animal http://iowapublicradio.org en The Brilliance of Winged Rats http://iowapublicradio.org/post/brilliance-winged-rats <p>Many Iowans find the common pigeon, or <a href="http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/rock_pigeon/id">rock dove</a>, a pest and call them "winged rats." However, this bird's brain is deceptively clever.</p><p><a href="http://www.uiowa.edu/~fyi/issues/issues2007_v44/04212008/profiles.html">Ed Wasserman</a> runs the <a href="http://www2.psychology.uiowa.edu/faculty/wasserman/">Comparative Cognition Laboratory</a> at the University of Iowa. Wasserman is world renowned for his work in animal intelligence, including proving that pigeons recognize individual human faces.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:19:33 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 37112 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Brilliance of Winged Rats Icy Roads, Bad Signing, Dogs, Odd Animals, and 99 Marathons http://iowapublicradio.org/post/icy-roads-bad-signing-dogs-odd-animals-and-99-marathons <p>In this News Buzz show we talk with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">state maintenance engineer for the Iowa DOT Bob</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Younie about the winter driving conditions for today and the weekend,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Certified Sign Language Interpreter&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">L</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">indsey Kang about what makes for good sign language,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Captain Jim Steffen from the Iowa City Police Department about protecting police dogs, D</span><span Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:34:39 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 33832 at http://iowapublicradio.org Icy Roads, Bad Signing, Dogs, Odd Animals, and 99 Marathons The Feline-Human Connection http://iowapublicradio.org/post/feline-human-connection <p>Host Charity Nebbe speaks with Peter Trachtenberg, who is teaching this summer at the University of Iowa, about his latest book, <em>Another Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons</em>.&nbsp; It explores the fierce and tender bonds of love between people and cats.&nbsp; Also, we get an update on this summer’s kitten explosion in Iowa, from the directors of two Iowa animal shelters.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:55:59 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 24073 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Feline-Human Connection