Charity Nebbe

Talk of Iowa Host

Charity Nebbe grew up in rural Iowa just outside of Cedar Falls.  She began her career in public radio at WOI Radio in Ames, Iowa when she was a student at Iowa State University and has been working in public radio ever since.  Early in her career she created Chinwag Theater a nationally syndicated public radio show that she produced and co-hosted with well known author Daniel Pinkwater.  She spent ten years at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor and in 2010 returned to Iowa. 

Charity is now the host of Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa, heard weekday mornings at 10.  She is also the host of Iowa Ingredient, soon to debut on Iowa Public Television and the author of the children's book “Our Walk in the Woods,” published in 2008. 

Charity's favorite public radio program is On The Media.

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The old Keeney place was the kind of farm you see in paintings of Iowa landscapes: a big beautiful barn, with 200 acres of fields and pastureland.  

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One family, farming the same land generation after generation - this is a dream many farmers share, but not an easy one to realize.

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What was Margaret Thatcher's response to being asked to sign a baseball? 

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There are many different ways to approach putting up a new shed, from buying one prefab to building your own.

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Summer Program Director at the Des Moines YMCA Camp Alex Kretzinger says its difficult to develop schedules for summer camp not knowing when school will start next fall.

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Veronica Hamly has lived her entire life between categories.

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Fort Dodge native and professional runner Lisa Uhl is hoping to make her mark in the marathon in the next Olympic games.

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Temperatures outside have been frigid, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy gardening and prepare for the spring.

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When the birth control pill was introduced in 1960, it gave women the power to prevent pregnancy. With that option came freedom. 

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Many in Iowa know Dan Gable’s name as a part of wrestling legend. How much do we know about the man himself?  

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In Iowa, there are around 6,000 kids in the foster care system. While many of those are children of color, foster parents are mostly white. How much does it matter?

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This Valentine's Day weekend, along with chocolate and flowers, you can add one more tool to your arsenal: science.

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Alton Brown won’t disclose the restaurants he’s going to sample in Iowa next week, but he says they have been chosen.

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How much do you really know about where you food comes from? Could you grow enough food to sustain yourself and your family in a garden?

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For years the common wisdom was that kids need to sit still and listen in order to concentrate. New research suggests that's not the case.

For the first year of his life, John Reichard lived in a house where university students cared for him. They called him "Baby Ned."

A persistent pooch named Sissy snuck out of her Cedar Rapids home on Friday morning, in a quest to find her owner.

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Most flowers travel thousands of miles each year  before being sold for Valentine’s Day.

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The book “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus” popularized the idea that men and women are as different as night and day. But Iowa State University Psychologist Zlatan Krizan says we’re a lot more alike than different.

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The groundhog predicted six weeks of winter, and that means six more weeks to plan for spring.

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Cooking can be intimidating, especially in an era of triumphant food photos on Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs.

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Cell phones have undeniably changed the way we communicate with one another.

Darwin Day

Jan 29, 2015
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Charles Darwin has a birthday next month, and science lovers all over the world will take time to celebrate the man who unraveled so many of the mysteries surrounding our origins, and those of our fellow animals.

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Euphemisms can be used for many purposes, but perhaps none more useful than substituting for swear words.

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In his new book, author Robert Waggoner argues that lucid dreaming is not only useful, but also simple to learn.

Just because its January, doesn't mean there aren't flowers in bloom. 

J. Stephen Conn

While many see the Ten Commandments as a simple and powerful set of laws to live by; they are also a lightning rod for controversy in this country.

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When a raindrop falls into the headwaters of the Mississippi River, it spends the next 90 days making its way to the Gulf of Mexico.

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A radical home makeover makes for great tv, but the projects on home improvement shows aren’t always what they seem.  

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Janna Graber never considered international travel until she met Iowa native, Melanie Zepeda.

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