art en Pioneering New Art Forms <p>In 1955 <a href="" target="_blank">Virginia Myers</a> first arrived in Iowa City with $150 in her pocket. When she stepped off the train, she had no place to live and no job. She hadn’t even been in touch with the University of Iowa about enrolling in classes, even though that was the reason she came to Iowa in the first place.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:16:43 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 40615 at Pioneering New Art Forms Remembering the Greatest Theft in History <p>While the Nazis were murdering millions of people, they also perpetrated the greatest mass theft in history.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with former Congressman and Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jim Leach and Director of the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Sean O'Harrow about that theft, efforts to understand it decades after the fact and efforts to protect priceless artifacts during the war.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:40:26 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 39650 at Remembering the Greatest Theft in History 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 You Have Neanderthal Genes Nature-Inspired Art <p>The encephalitis virus can have some ugly consequences, but, it turns out, it can also be shaped into a beautiful pair of earrings. Today on Talk Of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks about infectious art inspired by disease and other artistic endeavors that are inspired by nature.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:16:09 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 28077 at Nature-Inspired Art Art carries meaning for new Cedar Rapids ampitheatre <p>"Crystal Impressions" will stand at the entrance to the new Cedar Rapids amphitheater along the Cedar River. The floodable, concrete amphitheater incorporates earthen berms and flood walls to protect some of the city's west side.</p><p>Husband-and-wife duo Tom and Jean Latka created the piece in their Pueblo, Colorado studio.</p><p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:19:51 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 27879 at Art carries meaning for new Cedar Rapids ampitheatre World Food Prize and Capitalism on Trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Capitalism – Does it work for you? That’s the question on a 20-ft-long sign with flashing lights that’s come to Cedar Rapids. Viewers vote by pressing true or false.&nbsp; Steve Lambert, the artist behind the project Steve Lambert explains his inspiration and&nbsp; share some of the responses he gathered.</span></p><p>Also, we’ll talk about the three biotechnology scientists awarded the 2013 World Food Prize.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:20:02 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Katherine Perkins & Ben Stanton 22840 at World Food Prize and Capitalism on Trial Bison bison bison <p>They were once more common than white tailed deer, but now <a href="">bison </a>live only in controlled and managed herds.&nbsp; Today on Talk of Iowa Charity Nebbe talks about why bison are so captivating as well as the future of bison in North America.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:33:25 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 21561 at Bison bison bison "Art of the Fantastic" and a River Story <p><a href="">Ben Hoksch</a> sits down with "Talk of Iowa" to discus his 23-hundred mile solo journey down the full length of the Mississippi River in his canoe.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:20:41 +0000 Charity Nebbe 19424 at "Art of the Fantastic" and a River Story White House Christmas Card features Des Moines Artist’s Painting <p>This year’s official White House Christmas card features a painting by Des Moines artist Larassa Kable. She talks with Iowa Public Radio’s All Things Considered host, Pat Blank.<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Text</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 00:17:55 +0000 Pat Blank 11704 at White House Christmas Card features Des Moines Artist’s Painting Jeremy Jackson and Napoleon <p>When he was 11-years-old, author Jeremy Jackson fell in love for the first time, saw his sister leave for college and lost his grandmother.&nbsp; It was not the end of his childhood, but, for him, it was the beginning of truly growing up.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with Jackson about his new memoir, "I Will Not Leave You Comfortless."&nbsp; Then, Napoleon is visiting Iowa City.&nbsp; We hear about a new exhibit on display at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, "Napoleon and the Art of Propaganda."</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:27:26 +0000 Charity Nebbe 7917 at Jeremy Jackson and Napoleon "Papergirl" Project Rethinks Street Art <p>If you&rsquo;re walking down the street this evening in Davenport, someone might hand you a work of art. &quot;Papergirl&quot; is an art movement where participants collect artworks from community members, roll it up newspaper-style, and distribute it to random passers-by via bicycles, like the paperboys of old.</p> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:15:51 +0000 Clare Roth 5157 at "Papergirl" Project Rethinks Street Art Grotto of the Redemption Turns 100 <p>The Midwest is known for its roadside attractions &mdash; world&#39;s largest ear of corn, heaviest ball of twine, biggest truck stop.</p><p>But it&#39;s also home to one of the largest collections of grottoes in the world. Most of these man-made caves were created by immigrant priests at the beginning of the 20th century. And the mother of them all &mdash; encrusted in $6 million worth of semiprecious stones &mdash; is in West Bend, Iowa.</p><p>This weekend, the Grotto of the Redemption turned 100.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:25:33 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 3703 at Grotto of the Redemption Turns 100 The Iowa State University Fashion Show 2012 <p>The annual Fashion Show at Iowa State University has been around for decades, but in recent years the stakes have been higher, the fashion more cutting edge, the glamour more glamorous and the glitz even glitzier. This hour, Charity speaks with some of the people behind<a href="" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0066cc"> The Fashion Show 2012</font></u></a>, including special guest designer Todd Snyder. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 139 at New Beginnings for the University of Iowa Arts Campus <p>Nearly four years ago flood waters dramatically changed the landscape in Iowa City. Over the next few years the campus will be transformed again as the University of Iowa replaces the lost buildings. On today&#39;s Talk of Iowa, we&rsquo;ll hear about recently approved plans to rebuild the University of Iowa arts campus, including a new Hancher Auditorium, Art Building and Music Building. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 95 at Finding Your Fire <p>When you make up your mind to find your passion, you&rsquo;re making an important commitment to yourself. You&rsquo;re saying that you&rsquo;re a top priority and you&rsquo;ll be finding the things in life that you truly enjoy. For aspiring artists, many say they have found their passion, or their &ldquo;fire,&rdquo; but actually making a living at it is a bigger challenge. Today, we hear from four successful artists who will be taking part in the on-going artist discussion series, &ldquo;Finding Your Fire,&rdquo; this evening at the Des Moines Social Club. Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe 80 at