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River to River
11:00 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland & Congressman Tom Latham

Host Ben Kieffer speaks with University of Northern Iowa seniors Ian Goldsmith and Scott Connerley about leading thousands of people, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, yesterday in the "Interlude Dance" they created.

The Des Moines Register has the video from yesterday.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Girls on the Run and Teacher of the Year

When girls sign up for “Girls on the Run” they spend ten weeks getting together and training for a 5K, but the lessons learned will last a life time. On today's Talk of Iowa, we'll hear from Stephanie Kleithermes, a coach from Johnson County's "Girls on the Run" program. Later in the hour, Charity speaks with the 2012 Iowa Teacher of the Year, Charity Campbell, a phys ed teacher from the Norwalk Community School District. Campbell tries to find a way to keep her students moving practically all the time.

River to River
11:00 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Spencer Wells and Lawrence Goldstone

National Geographic explorer-in-residence Spencer Wells has been leading expeditions all over the world to collect DNA samples from different human indigenous populations.  Join host Ben Kieffer as he talks with Wells about how his Genographic Project hopes to use that DNA to map how humankind populated the planet and find out how your DNA can become part of the project.  Also, author Lawrence Goldstone on his book “Inherently Unequal: The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865 to 1903.”

Talk of Iowa
11:00 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

The Changing World of Nursing

School nurses still take care of cuts and scrapes--they take temperatures and decide when it's time to call Mom or Dad. But these days, they do a whole lot more. They dispense lots of medications and deal with children who have a variety of pre-existing medical conditions. We'll speak with Janice Telsrow, a school nurse in the Davenport Community School District, who sees up to 115 children in her office every day. Also, we'll find out about how technology has revolutionized nursing school.

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