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Dec. 4, 2006

Seniors Share Poems On Dec. 8 'Talk of Iowa' Program

A group of Iowa City seniors will share their favorite poems to the musical backdrop of a local jazz group on "Talk of Iowa Live from the Java House on Friday, Dec. 8.

The program, hosted by Ben Kieffer, is broadcast live at 10 a.m. Fridays from the Java House, 211 E. Washington St. in Iowa City and can be heard on the University of Iowa Station WSUI AM 910. The public is invited to join the audience for the program.

Directed by Ina Loewenberg, the group "Reading Aloud" will perform poems on love, nature and other subjects of universal interest written by poets through the ages. They will also comment on the illuminating experience of reading aloud.

Music from the jazz quintet Spontaneous Combustion will follow the presentations. Musicians Gene Spaziani, George Paterson, Jon Cryer, Dannye Ferichs, and David Evans will perform classics that take writing as their inspiration.

"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 Iowa Public Radio stations 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: Colin Burke