bucket list http://iowapublicradio.org en Revisiting the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/revisiting-best-and-worst-jobs-2013 <p>For 25 years <a href="http://www.careercast.com/">CareerCast.com </a>has <a href="http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated/best-worst-jobs-2013">ranked the best and worst jobs.</a> Their rating is based on physical&nbsp;demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook.&nbsp;</p><p>Host Ben&nbsp;Kieffer revisits conversations with a biomedical engineer and an audiologist, two jobs that made the best list.&nbsp; He also speaks to an oil rig worker and a newspaper reporter, two jobs on the worst list.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:39:24 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 34052 at http://iowapublicradio.org Revisiting the Best and Worst Jobs of 2013 The Writing Lads of Cedar Rapids http://iowapublicradio.org/post/writing-lads-cedar-rapids <p>When <a href="http://lennoxrandon.com/wordpress/?page_id=35">Lennox Randon</a> asked his friends <a href="http://about.me/robcline">Rob Cline</a> and <a href="https://dennis-green-xgwv.squarespace.com/">Dennis Green</a> to form a writing group, they were reluctant to devote the time until Randon mentioned his diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer.&nbsp; Now the three Cedar Rapids residents have been meeting weekly for more than two years to write, read and help each other polish their work.&nbsp; Their dedication has paid off with three separate publishing contracts.&nbsp; The men are each m Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:24:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 22208 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Writing Lads of Cedar Rapids