University of Iowa News Release
April 29, 2003
WSUI's 'Java House' broadcasts set for Fridays in May
May programs of WSUI's "Iowa Talks Live from the Java House" will
feature a show about alternative medicine, an interview with mountaineer
Dr. Chuck Huss, and a discussion with fiction writers from the Iowa Writers'
Workshop. On the musical front, Bob and Kristie Black's homegrown bluegrass
will be featured on May 16.
WSUI AM 910, the University of Iowa's public radio station, broadcasts the
program at 10 a.m. on Fridays. The program will be live at the Java House
on 211 E. Washington. Host Ben Kieffer mixes live local music with talk about
contemporary arts, community, and cultural issues. The show is free and open
to the public at the Java House on Friday morning. It can also be heard in
streaming audio at http:/wsui.uiowa.edu.
Upcoming Friday broadcasts in May include:
||May 2: "Alternative Medicine Matters" (rebroadcast) Dr. Nicole
Nisly, director of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clinic
at the UI, and Dr. Michael Santangelo, director of Eastwind School of
Holistic Healing, will discuss the growing interest in alternative medicine
and how traditional medical practices are beginning to incorporate alternative
therapies. Music will be performed by flutist Kara Santos. No live event
on this date.
||May 9: "Conquering Everest" In this broadcast of a show from
March that was preempted by war coverage, Iowa City mountaineer and physician
Chuck Huss talks about his attempts at scaling Mount Everest. If all
goes according to schedule, in May Huss, will become the first Iowan
to stand on the summit of Everest. No live event on this date. Singer-songwriter
Robert Morey performs on this show.
|May 16: "Banjoy" with Bob and Kristie Black. Iowa banjo legend
Bob Black and his wife Kristie treat listeners to an hour of live music
and conversation, along with members of their Banjoy Band. "Their
homegrown bluegrass songwriting is deeply rooted in their love of Iowa," says
||May 23: Fiction writers currently at the Iowa Writers' Workshop share
their experiences in the oldest and most prestigious creative writing
program in America. Of the 20 Pulitzer prizes awarded for fiction and
poetry in the 1990's, nine have gone to UI graduates. This year the workshop
was awarded the National Humanities Medal, the highest honor possible
in the field of humanities. Live music will be performed by singer-songwriter
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