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Release: June 7, 2002
WSUI's "Java House" broadcasts set for Fridays in July
Photo: Patrick Hazell
has some hot topics and cool music on "Iowa Talks Live from the Java
House this July, with body heat expert Mark Blumberg, and music from
blues legend Patrick Hazell. Guests in July also include Peace Corps volunteers
and singer-songwriter Ben Schmidt.
WSUI AM 910, UIs 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, science, 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 at http://wsui.uiowa.edu.
Details about the Friday broadcasts in July include:
-- July 5: Blues Man Patrick Hazell-- Iowa blues legend Patrick
Hazell performs live and talks about his career. Press-Citizen music reviewer
Jim Musser describes Hazells showmanship by saying, The stomping
feet, the flailing arms, the incredible, surging energy of this blues master
conjures up nothing so much as a hell-bent Wizard of Oz caught behind the
curtain. Hazell was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame in 2000.
-- July 12: Body Heat with Mark Blumberg-- Biopsychologist Mark
Blumberg talks about his new book Body Heat: Temperature and Life on
Earth. In this work, Blumberg explores the many ways that temperature
rules the lives of all animals, including humans. Blumberg is a professor
of psychology at the UI. Amy and Mike Finders will add to the heated
discussion by performing their unique bluegrass music live.
-- July 19: The Peace Corps after 911 -- President Bush has urged
Americans to respond to the challenges of terrorism and war by making a
culture of service a permanent part of American life. During this hour,
numerous Peace Corps volunteers will share their experiences and discuss service
abroad in light of the Sept. 11 attacks. Turkish folk singer and composer
Bahri Karacay will perform live.
-- July 26: Singer-Songwriter Ben Schmidt -- Singer-songwriter
Ben Schmidt performs tunes from his brand new debut disc Write It Down.
Adept at flat-top, lap-style, and finger picking steel string guitar, Ben
Schmidt has channeled equally from vintage folk and delta blues to create
his own style.