University of Iowa News Release
Feb. 26, 2004
Photos (from top): The Nadas; singer-songwriter Alastair Moock; pianist
WSUI Presents 'Java House' Broadcasts In March
Want some fresh-brewed conversation topped off with live music? Then tune
in to "Talk of Iowa Live from the Java House" program this month
and enjoy this lively program on WSUI AM 910, the University of Iowa's public
The program is broadcast at 10 a.m. on Fridays from the Java House, on 211
E. Washington in Iowa City. Listeners can also stop by the coffee house to
see the show live and listen to music. Host Ben Kieffer mixes live local
music with talk about contemporary arts, community, and cultural issues.
The March 'Java House' lineup is:
--"The Nadas" March 5
The Nadas will perform live and talk about the inspirations for their music.
Called "the best college band you never heard of," The Nadas are
the closest thing Iowa has to rock stars. Originally formed more than a decade
ago in Ames, their catchy, driving tunes feature great lyrics, a solid beat
and tight vocals.
--"The Future of Work in Iowa" March 12
This hour will explore the future of work in Iowa. How is Iowa's private
sector developing? What kind of employees will be needed as the state shifts
to an increasingly knowledge-based economy? These and other questions will
be discussed by a group of guests who've gazed into Iowa's economic crystal
Singer-songwriter Alastair Moock will perform live music.
--"Iowa's Nature: Past and Present" March 19
In this rebroadcast, we travel through Iowa's natural history to discover
how you can enjoy Iowa's rich natural habitats. Ever wonder how to make
a butterfly garden? Or how to restore land to its original prairie diversity?
Tune in to hear our guests: naturalist Mark Mueller, the author of the
popular guides "Prairie in Your Pocket" and "Woodland in
Your Pocket"; UI biologist Steve Hendrix, author of "Butterflies
in Your Pocket;" and Urban Conservationist Wayne Peterson of the Natural
Resources Conservation Service. The Georgia folk duo No River City provided
the musical backdrop for this show. There will be no live event on this
--"Public Radio Needs You!" March 26
This special fundraising week kick-off show, to be simulcast on both WSUI
(AM 910) and KSUI (FM 91.7), will feature live music by classical radio
KSUI's own soprano Nancy Hagen, pianist Dan Knight and bassoonist Benjamin
Coelho. KSUI Program Director Joan Kjaer and WSUI program director Dennis
Reese will share the long, proud traditions of eastern Iowa's two premiere
public radio stations. Tune in for the fun and celebration, and to find
out why your public radio stations need your support now more than ever!
The shows are free and open to the public at the Java House on Friday morning.
It can also be heard in streaming audio at http://wsui.uiowa.edu.
STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite
371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.
CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, email@example.com.
OTHER INFORMATION: http://wsui.uiowa.edu/iowa_talks.htm