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What’s Happening in Ferguson Could Happen Anywhere08/21/14
State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad of Iowa’s 35th House District, says Iowans should learn from what's happening in Ferguson.
The Price of Sand: Documentary Investigates Communities Divided
When a silica sand mining company bought 160 acres near his mother’s home in Eastern Minnesota, Jim Tittle had lots of questions.
Wicker Kittens: A Look Into the World of Competitive Jigsaw Puzzling
Former Iowa State lawmaker John Wittneben has more than 4,000 assembled puzzles in his home, and he’s not the only one.
"A Fleet of Riding Lawnmowers": Drivers Ed, Past and Present
Wallace Winkie taught generations of Belle Plaine teenagers how to drive. Now, his wife, Bev Winkie, has collected their stories in the book "Park It!"...
AG Eric Holder Goes to Ferguson
Ongoing violence in Ferguson, Missouri is being viewed through a different lens overseas. Much of the coverage reflects pre-existing views of the U.S.
Hear Paste's "Iowa Bands You Should Listen To Now" on IPR Studio One!
Listeners of Iowa Public Radio's Studio One know that Iowa has a thriving music scene, and that bringing the music of these talented artists to a larger...
Cancer Survivors Heal Through Art
When Pamela Crouch, a writer, underwent cancer treatments, she developed aphasia--the inability to remember the names of things. So she decided to...
Murphy: Look to Renewables, Not Frac Sand Mining
Pat Murphy says he’s opposed to opening up counties in Northeast Iowa to silica sand mining.
Residency Opportunities Lacking for Young Doctors
Medical schools are accepting more applicants into their programs, but training programs for doctors after medical school aren't keeping up.
Ban on Telemed Abortions Upheld
A Polk County judge today ruled in favor of the Iowa Board of Medicine on so-called telemed abortions, which involve administering medical abortions...
Suicide "Post-vention" Done Right
Robin Williams's death has dominated news coverage in the past week. But how much of that coverage has been helpful and how much as been harmful?
UNI Seeks to Recover Funds in Investment Fraud
The University of Northern Iowa is going to bankruptcy court to try to get money back from the now defunct Cedar Falls-based investment fund Peregrine...
Branstad and Hatch Spar over Tax Credits
Iowa’s major party candidates for governor traded barbs over Democrat Jack Hatch’s career as a property developer in Des Moines.
Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Danika Holmes
In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Danika Holmes Download the podcast to find out more...
Most vegetable seeds today are bred by seed companies to be hearty and easier to grow. They’re created by cross-breeding different varieties and...
IPR’s Rick Fredericksen Remembers a Day with Robin Williams
Robin Williams' death earlier this week sparked many stories of how he touched the lives of his fans and the people he met.
The Iowa State Fair: Soap Boxes, Social Media, and News Coverage
Today on a "news buzz" edition of River to River - news from the 2014 Iowa State Fair.
Shabby Looking Lawn?
How does your lawn look? If the answer is, “not so good,” now is the time to do something about it.
Gubernatorial Candidates Debate at the Fair
Iowa’s two major party candidates for governor staked out sharply different priorities in a debate Thursday at the Iowa State Fair. Democrat Jack Hatch...
The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of...
An inky black sky full of stars is one of the most breathtaking views on Earth, but for most Americans the stars have dimmed because of artificial light.
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