Lindsey Moon

Talk Show Producer

Lindsey Moon started as a talk show producer with Iowa Public Radio in May of 2014. She comes to IPR by way of Illinois Public Media, an NPR/PBS dual licensee in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Wisconsin Public Radio where she’s worked as a producer and a general assignment reporter.

Lindsey is an Iowa native and a 2012 graduate of the University of Iowa with degrees in Anthropology and Journalism. Her work has earned awards from the Wisconsin Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Northwest Broadcast News Association and has aired on NPR’s All Things Considered.

In her free time, she’s a bookworm, and enjoys running half marathons, seeing live music and scuba diving whenever there’s time and money to plan a trip. Lindsey’s favorite public radio programs are Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and Talk of Iowa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

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

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

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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Joe Michaud was a border guard for the US Army working along the East/West border in Germany starting in 1959.

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After the expiration of an 18 month moratorium, Allamakee County has adopted rules that will regulate silica sand mining in the area. 

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Football season is officially underway this weekend, and this season, there’s extra emphasis on the effects of concussions.

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We’ve all been asked for letters of recommendation. At the end of the day, what’s the point? 

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Iowa is nestled in the center of America’s breadbasket; one of our most precious resources is beneath our feet. But it’s a resource in jeopardy.

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One in five women are sexually assaulted during college. In the fight to combat that trend, peer-to-peer mentorship can make a difference.

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For Phil Cummings, Iowa Farm Bureau Cook Off State Fair Barbeque Grand Champion, barbecuing is a family affair. 

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There have been reports of dragonfly swarms in certain parts of the state this summer. 

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State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad of Iowa’s 35th House District, says Iowans should learn from what's happening in Ferguson.

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When a silica sand mining company bought 160 acres near his mother’s home in Eastern Minnesota, Jim Tittle had lots of questions.

Former Iowa State lawmaker John Wittneben has more than 4,000 assembled puzzles in his home, and he’s not the only one.

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Pat Murphy says he’s opposed to opening up counties in Northeast Iowa to silica sand mining.

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Medical schools are accepting more applicants into their programs, but training programs for doctors after medical school aren't keeping up. 

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How does your lawn look?  If the answer is, “not so good,” now is the time to do something about it.

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Republican Candidate for Iowa’s second congressional district Dr. Marianette Miller-Meeks says a mishandling of the U.S.’ withdrawal from Iraq is to blame for the current crisis in the region.

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The Republican candidate for Iowa’s first congressional district, Rod Blum, says we need to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants into the U.S. 

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