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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Early in the 20th century when women started to move into engineering careers, they were labeled as “invaders.”

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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.” 

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

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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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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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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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Demand for organic produce in Iowa is growing.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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. 

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