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Meet Erin Ebnet, local musician

Erin Ebnet

Listen here for our interview with Emma McClatchey, Brooke Bierhaus and special guest, Erin Ebnet Erin Ebnet, local musician and music therapist discussed music therapy with KRUI News. 

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Interview With Comedian Bo Burnham

Comedian Bo Burnham cogitating comedically.

KRUI’s own Eric David Moore interviewed YouTube phenomenon Bo Burnham about his career. Check it out!

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Iowa City International Documentary Film Fest

IC Docs

The UI Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature is proud to present the 11th Annual Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival! Learn more about this free event here.

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“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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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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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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