rural iowa en Small Towns Spawn Big Ideas <p>Many of the big ideas that have changed the world have started in small towns.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with John Miller about his new book, <em>Small Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys Who Shaped America</em>, we’ll talk about how the place you come from shapes who you are, how small towns have changed over the years and about some remarkable men who came from Midwestern small towns. Then, sociologist Paul Lasley talks about what it means to grow up in a small town today.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:50:35 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 40185 at Small Towns Spawn Big Ideas Legislative Priorities and Roundabouts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This program includes &nbsp;hearing from one Iowa community that has incorporated new roundabouts aimed at easing traffic flow, and state lawmakers talk about what projects might be in store for the state, and how they might want to fund those projects. A House Republican and a Senate Democrat find agreement on one aspect of the issue: the gas tax.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:03:13 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 33319 at Legislative Priorities and Roundabouts Rural Iowa Women in the 1920s <p>Before the Great Depression there was the farm recession, and times were tough for farm families in Iowa. This hour, we focus on the lives of rural Iowa women in the early twentieth century.</p><p>Host Charity Nebbe talks with author Chris Baker about his grandmother, growing up in rural Davis County in the 1920s. Baker recently published a book including journal entries detailing her life. And, historians Dorothy Schwieder and Katherine Jellison help us understand the times.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:45:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 28637 at Rural Iowa Women in the 1920s Healthcare in Rural Iowa <p>At times, people living in rural Iowa struggle for access to medical specialists. The nearest pediatrician or cardiologist may be hours from a patient's home. River to River examines the state of rural health care in Iowa and now that health care is the law of the land, how will health care change in Iowa?</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:15:19 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10787 at Healthcare in Rural Iowa