Drake University http://iowapublicradio.org en 105 Years of Iowa's Drake Relays http://iowapublicradio.org/post/105-years-iowas-drake-relays <p>Hundreds of Olympic gold medalists have competed at the Drake Relays, but the event isn’t just for the track and field elite; it’s also a career highlight for many high school athletes.</p><p>Today on <em>Talk of Iowa</em>, 105 years of the Drake Relays. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Relays Director Brian Brown and Pulitzer Prize Winning photographer David Peterson. Also, Knoxville's Randy Wilson joins to remember his record winning 800 meter race - a record that still stands today.</p><p>The Drake Relays - history, highlights, and what it means to Iowa.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:36:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 39465 at http://iowapublicradio.org 105 Years of Iowa's Drake Relays Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, November 18, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-encore-broadcast-monday-november-18-2013 <p>Featured on Iowa Public Radio’s <em>Symphonies of Iowa</em> series broadcast Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7 p.m. is an encore performance by the Des Moines Symphony as they celebrate and honor their partnership and history with Drake University. The symphony began in 1937 as the Drake/Des Moines Symphony. Choirs from Drake University join with the Des Moines Symphony in this celebration of 75 years of rich music making.</p><p>Featuring:</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:32:38 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 32046 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa Encore Broadcast for Monday, November 18, 2013 Carmina Burana from Des Moines, Drake http://iowapublicradio.org/post/carmina-burana-des-moines-drake <p>Join us tonight at 7 to hear the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra and Drake Choir and Drake University/Community Chorus perform Orff's stirring <em>Carmina Burana. </em>Also on the program: Krommer's Concerto for Two Clarinet featuring DMSO's astounding clarinetists, Gregory Oakes &amp; Clarence Padilla<strong>. </strong>The concert celebrates the 75-year partnership of Drake and the DMSO, which began in 1937 as the Drake/Des Moines Symphony. Music Director Joseph Giunta conducts, and soloists are Carrie Ellen Giunta, soprano, Christopher Pfund, tenor, and Robert Orth, baritone.</p><p></p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 20:15:19 +0000 Barney Sherman 21756 at http://iowapublicradio.org Carmina Burana from Des Moines, Drake Des Moines Musicians' Philip Glass Fest http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-musicians-philip-glass-fest <p>Tune in Saturday at 7AM or Sunday at 6PM to hear a group of Iowa musicians celebrate the 75th birthday of Philip Glass with a concert (part 1 of 2) that conveys the range of his music. Pianist Sophia Ahmad (you might know her as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra) plays the Orphee Suite; pianist Kris DeWild plays Love Divided By; Edwin and Francine Griffith perform Hymn to the Sun (from Akhnaten); saxophonist Colin Young plays Gradus; and The Rex Repeter Quartet plays a movement from his Third String Quartet. Thu, 30 May 2013 22:24:51 +0000 Barney Sherman 21656 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines Musicians' Philip Glass Fest Symphonies of Iowa for June 2 and June 3, 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/symphonies-iowa-june-2-and-june-3-2013 <p><strong>Des Moines Symphony – <em>Carmina Burana</em></strong></p><p><strong>Joseph Giunta, music director</strong><br><strong>Gregory Oakes &amp; Clarence Padilla, clarinets</strong><br><strong>Carrie Ellen Giunta, soprano</strong><br><strong>Christopher Pfund, tenor</strong><br><strong>Robert Orth, baritone</strong><br><strong>The Drake Choir and Drake University/Community Chorus, directed by Aimee Beckmann-Collier</strong><br><strong>Drake University Orchestra, directed by Akira Mori</strong></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jacqueline Halbloom 18890 at http://iowapublicradio.org Symphonies of Iowa for June 2 and June 3, 2013 Beloved Drake Mascot Dies http://iowapublicradio.org/post/beloved-drake-mascot-dies <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>To honor&nbsp;the memory of Porterhouse, who died at the age of 8, IPR presents a feature story broadcast during his heyday as Drake's top dog, when he was the only live-animal mascot&nbsp;prowling the sidelines of Iowa's&nbsp;major university sporting events.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:34:11 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 10633 at http://iowapublicradio.org Beloved Drake Mascot Dies Former President Carter Disputes Obama's Egypt Remarks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jimmy-carter-disputes-obamas-egypt-remarks <p>Former President Jimmy Carter says he disagrees with President Obama’s assessment this week of Egypt’s relationship to the United States.</p><p>The Democrat addressed students and faculty at Drake University in Des Moines Thursday. During a forum focused primarily on social justice issues, Carter was asked if he agrees with President Obama’s statement that Egypt is neither an ally nor an enemy.</p><p>"No, I think Egypt is an ally of the United States," Carter says. "We know Egypt well."</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:00:53 +0000 Sarah McCammon 7960 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former President Carter Disputes Obama's Egypt Remarks Health Care Law Reaction and President David Maxwell of Drake University http://iowapublicradio.org/post/health-care-law-reaction-and-president-david-maxwell-drake-university <p>The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the health care mandate proposed by President Obama. Today on &quot;River to River&quot;, we hear what Iowans have to say about the decision. We also speak with political science professor, Dennis Goldford, on how the ruling may affect Iowa voters. Later in the program, Drake University President David Maxwell joins us as part of our summer series of conversations with Iowa university and college presidents. We&rsquo;ll talk about what private universities can do to be attractive and affordable during a challenging economy. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:51:58 +0000 Ben Kieffer 3927 at http://iowapublicradio.org Health Care Law Reaction and President David Maxwell of Drake University Drake Relays 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/drake-relays-2012 <p>For over a century the Drake Relays has been a place for some of the world&rsquo;s best athletes to run, jump and hurdle their way towards greatness. Today on Talk of Iowa, we&#39;ll focus on the upcoming 2012 Drake Relays. We&rsquo;ll preview this year&rsquo;s competition, revisit some of the most memorable performances and Charity will talk with reigning 1500m world Champion Jennifer Simpson. Other guests include the Assistant Director of the Relays, Carolyn Hill; and Associated Press sports reporter Luke Meredith, who has covered the Relays for eight years.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 16:32:26 +0000 Charity Nebbe 438 at http://iowapublicradio.org