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Nov. 2, 2006

Capitol Steps Cast Featured On 'Talk Of Iowa Live' Nov. 10

Cast members of The Capitol Steps, popular purveyors of political song parodies, will give listeners a behind-the-scenes look at their craft and share some famous tunes on "Talk of Iowa Live from the Java House" at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, on University of Iowa radio station WSUI-AM 910 and Iowa Public Radio.

The program, hosted by Ben Kieffer, is broadcast live from the Java House, 211 E. Washington St. in Iowa City. The public is invited to join the audience for the program.

The Capitol Steps have composed notorious song parodies, such as "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea?" and "Ain't No Surplus, Now It's Gone."

A group of former U.S. Senate staffers, The Capitol Steps over the past 25 years have recorded 26 albums, appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "20/20" programs and NBC's "The Today Show," as well as dozens of times on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered." The Capitol Steps are scheduled to perform in Iowa City's Englert Theatre at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 9 and 10.

"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.

MEDIA CONTACT: George McCrory, 319-384-0012,; Writer: Colin Burke.