Talk of Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org en How do Iowans use meditation? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-do-iowans-use-meditation-0 <p>There are several recent studies showing how meditation can help fight cancer, PTSD, learning disabilities, as well as everyday physical and mental ailments. Host Charity Nebbe talks with meditators across the state to find out how the practice of meditation impacts their lives. Charity also talks with Dr. Luke Hansen about how stress affects the body and why meditation is an effective method to fight pain.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:11:46 +0000 Charity Nebbe 12518 at http://iowapublicradio.org How do Iowans use meditation? Michael Feldman Discusses Origins of Whad'ya Know? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/michael-feldman-discusses-origins-whadya-know <p>Michael Feldman, host of PRI's Whad'Ya Know spoke with Talk of Iowa's Charity Nebbe about the origins of the live radio quiz show, in advance of an appearance in Cedar Falls this weekend.&nbsp; He explains that his start in radio was accidental.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:25:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 7472 at http://iowapublicradio.org Michael Feldman Discusses Origins of Whad'ya Know? 80/35 Play-In Finalists http://iowapublicradio.org/post/8035-play-finalists <p>Today on Talk of Iowa, Charity&nbsp;talks&nbsp;with the finalists for&nbsp;Wellmark&#39;s <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/events/play-in.html" target="_blank">80/35 Play-in </a>presented by Iowa Public Radio&#39;s&nbsp;Studio&nbsp;One.&nbsp;We&#39;ll hear&nbsp;from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lovesongsforlonelymonsters.com/" target="_blank">Love Songs For Lonely Monsters</a>, <a href="http://www.holywhitehounds.com/" target="_blank">Holy White Hounds</a> and <a href="http://seedlings.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Seedlings </a>in addition to Iowa Public Radio&#39;s Music Director Al Schar Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:18:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3550 at http://iowapublicradio.org 80/35 Play-In Finalists Summer Travel Destinations in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-travel-destinations-iowa <p>Looking to travel this summer? On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, travel writer Jennifer Wilson joins us to talk about the best places to visit in Iowa during the heat of summer. She&#39;ll give us a glimpse of some of the best festivals, state parks, and restaurants to tour across the state.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:32:36 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3427 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Travel Destinations in Iowa Encore Edition: Learning to Speak Iowan http://iowapublicradio.org/post/encore-edition-learning-speak-iowan <p>Learning to speak English is one thing, learning to speak Iowan may be something else entirely. Iowa, especially in its more rural areas, has many foreign-born physicians practicing in clinics and hospitals. In an archive program from last September, we&rsquo;ll find out about an innovative program in Mason City that helps doctors understand our state with courses like &quot;Topics for Small Talk with Iowans.&quot; We&#39;ll talk to the teachers in the program at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa, University&nbsp;of Northern Iowa professors Mark Grey and Michele Devlin. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:45:25 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3350 at http://iowapublicradio.org Encore Edition: Learning to Speak Iowan Horticulture Day: Insects http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-insects <p>It&#39;s summer and&nbsp;gardens&nbsp;are buzzing with&nbsp;numerous insects.&nbsp;Host Charity Nebbe talks with&nbsp;Richard&nbsp;Jauron and Donald Lewis&nbsp;from the Iowa State University Extension about&nbsp;how some insects have made an&nbsp;early appearance this year&nbsp;and some&nbsp;upcoming garden&nbsp;deadlines.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:20:59 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3243 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Insects Home Improvement Day: Curb Appeal http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-day-curb-appeal <p>Does your house look a little rough around the edges?&nbsp; Dingy siding? Rusty fixtures? Weeds growing up through the sidewalk?&nbsp; This hour, our home improvement expert Bill McAnally of Ft. Dodge&nbsp; joins us.&nbsp; He&#39;ll talk with Charity about how the investment of a little bit of elbow grease can pay off with a major spike in curb appeal.&nbsp; First impressions are everything, and that&#39;s no different for our homes.