Internet http://iowapublicradio.org en Vegetables or Candy? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vegetables-or-candy <p>When you ask people what is important to eat, they'll tell you vegetables.&nbsp; When you quietly watch, they'll mostly eat candy.&nbsp; It turns out the same is true of news.&nbsp; The launching board for our conversation is a new study showing that while people consistently rank news coverage of international news, business and politics as being most important to their lives, an analysis of their online behavior tells a different story.&nbsp; The study sparked <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/news-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-benghazi/372906/">this recent article Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:34:36 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 42741 at http://iowapublicradio.org Vegetables or Candy? Former Senate Majority Lead George Mitchell http://iowapublicradio.org/post/former-senate-majority-lead-george-mitchell <p><a href="http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=m000811">Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell</a> has made a career out of crafting compromise. First in the U.S. Senate, then later brokering peace in Northern Ireland, and finally tackling peace in the Middle East.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Mitchell about Syria and Iran. He’ll also share his views on what is driving the hyper-partisan atmosphere in Washington.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:25:56 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 35785 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former Senate Majority Lead George Mitchell Dating and Socializing Later in Life http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dating-and-socializing-later-life <p>Once upon a time you and your sweetheart may have spent hot summer nights at the drive-in or cooled off at the soda fountain—but dating in 2013 is very different.&nbsp; Join host Charity Nebbe on Talk of Iowa about dating and socializing for seniors.&nbsp; We’ll talk about the importance of social engagement as we age and the dating scene at the senior center, retirement community, nursing home, and online.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:14:58 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 23069 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dating and Socializing Later in Life Iowa's Education Department Seeks Funding for Online Classes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-education-department-seeks-funding-online-classes-0 <p></p><p></p><p>The Iowa Department of Education is seeking state funding to expand on-line education for high school students. The Department is now operating what’s called “Iowa Learning Online” with federal funding that’s expiring.</p><p>State Education Director Jason Glass says the program is serving students who aren’t doing well in traditional classrooms.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:44:26 +0000 Dean Borg 12773 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Education Department Seeks Funding for Online Classes Cyberbullying And Children On The Internet http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cyber-bullying-and-children-internet <p>While parents still worry about who their children are interacting with online, parents are focusing their concern now on how their children are represented online. Ben Kieffer talks with experts about the way children perceive the Internet and how their posts could affect their academic or professional future. Then Iowa school officials discuss efforts to prevent cyber bullying in Iowa.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:32:56 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11224 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cyberbullying And Children On The Internet