Civil War http://iowapublicradio.org en Suing for Freedom http://iowapublicradio.org/post/suing-freedom <p>In 1857 the Supreme Court ruled in <a href="http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/DredScott.html"><em>Dred Scott v. Sandford</em></a> that a slave could not sue for his freedom. Many call this ruling the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:29:21 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35562 at http://iowapublicradio.org Suing for Freedom Remembering the Kennedy Assassination and the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address http://iowapublicradio.org/post/remembering-kennedy-assassination-and-150th-anniversary-gettysburg-address <p>Iowa Public Radio listeners share their memories of the death of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.&nbsp; Also historian Tom Schwartz of the <a href="http://www.hoover.archives.gov/">Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum</a> joins the conversation to share his own reflections of the event and to discuss the 150th anniversary of the <a href="http://archive.org/stream/gettysburgaddres00linc/gettysburgaddres00linc_djvu.txt">Gettysburg Address</a>.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:44:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 32533 at http://iowapublicradio.org Remembering the Kennedy Assassination and the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address In Uniform http://iowapublicradio.org/post/uniform <p>In war or in peace, thousands of Iowans have served in the armed forces.&nbsp; With both archival audio and original interviews, "In Uniform" honors and remembers Iowa veterans who sacrificed and served the country since the Civil War all the way up to the War on Terror.</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:38:34 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 31930 at http://iowapublicradio.org In Uniform Syria: Behind the Headlines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/syria-behind-headlines <p><span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">The crisis in Syria has been in the headlines for weeks, but the roots of the two-year-long conflict can be traced back decades. Today host Ben Kieffer gets an in-depth understanding of </span>how history of the region brought Syria to the point of civil wa<span class="userContent" data-ft="{&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}">r, how terrorism figures in and the</span> conflict's potential outcomes. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:44:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 28985 at http://iowapublicradio.org Syria: Behind the Headlines Herbert Hoover and a Civil War Exhibit http://iowapublicradio.org/post/herbert-hoover-and-civil-war-exhibit-0 <p>In this encore edition of River to River, listen back to h<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">ost Ben Kieffer's&nbsp;tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum with its Director Tom Schwartz. &nbsp;Schwartz talks about the role of presidential museums and libraries in light of the recent opening of the George W. Bush Library in Dallas. &nbsp;Schwartz also discusses President Hoover himself and the museum’s exhibit that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:24:05 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 26993 at http://iowapublicradio.org Herbert Hoover and a Civil War Exhibit Herbert Hoover and a Civil War Exhibit http://iowapublicradio.org/post/herbert-hoover-and-civil-war-exhibit <p>Host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;takes a tour of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum with its Director Tom Schwartz. &nbsp;He talks about the role of presidential museums and libraries in light of the recent opening of the George W. Bush Library in Dallas. &nbsp;Schwartz also discusses President Hoover himself and the museum’s exhibit that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. &nbsp;It’s called Iowans and the Civil War: The Western Theater. Thu, 02 May 2013 19:02:26 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 20150 at http://iowapublicradio.org Herbert Hoover and a Civil War Exhibit “A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War” http://iowapublicradio.org/post/punishment-nation-iowa-soldier-endures-civil-war <p>In 1862 Private Silas W. Haven marched off to fight in the Civil War.&nbsp; He left behind his wife and three small children for four long years.&nbsp; During that time he wrote nearly 200 letters home. Those letters have now been published in the new book, “A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War.”&nbsp; I’ll talk with editor Brian Miller.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:08:05 +0000 Charity Nebbe 15650 at http://iowapublicradio.org “A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War” Iowa Thanksgiving Lore http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-thanksgiving-lore <p>Thanksgiving traditions may reach back to the Pilgrims, but Thanksgiving didn’t become an official holiday until 1863.&nbsp; On today's Talk of Iowa, we explore the history of Thanksgiving.&nbsp; We find out how the holiday was celebrated during the Civil War, how Iowans made it their own and, of course, we’ll talk about food!&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:11:50 +0000 Charity Nebbe 11095 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Thanksgiving Lore Civil War Medicine http://iowapublicradio.org/post/civil-war-medicine <p>More than six hundred thousand men died during the Civil War and&nbsp;twice as many men died of disease than of gunshot wounds. Charity talks with Dr. Kendall Reed from Des Moines University medical practices during the war and how the period led to numerous medical advancements.&nbsp; Later, Lester Menke,&nbsp;&nbsp;author of &nbsp;&ldquo;When Apples Had No Worms&rdquo;, shares his stories from&nbsp;growing up in the 1920s and 30s.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:07:41 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4403 at http://iowapublicradio.org Civil War Medicine