family en Overcoming Eating Disorders <p><a href="">Approximately 11 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder.&nbsp;</a> These diseases are hard to understand, difficult to treat and often deadly.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:15:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35893 at Overcoming Eating Disorders Revisiting Cakes and Cupcakes <p>Cupcakes have taken the U.S. by storm in the last few years; but cakes, large and small, have always been an important part of our culture.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses family recipes and gourmet innovation with <a href="">Evelyn Birkby</a>, Iowa’s most famous homemaker and columnist for the Shenandoah Evening Sentinel. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 20:12:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 34055 at Revisiting Cakes and Cupcakes Tinsel Tales Two <p>Continuing with the tradition of the first "Tinsel Tales," host Lynn Neary brings another hour of the best and most requested holiday stories. Joy, hope, and childhood memories overflow as NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season.</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 20:33:55 +0000 Lynn Neary 34021 at Tinsel Tales Two Ho, Ho, Huh? <p>Authors Ron Carlson, Frank O'Connor and George Shephard each present a different side of the Christmas experience. Also humorist Calvin Trillin reads a Christmas poem.<br />&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 20:13:32 +0000 Sarah Boden 34020 at Ho, Ho, Huh? Surviving a Dysfunctional Family during the Holidays <p>The holidays bring families together and sometimes that can cause stress.&nbsp; In fact, navigating family togetherness when hurt and dysfunction abounds can seem impossible.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:01:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 33485 at Surviving a Dysfunctional Family during the Holidays Reclaiming the Holidays <p>We’ve made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, but the ads keep coming and will continue for the next three weeks. For many, this emphasis on the material aspects of the holiday season can become overwhelming and may even overshadow the joy and fun of this special time of year.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:06:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 33037 at Reclaiming the Holidays 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 "Blue Plate Special" with Kate Christensen <p>According to <a href="">Kate Christensen</a>, she has spent much of her life as, &ldquo;a hungry, lonely, wild animal looking for happiness and stability.&rdquo;&nbsp; In her new memoir <a href="">&ldquo;Blue Plate Special&quot;</a> she writes about her life and the food she turned to for comfort as well as sustenance.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe speaks with Christensen about her memoir and life as a writer.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:42:15 +0000 Charity Nebbe 30100 at "Blue Plate Special" with Kate Christensen The Grandmother <p>When a child is born, so is a grandmother. Today on Talk of Iowa, we explore the 21<sup>st</sup> Century grandmother. Host Charity Nebbe talks with a scholar about how the roles of grandmothers have changed over the generations, and she receives some advice for modern grandma’s from the author of “The Grandparents Handbook.”</p><p>Guests on today's program include Victoria Brown, L.F. Parker Professor of History at Grinnell College, and Elizabeth LaBan, author of <em>The Grandparent’s Handbook.</em></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:25:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe, Sarah Boden & Emily Woodbury 28980 at The Grandmother Losing and Finding Home <p>To most, the word "home" means more than just a place to sleep and store property. This hour Charity Nebbe talks about what home means as well as what it means to lose one's home and find it again with Sally Ooms, author of <a href="">Finding Home: How Americans Prevail</a>. In her book Ooms profiles people who have been displaced by family pressures, economic pressures, and natural disasters.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:16:32 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 28284 at Losing and Finding Home Cakes and Cupcakes <p>Cupcakes have taken the U.S. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:07:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 23610 at Cakes and Cupcakes Does Jesus Really Love Me? <p>Where can you find community and acceptance if you are gay or lesbian and a deeply believing Christian? That’s the question journalist Jeff Chu asks in his new book<em> </em><a href="">"Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America."</a> Host Ben Kieffer speaks with Chu about his year-long,&nbsp; 28-state journey he took across the U.S. in exploration of how different Christian denominations discuss homosexuality and interact with gay and lesbian members of their congregations.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:24:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 21889 at Does Jesus Really Love Me? Interracial Marriage in the US <p>Although <a href="">interracial marriage has been fully legal in the United States since 1967,</a> these unions are still rare since <a href="">the overwhelming majority of&nbsp; Americans marry within their own race</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:45:02 +0000 Sarah Boden & Charity Nebbe 20314 at Interracial Marriage in the US Baby Names <p>What does your name say about you? What does the name you give you child mean for them?&nbsp; Charity Nebbe talks about names with Jennifer Moss, founder and CEO of and English Language expert Patricia O’Connor. Then, listeners share the stories behind their names.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:47 +0000 Charity Nebbe 12958 at Baby Names Heartwarming Stories <p>Most of us have someone who has done something or said something that changed our life. Ben Kieffer talks with people who are honoring those family members, teachers, mentors and friends who gave them that pivotal push in the right direction.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:21:04 +0000 Ben Kieffer 12364 at Heartwarming Stories My Farm Roots: Brandon Fahrmeier <p><em>This is the ninth installment of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. </em><a href=""><em>Click here to explore more </em></a><a href=""><em>My Farm Roots </em></a><em>stories and to share your own.</em></p><p>Brandon Fahrmeier had a nice job as a sales rep in Ohio for a large company. He and his wife had a nice suburban home. Then they had kids. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:57:48 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 7443 at My Farm Roots: Brandon Fahrmeier My Farm Roots: Kate Edwards <p><em>This is the first installment of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media&rsquo;s new series chronicling Americans&rsquo; connection to the land. Click here (</em><a href=""><em></em></a><em>) to explore more My Farm Roots stories and to share your own.</em></p><p></p><p>Kate Edwards hasn&rsquo;t always been a farmer. No, she came back to the farm after college, grad school and a stint as an environmental engineer.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:38:56 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 4508 at My Farm Roots: Kate Edwards