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Pieces of the Puzzle: Escape to Africa

Esteban and Martha may seem like ordinary people to everyone around them, but when things aren’t going so well, they do the only thing they can think of. To others, it may seem like a terrible idea that will only end badly. To them, it seems like a chance that will lead to a lifetime of happiness. Image via: www.evokefoods.com

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, … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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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. … Continued

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