Category Archives: News In-Studio

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker Wants YOU to Cast Your Vote!

By KRUI News Director Betsy Penisten News Director Betsy Penisten spoke with actress Sarah Jessica Parker on an on-air phone interview yesterday about the importance of getting out to the polls and casting YOUR vote. Parker is best known for her role as the know-all sex guru Carrie Bradshaw in the popular 90′s HBO hit television series Sex more »

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In-Studio: Reddit’s Internet 2012 Bus Tour

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Check out our interview with Reddit’s general manager Erik Martin, Cheezburger’s Ben Huh, and representatives of Internet start-ups Local Motors and AgLocal!

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KRUI to Interview Barbara Ehrenreich Today

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Author Barbara Ehrenreich will be interviewed on KRUI 89.7 FM Iowa City this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Tune in!

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Actor Benjamin McKenzie on President Obama’s Heartland Tour 2012-Interview part 2/2

News Director Betsy Penisten and actor Benjamin McKenzie chat about President Obama’s coast to coast RV tour and the issues it aims to address in an on-air phone interview. Ben McKenzie-Interview-2_2  

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Actor Benjamin McKenzie on President Obama’s Heartland Tour 2012-Interview part 1/2

News Director Betsy Penisten and actor Benjamin McKenzie chat about President Obama’s coast to coast RV tour and the issues it aims to address in an on-air phone interview. Ben McKenzie Interview-1_2

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In Studio: Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers

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Did you miss SNL’s Seth Meyers visit to the IMU Main Lounge as part of the UI Lecture Series? KRUI’s got a recap and exclusive interview for you!

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Americans Elect Interview w/ Nick Troiano

By KRUI News Staffers Emily Woodbury, Marissa Mehalek, Serena Collins, and Lauren Siebert The KRUI News staff spoke with Nick Troiano who is National Campus Director of Americans Elect, a non-partisan non-profit organization who hopes to host the first national online presidential primary in U.S. history. The organization’s sole purpose is to obtain signatures to more »

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Autism Spectrum Disorders & Bill Sackter Day

By KRUI News Reporters Emily Woodbury, Meghan Horihan, Lauren Siebert, Marissa Mehalek KRUI News Staffers sat down with Jefri Palermo, the Development Coordinator at the UI School of Social Work, to discuss this year’s Bill Sackter Day which will focus on autism spectrum disorders and the various work that students, staff and faculty do in more »

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The “Pink Slim” Debate

KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury spoke with two food industry representatives about the recent "pink slime" debate.

By KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury Below are two interviews discussing the recent hot topic of “pink slime” or textured lean beef trimmings. This type of beef is a combination of the last amounts of useable meat, it is treated with ammonia, and often is mixed with ground beef. Back in 2002, a Food Safety more »

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On-Air Phone Interview: Documentary Director Kristian Day

By KRUI News Reporters Emily Woodbury, Caitlin Fry, and Kuper Bergman Kristian Day is the director of the documentary film, Capone’s Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye which played at the Bijou Theatre the weekend of May 2, 2012. Day’s film chronicles the history of the infamous whiskey cookers of Carroll county from their outlaw more »

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