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Iowa may not have a lot of people, but our state has been home to a number of remarkable individuals. You’ve no doubt heard the phrase, “the best thing since sliced bread.” But, did you know that Iowan Otto Rohwedder invented the first commercial bread slicer? That’s just one of the people you’ll meet as Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa and River to River celebrate “Iowa Week,” with shows focusing on influential Iowans. Some names will be familiar, like Aldo Leopold and John Atanasoff. Some may be harder to recall, but are no less impactful. For example, Iowans have fought on the battlefield, and in the U.S. Supreme Court to protect our freedoms. Iowans have been involved in experiments that have shaped the way we view race, and medical ethics. Iowans like Meredith Wilson and Ray Kinsella have entertained and inspired generations. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating “Iowa Week” on Talk of Iowa (10:00 a.m.) and River to River (12:00 p.m.) on Iowa Public Radio.