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:48:16 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3135 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement Day: Curb Appeal Dr. Charles Read: Surviving the Nabob and health breakthroughs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/dr-charles-read-surviving-nabob-and-health-breakthroughs <p>During World War II, Canadian forces had only two aircraft carriers and one, the Nabob, was torpedoed by German forces. Filling in for Charity Nebbe, IPR&rsquo;s Dennis Reese talks with Iowan Charles Read about his time on the Nabob and surviving the attack. Dr. Read, a University of Iowa emeritus professor of pediatrics, also&nbsp;talks about his time in the Navy and afterwards his work on developing diabetes treatments. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 16:43:52 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3119 at http://iowapublicradio.org Dr. Charles Read: Surviving the Nabob and health breakthroughs "Suds," Brewing History of the Quad Cities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/suds-brewing-history-quad-cities <p>This Sunday, a new exhibit opens at the German American Heritage Center in Davenport, called &quot;Suds.&quot;&nbsp; The Quad Cities has a long and glorious brewery legacy.&nbsp;&nbsp; This hour, we&#39;ll find out about the exhibit, which describes the breweries and taverns that operated in the area during the 19th century and the saloons where settlers gathered for their favorite brands.&nbsp; The second-largest private beer can collector in America lives the Quad Cities and many of his 25,000 cans are on display.&nbsp;&nbsp; &quot;Suds&quot; also features material on how Prohibition affe Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:31:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2828 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Suds," Brewing History of the Quad Cities Life On The Iowa Prairie http://iowapublicradio.org/post/life-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 http://iowapublicradio.org Life On The Iowa Prairie Horticulture Day: Strawberries are Ready! http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-strawberries-are-ready <p>Great news for Iowa strawberry lovers: the crop this year is two-weeks early!&nbsp; And even better, growers report the berries are especially sweet and abundant.&nbsp; It&#39;s Hort Friday on Talk of Iowa, and we&#39;ll hear about this season&#39;s strawberries from Judy and Dean Henry, owners of &quot;The Berry Patch,&quot; located south of Nevada.&nbsp; Richard Jauron and Linda Naeve of Iowa State University Extension will add their berry expertise to the conversation and will answer your lawn, garden and plant questions as well.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:31:28 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2516 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Strawberries are Ready! Encore Edition: ADHD in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/encore-edition-adhd-iowa <p><span style="color: black; font-size: 12pt;">Every year thousands of Iowa children are diagnosed with ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This hour on Talk of Iowa, we take a listen back to program from last fall as Charity looks at the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD with a two Child Psychiatrists from the University of Iowa. She&#39;ll talk with a child diagnosed with the disorder and his mother. </span></p> Thu, 31 May 2012 18:17:09 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2464 at http://iowapublicradio.org Encore Edition: ADHD in Iowa How do Iowans use meditation? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-do-iowans-use-meditation <p>There are several recent studies showing how meditation can help fight cancer, PTSD, learning disabilities, as well as everyday physical and mental ailments. Host Charity Nebbe talks with meditators across the state to find out how the practice of meditation impacts their lives. Charity also talks with Dr. Luke Hansen about how stress affects the body and why meditation is an effective method to fight pain.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 16:25:57 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2392 at http://iowapublicradio.org How do Iowans use meditation? Steve Berry http://iowapublicradio.org/post/steve-berry <p><span style="color: black; font-size: 12pt;"><a href="http://www.steveberry.org/" target="_blank">Steve Berry</a> has captivated millions of readers with his best-selling novels, he is also the co-founder of History Matters, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our heritage. Charity talks with Berry about his latest novel, The Columbus Affair and his work in historic preservation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 29 May 2012 16:31:18 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2327 at http://iowapublicradio.org Steve Berry Tackling Dry Weather Gardening http://iowapublicradio.org/post/tackling-dry-weather-gardening <p>The weather has been windy and dry, but gardens are still&nbsp;growing. On Horticulture Day host, Charity Nebbe, talks with a Des Moines meteorologist about the recent dry weather. Charity also talks with horticulturist Richard Jauron, from Iowa State University Extension about growing conditions and what to do during a dry spell.