Karen Impola

Senior Music Producer

Karen Impola is the host of Iowa Public Radio's The Folk Tree and Classical Music in the Afternoon. Karen began working at KUNI in 1990.  Before that, she hosted Folk and progressive music shows at WXPN in Philadelphia, and was a production assistant at NPR’s “Fresh Air with Terry Gross.”

Karen spent much of her childhood and adolescence holed up in her room with a record player.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology & Anthropology from Swarthmore College, where she also did her first radio show, at 6:00 a.m. on a ten-watt station, to an audience which numbered in the single digits.  In her spare time she chauffeurs teenagers and cans tomatoes.

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University Concert
11:26 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert February 9 and 10, 2013

A faculty recital by Drake pianist Rika Uchida, with guest Mio Aoike, also on piano, recorded September 9, 2012.

University Concert
11:25 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert February 2 and 3, 2013

The ISU Symphony Orchestra's "Concert of Soloists", recorded on March 24, 2012.

University Concert
11:24 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert January 26 and 27, 2013

Music by Prokofiev, Dohnanyi, and Ron Ford, from the 2011 Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival.

University Concert
11:23 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert January 19 and 20, 2013

The Drake Choir and Chamber Choir, conducted by Aimee Beckmann-Collier, recorded in concert on March 13, 2012.

University Concert
11:22 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert January 12 and 13, 2013

A faculty recital from Drake professor and flute player Leslie Marrs, recorded on October 21, 2012.

University Concert
11:21 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert January 5 and 6, 2013

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012, plus music from an April 2010 concert by the Ames Piano Quartet.

University Concert
11:21 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 29 and 30, 2012

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012.

University Concert
11:20 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 22 and 23, 2012

The Iowa State University Music Department presents its 56th annual Holiday Festival Concert. Over 300 students participate in this program of seasonal music, featuring Iowa State Singers, Iowa Statesmen, Cantamus, and Lyrica.

University Concert
11:19 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 15 and 16, 2012

The Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jacob Harrison, performs Tchaikovsky's Nutracker Suite. Tchaikovsky premiered his concert suite in 1892, using eight selections from the original Nutcracker Ballet. The suite was an instant success, and has since become a popular holiday favorite.

(Concert recorded December 2, 2011)

University Concert
11:18 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 8 and 9, 2012

A faculty recital from trumpeter Randy Grabowski of UNI, recorded on January 24, 2012.

University Concert
11:17 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert December 2, 2012

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under William LaRue Jones, performs Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique",  recorded live on  March 28, 2012.

University Concert
11:15 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert November 24 and 25, 2012

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, under William LaRue Jones, performs Gompper, Bristow, and Dukelsky, recorded live on February 29 and March 28, 2012.

University Concert
11:14 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert November 10 and 11, 2012

The Drake Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Akira Mori, with trombone soloist Grady McGrannahan, recorded on October 9, 2012.

University Concert
11:13 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert November 3 and 4, 2012

A faculty recital by Drake pianist Rika Uchida, with guest Mio Aoike, also on piano, recorded September 9, 2012.

University Concert
11:12 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert October 27 and 28, 2012

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choirs of UNI, recorded live on April 25, 2012, performing Mozart's Requiem.

University Concert
11:11 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert October 20 and 21, 2012

The ISU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Michael Golemo, in a concert recorded on March 25, 2011.

University Concert
11:10 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert October 13 and 14, 2012

The ISU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jacob Harrison, performs Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, in a performance recorded on April 28, 2011.

University Concert
11:10 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert October 6 and 7, 2012

A recital by Drake University professor James Romain, saxophone; with Nicholas Roth, piano; Clarence Padilla, clarinet; and Kariann Voigts, bass clarinet, recorded live on November 18, 2010.

University Concert
11:09 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert September 29 and 30, 2012

The Iowa State Singers, directed by Dr. James Rodde, recorded in concert on March 4, 2012.

University Concert
11:08 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert September 22 and 23, 2012

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012, plus music from an April 2010 concert by the Ames Piano Quartet.

University Concert
11:07 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert September 15 and 16, 2012

Musicians from Marlboro, in an Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association concert, recorded on the ISU campus on April 19, 2012.

University Concert
11:05 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert September 8 and 9, 2012

A faculty recital by cellist Ashley Sandor Sidon of Drake University, recorded on April 18, 2011.

University Concert
10:42 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert September 1 and 2, 2012

A Drake University faculty recital by bass Edward Corpus, with pianist Nicholas Roth, recorded on October 23, 2011.

University Concert
10:41 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert August 25 and 26, 2012

The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William LaRue Jones, with guest artist mezzo-soprano Katharine Goeldner, recorded on May 2, 2012.

University Concert
10:41 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert August 18 and 19, 2012

The ISU Wind Ensemble, with excerpts from concerts recorded on September 25 and October 18, 2011.

University Concert
10:40 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert August 11 and 12, 2012

Part two of two: The Ames Piano Quartet, recorded live on October 16, 2011.

University Concert
10:39 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert August 4 and 5, 2012

Part one of two: The Ames Piano Quartet, recorded live on October 16, 2011.

University Concert
10:38 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert July 28 and 29, 2012

World-renowned pianist Kirill Gerstein, recorded in concert for the Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music Association on March 23, 2012.

University Concert
10:38 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert July 21 and 22, 2012

Music by Bartok and Kodaly, recorded live at the 2011 Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival in Waterloo.  Performers include Lee Schmitz, Emily Osinski, Nathan Cook, Timothy Peters and Jennifer Stevenson.

University Concert
10:37 am
Thu February 21, 2013

University Concert July 14 and 15, 2012

A Drake University faculty recital by violinist Sarah Plum, with pianist Kate Boyd, recorded on April 21, 2011 in Des Moines.

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