A now-defunct student organization is suing the University of Iowa in federal court for religious discrimination. Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) lost its status as a registered student organization after it allegedly denied a leadership position to a gay student. According to the lawsuit, BLinC told a member he wasn’t eligible for a leadership position because "his decision to enter into same-sex relationships was inconsistent with BLinC's religious beliefs." A University of Iowa...
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Mavis Staples was in the forefront of the civil rights movement in the 1960's, singing and marching along with her siblings and her father Pops Staples. In December of 2016, Mavis went to Washington to receive the Kennedy Center Honors from President Barack Obama, with whom she has had a long standing friendship. She invited her friend Jeff Tweedy along for the weekend's festivities. Mavis and the Wilco frontman spent a lot of time discussing current events, and the similarities between today...
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Matthew Coley’s marimba music is taking over IPR’s Studio One on Wednesday, December 6 th at noon! IPR’s Performance Iowa is excited to bring you the Heartland Marimba Festival’s Matthew Coley performing holiday favorites as well as impressive arrangements of Preludes and Fugues from Book Two of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier . Tune in on Wednesday, December 6 th at noon for this magical live Studio One Performance Iowa broadcast!