According to Kate Christensen, she has spent much of her life as, “a hungry, lonely, wild animal looking for happiness and stability.” In her new memoir “Blue Plate Special" she writes about her life and the food she turned to for comfort as well as sustenance. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with Christensen about her memoir and life as a writer.
Host Ben Kieffer gets the latest on news from around Iowa. MidAmerican Energy gives an update on the power outage which left almost 40,000 Des Moines-area residents in the dark. IPR's Joyce Russell discusses changes to the problematic Toledo Juvenile Home. The DNR has a new report which looks at drought conditions in Iowa. Also, Dubuque native Brooks Wheelan joins the cast of "Saturday Night Live."