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Ambassador Radio

Diverse music ranging from Americana, jazz, world, folk, experimental and much more.

American Parlor Songbook
Recorded live with clever songs, charming stories, and hilarious sketches. Hosted by composer JP Houston, with his wife, comic actress Julie Van Dusen, along with special guests including national music acts and stand-ups.

Big Picture Science
Big Picture Science engages the public with modern science research through smart and humorous storytelling.

The Big Pond
The Big Pond is a podcast on topics such as music, sports, history, religion, language, and society convey a multifaceted image of life in Germany and in the US. Each piece offers a fresh perspective on how much these two countries share.

Features social and scientific innovators with breakthrough solutions for people and planet.

Children’s Hour

An entertaining and educational program created for kids but enjoyable for the whole family. Diverse topics include literacy, civic engagement, science, history, theater, and culture, using interviews, storytelling, poetry, music, and discussion.

Climate Connections
Short segments (90-seconds) produced by Yale University explaining how climate change impacts our lives, and what diverse people and organizations are doing to reduce the associated risks.

Climate One

A program about energy, economy and the environment from the Commonwealth Club of California. Listen for candid discussions among climate scientists, policy makers, activists and concerned citizens, hosted by Climate One founder Greg Dalton.

Collector’s Vault

Features opera and concert rarities, items from artists’ private collections & estates, and old-time radio, produced and hosted by Steve Slezak.

Comedy/Novelty Hour

An hour of comedy and novelty songs along with information about each.

Cover Up

A half hour of songs that you already know, sort of. It’s a show about cover songs, but specifically, cover songs that don’t really sound the same.

Democracy Now!
A global, independent weekday news hour anchored by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

Earth Date
Two-minute episodes explaining key geological science terms and methodologies.

Fallon Forum
Host Ed Fallon describes the show as “the fusion of politics and civility” and “a pioneering effort to bring local, progressive talk radio to audiences hungry for an alternative to the fear-mongering that dominates the public airwaves.”

Fur Peace Ranch
Each program features an artist’s concert recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. An eclectic blend of performances including blues, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and jazz.

Great Taste
Steve Boss interviews food producers, authors, journalists and chefs who value local food sources and sustainability. Sixty minutes of delicious radio.

Green Room IC
Go behind the scenes of the Iowa City area performing arts community.  Featuring interviews with local actors, directors, comedians and related organizations.

Grok Science Radio Show

A weekly science program with hosts, Dr. Charles Lee, Dr. Frank Ling, and Samantha Thomas. Grok Science Radio takes an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives.

The Herman Show

Bernard Herman presents music and interviews with figures in the music and entertainment industries.

Humankind Profiles the doers and dreamers who strive to make our planet a more humane and livable place. (Host: David Freudberg)

iHearIC Radio

KICI’s local music scope is broadening by adding iHearIC Radio. iHearIC is a weekly radio show featuring local Iowa City artists. Listen for recordings from our concerts, studio tracks from local bands, conversations and interviews with artists, and an occasional in-studio performance! Special thanks to Justin K. Comer and KRUI radio.

Inside Europe

Get the inside take on European affairs with Deutsche Welle’s weekly news magazine exploring topical dynamic social and political issues shaping the continent.

Iowa City Police Log
Postings from the Iowa City Police Log social media (procured from the daily Iowa City police activity log), adapted for radio.

Iowa Business Report

The Iowa Business Report features interviews with individuals about government, the economy, jobs, trade, and investments.

Kenn’s Eclectic Corner
Kenn Bowen brings his own unique music mix to KICI in the station’s first ever live-hosted show.

Live at the Bop Stop

Jazz music recorded live at the Bop Stop in The Music Settlement in Cleveland, hosted by Gabe Pollack

Open Source
An American conversation with global attitude – on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon.

Philosophy Talk
Philosophy Talk celebrates the value of the examined life. Each week, host philosophers invite you to join them in conversation on a wide variety of issues ranging from popular culture to our most deeply-held beliefs about science, morality, and the human condition.

Public News Service

A six-minute national news summary made available through the Iowa News Service.

Reveal Weekly
Investigative journalism program for public radio.   There’s always more to the story.

Rhythm Revival

Best of roots music including classic soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and gospel. Hosted by the Reverend Billy C. Wirtz.

Intended to present the full range of blues music to a broad audience.

Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour
A great blend of rockabilly, blues, surf, roots, early rock, early country and modern vintage sounding artists; exclusive interviews with both legacy and new artists.

Science and The Sea
Entertaining stories that teach about the marine world and how scientists approach some of the oceans’ mysteries.

This Way Out
Brings the voices of LGBTQ people to the airwaves telling our own story to a global audience.

What’s Going On
Interviews with people involved in Iowa City area non-profit organizations. An original KICI production.

Writers’ Voices
Writers Voices with Monica and Caroline featuring in-depth interviews with authors, editors and more.

KICI-LP Iowa City, broadcasting at 105.3 FM, a project of the Extend the Dream Foundation