abuse http://iowapublicradio.org en Surviving a Dysfunctional Family during the Holidays http://iowapublicradio.org/post/surviving-dysfunctional-family-during-holidays <p>The holidays bring families together and sometimes that can cause stress.&nbsp; In fact, navigating family togetherness when hurt and dysfunction abounds can seem impossible.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:01:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 33485 at http://iowapublicradio.org Surviving a Dysfunctional Family during the Holidays "Blue Plate Special" with Kate Christensen http://iowapublicradio.org/post/blue-plate-special-kate-christensen <p>According to <a href="http://katechristensen.wordpress.com/">Kate Christensen</a>, she has spent much of her life as, &ldquo;a hungry, lonely, wild animal looking for happiness and stability.&rdquo;&nbsp; In her new memoir <a href="http://katechristensen.wordpress.com/blue-plate-special/">&ldquo;Blue Plate Special&quot;</a> she writes about her life and the food she turned to for comfort as well as sustenance.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe speaks with Christensen about her memoir and life as a writer.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:42:15 +0000 Charity Nebbe 30100 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Blue Plate Special" with Kate Christensen News Buzz http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-0 <p>Host Ben Kieffer gets the latest on news from around Iowa.&nbsp; MidAmerican Energy gives an update on the power outage which left almost 40,000 Des Moines-area residents in the dark. IPR's Joyce Russell discusses changes to the problematic Toledo Juvenile Home.&nbsp; The DNR has a new report which looks at drought conditions in Iowa.&nbsp; Also, Dubuque native Brooks Wheelan joins the cast of "Saturday Night Live."</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:39:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Emily Woodbury 29416 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz