Lindsey Moon

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Summer Camp
4:00 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

School Start Date Debate Affects Summer Camps

postcards sent to campers from counselors
Katherine Perkins Iowa Public Radio

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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Iowa Life
3:33 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Life on the Line: Between Abled and Disabled

Courtesy of Veronica Hamly

Veronica Hamly has lived her entire life between categories.

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Running
3:00 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Lisa Uhl Aims for Rio in 2016

Courtesy of Lisa Uhl

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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Violence
4:23 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

ISU Student Severely Injured After Intervening in Street Harassment

Roberts Residence Hall and Union Drive
Wikimedia Commons

A group of men were harassing a woman in Ames when bystander Cale Truhlsen of West Des Moines stepped in to try and stop it.    

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Food
12:38 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

New Land Trust Aims to Preserve Ground for Food Production

Contour farming and conservation tillage protect highly erodible land on a farm near Norwalk in Warren County, in central Iowa.
Lynn Betts USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Iowa’s newest land trust aims to connect young farmers looking for land with farmers looking to retire.

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Sports
7:50 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Dan Gable on his sister’s murder and his Olympic wrestling career

Dan Gable after winning gold at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany
Courtesy of UI Athletics

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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Voting
5:25 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Ex-Felons Petition Governor Branstad for Voting Rights

League of Women Voters of California Flickr

Up until four years ago, Iowa felons were given back voting rights after finishing their prison sentences. 

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Music
3:37 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Mapping Hinterland: Sam Summers on Des Moines Newest Music Festival

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros playing at the bandstand in Victoria Park, East London, UK, on friday afternoon 21 August 2009.
Cjc13 Wikimedia Commons

There’s a new music festival coming to Des Moines this summer.

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Parenting
4:24 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Even if Love is Colorblind, Kids Aren’t

Vox Efx Flickr

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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Affordable Care Act
3:48 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Health Insurance Sign-Up Deadline Sunday

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The deadline to sign up for insurance under Iowa’s health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act is Sunday. 

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Cooking
3:03 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Alton Brown Takes His Show on the Road

GracinhaMarco Abundo Wikimedia Commons

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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Education
2:13 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

How Much Do You Know About Where Your Food Comes From?

Iowa Nice Guy Scott Siepker
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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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Legislative Day
4:31 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Rastetter: New Regents Funding Model Free of Political Motivations

President of the Board of Regents Bruce Rastetter
John Pemble Iowa Public Radio

Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter denies that there’s a political agenda behind a new proposed funding formula for Iowa's three state universities.

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Horticulture
1:01 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Where Do Valentine's Day Flowers Come From?

Liz West Flickr

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

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Encore
1:05 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Encore: Landfilling a Long Term Commitment; What's the Alternative?

trash from an overfilled can
Lindsey Moon Iowa Public Radio

What do you throw away? Do you think about it? Do you care?

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Culture
4:24 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

ISU Professor: Men and Women Not So Different After All

Wikimedia Commons

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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Politics
10:22 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Columnist Thomas Frank on Obama Disillusionment and the Wealth Gap

Obama delivering a speech at joint session of Congress with Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on February 24, 2009
Wikimedia Commons

Thomas Frank, a cultural columnist for Salon, says that President Obama’s legacy might be more about what he didn’t do when he was in office.

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Legislative Day
4:16 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Repeat Domestic Abusers Would Serve 85% of Sentence Under Governor’s Bill

Governor Terry Brandstad talking this morning at his weekly press conference about domestic violence.
Photo by John Pemble

Today Governor Terry Branstad announced the details of a bill to toughen penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders.

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Super Bowl 49
3:44 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Kaeding: 'No More' Superbowl Ads Not a Gimmick

Nate Kaeding kicking for the San Diego Chargers in 2008
Wikimedia Commons

Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, former NFL place kicker Nate Kaeding talks with Ben Kieffer about how the league is handling the problem of domestic violence.

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Culture
2:59 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

How Have Cell Phones Changed Our Behavior?

Clare Roth browses the internet on her phone while talking with friends.
Pam Keller Courtesy of Clare Roth

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

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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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