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11:00 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

Lots of Republican hats in today's primary ring

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Drake University Professor of Politics Dennis Goldford about what to expect from Iowa's primary election. Goldford says candidates tend to run when they think the tide may turn in their favor.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Mon June 7, 2010

The Trouble with Psychiatry

In his new book "Unhinged", Dr. Daniel Carlat says psychiatry has changed from a profession in which we try to understand people and talk to them, into a profession that diagnoses disease and medicates. Host Ben Kieffer explores the topic with Dr. Carlat and University of Iowa Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Robert Philibert.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon June 7, 2010

Antique Roadshow/American Pickers

This hour, we hear about our fascination with antiquing. IPR's Jonathan Ahl talks to Antiques Roadshow's executive producer Marsha Bemko about the show's upcoming visit to Iowa. Later, we hear from Mike Wolfe of LeClaire and his experiences as one of the History Channel's "American Pickers."

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News
11:00 pm
Sun June 6, 2010

Sight for Soldiers

When nearly three thousand Iowa Army National Guard soldiers deploy to Afghanistan in August, they will be in an environment unlike anything most have experienced. They could encounter dangerous situations in which being able to see well could mean the difference between life and death. Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank tells us about a program that allows the soldiers to perform tasks without the burden of contact lenses or glasses.

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Arts and Culture
11:00 pm
Sun June 6, 2010

Orchestra Iowa: Pied Piper

Cedar Rapids- classical music ensemble Orchestra Iowa has several education programs to teach children the basics of classical music. One of these outreach programs, the Pied Pieper series, introduces preschool-aged children to the sound of each section of the orchestra. The season’s series concluded over the weekend as the bass section played popular and classical music for the next generation of classical music listeners.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Fri June 4, 2010

Animal Abuse

We'll hear the amazing story of a Sioux City cat that was rescued after having a nail driven through its head, and discuss the implications of that horrific case of animal abuse. Guests include Executive Director of the Animals and Society Institute and the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri June 4, 2010

Hort Gang Friday

Things are growing like crazy, we'll hear about it from Richard Jauron and Cindy Haynes of the Iowa State University Horticulture staff.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Thu June 3, 2010

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rod Roberts & Tornado Talk

Host Dean Borg talks with GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Rod Roberts. Later in the hour, a conversation with State Climatologist Harry Hillaker and Iowa State University Extension Climatologist Elwynn Taylor. The weather experts discuss the lack of tornado activity in Iowa this spring and the tools used to study tornadoes.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu June 3, 2010

Tech Day with Jeff Balvanz

It's technology day with Jeff Balvanz, computer consultant at Iowa State University. We'll hear more about the latest security issues including Facebook privacy concerns, iPad sales and overheating problems, and home internet speeds.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Terry Branstad and Bob Vander Plaats

Host Dean Borg talks with two of the three Republicans who hope to win the GOP’s 2010 nomination for governor.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed June 2, 2010

Politics Day

Iowa politics dominates the discussion with the June primary less that a week away. IRR's Jeneane Beck speaks with Rachel Caufield, Professor of Politics and International Relations at Drake University and Arnie Arnesen, political commentator from New Hamphsire.

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Health
11:00 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Iowa researchers working on Batten Disease

By the end of the year researchers at the University of Iowa will likely be one step closer to treating a very rare disorder called Batten Disease. It's an inherited disease that affects children. There's no cure and it's always fatal. Encouraging studies are bringing hope to families throughout the country and, in particular, to a family in Waterloo.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Entrepreneurship in Iowa

Business start-ups reached their highest level in 14 years in 2009. How is Iowa staying ahead of the curve in economic development opportunities? Host Ben Kieffer talks with Curt Nelson of the Entrepreneural Development Center in Cedar Rapids.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue June 1, 2010

Movie Day

Film critics Loring Silet and Tom Beell of Iowa State University join IPR's Rob Dillard to look at the summer movie season.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Fri May 28, 2010

Chemotherapy and Cancer Trials

We follow IPR's Katherine Perkins through her "graduation" from chemotherapy. Then, we hear about the hundreds of clinical trials for cancer patients taking place across Iowa.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri May 28, 2010

Horticulture Friday

IPR's Julie Englander speaks with Iowa State University's Richard Jauron and Donald Lewis.

