Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Alexander the Great/Philip Freeman

He was only thirty-two years old when he died, but in his short life Alexander the Great reshaped the world. Today, IPR's Charity Nebbe talks with author Philip Freeman of Decorah about the life and legend of the King of Macedon. Freeman's new book is titled, appropriately enough, "Alexander the Great" (Simon & Schuster). Freeman is a Professor of Classics at Luther College.

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Iowa City Bans Guns on City Property
11:00 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Iowa City Bans Guns on City Property

News
1:00 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Iowa Census Results & The Greensboro 4

In the first half of the program a look at results of the 2010 census. Iowa State University Economics Scientist Liesl Eathington breaks down what parts of Iowa are gaining and losing population. We'll look at what the numbers mean for job growth with Beth Waddle of the Adams Community Economic Development Corporation and Linda Schaut of the Greater Dallas County Development Alliance. Later, a conversation with Joseph McNeil, one of four African-American college freshman who in 1960 staged a sit-in at a North Carolina dime store lunch counter.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Hope Deferred

The situation in Zimbabwe represents one of the worst humanitarian emergencies today. A new book asks the question: How did a country with so much promise go so wrong? We talk to University of Iowa visiting professor Peter Orner, editor of "Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives." (McSweeney's Books)

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Unemployment Benefits
11:00 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Unemployment Benefits

News
1:00 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Legislative gambling proposals

Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich told state lawmakers at a committee meeting that selling tickets on smart phones is the wave of the future. He says other states are looking at allowing online gambling in various forms, and Iowa doesn't want to be left behind. He says selling lottery tickets online makes sense in a "pay at the pump" era, and when young people are conducting more and more business on their smart phones. Lawmakers are skeptical after the uproar over Touchplay machines. But, other states are moving towards allowing certain forms of online gaming.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon February 14, 2011

The Anthropology of Love

Humans like all other animals are driven by their need to pass their genes along, but in our culture romantic love is much bigger than procreation. This hour, the anthropology of love. We'll talk about love, marriage, dating and sex in Iowa and around the world. Guests are Teresa Downing-Maitbag of Iowa State University and Sonia Ryang of the University of Iowa, both sociology professors.

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Legislative Preview 2/14/11
11:00 pm
Sun February 13, 2011

Legislative Preview 2/14/11

The Exchange
1:00 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

Breaking News in Egypt

Regularly scheduled programming was preempted by breaking news in Egypt. There is no podcast available for this hour.

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