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 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.

We'll hear three views on how Iowa eating habits and restaurants have changed since 2000. Guests are Kurt Friese of Edible Iowa River Valley, Kim Friese of Devotay Restaurant and Matt Steigerwald of the Lincoln Cafe in Mt. Vernon.

Issue 16 of Iowa's Wapsipinicon Almanac is out, still published on a 19th century letterpress in Anamosa. We'll hear from publisher Tim Fay and contributors Joe Artz and Will Thomson. Later, the latest agriculture news from Doug Cooper.

We'll focus on Iowa's owls during the hour.

Home Improvement Day

Jan 14, 2010

Bill McAnally of Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge has the latest tips on maintaining and improving your home.

Politics Wednesday

Jan 13, 2010

A look at the political news from Iowa and the nation with Arnie Arnesen and Steffen Schmidt.

We will provide live coverage of Governor Chet Culver's Condition of the State Address. This special coverage will preempt Talk of Iowa.

In advance of his speech in the Quad Cities, Dr. Francis Halzen explains how he and other scientists transformed a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole into a giant telescope. Doug Cooper from Iowa State University Extension will have the latest agricultural news in the second half of the hour.