Lindsey Moon

Talk Show Producer

Lindsey Moon started as a talk show producer with Iowa Public Radio in May of 2014. She comes to IPR by way of Illinois Public Media, an NPR/PBS dual licensee in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Wisconsin Public Radio where she’s worked as a producer and a general assignment reporter.

Lindsey is an Iowa native and a 2012 graduate of the University of Iowa with degrees in Anthropology and Journalism. Her work has earned awards from the Wisconsin Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Northwest Broadcast News Association and has aired on NPR’s All Things Considered.

In her free time, she’s a bookworm, and enjoys running half marathons, seeing live music and scuba diving whenever there’s time and money to plan a trip. Lindsey’s favorite public radio programs are Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! and Talk of Iowa

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What do you throw away? Do you think about it? Do you care?

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The book “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus” popularized the idea that men and women are as different as night and day. But Iowa State University Psychologist Zlatan Krizan says we’re a lot more alike than different.

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Thomas Frank, a cultural columnist for Salon, says that President Obama’s legacy might be more about what he didn’t do when he was in office.

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Today Governor Terry Branstad announced the details of a bill to toughen penalties for repeat domestic violence offenders.

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Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, former NFL place kicker Nate Kaeding talks with Ben Kieffer about how the league is handling the problem of domestic violence.

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Cell phones have undeniably changed the way we communicate with one another.

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The Koch brothers announced this week that they intend to spend $889 million in the 2016 presidential race, double the amount spent by the Republican National Committee in 2012.

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In his new book, author Robert Waggoner argues that lucid dreaming is not only useful, but also simple to learn.

The 2015 Wapsipinicon Almanac is now available. Publisher Tim Fay of Anamosa says that even after 21 issues, there has been no shortage of material to write about. 

Just because its January, doesn't mean there aren't flowers in bloom. 

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As President Barack Obama enters his last two years of the presidency, he faces a Republican majority in Congress.

David Stoltze has been driving for Uber for about a month now. He says the work is pretty straightforward. 

Shortly before Denny Henrich turned 50, he ran his first marathon. 

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Elk Horn Pastor Keith Menter couldn’t let his town go without some sort of news source.

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Sandy Ricklefs announced to her community in Center Junction that the city would not disincorporate earlier this month. 

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On a cold, blustery day in Dubuque, Iowa, a giggly, 5-year old named Etta McCarthy was bundled up in pink snow gear at Bunker Hill Golf Course. 

The city of Dubuque, Iowa, is the latest city to pass a ban on sledding. It affects all but two hills in town. City Council members say they've passed the ban to protect tax payers from lawsuits and are now asking local legislators to add sledding to the list of activities that cities are protected from being sued for, like skateboarding and biking accidents.

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Lillian Darr has stood in picket lines, hugged President Barack Obama and rubbed elbows with stars who were smeared by Hollywood’s Black List in the 1950s. 

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A Michigan State Geoscientist is warning about a possible oil spill from a proposed crude oil pipeline that could bisect 18 Iowa counties.

A  Dallas, Texas based company proposing to build a crude oil pipeline that would bisect 18 Iowa counties will file for a permit to build with the Iowa Utilities Board later this month.

Do you get nervous on stage? How do you deal with the butterflies? 

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In 2014, Gov. Terry Branstad won an unprecedented sixth term as Governor of Iowa, and Iowans elected the state’s first woman to Congress when Republican Joni Ernst won her seat in the U.S. Senate. 

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Ever since the first person set eyes on the Mississippi River, the power of the river has helped to build and destroy settlements and cities.  

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For a handful of us, the last year has brought gifts of life changing kindness. 

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When Turkish artist Serhat Tanyolacar depicted the robes of the Ku Klux Klan in a sculpture on the University of Iowa’s campus, he intended to protest racism. 

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The poinsettia, traditionally given as a gift around the holidays, is native to Northern Guatemala and Northern Mexico. 

In 2012, the Vatican accused Catholic nuns in the US of straying from church doctrine, but in a report released this week, the church now says it welcomes the efforts of the sisters.

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You can significantly increase your ability to influence others by making very small shifts. 

We all had toys that we loved as children, do you remember your favorite?

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The population of bald eagles in Iowa appears to be plateauing. That’s according to wildlife biologist Jim Pease.

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