Field of Dreams http://iowapublicradio.org en Fictional Iowans http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fictional-iowans <p>Iowa is home to a <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/">baseball fan who sees ghosts</a>, one <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N9C2JS9mWc">spunky librarian</a> who owns all the books in River City&#39;s library and a <a href="http://www.berkeleybreathed.com/pages/09bloomlibrary.asp">cat with presidential aspirations</a>.&nbsp; It is also the <a href="http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2081">future birthplace</a> of legendary starship commander <a href="http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001448/">Capt. James T. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:11:05 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 29690 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fictional Iowans Legislative Monday: State Support for Local Projects http://iowapublicradio.org/post/legislative-monday-state-support-local-projects <p>A flood bill making its way through the legislature would provide a sales tax rebate to communities to prevent future flooding. The bill is still alive despite Cedar Rapids residents, who were expected to benefit most from the legislation, voting down a sales tax extension designated for flood mitigation. Then, new owners of the &ldquo;Field of Dreams&rdquo; movie site in Dyersville want to build a softball and baseball complex on the property and are seeking state support.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll discuss the project and why there&rsquo;s some support and opposition to it.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Joyce Russell 205 at http://iowapublicradio.org