WRITER: SARAH FASSBENDER
CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 1, 2002
'Iowa Talks' broadcasts from Java House set for April
will continue its series of discussions mixed with live, local music in April
with live Friday broadcasts of "Iowa Talks" from the Java House
in downtown Iowa City. The April schedule includes guest appearances by authors
Frank Conroy and Rob Latham, a show focusing on hospice care in Iowa, and
highlights celebrating the 25th broadcast of Iowa Talks Live from the Java
WSUI AM 910, UI's public radio station serving Eastern Iowa, broadcasts
"Iowa Talks" at 10 a.m. on Fridays from the coffee house at 211
E. Washington. Hosted by Ben Kieffer, Friday editions of "Iowa Talks"
programs, integrate live local music with lively talk about contemporary arts,
community, and cultural issues.
Details about the Friday broadcasts in April include:
-- April 5: "Adding Life to Days: Hospice in Eastern Iowa." This
show will encapsulate
the spirit of Iowa City Hospice and its work to provide patient-centered
palliative care to those affected by terminal illness in seven Eastern Iowa
counties. Maggie Elliot, executive director for Hospice, will appear on the
show with other Hospice care givers and families theyve served. The
Mayflies will be the featured musical guests.
-- April 12: "Vampires, Cyborgs, and Consuming Youth." Rob Latham,
UI assistant professor of American Studies, English, and Sexuality Studies
will discuss his new book "Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the
Culture of Consumption." The book focuses on works of popular fiction
and film that Latham says embody and work through the implications of a youth-consumer
system driven by contradictory processes of prosthetic empowerment and predatory
exploitation. Music will be provided by The Trollies.
-- April 19: "Dogs Bark but the Caravan Rolls On." Frank Conroy,
director of the UI Writers Workshop, will share his new collection of
commentaries on life, music, and writing titled "Dogs Bark but the Caravan
Rolls On." Conroys writings have appeared regularly in the New
York Times Magazine, Harpers Magazine, Esquire and GQ for thirty years.
He is the author of the acclaimed works "Stop-Time" and "Body
and Soul." Ben Schmidt will be the musical guest.
-- April 26: "Java House Highlights." Iowa Talks Live from the
Java House will celebrate its 25th show by presenting highlights of its first
half-year. This show will not be broadcast live on location from the Java
The live Friday "Iowa Talks" show is free and open to the public
at the Java House. It is also broadcast in streaming audio at http://wsui.uiowa.edu.
For more information, contact WSUI at (319) 335-5730 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.