Iowa State Fair http://iowapublicradio.org en Top IPR Reporter Picks of 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/top-ipr-reporter-picks-2013 <p>2013 has been a busy year for Iowa Public Radio's news team. Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with reporters and correspondents about some of the most meaningful and challenging stories they covered. It's a "reporter's notebook" edition of the show.</p><p>Here is a list of the full features heard on today's show:</p><blockquote><p>January 10 - <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/undocumented-immigrants-university">Undocumented Immigrants at University</a></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:24:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury, Joyce Russell, Rob Dillard, Amy Mayer, Durrie Bouscaren, Clay Masters, John Pemble & Dean Borg 34194 at http://iowapublicradio.org Top IPR Reporter Picks of 2013 2013 Iowa State Fair http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-iowa-state-fair <p>Guest hosts Katherine Perkins and John Pemble go to the 2013 Iowa State Fair.&nbsp; They introduce us to a legally blind painter and a famous quilter.&nbsp; They watch fairgoers shear sheep and clean fish.&nbsp; They attend an Ecumenical church service for fair attendees and visit a memorial to honor fallen Iowa soldiers.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:00:41 +0000 Katherine Perkins & John Pemble 27544 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 Iowa State Fair News Grab-Bag: Vandalized Butter-Cow, Corn Prices, Crackdown on "Montana" RVs, & Digitized Cemetery http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-grab-bag-vandalized-butter-cow-corn-prices-crackdown-montana-rvs-digitized-cemetery <p>Farmers may harvest nearly 14 billion bushels of corn this year – that’s a record and 29% more than last year. However, as a result corn prices have dropped to their lowest since 2010.</p><p>Today on River To River, we explore this topic and much more! We travel to the Iowa State Fair, talk weather and corn price predictions, find out what a digitized cemetery is, and explore a new law cracking down on Iowans who register RVs in Montana to avoid paying the 5 percent Iowa registration fee and annual registration fees.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 21:05:18 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury & Sarah Boden 27412 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Grab-Bag: Vandalized Butter-Cow, Corn Prices, Crackdown on "Montana" RVs, & Digitized Cemetery Iowa Business Beat: The Economics of Early School Start Date http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-business-beat-economics-early-school-start-date <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:05:07 +0000 Clay Masters & Sarah McCammon 27309 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Business Beat: The Economics of Early School Start Date The OK Factor’s Classical Ties to Folk Music http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ok-factor-s-classical-ties-folk-music <p>One of the musical&nbsp;performances&nbsp;this weekend&nbsp;from the Iowa State Fair is the&nbsp;new band “The OK Factor".&nbsp; Violinist Karla Dietmeyer and cellist Olivia Hahn combine&nbsp;folk, alternative rock, and modern classical music.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br><br>&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 08:07:13 +0000 John Pemble 27248 at http://iowapublicradio.org The OK Factor’s Classical Ties to Folk Music Disabled Painter Demonstrates Work at Iowa State Fair http://iowapublicradio.org/post/disabled-painter-demonstrates-work-iowa-state-fair <p>Elsie Monthei is a blind painter who for more than thirty years has painted landscapes.&nbsp; This week she spent a day at the Iowa State Fair demonstrating her talent for Very Special Arts (VSA), a group with the mission of highlighting the artistic abilities of people with disabilities.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 07:29:04 +0000 John Pemble 27186 at http://iowapublicradio.org Disabled Painter Demonstrates Work at Iowa State Fair At State Fair, Candidates Fight for 4th District http://iowapublicradio.org/post/state-fair-candidates-fight-4th-district <p></p><p>One of the country’s toughest congressional races is here in Iowa. It’s between Steve King, a Republican incumbent and the state’s former First Lady Christie Vilsack - a political newcomer. Iowa’s losing a seat in the House after the election due to redistricting. Now ultra-conservative King is facing a more moderate electorate as he runs in the newly drawn 4<sup>th</sup> district.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Aug 2012 00:51:52 +0000 Clay Masters 6559 at http://iowapublicradio.org At State Fair, Candidates Fight for 4th District Iowa State Fair 2012 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-state-fair-2012 <p>We're at the Iowa State Fair, and we're taking you with us. From the grand concourse for a Zumba lesson, to Pioneer Hall for a classic radio play, to an outdoor stage for square dancing...and monster arming wrestling to butterfly tagging. Join us for this special edition of "Talk of Iowa".</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:29:05 +0000 Katherine Perkins & John Pemble 6461 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa State Fair 2012 Iowa State Fair Food and Healthiest State Initiative http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-state-fair-food-and-healthiest-state-initiative <p>This morning the Iowa State Fair began with activities promoting the one year old Healthiest State Initiative.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s also the first day a dozen new food items high in fat or sugar are available, including the double bacon corn dog.&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 22:50:01 +0000 John Pemble 6084 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa State Fair Food and Healthiest State Initiative Des Moines Police Mounted Patrol preps for Iowa State Fair http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-police-mounted-patrol-preps-iowa-state-fair <p>When the Iowa State Fair opens, one week from today, not all the animals will be on display or in competition; some will be working. It&#39;s one of the last mounted patrols in Iowa.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 11:44:05 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 5613 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines Police Mounted Patrol preps for Iowa State Fair Butter Cow Centennial http://iowapublicradio.org/post/butter-cow-centennial <p>A birthday party, a secret, and something found in most refrigerators. That combination&nbsp;will surely entice visitors to an iconic exhibit at the State Fair next month. Sculpting has commenced for the centennial of the butter cow. But the celebration will be tempered by the passing of the tradition's most famous artist.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 17958 at http://iowapublicradio.org Butter Cow Centennial Iowa State Fair, a Sound Salute http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-state-fair-sound-salute <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Striptease shows and daredevil acts are part of the Iowa&nbsp;State Fair's history, which dates back to 1854. Vintage recordings revive memories of some of the big attractions from fair's past. Audio clips courtesy of the State Fair Museum, Iowa&nbsp;Public Television, and desmoinesbroadcasting.com.&nbsp;Sounds from the 1930s onward at the fairgrounds in Des Moines.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 1957 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa State Fair, a Sound Salute