geneaology http://iowapublicradio.org en 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 Genealogical Research in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/genealogical-research-iowa <p>Why are you an Iowan? How did your family wind up here? What is the explanation in your family lore? If you wanted to verify the tales, how would you do it? Wednesday on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe will speak with Theresa Liewer of the <a href="http://www.iowagenealogy.org/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0066cc">Iowa Genealogical Society</font></u></a> and Steve Williams of <a href="http://iagenweb.org/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0066cc">IAGenWeb.org </font></u></a>about genealogical research, the things you can learn from it and what resources are available in the state. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 61 at http://iowapublicradio.org