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Talk of Iowa is a place for Iowans to connect to our shared culture and what it means to live in Iowa. Host Charity Nebbe brings a mix of regular guests and a range of experts to discuss the arts, history, literature and everything else happening in Iowa. Every day brings something new — even if it's in a recurring segment like Talk of Iowa Book Club or comes from a familiar voice on Horticulture Day.

Location:

Ames, IA

Networks:

Iowa PR

Description:

Talk of Iowa is a place for Iowans to connect to our shared culture and what it means to live in Iowa. Host Charity Nebbe brings a mix of regular guests and a range of experts to discuss the arts, history, literature and everything else happening in Iowa. Every day brings something new — even if it's in a recurring segment like Talk of Iowa Book Club or comes from a familiar voice on Horticulture Day.

Twitter:

@IPRTalk

Language:

English

Contact:

2111 Grand Avenue, Suite 100 Des Moines, IA 50312 866 780 9100


Episodes
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Buzzing into cicada season

5/25/2024
ISU Entomologist Zach Schum joins the program to talk all things cicadas.

Duration:00:48:42

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Greenfield tornado survivors share stories of resiliency amid devastation

5/24/2024
A swarm of violent storms hit Iowa Tuesday, including multiple tornadoes.

Duration:00:49:14

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Famed artist Keith Haring's visits to Iowa City

5/23/2024
In the 1980s, an Iowa City art teacher wrote to Keith Haring not expecting a response. This resulted in a friendship and two visits by Haring to Horn Elementary.

Duration:00:49:17

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Keep your pets healthy and happy this summer

5/22/2024
Warm weather means many opportunities for fun for dogs and their people, but summer also harbors some hazards for pets. This hour we’ll get some advice on how to avoid flea and tick borne diseases and other summer hazards.

Duration:00:49:06

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The Reel Hope Project connects families and foster children

5/21/2024
The new director of the Iowa Reading Research Center discusses k-12 reading education in Iowa, and the director of the Reel Hope Project explains how the project helps foster children find homes.

Duration:00:46:18

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Welcome to Zone 5

5/18/2024
The USDA plant hardiness zone map has been updated. Here's what that means for your garden.

Duration:00:49:01

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Exploring the housing shortage in rural Iowa

5/17/2024
More and more people are struggling to find affordable, quality housing in rural Iowa.

Duration:00:49:01

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The rich history behind an Amana restaurant

5/16/2024
The Ox Yoke Inn has been a staple of the Amana Colonies since the 1940s, and now, people can try out its recipes at home and read about its history in a new book, Ox Yoke Inn: Our Recipes Our Story.

Duration:00:49:02

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Jewish perspectives on the war in Gaza

5/15/2024
On this Talk of Iowa, we hear the wide-ranging views of Jewish Iowans amid the war in Gaza.

Duration:00:48:58

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The voices of Palestinians in Iowa

5/14/2024
Amid the war in Gaza, Iowans with ties to Palestine watch from an ocean away.

Duration:00:49:07

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Don't just leave those baskets hanging

5/11/2024
Garden centers are currently overflowing with hanging baskets in full bloom and if you bring one home and care for it properly, you can keep those blooms going all summer long.

Duration:00:48:42

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The African American Museum of Iowa is ready to fill in the gaps when it comes to Black history

5/10/2024
The African American Museum of Iowa is reopening after an 18-month, $5 million renovation

Duration:00:49:06

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Strengthening democracy where you live

5/9/2024
A recent poll from The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 62% of adults say democracy in the U.S. could be at risk in the 2024 presidential election.

Duration:00:49:07

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What are the outcomes of poor oral health as we age?

5/8/2024
Advances in dental care are allowing more adults to keep their natural teeth instead of using dentures. But without proper oral hygiene, tooth and gum decay can lead to greater health issues as we age.

Duration:00:49:06

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Former Cedar Rapids superintendent chronicles his journey to understand racism

5/7/2024
Dave Markward spent the last five years interviewing, researching and writing his book From Dubuque to Selma and Beyond, My Journey to Understanding Race in America

Duration:00:49:11

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How to keep your trees safe and healthy

5/4/2024
When it's time to get some work done on your house, it's important to protect the trees in your landscape.

Duration:00:48:57

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The Amana Colonies banned, then embraced, baseball in the early 20th century

5/3/2024
Known as America's favorite pastime, the sport of baseball was once believed to be one the Amana Colonies' greatest challenges.

Duration:00:48:59

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Mark Daley describes his complicated journey to fatherhood

5/2/2024
Author Mark Daley has shared his experiences fostering and what he learned along the way in the book Safe: A Memoir of Fatherhood, Foster Care and the Risks We Take for Family.

Duration:00:49:00

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Introducing beloved teacher and writer James Alan McPherson's work to a new audience

5/1/2024
A new, posthumous essay collection highlights McPherson's writing and deep thinking about race and other issues

Duration:00:49:01

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A conversation with Science Friday's Ira Flatow

4/30/2024
Ira Flatow’s first experience with science reporting was when he covered the very first Earth Day in 1970, and he has been hooked ever since.

Duration:00:49:22