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Police Killer Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Terms

The man charged in the ambush killings of two Des Moines-area police officers is withdrawing his not guilty pleas. Scott Greene now admits to killing Urbandale police officer Justin Martin and Des Moines sergeant Tony Beminio last November. Polk County Attorney John Sarcone says writings and drawings on Greene’s jail cell walls following his arrest tied him to the case. “They are essentially admissions of his responsibility in this matter," he says. "He drew pictures of each officers face.”...

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JFK Library

Sounds from the 1960s, recorded in Washington, Greenfield and Des Moines. Forty-five years after the slaying of President John F. Kennedy, we hear the voices of several Iowans whose professional lives were touched by the assassination. Recordings courtesy of WHO Radio and private collector Bill Sherman.

Bob Dole Speaks

Nov 12, 2008

Veterans Remembered

Nov 10, 2008

McCain in Des Moines

Sep 29, 2008

Summer may be over, but it's always time for ice cream at the Candy Kitchen in Wilton, which calls itself "the oldest, ongoing ice cream parlor in the world."

Candy Kitchen

Sep 16, 2008

It's always time for ice cream at the Candy Kitchen in Wilton. The family business claims to be "the oldest, ongoing ice cream parlor in the world." Now nearing 150 years old, the confectionery is having its best year ever.

  

The U.S.S. Iowa

Sep 4, 2008
USS Iowa Veterans Association

Sounds from 1945 to 1991, from around the world. The USS Iowa was the first of the mighty "Iowa Class" battleships that projected America's global military power for more than a half century. Their potent, 16-inch guns made them the greatest fighting ship of all time. She opened as a museum in 2012 at the Port of Los Angeles. Historic sound from the State Historical Society and You Tube.

Amana Colonies

Aug 20, 2008
Amana Heritage Society

A Tri-Centennial is approaching for a breakaway sect of the Lutheran Church in Germany. Since its 1855 arrival, the religious settlement has evolved into one of the Iowa's most popular tourist attractions, but continues to honor its heritage every day. Sounds from 1934 to 1962, recorded around Amana.

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Featured Release This Week From Future Islands + Studio One Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Even after three years, it seems that the Baltimore-based band Future Islands can't be written about without mentioning their breakthrough live appearance on the David Letterman show in early 2014. Their performance of "Seasons (Waiting on You)" on that show is closing in on 2,000,000 YouTube views. Frontman Sam Herring's vocal intensity and energetic dance moves simply can't be denied. Iowans could see this for themselves during Future Islands' exciting set at the Hinterland Festival in 2015...

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A Road Trip with Kodály and Bartók

Composer Zoltán Kodály was one of the world’s first ethnomusicologists. In 1905, he trekked across Hungary to secluded villages to collect folk songs sung by the villagers who lived there. He recorded them on an Edison phonograph, and as a result, preserved an entire culture. He then became fast friends with fellow composer Béla Bartók and shared his methods of song collection with him. The two set out on more musical road trips together, and were lifelong champions of each other’s music. The...

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