Dennis Reese en God and the Environment <p>Increasingly, efforts in environmental preservation are coming from churches. &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe for a talk with Sister&nbsp;Mary Beth Ingham, professor emerita at Loyola Marymount University. &nbsp;They cover what the Franciscan tradition is in viewing nature and our role in keeping it healthy. &nbsp;Also, hear about what some churches in Iowa are doing to keep green.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:17:25 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 38749 at God and the Environment Birds of the Upper Midwest <p>Of all the birds that make their home (even for just a season) in Iowa, we may know their common names (sparrow, robin, etc.), but not their scientific names. But the these longer names in Latin tell a lot about the description and behavior of a bird species. This hour, Charity Nebbe speaks with the co-authors of the new book, "The Scientific Nomenclature of Birds in the Upper Midwest," Iowa Citians James Sandrock and Jean Prior.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:56:58 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 38214 at Birds of the Upper Midwest Counterculture: The Grove Press and Barney Rosset <div>Hear the remarkable story of a the man behind paperback publisher Grove Press, and how he and the books he published fit into the culture of the 1960s. &nbsp;Dennis Reese hosts this talk with Loren Glass about<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;his new book, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Counterculture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review, and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde.</em></div><div><p></p></div><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:07:00 +0000 Dennis Reese & Ben Stanton 37739 at Counterculture: The Grove Press and Barney Rosset Long, Hard Winter <p>This past winter is the state's harshest winter in decades.&nbsp; Wildlife biologist Jim Pease talks with host Charity Nebbe about the negative and positive effects of this long, hard winter on Iowa's wildlife.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:08:48 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 37398 at Long, Hard Winter Passenger Pigeon's Extinction <p>At one time, the passenger pigeon was everywhere in North America.&nbsp; The population was 3 to 5 billion when European settlers first arrived, but by 1914 they were gone.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses the extinction of the passenger pigeon with Stan Temple of <a href="">Aldo Leopold Foundation</a>.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 04:25:52 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 37141 at Passenger Pigeon's Extinction Retiring: 'Time to Make the Donuts' <div><p>Forget the IRA for a minute. &nbsp;How’s your portfolio for spending your&nbsp;<em>time&nbsp;</em>after retiring? Here’s a little advice and thoughts explored in this ‘Talk of Iowa’ program:</p><p><strong>Make a plan</strong>. About a year before the retirement day, decide how you will be spending your time. Have a list of things to do: volunteering, learning a new skill, maintaining friendships and social networks, and develop ideas about how pieces of those goals can be accomplished every day.</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:15:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe, Dennis Reese & Ben Stanton 36850 at Retiring: 'Time to Make the Donuts' Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival <p>Iowan <a href="">Sean Strub</a> has lead a distinguished career as a gay rights activist and advocate for people with <a href="">HIV/AIDS</a>.&nbsp; He founded <a href="">POZ Magazine</a>, designed to serve those living with the disease, a community he knows very well since he has been living with HIV since 1980.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:59:23 +0000 Charity Nebbe, Dennis Reese & Sarah Boden 36536 at Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival Time Traveling Back to the 1898 Omaha World's Fair <p>There is a short list of World’s Fairs that have inspired many stories, New York 1939, Chicago 1893, St. Louis 1904.&nbsp; The 1898 Omaha World’s Fair is not one of them… until now. Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with author <a href="" target="_blank">Timothy Shaffert</a> about his latest novel <em>The Swan Gondola</em> which takes place on the eve of the Omaha World’s Fair.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:39:24 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 36396 at Time Traveling Back to the 1898 Omaha World's Fair Controversy Sparked by Critique of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop <p><span class="userContent"><a href="">Iowa Writer's Workshop </a>alumnus <a href="">Eric Bennett's</a> article, <a href="">"<span class="st">How Iowa Flattened Literature" </span></a>in the <a href="">Chronicle of Higher Education</a> has ruffled feathers—especially in Iowa's writing community.&nbsp; The first paragraph of the article reads:&nbsp; </span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:14:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 36174 at Controversy Sparked by Critique of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop Beatles 50th Anniversary <p>When the Beatles touched down in New York on February 7, 1964 Beatlemania arrived with them.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:40:45 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 35721 at Beatles 50th Anniversary Stay Warm for Less <p>Residential and commercial buildings can use a lot of energy. &nbsp;New building codes are being used in Iowa that can make for more efficient use of utilities. Home improvement expert Bill McAnally joins the program to talk about the guidelines and answer listener questions about home projects.</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:58:06 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 35571 at Stay Warm for Less Shelton Stromquist: Civil Rights <p>In the summer of 1964, the Civil Rights Movement included many people with various backgrounds working together for a cause. University of Iowa Emeritus Professor of History Shelton Stromquist was one who put his life on the line to help the movement in Mississippi. &nbsp;He joins host Charity Nebbe to talk&nbsp;about his experiences.</p><p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:40:17 +0000 Charity Nebbe, Sarah Boden & Dennis Reese 35130 at Shelton Stromquist: Civil Rights Amphibians and Reptiles of Iowa <p>Iowa is home to 67 different amphibian and reptile species all deep in hibernation right now.&nbsp; Herpetologist Jeffrey LeClere has written <em>A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reputiles of Iowa.&nbsp; </em>Host Charity Nebbe talks with him about getting up close and personal with frogs, toads, salamanders and snakes once they wake up this spring.&nbsp; She also talks with the filmmaker responsible for the new documentary “Wrestling With Iowa.”</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 21:42:41 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 34652 at Amphibians and Reptiles of Iowa Words of the Year <p>Join host Charity Nebbe&nbsp;for this talk with Patricia O'Connor to talk about words of the year for 2013, and "banned words." What's your "word of the year"?</p><p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 17:34:57 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 34542 at Words of the Year A Railroad Atlas of Iowa <p>Guest host Dennis Reese&nbsp;talks with Richard C. Carpenter, author of <em>A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, Vol. 5 (Iowa and Minnesota)</em>. &nbsp;A pivotal point in the discussion is the year 1946 when trains and railroads had quite a different presence than today.