Iowa is home to 67 different amphibian and reptile species all deep in hibernation right now. Herpetologist Jeffrey LeClere has written A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reputiles of Iowa. Host Charity Nebbe talks with him about getting up close and personal with frogs, toads, salamanders and snakes once they wake up this spring. She also talks with the filmmaker responsible for the new documentary “Wrestling With Iowa.”
This is the first time we've applied our historic sound project to a building. Iowa's largest memorial to war veterans is closed for renovation. Sometimes called the "barn," it will never be the same. Historic audio clips come from Iowa Public Television, the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting and IPR. Note: Vets reopened in 2012.