animals en The 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 The Feline-Human Connection Horse Slaughter in Iowa <p>A business in&nbsp;Sigourney Iowa could be one of the first the nation to slaughter horses after a previous ban was allowed to expire. &nbsp;Join Host Ben Kieffer to hear from the CEO of the company given approval by the USDA, and hear from two people with opposing views on the matter. &nbsp;Also hear a little about the politics of this issue and the horse-meat labeling scandal that came to light earlier this year in Europe.</p><p></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:33:24 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 23680 at Horse Slaughter in Iowa Wildlife Day: Natural Disaster and Baby Animals <p>Last summer many wild animals suffered because of a lack of water, this year nests have been washed out and wild babies have been separated from their mothers through floods and storms. Host Charity Nebbe talks with wildlife biologist Jim Pease about how natural disasters affect the boom and bust cycles of Iowa's wildlife populations.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:38:35 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 22247 at Wildlife Day: Natural Disaster and Baby Animals Budding Biologist: Science Books For Kids <p>Have you ever been snuggled up with a kid, reading a cute book and run across a glaring factual error? It was just that experience that inspired&nbsp; two moms to create scientifically accurate books for kids. Charity Nebbe talks with the women behind the <a href="">“Budding Biologist</a>” series, and about fact checking books for kids.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:27:01 +0000 Charity Nebbe 13069 at Budding Biologist: Science Books For Kids Iowa City Landfill Fire Update and Homeless Animals <p>This hour on River to River, we get an update on the Iowa City Landfill fire which currently&nbsp;covers 7 acres of land and is producing a toxic, tar-like liquid that is highly flammable. In the second half of the hour, we&#39;ll talk about the record number of&nbsp;animals&nbsp;in the care of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and what can be done about the problem.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:23:54 +0000 Ben Kieffer 2845 at Iowa City Landfill Fire Update and Homeless Animals