Iowa Week http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowans In War http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-war <p>From the notable case of the Sullivan brothers in World War II, to the lesser known but significant involvement in the Civil War, Iowans have a long history of fighting for their country. Today on River To River, we close &ldquo;Iowa Week&rdquo; with an account of Iowa&rsquo;s military history, from the Civil War, to current-day conflicts.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:29:58 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 29761 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans In War Iowa's Horticultural Heritage http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-horticultural-heritage <p> Iowa&rsquo;s rich soil has made it an ideal place to grow plants, it has also made our state an ideal place to grow and train horticulturists.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe, wraps up Iowa week with profiles of some of the most gifted and influential horticulturists in Iowa history.&nbsp; Their lasting contributions include apples, roses, peanuts and the formation of Iowa State Agricultural College.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:38:13 +0000 Charity Nebbe 29752 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Horticultural Heritage Iowa Experiments http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-experiments <p>One day in 1968, the day after the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, <a href="http://www.janeelliott.com/">Jane Elliott</a>, a teacher in the small town of Riceville, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups&hellip;and gave them a lesson in discrimination.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:07:57 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 29697 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Experiments Fictional Iowans http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fictional-iowans <p>Iowa is home to a <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/">baseball fan who sees ghosts</a>, one <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N9C2JS9mWc">spunky librarian</a> who owns all the books in River City&#39;s library and a <a href="http://www.berkeleybreathed.com/pages/09bloomlibrary.asp">cat with presidential aspirations</a>.&nbsp; It is also the <a href="http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2081">future birthplace</a> of legendary starship commander <a href="http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0001448/">Capt. James T. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:11:05 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 29690 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fictional Iowans Iowa Legal History http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-legal-history <p>In 1965, 13-year-old <a href="http://tinkertourusa.org/about/tinkerbio/">Mary Beth Tinker</a> arrived at her Des Moines junior high wearing a black armband to protest the Vietnam War.&nbsp; Little did she know that this simple act would lead to a historic and controversial U.S. Supreme Court <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0393_0503_ZS.html">decision</a>.</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:14:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 29636 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Legal History Iowa Musicians http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-musicians <p>Meredith Willson left his home state of Iowa behind when he was 18 years old, but later as his career soared, he brought Iowa to Broadway and Hollywood with “The Music Man.”&nbsp; Join host Charity Nebbe&nbsp;as Iowa Week continues to hear the stories of some of Iowa’s most famous musicians. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:27:19 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 29630 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Musicians Iowa Medicine http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-medicine <div>Nearly 200-thousand babies each year are born with congenital clubfoot. On this River to River<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Iowa Week continues with a look at pioneering work in medicine. &nbsp;Hear</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about the Iowa-based </span>Ponseti<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> International Association which treats clubfoot. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 13:27:04 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 29617 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Medicine Iowa Conservationists http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-conservationists <p>Aldo Leopold once wrote, &ldquo;I am glad I will not be young in a future without wilderness.&rdquo; It is partly due to his work that today&#39;s children don&rsquo;t yet face that future.&nbsp; Today Charity Nebbe continues Iowa Week a discussion on Iowa&rsquo;s most influential conservationists.&nbsp; She looks into the lives and work of Earnest Oberholtzer, John Lacey, Ada Hayden, and Louis Pammel.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:57:04 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 29576 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Conservationists Iowa Inventors http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-inventors <p>We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s the best thing since sliced bread,” but did you know the inventor of sliced bread is from Iowa? <span class="userContent">Today on River To River, we hear about the lives of some Iowa inventors that made an impact on their state, country, and even the world</span>.</p><p>The Iowa inventors we cover on the show include:</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:12:15 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 29522 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Inventors Iowa Athletes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-athletes <p>To start off "Iowa Week," host Charity Nebbe looks at the lives of a few of the prominent&nbsp;athletes in Iowa's history. &nbsp;The discussion includes Nile Kinnick, &nbsp;Jack Trice, and other football players, but also baseball, archery, and horseshoes. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:58:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 29515 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Athletes