Bill Gallus http://iowapublicradio.org en Bill Gallus Remembers Stormchaser Tim Samaras http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bill-gallus-remembers-stormchaser-tim-samaras <p>Last week, three professional storm chasers died in an Oklahoma tornado that was more than two and a half miles wide. <span class="st">Prominent meteorologist </span>Tim Samaras, his son, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young, were among twenty people killed by the storms that hit Oklahoma on Friday. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa State meteorologist, Bill Gallus, about the work of Tim Samaras and the values and risks of storm chasing.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:44:16 +0000 Katherine Perkins, Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 22097 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bill Gallus Remembers Stormchaser Tim Samaras Joplin, One Year Later http://iowapublicradio.org/post/joplin-one-year-later <p>One year ago &ndash; on May 22, 2011 &ndash; one of the deadliest tornados in U.S. history struck the city of Joplin, Missouri. The twister killed 160 people and injured hundreds more.</p><p>Recently, IPR&rsquo;s Ben Kieffer traveled to Joplin to talk with tornado survivors.&nbsp;</p><p>He also spoke with researchers from Iowa State University who went to Joplin in the immediate aftermath. They surveyed structural damage to find out what it reveals about how best to survive a tornado.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 1775 at http://iowapublicradio.org Joplin, One Year Later