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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.

By KRUI News Reporter Kuper Bergman In the April 14th edition of Strange Stories, Kuper found that George Zimmerman, the alleged Trayvon Martin killer awaiting trial, now has a Twitter account despite being in jail; police say two people in ninja costumes robbed a medical marijuana delivery man; and a Floridian man beat a rattlesnake with his trusty golf club. Listen to the strange stories below: [audio: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35667540/4-14-12%20Strange%20Stories.mp3]

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By The TechFire’s Chad Lieberman, Serena Collins and Crissa Toledo KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury sat in on the discussion with the TechFire contributors and Dr. Robert Cargill, an assistant professor in Judaism and Christianity as well as the Department of Classics, to discuss Google’s latest prototype called Project Glass. Project Glass looks to take smart phone technology and make it into a wearable device headed by Google’s X Labs where workers specializes in futuristic technologies including the possibility of a space elevator and self driving cars. Listen to the discussion below: [audio: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35667540/TechFire%20Discussion%20-%20Google%20Glasses.mp3]

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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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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 Emily Woodbury [audio: http://www.krui.fm/assets/news/Vox%20Pop%20Religion.mp3] “Five of the eight major GOP candidates reject or doubt the theory of evolution as an explanation for life’s origin on Earth. Although it is not as pertinent of an issue as unemployment or taxes, where candidates stand on such a prominent scientific theory could have an effect on the way people vote. KRUI News Reporter, Emily Woodbury, hit the streets of Iowa City to find out how much the religious or scientific beliefs of a candidate influences voters.”

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