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Iowa Archives
11:00 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

Winterset Remembers "The Alamo"

The 1960 movie is still widely available.
Credit John Wayne Birthplace Museum

They're remembering the Alamo this weekend in Madison County. Specifically, the epic film that was the first movie ever directed by John Wayne. Iowa Public Radio's Rick Fredericksen reports from the actor's home town of Winterset.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Thu May 27, 2010

21-Only Ordinance

Beginning June 1, bar owners in Iowa City will prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from entering their establishment. The issue goes before voters in the General Election this fall. In a program broadcast live from the Java House in Iowa City, host Ben Kieffer examines the culture of drinking with University of Iowa Vice President of Student Services Tom Rocklin and UI student Raj Patel who led the effort to have the issue placed on the November ballot.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu May 27, 2010

Teacher of the Year/Letters About Literature/Beth Brown

This hour, we talk to Iowa's second national Teacher of the Year winner, Don Dye of the Belmond Klemme High School. Also on the program, Austin Helmink, a freshman at Spencer High School, talks about his national award in the Letters About Literature contest. Finally, one of Iowa's great "birders," Beth Brown of Osceola, gives us an update on what birds she's seeing this spring.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Wed May 26, 2010

The History of Cemeteries and Burial Places

In an archived program from May 2009, host Ben Kieffer talks with Marilyn Yalom, author of 'The American Resting Place' and Michael Lensing of Lensing Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Iowa City. The guests examine some of the most bizarre burial practices and how different cultures explore death.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed May 26, 2010

Politics Wednesday

This week, IPR News Director Jonathan Ahl speaks with Bruce Gronbeck, an expert in political communication at the University of Iowa and Arnie Arnesen, political pundit from New Hampshire.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Tue May 25, 2010

Iowa Supreme Court

While a lot of attention is currently focused on the U-S Supreme Court and the nomination hearings of Elana Kagan,we’ll look at the Iowa Supreme Court. Iowa’s merit system for appointing Justices is an exception across the U-S. We’ll talk with former Iowa Supreme Court Justice Robert Allbee and two professors who have studied the Iowa Supreme Court and its decisions.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue May 25, 2010

Best of Iowa Archives, Part One

The original program in the series of Best of Iowa Archives. In Part One, Rick Fredericksen presents a collection of his features crafted with historic sound from Iowa's past, this hour with the voices of Nan Wood, Karl King, John Wayne and others.

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News
11:00 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Iowa City Confronts Alcohol Abuse Culture

A coalition of Iowa City and University of Iowa leaders is forging strategies for changing an evolving culture of alcohol abuse in that community.

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Business and Economy
11:00 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

IBM's Impact in Dubuque

By the end of the year, IBM will employ about 1,300 people in Dubuque. Local leaders are calling the technology giant's move to the city last August a resurgence and the community has become a testing ground for business expansion within the United States.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Newt Gingrich & Senator Charles Grassley

A conversation with former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich who previews his upcoming trip to visit Polk County Republicans and discusses what Iowa GOP candidates must do to win in November's General Elections. Later in the hour U.S. Senator Charles Grassley provides an update on oil spill in the Gulf.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Fishing Map/Rain Barrels/Credit Cards

Three topics on this hour's program: We'll find out about the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources' new interactive web site that shows where the fish are biting; then Jan Aiels of the Indian Creek Nature Center talks about the many advantages of collecting rainwater with a "Moby" rain barrel; and then Dr. Tahira Hira of Iowa State University explains the new web site "Money Sense," which she has developed with the New York Stock Exchange, there's advice for consumers on how to manage credit card usage.

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Iowa Archives
5:00 am
Mon May 24, 2010

Buffalo Bill Speaks

William Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, was an early Pony Express rider.

Long before email, and even the Postal Service, the fastest way to get a letter from point-A to point-B, was on horseback. This is the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express, and an Iowan was one of these early mail carriers. Iowa Public Radio's Rick Fredericksen profiles the man, who would later become an icon of the Wild West. Historic audio clips go back to 1914.

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Business and Economy
11:00 pm
Sun May 23, 2010

Community banks fear impact of Wall Street reforms

Some small-town Iowa bankers say while they support reforms aimed at big banks, they shouldn't have to deal with additional regulations aimed at Wall Street.

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River to River
1:00 pm
Fri May 21, 2010

Reporters Roundtable

Des Moines Register Columnist Kathie Obradovich and Cedar Rapids Gazette Political Reporter James Lynch join Ben Kieffer to discuss the recent visit by the Dalai Lama, the last gubernatorial debate before the primary and Vice-President Joe Biden's trip to Iowa to endorse Governor Culver.

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