breast cancer http://iowapublicradio.org en Fern Kupfer: Leaving Long Island http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fern-kupfer-leaving-long-island-0 <p>Fern Kupfer’s latest book is a memoir that transports readers to Long Island in the 1950s. Charity Nebbe talks with the Ames author as she reflects on past experiences in her life, including the period she discovered she was BRCA positive, a genetic marker for cancer.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:17:18 +0000 Charity Nebbe 35003 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fern Kupfer: Leaving Long Island Fern Kupfer: Leaving Long Island http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fern-kupfer-leaving-long-island <p>Fern Kupfer’s latest book is a memoir that transports readers to Long Island in the 1950s. Charity Nebbe talks with the Ames author as she reflects<span class="userContent"> on past experiences in her life, including the period she discovered she was BRCA positive, a genetic marker for cancer.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:14:57 +0000 Charity Nebbe 13913 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fern Kupfer: Leaving Long Island After Controversy, Komen says "Race for the Cure" is Beginning to Rebound http://iowapublicradio.org/post/after-controversy-komen-says-race-cure-beginning-rebound <p>October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. And in cities across the country, crowds dressed in pink have been running and walking in the Race for the Cure. But some participants – and their dollars – have been missing from these fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen Foundation this year.</p><p>After a public outcry over a decision early this year to stop funding Planned Parenthood, the organization quickly reversed its position.</p><p>As Iowa Public Radio’s Sarah McCammon reports, Komen officials say participation is slowly coming back.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:47:43 +0000 Sarah McCammon 9955 at http://iowapublicradio.org After Controversy, Komen says "Race for the Cure" is Beginning to Rebound Comedian Nathan Timmel and Remembering Lauren Reece Flaum http://iowapublicradio.org/post/comedian-nathan-timmel-and-remembering-lauren-reece-flaum <p>One Iowa comedian says he turns to his uncommon experiences growing up for his profession. Host Ben Kieffer talks with comedian and author, Nathan Timmel, about his memoir &ldquo;I Was a White Knight&hellip;Once.&rdquo;</p><p>Then, listen back to excerpts from Ben&rsquo;s conversation with Lauren Reece Flaum, who died this month after living with breast cancer for 17 years. In 2008, Redbook magazine asked its readers to submit their stories about living with breast cancer and Flaum beat out thousands of entries to win the contest.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:53:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer 5464 at http://iowapublicradio.org Comedian Nathan Timmel and Remembering Lauren Reece Flaum