books http://iowapublicradio.org en Money, Canoes or Oral Hygiene: Finding the Key to Happiness http://iowapublicradio.org/post/money-canoes-or-oral-hygiene-finding-key-happiness <p>According to research by the Gallup organization, North Dakotans are happier than Iowans. Or rather, they have a higher state of well-being.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:48:17 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 43459 at http://iowapublicradio.org Money, Canoes or Oral Hygiene: Finding the Key to Happiness 25 Years Later: Memories from Flight 232 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/25-years-later-memories-flight-232 <p>Chief Flight Attendant Jan Brown remembers the approximately forty minutes between engine failure and crash-landing with crystal clarity.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:11:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer 43427 at http://iowapublicradio.org 25 Years Later: Memories from Flight 232 2014 Summer Book List http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2014-summer-book-list <p>Summer brings with it many pleasures, and if you’re lucky one of those is the time to dig into a great book. &nbsp;During this hour on Talk of Iowa, Jan Weismiller and Paul Ingram of <a href="http://www.prairielights.com/" target="_blank">Prairie Lights Book Store</a> in Iowa City and <a href="http://thenextchapterbooks.wordpress.com/about/" target="_blank">Annie Leonard of The Next Chapter in Knoxville</a> join host Charity Nebbe.&nbsp;</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">FICTION:</strong></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 02:34:02 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 41383 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2014 Summer Book List "Lebanese Blonde" by Joseph Geha http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lebanese-blonde-joseph-geha-0 <p>The novel <a href="http://www.press.umich.edu/4844216/lebanese_blonde"><em>Lebanese Blonde</em></a> transports readers to Little Syria, a neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio that is populated by immigrants and first generation Arab Americans. In his first novel, short story writer Joseph Geha shows us our world as it is seen through the eyes of people who came here looking for new opportunities for a new life.</p><blockquote><p><em>The original broadcast of this interview aired on February 4, 2013</em></p></blockquote><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:41:51 +0000 Charity Nebbe 35391 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Lebanese Blonde" by Joseph Geha 2013 Holiday Kids' Book List http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-holiday-kids-book-list <p>George Bernard Shaw said, “Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.”&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with Annie Leonard of The Next Chapter in Knoxville, Sue Davis of River Lights Bookstore in Dubuque and Jerri Heid of the Ames Public Library about the year's best books to be enjoyed by the young and the young at heart.&nbsp; You can find the full list below.</p><p><strong>Picture </strong><strong>Books</strong></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:34:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 32689 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 Holiday Kids' Book List 2013 Book Gift List http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-book-gift-list <p>Garrison Keillor once said, “A book is a gift you can open again and again.”&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with Jan Weismiller and Paul Ingram of Prairie Lights bookstore in Iowa City, and Mollie Loughlin of The Book Vine in Cherokee about the best books to give as gifts this year.&nbsp; We've compiled the list below, along with what our reviewers had to say about each book.</p><p><strong>Paul Ingram</strong> - Fiction</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:00:36 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Katherine Perkins 32632 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 Book Gift List Literacy Autobiography http://iowapublicradio.org/post/literacy-autobiography <p>Madeline L’Engle once said, “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” &nbsp;Join host Charity Nebbe&nbsp;on Talk of Iowa to hear about the power of books for young readers and to hear about the books that helped to shape you in your youth. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 19:31:33 +0000 Charity Nebbe 28134 at http://iowapublicradio.org Literacy Autobiography The Curve Of The World http://iowapublicradio.org/post/curve-world <p>Iowa Citian Andy Douglas has published his memoir, <em>The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga</em>. When he was in his 20s, Douglas turned aside from his minister father’s Christian beliefs and took up a life of yoga and meditation, eventually going on to becoming an Ananda Marga monk, leading the organization’s Seoul office. We hear about his life as a monk and his eventual return to the United States to fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:26:49 +0000 Dennis Reese 24480 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Curve Of The World Summer Reading http://iowapublicradio.org/post/summer-reading <p>Summer brings with it many pleasures, and one of those pleasures is the time to dig into a great book.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe previews books for summer reading lists with Paul Ingram and Jan Weismiller of <a href="http://www.prairielights.com/">Prairie Lights Books</a> in Iowa City and Annie Leonard of <a href="http://thenextchapterbooks.wordpress.com/">The Next Chapter </a>bookstore in Knoxville.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 21:01:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 21238 at http://iowapublicradio.org Summer Reading "Lebanese Blonde" by Joseph Geha http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lebanese-blonde-joseph-geha <p>The new novel <a href="http://www.press.umich.edu/4844216/lebanese_blonde"><em>Lebanese Blonde</em></a> transports readers to Little Syria, a neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio that is populated by immigrants and first generation Arab Americans. In his first novel, short story writer Joseph Geha shows us our world as it is seen through the eyes of people who came here looking for new opportunities for a new life.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:26:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14460 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Lebanese Blonde" by Joseph Geha Wildlife Day: Giving Back to Nature http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-day-giving-back-nature <p>In this season of giving we’re going to spend some time thinking about ways we can give back to nature. Host Charity Nebbe chats with wildlife biologist Jim Pease about how you can give to wildlife and wild places. We also talk about gifts to indulge your love of nature or foster that love in someone else.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:14:42 +0000 Charity Nebbe 11860 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Day: Giving Back to Nature Gift Giving Books for Christmas http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gift-giving-books-christmas <p>Garrison Keillor once said, “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” Host Charity Nebbe talks with Jan Wiessmiller and Paul Ingram of <a href="http://www.prairielights.com/" target="_blank">Prairie Lights Bookstore </a>in Iowa City and Harley McIlrath of <a href="http://www.pioneerbookshop.com/" target="_blank">Pioneer Bookshop</a> in Grinnell. We find out about the best new books for giving and receiving this holiday season.</p><p></p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:07:08 +0000 Charity Nebbe 11273 at http://iowapublicradio.org Gift Giving Books for Christmas Little Free Libraries http://iowapublicradio.org/post/little-free-libraries <p>Little Free Libraries is a movement to bring communities together through donating and sharing books. In response, people across the globe have built little repositories to house the books to share with their neighbors.</p><p>Charity Nebbe talks with the program’s founder Todd Bol and co-founder Rick Brooks about the growth of the program and the effort being made to establish Little Free Libraries throughout Iowa. Then, two Iowans who have already&nbsp;built the little libraries in their own neighborhoods share how the effort has impacted their community.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 17:36:04 +0000 Charity Nebbe 10420 at http://iowapublicradio.org Little Free Libraries Christopher Merrill and Marvin Bell http://iowapublicradio.org/post/christopher-merrill-and-marvin-bell <p>Marvin Bell, a former Iowa Poet Laureate, and Christopher Merrill, author and director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, are both men with many fascinating things to say. Together, the two friends talk with&nbsp;Charity Nebbe about the issues they&nbsp;explored of life, love, and memory through a correspondence in poetry, which they&nbsp;compiled into the book, "Everything At Once."</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:41:56 +0000 Charity Nebbe 9949 at http://iowapublicradio.org Christopher Merrill and Marvin Bell Author Justin Cronin & Halloween Costumes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/author-justin-cronin-halloween-costumes <p><em>New York Times</em> bestselling author and Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate <a href="http://enterthepassage.com/" target="_blank">Justin Cronin</a> takes us into the post-apocalyptic world he’s created in the newly released second book of his highly-acclaimed vampire trilogy. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:24:09 +0000 Ben Kieffer 9863 at http://iowapublicradio.org Author Justin Cronin & Halloween Costumes