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:10:15 +0000 Dennis Reese 34190 at A Railroad Atlas of Iowa 'Genius 101' <p>Dennis Reese guest hosts this talk with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dean</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Simonton, a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California-Davis</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Simonton was recently visiting the University of Iowa, and he describes his research as the "cognitive, dispositional, developmental, and socio-cultural factors behind eminence, giftedness, and talent."</span></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:58:35 +0000 Dennis Reese 34189 at 'Genius 101' How Infants Learn & Remembering Dr. Ignacio Ponseti <div>To keep a baby entertained, parents often need to introduce new objects or toys every few minutes. When you do that, you are not just distracting the baby, you are helping them learn about the world.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In this archived edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe finds out about new research into how infants learn, and she talks with a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">life-long friend</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 34060 at How Infants Learn & Remembering Dr. Ignacio Ponseti Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery <p>Iowans played a critical role in the struggle against slavery and the coming of the Civil War. Host Charity Nebbe speaks to Lowell J. Soike, the author of a new book, <em>Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery, </em>and Doug Jones of the State Historic Preservation Office.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:03:43 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 33434 at Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery Holiday Travel <p>Holiday travel can be daunting. Travel writer<a href=""> Jennifer Wilson</a> suggests great Iowa holiday destinations, gives tips for snowy road trips and has a game plan for airport hiccups.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:09:29 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 33373 at Holiday Travel Choosing Gratitude <p>All our lives we are taught to strive for things like success or wealth, but research shows that cultivating an attitude of gratitude daily can change your life.&nbsp; <a href="">James Autry</a> and his wife, <a href="">Former Iowa Lt. Gov. Sally Pederson</a> have co-authored the new book <a href="">“Choosing Gratitude 365 Days a Year.”</a>&nbsp; They sit down with host Charity Nebbe to discuss meditations on gratitude.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:31:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 33104 at Choosing Gratitude Richard Louv : 'Nature Deficit Disorder' <p>Richard Louv has written that “Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health.” Join host Charity Nebbe to hear from the man who coined the term “nature deficit disorder” about the importance of connecting with the natural world around us and the movement he helped to start.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:00:27 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 32928 at Richard Louv : 'Nature Deficit Disorder' Eating the Midwestern Way <p>One thing&nbsp;Midwesterns do better than everyone else (or at least claim to do better than everyone else) is bake pie. &nbsp;Host Charity Nebbe speaks with <a href="">Peggy Wolff</a>, editor of the new book <a href=",675732.aspx">Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie</a>&nbsp;about&nbsp;Midwestern cuisine, culture and of course pie. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:17:54 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 32418 at Eating the Midwestern Way Jean Seberg <p>Jean Seberg knew from a very early age that she wanted to be a movie star, and she became one. The documentary <em>Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg</em> will premiere at the Jean Seberg International Film Festival in Marshalltown next week. &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe to explore the life of Jean Seberg.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:20:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31774 at Jean Seberg Photographing the Heartland <p>For more than 50 years photographer <a href="">David Plowden</a> has been capturing images of American and the land he loves most is here in the Midwest. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Plowden about his latest book "Heartland: The Plains and the Prairie."&nbsp;</p><p>Also, <a href="">Dennis Chamberlin</a> of Iowa State University's <a href="">Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication </a>discusses how the field of photojournalism is changing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:33:59 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31734 at Photographing the Heartland A Community of True Inspiration <p>The <a href="">Amana Colonies, </a>also known as the Community of True Inspiration, was founded in the 1850s and residents lived communally in Amana's seven village until the "Great Change" of 1932.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:39:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31668 at A Community of True Inspiration New Words and College Words: Patricia O'Conner <p>Thanks to a very public performance a few weeks ago, most of us now know what it means to 'twerk.' &nbsp;Join host Charity&nbsp;Nebbe for her talk with English language expert Patricia O’Conner. &nbsp;Hear about some of the newest words in our lexicon such as 'twerk,' 'selfie,' and 'squee.' They also explore the list of words college students are most likely to look up.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:27:01 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31292 at New Words and College Words: Patricia O'Conner Mike Pace: Media Personality and Poet <p>Mike Pace is probably best known as the former emcee for the Powerball drawings. &nbsp;He also has been the host of the Iowa Realty Sunday Home Show in central Iowa, and he has a weekly radio show on KRNT. &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe for a talk with Mike Pace about his new collection of poetry, <em>Dreams and Detours: Reflecting on the Souvenirs of a Lifetime</em>.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:31:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31233 at Mike Pace: Media Personality and Poet How We Die Now <p><span class="userContent">As our population grows older more people are engaging in the important work of helping individuals cross the threshold from life to death. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:14:45 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31073 at How We Die Now Johnny Carson <p>Iowa native son Johnny Carson&nbsp;was the king of late night television and hosted the Tonight Show on NBC for three decades. &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe for a talk with Carson's attorney, advisor, and friend Henry Bushkin, who has written a book about Carson's life.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:04:31 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31018 at Johnny Carson How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan <p>Recent movements addressing the obesity epidemic or industrial agriculture&#39;s dominance attempt to change how Americans eat.&nbsp; Tracie McMillan sets out to understand the American food system from the bottom-up in&nbsp; her book, <a href="">&ldquo;The American Way of Eating: Undercover at WalMart, Applebees, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.&rdquo;</a>&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe asks McMillan where our food comes from and how we can eat healthier.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:59:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 30616 at How Americans Eat with Tracie McMillan