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Aug. 29, 2003

WSUI's 'Java House' Show Features Max Allen Collins, Paul Conrad

Photo l to r: Conrad, Collins
As part of its September lineup, WSUI's "Iowa Talks Live from the Java House" features Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad and award-winning novelist Max Allen Collins discussing the topic of writers as artists.

For this Sept. 19 show, Collins and Conrad will be joined by science fiction expert Brooks Landon, chair of the University of Iowa English department, to discuss writers as visual artists as part of "Voices from the Prairie: The Fourth Annual Iowa Writers' Celebration," sponsored by Humanities Iowa. Both Conrad and Collins are alumni of the UI. The Diplomats of Solid Sound will perform.

WSUI AM 910, the UI'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

More Friday broadcasts in September include:

-"Our Dreaming Mind" - Sept. 5 -- The role of dreams in our lives is discussed by University of Iowa psychology professor and dream researcher Dr. David Watson and Dr. Mark Eric Dyken, director of the UI Sleep Disorders Center. Live music will be provided by Small World.

-"Organic Growing and Hot Salsa" - Sept. 12 -- This show celebrates the fall harvest with our Organic Growing Team featuring a "Salsa Taste-Off" with Iowa City chefs. Audience members can bring their favorite harvest recipes and their unusual harvest produce for a Talk of Iowa show and tell. Also, Patrick O' Malley, commercial horticultural field specialist from the Iowa State Extension Office in Johnson County, Ericka Dana, organic farmer from Catnip Farm and host Nancy Hagen will be on hand to answer your growing questions. Live music will be performed by Guy Drollinger, Ron Hillis and Mike Haverkamp.

"T.R. Reid" - Sept. 26 -- T.R. Reid of the Washington Post discusses the view of America from abroad. The former Tokyo and London bureau chief is author of "Confucius Lives Next Door: What Living in the East Teaches Us about Living in the West" and "The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution." Reid has also been a regular commentator on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." Burn Disco Burn will perform as part of this show.

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