iowa
School of Social Work, will discuss the findings of a study on the process
of empowerment from the perspectives of women who have chosen self-employment
as a route out of poverty and off of welfare.
-- Nov. 30: The classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and J. K.
Rowling, among others, are discussed by book and movie reviewer Duncan H.
Brown and Patty Brogan, a UI graduate student who is researching fantasy literature
for her PhD.
Listeners can call in their questions at 466-9100 locally in Iowa City and
Coralville, and (866) 780-9100, toll free in Iowa and Illinois. Iowa Talks
is broadcast Monday through Friday on WSUI, with regular studio guests Monday