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Sept. 8, 2005

AA Members Share Stories on 'Talk of Iowa' Program Sept. 16

On the next "Talk of Iowa" radio program Sept. 16, Alcoholics Anonymous members will share their stories as AA marks its 70th year in existence. Iowa City singer-songwriter, Bree Clime-White, will also perform live.

Peter Nathan, professor of community and behavioral health at the University of Iowa, will join the discussion on "Talk of Iowa" on the University of Iowa's public radio station WSUI-AM 910. The public is invited to join the audience for this 10 a.m. live broadcast at The Java House in downtown Iowa City.

Seventy years ago, a Wall Street broker and Ohio surgeon developed the Alcoholics Anonymous program. Today, it claims 2 million members in over 150 countries. AA's basic philosophy that "only an alcoholic can help another alcoholic" is now accepted and respected among treatment professionals.

Hosted and produced by Ben Kieffer, "Talk of Iowa Live from The Java House" offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests for its listeners. The show can be heard on WSUI-AM 910 from Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, and on public radio affiliates throughout Iowa: WOI AM 640 from Ames/Des Moines; KTPR-FM  91.1 from Fort Dodge; KOWI-FM 97.9 from Lamoni; and KWOI-FM 90.7 from Carroll. 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 News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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