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A new documentary about the unarmed police shooting of Autumn Steele will be released in 2016. Currently titled Project Autumn, filmmakers have advertised the film as a documentary that will explore "the story of Autumn Steele who was shot and killed on Jan. 6 2015." On the morning of January...

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The community of Burlington, Iowa will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the accidental shooting of 34-year Autumn Steele by police officer Jesse Hill on January 6, 2015. Steele's family, friends and supporters will gather at the Burlington Police Department, located at 424 N. 3rd St. 52601 in Burlington, at 1...

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Braking Traffik and The Quad Cities Lodging Association are hosting "an evening of fun and entertainment to stop human trafficking in the Quad Cities area" on January 28. As reported by Iowa Free Press, "The Davenport non-profit group Braking Traffik and the Quad Cities Lodging Association are teaming up to...

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Iowa State Senator Matt McCoy is hosting a public forum on education and mental health at the Des Moines Public Library on December 12. According to McCoy and other legislators, the issues surrounding education and mental health will be major priorities for the 2016 legislative session. McCoy's legislative assistant, Taylor...

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Revolutionary comedian Bill Hicks is back with Arizona Bay: Extended, now available from Comedy Dynamics. Bill Hicks was a strange combination of jester, philosopher and poet. Much of his material contains prophetic commentary with his incendiary insight on racial unrest, police brutality, US wars in the Middle East, celebrity culture...

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Three non-profit organizations are joining forces for the "Getting Candidates on the Record" workshop in Des Moines on December 3. Iowa activists will gather at the Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting House to learn how to "bird-dog," or lobby, presidential candidates for the political season. This effort will be hosted...

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The Forum on America's Global Leadership is meeting to discuss "What's At Stake in 2016?" in Des Moines on November 23. Sponsored by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition based in Washington D.C., the forum is seeking answers to difficult but important questions at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Local and...

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Grammy-nominated folk singer John McCutcheon will perform in the one-man musical "Joe Hill's Last Will" at the CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids on November 21. The stage show celebrates the legacy of Swedish-born songwriter and union activist Joe Hill, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World.  Historian Philip...

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Lefty's Live Music is hosting a fundraiser for Jimi "Strychnine" Scribner in Des Moines on November 21. Scribner served as the head chef at the House of Bricks performance venue in Des Moines and has worked there as a sound technician. Throughout the years he befriended many walks of life...

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"There's a psychedelic siren, wailing in the night." These words signaled the arrival of underground legends Crusin' and their unique brand of 1960s rock n' roll that first rocked Eastern Iowa nearly 50 years ago. Crusin's lead singer and keyboardist Max Allan Collins is better known to fans as a prolific...