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Vaccines in Iowa: How are we doing?

As of April 5th, all Iowans are eligible to receive vaccinations. Previously, state guidelines restricted vaccines to high-risk groups such as essential workers, adults aged 65 and up, or people with pre-existing medical conditions. Now that eligibility has expanded, securing an appointment may be a difficult task. (image via Global Gazette)

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Iowa Spring Practice: QB’s duel, youth arrives, and defense shines

Not since Iowa beat Illinois 19-10 on Senior Day in 2019 had the Hawkeyes played in front of home fans outside of friends and family. That streak ended Saturday morning as Iowa held it’s first of two open practices this spring with fans in attendance. Fans arrived as early as before 7 AM to get the first chance to see their Hawkeyes in person since November of 2019. Many were pleased with the results, but it would’ve taken a natural disaster to ruin the moods of the black and gold this weekend. “Certainly is great to be back in Kinnick … Continued

On this week’s Lit Show, Justin Torres, a recent graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a current Stegner Fellow at Stanford, discusses his debut We the Animals: A novel. Listen to the full interview over at The Lit Show. Torres is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and he’s currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. His fiction has been published in The New Yorker, Glimmer Train, Tin House, and elsewhere.

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This week on The Lit Show, Writers’ Workshop graduate Alexander Maksik discusses his debut novel, You Deserve Nothing. Listen to the full episode at litshow.com: http://litshow.com/archive/season-04/alexandermaksik Set at an international school in Paris, the novel focuses on 33-year-old star teacher, Will Silver. His senior seminar in English not only introduces students to the best, fiercest writing of Shakespeare, Faulkner, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sarte—it challenges them to define, then defend, their personal values. With the verve and tenacity of a French philosopher, Silver attacks his pupils’ assumptions about literature and living; and under his guidance they become better readers, wiser … Continued

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Tune into Local Tunes Tuesday night starting at 10 PM and ending at midnight to listen to local band “The Treats” play some of their songs live in the studio. So far, there’s no word on if they will be playing fully electric or acoustic; you’ll have to tune in to hear.  We’ll also be playing some Dead Larry from their latest album “As The Radio…” one of the best local albums in recent times, Kelly Pardekooper from his 2007 release “Brand New Bag,” also some David Zollo and more!  You can check out more about The Treats here. Also, we … Continued

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The DJ crew of Emily Kane, Megan Logan, Katie Harrington, Jon Hackbarth, and Rachel Mardoian turn out a diverse weekly playlist while keeping their audience up to date on SCOPE news.

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