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 18:26:58 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2201 at http://iowapublicradio.org Tackling Dry Weather Gardening Farmers of the Future http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmers-future <p>The 2007 U-S Census of Agriculture reveals these trends&hellip; the percentage of women and Hispanic farmers is growing.&nbsp; And farmers are getting older.&nbsp; For today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, in cooperation with Harvest Public Media, we talk with Farmers of the Future.&nbsp; Young farmers trying to break into the business tell us how they&rsquo;re overcoming obstacles and planning for changes in agriculture.</p> Wed, 23 May 2012 20:49:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2089 at http://iowapublicradio.org Farmers of the Future A Look Into Women's History with Author Sandra Dallas and ISU Theatre Professor Jane Cox http://iowapublicradio.org/post/look-womens-history-author-sandra-dallas-and-isu-theatre-professor-jane-cox <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>In the 1850s more than 3,000 people attempted to walk 1,300 miles from Iowa City to Salt Lake City pushing all of their worldly belongings in a handcart. Host Charity Nebbe talks&nbsp;with Sandra Dallas, author of the new novel &ldquo;True Sisters.&rdquo; The book follows The Martin Company, a group of Mormon pioneers who traveled west to what they called Zion in 1856. Wed, 23 May 2012 16:49:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2069 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Look Into Women's History with Author Sandra Dallas and ISU Theatre Professor Jane Cox Home Improvement Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-day <p>Climbing up on the roof to clean out the gutters is tedious and treacherous.&nbsp; It seems like everyone has a new system to sell you that will keep you off the roof forever.&nbsp; On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, our home improvement expert Bill McAnally of Ft. Dodge joins us to talk about what works and what doesn&rsquo;t in the world of gutters and how to keep water flowing away from your house.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 18:59:42 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2012 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement Day Fostering Creativity in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fostering-creativity-iowa <p>What does it mean to be creative? If someone asked you if you were a creative person, what would you say? Host Charity Nebbe talks with Jonah Lehrer, the author of the new book &quot;Imagine: How Creativity Works.&quot; He describes the processes of creative greats like Bob Dylan and delves into what really sparks a stroke of creative genius. Then, Charity talks with educators&nbsp;trying to foster creativity in Iowa through Students for a Creative Iowa and Destination Imagination.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 21 May 2012 17:19:29 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1924 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fostering Creativity in Iowa Horticulture Day- Plant and Tree Health http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-plant-and-tree-health <p>You&#39;ve selected&nbsp;the right plant for your landscape, picked a good spot and planted it well, but&nbsp;your work is not done.&nbsp;On today&#39;s Horticulture Day program,&nbsp;we&#39;ll look&nbsp;at ways to keep your plants and trees healthy.&nbsp;Including identifying&nbsp;insect or disease problems, why proper&nbsp;pruning is essential&nbsp;and how to avoid stressing your plants and trees. Charity&#39;s guests&nbsp;are Iowa State&nbsp;University Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron&nbsp;and D.N.R. District&nbsp;Forester&nbsp;Mark Vitosh.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 13:14:36 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1751 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day- Plant and Tree Health Jane Roper: "Double Time" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jane-roper-double-time <p>Humorist Josh Billings wrote in the 19th century, &ldquo;There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.&rdquo; When Jane Roper found out she was pregnant with twins, she tried hard to find a memoir from another mother who could give her some advice. She didn&rsquo;t find it, so she has written her own, &ldquo;<a href="http://janeroper.com/" target="_blank">Double Time</a>.&rdquo; (St. Martin&rsquo;s Press) It&rsquo;s an up-close look at her first three years raising twin daughters. This hour, Charity speaks with Roper, who has an M.F.A. Thu, 17 May 2012 16:11:13 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1687 at http://iowapublicradio.org Jane Roper: "Double Time" Word Maven: Money Words http://iowapublicradio.org/post/word-maven-money-words <p>For the past five years, we&#39;ve been talking more about money than ever before.&nbsp; From the 2007 Global Financial Crisis, to the recent mammoth loss at J.P. Wed, 16 May 2012 16:24:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1621 at http://iowapublicradio.org Word Maven: Money Words Geraldine Brooks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/geraldine-brooks <p>Caleb Cheeshahteaumauk was the first native American to graduate from Harvard College, completing his degree in the 17th century. Very little is known about his life, but he has been reborn in the novel &quot;Caleb&rsquo;s Crossing&quot; (Penguin Books) by Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks. Charity speaks with Brooks live this hour.