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Horticulture Day
11:00 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Horticulture Day

Gardeners, now is the time to start getting your hands dirty. There may be a chill in the air, but it is time to start planting. We’ll talk about what you should be putting in your garden right now, planting trees and shrubs and getting your lawn in shape.  Charity Nebbe's guests are Iowa State University Extension Horticulturist Richard Jauron and Extension Master Gardener Jennifer Bousselot.

The Fab Four and Rock & Roll as a...
11:00 pm
Wed April 13, 2011

The Fab Four and Rock & Roll as a Higher Power

Host Charity Nebbe looks at the Beatles phenomenon and why their music still resonates today with University of Iowa Professor Donna Parsons.  Parsons is a lecturer in music and honors and during the past 12 years she has spent her summers in England where she divides her time between research on the Beatles and the British music scene.  Then a conversation with David Nantais, a freelance writer and religion book reviewer for Publishers Weekly.  Nantais visists Iowa State University this week to talk about the intersection of Rock music and organized religion and explain why they have suffe

Nikki Giovanni and Julie Dash
11:00 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Nikki Giovanni and Julie Dash

This hour we host a conversation with two extraordinary women focusing on their professional struggles and accomplishments. Nikki Giovanni, one of America’s most distinguished and widely read African-American poets and a lung cancer survivor, will speak at Iowa State University April 18th.

Wildlife Expert Jim Pease
11:00 pm
Mon April 11, 2011

Wildlife Expert Jim Pease

Spring has sprung, and with every passing moment new wildlife wonders arrive.  Charity Nebbe talks with Emeritus Extension Wildlife Specialist Jim Pease about spring time migrations and what to expect from all things wild as the weather continues to warm.  

Iowa Poets
11:00 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Iowa Poets

Host Charity Nebbe talks with Julie Hanson, the winner of this year's Iowa Poetry Prize. Hanson discusses her creative process and her new collection, "Unbeknownst". Plus a conversation with Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander who has just returned from a gathering of poet laureates from across the country.

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