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Release: Jan. 24,
Music & Talk On WSUI's 'Iowa Talks' Broadcasts From The Java House
death, music and the atomic bomb will be topics for some stimulating discussion
in February during Friday broadcasts of WSUI's "Iowa Talks" from The Java
WSUI AM 910, the University of Iowa's public radio
station serving eastern Iowa, broadcasts the public affairs program at 10
a.m. Fridays from the popular Iowa City coffee house at 211 E. Washington
in downtown Iowa City. Friday's "Iowa Talks" programs, hosted by Ben Kieffer,
integrate live local music with lively talk about contemporary arts and issues.
Upcoming Friday broadcasts include:
-- Feb. 1: "The Far Side of Funerals" takes an alternative
look at funerals in conjunction with Riverside Theatre's production "The Memory
of Water," a dark comedy in which three sisters reunite for their mother's
funeral. Guests include Michael Lensing of Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service,
and UI English Professor Miriam Gilbert, and actors from the production. Annie
Savage and Stacy Webster will perform live music.
-- Feb. 8: Live music and conversation with local
singer and songwriter Jennifer Danielson. Musician Greg Brown calls her "a
hell of an angel." Reviewer Jim Musser says Danielson draws heavily on the
jazzy folk-pop tradition established by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading,
Ricki Lee Jones and Van Morrison and "definitely has the big league vocal
arsenal required for inclusion in that rarified company."
-- Feb. 15: Folk/blues/bluegrass musicians Mike and
Amy Finders. In tune with Valentine's Day, Mike and Amy Finders say their
story is one of music, love and fruit. The show will feature live music and
conversation with the creators of some highly acclaimed original folk-rock
and prairie blues.
-- Feb.22: "Copenhagen and the Dawn of the Atomic
Age" A discussion about our world since the dawning of the Atomic Age in conjunction
with "Copenhagen," Michael Frayns Tony Award-winning thriller of international
intrigue and intellectual power to be performed at Hancher Auditorium. Guests
include UI Physics and Astronomy Professor Amitava Bhattacharjee, playwright
Art Borreca, and Burns Weston, director of the UI Center for Human Rights.
Violinist Hee Won Lee performs live.
The live Friday "Iowa Talks" show is free and open
to the public at The Java House. It is also broadcast in streaming audio at
Past shows are archived in Real Audio on the website as well.