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Renowned Comic Artist Guy Delisle To Read at Prairie LightsApr 25, 9pm

This Monday, April 30th, French Canadian comic artist, Guy Delisle, will read from his new book, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City.

Obama Gives Anticipated Speech at University of IowaApr 29, 10pm

Last week on Wednesday, at 1:20 p.m., President Obama gave his planned speech at the University of Iowa, focusing specifically on student loan debt and the difficulties that attempting to afford higher education can cause for students.

University of Iowa Students Plan to Protest Obama’s AppearanceApr 24, 1pm

When President Obama is scheduled to appear at the University of Iowa this Wednesday, the reception may be mixed once again this year. While the president's speech is bound to draw large crowds, and some local groups plan to rally protesting Obama’s visit to address the problems associated with student loan debt this election season.

Iowa Family to Receive Net-Zero-Energy HomeApr 24, 12am

Iowa’s Habitat for Humanity and the University of Iowa Engineers for a Sustainable World have started working together on plans to create a home that will produce its own energy. The home will cost a total of $140,000, but it will save the inhabitants money in energy as well.

An Interview with Jason T. Lewis, author/musician of 'The Fourteenth Colony'Apr 23, 11am

With the release of his new book and companion album, The Fourteenth Colony, Iowa City based writer and singer/songwriter, Jason T. Lewis has begun a new chapter in his unique creative life. I first met Lewis as my TA in a fiction writing class at the University of Iowa in 2006, when he was at the time in the renowned Iowa Writer's Workshop.

Adrianne Behning's Airing Out The BandsApr 22, 6pm

Every Wednesday night, local area bands are broadcast live from Public Space One through the University of Iowa's radio station, KRUI. This weekly program, entitled Little Village Live (LVL), is hosted by local music blogger and amateur photographer, Adrianne Behning.

President Obama to Speak at the University of IowaApr 22, 6pm

One again, Obama targets college students as a major part of his campaign platform, campaigning at universities across the country, speaking on issues directly affecting college students. On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Obama will be speaking to the University of Iowa.

Many Shooting Stars Tonight to Make Your Wishes OnApr 21, 6pm

If Iowa City can get out from under this overcast, tonight will be the peak of the April Lyrids meteor shower, especially since there will also be a new moon, clearing out the light pollution for pristine viewing.

OPINION: Smoke or Get Off the PotApr 20, 3pm

With President Barack Obama showing up to Iowa City on the 25th in order to supposedly rally youth voters toward his reelection this November, it seems that his main tactic is to talk about student debt accrued by federal loans.

Earth Day Weekend in Iowa CityApr 19, 2pm

As Earth Day will be celebrated internationally this Sunday, April 22nd, I decided to do some research into a couple environmentally-focused events happening in Iowa City this weekend.  On Saturday, many members of the community will meet at the Boyd Law Building (130 Byington Road) to discuss the effects of mega-agribusiness Monsanto on our food, our farms, and our future.
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