Lindsey Moon

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2014 Elections
4:44 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

First Lady Corrects Gaffe, Urges Iowans to Vote Early

First Lady Michelle Obama urging students to vote early at a campaign event in Iowa City Tuesday
Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

At a campaign rally on the University of Iowa campus, First Lady Michelle Obama joked about a gaffe she made earlier this month when she called Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley, Bruce “Bailey.” 

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Music
4:15 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Reviving Classical Music

Pianist George Lepauw

Fan of classical music? Most likely, the answer is no. Pianist George Lepauw is trying to change that.

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Food
4:59 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

PBS New Show “Food Forward” Features Iowa “Food Rebels”

Bison roaming on Bob Jackson's farm near Promise City
Screenshot

There are lots of opinions about how to eat and grow healthy food. The new PBS show Food Forward takes a look at some of them. 

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Food
4:06 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

2014 World Food Prize Laureate Sanjaya Rajaram on Working with Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug with Sanjaya Rajaram working in a field in Mexico
Photo Courtesty of the World Food Prize

There are just over 7 billion people in the world today, and by 2050, our population is predicted to reach 9 billion.

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World Food Prize
2:26 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Iranian Wheat Scientist to Attend World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines

Wikimedia Commons

Government officials in Iran are sending one of their top food scientists to the World Food Prize Symposium in Des Moines next week. 

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Horticulture
12:58 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Organics Growing in Iowa

an organic vegetable garden
Wikimedia Commons

Demand for organic produce in Iowa is growing.

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Politics Day
5:07 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Decisions by Default: U.S. Supreme Court Stays Quiet on Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. Supreme Court Building
Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to take up any of the cases before them involving same-sex marriage.

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Books
1:53 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Grant Wood’s Iowa: A Travel Guide Inspired by a Budding Romance

Charity Nebbe Iowa Public Radio

English artist William Rose says the first time he saw Grant Wood’s American Gothic in person, he was surprised.

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Books
12:23 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Author Jane Smiley's Newest Book on Long List for National Book Award

Jane Smiley with host Charity Nebbe in Iowa Public Radio's Iowa City studio
Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

Jane Smiley’s newest novel is the first in a trilogy that will follow one Iowa family over the course of 100 years.

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Politics
2:03 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Mowrer: I Will Not Apologize

Fourth Districe Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer
Jim Mowrer for Congress Facebook Page

Democratic congressional candidate Jim Mowrer says he will not apologize for or remove television ads his campaign is running against Republican Congressman Steve King.

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News Buzz
5:19 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Chicago Attorney says Templeton Rye Misled Consumers

Templeton Rye's Heritage Pork Project pigs
El Photography and Design

A lawsuit against Templeton Rye has received approval to proceed by the state attorney general’s office, but Founder Keith Kerkhoff says the allegations of the lawsuit are untrue. 

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Music
11:52 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Pieta Brown’s New Album Inspired by “Midwestern Magic”

Pieta Brown with her collaborator Bo Ramsey in Iowa Public Radio's Iowa City studio
Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

Iowa City based singer-songwriter Pieta Brown says she had more focus than ever while producing her newest album Paradise Outlaw.

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Books
11:38 am
Thu October 2, 2014

New Novel “Love Me Back” Full of Sex and Struggle

Merritt Tierces’ debut novel, Love Me Back, was inspired in part by her own struggle with “body politics.”

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Politics
3:24 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

President Obama as a "War President"

Screen shot from the White House’s official video of President Obama’s address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2014.

This week, Great Britain joined the United States and France in air strikes against ISIS in Iraq. 

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Politics
5:22 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Loebsack: Use of Force in Syria Requires Congressional Approval

Dave Loebsack's Official Portrait
U.S. House of Representatives

Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack says the most recent military campaign ordered by President Obama in Syria requires congressional approval. 

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Politics
4:52 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

King: Mowrer Campaign Owes Me an Apology

Steve King at an event in Ames, Iowa in August 2011.
Gage Skidmore Wikimedia Commons

Republican Congressman Steve King says Jim Mowrer, a Democrat and Iraq war veteran who is running against him to represent Iowa’s Fourth District, owes him an apology.

