WorldCanvass and WorldCanvass Studio

WorldCanvass® invites you to join us at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, for season nine of International Programs’ unique, internationally focused discussions.  Live programs take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in this cool new Iowa City venue and the shows are free and open to the public.  

Come early to enjoy the pre-show catered reception, starting at 5 p.m.  

Joan Kjaer, well known to public radio listeners as a long-time voice of classical music in Eastern Iowa, has hosted WorldCanvass since its inception, engaging her guests from diverse disciplines in thoughtful conversation about questions and issues of global reach and personal impact. 

The programs are recorded as audio podcasts and are available on iTunes, the Public Radio Exchange (PRX), and the International Programs website.  University of Iowa International Programs produces the series in partnership with MERGE (see photo below). Audio production is provided by Kyle Marxen (


View our current season below or browse past programs here.

2017-18 Season:

All WorldCanvass programs take place from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at MERGE, 136 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City (near the pedestrian mall’s fountain).

WorldCanvass Studio

WorldCanvass Studio

WorldCanvass® Studio is a mobile version of our monthly discussion and performance series WorldCanvass.

Upcoming Events

WorldCanvass will be back in the fall for another season of informative, internationally focused discussions. 

Watching and Listening:

Watch WorldCanvass on UITV's YouTube channel

Subscribe on iTunes

Download WorldCanvass Podcasts on iTunes for free and subscribe to future podcasts.

Listen to past WorldCanvass programs online for free at the Public Radio Exchange.