Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with two guests. First, he sits down with stef shuster, a Ph.D. candidate who specializes in medical sociology and gender. As part of the University of Iowa’s annual MLK Celebration of Human Rights, stef is giving a talk on “Building Positive Care Relationships Between Health Care Workers and Transgender Patients.”
NASA's Juno spacecraft passed within about 350 miles of Earth's surface this week, before slingshotting off into space on a historic exploration of Jupiter.
On this news buzz version of River to River, hear from a University of Iowa research engineer about Juno, and from the president of the University of Iowa Amateur Radio Club about why they waved to Juno electronically, as it whizzed by.
That, and many other items in our news worth buzzing about.
From Cinderella to Miley Cyrus our girls grow up in an environment rich in images of femininity. Host Charity Nebbe gets insight into the challenges and dangers girls face as they grow and how the media influences their development.
When Ed Krug was growing up in Cedar Rapids he felt like he always had something to prove. He was a successful athlete and went on to be a very aggressive and successful lawyer, but there was something wrong and he finally realized that he could no longer live as a man. Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Ellen Krug about being transgender and her journey to where she is today.
Sunday is Father's Day. Find out about the Father’s Day Index and hear about the changing role of dads, who are increasingly stay-at home parents. How is that fact affecting families and our stereotypes? Guest host Ben Stanton gets advice for dads to communicate with kids using handwritten letters.
Women have worked in agriculture since agriculture began, but for many years they were limited to supporting roles. Talk of Iowa seeks out women's voices in agriculture, through history and today. Jenny Barker-Devine, author of "On Behalf of the Family Farm: Iowa Farm Women's Activism since 1945" discusses how the roles of farm women changed during the 20th century.
President Obama issued an apology after saying that California Attorney General Kamala Harris was “By far the best looking attorney general in the country.” On River to River we’ll talk about gender and politics: Margaret Thatcher’s legacy, and Michelle Obama’s role in a second term, moving beyond the Jimmy Fallon show.
TheLesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Clinic, staffed by two primary care physicians Dr. Nicole Nisly and Dr. Katie Imborek, will focus on comprehensive primary care for adult LGBT patients delivered by providers and staff with expertise in the health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.