News

Pages

River to River
11:00 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Affirmative Action and Public Schools

Affirmative action and how it relates to college admissions is back on the radar. The U.S. Supreme Court is likely to hear an admissions case involving the University of Texas and the ruling could have ramifications at colleges across the nation. Host Dean Borg talks with University of Iowa Law Professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig and UI Sociology Professor Mary Campbell about how the court is likely to rule. Later, a look at the changing landscape in Iowa's public schools; including school closings in Cedar Rapids, statewide school consolidations and the trend toward home-schooling.

Talk of Iowa
11:00 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Ways to Play in Big Boy Business

Women now work in every field and have reached levels of success in business and politics that once seemed impossible, but business is still a male dominated world. Charity talks with Mary Stier of Des Moines who has shatterd many glass ceilings in her career as a newspaper publisher. She'll share her lessons and discuss her new book, Lady Leader: 10 Ways to Play in Big Boy Business. Also joining the conversation is Diane Ramsey of Cedar Rapids, Ex.

River to River
11:00 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Legislative Monday: State Support for Local Projects

A flood bill making its way through the legislature would provide a sales tax rebate to communities to prevent future flooding. The bill is still alive despite Cedar Rapids residents, who were expected to benefit most from the legislation, voting down a sales tax extension designated for flood mitigation. Then, new owners of the “Field of Dreams” movie site in Dyersville want to build a softball and baseball complex on the property and are seeking state support.  We’ll discuss the project and why there’s some support and opposition to it.

Talk of Iowa
11:00 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Horticulture Day: Service Learning in Uganda

For the last seven years faculty, staff and students from Iowa State University have been traveling to Uganda as part of a service learning program. Gail Nonnecke, a professor of horticulture at ISU has been involved from the very start. Charity talks with her about the program and how she has seen gardens and students grow during her visits to Uganda. Horticulturist Richard Jauron will also be here and they will answer your questions about plants in your life.

River to River
11:00 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Encore Edition: Personalized Medicine

It started as blood-typing and has advanced to designing cancer treatments specific to the cellular makeup of a tumor. And in the not-so-distant future, it will mean looking at a patient's DNA to determine the best course of treatment for a variety of diseases. In a program that originally aired last November, Ben talks with guests about the technology that allows doctors to use the right medicines for the right patients at the right time, and the ethical and cost considerations of unlocking the secrets that lie on our DNA.

Talk of Iowa
11:00 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

By the Iowa Sea

Joe Blair put away his motorcycle and his dreams to do manual labor while supporting four children, one of whom is autistic. Rekindling a sense of purpose in his life took something big: the Iowa River flood. Blair, a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and a pipefitter who lives in Coralville, has just published his memoir, "By the Iowa Sea." (Scribner) This hour, Charity talks to Blair about his new book, one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Memoirs of 2012.

River to River
11:00 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

New Iowa GOP Party Chair and Ambassador Luis CdeBaca

Join host Ben Kieffer as he talks with A.J.

Talk of Iowa
11:00 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Wildlife Day: Woodpeckers

Wildlife biologist Dr. Jim Pease talks with Charity about woodpeckers and other hole-dwellers that inhabit Iowa. Pease looks at the biology and life-cycle of woodpeckers and offers a few hints on how to attract them.

River to River
11:00 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Politics Day: Super Tuesday Recap

Who won and lost in the GOP race on Super Tuesday? Iowa State University Political Scientist Steffen Schmidt and University of Iowa Professor Emeritus Bruce Gronbeck break down the results of Tuesday's votes. They'll also look at the clash between President Obama and Republicans over Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Pages