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WorldCanvass

Series produced by Joan Kjaer

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Conversations and live musical performance based on international themes.

WorldCanvass explores topics that are international in scope and central to our understanding of ourselves as part of the global landscape.

WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer blends discussions of culture, history, literature, language, politics and art with live musical performances, all in an effort to illustrate and illuminate the complexities that make us distinct from one another while celebrating our common humanity.

Each monthly WorldCanvass program embraces a different theme and is taped before a live audience in the historic Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City, Iowa.

WorldCanvass is produced by International Programs at the University of Iowa. Production partners are the University of Iowa Pentacrest and Art Museums; UITV; and KRUI-FM.


130 Pieces

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We learn about the power of actively-engaged scholarship in this program about the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and its ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 24:39
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We learn about the power of actively-engaged scholarship in this program about the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and its ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 23:28
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We learn about the power of actively-engaged scholarship in this program about the University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies and its ...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 21:33
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We live in an age of new technology, expecting any day to wake up to yet another jaw-dropping device or a discovery that simply changes everything ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2016
  • Length: 27:24
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We live in an age of new technology, expecting any day to wake up to yet another jaw-dropping device or a discovery that simply changes everything ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2016
  • Length: 25:37
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We live in an age of new technology, expecting any day to wake up to yet another jaw-dropping device or a discovery that simply changes everything ...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2016
  • Length: 24:09
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What does it mean to be a ‘research university?’ WorldCanvass guests answer that question from multiple perspectives on this program called “Resea...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 34:47
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What does it mean to be a ‘research university?’ WorldCanvass guests answer that question from multiple perspectives on this program called “Resea...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:35
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What does it mean to be a ‘research university?’ WorldCanvass guests answer that question from multiple perspectives on this program called “Resea...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 31:17
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On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Castro announced a new era of openness and interaction between their two countries. ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 26:07
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On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Castro announced a new era of openness and interaction between their two countries. ...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 21:08
  • Purchases: 1
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On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Castro announced a new era of openness and interaction between their two countries. ...

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 25:49
  • Purchases: 1
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WorldCanvass discusses issues in global public health with 2015 University of Iowa International Impact Award winner Rebecca Arnold and colleagues ...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 24:09
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WorldCanvass discusses issues in global public health with 2015 University of Iowa International Impact Award winner Rebecca Arnold and colleagues ...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 24:11
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WorldCanvass discusses issues in global public health with 2015 University of Iowa International Impact Award winner Rebecca Arnold and colleagues ...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 22:14
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WorldCanvass discusses issues in global public health with 2015 University of Iowa International Impact Award winner Rebecca Arnold and colleagues ...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 24:11
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International writers from the 2015 University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) residency join activists and members of the academic com...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:05:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Members of the scientific research community, political leaders, and entrepreneurs consider the topic of climate change and how it’s evolved in bot...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 26:10
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Members of the scientific research community, political leaders, and entrepreneurs consider the topic of climate change and how it’s evolved in bot...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 26:02
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Members of the scientific research community, political leaders, and entrepreneurs consider the topic of climate change and how it’s evolved in bot...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2015
  • Length: 26:12