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100 Percent

Henri Harper filled a difficult position at Iowa City’s City High School for the last 11 years as the juvenile court liaison, helping students transition back into the classroom after personal and legal problems instead of letting them become part of a drop-out statistic. But in December 2007, after a series of fights at City High, Harper realized that his official post at the school wasn’t enough. Along with students, their parents and community support, Harper started the Fas Trac College Bound Program–originally consisting of six black students but eventually growing to more than 40 students from all backgrounds.

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Antlers/Phantogram: Blue Moose Tap House, 4/21/10

Photos by Zak Neumann If you’re going to make an album like Hospice, you have to deal with the consequences. The Antlers debut held a place in my top five records of last year, and for good reason: it’s one of those increasingly rare albums, you know, the kind that must be absorbed in full, […]

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Art w/o Borders

Features: April 2010 – Let’s talk about frames. Because if we start discussing “art,” many will picture rectangle frames bearing painted and processed works, stuck on the static walls of galleries or museums. A display, well defined. And in this part of a story about art, as we’ve learned to expect from journalism, the readers […]

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The Way of Tack

Features: March 2010 – There’s a disconnect between meeting Tim Tack–an Iowa City hip hop producer and PATV’s Assistant Community Programmer–and seeing Tack Fu, his alter ego, host of channel 18’s “85 dB TV.” But not what you’d assume. The former brims over with outsized energy for his professions, which he takes very seriously. And […]

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Oasis Falafel's 5 Year Anniversary on LV Radio.

Naftaly Stramer and Ofer Sivan, co-owners of Oasis Falafel, visit the studio to talk hummus hummus hummus… oh, and giving away 500 free sandwiches through their 5th anniversary blood drive with the UIHC.
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UI Breakers on LV Radio: 9/23/09

I.O.W.A. – the UI Breakers’ second annual break dancing jam – takes place Oct. 3 at the IMU, but Little Village Radio had founding member Chuy Renteria on last week for a discussion of b-boying’s past, present and (they hope) future. It also features a hidden Sprite Remix reference, if that entices you further.
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Little Village Radio: The Blue Calendar (7/29/09)

Little Village friend Tara Atkinson, aka The Blue Calendar, was on LVRadio this week to play an in-studio track and talk about the plight of the basement-tapey upstart musician. (Other great tunes by singer-songwriter types were also enjoyed). Check it out below! [audio:LV Radio 7-29.mp3] Little Village Radio 7/29/09 (mp3 download) […]

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Little Village Radio: Pitchfork Edition!

Okay, so it’s a little late. But LV-ers Paul Sorenson and John Schlotfelt’s discussion of the Pitchfork Music Festival still contains ageless tunes and wisely wise wisdom (they would hope). Check it out here: [audio:LV Radio – 7:22.mp3] Little Village Radio 7/22/09 (mp3 download) […]

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