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Release: Aug. 29, 2002
WSUI's 'Java House' broadcasts set for Fridays in September
continues its "Iowa Talks Live from the Java House" program in September,
starting the month with celebrated chefs Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Deborah
Madison on Sept. 6.
WSUI AM 910, the University of Iowa's public radio station serving eastern
Iowa, broadcasts the program at 10 a.m. on Fridays from the coffee house at
211 E. Washington St.
As part of WSUI/KSUI's culinary festival "From Field to Family",
the Sept. 6 show will be about cooking and serving cheese, featuring guests
Lynne Rossetto Kasper, chef and host of public radio's "The Splendid
Table," and celebrated chef and author Deborah Madison. Singer-songwriter
Robert Morey, "The Cheese Guy" from New Pioneer Co-op, will serve
up the local cheese angle and perform live music.
Hosted by Ben Kieffer, the show combines live local music with lively talk
about contemporary arts, community, and cultural issues. 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.
Details about upcoming Friday broadcasts in September broadcasts include:
-- Sept. 13: "Coping with Pet Loss" In this hour, the show
will explore the important and comforting role that pets play in people's
lives and how to cope with a pet's death. Guests include participants in an
upcoming pet loss seminar, including funeral director Michael Lensing, Janet
Ashman of the Johnson County Humane Society, and painter Dave Rogers, who
specializes in pet portraiture. Guitarist and composer Tom Nothnagle performs
-- Sept. 20: Award-winning playwright Lisa Schlesinger shares her
approach to theatre. Schlesinger's works, which have been performed in the
United States and across Europe, are often written from the viewpoint of people
whose stories aren't told, Kieffer says. "Her newest work about Galileo's
mistress, Marina Gamba, pokes fun at fame and notoriety, and asks what might
have happened if we did not get the whole story about who invented the telescope,"
he added. Her play "Rock Ends Ahead" won the 1998 BBC International
Playwriting Competition. Singer-songwriter Ben Schmidt performs live.
-- Sept. 27: "Suicide in America" In this edition, a panel
discusses suicide and its causes, treatment and prevention, and identifies
the groups likely to be at high risk. John Westefeld, UI professor of Counseling
Psychology, talks about his 20 years of research into college student suicide.
Westefeld is the lead author of the "College Student Reasons for Living
Inventory," a paper and pencil instrument designed to assess suicide
risk among college students. Sam Cochran, author of "Men and Depression"
and director of the UI's Counseling Service, will explain why men are four
times more likely to take their own lives than women. Pam Dallege, Crisis
Intervention Program Director at Iowa City's Crisis Center, will discuss the
Center's suicide prevention services. Live music will be performed by Susan