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Deere Downturn: Is Ethanol to Blame?01/31/15
Agricultural equipment manufacturing companies across the Midwest are downsizing their work force. After nearly one thousand layoffs last October,...
Kaeding: 'No More' Superbowl Ads Not a Gimmick
Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, former NFL place kicker Nate Kaeding talks with Ben Kieffer about how the league is handling the problem of domestic violence.
Decorah Eagles Battling to Keep Their Home
While the Seahawks are fighting one showdown this weekend, many across the world have their eyes on a different bird battle: Horned Owls vs. Bald Eagles.
How Have Cell Phones Changed Our Behavior?
Cell phones have undeniably changed the way we communicate with one another.
A Cure for Diabetes in the Works at UI
Research conducted at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City VA Health Care System could one day cure diabetes.
Charles Darwin has a birthday next month, and science lovers all over the world will take time to celebrate the man who unraveled so many of the...
Under Siege and Overtaken--an Iowan Remembers the Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge ended 70 years ago this month. Iowan George Dane was caught in the middle of it.
Gas Tax Dreams
A coalition of cities, counties, and economic development officials lobby lawmakers for better roads.
The Iowa Freedom Summit "is almost as big as Iowa Caucus night"
The Koch brothers announced this week that they intend to spend $889 million in the 2016 presidential race, double the amount spent by the Republican...
Word Maven on Cussing Politely
Euphemisms can be used for many purposes, but perhaps none more useful than substituting for swear words.
Iowa's Dangerously High Radon Risk
It's colorless, odorless, and more prevalent in Iowa than any other state. Radon gas is causing 400 deaths in Iowa every year.
Private and Community Colleges Prepare as Competition Heats Up
The new emphasis on funding Iowa’s three state universities according to the number of students who are state residents is dramatically increasing...
A Personalist Regime: Putin's Hold on Russia
This weekend, pro-Moscow rebels - backed by what NATO says is the open participation of Russian troops - restarted the war in Eastern Ukraine.
Lucid Dreaming, Plain and Simple
In his new book, author Robert Waggoner argues that lucid dreaming is not only useful, but also simple to learn.
Des Moines' The River Monks Explode onto National Scene
In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with The River Monks. The River Monks have been called 'wistfully...
The 2015 Wapsipinicon Almanac
The 2015 Wapsipinicon Almanac is now available. Publisher Tim Fay of Anamosa says that even after 21 issues, there has been no shortage of material to...
Education Funding Dominates At the Statehouse
Debates over how much of a raise to give to the state's schools usually dominates early discussions at the capitol. Statehouse Correspondent Joyce...
New Language, New Culture, No Problem
Clemen Wilcox counts how long she’s lived in the Midwest by the number of winters, not years. This is her 13th.
How Facebook Hurts Grades
The connections seems simple: the more time you're on Facebook, the more your grades suffer.
Bread Bags--Iowa's New Cultural Icon?
In her State of the Union response, freshman Senator Joni Ernst repeated an anecdote from her victory speech evoking her "down-home" upbringing.
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