Iowa Public Radio http://iowapublicradio.org en Making Movies in Flyover Country http://iowapublicradio.org/post/making-movies-flyover-country <p>People associate Iowa with&nbsp; "The Bridges of Madison County" and "Field of Dreams." But what movies are being shot in Iowa today?</p><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:07:42 +0000 Clare Roth & Charity Nebbe 46086 at http://iowapublicradio.org Making Movies in Flyover Country Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated http://iowapublicradio.org/post/using-technology-counter-police-mistrust-complicated Outfitting police officers with body cameras seems to be the most concrete solution to come out of the police misconduct accusations in the Ferguson, Mo. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:10:00 +0000 Elise Hu 46085 at http://iowapublicradio.org Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ending-decades-family-leadership-washington-post-names-new-publisher Ending decades of family leadership, <em>Washington Post</em> owner Jeffrey Bezos announced on Tuesday that Frederick J. Ryan Jr. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:53:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 46084 at http://iowapublicradio.org Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote http://iowapublicradio.org/post/kremlin-disputes-veracity-putins-i-can-take-kiev-two-weeks-quote The Kremlin is disputing the context of a controversial quote attributed to Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p><a href="http://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2014/09/01/news/ucraina_il_ricatto_di_putin_sul_vertice_europeo_se_voglio_prendo_kiev_in_due_settimane-94791280/?ref=HRER1-1">As Italy's La Repubblica reported</a>, Putin allegedly issued a defiant warning to European Commission President José Manuel Barros during a phone call.<p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/01/putin-russia-kiev-ukraine_n_5747362.html">According to a translation by the Huffington Post U.K.</a>, Barros first Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 46083 at http://iowapublicradio.org Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down http://iowapublicradio.org/post/after-just-two-years-huge-atlantic-city-casino-shuts-down After operating for only two years, the Revel Casino Hotel has closed down, part of a trend that will reportedly shutter a third of Atlantic City's big gambling halls by the end of September. It cost $2.4 billion to build the Revel facility.<p>"It's a tragedy," massage therapist Lori Bacum, who worked at the resort's spa, tells <a href="http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/09/revel_casino_closes.html">NJ.com</a>. "There were some warnings, but none of us thought it would happen. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:48:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 46082 at http://iowapublicradio.org After Just Two Years, Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shared-risk-programs-help-tame-cost-infertility-treatment Infertility treatment is a numbers game in some respects: How many treatments will it take to conceive a child? And how much can you afford?<p>Even as insurance plans are modestly improving their coverage of such treatments, clinics and others are coming up with creative ways to cover the costs to help would-be parents reduce their risk for procedures that can run tens of thousands of dollars. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Michelle Andrews 46081 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sharing Risk Can Help Tame The Cost Of Infertility Treatment 32 Teens Escape From Nashville-Area Detention Center http://iowapublicradio.org/post/32-teens-escape-nashville-area-detention-center Police near Nashville spent the night raking the city with dogs and helicopters in search for 32 teens who escaped from a detention center in Bordeaux, Tenn.<p>Blake Farmer of NPR member station WPLN tells our Newscast unit that 17 of them are still on the loose. Blake sent this report:<p><blockquote><p>"Young men were found hiding in drainage pipes and in bushes, according to WZTV. The mass exodus started around 11 pm during a shift change. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 46080 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Politics Of Calling In Sick http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-calling-sick Got the flu? Or a new baby? Perhaps a little one with chicken pox? In most countries, your employer must pay your wages if you stay home sick or to care for others. Not in America.<p>But a growing grass-roots movement aims to change that — starting with paid sick leave.<p>Already the movement has met some success. This past weekend, California became the second state in the country to mandate sick leave for employees.<p>Others may join soon. Sick-day measures are on at least a half-dozen ballots in November, including in Massachusetts, Oakland, Calif., and a few cities in New Jersey. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:01:00 +0000 editor 46078 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Politics Of Calling In Sick Targeting Al-Shabab Leadership, U.S. Launches Airstrikes In Somalia http://iowapublicradio.org/post/targeting-al-shabab-leadership-us-launches-airstrikes-somalia The United States conducted airstrikes in Somalia late Monday, targeting the leadership of the al-Qaida affiliate al-Shabab.<p>Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John F. Kirby <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/02/world/africa/us-undertakes-military-operation-against-shabab-in-somalia.html?hpw&rref=world&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=1">tells <em>The New York Times</em></a> that the U.S. