Centerville

Classical
4:09 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Simon Estes Live on IPR Classical, Weds. 2PM

Simon Estes

Join us to hear one of the great musicians of our time, Simon Estes, in song and conversation about his extraordinary work as a musician, humanitarian, and educator. Born in Centerville, IA, where his father mined coal, Estes was the first black male artist ever to appear at the Bayreuth Festival (he is one of the rare singers  to triumph in all of Wagner's major operas) and has sung lead roles with most of the world's great opera houses and orchestras. He has sung at the White House for six American Presidents, and in international events for such figures as Nelson Mandela.

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Iowa History
3:30 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Centerville: A Mid American Saga

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Once a prominent stop on the Underground Railroad and later the seat of the Ku Klux Klan in Iowa, Centerville is a small town with a rich history. Today on Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with historian Enfys McMurry, author of Centerville: A Mid American Saga. They explore the ups and downs of this remarkable town.

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