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Label Lookout – Spring ’24

Label Lookout, a semi-regular series at KRUI highlighting a few exciting contemporary record labels and what they have to offer. Here we feature six of the station’s favorite labels in this Spring ’24 Edition.

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Interview: Laura Bergus on Authoritarianism in Iowa

Lawyer and Iowa City city council member Laura Bergus talks about the alarming recent trend of authoritarianism in Iowa. She also elaborates on why the government is targeting trans people, and the purpose of the Back the Blue laws.

By KRUI News Reporter Kuper Bergman Your Strange Stories of the week for March 3rd include: •Ultimate Tazer Ball which involves players carrying a stun gun to electrically shock their opponent who is carrying the ball, •A Republican congressman from Maryland is in a hairy situation over a proposal to give tax breaks to Americans with mustaches, •The race for a Senate seat in Virginia may evolve into a cat fight now that one Springfield resident has tossed his collar into the ring. Listen to this week’s Strange Stories below: [audio: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35667540/RT%203-3-12%20(Strange%20Stories).mp3]

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By KRUI News Reporter Serena Collins On Saturday, March 3rd University of Iowa Journalism Professor Melissa Tully joined the RoundTable to share her thoughts on how online companies use the Internet and privacy settings. To put the issue in context, the discussion began with an interview with University of Iowa Adjunct Instructor Nick Bergus. Bergus became an “unofficial” advertising salesman for a 55-gallon tub of lubricant on Facebook when he “liked” an ad as a Valentine’s Day joke. It was Valentine’s Day. Nick Bergus was surfing the Internet when he clicked on a link that led him to an ad … Continued

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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 days of Prohibition to the legalized and much sought after liquor. Day called into the station to discuss the process of making the film and how the idea to revive the legend of Templeton Rye came to him with KRUI News Reporters, Emily Woodbury, Caitlin … Continued

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By KRUI News Reporters Emily Woodbury, Caitlin Fry, Jen Hoch, and Kuper Bergman UI assistant professor in the journalism school, Melissa Tully, joined us for our weekly RoundTable discussion to examine how the recent changes in internet privacy have caused ads to become more tailored to web users and Google’s recent “for dummies” privacy statement to help limit the time users spend reading privacy policy (it would take a person 25 days out of the year to read privacy policies). Listen to the RoundTable discussion below: [audio: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35667540/RT%203-3-12%20(Melissa%20Tully).mp3] We also spoke with Nick Bergus, an Iowa City blogger, University of … Continued

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This Week in Global Unrest is a weekly radio segment and podcast covering strikes, protests, marches, and people’s movements from across the world. I look for the stories that you don’t hear on corporate media broadcasts inside the US and always strive for a protester perspective. I also try to provide an in-depth look into the context of complicated international stories that larger news outlets may only consider in their headlines. Whether you are interested in austerity, the environmental movement, the IMF and World Bank, corporate greed, police brutality, or just a good street fight, This Week in Global Unrest … Continued

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By KRUI News Reporter Marissa Mehalek *Note: This blog post is a commentary reflecting on the recent news of red light camera ban in the state of Iowa and the February 4th RoundTable discussion about red light cameras and youth driving safety. There has been a lot of controversy deriving over the use of red light cameras at intersection lights in Iowa. The Iowa City Council approved the second reading on the ordinance amendment allowing red light cameras at certain Iowa City intersections last week. Opponents of the state ban believe that the roads have been safer since the implementation … Continued

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By KRUI News Reporter Kuper Bergman Museum of Broken Relationships in Croatia What becomes of a garden gnome hurled in fury at a car during a stormy breakup? Or a teddy bear that was once a Valentine’s Day present? A wedding dress from a marriage gone awry? An axe that smashed through household furniture? All are on display at the Museum of Broken Relationships in the Croatian capital, each with written testimonies telling tales of passion, romance and heartbreak. On Valentine’s Day, the museum sees its visits almost double. “The objects that are here represent all the stages of a … Continued

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