sports http://iowapublicradio.org en 'It Felt Like Freedom' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/it-felt-freedom <p>Nick Bassett from Boone Iowa was born with a spinal tumor, and scoliosis was diagnosed&nbsp;when he was an infant. &nbsp;In high school, the condition worsened and he was confined to a wheelchair. &nbsp;Bassett joined wheelchair track and field, &nbsp;and a world was opened up to him.</p><p>"It felt like freedom. &nbsp;I've been bound to my disability for a lot of my life...when I got out there on the track and was able to compete against other athletes, it was the greatest feeling in the world."</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:17:47 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 36440 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'It Felt Like Freedom' Children and Parents Feel Pressure to Specialize in Sports http://iowapublicradio.org/post/children-and-parents-feel-pressure-specialize-sports <p>The Winter Olympics begin tomorrow, which got us thinking about the young athletes who will be watching the games... who may one day compete at state, national , or international levels.</p><p>Now more than ever, children and their parents are faced with the decision of whether or not to specialize in a sport at an early age – some children being only a few years old. Today on Talk of Iowa, we explore the concept of specializing children in sports.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:16:09 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 35842 at http://iowapublicradio.org Children and Parents Feel Pressure to Specialize in Sports The Big Pressure and Big Business of the Big Game http://iowapublicradio.org/post/big-pressure-and-big-business-big-game <p>This Sunday, the Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks in the first-ever outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl. Today on River to River, how did the football biz get so big? And, what is it like to play or be a referee in a high profile game?</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:03:08 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 35572 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Big Pressure and Big Business of the Big Game Making the Best of an Icy Winter http://iowapublicradio.org/post/making-best-icy-winter <p>For people who love winter, this has been a great one. Enough snow and plenty of cold to get out and enjoy outdoor activities. This hour, host Charity Nebbe talks with people who love winter and the ice it brings.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:50:33 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 34801 at http://iowapublicradio.org Making the Best of an Icy Winter Teen Drivers, 51%, Ice on a River, Ice Over Fish http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teen-drivers-51-ice-river-ice-over-fish <p>For this News Buzz show, Ben Kieffer talks with a variety of guests about new jobs numbers, the 51% four-year graduation rate at the University of Iowa, Matt Schultz running for congress, the Director of Iowa's Public Health Department resigning, new rules for teen drivers, concerns about ice on the Missouri River, an ice fishing update, and the remarkable beginning for ISU Cyclone men's and women's basketball.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 34694 at http://iowapublicradio.org Teen Drivers, 51%, Ice on a River, Ice Over Fish 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 News Buzz: Gun Permits for the Blind, Astronaut at ISU, and Superstitions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-gun-permits-blind-astronaut-isu-and-superstitions <p>For this News Buzz version of 'River to River' we hear about legally blind Iowans&nbsp;and gun permits, astronaut Clayton Anderson will join the Iowa State University faculty, the Cyclone/Hawkeye game is tomorrow, and hear about superstitions on this Friday the thirteenth.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:31:03 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury & Ben Stanton 29060 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Gun Permits for the Blind, Astronaut at ISU, and Superstitions The Future of Football http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-football <p>It’s football season and as Iowans stream into bleachers to cheer on high school football teams concerns about head trauma at the highest level of the game is filtering down to youth levels.<br> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:32:20 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 28856 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Future of Football Olympic Wrestling Restored http://iowapublicradio.org/post/olympic-wrestling-restored <p>Wrestling is back in the Olympics after being removed earlier this year. &nbsp;Hear from University of Iowa Head Coach Kevin Jackson, University of Iowa Associate Coach of Wrestling Terry Brands, and the Manager of Communication at USA Wresting Craig Sesker. &nbsp;Hear their reactions and hear what will change about wrestling in the future.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:52:14 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 28800 at http://iowapublicradio.org Olympic Wrestling Restored Gerontology: Policy, Abuse Prevention, and Athletics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gerontology-policy-abuse-prevention-and-athletics <p>Host Ben Kieffer talks with Claudia Beverly, the Ida Cordelia Beam Visiting Professor will be in Iowa in the coming weeks. &nbsp;Hear about how to ensure seniors get appropriate and quality healthcare.&nbsp; You will also hear from Tracey Robertson from the Heritage Area Agency on Aging, and two notable senior athletes to talk about physical fitness.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:13:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 28083 at http://iowapublicradio.org Gerontology: Policy, Abuse Prevention, and Athletics Swimming: Outdoors, in Pools, and Synchronized http://iowapublicradio.org/post/swimming-outdoors-pools-and-synchronized <p>What’s so great about swimming? Join host Charity Nebbe to hear from people who like to spend time in the water, including a member of an open water swim club, a triathlete, a swim coach, and hear the story of Iowan Beulah Gundling&nbsp;who was influential to the development of synchronized swimming.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:54:09 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 27888 at http://iowapublicradio.org Swimming: Outdoors, in Pools, and Synchronized News Buzz: Supreme Court, Toledo, Tapeworms, Iowa Football http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-supreme-court-toledo-tapeworms-iowa-football <p>Join host Ben Kieffer for this edition of River to River that quickly moves through a variety of news stories of note: implications of an Iowa Supreme Court decision, a possible new Department of Transportation&nbsp;app to prevent texting-and-driving, a tapeworm diet, Iowa college football, and more.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:10:43 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 27756 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Supreme Court, Toledo, Tapeworms, Iowa Football News Review: Health, Ag, Sports, and Entertainment http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-review-health-ag-sports-and-entertainment <p>From infectious disease to sports and entertainment, River to River host Ben Kieffer has a news roundup show. &nbsp;He'll talk with the Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health about recent outbreaks of cyclospora and West Nile virus. Also, hear a little sports: Iowa’s&nbsp; Zach Johnson is competing as the defending champion at the John Deere Classic Golf Tournament in the Quad Cities, and many Iowans reacted to University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz being listed as one of the worst coaches by Sports Illustrated recently. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 20:41:49 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 23835 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Review: Health, Ag, Sports, and Entertainment Why Do People Jump Out of Planes? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/why-do-people-jump-out-planes <p>This hour, host Charity experiences skydiving in Vinton. &nbsp;She is talking with people that made hundreds or thousands of jumps. &nbsp;The show starts with talking to athletes who push themselves to the edge in another way, including ultra-marathon runners and adventure racers. &nbsp;&nbsp;The Boone Crusher is an adventure race covering 40-60 miles in the Des Moines River Valley near Boone. Extreme sports are the subject on this Talk of Iowa.</p><p></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 20:50:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 21195 at http://iowapublicradio.org Why Do People Jump Out of Planes? Adapting Well http://iowapublicradio.org/post/adapting-well <p>As athletes around the world fine tune their skills in order to compete in the London Olympics, another much smaller, specialized group has just completed a four day camp in Cedar Falls.&nbsp; Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Pat Blank takes us to the Adapted Sports Camp at UNI.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:29:11 +0000 Pat Blank 3332 at http://iowapublicradio.org Adapting Well