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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri March 5, 2010

Hort Day

IPR's Julie Englander speaks with Richard Juron and other members of the horticulture gang from Iowa State University. Spring is three weeks away!

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River to River
1:00 pm
Thu March 4, 2010

Violence in Culture

A conversation with award-winning author David Schmid who travels to Grinnell this week for a conference examining violence in American culture. Schmid is the author of "Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture," and has published on a variety of subjects, including celebrity, Dracula and crime fiction. Later in the hour, Iowa State University Psychology Professor Craig Anderson talks about new research analyzing exposure to violent video games.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu March 4, 2010

Tech Day

We'll hear the latest news about computers, smart phones, the internet, and all things technology with Jeffrey Balvanz of Iowa State University.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

Hospitals Impact on Iowa Economy

A new report from the Iowa Hospital Association finds the state's community hospitals generate nearly 148,000 jobs that add more than $6.1 billion to the economy. According to the report, Iowa hospital employees by themselves spend nearly $2 billion on retail sales and contribute more than $117 million in state sales tax revenue. We’ll look into the economics and the debate over hospitals’ role in the cost of care and their role in health care reform.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed March 3, 2010

Politics Wednesday

IPR's Jonathan Ahl talks to Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State and Arnie Arnesen of New Hampshire's "Political Chowder."

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River to River
1:00 pm
Tue March 2, 2010

Kevin Connolly

Host Ben Kieffer talks with Kevin Connolly about his memoir "Doubletake," and his Rolling Exhibition. Connolly, who was born without legs, has photographically documented the reactions of people all over the world to his disability.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue March 2, 2010

Iowa's Local Food Heroes

We'll hear from the winners in several categories of Edible Iowa River Valley's "Local Food Heroes" awards, including: Jason Bandstra of Frisian Farms Gouda in Oskaloosa, Masae Judge and Harriet Woodford of Leaf Kitchen in Iowa City, Scott Ervin of Sutliff Cider, Lisbon and Laura Dowd of Local Foods Connection, Iowa City.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Mon March 1, 2010

Campaign Finance

The Iowa Legislature is considering new restrictions on Corporations that wade into political advertising. That’s after the U.S. Supreme court lifted the ban on corporate contributions in January. Jeneane Beck talks with Charlie Smithson, Exec. Dir. of the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board about the integrity of the system. Then, the Chairs of Iowa's democratic and republican parties discuss the upcoming races for Governor and U.S. Senate.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon March 1, 2010

The First Starbucks/Beyond Luck

We hear about the UNI Museum's new exhibit, "Coffee: The World in Your Cup," from UNI Theatre Professor Carol Colburn, one of the first employees at the very first Starbucks store which opened in Seattle in 1971. Also, Iowa City consultant John Langhorne, Ph.D., discusses his new book "Beyond Luck: Practical Steps to Navigate the Path from Manager to Leader." (Corridor Media Group)

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River to River
1:00 pm
Fri February 26, 2010

Academic Acceleration

Only eight states currently have a policy that specifically permits academic acceleration defined as the practice of advancing students in subjects at a rate that matches their potential and places them ahead of where they would normally be in school. Iowa is not one of those eight states. Why not? Iowa is among the other states who leave it up to the school districts to develop the practice of acceleration.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Grief Counselor and Educator Nancee Sobonya

IPR's Jonathan Ahl speaks with Nancee Sobonya, filmmaker, director and producer "The Gifts of Grief." Sobonya has been working in the field of death and bereavement for the past 22 years.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Missing College Students

We examine recent cases where college students went missing one at Iowa State University and one at the University of Iowa, and the questions these cases raise about how reports of missing students are handled. Among the guests- the Dean of Students at the UI and ISU, and the director of theJED Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the mental health of college students across the country.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Park Inn/Iowa Potholes

We'll get an update on the restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Park Inn, which will be open for business in Mason City in 2011. Also, Iowa is expecting its worst pothole season ever, Prof. Christopher Williams of Iowa State University will explain why.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

Spring Flood Forecast

Above-normal snowfall and below-normal temperatures have increased the risk for flooding in the state this year. We'll talk about potential flooding with Jeff Zogg, hydrologist with the National Weather Service. We'll also discuss the popularity of rain barrels and the small things Iowa residents can do to curb the effects of flooding.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed February 24, 2010

Politics Wednesday

Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Arnie Arnesen of New Hampshire's "Political Chowder" join IPR's Jonathan Ahl.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Tue February 23, 2010

Autism and the Concept of Neurodiversity

How can a neurological disability be thought of as a difference akin to race, ethnicity or sexual orientation? Do we really have an adequate understanding of autism, specially "classical" or "severe" autism? To what extent have non-autistic researchers misinterpreted what they have observed? Among the guests- Grinnell College English Professor Ralph Savarese, the author of "Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption".

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Lucid Dreams and Telepathy

Robert Waggoner, our lucid dreams expert, will take a deeper look at dream telepathy. He says some scientific experiments appear to confirm its existence, only to become entangled by conflicting results by other experimenters.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Driving restrictions

The Iowa legislature is poised to approve several driving-related bills, including a ban on texting while driving and a revamped graduated drivers' license system. On our weekly legislative show, Jeneane Beck talks with lawmakers about prospects for passage and health care professionals about why they're pushing for more restrictions.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon February 22, 2010

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me

For National Eating Disorders Awareness week, we'll talk to Jenni Schaefer, bestselling author of "Life Without Ed," "Ed" is short for eating disorders.

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