Lindsey Moon

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Politics Day
5:20 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

The Iowa Freedom Summit "is almost as big as Iowa Caucus night"

Joni Ernst SOTU response word cloud
Emily Woodbury worldle.net

The Koch brothers announced this week that they intend to spend $889 million in the 2016 presidential race, double the amount spent by the Republican National Committee in 2012.

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Books
11:49 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple

book cover
Courtesy of Robert Waggoner

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

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Arts and Culture
3:29 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The 2015 Wapsipinicon Almanac

The 2015 Wapsipinicon Almanac is now available. Publisher Tim Fay of Anamosa says that even after 21 issues, there has been no shortage of material to write about. 

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Horticulture
1:50 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Stop and Smell the Orchids

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

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Politics Day
5:28 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

State of the Union 2015: Realistic Ideas or Pipedreams?

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As President Barack Obama enters his last two years of the presidency, he faces a Republican majority in Congress.

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Transportation
4:08 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Iowa Cities to Determine Regulations for Uber This Year

screenshot of Uber's log-in page

David Stoltze has been driving for Uber for about a month now. He says the work is pretty straightforward. 

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Aging
1:07 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

What First Marathons and Extramarital Affairs Have in Common

Shortly before Denny Henrich turned 50, he ran his first marathon. 

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News
4:54 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Changing Landscape for Rural Iowa Newspapers

Ellk Horn, Iowa is home to the Danish Immigrant Museum
Wikimedia Commons

Elk Horn Pastor Keith Menter couldn’t let his town go without some sort of news source.

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News
4:42 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

To Disincorporate a Town or Not to Disincorporate a Town?

Center Junction Iowa voted not to disincorporate earlier this month.
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Sandy Ricklefs announced to her community in Center Junction that the city would not disincorporate earlier this month. 

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News
4:35 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Fearing Lawsuits, Dubuque Restricts Sledding

A sign posted at one of two sled hills in Dubuque, Iowa, that still allow sledding.
Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

On a cold, blustery day in Dubuque, Iowa, a giggly, 5-year old named Etta McCarthy was bundled up in pink snow gear at Bunker Hill Golf Course. 

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Around the Nation
3:16 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Threatened By Liability, Iowa City Bans Sledding

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 5:33 pm

The city of Dubuque, Iowa, is the latest city to pass a ban on sledding. It affects all but two hills in town. City Council members say they've passed the ban to protect tax payers from lawsuits and are now asking local legislators to add sledding to the list of activities that cities are protected from being sued for, like skateboarding and biking accidents.

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Books
10:33 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Eat, Drink and Remarry: Memoirs of a 90 Year Old Hippie

Charity Nebbe with Lillian Daar
Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

Lillian Daar has stood in picket lines, hugged President Barack Obama and rubbed elbows with stars who were smeared by Hollywood’s Black List in the 1950s. 

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Business and Economy
4:40 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Geoscientist: Crops Cannot Grow if Oil Spills from Proposed Bakken Pipeline

Fort Madison land owners attend a crowded informational meeting about the proposed pipeline.
Joyce Russell Iowa Public Radio

A Michigan State Geoscientist is warning about a possible oil spill from a proposed crude oil pipeline that could bisect 18 Iowa counties.

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Business and Economy
4:13 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Company Will Seek Permit for Bakken Pipeline This Month

A  Dallas, Texas based company proposing to build a crude oil pipeline that would bisect 18 Iowa counties will file for a permit to build with the Iowa Utilities Board later this month.

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Music
2:34 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Overcoming Performance Anxiety

Orchestra Iowa

Do you get nervous on stage? How do you deal with the butterflies? 

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Year in Review
3:39 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

2014: The Year in Politics

John Pemble Iowa Public Radio

In 2014, Gov. Terry Branstad won an unprecedented sixth term as Governor of Iowa, and Iowans elected the state’s first woman to Congress when Republican Joni Ernst won her seat in the U.S. Senate. 

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Books
4:07 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Encore: Old Man River

Mississippi River at Lansing Iowa
Stan Oleson

Ever since the first person set eyes on the Mississippi River, the power of the river has helped to build and destroy settlements and cities.  

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Holidays
10:19 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Gifts of Kindness

Mel Neal's farm after the tornado.
Photo Courtesy of Mel Neal

For a handful of us, the last year has brought gifts of life changing kindness. 

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Art
9:22 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Art and Controversy: A Sculpture Sparks Debate about Racism

The sculpture that sat on the University of Iowa's pentacrest walkway for less than four hours.
Mitchell Schmidt Photo Courtesy of the Cedar Rapids Gazette

When Turkish artist Serhat Tanyolacar depicted the robes of the Ku Klux Klan in a sculpture on the University of Iowa’s campus, he intended to protest racism. 

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Horticulture
2:10 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Greenhouse Poinsettias Created with a Virus

poinsettia blooms grown in greenhouses in the United States
Wikimedia Commons

The poinsettia, traditionally given as a gift around the holidays, is native to Northern Guatemala and Northern Mexico. 

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Religion
4:33 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Sisters Pleased with Vatican Report

a screenshot of the press conference held in Rome Tuesday morning to announce results of a report about nuns in the U.S.

In 2012, the Vatican accused Catholic nuns in the US of straying from church doctrine, but in a report released this week, the church now says it welcomes the efforts of the sisters.

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Books
4:20 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

When it Comes to Persuasion, Little Things Make a Big Difference

Martin found that when there is graffiti in an alley, people are more likely to litter in it.
Wikimedia Commons

You can significantly increase your ability to influence others by making very small shifts. 

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Arts and Culture
3:53 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Iowa Toymakers Busy This Time of Year

wooden trucks made by Bannor toys

We all had toys that we loved as children, do you remember your favorite?

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Wildlife Day
2:56 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Bald Eagles in Iowa: A Comeback Story

Charity Nebbe

The population of bald eagles in Iowa appears to be plateauing. That’s according to wildlife biologist Jim Pease.

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Holiday Book Guide
4:25 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

IPR's 2014 Children's Holiday Book Guide

Wikimedia Commons

Do you have a young bookworm on your Christmas list?

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News
3:55 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Art Depicting Ku Klux Klansman Taken Down from UI Pentacrest

A person wearing the artwork that was sitting on the University of Iowa campus Friday.
Photo Courtesy of Serhat Tanyolocar

A controversial public art piece created by a Turkish artist in 2010 was taken down after sitting on the University of Iowa campus for less than four hours Friday.

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Horticulture
11:57 am
Fri December 5, 2014

‘Tis the Season… For Ordering Garden Seeds

seed packets on display
Wikimedia Commons

For the seasoned gardener, seed catalogs have already begun to arrive in the mail.

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Music
5:07 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

A Christmas with Dan Knight

Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

Do you have a favorite Christmas song? For many of us, our favorite songs have memories associated with them.

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Politics Day
5:16 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Is Government Helping or Hurting Race Relations?

Barack Obama takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. at the Capitol, January 20, 2009
Wikimedia Commons

There’s no denying the racial tensions flaring in the United States. The question of how to solve them, however, has yet to be answered.

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River to River
12:51 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Between Now and 2016: A Conversation with Political Analyst Charlie Cook

The White House
Wikimedia Commons

Over the course of the next two years, political analyst Charlie Cook says we could see some infighting in Congress.

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