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:50:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 46079 at http://iowapublicradio.org Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated http://iowapublicradio.org/post/man-who-tried-shut-down-boys-lemonade-stand-investigated <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Man+Who+Tried+To+Shut+Down+Boy%27s+Lemonade+Stand+Investigated&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:03:00 +0000 editor 46077 at http://iowapublicradio.org Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site http://iowapublicradio.org/post/officials-try-lure-birds-away-blast-site <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Officials+Try+To+Lure+Birds+Away+From+Blast+Site&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTc0MTg1MDEyNTUxMTQxMDRkODNiYw004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:55:00 +0000 editor 46076 at http://iowapublicradio.org Journalist Charles Bowden Dies At 69 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/journalist-charles-bowden-dies-69 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Journalist+Charles+Bowden+Dies+At+69&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDExMDYyODYyMDEzNjM2MjM1Mzk2NWY3OQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 46075 at http://iowapublicradio.org German Photojournalist Captures Life In North Korea http://iowapublicradio.org/post/photos-north-koreas-former-leaders-are-ominipresent <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=German+Photojournalist+Captures+Life+In+North+Korea&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 46074 at http://iowapublicradio.org What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out http://iowapublicradio.org/post/whats-name-former-arthur-anderson-employees-spell-it-out Arthur Andersen is back. Or at least the old accounting firm's <em>name</em> will be, for the first time since its association with accounting scandals at Enron more than a decade ago.<p>The firm was criminally convicted — a decision that was later overturned, although that came too late to save the company.<p>As of Monday, a company called WTAS is adopting the Andersen name and, in doing so, hopes clients will have forgotten the bad associations.<p><strong>'That Was The End'</strong><p>Mark Vorsatz recalls his day at Andersen on March 14, 2002. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 46073 at http://iowapublicradio.org What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court http://iowapublicradio.org/post/detroit-bankruptcy-battle-begins-federal-court Detroit's historic bankruptcy case is entering the home stretch. The crucial, final trial phase begins Tuesday in a Detroit courtroom.<p>The trial will decide the fate of a plan to wipe out billions of dollars in debt and help Detroit emerge from bankruptcy as a new, revitalized city.<p>This trial is a big deal, but don't expect anything with lots of courtroom drama. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:31:00 +0000 editor 46071 at http://iowapublicradio.org Detroit Bankruptcy Battle Begins In Federal Court As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up http://iowapublicradio.org/post/us-draws-down-afghan-fighting-heating As U.S. and NATO troops draw down in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters are growing bolder. They have been massing in larger and larger numbers and taking on Afghan forces across the country.<p>NPR producer Sultan Faizy and I spent a recent day making calls to ordinary Afghan citizens in some of the country's hot spots.<p>First, we reached Ahmadullah, who, like many Afghans, goes by one name. He's a shopkeeper in the restive Sangin District in the southern province of Helmand. Sangin has been one of the bloodiest and most contested districts in the country. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:28:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 46072 at http://iowapublicradio.org As The U.S. Draws Down, Afghan Fighting Is Heating Up Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank http://iowapublicradio.org/post/eric-cantor-joins-wall-street-investment-bank Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week begins working at the boutique investment bank Moelis & Co.<p>Cantor will serve as vice chairman and managing director, and will also be elected to the firm's board of directors.<p>Cantor, 51, and firm founder Ken Moelis announced the decision in a joint interview Monday.<p>A statement on the<a href="http://www.moelis.com/News/SitePages/news-feed-details.aspx?feedId=248"> Moelis website</a> said, "Cantor will provide strategic counsel to the firm's corporate and institutional clients on key issues. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:34:00 +0000 editor 46070 at http://iowapublicradio.org Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank As Casinos Close, Atlantic City Tries To Pivot Focus Elsewhere http://iowapublicradio.org/post/casinos-close-atlantic-city-tries-pivot-focus-elsewhere <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=As+Casinos+Close%2C+Atlantic+City+Tries+To+Pivot+Focus+Elsewhere&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM0MjIyMDEyMTY4NDM0NjllZGJiNw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:35:00 +0000 editor 46069 at http://iowapublicradio.org On Final Recording, Joe Beck Exposes Possibilities Of The Guitar http://iowapublicradio.org/post/final-recording-joe-beck-exposes-possibilities-guitar <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=On+Final+Recording%2C+Joe+Beck+Exposes+Possibilities+Of+The+Guitar&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Tom Moon 46068 at http://iowapublicradio.org Golf Course Provides Oasis For Low-Income Kids http://iowapublicradio.org/post/golf-course-provides-oasis-low-income-kids <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Golf+Course+Provides+Oasis+For+Low-Income+Kids&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>CORNISH: All summer, dozens of lower-income kids in Providence, Rhode Island learned golf. