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Sept. 9, 2005

Unusual Stories To Be Told On 'Talk of Iowa' Radio Program Sept. 23

University of Iowa professor Steve McGuire's storytelling class has some unusual stories to share, so be sure to tune in on the Sept. 23 "Talk of Iowa" radio program on WSUI-AM 910, since they address the question "What were you thinking?!"

The public is invited to join the audience at The Java House in downtown Iowa City for this 10 a.m. live broadcast of "Talk of Iowa" on the UI's public radio station WSUI-AM.

McGuire is a professor in and coordinator of the UI College of Education's art education program, and a professor in both the College of Education's Teaching and Learning Department and the UI School of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is a contemporary traditional storyteller and has performed across the United States and in Mexico and Canada.

As a musical backdrop for these stories, Mark Willer will perform live.  Willer's original music with underlying roots in folk music is shaded by tensions of rock in the vein of Tom Waits or Nick Cave.

"Talk of Iowa Live from The Java House," hosted and produced by Ben Kieffer, offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests for its listeners. The show 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 News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,; Writer: Lynn Hudachek