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Jan. 25, 2010

At A Glance

Radiothon will kick off UI Dance Marathon

Five Clear Channel radio stations will team up to broadcast a special radiothon Feb. 3-5 from the John Colloton Pavilion first-floor atrium of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The event will lead into the 2010 UI Dance Marathon.

The "Call for Kids with Cancer" Radiothon will benefit pediatric oncology programs at University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Listeners can call 1-800-456-2772 to make a pledge during any of these broadcast times:

Wednesday, Feb. 3
--6 to 10 a.m., 800 KXIC, Brent Balbinot.
--10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 100.7 The Fox, Sarah Taylor and Jerry Lalor.
--3 to 7 p.m., 800 KXIC, Steven Grace.

Thursday, Feb. 4
--6 a.m. to noon, 600 WMT, Andy Peterson, Jim Doyne and Ryan Schlader.
--Noon to 3 p.m., KISS Country, JJ Cook.
--3 to 6 p.m., 600 WMT, Bob Bruce.

Friday, Feb. 5
--6 a.m. to 3 p.m., MIX 96.5, Carla Davis and Katheryn Foxx.

In addition, from 3 p.m., Feb. 5, to 7 p.m., Feb. 6, JJ Cook and Cory Sheets with MIX 96.5 will broadcast live from the UI Dance Marathon at the Iowa Memorial Union.

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Nick Flynn reads Feb. 4 for UI Nonfiction Writing Program

Writer Nick Flynn, a guest of the University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program, will present a free reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in Lecture Room 1 of Van Allen Hall. The reading will be followed by a book-signing at Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St. His new book is the memoir "The Ticking is the Bomb."

Flynn's "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir, and has been translated into 10 languages. He is also the author of two books of poetry, "Some Ether," which won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, and "Blind Huber."

He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Library of Congress, the Amy Lowell Trust and the Fine Arts Work Center. His poems have been featured in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, National Public Radio's "This American Life" and the New York Times Book Review.

Flynn worked as a "field poet" and as an artistic collaborator on the documentary film "Darwin's Nightmare," which won an Academy Award for best feature documentary in 2006. He teaches at the University of Houston.


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