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April 7, 2005

'Chicago 7' Member On 'Java House' Program

Rennie Davis, one of the "Chicago 7" and the coordinator of America's largest anti-war and civil rights coalition in the 1960's, will be the guest on the April 15 edition of "Talk of Iowa Live from The Java House" broadcast on public radio throughout Iowa. 

During the hour, Davis will talk about his "call for a new humanity." Along with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin, Davis was among a group of seven men who were arrested at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and charged with conspiracy to incite a riot. The New York Times described the proceedings that followed as "the most significant political trial in American history."

The program also includes live music by singer-songwriter Brian Joseph. Tagged as a folk-flavored troubadour with comparisons that range from John Prine to Paul Simon and Randy Newman, Joseph has developed his own intelligent, politically conscious urban-folk sound.

Every Friday morning at 10 a.m., "Talk of Iowa Live from The Java House" offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests for its listeners. Host Ben Kieffer moderates the mix of lively discussion, drama and live music drawn from a rich pool of intellectual, artistic and tuneful talent. The shows are free and open to the public at The Java House, located at 211 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City.

Produced by the University of Iowa's public radio station WSUI AM 910, the show is broadcast live statewide to an estimated 30,000 listeners each week on public radio WSUI AM 910 from Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, WOI AM 640 from Ames/Des Moines, KTPR - FM  91.1 from Fort Dodge, KOWI FM 97.9 from Lamoni and KWOI FM 90.7 from Carroll.

The broadcast can also be heard in streaming audio at by clicking on "Listen to WSUI"; it is rebroadcast on WSUI at 10 p.m. Fridays.

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