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Aug. 22, 2007

'Progressive' Editor Reads Aug. 24 For 'Live From Prairie Lights'

Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine, will read from his new book, "You Have No Rights: Stories of America in The Age of Repression," at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. Listen live on the Internet via the Writing University Web site at http://writinguniversity.uiowa.edu.

The free event will be recorded for broadcast on the "Live from Prairie Lights" series, originating on UI radio station WSUI-AM 910. Hour-long "Live from Prairie Lights" productions, hosted by Julie Englander, air at 8 and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 p.m. Sundays on WSUI-AM 910 in Iowa City, WOI-AM 640 in Ames and KRNI-AM 1010 in Cedar Falls. A program is also broadcast at 5 p.m. Sundays on KSUI-FM 91.7 in Iowa City.

Rothschild's book examines numerous cases of innocent people harassed by the government since the passing of the Patriot Act.

He was previously the editor of Multinational Monitor, a magazine founded by Ralph Nader, and he is the host of "Progressive Radio."

The Writing University Web site provides a handy portal to the UI writing programs, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, the Translation Workshop, the UI Press and the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. The site also centralizes writing news, lists upcoming events and provides access to a wealth of writing materials: texts, journals, lists of Iowa-connected writers and publications, historic videos and archived audio. Visitors to the site have the option of subscribing to an RSS feed.

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Winston Barclay, 319-384-0073, cell: 310-430-1013, winston-barlcay@uiowa.edu