White House

River to River
4:46 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Zach Wahls Reflects on White House Internship

Courtesy of Zach Wahls

What is it like to be an intern at the White House? What jobs are you given?

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Talk of Iowa
1:27 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Iowans in the White House

From left to right, Queen Elizabeth II, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower and Price Phillip. Note how the queen and first lady are wearing a similiar style of ball gown.
Courtesy of the Eisenhower Presidential Library- Museum & Boyhood Home

During the American Revolution future first lady Abigail Adams melted down the family pewter to make bullets.  The bullet mold she used will be on display at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum from April 19-Oct. 26, 2014, as part of the museum's new exhibit, America’s First Ladies.

Host Charity Nebbe, gets a preview of the exhibit with curator Melanie Weir and historian Elizabeth Dinschel.

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River to River
1:34 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Politics Day

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President Obama’s second inauguration is less than a week away.

On this Politics Day, Ben Kieffer gets a preview of the event and expectations for Obama’s second term from political scientists Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College, and Chris Larimer of the University of Northern Iowa.  Rachel Caufield of Drake University is in D.C. with several students for the inauguration and are documenting their experiences.

Also, the debt limit stand-off and the unveiling of the White House’s gun violence proposals.

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Arts & Culture
6:17 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

White House Christmas Card features Des Moines Artist’s Painting

Larassa Kable’s oil painting “Bo in the Snow” is the cover for this year’s official White House Christmas card.

This year’s official White House Christmas card features a painting by Des Moines artist Larassa Kable. She talks with Iowa Public Radio’s All Things Considered host, Pat Blank.
 

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