Charity Nebbe

Talk of Iowa Host

Charity Nebbe grew up in rural Iowa just outside of Cedar Falls.  She began her career in public radio at WOI Radio in Ames, Iowa when she was a student at Iowa State University and has been working in public radio ever since.  Early in her career she created Chinwag Theater a nationally syndicated public radio show that she produced and co-hosted with well known author Daniel Pinkwater.  She spent ten years at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor and in 2010 returned to Iowa. 

Charity is now the host of Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa, heard weekday mornings at 10.  She is also the host of Iowa Ingredient, soon to debut on Iowa Public Television and the author of the children's book “Our Walk in the Woods,” published in 2008. 

Charity's favorite public radio program is On The Media.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue February 16, 2010

Love in Translation/Olivia's Story

We'll hear from University of Iowa graduate student Jennifer Percy. Her essay "Even in English, a Language Gap" was a "Modern Love Column" in a recent New York Times. Later, Jonathan Ahl speaks with Prof. Jeffrey Copeland of the University of Northern Iowa. His book, "Olivia's Story," deals with a landmark civil rights case that helped lead the way to fair and open housing.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon February 15, 2010

City of Literature/Cedar Falls/Red Cedar

We'll hear about some exciting news from two Iowa Cities and a look at spring events from Red Cedar Chamber Music of Marion, Iowa. Iowa City has hired its first director of "Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature," and Cedar Falls is in the running for first place as a "distinctive destination" for 2010 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri February 12, 2010

Word Maven, live!

Iowa native Pat O'Conner, author of "Woe is I, the Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English," takes your calls for the hour.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu February 11, 2010

Home Improvement Day

Start planning now for spring projects with Bill McAnally of Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed February 10, 2010

Politics Day

Steffen Schmidt and Arnie Arnesen join IPR News Director Jonathan Ahl.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue February 9, 2010

Wildlife Day with Jim Pease

"Looking Forward to Spring," the needs of wildlife and how you can fulfill them in your yard.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon February 8, 2010

Iowa's Watershed Year

Five contributors discuss the new Univ. of Iowa Press book, "A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008," which will be released on March 1, 2010.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri February 5, 2010

Hort Gang!

Members of the Iowa State University horticulture program join us for our winter fortnightly hort update.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu February 4, 2010

Movie Day!

We talk with Caroline Libresco, Senior Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival 2010. Then our critics Tom Beell and Steve Sullivan discuss Oscar nominations, awards and what's playing across Iowa.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed February 3, 2010

Politics Wednesday

IPR News Director Jonathan Ahl talks to political pundits Arnie Arnesen of New Hampshire and Prof. Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon February 1, 2010

Vision Issues/Macular Degeneration

We'll get an update on macular degeneration, an eye disease that is increasingly taking a toll on persons older than 50. Our guest will be Dr. Tom Weingeist, Univ. of Iowa Prof. of Opthamology.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri January 29, 2010

The Big Lebowski/Relief Supplies

We'll hear from an Iowa contributor, Craig Owens of Drake Univ., a contributor to the new book "The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies," also a update on transporting relief to supplies to Haiti from Univ. of Iowa Prof. Ann Campbell.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu January 28, 2010

Iowa Museum Updates

We'll hear about the latest news from two of Iowa's museums, The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed January 27, 2010

Politics Wednesday

It's politics day with Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Arnie Arnesen, host of New Hampshire's "Political Chowder"

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue January 26, 2010

Sleep Doctor

Dr. Mark Dyken, Univ. of Iowa Professor of Neurology and Director of the UI Sleep Disorders Center, takes your calls about your sleep concerns.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon January 25, 2010

Barney on Brahms/Ag News

Barney Sherman, IPR's morning classical host, discusses his new articles exploring the composer Johannes Brahms and his complicated relationship with an instrument that was transformed during his era, the horn. Later, an agriculture update with Doug Cooper.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri January 22, 2010

The Hort Gang

Julie Englander talks to the horticulture team from Iowa State University and takes your calls.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu January 21, 2010

Patterns of the Past

We hear about the latest exhibit at the Hoover Presidential Museum in West Branch, exploring a century of American quilting.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed January 20, 2010

Politics Wednesday

IPR News Director Jonathan Ahl talks to Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State and Arnie Arnesen, host of New Hampshire's "Political Chowder."

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue January 19, 2010

The Decade in Iowa Food

We'll hear three views on how Iowa eating habits and restaurants have changed since 2000. Guests are Kurt Friese of Edible Iowa River Valley, Kim Friese of Devotay Restaurant and Matt Steigerwald of the Lincoln Cafe in Mt. Vernon.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon January 18, 2010

Wapsipinicon Almanac/Ag News

Issue 16 of Iowa's Wapsipinicon Almanac is out, still published on a 19th century letterpress in Anamosa. We'll hear from publisher Tim Fay and contributors Joe Artz and Will Thomson. Later, the latest agriculture news from Doug Cooper.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Wildlife Day with Jim Pease, Owls

We'll focus on Iowa's owls during the hour.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Home Improvement Day

Bill McAnally of Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge has the latest tips on maintaining and improving your home.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed January 13, 2010

Politics Wednesday

A look at the political news from Iowa and the nation with Arnie Arnesen and Steffen Schmidt.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue January 12, 2010

Governor Chet Culver's Condition of the State Address

We will provide live coverage of Governor Chet Culver's Condition of the State Address. This special coverage will preempt Talk of Iowa.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon January 11, 2010

Ice Fishing for Neutrinos

In advance of his speech in the Quad Cities, Dr. Francis Halzen explains how he and other scientists transformed a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole into a giant telescope. Doug Cooper from Iowa State University Extension will have the latest agricultural news in the second half of the hour.

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