In this special edition of Talk of Iowa, IPR Arts and Culture reporter John Pemble and Executive Producer Katherine Perkins report on the sights and sounds of the 2014 Iowa State Fair. Listen as we attend the 75th annual photography salon and talk with the photographer who seeks to capture the spirit of the fair in his new book. We visit a food stand that's been serving pie and beef burgers to hungry fairgoers for 65 years, and witness the awarding of a blue ribbon for mechanical innovation on the farm. We'll milk a cow, learn about Herbert Hoover and listen to some bluegrass. It's all part of this year's Iowa State Fair.