University of Iowa News Release
March 30, 2004
WSUI Presents 'Java House' Broadcasts In April
Want some fresh brewed conversation topped off with live music? Then tune
into "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 View from Abroad with T.R. Reid" April 2
In this rebroadcast from September 2003, T.R. Reid of the Washington Post
discusses the view of America from abroad. The former Tokyo and London
bureau chief has been a regular commentator on National Public Radio. Music
was performed by Burn Disco Burn.
-"Medicine and the Humanities" April 9
Humanities in the world of medicine take the stage. Guest host Gayane Torosyan
talks with Angela Belli and Jack Coulehan, editors of the anthology "Blood
and Bone: Poems by Physicians" (published by the University of Iowa
Press); and Todd Savitt, editor of Medical Readers' Theatre, which uses
readers' theatre to address contemporary issues in health care. Live music
will be performed by the physician-musician band, Lazy Boy and the Recliners.
-"Iowa City International Documentary Festival" April 16
A survey of the 2nd annual Iowa City International Documentary Festival that
will feature clips from some of this year's leading short documentary film
entries, along with insights from their creators. The 2004 Fest will include
34 projects addressing issues and themes ranging from farming, Fairfield
and faith, to Palestine and Pamela Anderson. Guests will include Festival
judge Iowa City native Jim Haverkamp, (right) whose documentary "Monster
the Grand Prize in Documentary at the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival. Winning
films, as well as other documentaries, will be taken on the road to small
Iowa communities for viewing and discussion through the spring and summer.
Live music will be supplied by the traditional Irish band The Beggarmen.
-"Frank Conroy's Walk through Nantucket" April 23
Frank Conroy (left) shares the lifelong love affair with Nantucket captured
in his new book "Time and Tide." Part travel diary, part memoir,
Conroy recounts the island's history from the glory days of the whaling
the present, when tourism dominates. Conroy is director of the UI Writers'
Workshop and author of the acclaimed works "Stop-Time" and "Body & Soul." Mike
and Amy Finders will perform on this show.
-"The Changing Face of Homelessness in Iowa" - April 30
Increasingly, homelessness is a problem faced by entire families, even in
the most affluent communities. This hour will address the questions of:
who are the homeless in our state, how did they become homeless and what
efforts can be made to return them to independent lives. Guests will include
those who've experienced homelessness first-hand, along with Crissy Canganelli,
executive director of Iowa City's Shelter House and Transition Services;
and Heather MacDonald, a UI associate professor of Urban and Regional Planning.
Live music will be performed by singer-songwriter Amelia Royko (right).
The shows are free and open to the public at the Java House on Friday morning.
The show is rebroadcast on WSUI at 10 p.m. Fridays. 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,