News http://iowapublicradio.org en A Tourist Town Takes on RAGBRAI http://iowapublicradio.org/post/tourist-town-takes-ragbrai <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28:26 +0000 Clay Masters 44164 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Tourist Town Takes on RAGBRAI Movies on a Deadline http://iowapublicradio.org/post/movies-deadline <p>On your mark, get set, lights, camera, action. The Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project is celebrating its tenth year this weekend. At 6 PM this Friday, over 40 teams will pull a slip of paper out of a hat. On that slip of paper is their genre assignment: anything from Romance to Fish Out of Water. 48 Hours later, they'll turn in a finished 4-7 minute film. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with city producer Samuel Pace-Tuomi and ten-time participant Mike Kieler in this hour of Talk of Iowa.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:51:49 +0000 Charity Nebbe & croth 44110 at http://iowapublicradio.org Movies on a Deadline The Teenage Brain http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teenage-brain <p>The drama of mood swings, impulsiveness and bizarre behaviors during adolescence<br />can take a toll on both teens and their parents.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:33 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 44058 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Teenage Brain No Net, No Rigs, Just Fabric--Aerial Arts Come to Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/no-net-no-rigs-just-fabric-aerial-arts-come-iowa <p>Daring trapeze artists have been wowing audiences for 150 years, but today's aerial artists are taking things to &nbsp;a whole new level and a lot more people are getting in on the act. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Iowa's Felicia Coe, the creator of&nbsp;the National Aerial Expo &amp; Competition on today's Talk of Iowa.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:43:30 +0000 Charity Nebbe & croth 44100 at http://iowapublicradio.org No Net, No Rigs, Just Fabric--Aerial Arts Come to Iowa Invisible Air: Regulating Iowa's Air Quality http://iowapublicradio.org/post/invisible-air-regulating-iowas-air-quality <p>The EPA sets regulations for 6 sources of air pollution, but there are hundreds of pollutants known to the EPA that go unregulated.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:15:01 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Clare Roth 44071 at http://iowapublicradio.org Invisible Air: Regulating Iowa's Air Quality Fresh Yogurt, Really Fresh http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fresh-yogurt-really-fresh <p><a href="http://www.countryviewdairy.com/">http://www.countryviewdairy.com/&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:29:33 +0000 Pat Blank 44059 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fresh Yogurt, Really Fresh Bradstad Defends Stance on Immigrant Children http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bradstad-defends-stance-immigrant-children <p>Governor Terry Branstad is defending his reluctance to grant asylum to unaccompanied children fleeing extreme violence in Central America.</p><p>"It would be wrong for us to send a signal that if you come here illegally, we're just gonna disperse you throughout the country and you don't have to go home."</p><p>Social justice advocate Connie Ryan Terrell of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa says many in Iowa’s faith community are disappointed with Branstad's decision, since the state has a history of welcoming immigrants.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:22:30 +0000 Sarah Boden 44053 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bradstad Defends Stance on Immigrant Children Where is the Watershed? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/where-watershed <p>Water quality has been a problem in Iowa since the late 1800s. To improve it, where do we start?</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:56:23 +0000 Lindsey Moon 44047 at http://iowapublicradio.org Where is the Watershed? Water Quality Hasn't Improved in Iowa Since the 1980s http://iowapublicradio.org/post/water-quality-hasnt-improved-iowa-1980s <p>Iowa’s water quality hadn’t nudged much since the 1980s. That’s according to Iowa Geological Survey research scientist Keith Schilling.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:58:51 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Charity Nebbe 44045 at http://iowapublicradio.org Water Quality Hasn't Improved in Iowa Since the 1980s News Buzz: Human Trafficking, Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-human-trafficking-davenport-mayor-bill-gluba <p>According to data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, there has been a steady increase in calls reporting human trafficking in Iowa.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:45:21 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43965 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Human Trafficking, Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba News Buzz: NPR's Don Gonyea Ready for RAGBRAI http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-nprs-don-gonyea-ready-ragbrai <p>Don Gonyea, Scott Horsley and Brian Naylor, team “No Pie Refused” are ready for RAGBRAI.