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

Wikimedia Commons

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

F_A / Flickr, licensed through Creative Commons

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

Courtesy of the Miller-Meeks

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.

Rod Blum for Congress

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. 

Pete Souza / Official White House Photo

Tom Harkin has served in Congress for nearly 40 years. During this River to River interview, Harkin talks with host Ben Kieffer about immigration, health care and the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of Harkin's landmark pieces of legislation 24 years later. 

Wikimedia Commons

After a ruling Friday, the N.C.A.A. has lost the right to restrict colleges from paying student athletes.  Should we pay certain student athletes? 

Wikimedia Commons

If you've been looking at your yard this summer thinking "a tree would look great there," now is the time to take action. 

Courtesy of the Appel for Iowa campaign

Staci Appel, a former State Senator from Ackworth, would be the first woman to represent Iowa in Congress if elected. She says it's time for politicians to start working with, not against each other. 

Wikimedia Commons

A U. S. Geological Survey study has found widespread concentrations of a toxic pesticide in waterways in Iowa and throughout the upper Midwest.

University of Iowa researcher Dr. Nancy Andreasen has been trying to answer that question for most of her professional career. She talks with Ben Kieffer today on River to River

Lindsey Moon / Iowa Public Radio

Driverless cars could hit the roads in Johnson County within the next few years. 

The mission of Iowa's university libraries hasn't changed, but how they fulfill that mission has.

Iowa State University Extension / Performance Based Watershed Management Project

Water quality has been a problem in Iowa since the late 1800s. To improve it, where do we start?

Rita Dvorak

Iowa’s water quality hadn’t nudged much since the 1980s. That’s according to Iowa Geological Survey research scientist Keith Schilling.

According to data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, there has been a steady increase in calls reporting human trafficking in Iowa. 

Wikimedia Commons

Don Gonyea, Scott Horsley and Brian Naylor, team “No Pie Refused” are ready for RAGBRAI.

Flickr

Iowa and Idaho are two completely different states. Journalist and author Tim Woodward says its time to set the record straight.

Wikimedia Commons

After Beth Madden fell off her bike as a result of a crack in the sidewalk, she filed a negligence suit. If you're a property owner, keep reading. 

Young for Iowa

David Young says it’s time for the Government to start working for the people instead of the other way around.

After serving two tours of duty in Iraq with the Iowa National Guard, Jim Mowrer says he's ready to serve his country in a slightly different manner. 

Courtesty of Siobhan Spain

When Siobhan Spain and her family deconstructed an old barn on their family farm a few years ago, she re-used the barn wood instead of sending it to the landfill. 

Wikimedia Commons

In rural Iowa, it feels like there’s plenty of room, but the land that makes up that seemingly endless wide open space is very much in demand.

Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN / Wikimedia Commons

The first lady is a wife, a diplomat and often a social activist. We care a great deal about her... and what she wears. 

Lindsey Moon / Iowa Public Radio

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

Sasha Wolff / Wikimedia Commons

36 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, but understanding why exactly these types of headaches happen has been elusive. Until recently, scientists thought migraines were a vascular issue, caused by irregular blood flow to the brain, but Dr. Lynn Rankin of Unity Point Health in Des Moines says we’ve come to a new understanding in the last few years. Migraines are most likely a brain disorder that has to do with pain circuitry. 

Wikimedia Commons

When Sister Simone Campbell first heard about Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget deal, she was less than impressed. “America was not founded on individualism, you can’t have a quilting bee alone. We need to encourage solidarity. He made it seem like it’s the responsibility of the poor to pull themselves up by the bootstrap, that’s not right.”

Courtesy of Dorothy Marcic

When Professor Dorothy Marcic was asked to give a talk about how women have been portrayed in song lyrics over the course of the 21st century, she was shocked to find that nobody had really look into it, so she did.

“What I found was that the songs that resonated on Top 40 charts, have shadowed the women’s empowerment movement. Songs start out being very co-dependent, like in Little Peggy March’s ‘I Will Follow Him’ and end up being very empowering. Take ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria  Gaynor," she explains.

Wikimedia Commons

Earlier this week, a levee broke in Rock Valley, Iowa, flooding several homes and businesses. Yesterday Sioux City residents flew into action sandbagging along the river.

Alex Heuer

In Fort Madison, 550 inmates were scheduled to be transferred to a new $132 million state maximum security  prison - that was three months ago.

Courtesy of Knoxville Regional Livestock Auction

If Russele Sleep wins this year’s World Livestock Auctioneering Championships, he says it would be a huge honor. “I used to go to markets with my dad and watch the auctioneers sell calves. I loved it… winning would be like getting my super bowl ring.”

Pages