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Oct. 31, 2005

Civil Rights Pioneer Julian Bond Featured On 'Talk Of Iowa' Radio Program Nov. 4

Distinguished civil rights pioneer Julian Bond will be the guest on the Nov. 4 edition of WSUI's "Talk of Iowa" radio program. He will be joined by Scott Ainslie, blues musician and music history scholar, who will perform on the 10 a.m. live broadcast from The Java House in Iowa City.

From his student days to his current chairmanship of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Bond has been an active participant in the movements for civil rights and economic justice. As an activist who has faced jail for his convictions, a veteran of more than 20 years service in the Georgia General Assembly, a university professor and a writer, he has been on the cutting edge of social change since 1960.

Ainslie integrates the African and American roots of the Blues tradition in his work and educates listeners and students about the historical context of blues music and plays the genre with great artistry. Ainslie will appear Nov. 4 at the Englert, 221 E. Washington St. in Iowa City.

Hosted and produced by Ben Kieffer, "Talk of Iowa Live" offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests for its listeners. The public is invited to join the audience at The Java House in downtown Iowa City. It can be heard on 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.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

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