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:32:34 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43964 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: NPR's Don Gonyea Ready for RAGBRAI News Buzz: Is Iowa in Idaho? It's Time to End the Mix-Up http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-iowa-idaho-its-time-end-mix-1 <p>Iowa and Idaho are two completely different states. Journalist and author Tim Woodward says its time to set the record straight.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:26:42 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43963 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Is Iowa in Idaho? It's Time to End the Mix-Up Having a Field Day/Gardens and Trees http://iowapublicradio.org/post/having-field-daygardens-and-trees <p>The "Hort Gang" from Iowa State is back today.&nbsp; One of the gang, Cindy Haynes, Assoc. Prof. of Horticulture at Iowa State University, fills us in on ISU's upcoming "Field Days," offering gardeners a chance to get ideas for their own gardens and see a wide variety of plants in action.&nbsp; The "Field Days" are held at a variety of locations across Iowa.</p><p>Also on the program is regular Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist and Iowa DNR District Forester, Mark Vitosh of Iowa City.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:21:35 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 43950 at http://iowapublicradio.org Having a Field Day/Gardens and Trees Java Blend Exclusive Hour With The Feralings http://iowapublicradio.org/post/java-blend-exclusive-hour-feralings <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In this encore episode of&nbsp;IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/ben-kieffer" style="font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Ben Kieffer</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;will chat with <a href="http://theferali Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 42642 at http://iowapublicradio.org Java Blend Exclusive Hour With The Feralings Predators Come Back to Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/predators-come-back-iowa <p>A mother black bear and her two cubs were spotted earlier this week, on the border of Fayette and Clayton Counties, in northeast Iowa.&nbsp; The next day, a beekeeper discovered bear scat and paw prints near some damaged hives. Also this week, the <a href="http://www.iowadnr.gov/">Iowa Department of Natural Resources</a> confirmed the state's first mountain lion of 2014. A deer carcass with signs of mountain lion predation was found in Cherokee County, in northeast Iowa.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:35:04 +0000 Sarah Boden 43911 at http://iowapublicradio.org Predators Come Back to Iowa Amateur Radio Contests Encourage Emergency Preparedness http://iowapublicradio.org/post/amateur-radio-contests-encourage-emergency-preparedness <p>100 years ago, amateur radio operators were in the early years of making wireless communication with people around the world.&nbsp; Professional radio operators started calling them “ham” as a pejorative, because the amateur’s equipment often caused interference, but operators embraced it and the negative connotation disappeared.&nbsp; There are 800-thousand licensed ham radio operators in North America with 6,619 of them in Iowa. One of the reasons this hobby continues to move forward is because of regular competitions. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 06:09:06 +0000 John Pemble 43925 at http://iowapublicradio.org Amateur Radio Contests Encourage Emergency Preparedness Living with Parkinson's Disease: "It helps define who I am, but it's not a negative" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/living-parkinsons-disease-it-helps-define-who-i-am-its-not-negative <p>Andrew Duarte was only 31 years old when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. One of the biggest questions he had was, “What can I expect?”</p><p>“And there’s not really a good answer for that,” he says.<img alt="" class="pi_assets-image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/ipr/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/Copy_of_20100731_021.jpg" /></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:44:33 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Charity Nebbe 43886 at http://iowapublicradio.org Living with Parkinson's Disease: "It helps define who I am, but it's not a negative" If Someone Gets Hurt on the Sidewalk on Your Property, Are You Liable? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/if-someone-gets-hurt-sidewalk-your-property-are-you-liable <p>After Beth Madden fell off her bike as a result of a crack in the sidewalk, she filed a negligence suit. If you're a property owner, keep reading.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:55:01 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43887 at http://iowapublicradio.org If Someone Gets Hurt on the Sidewalk on Your Property, Are You Liable? My Farm Roots: Farm Life Anything But Quiet http://iowapublicradio.org/post/my-farm-roots-farm-life-anything-quiet <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">Jack and Diane Aaron lived in Strawberry Hill in Kansas City, Kan., for decades. They loved their neighborhood and it was close to family. But when a friend passed away and left them land on a farm, they decided to take a chance on country living.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">While farm life is different, they found it’s anything but quiet.