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I felt threatened: Iowa Landowners Sue to Protect Against Eminent Domain

A group of Iowa landowners is suing the Iowa Utilities Board, saying it’s an effort to protect their property from eminent domain. The plaintiffs claim that agents from the proposed Dakota Access pipeline have told them if they don’t agree to easements that allow the pipeline onto their property, they will have their land seized by the state. The plaintiffs' attorney Bill Hanigan says the state’s utilities board has no authority to grant eminent domain because the pipeline will not be...
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Clay Masters conducted this interview with Democratic presidential candidate and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley Friday, July 24th. Below is a partially transcribed interview.

M: How do you feel you're getting your name out there? Do you like feel you're connecting more, the more time you spend here?

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Jason Isbell is riding high this week: His new album Something More Than Free is number one on Billboard's country, rock and folk charts. The musician from rural Alabama got his start with the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, and then went solo. For the past few years, he's been sober, after drinking brought him "close to the point of no return."

Chimpanzees are like us in many ways. They can cook, they enjoy a good drink here and there, they share about 95 percent of our DNA.

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This month, negotiators reached a deal to lift economic sanctions on Iran while limiting their nuclear ability. Most Republicans, including both of Iowa's senators, are against it. And while the political ramifications have been thoroughly hashed out, less attention has been paid to the perspective of Iranians and Iranian-Americans. 

Niloufar Talebi is an Iranian-American writer and translator, and the editor of Belonging: New Poetry by Iranians Around the World. She says this deal could signal a larger shift and opening of cultural relations.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is investigating Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, a hunting enthusiast who has been identified as the person who illegally poached and then dismembered Zimbabwe's famous "Cecil the Lion."

But officials are asking the public for help in locating Palmer, who has apparently gone into hiding after his identity was made public and social media lit up with scorn and vitriol.

When it comes to getting the HPV vaccine to protect against cervical cancer, teens below the poverty line are doing better than the rest.

Among teenage girls aged 13 to 17 those total family income was less than then federal poverty level for their family size, 67.2 percent have received the first dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine, compared to the 57.7 percent for those at or above the poverty line. For teen boys, it's 51.6 percent compared to 39.5 percent.

The committee evaluating candidates for the University of Iowa’s next President is moving into the process final stages.

In a telephone conference this afternoon, the Search Committee heard from a representative of the Parker Executive Search, President Laurie Wilder.  She told the committee forty-four individuals had submitted material for consideration.

Help Wanted: The Philippines Needs More Exorcists

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Alvin Bailon and his wife were at their wits' end last September. Their 12-year old son, an honor student, had begun having anxiety attacks, mostly about school. "And then all of a sudden he would slowly lose consciousness," Bailon recalls. "We term it as doze off. He would doze off and he would fall down slowly."

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Featured Release This Week From Ezra Furman

Chicago musician and songwriter Ezra Furman began his career with the band Ezra Furman and the Harpoons. They formed at Tufts University (near Boston) in 2006, and had a run that included three albums. In 2012, Furman raised money through Kickstarter to record and self-release his first solo album. He signed to a label and received great critical acclaim for his second album, particularly in the UK. With album number three, Perpetual Motion People, Furman is really hitting his stride. It's an...
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Join Iowa Public Radio Classical live at noon from Cedar Falls on Thursday, July 16 for a special Performance Iowa broadcast showcasing the Rawlins Piano Trio. Comprised of violinist Eunho Kim, cellist Marie-Elaine Gagnon, and pianist Susan Keith Gray, the trio has recorded five CDs and performs regularly across the country and abroad. They specialize in standards as well as contemporary gems and are featured guests in this year’s Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival. Joining the trio for the...
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