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University of Iowa News Release

Dec. 2, 2004

Glass To Discuss A New Kind Of Radio In UI Lecture

Ira Glass, host of the public radio program "This American Life," will speak about "Lies, Sissies and Fiascoes: Notes on Making a New Kind of Radio" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The lecture, sponsored by the University of Iowa Lecture Committee, is free and open to the public.

"I am excited about this opportunity for the university community to welcome such a renowned and esteemed individual," said event chair Michael Kuehner.

"This American Life" is heard by more than 1.7 million listeners on more than 470 public radio stations nationwide. Glass began his radio career at National Public Radio as an intern at the age of 19 and has worked at virtually every production job in its Washington, D.C. headquarters.

Glass's visit to the university is being eagerly anticipated by those involved in the student radio station, 89.7 KRUI. "Ira Glass is one of the most entertaining, influential radio personalities today. Anyone interested in broadcasting will find his lecture helpful and energizing," said KRUI programming director Brittany Shoot.

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