Category Archives: News Feature Story

“Blackbird” by David Harrower at Riverside Theatre

Crumpled, greasy pieces of paper and plastic littered the Riverside Theatre stage during a special preview last Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 PM. A table holding salt and pepper shakers stood beside an overturned chair while a piano version of the Beatles’ “Blackbird” played throughout the theatre. Riverside’s most recent production, Blackbird, opened on Friday, more »

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UI Lecture: Ayana Mathis at The Englert Theatre

The Englert Theatre was packed last Monday night, February 25 at 7 PM. The crowd, filled with students and Iowa City citizens, was there to see one incredible woman: Ayana Mathis. Mathis, a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, came back to Iowa City to read from her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. The more »

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President Obama’s Next Four Years: Foreign Policy

By KRUI News Reporter Jacob Harris From what we have seen in the past four years, President Obama has made promises in the Obama Doctrine where he would end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet during his presidency he has not let up to the promises that he said he would keep. We still more »

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LGBT Youth in Iowa City

By KRUI News Reporter Michael Gerald “It gets better” – Helping Queer Youth Life for Trae Krum would most likely be considered normal given the traditional American narrative. The southern California native grew up in a religiously conservative household with her 3 sisters and mother and father, who affectionately referred to her as Tracy. Trae more »

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The Big Bird about Early Voting

Early Voting: Its definition and its significance in 2012 By KRUI News reporter Michael Gerald  Early voting has represented many things this election cycle. It has been a political talking point, a political strategy, a motivational tool, and for many Iowans it has been represented by satellite early voting sites and door to door canvassing. more »

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Obama Campaign’s National Communications Director Brent Colburn previews tonight’s Vice Presidential debate

By KRUI News reporter Kaleb Hays Kaleb spoke with Obama Campaign’s National Communications Director Brent Colburn  in a 2-part on-air phone interview this afternoon. Colburn discusses what to watch for in tonight’s VP debate. Brent Colburn 1 Brent Colburn 2  

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Cecile Richards talks Planned Parenthood interest in the 2012 presidential election

By KRUI contributing reporter Mike Mendenhall and KRUI News Director Betsy Penisten Betsy and Mike spoke with the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards in a 2-part on-air phone interview about the interest of Planned Parenthood in the November presidential election. Cecile weighs in on the more »

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James Taylor talks early voting September 27

By KRUI News Director Betsy Penisten News Director Betsy Penisten spoke with legendary American singer, songwriter and guitarist James Taylor in a two-part on-air phone interview about the importance of early voting. _James Taylor Interview 1   James Taylor Interview 2

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LinkedIn: How Recent Grads Are Using It To Get Ahead

By Stephanie Nelson, Reporter They have their degrees, resumes, and internships, but how do recent college graduates get the job? Online social media is a growing trend in the professional networking world. Top Fortune 500 CEOs to entry-level employees are using sites like LinkedIn.com to make connections and job search. Although the hiring process has more »

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President Obama: An affordable education is ‘at the heart of the American Dream’

The President: An affordable education is ‘at the heart of the American Dream’ By KRUI News Reporter Betsy Penisten bpenisten@krui.fm Blue skies cleared the way for President Obama’s arrival in Iowa Wednesday morning, April 25th. President Obama aboard Air Force One touched down at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids just minutes before noon. more »

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