Living History Farms en Politics Day: Early Voting And Ground Game <p>Early voting begins tomorrow in Iowa and many county auditors have said they've seen an increase interest in absentee ballot requests. It's six weeks from Election Day, and on today's Politics Day we talk with our political experts about recent events and IPR's Sarah McCammon gives an update of the presidential candidates' ground game throughout the state.</p><p>Then, one Urbandale newlywed shares how his nuptials where thrown for a curve when the president showed up.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 18:20:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 8548 at Politics Day: Early Voting And Ground Game Life On The Iowa Prairie <p>Jerry Twedt&rsquo;s great grandparents, Ole and Helena Branjord, settled on the Iowa frontier in the late 1860s. He has researched his family&rsquo;s history and turned it into a novel. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Jerry about his novel &ldquo;Land of Promise, Land of Tears&rdquo;, and the fictional world he built around his family&rsquo;s true story. Later, Charity talks with Teresa White from Usher&rsquo;s Ferry History Village in Cedar Rapids and Dan Jones from Living History Farms in Des Moines about camp opportunities for young people to live history this summer.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:07:49 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2633 at Life On The Iowa Prairie Reflections on a Papal Visit <div style="margin-top: 10px;"><p>This weekend, Iowans are remembering the visit of Pope John Paul the Second during his first year as leader of the Catholic Church. It was 30 years ago when the Pope stopped at a country parish near Cumming. Later, Living History Farms was overwhelmed by more than 300,000 people who attended a Papal Mass. Original audio from the historic occasion was recorded on Oct. 4th, 1979.</p><p></p><p></p></div><p></p> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1894 at Reflections on a Papal Visit