Michelle Obama http://iowapublicradio.org en Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-38 <p>President Obama broke the Republicans once on taxes – now he’s betting he’ll do it again on the sequester fight. Today it's Politics Day, and we look the strategies each camp is using to win over American public opinion and the possible outcomes. Also, a new Pew poll asks, which party is more out of touch? And, Michelle Obama’s charm offensive draws fire. What’s the role of the first lady anyway?</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:13:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer 16559 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day President Obama, First Lady, Wrap Up Iowa Swing http://iowapublicradio.org/post/president-obama-first-lady-wrap-iowa-swing <p>President Obama closed out his three-day bus trip across Iowa with an assist— from First Lady Michelle Obama. Her visit helped to highlight the president’s softer side—and remind Iowa why it holds such a special place for the first family.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:02:33 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 6449 at http://iowapublicradio.org President Obama, First Lady, Wrap Up Iowa Swing Iconic Black Women http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iconic-black-women <p>Michelle Obama, Gabby Douglas, and Alice Walker are just&nbsp;three women who are reshaping the images of black women in America. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Grinnell College Associate Professor and author Lakesia Johnson about how black women have changed history and defied prejudice.&nbsp;Johnson explores the subject in her book &quot;Iconic: Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman&quot;.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:23:13 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5973 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iconic Black Women Horticulture Day: Gardening with the First Lady http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-gardening-first-lady <div class="msg 1st">Some young gardeners in Ames got a surprise package from the White House last weekend.&nbsp; This hour, it&rsquo;s Horticulture Day on Talk of Iowa with Charity Nebbe. &nbsp; Charity talks with a student from Kate Mitchell School in Ames about gardening with Michelle Obama.&nbsp; Also on the program,&nbsp; Richard Jauron and Cindy Haynes of Iowa State University will be here to answer your lawn, garden and plant questions.</div> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:33:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe 2855 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Gardening with the First Lady