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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.

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

A free digital archive captures more than a century of Iowa life

1/28/2023
Most families have collections of photographs that get passed down through the generations. Often the information, history and memories associated with these pictures is lost over time.

Duration:00:48:55

What's in a name?

1/27/2023
The names we are given, the names we choose and the names others choose to call us can carry a great deal of power. Experts discuss what names mean culturally, and Iowans share their name-changing stories.

Duration:00:48:14

New digital series promotes Black-owned Iowa businesses

1/26/2023
A California native is paying it forward with a new digital showcase of Black-owned businesses in Iowa and beyond.

Duration:00:48:52

The steadily growing potential of agri-communities

1/25/2023
Walkable neighborhoods, plenty of green space, access to fresh, locally grown food, friendly interactions with neighbors — that’s the concept behind an agri-hood or an agri-community.

Duration:00:49:08

What can we learn from a letter?

1/24/2023
Sandy Moffett discusses his debut novel, a murder mystery set in the Midwest. And Akwi Nji shares why she started a new project that emphasizes letter writing.

Duration:00:48:39

Look alive zone 5

1/21/2023
According to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone maps Iowa is in Zone 5. Here's what that means.

Duration:00:48:13

A conversation with the legendary Dionne Warwick

1/20/2023
In advance of her first trip to Iowa, Dionne Warwick speaks with Lucius Pham about her legendary music career and how she took Twitter by storm.

Duration:00:48:34

Iowa's first performing arts boarding school to open this fall

1/19/2023
Also, Iowans continue to find a market with cricket farming.

Duration:00:48:03

This Indigenous doctor is fighting for more Native access to healthcare

1/18/2023
Acclaimed Indigenous health researcher Dr. Donald Warne will give the MLK Human Rights Week Distinguished Lecture at the University of Iowa Healthcare and Clinics.

Duration:00:49:03

Understanding the enduring legacy of Dungeons & Dragons

1/14/2023
Authors Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito join host Charity Nebbe to discuss their new book Welcome to Dragon Talk. And D&D rookies get a taste of the game.

Duration:00:47:50

Butterflies glide from floor to ceiling in an exhibition reflecting Black American migration

1/13/2023
More than 4,000 black butterflies are strewn across the lobby of the Dubuque Museum of Art.

Duration:00:48:40

Train-hopping hobos were once needed for Iowa's ag industry

1/12/2023
Before the mechanization of agriculture, so-called hobos, tramps, and bums played a large role in row crop production in Iowa and the Midwest.

Duration:00:48:32

Libraries' offerings extend far beyond books

1/11/2023
Libraries across the state offer a chance to either shake up the doldrums of winter, or help you uncover a new interest.

Duration:00:48:33

Rare disease advocate waited 19 years for her diagnosis

1/10/2023
To fulfill a friend's dying wish, an Iowa author shares his story to warn others about mistakes that led to his untimely and likely preventable death.

Duration:00:48:33

How to keep indoor plants pest-free

1/7/2023
House plants can bring us a lot of joy, but sometimes insect pests ruin the fun.

Duration:00:48:34

Your generation matters less than you think

1/6/2023
It turns out a lot of what we believe about generational identity and differences is more myth than fact.

Duration:00:48:09

Telling President Hoover's story in a new way

1/5/2023
The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch tells the story of the only U.S. President born in Iowa. It’s been 30 years since the museum was last renovated, but planning has begun for a major overhaul that will bring the museum into the 21st century.

Duration:00:48:35

The 2023 Talk of Iowa Book Club list is here

1/4/2023
Author and Iowa Writers' Workshop graduate Sean Adams discusses his new novel The Thing in the Snow. And we release the 2023 Talk of Iowa book club list.

Duration:00:48:33

Iowa week: Who is it all for?

12/31/2022
To finish up "Iowa Week 2022: School is in Session," we hear from students from across the state who are getting the most out of their education despite the many challenges. This is an encore episode of Talk of Iowa.

Duration:00:49:03

Iowa Week: Who's running the show?

12/30/2022
On this encore episode, education professionals discuss the teacher shortage across the state.

Duration:00:49:15