Missouri River http://iowapublicradio.org en Farmers Take Missouri River Flood Worries to Court http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmers-take-missouri-river-flood-worries-court <p></p><p></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:12:47 +0000 Grant Gerlock 40326 at http://iowapublicradio.org Farmers Take Missouri River Flood Worries to Court Teen Drivers, 51%, Ice on a River, Ice Over Fish http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teen-drivers-51-ice-river-ice-over-fish <p>For this News Buzz show, Ben Kieffer talks with a variety of guests about new jobs numbers, the 51% four-year graduation rate at the University of Iowa, Matt Schultz running for congress, the Director of Iowa's Public Health Department resigning, new rules for teen drivers, concerns about ice on the Missouri River, an ice fishing update, and the remarkable beginning for ISU Cyclone men's and women's basketball.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 34694 at http://iowapublicradio.org Teen Drivers, 51%, Ice on a River, Ice Over Fish Shipping Woes Along the Mississippi River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shipping-woes-along-mississippi-river <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With lingering drought keeping the crucial Mississippi River waterway at historically low levels, some projected that barge traffic on the river would come to a scraping halt in early January. It hasn’t proved to be quite as bad – the Army Corps of Engineers now says the river will likely stay open for transportation at least through the month – but many grain and energy industries that rely on sending products up and down the river aren’t yet breathing a sigh of relief. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:13:43 +0000 Clay Masters 13043 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shipping Woes Along the Mississippi River Exploring the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte Rivers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/exploring-mississippi-missouri-and-platte-rivers <p>The state of Iowa is defined physically by the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. We, in turn, have done a great deal to shape the rivers. Host Charity Nebbe, talks with author Lisa Knopp about her book &ldquo;What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri and Platte&rdquo;. Her book takes readers on a personal journey along these rivers, exploring their history, geography, and ecology.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:12:48 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5456 at http://iowapublicradio.org Exploring the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte Rivers Western Iowa Flood Recovery http://iowapublicradio.org/post/western-iowa-flood-recovery <p>It&rsquo;s been a year since the Missouri River flooded homes, farmland and businesses, and people in Western Iowa and Nebraska are still recovering and waiting for disaster aid. Host Clay Masters talks with soil expert Dr. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, and farmer Scott Olson about efforts to get the soil back to a functional state. Later, Clay talks with groups involved in flood recovery efforts who share their ideas on how to best manage the river for the future.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 18:15:09 +0000 Clay Masters 3620 at http://iowapublicradio.org Western Iowa Flood Recovery Water Control Fight Continues Along Missouri River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/water-control-fight-continues-along-missouri-river <p>The floodwaters that ravaged homes, businesses and farms along a vast stretch of the Missouri River last year are not a distant memory. And as the difficult cleanup and recovery continues, concerns have intensified between those who want there to be more control of this river, and those who believe it should flow freely. In part one of a two-part report, Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Clay Masters finds that common ground has yet to find traction.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:16:09 +0000 Clay Masters 3524 at http://iowapublicradio.org Water Control Fight Continues Along Missouri River Fixing Farmland along the Missouri River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fixing-farmland-along-missouri-river <p>Last fall, officials predicted that farmland along the Missouri River might be out of production for at least a year. The flood of 2011 piled up sand dunes, gouged out deep holes and killed off many of the microbes that help crops grow.</p><p>But now it&rsquo;s spring, and farmers are back on the land trying to fix what nature broke.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 12:44:31 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 989 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fixing Farmland along the Missouri River