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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.


158 Pieces

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WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer and a panel of experts drawn from multiple fields including engineering, urban and regional planning, public health, a...

  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 25:13
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WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer and a panel of experts drawn from multiple fields including engineering, urban and regional planning, public health, a...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 26:28
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WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer and a panel of experts drawn from multiple fields including engineering, urban and regional planning, public health, a...

Bought by WJFF


  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 27:14
  • Purchases: 1
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While immigrants have long fueled the American experiment, passionate debate about the pros and cons of immigration are nothing new. The rhetoric o...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 30:14
  • Purchases: 1
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While immigrants have long fueled the American experiment, passionate debate about the pros and cons of immigration are nothing new. The rhetoric o...

Bought by KZYX and KRZA


  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 27:06
  • Purchases: 2
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While immigrants have long fueled the American experiment, passionate debate about the pros and cons of immigration are nothing new. The rhetoric o...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Mar 15, 2017
  • Length: 27:03
  • Purchases: 1
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On this WorldCanvass, we investigate adverse childhood experiences and the negative physical and mental health consequences children and adults wit...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 24:23
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On this WorldCanvass, we investigate adverse childhood experiences and the negative physical and mental health consequences children and adults wi...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 22:24
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On this WorldCanvass, we investigate adverse childhood experiences and the negative physical and mental health consequences children and adults wit...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2017
  • Length: 24:29
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WorldCanvass participants explore the power of social media, discuss the societal and economic importance of internet access, help us understand bi...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 26:48
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WorldCanvass participants explore the power of social media, discuss the societal and economic importance of internet access, help us understand bi...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 25:17
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WorldCanvass participants explore the power of social media, discuss the societal and economic importance of internet access, help us understand bi...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 26:13
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What does the American dream look like to you? To your neighbor? How does your life experience compare with that of someone from a different ethnic...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: 32:02
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What does the American dream look like to you? To your neighbor? How does your life experience compare with that of someone from a different ethnic...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: 31:47
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What does the American dream look like to you? To your neighbor? How does your life experience compare with that of someone from a different ethnic...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: 30:43
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Host Joan Kjaer interviews Howard Kerr, 2016 recipient of the University of Iowa International Impact Award, about his national and international c...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 25:03
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Host Joan Kjaer interviews Howard Kerr, 2016 recipient of the University of Iowa International Impact Award, about his national and international c...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 23:55
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Host Joan Kjaer interviews Howard Kerr, 2016 recipient of the University of Iowa International Impact Award, about his national and international c...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 28:05
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A discussion about the long history of artistic accomplishment and innovation at the University of Iowa, as well as the seminal importance to abstr...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 55:35
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What defines a nation, or a state? What’s the meaning of sovereignty, and how do communal or religious identity figure into demands for self-determ...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2016
  • Length: 31:47