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Aug. 11, 2006

UI Professors Discuss 'Time Sickness' On 'Talk of Iowa' Aug. 25

University of Iowa Professors Susan Johnson and Benjamin Hunnicutt will discuss "time sickness" and "time famine" on the Aug. 25 edition of "Talk of Iowa Live from the Java House."

The public is invited to join the audience for the program, broadcast live on Iowa Public Radio at 10 a.m. on Fridays from the Java House at 211 E. Washington St. in Iowa City. Heard statewide on five public radio stations, the program originates from WSUI-AM 910, the UI's public radio station.

The show will also feature live music by Public Property, Iowa City's up-and-coming reggae band. The band's combination of old and new stylings has earned them a reputation as one of the Midwest's most progressive reggae bands.

On the program, host Ben Kieffer will talk with Johnson, UI associate provost for faculty and professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Johnson will discuss what can be done about "time sickness," a term used by psychologist and author Daniel Goleman to describe the sense people sometimes feel that there is a shortage of time or that time is passing too quickly. Since 1998, Johnson has made more than 80 presentations on time management and organization at the UI and around the country.

Also on the program, Hunnicutt, UI professor of health, leisure and sport studies, will discuss how people have viewed time spent on work and leisure through the ages and why we are currently in a "time famine" with no relief in sight.

"Talk of Iowa Live from the Java House" offers an eclectic variety of topics and guests for its listeners. The show is broadcast live statewide to an estimated 30,000 listeners each week on public radio WSUI-AM 910 Iowa City/Cedar Rapids, WOI-AM 640 Ames/Des Moines, KTPR-FM 91.1 Fort Dodge, KOWI-FM 97.9 Lamoni and KWOI-FM 90.7 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. It is also broadcast several days later on cable TV over UITV in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area.

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

CONTACTS: Media: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,; Program: WSUI, 319-335-5730; Writer: Kelli Andresen

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