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River to River
1:00 pm
Tue February 16, 2010

Iowa Documentarians

The film 'The Cove', which shows a secret dolphin-killing field in Japan, is a favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Dubuque-native Louis Psihoyos who directed and starred in the film discusses the project. Also, photojournalist and author Chip Duncan, a native of Shenendoah, discusses his new book 'Enough to Go Around: Searching for Hope in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Dafur'.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue February 16, 2010

Love in Translation/Olivia's Story

We'll hear from University of Iowa graduate student Jennifer Percy. Her essay "Even in English, a Language Gap" was a "Modern Love Column" in a recent New York Times. Later, Jonathan Ahl speaks with Prof. Jeffrey Copeland of the University of Northern Iowa. His book, "Olivia's Story," deals with a landmark civil rights case that helped lead the way to fair and open housing.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Mon February 15, 2010

Iowa Judicial System

Iowa’s Judicial branch faces a budget crunch and increasing demand for judicial services. How is Iowa’s court system handling tough economic times? What have furloughs meant for those seeking access to Iowa’s courts? Host Jeneane Beck talks with Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus and Jane Lorentzen, President of the Iowa State Bar Association.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon February 15, 2010

City of Literature/Cedar Falls/Red Cedar

We'll hear about some exciting news from two Iowa Cities and a look at spring events from Red Cedar Chamber Music of Marion, Iowa. Iowa City has hired its first director of "Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature," and Cedar Falls is in the running for first place as a "distinctive destination" for 2010 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri February 12, 2010

Word Maven, live!

Iowa native Pat O'Conner, author of "Woe is I, the Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English," takes your calls for the hour.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

Studies reveal intricacies of human relationships and remembering Robert Dana

A conversation with University of Iowa Professors Tony Paik and Erika Lawrence. Paik's study found that married couples are less likely to experience jealous feelings, but when they do, it's more damaging to the relationship. Later in the hour, in memory of Iowa's former Poet Laureate, we listen back to an interview with Robert Dana.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Home Improvement Day

Start planning now for spring projects with Bill McAnally of Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge.

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Iowa Archives
11:00 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

A Man and a Truck

1918 Liberty Truck
Credit Gold Star Museum

Camp Dodge has one of the last, operating, Liberty trucks in the country. One story linked to the rare vehicle details one of the Iowa National Guard’s most difficult missions, enforcing martial law. Note: The new Gold Star Museum is now open for visitors.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Wed February 10, 2010

Title IX

A discussion about Title IX, a nearly forty year old law that opened the door for women in high school and college sports. We speak with Donna Lopiano, the former C.E.O. of the Women’s Sports Foundation and a pioneer and champion of Title IX. Then, a conversation with Calli Sanders, Senior Associate Athletics Director at Iowa State University, and Craig Ihnen, Associate Director of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union about the status of Title IX in Iowa.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed February 10, 2010

Politics Day

Steffen Schmidt and Arnie Arnesen join IPR News Director Jonathan Ahl.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Tue February 9, 2010

Folk Artist Vance Gilbert and Jazz musician Ray Blue

Folk artist Vance Gilbert’s songs and stage banter often touch on the fact that he's a black man in a field of music dominated by both white performers and audiences. To mark black history month, we talk with Gilbert about his latest CD and about his upcoming show in eastern Iowa. Jazz musician Ray Blue talks about his own music and the role music plays in black history.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue February 9, 2010

Wildlife Day with Jim Pease

"Looking Forward to Spring," the needs of wildlife and how you can fulfill them in your yard.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Mon February 8, 2010

Flood mitigation legislation moves through legislature

A flood plain management bill will set rules for land use within the 500-year flood plain. The bill is aimed at preventing future flooding and losses. But, some communities may no longer get funding to help build/maintain levees, or would be required to raise houses and businesses to certain elevations within the flood plain. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of the recommendations contained within the bill.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon February 8, 2010

Iowa's Watershed Year

Five contributors discuss the new Univ. of Iowa Press book, "A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008," which will be released on March 1, 2010.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Fri February 5, 2010

Electronic Crime Institute and Emmy-nominated Screenwriter on racial and ethnic stereotyping in

Ben Kieffer talks with members of the Des Moines Area Community College Electronic Crime Institute. The institute looks at the sophisticated techniques used to steal identities and personal information. Then a conversation with screenwriter and documentarian Matt Sienkiewicz, who has spoken and written on issues of racial and ethnic stereotyping in the long-running Comedy Central Cartoon "South Park". Sienkiewicz visits the University of Northern Iowa campus next week.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri February 5, 2010

Hort Gang!

Members of the Iowa State University horticulture program join us for our winter fortnightly hort update.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Thu February 4, 2010

Second City 50th Anniversary

From Mike Myers to Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert to Tina Fey The Second City imprint is felt across every entertainment medium. The legendary comedy troupe returns to Iowa, looking back at 50 years of classic sketch comedy. We'll talk with members of the comdey troupe. Later in the hour, we look back at the legendary comics who graced the famous Chicago Theater with Mike Thomas, author of 'Second City Unscripted'.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Movie Day!

We talk with Caroline Libresco, Senior Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival 2010. Then our critics Tom Beell and Steve Sullivan discuss Oscar nominations, awards and what's playing across Iowa.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Wed February 3, 2010

Iowans Return from Haiti & Public Health Director Retires after 36 Years

University of Iowa Emergency Medicine Dr. Chris Buresh and Cedar Rapids Red Cross volunteer Peter Teahen have just returned to Iowa after a trip to Haiti where both provided medical relief to earthquake victims. Later in the hour, a conversation with Black Hawk County Public Health director Tom O'Rourke who reflects upon his 36 years in the public health sector.

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