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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: April 25, 2002
House' broadcasts set for Fridays in May
WSUI continues its "Iowa
Talks Live from the Java House" show in May starting with Iowa
City's own Dr. Science, followed by shows featuring the Iowa Review, severe
weather phobia, jazz kingpin Eddie Piccard, and the Riverside Theatre Shakespeare
WSUI AM 910, UI's public
radio station serving Eastern Iowa, broadcasts the program at 10 a.m. on Fridays
from the coffee house at 211 E. Washington. Hosted by Ben Kieffer, the show
combines live local music with lively talk about contemporary arts, community,
and cultural issues. The live Friday "Iowa Talks" show is free and
open to the public at the Java House. It is also broadcast in streaming audio
Details about the Friday
broadcasts in May include:
-- May 3:
Ask Dr. Science! "This is your chance to pose a question to America's
foremost authoritarian on the world around us…or at least the world
around him," says Kieffer. Dr. Science (aka Dan Coffey), heard daily
on radio stations throughout the country and the world, will tackle listener's
conundrums and queries live. Questions for Dr. Science to answer for the Java
House show can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program also features live music by The Diplomats of Solid Sound.
-- May 10:
The Iowa Review. David Hamilton, Doug Trevor, and Amber Withycombe, editors
of The Iowa Review, will share how they "build" an issue of this
acclaimed literary journal. They’ll also discuss the Review's new look
as well as contributions in the latest issue, including a feature drawn from
a conference titled "Craft, Critique, Culture." Robert Morey will
perform live music.
-- May 17:
Severe Weather Phobia. Springtime means severe weather, and for sufferers
of severe weather phobia, spring is a time of intense, debilitating
fear. Dr. John Westefeld, a professor in the UI College of Education's Division
of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations and the author of a study on
severe weather phobia, will describe his work with sufferers of the disorder.
Also, Jesus Flores will share how his own weather fears led him to create
an informative website, www.stormphobia.org.
Live music will be provided by The Tornadoes.
-- May 24:
Eddie Piccard. Cedar Rapids jazz kingpin Eddie Piccard will perform live and
talk about the city's jazz history. From 1994 to 1999, Piccard ran his own
jazz club in Cedar Rapids. Now he performs in "Jazz At The Top"
twice per week at the top of the Five Seasons Crowne Plaza.
-- May 31:
The Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival. This show will preview the Riverside
Theatre Shakespeare Festival with the directors of this year’s featured
works, Mark Hunter ("Romeo and Juliet") and Ron Clark ("The
Comedy of Errors"). Riverside actors will also give us a taste of the
drama and pianist Dan Knight, who has composed original music for "The
Comedy of Errors," will perform live.
For more information, contact
WSUI at (319) 335-5730 or email email@example.com.