prairie http://iowapublicradio.org en Prairie Silence http://iowapublicradio.org/post/prairie-silence <p>Melanie Hoffert grew up on a farm in North Dakota.&nbsp; Like so many others, she left.&nbsp; But now she feels torn between the land and people she loves and the freedom to live an authentic life.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with Hoffert about her memoir <em>Prairie Silence: A Rural Ex-Patriot's Journey to Reconcile, Home, Love and Faith.&nbsp; </em>In that book, she describes the month she returned to her family farm to help her father and brother during harvest.&nbsp; They also discuss what it was like to grow up as a gay woman in rural North Dakota.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:18:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 43013 at http://iowapublicradio.org Prairie Silence Unlocking Prairie Secrets from a Sod House http://iowapublicradio.org/post/unlocking-prairie-secrets-sod-house <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jackie Sojico 39095 at http://iowapublicradio.org Unlocking Prairie Secrets from a Sod House Connecting Habitats in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/connecting-habitats-iowa <p>Every year more wildlife friendly habitat disappears from Iowa and many different species are paying the price.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses the importance of wildlife corridors and roadside prairies with wildlife biologist <a href="http://www.nrem.iastate.edu/content/james-l-pease">Jim Pease</a> and Rebecca Kauten, program manager for <a href="http://www.uni.edu/~irvm/">Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management</a>.&nbsp; They explain how Iowa's species are suffering due to a lack of connecting habitat as well as both the history of the state's roadside prairies, and the pros and con Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:39:13 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 36130 at http://iowapublicradio.org Connecting Habitats in Iowa Midwestern History Uncovered http://iowapublicradio.org/post/midwestern-history-uncovered <p>We get flown over, driven through, dismissed and mocked, but the history of this region is rich and important. Today on Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe talks with John Lauck, author of <em>The Lost Region: Toward a Revival of Midwestern History</em>, and historian Leo Landis. They talk about the history of the Midwest and why it matters.</p><p></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:20:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe 34586 at http://iowapublicradio.org Midwestern History Uncovered Photographing the Heartland http://iowapublicradio.org/post/photographing-heartland <p>For more than 50 years photographer <a href="http://www.davidplowden.com">David Plowden</a> has been capturing images of American and the land he loves most is here in the Midwest. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Plowden about his latest book "Heartland: The Plains and the Prairie."&nbsp;</p><p>Also, <a href="http://www.dennischamberlin.com/">Dennis Chamberlin</a> of Iowa State University's <a href="http://www.jlmc.iastate.edu/">Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication </a>discusses how the field of photojournalism is changing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:33:59 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31734 at http://iowapublicradio.org Photographing the Heartland Bison bison bison http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bison-bison-bison <p>They were once more common than white tailed deer, but now <a href="http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/accounts/Bison_bison/">bison </a>live only in controlled and managed herds.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa Charity Nebbe talks about why bison are so captivating as well as the future of bison in North America.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:33:25 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 21561 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bison bison bison