Des Moines http://iowapublicradio.org en A Rush of Home Invasions and Shootings in Des Moines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rush-home-invasions-and-shootings-des-moines <p>So far this year, Des Moines has reported eight home invasions; the number coming very close to the eleven home invasions reported over the course of the entire previous year (2013).</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:20:13 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 35280 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Rush of Home Invasions and Shootings in Des Moines DMMO's "Amahl" Sunday at Noon http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dmmos-amahl-sunday-noon <p>Join us at noon to hear Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" from the Des Moines Metro Opera. This modern classic tells the story of a poor mother and her crippled son, Amahl, discovering the healing power of love while giving shelter to the three Wise Men. This Performance Iowa broadcast was recorded on December 6-7, 2013, with Pierce Mansfield as Amahl, Julie Makerov as Amahl’s mother, and Todd Thomas as King Melchior.</p><p></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 04:09:17 +0000 Barney Sherman 33881 at http://iowapublicradio.org DMMO's "Amahl" Sunday at Noon World Culture in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-culture-iowa <p>Iowa is becoming more diverse.&nbsp; When cultures come together, there are often challenges, but there are also tremendous rewards.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe finds out what some Iowa organizations are doing to explore and celebrate the diversity throughout the state.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:00:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 32365 at http://iowapublicradio.org World Culture in Iowa Iowa's Filipino American Community and Typhoon Haiyan http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-filipino-american-community-and-typhoon-haiyan <p>Yesterday the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. George Washington arrived off the coast of the Philippines to deliver aid to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.&nbsp; The U.N. says that almost half a million people have been displaced and it is feared that as many as 10,000 have perished.</p><p>Dr. Rosa Reyes, the business manager for the <a href="http://www.filamofiowa.org/new/">Filipino American Association</a>, and Filipino immigrant Mary Sherrill of Waukee talk with Ben Kieffer about how the typhoon has affected the Filipino community here in Iowa.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:05:54 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 32139 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Filipino American Community and Typhoon Haiyan Yankee Doodle Pops rebroadcast @noon http://iowapublicradio.org/post/yankee-doodle-pops-rebroadcast-noon <p>Tune in from noon to 1:30PM for a Veterans Day rebroadcast of this year's Yankee Doodle Pops concert from Des Moines.&nbsp; <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Des Moines Symphony and Joseph Giunta perform favorites celebrating America's many facets, and t</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he concert culminates with Tchaikovsky’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">1812 Overture </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">complete with Howitzer canons provided by the Iowa National Guard. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:25:40 +0000 Barney Sherman 31924 at http://iowapublicradio.org Yankee Doodle Pops rebroadcast @noon Creative Communities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/creative-communities <p>Iowa's cultural and economic shift away from the family farm created <a href="http://www.uiowa.edu/~ican/Papers%202006/braindrain122806.pdf">serious problems</a> for the state.&nbsp; It has also created opportunities for reinvention and creativity.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:39:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30966 at http://iowapublicradio.org Creative Communities Congolese refugee community to grow in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/congolese-refugee-community-grow-iowa <p>Human rights groups are expecting thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to soon be resettled in the United States. Years of war and ethnically-motivated violence have led to a humanitarian crisis, forcing hundreds of thousands to leave their homes.</p><p>Iowa Public Radio’s Durrie Bouscaren checks in with a group of Congolese that arrived in Iowa years ago.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:43:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 27553 at http://iowapublicradio.org Congolese refugee community to grow in Iowa 80/35 Play-In Finalists On Iowa's Music Scene http://iowapublicradio.org/post/8035-play-finalists-iowas-music-scene <p>Host Charity Nebbe previews the 80/35 Play-In finals sponsored by IPR Studio One. She’ll talk with organizers of the music festival and members from the three bands vying for a gig on the main stage.</p><p><em>The 80/35 Play In Finals are this Thursday, June 6<sup>th</sup> at Wooly’s in Des Moines. Doors open at 6 pm and the finalists play at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm with sets that last around 45 minutes each.&nbsp; </em></p><p></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:13:40 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 21890 at http://iowapublicradio.org 80/35 Play-In Finalists On Iowa's Music Scene 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 Same-Sex Couples In Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/same-sex-couples-iowa <p>When same-sex marriage became legal in Iowa the state became a wedding destination, but some same-sex couples wanted more than just a marriage license. Charity Nebbe talks with couples who moved to Iowa in their search for marriage equality.