Iowa City http://iowapublicradio.org en Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Comfort Kings http://iowapublicradio.org/post/java-blend-exclusive-hour-comfort-kings <p>In this episode of&nbsp;IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/ben-kieffer">Ben Kieffer</a> will chat with Waterloo's renowned bluegrass and folk string band, <a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/comfortkingsstringband">Comfort Kings</a>.</p><p>Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their latest album, <em>Prairie Fire.</em></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:47:54 +0000 Ben Kieffer 34692 at http://iowapublicradio.org Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Comfort Kings Java Blend Exclusive Hour With TWINS http://iowapublicradio.org/post/java-blend-exclusive-hour-twins <p>In this episode of&nbsp;IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host, <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/ben-kieffer">Ben Kieffer</a> will chat with Waterloo, IA's, loud and proud pop-rockers, <a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/twinstheband">TWINS.</a></p><p>Listen to and download the podcast to find out more about their latest album, <em>Funny Faces </em>and their upcoming album, <em>Tomboys on Parade</em>.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:12:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer 34936 at http://iowapublicradio.org Java Blend Exclusive Hour With TWINS Archaeologists Uncover Iowa City's Beginnings on UI campus http://iowapublicradio.org/post/archaeologists-uncover-iowa-citys-beginnings-ui-campus <p>Construction on the University of Iowa campus has uncovered the foundations of homes dating back to Iowa City’s earliest settlers.</p><p>Archeologists are now racing against the clock to dig out what they can at the Hubbard Park site, as Iowa Public Radio’s Durrie Bouscaren reports.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:36:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 36096 at http://iowapublicradio.org Archaeologists Uncover Iowa City's Beginnings on UI campus Creative Communities http://iowapublicradio.org/post/creative-communities <p>Iowa's cultural and economic shift away from the family farm created <a href="http://www.uiowa.edu/~ican/Papers%202006/braindrain122806.pdf">serious problems</a> for the state.&nbsp; It has also created opportunities for reinvention and creativity.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:39:40 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30966 at http://iowapublicradio.org Creative Communities Homelessness in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/homelessness-iowa <p>According to a <a href="https://iowafinanceauthority.iowa.gov/secure/hml/default.aspx">study by the Iowa Council on Homelessness</a>, in 2011 roughly 17,900 individuals in Iowa were homeless at some point throughout that year.&nbsp; What are the causes of homelessness and what can communities do to help? Also, Iowa City has a new ordinance which aims to further restrict panhandling in the downtown area.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:40:44 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27967 at http://iowapublicradio.org Homelessness in Iowa Java Blend Live Event: Hipknosis 11/22 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/java-blend-live-event-hipknosis-1122 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">On Friday, Nov. 22,&nbsp; at 2 PM at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thejavahouse.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">Iowa City's downtown Java House,</a>&nbsp;IPR Studio One's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iowapublicradio.org/people/ben-kieffer" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Ben Kieffer</a>&nbsp;will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with <a href="http://www.hipknosis.com/index.html">Hipknosis</a>.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 29288 at http://iowapublicradio.org Java Blend Live Event: Hipknosis 11/22 Java Blend LIVE Event: Andra Suchy 10/25 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/java-blend-live-event-andra-suchy-1025 <p><strong>Notice: Cancelled due to illness. Andra Suchy will be rescheduled soon. </strong></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 29631 at http://iowapublicradio.org Java Blend LIVE Event: Andra Suchy 10/25 The Curve Of The World http://iowapublicradio.org/post/curve-world <p>Iowa Citian Andy Douglas has published his memoir, <em>The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga</em>. When he was in his 20s, Douglas turned aside from his minister father’s Christian beliefs and took up a life of yoga and meditation, eventually going on to becoming an Ananda Marga monk, leading the organization’s Seoul office. We hear about his life as a monk and his eventual return to the United States to fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:26:49 +0000 Dennis Reese 24480 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Curve Of The World Java Blend LIVE Event: The Ericksons 10/11 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/java-blend-live-event-ericksons-1011 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">On Friday, Oct. 11,&nbsp; at 2 PM at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.thejavahouse.com/" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);" target="_blank">Iowa City&#39;s downtown Java House,</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span>IPR<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Studio One&#39;s&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.iowapublicradio.org/people/ben-kieffer" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Ben Kieffer</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;will host a special hour of &quot;Java Blend&quot; with </span><a href="http://theericksonsmusic.wordpress.com" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Ericksons</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:33:01 +0000 Ben Kieffer 28609 at http://iowapublicradio.org Java Blend LIVE Event: The Ericksons 10/11 Are You Smarter than a "Smart Meter"? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/are-you-smarter-smart-meter <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Iowa City is testing new parking meters for their downtown shopping district, known as smart meters. They take credit cards and allow parkers to pay with their phones, and are slowly popping up in communities throughout Iowa.</p><p>But the hard part is often teaching people how to use them.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:09:11 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 19690 at http://iowapublicradio.org Are You Smarter than a "Smart Meter"? College Towns http://iowapublicradio.org/post/college-towns <p>Recently Ames was ranked as the second best college town in the US by the American Institute of Economic Research's 2013 College Destination Index.&nbsp;&nbsp; Iowa City came in close behind at fourth place. &nbsp; What goes into making a great college town?&nbsp; On "River to River" we talk about the attributes and special challenges of these communities.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:46:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer 17691 at http://iowapublicradio.org College Towns Stew And The Negro Problem http://iowapublicradio.org/post/stew-and-negro-problem <p>Over a year ago the band “Stew and the Negro Problem” visited Iowa City to learn about the town and write songs based on their observations. Now they’re back in town and are going to perform the songs they've created. Host Charity Nebbe talks with band member&nbsp;Mark Stewart,&nbsp;"Stew", about his songs which were inspired by&nbsp;the black angel, flooding, and a local book shop.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 16:12:17 +0000 Charity Nebbe 8539 at http://iowapublicradio.org Stew And The Negro Problem Summer Series: College Towns http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-series-college-towns <p>A town that is home to a college or university is always changing.&nbsp; There are always new students, new faculty, new staff, and the population ebbs and flows from semester to semester.&nbsp; On today&#39;s &quot;Talk of Iowa&quot; we continue our summer series on Iowa towns and cities with a look at college towns.&nbsp; The pros, the cons, the economics and the history.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:46:52 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5130 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Series: College Towns