biology http://iowapublicradio.org en Richard Dawkins http://iowapublicradio.org/post/richard-dawkins <p>Acclaimed evolutionary biologist <a href="http://www.richarddawkins.net">Richard Dawkins</a> returns to Iowa this Saturday.&nbsp; Dawkins will speak at <span class="st">Hoyt Sherman Place</span> in Des Moines at a ticketed event put on by <a href="http://www.secularityusa.org/">SecularityUSA</a>, which advocates for secularism in American government.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:47:58 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 39011 at http://iowapublicradio.org Richard Dawkins The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/immortal-life-henrietta-lacks <p>When Henrietta Lacks died in 1951, her family had no idea that her cells would live on indefinitely&hellip;multiplying to the extent that laid together, they could wrap around the Earth at least 3 times. Today on River To River - the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. Host Ben Kieffer talks with Lacks&rsquo; grandson about Henrietta&#39;s legacy. Her grandson, David Lacks Jr., will speak tonight in Iowa City as <a href="http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/lacks-family-to-visit-iowa-city-for-book-festival-event/" target="_blank">part of the Iowa City Book Festival</a>.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:00:07 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 30414 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Raising Girls http://iowapublicradio.org/post/raising-girls <p>From Cinderella to Miley Cyrus our girls grow up in an environment rich in images of femininity.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe gets insight into the challenges and dangers girls face as they grow and how the media influences their development.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:46:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30401 at http://iowapublicradio.org Raising Girls