Grinnell College http://iowapublicradio.org en From Bach to "Teeth," Amazing Iowa Weekend http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bach-teeth-amazing-iowa-weekend <p>Even I am a little stunned by how exciting, original - and <em>abundant </em>- the classical concerts are in Iowa this weekend. Here's a list (and please let me know if I've missed something! I'll add it -&nbsp;bsherman at iowapublicradio.org):</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 14:18:20 +0000 Barney Sherman 39750 at http://iowapublicradio.org From Bach to "Teeth," Amazing Iowa Weekend The Life and Times of J.B. Grinnell http://iowapublicradio.org/post/life-and-times-jb-grinnell <p>Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was a congressman, a minister, the founder of Grinnell College and a radical.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe talks with a group of students at Grinnell College, who spent the semester exploring the life and beliefs of JB Grinnell.&nbsp; She will talk with them about what they uncovered on the life, works, and legacy of a complicated man.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:20:55 +0000 Charity Nebbe 19638 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Life and Times of J.B. Grinnell Team Rubicon and Regional EPA administrator Karl Brooks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/team-rubicon-and-regional-epa-administrator-karl-brooks <p>When Veterans return from active duty, transitioning back to civilian life is challenging. Team Rubicon puts veterans back on the front lines, responding to disaster, and renewing their sense of purpose.<br><br>Today on "River to River" we speak with the founders of Team Rubicon, Jacob Wood and William McNulty. They will be at Grinnell College next week to receive the $100,000 Grinnell Prize.<br><br>We'll also talk to Regional EPA administrator Karl Brooks. We'll ask him about the President's renewed focus on climate change in his recent State of the Union address.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:50:05 +0000 Ben Kieffer 15882 at http://iowapublicradio.org Team Rubicon and Regional EPA administrator Karl Brooks Civil Rights Activist Grace Lee Boggs in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/civil-rights-activist-grace-lee-boggs-iowa <p></p><p>Asian-American civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs has traveled from her home in Detroit to</p><p>speak at Grinnell College as part of the campus celebration of Martin Luther King's birthday. She tells Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank, she wasn't a fan of the idea when it was first proposed.&nbsp; At 97, Boggs continues to be active with a program known as Detroit Summer.&nbsp; It's a project that's been underway for several years involving the city's young people with&nbsp;activities such as gardening and renovating inner city buildings.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:46:13 +0000 Pat Blank 13834 at http://iowapublicradio.org Civil Rights Activist Grace Lee Boggs in Iowa Autism As Diversity http://iowapublicradio.org/post/autism-diversity <p>Most view Autism as a devastating disorder- one that needs to be cured&mdash;but could it be viewed as a form of diversity? We listen back to Ben Kieffer&rsquo;s conversation with two Grinnell residents, Emily Thornton Savarese and Ralph James Savarese, parents of an autistic child. They are the editors of a special issue of Disabilities Studies Quarterly entitled &quot;Autism and the Concept of Neurodiversity&quot;.&nbsp;Then, a Syracuse college student diagnosed with Autism joins the conversation.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 17:01:51 +0000 Ben Kieffer 6112 at http://iowapublicradio.org Autism As Diversity Andrew Chaikin's "A Man on the Moon" and Grinnell College President, Raynard Kington http://iowapublicradio.org/post/andrew-chaikins-man-moon-and-grinnell-college-president-raynard-kington <p>Today&#39;s &quot;River to River&quot; features noted space historian, Andrew Chaikin. Chaikin is author of the acclaimed <em>A Man on the Moon</em> and several other books about space. He&rsquo;ll be visiting Iowa to talk about the search for life in the solar system. Then, Grinnell College President Raynard Kington as part of our summer series talking with Iowa university and college presidents.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 17:04:08 +0000 Ben Kieffer 3996 at http://iowapublicradio.org Andrew Chaikin's "A Man on the Moon" and Grinnell College President, Raynard Kington