film en Movies on a Deadline <p>On your mark, get set, lights, camera, action. The Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project is celebrating its tenth year this weekend. At 6 PM this Friday, over 40 teams will pull a slip of paper out of a hat. On that slip of paper is their genre assignment: anything from Romance to Fish Out of Water. 48 Hours later, they'll turn in a finished 4-7 minute film. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with city producer Samuel Pace-Tuomi and ten-time participant Mike Kieler in this hour of Talk of Iowa.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:51:49 +0000 Charity Nebbe & croth 44110 at Movies on a Deadline "Field of Dreams" Turns 25 <p>25 years ago an Iowa farmer and baseball fan started <a href="">hearing voices</a> in his corn field.&nbsp; The film <a href="">"Field of Dreams,"</a> touched millions in a profound way and left behind a baseball diamond in Dyersville that has taken on a life of its own.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:18:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 39574 at "Field of Dreams" Turns 25 'Genius 101' <p>Dennis Reese guest hosts this talk with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dean</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Simonton, a&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California-Davis</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Simonton was recently visiting the University of Iowa, and he describes his research as the "cognitive, dispositional, developmental, and socio-cultural factors behind eminence, giftedness, and talent."</span></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:58:35 +0000 Dennis Reese 34189 at 'Genius 101' Jean Seberg <p>Jean Seberg knew from a very early age that she wanted to be a movie star, and she became one. The documentary <em>Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg</em> will premiere at the Jean Seberg International Film Festival in Marshalltown next week. &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe to explore the life of Jean Seberg.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:20:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31774 at Jean Seberg News Buzz: China, Phone Scams, Traffic Stops, Harvest, Soup, and 'Caucus' <p>On this News Buzz version of River to River, host Ben Kieffer cycles through stories about Iowa's relationship with China, an Arizona company's apparent phone scam targeting Iowans, an investigation into traffic stops, a harvest summary, the nutritional benefits of eating soup, and a new film about Iowa's 2012&nbsp;caucuses.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:32:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 31146 at News Buzz: China, Phone Scams, Traffic Stops, Harvest, Soup, and 'Caucus' The Farm Crisis <p>The farm crisis of the 1980s meant high interest rates; it’s estimated that farmland values dropped nearly 60 percent in some areas of the Midwest during the early '80s.&nbsp; But it was not just an economic disaster. &nbsp;A new documentary also tries to capture the personal stories. Guest host Ben Stanton talks with the producer of "The Farm Crisis"&nbsp;Laurel Bower Burgmaier. &nbsp;Later in the show is an update to the flood-related weather outlook for Iowa, and hear about NPR's programing changes now in effect and how they will affect Iowa Public Radio.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:05:16 +0000 Ben Stanton & Sarah Boden 23189 at The Farm Crisis Iowa's Hollywood Stars <p>Iowa doesn’t rank high on the scale of glitz and glamor, but we have proven to be a good training ground for Hollywood stars. We all know about John Wayne, Donna Reed, and Ashton Kutcher, but that’s just scratching the surface!&nbsp; We’ll talk about Iowa’s stars, from the Oscar winners to the Blue Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:57:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14977 at Iowa's Hollywood Stars Iowa's "A Thief in the Night": More Than Just a Horror Flick <p>If you grew up in a conservative Christian household any time in the last few decades, you may have seen a movie called “A Thief in the Night.” Otherwise, think B-movie horror flick – for Christian kids. &nbsp;The movie was made in Iowa and turns 40 this year.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:39:07 +0000 Sarah McCammon 11939 at Iowa's "A Thief in the Night": More Than Just a Horror Flick