Five years after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut, some Grinnell residents are asking their neighbor, the president of the National Rifle Association (NRA), to speak with them about curbing gun violence. Iowan Pete Brownell is CEO of Brownells, an international firearm business with a large warehouse and retail store in Grinnell. He was elected president of the NRA in May. On Sunday, about a hundred Iowans stood silently next to a highway in Grinnell and looked into the distance...
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Mavis Staples was in the forefront of the civil rights movement in the 1960's, singing and marching along with her siblings and her father Pops Staples. In December of 2016, Mavis went to Washington to receive the Kennedy Center Honors from President Barack Obama, with whom she has had a long standing friendship. She invited her friend Jeff Tweedy along for the weekend's festivities. Mavis and the Wilco frontman spent a lot of time discussing current events, and the similarities between today...
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Matthew Coley’s marimba music is taking over IPR’s Studio One on Wednesday, December 6 th at noon! IPR’s Performance Iowa is excited to bring you the Heartland Marimba Festival’s Matthew Coley performing holiday favorites as well as impressive arrangements of Preludes and Fugues from Book Two of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier . Tune in on Wednesday, December 6 th at noon for this magical live Studio One Performance Iowa broadcast!