disaster recovery http://iowapublicradio.org en Fascination with the Idea of "Apocalypse" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fascination-idea-apocalypse <p>Many of this year’s blockbusters, video games, and books are set in post-apocalyptic worlds - a growing trend in the past few years.</p><p>Today on <em>River To River</em>, we take a look at why this is such a common theme. Host Ben Kieffer talks with Iowans who are prepared to face an apocalyptic scenario, and he sits down with an Iowa Homeland Security representative, to find out how prepared the state of Iowa is for disaster.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:56:34 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 41922 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fascination with the Idea of "Apocalypse" Fascination with the Idea of "Apocalypse" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fascination-idea-apocalypse-0 <p>Many of this summer’s blockbusters are set in a post-apocalyptic world, including “This is the end”, “World War Z”, “After Earth”, and “Elysium”.</p><p>Today on <em>River To River</em>, we take a look at why this is such a common theme this year. Host Ben Kieffer talks with Iowans who are prepared to face an apocalyptic scenario, and he sits down with an Iowa Homeland Security rep, to find out how prepared the state of Iowa is for disaster.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 05:18:30 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 22795 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fascination with the Idea of "Apocalypse" Inside the Mind of a Candidate & Iowans Aid Sandy Disaster http://iowapublicradio.org/post/inside-mind-candidate-iowans-aid-sandy-disaster <p>Most people will have the experience of voting in an election but few of us will ever know what it is like to be on the ballot. We talk with two former Iowa congressmen - Democrat <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_R._Nagle" target="_blank">Dave Nagle</a> (1987-1993) and Republican <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Ross_Lightfoot" target="_blank">Jim Ross Lightfoot</a> (1985-1997) to find out what election day is like from the candidates' perspective.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:05:51 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10341 at http://iowapublicradio.org Inside the Mind of a Candidate & Iowans Aid Sandy Disaster Summer Series: Disaster Recovery http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-series-disaster-recovery <p>A tornado devastated Parkersburg in 2008, fire gutted Grinnell in 1889, and in the 1980s Bell Plaine was laid low by the farm crisis. When disaster strikes, the repercussions can be felt for decades to come. We continue our series on Iowa towns, with communities that have been shaped by disaster.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 16:21:38 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4815 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Series: Disaster Recovery