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March 1, 2006

Iowa City Youth Development Group Featured On 'Talk of Iowa' March 10

United Action for Youth (UAY), an art-and-music-based, non-profit organization for Iowa City youth, will be featured on the March 10 edition of "Talk of Iowa" radio program on Iowa Public Radio.

The public is invited to join the audience for the program, broadcast live at 10 a.m. on Fridays from the Java House at 211 E. Washington in Iowa City. Heard statewide, the program originates from WSUI AM 910, the University of Iowa's public radio station.

Guest host Rebecca Sheir will talk with UAY staff members and current participants. Since 1970, UAY has helped teens ages 12 to 18 express themselves and give back to their community, through youth development, counseling and prevention programs that make use of young people's talent, energy and creativity.

Live music will be performed by Hairline Fracture, up-and-coming Iowa City rockers who met and produced their debut album at UAY.

"Talk of Iowa Live" offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests for its listeners. The show is broadcast live statewide to an estimated 30,000 listeners each week on public radio WSUI AM 910 Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, WOI AM 640 Ames/Des Moines, KTPR-FM 91.1 Fort Dodge, KOWI - FM 97.9 Lamoni, and KWOI- FM 90.7 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. It is also broadcast several days later on cable TV over UITV in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area.

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, george-mccrory@uiowa.edu