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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

By KRUI News Reporter Lauren Siebert lmsiebert@gmail.com On Saturday, March 24th, the KRUI News Team invited Anna Wickes, social media guru of Revival Clothing Store, and Tara Cronbaugh, president, head of accounting and owner of The Java House, into the studio to discuss development in downtown Iowa City. Many Iowa City residents are familiar with the changes that have been taking place in downtown since the 2008 floods, but the city council and local business owners and developers have been working on comprehensive growth plans for the city since 1997. Called the Comprehensive Plan, it defines a vision and a … Continued

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By KRUI News Reporters Caitlin Fry, Emily Woodbury, and Kuper Bergman The KRUI News staff discussed mobile shopping trends with Natt Fry who is the mobile and cross-channel retailing leader at consultancy firm Accenture for the April 14th edition of the RoundTable. Mobile shopping trends are starting to gain increased traction due to smartphones and tablet computers changing the way retailers interact with shoppers as the mobile devices move from the margins into the mainstream. Mr. Fry believes that mobile web sites [themselves] will be the predominant method for delivering features and functions versus mobile apps within the next few … Continued

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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, 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 clip: view full post to listen] We also spoke with Nick Bergus, an … 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 Reporter Caitlin Fry Recently, the Iowa City City Council approved the second reading on the ordinance amendment that would allow red light cameras on certain Iowa City intersections with a 4-3 vote. Those in favor of the red light cameras believe it will cut down on traffic accidents and increase safety for drivers and pedestrians. Personal injury attorney near downtown Nashville believes that everything that can prevent an accident is a change for the better. Those who oppose the red light cameras argue that they are unnecessary and that any tickets issued from a citation will be received … Continued

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By Joseph Schueller On November 12th’s KRUI Roundtable, the news team spoke with Andrew Smith, the communications director for Occupy Chicago, gave their thoughts on recent efforts in the US Senate to repeal some FCC net neutrality regulations, and analyzed the Penn State rape scandal. Listen to the full show here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Occupy Chicago Andrew Smith, communications director of Occupy Chicago, updated the news team on what’s happening in the Windy City. As the founding member of the tech committee, Smith designed their website (occupychi.org) and created a social media presence on Facebook (facebook.com/occupychicago) … Continued

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Listen to the show: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] By Jennifer Hoch All Hallow’s Eve. Today, our country associates this fun-filled holiday with dressing up, trick-or-treating, ghosts, goblins, and much more. Halloween is said to have originated from the 16th century, representing the Scottish name. One all-puzzling factor of the holiday is what it has been turned into in the costume industry. It is no question that girls use this night to dress up as scandalously as they wish, having an excuse to do so.  Dressing up in the least amount of clothing possible has become traditional through … Continued

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Listen to the show: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] By KRUI Reporter Kuper Bergman On Saturday October 15 the KRUI news staff sat down with University of Iowa Professor Jane Singer, an associate professor of journalism primarily focused on analyzing how the media focuses on political campaigns. Singer suggested that the news media while giving good coverage on particular issues in the campaign but not so much how they perceive candidates in the race themselves. Singer pointed out how the media tends to focus on the republican “flavor of the month” first Bachman, then Perry, and now Cain. … Continued

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By KRUI Reporter Caitlin Fry KRUI News Director and Reporter, Emily Woodbury, asked various persons on the University of Iowa campus about their opinions in regards to the GOP candidates, religious beliefs, and science. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The majority of those interviewed did not believe they could vote for a president who doesn’t believe in evolution. Surprisingly, only 3 of the 8 major GOP candidates believe in evolution — Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. Huntsman and Romney are both Mormons while Gingrich is a recently converted Catholic. Answers from interviewees varied from “evolution is … Continued

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