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:35:00 +0000 John Bender 46067 at http://iowapublicradio.org 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/40-years-after-working-view-drivers-seat In the early 1970s, radio host and oral historian Studs Terkel went around the country with a tape recorder, interviewing people about their jobs. He collected more than 130 conversations with a variety of people, including a waitress, a car parker, a jockey, a baseball player, a farm worker, a press agent and a sports team owner.<p>The result was <em>Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do</em>. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:35:00 +0000 editor 46066 at http://iowapublicradio.org 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/economic-impact-ebola-crisis-spreads-across-africa <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Economic+Impact+Of+Ebola+Crisis+Spreads+Across+Africa&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAzOTg1NjAzMDEyNTIwMDUzMDg0MGQ5NA004)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 46065 at http://iowapublicradio.org Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO http://iowapublicradio.org/post/analyst-response-russian-incursion-will-be-defining-moment-nato <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Analyst%3A+Response+To+Russian+Incursion+Will+Be+%27Defining+Moment%27+For+NATO&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 46064 at http://iowapublicradio.org 3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release http://iowapublicradio.org/post/americans-detained-n-korea-urge-us-secure-their-release Three Americans who have been detained in North Korea appealed today to the U.S. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:18:00 +0000 editor 46061 at http://iowapublicradio.org 3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Caroline Smith http://iowapublicradio.org/post/java-blend-exclusive-hour-caroline-smith <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">In this encore episode of&nbsp;IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host,&nbsp;<a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/ben-kieffer" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Ben Kieffer</a>&nbsp;will chat with <a href="http://www.carolinesmithcarolinesmith.com/">Caroline Smith</a>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 45310 at http://iowapublicradio.org Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Caroline Smith These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work http://iowapublicradio.org/post/these-5-crops-are-still-hand-harvested-and-its-hard-work Mechanization has made the farming of many crops — lettuce and tomatoes, among them — a lot less labor intensive. But some crops are still tended and harvested by hand, and it can be painstaking work.<p>How do you measure the labor intensity of crops? We thought there would be an easy answer to that, but there isn't. Some agricultural economists talk about labor input in terms of hours per acre, but that may not take into account the difficulty of the labor.<p>For Labor Day, we thought we'd round up some of those crops that still require specialized human labor. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:25:00 +0000 editor 46060 at http://iowapublicradio.org These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct http://iowapublicradio.org/post/it-has-been-100-years-passenger-pigeon-became-extinct The <a href="http://cincinnatizoo.org/blog/2014/08/26/cincinnati-zoo-remembers-martha-the-worlds-last-passenger-pigeon/" target="_blank">Cincinnati Zoo</a> held a commemorative event; the <a href="http://www.zsl.org/zsl-london-zoo/news/marthas-day" target="_blank">London Zoo stopped the clock outside its bird house</a> at noon. The object of their memorials: Martha, the last passenger pigeon, who died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.<p>Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant birds. Massive flocks of more than 1 million would darken the sky. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 46057 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Bonne Finken http://iowapublicradio.org/post/java-blend-exclusive-hour-bonne-finken <p>On Friday, Sept. 5,&nbsp; at 2 PM at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thejavahouse.com/" target="_blank">Iowa City's downtown Java House,</a>&nbsp;IPR Studio One's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.iowapublicradio.org/people/ben-kieffer">Ben Kieffer</a>&nbsp;will host a special hour of "Java Blend" with <a href="http://www.bonnefinken.com/">Bonne Finken</a>. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:06:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 44726 at http://iowapublicradio.org Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Bonne Finken To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds http://iowapublicradio.org/post/model-manhood-immigrant-dads-draw-two-worlds Lindolfo Carballo knows there's a stereotype about men like him. He grew up in San Miguel, El Salvador, he says, in a male-dominant culture.<p>"I'm coming from a so-called 'machista' country, right? Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:55:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 46058 at http://iowapublicradio.org To Model Manhood, Immigrant Dads Draw From Two Worlds Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cutting-back-carbs-not-fat-may-lead-more-weight-loss We've <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/31/295719579/rethinking-fat-the-case-for-adding-some-into-your-diet">reported</a> a lot this year about how there's a major rethinking of fat happening in the U.S.<p>Turns out, eating foods with fat — everything from avocados and nuts to <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/12/275376259/the-full-fat-paradox-whole-milk-may-keep-us-lean">dairy fat</a> — doesn't make us fat.<p>But eating too many carbohydrates — particularly the heavily refined starches found in bagels, white pasta and crackers — does our collective waistlines n Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:51:00 +0000 editor 46059 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cutting Back On Carbs, Not Fat, May Lead To More Weight Loss