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Aug. 4, 2008

At A Glance

Kraft, McCartney to participate in Rebuild Iowa Project

Nancy Kraft, head of preservation at the University of Iowa, and David McCartney, university archivist in the UI Libraries, will participate in Gov. Chet Culver's Rebuild Iowa Project. They are part of the Cultural Heritage and Records Retention Task Forces.

Each of the nine Rebuild Iowa Task Forces is charged with developing and setting out a plan for action in a specific issue area integral to Iowa's rebuilding efforts.

The Cultural Heritage Task Force will consider the impact the natural disasters of summer 2008 had, or continue to have, on cultural organizations and individuals associated with the arts, history and culture in Iowa. The Records Retention Task Force will consider the issue of physical and electronic storage of records, such as historical and vital records, court documents and private business records.

These task forces are also collecting input from Iowa citizens at local listening sessions. The gathered information and recommendations will be presented to Culver in a report at the beginning of September. See or for more information.

GrooveShip to perform on 'Java Blend' Aug. 8

GrooveShip, an Iowa funk band, will perform live as part of the Iowa Public Radio performance series Java Blend from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at the Java House in downtown Iowa City.

The group of veteran Iowa musicians plays soul music of the 1970s with jazz and blues elements of New Orleans music.

The free show originates from WSUI-AM 910 and will be recorded for broadcast Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24, across the state on Iowa Public Radio.

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