RAGBRAI http://iowapublicradio.org en You Have Neanderthal Genes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/you-have-neanderthal-genes <p>For our weekly news buzz program, we get a review of the pending U.S. farm bill that is moving through Congress, how businesses are dealing with the Affordable Care Act, modern humans have a surprising amount of genes that come from Neanderthals, an important piece of art is returning to Iowa, a new &nbsp;smartphone app designed in Iowa with which users can hear and see how to pronounce certain foreign language sounds, and we hear from a couple mayors of towns on this year’s RAGBRAI route.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:06:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 35620 at http://iowapublicradio.org You Have Neanderthal Genes Politics and a Pint with Don Gonyea http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-and-pint-don-gonyea <p>Taped on Tuesday 12/17/13 as part of the IPR Insight Series, this is a special edition of River to River with NPR’s Don Gonyea, recorded before a live audience in Des Moines. Host Ben Kieffer asks Gonyea about the 2013 political year, his career, and his connection to Iowa. IPR also tests Gonyea’s Iowa knowledge with a bit of trivia.</p><p></p><p><strong>Top five moments and quotes from the night:</strong></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:42:39 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury, Katherine Perkins & Ben Stanton 33755 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics and a Pint with Don Gonyea Connecting Military Identity To PTSD & Running RAGBRAI http://iowapublicradio.org/post/connecting-military-identity-ptsd-running-ragbrai <p>Studies estimate that at least one in every five veterans experiences post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, guest host Emily Woodbury talks with two Iowans working to change that statistic.</p><p>Steven Lancaster, an assistant professor of psychology at Drake University, discusses his new study on how a soldier's "military identity" affects their likelihood of experiencing anxiety or depression.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:05:14 +0000 Emily Woodbury 27161 at http://iowapublicradio.org Connecting Military Identity To PTSD & Running RAGBRAI RAGBRAI: From Tire Dips to the 1st Checkered Flag http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ragbrai-tire-dips-1st-checkered-flag-0 <div>Every summer more than ten thousand people gather at a town on the Missouri River for the start of&nbsp;RAGBRAI, the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. Visit&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">day one of RAGBRAI with host </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charity Nebbe and producer Ben Stanton as they ride their bikes from Council Bluffs to Harlan and meet a lot of people along the way. &nbsp;Hear about&nbsp;b</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ikes, parties, campgrounds, the pork chops and the pie, and other special traditions. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 18:33:10 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Ben Stanton 24539 at http://iowapublicradio.org RAGBRAI: From Tire Dips to the 1st Checkered Flag NPR Reporters Travel RAGBRAI http://iowapublicradio.org/post/npr-reporters-travel-ragbrai <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">RAGBRAI, the annual bicycling ride across the state, made its way to Des Moines Tuesday. The trip wraps up this weekend in Fort Madison. Among the cyclists this year are NPR reporters Don </span>Gonyea<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Scott </span>Horsley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Brian&nbsp;</span>Naylor<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:54:05 +0000 Clay Masters 24518 at http://iowapublicradio.org NPR Reporters Travel RAGBRAI RAGBRAI Director TJ Juskiewicz on Ride's 40th Year http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ragbrai-director-tj-juskiewicz-rides-40th-year <p>RAGBRAI XL, the Register&rsquo;s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, rolls out of Sioux Center on Sunday. On the latest &quot;Talk of Iowa&quot;, host Charity Nebbe spoke with the director of RAGBRAI, TJ Juskiewicz. Juskiewicz shared what is new for this year&#39;s route, why the tradition has continued over the years, and how the weather might affect the ride.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 19:11:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4956 at http://iowapublicradio.org RAGBRAI Director TJ Juskiewicz on Ride's 40th Year RAGBRAI's 40th Year http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ragbrais-40th-year <p>RAGBRAI XL, the Register&rsquo;s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, rolls out of Sioux Center on Sunday.&nbsp; On today&#39;s program, we talk about why this event has endured for forty years, why people from all over the world flock here to bike across Iowa in July, and we reminisce about RAGBRAI&#39;s past with Chuck Offenburger.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:08:28 +0000 Charity Nebbe 4897 at http://iowapublicradio.org RAGBRAI's 40th Year Iowa Bicycle Summit and RAGBRAI http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-bicycle-summit-and-ragbrai <p>This summer RAGBRAI will roll across Iowa for the 40th time and right now bicycle enthusiasts are converging on Des Moines for the Iowa Bicycle Summit. This year&rsquo;s RAGBRAI route won&rsquo;t be announced until Saturday (Jan. 28), but we will get a preview of RAGBRAI 40 from the event&#39;s Director, T.J. Juskiewicz. We&#39;ll also talk about biking in Iowa with Mark Wyatt, Ex. Director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition and Nick Sobocinski, also with the Coalition and Program Director of &quot;Safe Routes to School.&quot;</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 79 at http://iowapublicradio.org