Pat Blank

All Things Considered Host

Pat Blank has been with Iowa Public Radio for 24 years. She was hired as a reporter and eventually was chosen to host Morning Edition at the Cedar Falls studios in 1986.  She has been host of All Things Considered since 1995. She is a nationally award winning reporter who has also worked in commercial radio and television. Pat has served as a part-time instructor at Wartburg College and at the University of Northern Iowa where she teaches journalism classes.  She is on the Board of Control for UNI’s student run radio station KULT. She is currently serving a second term on the  Iowa Archives of Broadcasting National Advisory Board.

Pat has a bachelor’s degree in radio-television broadcasting from the University of Northern Iowa.

Pat's favorite public radio program is This American Life.

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Soldier reenlistment ceremony
11:00 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Soldier reenlistment ceremony

An Eastern Iowa Army Reserve soldier will be part of a large reemlistment ceremony tomorrow in Washington D.C Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank talks with Specialist Seth Pettit of Cedar Rapids.

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Crop prices increase corn storage...
11:00 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Crop prices increase corn storage in Iowa

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s perspective plantings report released late last month predicts farmers will plant 92 point two million acres of corn nationwide this spring, the second highest in history. Iowa is the largest corn producing state, so that means by the time the crop is ready for harvest, those extra millions of bushels will need a place to be stored. Iowa Public Radio’s Pat Blank reports many producers are opting to keep the grain close to home.

Eagle cam
4:00 am
Tue March 29, 2011

Eagle cam

At some point this week, three American bald eagle eggs in a nest in Northeast Iowa are expected to hatch with an audience of thousands. It’s possible through a so-called eagle cam set up by Bob Anderson, Director of the Raptor Resource project in Decorah. He speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Pat Blank.

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