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One of a Kind: John R. Maxwell

One of a Kind. Ellen Buchanan interviews Dr. John R. Maxwell, retired pediatrician, who practiced medicine in Iowa City for 48 years.

June 1999


One of a Kind: Karen Kubby

Ellen Buchanan interviews Karen Kubby, Iowa City artist, activist and former City Council member.

August 2007


Tell Me Your Story: Joyce Summerwill

Ellen Buchanan interviews Joyce Summerwill, founder of Project Art at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Director of the Department of Patient and Guest Relations at UIHC, and long-time...


One of a Kind: John Alberhasky

Ellen Buchanan interviews John Alberhasky, owner of John's Grocery, who talks about his life, career and family.

June 1993


One of a Kind: Peter Nazareth

Ellen Buchanan interviews Peter Nazareth, Uganda-born critic and writer. Peter Nazareth has served as adviser in the International Writing Program and taught a well-known University of Iowa course...


One of a Kind - Herb Wilson

Ellen Buchanan interviews Herb Wilson, long-time Iowa City resident, who is a well-known philanthropist, business owner and community volunteer. Using his financial expertise, Herb has spearheaded...


Tell Me Your Story: James Van Allen

Dr. James Van Allen, space physicist and University of Iowa professor, is interviewed about his life and work in Iowa City.

November 1989


Tell Me Your Story: Dan Gable

Ellen Buchanan interviews University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable.


One of a Kind: Marilynne Robinson

Ellen interviews Marilynne Robinson, award winning author and instructor at the Iowa Writer's Workshop.


Tell Me Your Story: Hayden Fry

Ellen Buchanan interviews Hayden Fry, University of Iowa head football coach, about his distinguished athletic and coaching careers.

Recorded April 1992.