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Music Staff Picks: The Best Releases of April

billy woods – Aethiopes On Aethiopes, billy woods reestablishes his strengths as a storyteller, with help from producer Preservation’s experimentally jazzy beats. By now, woods has cemented himself as one of hip hop’s greatest writers, and his brooding yet clever introspection sounds especially powerful over Preservation’s musical backdropping. Samples of pianos will twinkle across some tracks, and pound discordantly on others, while electric guitars ring and horns blow. By the time the harmonica enters the equation, the beats here are unparalleled. It is an enveloping atmosphere completed by excellent percussion, which moves between hand drums, full kits, and shuffling jangles … Continued

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Soccer Mommy Hints at New Sound at Mission Creek Festival

Overall, Soccer Mommy earned the headline spot at Mission Creek Festival with their bright-sounding indie underpinning the deeper, darker meaning looming in the lyrics. Sometimes, Forever releases June 24th and can be pre-ordered through her website. 

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On Cloud Nine with Beach Bunny

Beach Bunny had had their first performance of their tour at the Englert Theatre. The theater quickly filled with excited young bodies thrilled to see Beach Bunny live.

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Americans Elect Interview w/ Nick Troiano

By KRUI News Staffers Emily Woodbury, Marissa Mehalek, Serena Collins, and Lauren Siebert The KRUI News staff spoke with Nick Troiano who is National Campus Director of Americans Elect, a non-partisan non-profit organization who hopes to host the first national online presidential primary in U.S. history. The organization’s sole purpose is to obtain signatures to get on the ballot throughout the United States and to build the technology to process an online nomination. Listen to the interview below: [audio: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35667540/Americans%20Elect%20In-Studio.mp3]

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By KRUI News Reporters Emily Woodbury, Meghan Horihan, Lauren Siebert, Marissa Mehalek KRUI News Staffers sat down with Jefri Palermo, the Development Coordinator at the UI School of Social Work, to discuss this year’s Bill Sackter Day which will focus on autism spectrum disorders and the various work that students, staff and faculty do in regards to spread awareness not only about Bill Sackter but also to encourage outside discussion about autism spectrum disorders. There are different types of autism, many young people with autism are usually very reserved and introverted, many often spend their time playing video games at … Continued

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By KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury Below are two interviews discussing the recent hot topic of “pink slime” or textured lean beef trimmings. This type of beef is a combination of the last amounts of useable meat, it is treated with ammonia, and often is mixed with ground beef. Back in 2002, a Food Safety and Inspection Service microbiologist coined the term “pink slime”, but just recently this name has come up in the public. After consumer complaints, several food suppliers, grocery stores, and schools have either discontinued or outright banned the use of these beef trimmings in food products. … Continued

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By KRUI News Reporters Emily Woodbury, Caitlin Fry, and Kuper Bergman Kristian Day is the director of the documentary film, Capone’s Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye which played at the Bijou Theatre the weekend of May 2, 2012. Day’s film chronicles the history of the infamous whiskey cookers of Carroll county from their outlaw days of Prohibition to the legalized and much sought after liquor. Day called into the station to discuss the process of making the film and how the idea to revive the legend of Templeton Rye came to him with KRUI News Reporters, Emily Woodbury, Caitlin … 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: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35667540/RT%203-3-12%20(Melissa%20Tully).mp3] We also spoke with Nick Bergus, an Iowa City blogger, University of … 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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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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