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Mercy College of Health Sciences

Two Private Colleges Join to Educate More Nurses

The push to prepare more nurses to fill a growing shortage within the profession is resulting in another educational collaboration. This joint venture involves two private colleges in Des Moines. A partnership between Drake University and Mercy College of Health Sciences will enable students to earn two bachelor degrees in four years. They will come away with a BS degree in Health Sciences from Drake and a BS in Nursing from Mercy. The dean of the school of nursing at Mercy College, Nancy...

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Iowa Tobacco Money Spent

Nov 23, 2008
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.


Studio One Featured Release

Featured Release This Week From Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Steven's seventh studio album, Carrie & Lowell , was released in 2015. It was a quiet, indie-folk album with very autobiographical lyrics written by Stevens as a way of dealing with the death of his mother, Carrie. Lowell is Stevens' stepfather. The writing and recording of songs dealing with memories of his mother, who suffered from mental illness and abandoned him when he was a year old, was a means of grieving for Stevens. Not as cathartic as he expected, the project actually...

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New Year's Day Special: Brucemorchestra X

IPR's Performance Iowa is excited to bring you a special New Year’s Day broadcast from the front lawn of Brucemore Mansion in Cedar Rapids! Orchestra Iowa is celebrating 10 years of Brucemore concerts with “Brucemorechestra X.” The Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre will collaborate with Orchestra Iowa to present four world-class soloists performing famous operatic arias by Bizet, Verdi, Rossini, and more. The 10th anniversary bash will conclude with members of the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, MMU...

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