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News Buzz: Stories from Iowa, Cuba, and West Africa12/20/14
This week, Havana erupted in celebration with the announcement of a new era of relations between Cuba and the United States. On this news buzz edition...
Greenhouse Poinsettias Created with a Virus
The poinsettia, traditionally given as a gift around the holidays, is native to Northern Guatemala and Northern Mexico.
A Playhouse for People with Down Syndrome
A newly redesigned building sits on a heavily traveled stretch of road in Windsor Heights, a Des Moines suburb. GiGi's Playhouse is a lively spot where...
Sisters Pleased with Vatican Report
In 2012, the Vatican accused Catholic nuns in the US of straying from church doctrine, but in a report released this week, the church now says it...
When it Comes to Persuasion, Little Things Make a Big Difference
You can significantly increase your ability to influence others by making very small shifts.
Deer Hunting in Iowa
It’s deer hunting season. On this edition of River to River, hunting concerns in Iowa, including the problem of poaching.
At this Abbey, "The Lord is My Cowboy"
Many beer aficionados are familiar with the rare breweries run by Trappist monks. The beer is highly sought after, but it’s not the only food or drink...
Politics Day: Congressmen Legacies and the Invisible Primary
The invisible primary has ramped up with Jeb Bush's declaration that he is "exploring" a presidential run.
Dependable Bands, Innovators and Pleasant Surprises: Studio One Hosts'...
Several dependable bands, some innovators and a few pleasant surprises made the list of IPR's Studio One hosts' favorite music of 2014.
What's Behind the "Non-GMO" Label?
Demand for products that don’t contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is exploding.
Controversial Rolling Stone Article May Discourage Reports of Sexual...
The controversy over the retracted Rolling Stone story about an alleged gang rape of a student identified only as "Jackie" at a fraternity house on the...
Resolve to be a Better Homeowner
Home improvement expert Bill McAnally has some suggestions to help you be a better homeowner in 2015.
Practices Detailed in Torture Report "not evidence-based"
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture contains some very grisly findings, detailing CIA interrogation techniques, like mock execution...
Ash Borer Hits Woodlands
The Emerald Ash Borer now has a foothold in Iowa’s woodlands. Officials have confirmed the destructive beetle is present in ash trees across five new...
The Candymakers' Recipe for Sweet Groovy Music
In this episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend," host Ben Kieffer will chat with The Candymakers. Listen to the podcast to find out more about The...
Slingshot: Made in Iowa
You probably haven’t seen one yet, but the newest motor vehicle made exclusively in Iowa is set to go global next year. The story from Iowa Public Radio...
Pets as Gifts: Wonderful Option or Bad Idea?
Local animal shelters and rescues are filled with unwanted pets, and for a long time vets and shelters discouraged people form giving animals as gifts.
UI Student Claims 'Excessive Force' in Police Incident
The refrain can be heard more than 20 times. "My hands are behind my head."
Iowa Toymakers Busy This Time of Year
We all had toys that we loved as children, do you remember your favorite?
Harkin Bids Farewell to the Senate
Retiring Sen. Tom Harkin delivered his Farewell speech on the Senate floor today. He is retiring after 40 years in Congress.
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