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Pokey’s Fest 2 Preview

Pokey’s Fest 2 takes place in Iowa City this weekend from June 7th to June 8th. The DIY punk music festival features many Iowa City bands, along with performers from elsewhere in the Midwest, and a welcoming communal vibe.

Listen to the show: [audio:http://www.krui.fm/assets/news/RT2.mp3] 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 the costume companies’ variations of a … Continued

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Listen to the show: [audio:http://www.krui.fm/assets/news/RT1.mp3] 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. It became clear that there was … 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:http://www.krui.fm/assets/news/Vox%20Pop%20Religion.mp3] 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 obviously happening” to “various science programs … Continued

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