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Feb. 18, 2005

WSUI's 'Java House' Program Focuses on Hospice Care

The benefits of hospice care for terminally ill patients will be the focus of discussion and drama on the Feb. 25 edition of WSUI's "Talk of Iowa Live from The Java House" program.

The show is broadcast from downtown Iowa City's Java House at 10 a.m. Fridays on four public radio stations in Iowa. It is produced by the University of Iowa's public radio station WSUI AM 910.

When faced with a life-limiting illness, 80 percent of Americans would prefer to remain in their homes, free of pain, surrounding by family and loved ones, according to the Hospice Foundation of America. During the hour, host Ben Kieffer will explore this issue with Rebecca Anthony, executive director of the Iowa, along with a hospice caregiver and a family that was served by Iowa City Hospice.

Live musical excerpts will be performed from the "Broadway to Hollywood Musical Extravaganza" to be staged Feb. 26-27 to benefit Iowa City Hospice.

Every Friday morning at 10 a.m., "Talk of Iowa Live from The Java House" serves up fresh-brewed conversation topped off with live local music. Broadcast from downtown Iowa City's coziest coffee hangout, the program offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests. Kieffer moderates the mix of lively discussion, drama, and live music drawn from a rich pool of intellectual, artistic and tuneful talent.

The show is broadcast live statewide to an estimated 30,000 listeners each week on public radio WSUI AM 910 from Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, WOI AM 640 from Ames/Des Moines, KTPR FM  91.1 from Fort Dodge, and KWOI FM 90.7 from Carroll.  The shows are free and open to the public at The Java House, located at 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City.

The broadcast can also be heard in streaming audio at http://wsui.uiowa.edu/ by clicking on "Listen to WSUI"; it is rebroadcast on WSUI at 10 p.m. Fridays.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu.