death http://iowapublicradio.org en Mitch Albom http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mitch-albom <p>What happens to us after we die?&nbsp; That’s a question many of us ponder.&nbsp; The characters in Mitch Albom’s novels often have unusual insight into the answer. &nbsp;Host Charity Nebbe&nbsp;talks with Albom about his most recent novel, <em>The First Phone Call from Heaven</em>. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 18:46:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe 32979 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mitch Albom How We Die Now http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-we-die-now <p><span class="userContent">As our population grows older more people are engaging in the important work of helping individuals cross the threshold from life to death. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:14:45 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 31073 at http://iowapublicradio.org How We Die Now Funerals and Burials http://iowapublicradio.org/post/funerals-and-burials <p>Join host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;for this discussion and examination of funeral trends and new rules related to funerals and services in Iowa. &nbsp;Hear from funeral directors about how their job is performed, and get a glimpse of how a person might go about skipping the funeral director to care for deceased loved-ones on their own.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:32:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 30608 at http://iowapublicradio.org Funerals and Burials Grief in Childhood http://iowapublicradio.org/post/grief-childhood <p>No matter how hard we try as parents and teachers we cannot protect all children from tragedy.&nbsp; Join host Charity Nebbe who talks with Dr. David Schonfeld about how tragedy affects children and what we can do to help the children in our lives find their way through grief. &nbsp;Also on the program is Sonni Vierling, Coordinator of the Central Iowa Adverse Childhood Experiences Study Steering Committee.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 19:55:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe 28860 at http://iowapublicradio.org Grief in Childhood Growing Old and Dying in Prison http://iowapublicradio.org/post/growing-old-and-dying-prison <div>Our corrections series continues by examining what it is like to grow old and die in prison. Hear from an offender <span style="line-height: 1.5;">who works in a hospice program. He has helped 20 fellow inmates face the end of life behind bars. &nbsp;Host Ben Kieffer also talk with a 74-year-old inmate about growing old. &nbsp;You'll also get a tour of a hospice room at the I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">owa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville. &nbsp;</span></div><div><p></p></div><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:09:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Ben Stanton & Katherine Perkins 24014 at http://iowapublicradio.org Growing Old and Dying in Prison The Cutting Edge of Forensic Science http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cutting-edge-forensic-science <p>Over a hundred years ago, searching for fingerprints became routine in crime scene investigation. In the intervening years the tools of forensic investigation have greatly evolved. Host Ben Kieffer speaks to Iowa State University Mechanical Engineer <a href="http://www.me.iastate.edu/directory/faculty/daniel-attinger/">Daniel Attinger</a> about <a href="http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/04/18/bloodstains">his research for the U.S. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:00:49 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 22015 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Cutting Edge of Forensic Science Mourning in the Digital Age http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mourning-digital-age-0 <p>Former Paullina, Iowa resident Kenneth Weishuhn committed suicide earlier this year after being bullied as a result of his sexuality. Brynn Bilou, a 12-year-old from Canada, created a memorial page without ever knowing Kenneth.</p><p>A lot of us live much of our lives online, and online communities are also becoming an important part of death. On today's "Talk of Iowa", we find out about an online community for people who have lost a loved one, how funeral homes are embracing technology, and life after death on Facebook.</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:27:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14233 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mourning in the Digital Age Mourning in the Digital Age http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mourning-digital-age <p>A lot of us live much of our lives online, and online communities are also becoming an important part of death. On today&#39;s &quot;Talk of Iowa&quot;, we&#39;ll find out about an online community for people who have lost a loved one, how funeral homes are embracing technology, and life after death on Facebook. Our guests include Heart2Soul founder Karen Zinn, John Wild of Iles funeral Home in Des Moines, Tom Frisch of GotFuneral, and PhD student studying social media mourning practices, Jed Brubaker.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:22:55 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4519 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mourning in the Digital Age