summer http://iowapublicradio.org en Words of Summer with the Word Maven http://iowapublicradio.org/post/words-summer-word-maven <p>Host Charity Nebbe and <a href="http://www.grammarphobia.com/">Patricia O'Connor</a>, aka The Word Maven, discuss the words and phrases of summer.&nbsp; O'Connor reveals the origins of <em>dog days, bikini, lemonade </em>and <em>barbecue. </em></p><p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:39:48 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 27018 at http://iowapublicradio.org Words of Summer with the Word Maven Songs of Summer and Saying Goodbye http://iowapublicradio.org/post/songs-summer-and-saying-goodbye <p>Pianist and composer <a href="http://dance.uiowa.edu/about/faculty-and-staff/staff/dan-knight/">Dan Knight</a> has preformed all over the world, but he has always called Iowa home. Today he visits us to say "goodbye; at least for now.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with Dan Knight about his plans for the future and his upcoming <a href="http://www.westmusic.com/articles/dan-knight-farewell-concert.htm">farewell concert</a>.&nbsp; They also create a soundtrack for the summer based off listener memories.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:34:46 +0000 Charity Nebbe 22782 at http://iowapublicradio.org Songs of Summer and Saying Goodbye Summer Travel Destinations in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-travel-destinations-iowa <p>Looking to travel this summer? On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, travel writer Jennifer Wilson joins us to talk about the best places to visit in Iowa during the heat of summer. She&#39;ll give us a glimpse of some of the best festivals, state parks, and restaurants to tour across the state.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:32:36 +0000 Charity Nebbe 3427 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Travel Destinations in Iowa