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Unexpected Iowa
4:03 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Butterfly Stroke Invented in Iowa Pool

Ben Kieffer stands with UI Swimming Coach Marc Long at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center at the University of Iowa.
Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

Today, there are four recognized strokes in competitive swimming. It wasn't always that way. 

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Unexpected Iowa
4:50 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

World Class Instrument Builders Locate in Iowa

Doug Lawrence, a featured solosit in the Count Basie Orchestra, playing a TM Custom, made in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Courtesy of Tenor Madness

Iowa’s music scene is known for names like Glenn Miller, Slipknot, and Greg Brown, but we don’t often don’t think of the people who make their careers possible: the instrument builders.

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Unexpected Iowa
4:31 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Electronica's Roots: the First Digital Synthesizer Built on Iowa Campus

a telharmonium constructed by Iowan Thaddeus Cahill
Wikimedia Commons

If you’re a fan of electronica, you’ve got several Iowans to thank.

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Unexpected Iowa
4:21 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Iowa's Landscape: Not so Flat After All

rural Johnson County, Iowa
Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

In our collective imagination, Iowa is often depicted as nothing but a flatland covered in corn. But is it really?

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Horticulture
3:23 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Decomposition, an Important Process We'd Rather Not Think About

decaying leaves
Wikimedia Commons

We give insects credit for pollination, but we often take their other work for granted. 

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Books
3:43 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Actress Melissa Gilbert on Life After "Little House on the Prairie"

"Talk of Iowa" host Charity Nebbe with actress Melissa Gilbert in Iowa Public Radio's Iowa City studio
Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

Reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books is a rite of passage for millions of children. 

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Encore
12:54 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Kristi Ruth Talks About Nearly Losing Her Arm in a Farm Accident

Courtesy of Iowa State University Extension

In 2007, Kristi Ruth nearly lost her arm in a farm accident. It’s just once example of the hazards of agricultural work.

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River to River
2:39 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

A Conversation with Jazz Legend Al Jarreau

Jasper / flickr

Jazz legend and vocalist Al Jarreau will headline the Iowa City Soul Festival this weekend with a free performance. 

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Talk of Iowa
1:12 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Do you Pecha Kucha?

The audience at a Pecha Kucha night in Des Moines.
Courtesy of Pecha Kucha Des Moines

We're seeing a rebirth of the lecture. TED talks go viral on YouTube regularly. Now Pecha Kucha is popping up all over Iowa.

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River to River
4:11 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Joan Becker: It Took A Prison Sentence To Get Mark the Help He Needed

Joan and Dave Becker with their son Mark, who shot Aplington-Parkersburg head football coach Ed Thomas to death 5 years ago.
Courtesy of Joan Becker

Five years ago, Mark Becker shot Aplington-Parkersburg head coach Ed Thomas. His mother, Joan, is now an advocate for mental health in Iowa. 

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Sports
12:54 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Changing the Mission of College Athletics

There’s little doubt that college sports are at a crossroads. As money collides with education, Drake University’s Athletic Director says it’s time to make sports “co-curricular” instead of “extra-curricular.”

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News Buzz
2:05 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Whiskey Wars Afoot in Iowa?

Bottoms up! A new Iowa made whiskey will soon hit the shelves.

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News Buzz
11:26 am
Fri September 5, 2014

ISU Graduate and War Correspondent Terry Anderson Talks About Being Taken Hostage

Terry Anderson, the former hostage in his birth place of Lorain Ohio, on June 21, 1992.
Paul M. Walsh Wikimedia Commons

Terry Anderson, a graduate of Iowa State University, was taken captive in 1985 on the streets of Beirut after a tennis match. 

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Books
3:16 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Dubuque Based Bestselling Author Heather Gunderkauf on "Little Mercies"

In her latest book, New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf shows how one small mistake can have life-altering consequences.

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