Dust Bowl http://iowapublicradio.org en ISU historian included in Burns' Dust Bowl documentary. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/isu-historian-included-burns-dust-bowl-documentary <p></p><p>An Iowa State University historian and expert on the 1930s dust bowl consulted on filmmaker Ken Burns’ newest documentary, which airs tonight and tomorrow night on PBS.</p><p></p><p>Professor and chair of history at ISU Pamela Riney-Kehrberg is featured in the film, she says she assisted to ensure the film’s historical accuracy…</p><p></p><p>Ken Burns' The Dust Bowl, airs tonight and tomorrow night on PBS</p> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 19:44:12 +0000 Julie Englander 10931 at http://iowapublicradio.org ISU historian included in Burns' Dust Bowl documentary. The Dust Bowl and Will Allen http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dust-bowl-and-will-allen <p>Urban areas in the Midwest are often referred to as “food deserts”, lacking in affordable, local fresh greens and produce. Many people living in these areas are suffering from poor diet and subsequent disease. Ben Kieffer speaks with Will Allen, an urban farmer who is working to eliminate the fresh food shortage is these neighborhoods. Then Iowa State historian Pamela Riney-Kehrberg&nbsp; discusses a time when a large portion of the country was considered a desert, the 1930s Dust Bowl.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:16:55 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10852 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Dust Bowl and Will Allen Dust Bowl memories offer present warning http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dust-bowl-memories-offer-present-warning <p></p><p>The Dust Bowl of the 1930s is the subject of a new documentary from Ken Burns airing this month on PBS television stations. The man-made disaster left an indelible mark on the Midwest and on history — and, as Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock reports, today’s extensive corn production could make the region vulnerable once again.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:11:49 +0000 Grant Gerlock 10798 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dust Bowl memories offer present warning