Current Issues and Politics

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University discusses the crisis of college affordability and student loan debt. She offers solutions for...

Current Issues and Politics

Iowa's Economy & the Economics of TIF: Presented by League of Women Voters

Dave Swenson, Iowa State University economist, addresses Iowa's economy and the economics of TIF.

This event was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County and the...

Current Issues and Politics

Witching Hour Festival 2016: David Gould

Teacher, thinker, and innovator, David Gould, re-imagines higher education and considers which questions should education ask young people in the 21st Century.

Witching Hour is presented by...

Current Issues and Politics

Cultural Diplomacy and Military Aggression in the Third Reich

Presented by the Obermann Center

As part of the "German Iowa and the Global Midwest" symposium, Professor Frank Trommler from the University of Pennsylvania will present "...

Current Issues and Politics

Cathy Gehris, RD, LD: Healthy Snacking 101

Carbs + protein = healthy snacks! HyVee dietitian Cathy Gehris, RD, LD. discusses snacking the right way.

Recorded June 29, 2016. Part of the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program.

Current Issues and Politics

Dr. Oscar Beasley: 40+ Years on a Bike

Iowa City's own Dr. Oscar Beasley began riding his bike to work during the 1970s due to the cost of gas. This soon led him to riding long distance rides all over the world. More than 40 years...

Current Issues and Politics

Money Smart Week: How to Avoid Scams and Fraud

Don't jeopardize your financial security! Staff from MidWestOne bank share lessons on how to avoid common financial scams and fraud.

Co-sponsored by the Johnson County Livable...

Current Issues and Politics

Intellectual Freedom Festival Poetry Event: Poets on the Barricades

The Iowa City Johnson County Senior Center's Reading Aloud group reads poems about slavery, racism, and other forms of oppression across time and the world.

Part of the 2015 Carol...

Books and Writing, Current Issues and Politics

The Cost of Success: Rap Music, Money, & Civics

A conversation between Dr. Michael Hill (UI English and African American Studies) and Andre Perry. From the moment that it appeared, rap music focused on money. Many commentators used this...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Current Issues and Politics

Equal Before The Law: An afternoon with Tom Witosky and Marc Hansen

On April 3, 2009, a decision by the Iowa Supreme Court made Iowa the third state in the nation to permit same-sex couples to marry. "Equal Before The Law" tells the stories behind this...

Books and Writing, Current Issues and Politics