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 16:14:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1552 at http://iowapublicradio.org Geraldine Brooks Summer Books http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-books <p>Whether you&rsquo;re looking for scientific exploration, a captivating memoir, or an opportunity to get lost in a novel, we&rsquo;ve got something that will make your summer reading list. On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa it&rsquo;s our summer books show. Mon, 14 May 2012 18:18:29 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1498 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Books Hort Day: Tomatoes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hort-day-tomatoes <p>You say tomato, I say to-mah-to, you say cherry, I say roma--on today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, it&rsquo;s Horticulture Day. The most popular homegrown vegetable is, of course, the tomato. We&rsquo;ll talk about selecting varieties, planting and caring for tomatoes with horticulturists Richard Jauron and Linda Naeve of Iowa State University Extension. We&#39;ll look forward to your calls, too.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 18:05:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1383 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Rabbits http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-rabbits <p>Just like Mr. McGregor many of us expend a great deal of energy trying to keep hungry rabbits out of our gardens. Today, it&#39;s Wildlife Day on Talk of Iowa. Wildlife biologist Dr. Jim Pease of Ames is here. We&rsquo;ll talk about the two kinds of rabbits that live in Iowa, their habits and their habitats, and how Mr. McGregor and Peter Rabbit can live in peace.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 18:06:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1324 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cheese and Culture http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cheese-and-culture <p>There are hundreds of different kinds of cheese and an infinite number of delicious ways to consume them. Today, Charity speaks with the author of &ldquo;Cheese and Culture,&rdquo; Paul Kindstedt (Chelsea Green Publishing), a history of cheese and its place in western civilization. We&rsquo;ll also talk about the growing number of cheese producers in Iowa and why we&rsquo;re likely to see more. Other guests are C.J. Bienert, owner of The Cheese Shop in Des Moines and Lois Reichert of Reichert&#39;s Dairy Air in Knoxville.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 16:32:44 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1256 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cheese and Culture Hamburg Inn #2 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hamburg-inn-2 <p>It has played host to two former and one future president, co-starred in a wildly popular prime-time television drama and a History Channel documentary, and if you visit, your coffee will never go cold and your cup will never be empty. Today, we hear about a new book that celebrates the Iowa City landmark restaurant &quot;Hamburg Inn No. 2.&quot;</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 19:35:42 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1198 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Blue Zones/Kids and TV http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-blue-zoneskids-and-tv <p>Towns around Iowa are trying to transform their communities with well-being habits from the world&rsquo;s longest-living people. It&rsquo;s called the Blue Zones Project and on Friday the first four Blue Zone Demonstration sites were announced. On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, Charity talks with representatives from Spencer, Mason City, Cedar Falls and Waterloo: Iowa&rsquo;s Blue Zones. Later in the hour, we&#39;ll hear about a new study, co-authored by University of Iowa Education Professor Deborah Linebarger, that examines the impact on children of television playing in the background. Mon, 07 May 2012 16:22:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1118 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Blue Zones/Kids and TV Horticulture Day: Get Out and Plant http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-get-out-and-plant <p>The danger of frost is dwindling, it&rsquo;s time to get out and plant. On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa it&rsquo;s Horticulture Day. We&rsquo;ll talk about what to plant and how to plant it. Laura Jesse and Erika Saalau of the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic of Iowa State University will be on hand to tell us what to watch for this spring as our plants grow.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 16:42:43 +0000 Charity Nebbe 1001 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Get Out and Plant