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Saving Iowa Wetlands
9:00 am
Thu May 5, 2011

Saving Iowa Wetlands

Author Chris Adrian and The Iowa New...
11:00 pm
Tue May 3, 2011

Author Chris Adrian and The Iowa New Play Festival

This hour on Talk of Iowa, we speak with Chris Adrian, who has been called a "gifted, courageous writer" by the New York Times. Adrian is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, a practicing pediatric hematology/oncology fellow at the University of California San Francisco Hospitals and the author of the new book We speak with Adrian about his creative process, his many accomplishments and his new book which has been named one of the most anticipated books of 2011 by the National Post. The novel is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s set in a modern day San Francisco.

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Tornado Season
11:00 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Tornado Season

The spring season brings the threat of severe weather.  Last month, over half of the Monona County town of Mapleton was destroyed by a tornado.  In Alabama and Mississippi, tornadoes have killed more than 300.  We'll examine the emotional toll when severe weather hits with Parkersburg City Administrator Chris Luhring.  He'll discuss his community's recovery efforts after an EF5 twister leveled the town in 2008.  Also, a look at technological advances in tracking storms with Meteorologist Ken Padrazik with the National Weather Service.  

Special Coverage - Osama bin Laden's...
11:00 pm
Sun May 1, 2011

Special Coverage - Osama bin Laden's death

This edition of Talk of Iowa was pre-empted by special coverage of the situation regarding the death of Osama bin Laden. The interview scheduled with author regarding his book  is being rescheduled and will air at a later date. Check back for more details!

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