snow http://iowapublicradio.org en Wildlife Day: Signs of Spring http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-signs-spring <p>Though half of Iowa is still under a blanket of snow the rivers are swollen, the days are growing longer and spring is definitely on its way. "Talk of Iowa" sits down with wildlife biologist Jim Pease to talk about the signs and songs of spring.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 16:36:52 +0000 Charity Nebbe 17562 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Signs of Spring Winter Weather & Callie Crossley On Talking Openly About Race http://iowapublicradio.org/post/winter-weather-callie-crossley-talking-openly-about-race-0 <p>Even though Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, don’t bet old man winter is done with us just yet. Today on River to River, we talk about the winter storms we’ve had this year… and if there’s been progress towards drought recovery. Also, journalist Callie Crossley joins our conversation to talk about race relations in the U.S. and where there’s room for improvement.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:57:14 +0000 Ben Kieffer 17227 at http://iowapublicradio.org Winter Weather & Callie Crossley On Talking Openly About Race Home Improvement: Snow http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-snow-0 <p>When you look at your house covered in a blanket of new fallen snow, if you look closely you can learn some important things. "Talk of Iowa's" home improvement expert Bill McAnally visits to explain what Mother Nature can help you learn about your house.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:23:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe 16916 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement: Snow Snow Piles on Des Moines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/snow-piles-des-moines <p>A winter snow storm dumped several inches of unexpected snow on the Des Moines area Tuesday morning,&nbsp; much of it during the morning rush hour.&nbsp; Forecasters are adjusting their predictions as more snow moves into the region.</p><p><a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dmx/">National Weather Service</a> Meteorologist Jeff Johnson says the storm's trajectory defied predictions, which had put most of the snowfall in southeast Iowa.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:19:14 +0000 Sarah McCammon 16483 at http://iowapublicradio.org Snow Piles on Des Moines Wildlife Day: Life Under and in the Snow http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-life-under-and-snow <p>When snow covers the ground the world looks as if it is sleeping under a blanket of white, but life does go on. Wildlife biologist <a href="http://news.iowapublicradio.org/term/jim-pease" target="_blank">Jim Pease</a> joins Charity Nebbe to discuss life under and in the snow and&nbsp; how that white stuff benefits the burrowers, the hibernators, and other birds and mammals.&nbsp;</p><p>Pease also discusses how snow is an insulator and a boon to wildlife for keeping warm and how even some amphibians benefit from the snow.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:09:32 +0000 Charity Nebbe 13008 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Life Under and in the Snow