Mississippi River http://iowapublicradio.org en 'Old Man River' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/old-man-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ever since the first person set eyes on the Mississippi River, the power of the river has helped to build and destroy settlements and cities. &nbsp;It has served as a source of life and food and a highway from north to south. &nbsp;It has also gripped imaginations, launched amazing </span>journeys<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and inspired music, art and literature. &nbsp;Paul Schneider is one of the most recent writers to fall under the thrall of the Mississippi. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:58:54 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 28498 at http://iowapublicradio.org 'Old Man River' Farmers, Policymakers Debate Water Quality Regulation http://iowapublicradio.org/post/farmers-policymakers-debate-water-quality-regulation <p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Clay Masters 28127 at http://iowapublicradio.org Farmers, Policymakers Debate Water Quality Regulation Head of Economic Development Authority Concerned about Mississippi River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/head-economic-development-authority-concerned-about-mississippi-river <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New attention is being focused on the crumbling lock-and-dam system on the Mississippi River. Iowa officials painted a frightening scenario when they appeared before the Mississippi River Commission last week in Dubuque.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:48:33 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 27677 at http://iowapublicradio.org Head of Economic Development Authority Concerned about Mississippi River "Art of the Fantastic" and a River Story http://iowapublicradio.org/post/art-fantastic-and-river-story <p><a href="http://neverbeentilled.com/">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 http://iowapublicradio.org "Art of the Fantastic" and a River Story Kenny Salwey: The Last River Rat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/kenny-salwey-last-river-rat <p><span class="userContent">On today's Talk of Iowa, we'll listen back to host Charity Nebbe's interview with the <a href="http://news.iowapublicradio.org/post/last-river-rat" target="_blank">"last river rat" Kenny Salwey</a>, who lives along the upper Mississippi River.<br><br>He hunts, fishes, traps, and writes; while he lives off the land in a cabin he built with his own two hands. He talks about the river he’s built his life around, and his latest book, "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfKOLTz3I2s" target="_blank">Muskrat for Supper</a>."</span></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:31:41 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14126 at http://iowapublicradio.org Kenny Salwey: The Last River Rat Shipping Woes Along the Mississippi River http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shipping-woes-along-mississippi-river <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With lingering drought keeping the crucial Mississippi River waterway at historically low levels, some projected that barge traffic on the river would come to a scraping halt in early January. It hasn’t proved to be quite as bad – the Army Corps of Engineers now says the river will likely stay open for transportation at least through the month – but many grain and energy industries that rely on sending products up and down the river aren’t yet breathing a sigh of relief. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:13:43 +0000 Clay Masters 13043 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shipping Woes Along the Mississippi River Low Mississippi River levels could leave farmers in fertilizer crunch http://iowapublicradio.org/post/low-mississippi-river-levels-could-leave-farmers-fertilizer-crunch <div class="article-body"><p></p><p></p><p>Southbound barges on the Mississippi River carry grain destined for world markets. Those barges regularly pass northbound tows with thousands of tons of fertilizer heading to Midwestern ports and, later, to farmers’ fields.</p><p>But this year’s drought is adding an element of uncertainty to those shipping patterns, as Mississippi River levels reach record lows. Water levels have fertilizer shippers scrambling to get their product to market before low water dries up their most important shipping route.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:01:50 +0000 Jacob McCleland 12553 at http://iowapublicradio.org Low Mississippi River levels could leave farmers in fertilizer crunch Exploring the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte Rivers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/exploring-mississippi-missouri-and-platte-rivers <p>The state of Iowa is defined physically by the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. We, in turn, have done a great deal to shape the rivers. Host Charity Nebbe, talks with author Lisa Knopp about her book &ldquo;What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri and Platte&rdquo;. Her book takes readers on a personal journey along these rivers, exploring their history, geography, and ecology.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:12:48 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5456 at http://iowapublicradio.org Exploring the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte Rivers The Last River Rat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/last-river-rat <p>Kenny Salwey lives along the upper Mississippi River. He hunts, fishes, traps, and writes; while he lives off the land in a cabin he built with his own two hands. He’s known as the "last river rat". Host Charity Nebbe speaks with him about his life, the river he’s built his life around, and his latest book, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfKOLTz3I2s" target="_blank"><em>Muskrat for Supper</em></a>.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:07:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5230 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Last River Rat