landscape

Talk of Iowa
3:33 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Photographing the Heartland

David Plowden's new book "Heartland: The Plains and the Prairie" captures the Midwestern landscape.
David Plowden

For more than 50 years photographer David Plowden 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." 

Also, Dennis Chamberlin of Iowa State University's Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication discusses how the field of photojournalism is changing.  

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Talk of Iowa
2:23 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Hot and Dry Weather Hard on Landscapes

It's been hot and dry in Iowa for weeks, and our landscapes are starting to show signs of stress.  On Horticulture Day, Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe discusses the difficulties of maintaining our lawns and gardens through the heat.  Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron and ISU Associate Professor of Horticulture Cyndi Haynes offer their expertise and advice.

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Talk of Iowa
12:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Glaciers And How They Shape Our Landscape

Pictured above is Iceland’s Múlajökull Glacier with its surrounding drumlins. Iverson and his team will be conducting fieldwork near the glacier this August. The site is located about 1 1/2 hours via helicopter outside Iceland’s capital Reykjavik.
Tom Hooyer Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Iowa is defined by fertile soil and gently rolling hills that were created millions of years ago during the Pleistocene epoch, though the forces that created Iowa's landscapes ages ago are still at work today in other parts of the world.  Host Charity Nebbe discusses the power of glaciers with Neal Iverson, an Iowa State University geologist who will spend part of August living and working near a glacier in Iceland.  Geologist Deborah Quade from the

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