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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.


89 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The focus of this WorldCanvass is the tenacious cycle of poverty, hunger, and disease which afflicts so many parts of our globe—and some of the cre...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 23:26
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The focus of this WorldCanvass is the tenacious cycle of poverty, hunger, and disease which afflicts so many parts of our globe—and some of the cre...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 22:43
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The focus of this WorldCanvass is the tenacious cycle of poverty, hunger, and disease which afflicts so many parts of our globe—and some of the cre...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 24:44
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An exploration of Brazil's diverse culture, complex past, artistic traditions, and modern aspirations.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2014
  • Length: 29:02
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An exploration of Brazil's diverse culture, complex past, artistic traditions, and modern aspirations.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2014
  • Length: 26:28
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An exploration of Brazil's diverse culture, complex past, artistic traditions, and modern aspirations.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2014
  • Length: 24:36
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Members of Morocc'n Roll band Hoba Hoba Spirit join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer to talk about their music and their month-long performance tour th...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 34:29
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Host Joan Kjaer and WorldCanvass guests discuss how personal passion can turn a shapeless idea into a tangible reality. They also explore the role ...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2014
  • Length: 25:10
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Host Joan Kjaer and WorldCanvass guests discuss how personal passion can turn a shapeless idea into a tangible reality. They also explore the role ...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2014
  • Length: 24:53
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Host Joan Kjaer and WorldCanvass guests discuss how personal passion can turn a shapeless idea into a tangible reality. They also explore the role ...

  • Added: Sep 09, 2014
  • Length: 22:29
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The astonishing scientific and medical advances of recent decades have led to previously unimaginable revelations about the human body’s innermost ...

  • Added: May 24, 2014
  • Length: 24:04
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The astonishing scientific and medical advances of recent decades have led to previously unimaginable revelations about the human body’s innermost ...

  • Added: May 24, 2014
  • Length: 26:32
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The astonishing scientific and medical advances of recent decades have led to previously unimaginable revelations about the human body’s innermost ...

  • Added: May 24, 2014
  • Length: 23:19
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The astonishing scientific and medical advances of recent decades have led to previously unimaginable revelations about the human body’s innermost ...

  • Added: May 24, 2014
  • Length: 24:37
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Art and science meet at the crossroads in this program focused on climate change, sustainability, and the future of our planet and ourselves. This ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 23:05
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Art and science meet at the crossroads in this program focused on climate change, sustainability, and the future of our planet and ourselves. This...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 24:31
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Art and science meet at the crossroads in this program focused on climate change, sustainability, and the future of our planet and ourselves. This...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 25:07
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Art and science meet at the crossroads in this program focused on climate change, sustainability, and the future of our planet and ourselves. The ...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 22:54
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Regional and international experts join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer to discuss the global reality of child abuse and neglect, its impact on childr...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 24:55
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Regional and international experts join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer to discuss the global reality of child abuse and neglect, its impact on childr...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 25:14