Talk of Iowa

Weekdays at 10 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One
 

Talk of Iowa offers a mix of regular guests, newsmakers and interesting Iowans to talk about the arts, culture, humanities and lifestyle of our state. This IPR original brings a range of experts to the microphone to discuss a myriad of topics. Guests include Jim Pease for the Wildlife Program and of course, the Hort Gang on Fridays. Join us for smart, friendly conversation about what's happening in Iowa and what makes this a special place to live.

During the show, contact us at 1-866-780-9100, IPRTalk on Twitter, our Facebook page, or email us at talkofiowa@iowapublicradio.org. Our theme music is by The River Monks.

Want to share an idea for a future show? Contact one of our producers:
Ben Kieffer: bkieffer@iowapublicradio.org
Charity Nebbe: cnebbe@iowapublicradio.org Twitter: @CharityNebbe
Dennis Reese: dreese@iowapublicradio.org
Emily Woodbury: ewoodbury@iowapublicradio.org Twitter: @EmilyWoodbury
Katherine Perkins: kperkins@iowapublicradio.org
Lindsey Moon: lmoon@iowapublicradio.org Twitter: @lindseysmoon

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu March 18, 2010

Movie Day

IPR's Rob Dillard talks to our movie pundit, Prof. Tom Beell of Iowa State University and award-winning movie maker, Andy Brodie of Iowa City.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Politics Wednesday

IPR's Jonathan Ahl speaks with Steffen Schmidt, Iowa State University Political Science Professor, and Arnie Arnesen, political commentator from New Hampshire.

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

Edible Forest Gardens/Bosnian Anniversary

Walk into your backyard and pick an edible perennial, it's one of the concepts behind Forest Gardening, championed by guests Dave Jacke and Fred Meyer. Later in the hour, we'll hear about the "Fields of Opportunity" events in Waterloo, set for late March, which will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Bosnian resettlement in the Cedar Valley.

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

Heartland Portrait

IPR's Dennis Reese talks to Robert Wolf of Decorah, editor of the new anthology, "Heartland Portrait; Stories from the Rural Midwest." We'll also talk to contributors Mary Klauke and John Prestemon.

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

Hort Day

The "Hort Gang" returns from Iowa State University. Spring is about a week away and we're starting to think horticulture!

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

Home Improvement Day

We'll "deconstruct" on this edition of the program with Bill McAnally of Iowa Central Community College. The focus will be on dismantling buildings to create jobs, recycle waste and drastically reduce materials that would normally go to the landfill.

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

Politics Wednesday

IPR's Jonathan Ahl talks to Arnie Arnesen, New Hampshire political analyst, and Steffen Schmidt, Iowa State professor.

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

Wildlife Day with Jim Pease

This month: Iowa's rabbits. They're an important part of Iowa's wild food chain and we'll find out about that role. Also, how to protect your garden and plants from their hearty and varied appetites.

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

Acedia & Me

Kathleen Norris, author of "The Cloister Walk" and "Amazing Grace" talks to IPR's Dennis Reese about her new book, the bestseller "Acedia & Me; a Marriage, Monks and a Writer's Life."

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

Hort Day

IPR's Julie Englander speaks with Richard Juron and other members of the horticulture gang from Iowa State University. Spring is three weeks away!

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

Tech Day

We'll hear the latest news about computers, smart phones, the internet, and all things technology with Jeffrey Balvanz of Iowa State University.

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

Politics Wednesday

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

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue March 2, 2010

Iowa's Local Food Heroes

We'll hear from the winners in several categories of Edible Iowa River Valley's "Local Food Heroes" awards, including: Jason Bandstra of Frisian Farms Gouda in Oskaloosa, Masae Judge and Harriet Woodford of Leaf Kitchen in Iowa City, Scott Ervin of Sutliff Cider, Lisbon and Laura Dowd of Local Foods Connection, Iowa City.

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

The First Starbucks/Beyond Luck

We hear about the UNI Museum's new exhibit, "Coffee: The World in Your Cup," from UNI Theatre Professor Carol Colburn, one of the first employees at the very first Starbucks store which opened in Seattle in 1971. Also, Iowa City consultant John Langhorne, Ph.D., discusses his new book "Beyond Luck: Practical Steps to Navigate the Path from Manager to Leader." (Corridor Media Group)

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Grief Counselor and Educator Nancee Sobonya

IPR's Jonathan Ahl speaks with Nancee Sobonya, filmmaker, director and producer "The Gifts of Grief." Sobonya has been working in the field of death and bereavement for the past 22 years.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Park Inn/Iowa Potholes

We'll get an update on the restoration of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Park Inn, which will be open for business in Mason City in 2011. Also, Iowa is expecting its worst pothole season ever, Prof. Christopher Williams of Iowa State University will explain why.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed February 24, 2010

Politics Wednesday

Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Arnie Arnesen of New Hampshire's "Political Chowder" join IPR's Jonathan Ahl.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Lucid Dreams and Telepathy

Robert Waggoner, our lucid dreams expert, will take a deeper look at dream telepathy. He says some scientific experiments appear to confirm its existence, only to become entangled by conflicting results by other experimenters.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Mon February 22, 2010

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me

For National Eating Disorders Awareness week, we'll talk to Jenni Schaefer, bestselling author of "Life Without Ed," "Ed" is short for eating disorders.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Fri February 19, 2010

Hort Gang!

IPR's Julie Englander speaks with members of the horticulture staff at Iowa State University. Spring is getting closer!

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Thu February 18, 2010

The Home Fronts of Iowa

IPR's Dennis Reese talks to Lisa Ossian of Des Moines, author of "The Home Fronts of Iowa, 1939-1945," published by the University of Missouri Press.

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Talk of Iowa
11:00 am
Wed February 17, 2010

Politics Wednesday

Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Arnie Arnesen of "Political Chowder" are back for our weekly look at all things political.

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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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