Japan http://iowapublicradio.org en Internment Camps in the U.S. http://iowapublicradio.org/post/internment-camps-us <p>In 1942, the U.S. Government issued evacuation notices “to all persons of Japanese ancestry.”&nbsp; In the wake of Pearl Harbor, more than 110,000 Japanese-Americans were forced out of their homes and into internment camps. &nbsp;In this 'Talk of Iowa' program, Iowa State University Professor Emeritus and author Neil Nakadate&nbsp;talks about his family’s incarceration and his new memoir<em> Looking After Minidoka</em>.</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:36:22 +0000 Charity Nebbe 37072 at http://iowapublicradio.org Internment Camps in the U.S. China's New Air Defense Zone and the U.S. Political Divide http://iowapublicradio.org/post/chinas-new-air-defense-zone-and-us-political-divide <p>The US and Japan have refused to recognize an air defense zone above tiny islands that China and Japan both claim. Today on River to River, we find out what is behind the dispute and what escalation would mean. Also, a look at how politics abroad are affecting politics at home, and whether <span class="userContent">our country's deeply divided political system could drive some areas of the U.S. to seek more independence.</span> Host Ben Kieffer sits down with Iowa State University political scientists, Jim McCormick and Steffen Schmidt.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:08:15 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 33055 at http://iowapublicradio.org China's New Air Defense Zone and the U.S. Political Divide The World Comes to Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/world-comes-iowa <p>The catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 was the most costly natural disaster in the history of the world and killed almost 16,000 people.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer sits down with <a href="http://uscenterforcitizendiplomacy.org/blog/entry/meet-kizuna-fellow-daisuke-ogata/">Daisuke Ogata</a>, a Japanese college student visiting Des Moines for the summer, and <a href="http://www.drake.edu/cgc/aboutcgc/facultydirectory/mccarthy/">Mary McCarthy</a> of Drake University to discuss how this tragic event has changed U.S.-Japan relations.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:39:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27690 at http://iowapublicradio.org The World Comes to Iowa