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 17:21:10 +0000 Charity Nebbe 12776 at http://iowapublicradio.org Same-Sex Couples In Iowa Des Moines street chosen for EPA partnership http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-street-chosen-epa-partnership <p></p><p></p><p>Since 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has picked five cities each year for its <a href="http://www.epa.gov/dced/greencapitals.htm">Greening America's Capitals</a> project. On this year’s list? Des Moines.</p><p>The project will focus on revitalizing the 6<sup>th</sup> Avenue Corridor in downtown Des Moines.&nbsp; The idea is to make the corridor friendlier to pedestrians, with wider sidewalks, improved lightning and larger bus stop shelters.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:16:06 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 11855 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines street chosen for EPA partnership Ballet Des Moines Adds Full Time Dancers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ballet-des-moines-adds-full-time-dancers <p>Ballet Des Moines is trying something new this year: hiring dancers for a six month residency.&nbsp; It’s the first time Ballet Des Moines has six full time professional dancers to perform modern and classic productions for an entire season.<br>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:25:40 +0000 John Pemble 9602 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ballet Des Moines Adds Full Time Dancers The Bonobo Hope Great Ape Trust Sanctuary http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bonobo-hope-great-ape-trust-sanctuary <p><span style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-FAMILY: 'Calibri','sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 13.5pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">The Bonobo Hope Great Ape Trust Sanctuary in Des Moines is home to a ground breaking thirty year old language research project, at least one superstar Bonobo, and recently it has become home to controversy and funding shortfalls that may end the project. Host Charity Nebbe takes you inside Bonobo Hope.</span></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:57:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe 8189 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Bonobo Hope Great Ape Trust Sanctuary Iowa State Fair 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-state-fair-2012 <p>We're at the Iowa State Fair, and we're taking you with us. From the grand concourse for a Zumba lesson, to Pioneer Hall for a classic radio play, to an outdoor stage for square dancing...and monster arming wrestling to butterfly tagging. Join us for this special edition of "Talk of Iowa".</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:29:05 +0000 Katherine Perkins & John Pemble 6461 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa State Fair 2012 Romney blasts Obama in Des Moines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/romney-blasts-obama-des-moines <p></p><p>Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrapped up a two-day campaign trip to Iowa Wednesday.&nbsp;&nbsp; At a rally in downtown Des Moines, he did not back off a controversial claim that President Obama wants to end work requirements for welfare recipients.&nbsp;&nbsp; Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Joyce Russell reports:</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 22:51:17 +0000 Joyce Russell 6015 at http://iowapublicradio.org Romney blasts Obama in Des Moines Drought sinks teeth into Iowa cities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/drought-sinks-teeth-iowa-cities <p>With drought conditions now gripping more than half the country, many farmers in Iowa are waiting to see if they&rsquo;ll even have much of a crop to harvest. While farm country feels the brunt of the drought, those in the city are also being hit. Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Clay Masters reports.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 22:54:34 +0000 Clay Masters 4907 at http://iowapublicradio.org Drought sinks teeth into Iowa cities Des Moines Turning Into Hub for Entrepeneurship http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-turning-hub-entrepeneurship <p>More and more entrepreneurs are finding niches for creative business ventures in Iowa. This hour on River to River, we&#39;ll talk with Mike Colwell, the Executive Director of the Business Innovation Zone about how that state is becoming a hub for young professionals. We&#39;re also joined by two attorneys who started a B-Amazing Foods, a nutrition bar company, and a video producer who found her entrepreneurial spirit by moving to Des Moines. Veel Hoeden, a shared workspace in Pella.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:06:08 +0000 Ben Kieffer 3434 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines Turning Into Hub for Entrepeneurship Got Government Data? There's an App for That http://iowapublicradio.org/post/got-government-data-theres-app <p>You might have heard about the Drake Relays this weekend. Turns out there was another kind of relay going on - a race to make phone and computer applications - using government data.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2012 12:36:56 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 710 at http://iowapublicradio.org Got Government Data? There's an App for That