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 43836 at http://iowapublicradio.org My Farm Roots: Farm Life Anything But Quiet Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Double in a Decade http://iowapublicradio.org/post/acres-gmo-corn-nearly-double-decade <p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:25:03 +0000 Amy Mayer 43856 at http://iowapublicradio.org Acres of GMO Corn Nearly Double in a Decade Politics Day: From the Gaza Strip to the U.S. Border http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-gaza-strip-us-border <p>Ten years ago, it was wildly controversial to talk about psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Today’s that’s changed.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:11:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43848 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: From the Gaza Strip to the U.S. Border From the Rocket to the Clownface: Mini Golf in June Melby's "Family and Other Hazards" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rocket-clownface-mini-golf-june-melbys-family-and-other-hazards <p>What did your childhood summer consist of? Swimming pools, games of frisbee, putt-putt golf? For June Melby, a Decorah&nbsp;resident, it was the latter--and only the latter.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:41:20 +0000 Charity Nebbe 43826 at http://iowapublicradio.org From the Rocket to the Clownface: Mini Golf in June Melby's "Family and Other Hazards" United Flight 232 Remembered http://iowapublicradio.org/post/united-flight-232-remembered <p></p><p>Iowa's worst air disaster is being commemorated this coming weekend. It was 25 years ago when United Flight 232 wobbled into Sioux City for a crash landing that killed 112 passengers. Our historic sound project remembers that tragic day with audio recordings going back to July 19, 1989. Reporter&nbsp;Durrie Bouscaren contributed to this story.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 43762 at http://iowapublicradio.org United Flight 232 Remembered 3rd District Congressional Candidate David Young on the Minimum Wage, Trust and Immigration http://iowapublicradio.org/post/3rd-district-congressional-candidate-david-young-minimum-wage-trust-and-immigration <p>David Young&nbsp;says it’s time for the Government to start working for the people instead of the other way around.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:52:51 +0000 Lindsey Moon 43798 at http://iowapublicradio.org 3rd District Congressional Candidate David Young on the Minimum Wage, Trust and Immigration 4th District Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer on Immigration, Iraq and Health Care http://iowapublicradio.org/post/4th-district-congressional-candidate-jim-mowrer-immigration-iraq-and-health-care <p>After serving two tours of duty in Iraq with the Iowa National Guard, Jim Mowrer&nbsp;says he's ready to serve his country in a slightly different manner.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:40:00 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43797 at http://iowapublicradio.org 4th District Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer on Immigration, Iraq and Health Care Home Improvement Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/home-improvement-day-11 <p>Water, water everywhere. There’s lots to fix and lots to improve in our homes during this wet Iowa summer.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:52:04 +0000 Dennis Reese & Charity Nebbe 43761 at http://iowapublicradio.org Home Improvement Day Out of Public Eye, a Costly, Bitter Farm Bill Fight http://iowapublicradio.org/post/out-public-eye-costly-bitter-farm-bill-fight <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif; line-height: 15px;">The “who” part of the Farm Bill is pretty clear.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Bernfeld 43705 at http://iowapublicradio.org Out of Public Eye, a Costly, Bitter Farm Bill Fight Choosing Deconstruction Over Demolition http://iowapublicradio.org/post/choosing-deconstruction-over-demolition <p>When Siobhan Spain and her family deconstructed an old barn on their family farm a few years ago, she re-used the barn wood instead of sending it to the landfill.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:19:45 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Charity Nebbe 43735 at http://iowapublicradio.org Choosing Deconstruction Over Demolition Rural Land: Spacious but in High Demand http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rural-land-spacious-high-demand <p>In rural Iowa, it feels like there’s plenty of room, but the land that makes up that seemingly endless wide open space is very much in demand.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:38:00 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 43732 at http://iowapublicradio.org Rural Land: Spacious but in High Demand Urban Iowa: "Once you put asphalt over the top of it, there's no reclaiming it" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/urban-iowa-once-you-put-asphalt-over-top-it-theres-no-reclaiming-it <p>Today we continue our summer series on the environment by taking a look at urban development – what we’re doing right and wrong.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:22:59 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43711 at http://iowapublicradio.org Urban Iowa: "Once you put asphalt over the top of it, there's no reclaiming it"