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River to River
1:00 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Children's Issues

We talk with panelists at an upcoming Drake University Conference focusing on children's issues, including childhood obesity and growing up during wartime.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Home Improvement Day

Bill McAnally of Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge has the latest tips on maintaining and improving your home.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Bob Dorr Reflections

Legendary IPR Bluesman Bob Dorr reflects on his career at IPR as he prepares for a his "kind-of" retirement.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Politics Wednesday

A look at the political news from Iowa and the nation with Arnie Arnesen and Steffen Schmidt.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Tue January 12, 2010

Condition of State Reaction

IPR's Ben Kieffer talks with representatives from Iowans for Tax Relief, the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and others for reaction to Governor Culver's Condition of the State speech.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue January 12, 2010

Governor Chet Culver's Condition of the State Address

We will provide live coverage of Governor Chet Culver's Condition of the State Address. This special coverage will preempt Talk of Iowa.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Mon January 11, 2010

Session Preview

IPR's Jeneane Beck talks with legislative leaders about what to expect from the upcoming session.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Ice Fishing for Neutrinos

In advance of his speech in the Quad Cities, Dr. Francis Halzen explains how he and other scientists transformed a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole into a giant telescope. Doug Cooper from Iowa State University Extension will have the latest agricultural news in the second half of the hour.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Fri January 8, 2010

Voices of Multiple Sclerosis

Ben Kieffer talks with individuals who have offered their compelling stories in the new book, 'Voices of Multiple Sclerosis'. The book offers candid, heartfelt, and inspiring testimonials of 40 diverse individuals who have been affected by the crippling disease. Among the guests is Dr. Terry Wahls of Iowa City, who overcame secondary progressive MS through intensive nutrition and exercise coupled with electrical stimulation.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Immigration Reform

Ben Kieffer talks with veteran filmmaker Nicholas Stein who is the series producer for National Geographic Channel's 'Border Wars.' During the filming, Stein was embedded with operational teams monitoring ports of entry for illegal aliens into the U.S. Later in the hour we examine the prospects for immigration reform with Mark Grey of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration and Tom Rendon of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Wed January 6, 2010

Veterans Writing Program

Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa Wesleyan English professor Emma Rainey and University of Iowa veterans advisor John Mikelson about a new workshop for veterans to express their feelings through writing. Rainey views the workshop as a way to help veterans learn how to tell their stories in compelling and creative ways.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Tue January 5, 2010

Child Welfare Changes

Ben Kieffer talks with Child and Family Services administrator Mary Nelson who is retiring after 35 years in one of government’s most demanding jobs. Nelson discusses the enormous changes in child welfare over the the past 35 years and how Iowa is doing in reducing child abuse and neglect.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Mon January 4, 2010

The Investor's Manifesto

Ben Kieffer talks with William Bernstein, author of 'The Investor's Manifesto'. Bernstein is an American financial theorist. He is known for his research in the field of modern portfolio theory and for his self-help finance books for individual investors who wish to manage their own equity portfolios.

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Jew's Harp Tribute
11:00 pm
Mon December 28, 2009

Jew's Harp Tribute

Only a few dozen people were there for an astonishing concert this month at Iowa Wesleyan College. It featured one of the oldest musical instruments known to mankind, played by some of the best musicians in the world. We join Iowa Public Radio’s Rick Fredericksen on a Radio Field Trip to Mount Pleasant.

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