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Nov. 1, 2010

‘Iowa Insights’ podcast: How community-based tourism will assist an African locale

In developing countries, tourism profits often pad the pockets of foreign investors. But an organization called Travel for Change is helping one African community keep its tourism dollars.

This edition of “Iowa Insights” features the University of Iowa women behind the effort: Urban and Regional Planning grad student MaryGrace Weber, and Swahili instructor Blandina Giblin. Listen at:

“Iowa Insights" is a monthly audio magazine featuring interviews with some of the world's leading thinkers, researchers and teachers. The podcast is a collaborative project of the UI Office of University Relations and the Center for Media Production. This episode was produced by Nicole Riehl and Nick Tomlonovic. For more information or to subscribe, visit

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MEDIA CONTACT: Nicole Riehl, University News Services, 319-384-0070,