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The Best Releases of May: Music Staff Picks

Squid – Bright Green Field Long before the release of their debut LP, Squid has been making waves in the post-punk community with their own brand of angular and uniquely provocative songwriting that has set them apart from peers in the genre. With the often deranged and purposely erratic vocal delivery of singer Ollie Judge and the driving pseudo-punk melodies conducted by the rest of the band, there is no doubt the group has emotional, musical, and lyrical potency. In their most recent works, including the two singles they released in 2020 and their latest LP, Squid has begun to incorporate … Continued

News
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)

Sports
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

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Actress Sarah Jessica Parker Wants YOU to Cast Your Vote!

By KRUI News Director Betsy Penisten News Director Betsy Penisten spoke with actress Sarah Jessica Parker on an on-air phone interview yesterday about the importance of getting out to the polls and casting YOUR vote. Parker is best known for her role as the know-all sex guru Carrie Bradshaw in the popular 90’s HBO hit television series Sex and the City. Sarah Jessica Parker on the Importance of Voting pt. 1 Sarah Jessica Parker on the Importance of Voting pt. 2

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The President: An affordable education is ‘at the heart of the American Dream’ By KRUI News Reporter Betsy Penisten bpenisten@krui.fm Blue skies cleared the way for President Obama’s arrival in Iowa Wednesday morning, April 25th. President Obama aboard Air Force One touched down at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids just minutes before noon. While the President spent a brief moment with supporters before heading into Iowa City to discuss college affordability, a sea of black and gold flooded into the University of Iowa Field House anxiously awaiting the President’s arrival. The President’s remarks were scheduled at 1:20 p.m, … Continued

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By KRUI News Reporter Betsy Penisten bpenisten@krui.fm Actor and Obama enthusiast, Kal Penn, dropped by Iowa City to help round up youth and local support for President Barack Obama’s campaign at the Greater Together Youth Summit held at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City. Penn has been the associate director for the White House Office of Public Engagement since 2009. He has served as a liaison with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities as part of his position. KRUI News Reporter Betsy Penisten was able to ask Penn a few questions during his quick stop in Iowa City. Listen to … Continued

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