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The Complexities of Aid In Dying, Physician-Assisted...09/29/14
Caring for a loved one who is suffering at the end of life can be an ordeal, and many feel more options are needed.
Loebsack: Use of Force in Syria Requires Congressional Approval
Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack says the most recent military campaign ordered by President Obama in Syria requires congressional approval.
King: Mowrer Campaign Owes Me an Apology
Republican Congressman Steve King says Jim Mowrer, a Democrat and Iraq war veteran who is running against him to represent Iowa’s Fourth District, owes...
Maximum Ames Looks to Take Label, Festival to Next Level
The Maximum Ames Music Festival took place over the weekend. It featured 100 bands from the around the country and Iowa. It’s organized by two...
Braley, Ernst Differ in First U.S. Senate Debate
The two major party candidates for Iowa’s open U.S. senate seat debated last night at Simpson College in Indianola. The debate came a day after the...
Curbside Composting Puts Food Waste to Good Use
Wasting about 40 percent of all the food produced in the U.S. certainly has its drawbacks: It's not feeding people in need, it's expensive and it does...
Not Just Corn and Soybeans--Iowa's Unexpected Crops
Iowa and Georgia have one thing in common: they're known for their signature crop. But one man is blurring those lines.
"Like Cooked Pudding": the Beauty of Iowa Fens
When we think of Iowa landscape, Iowa prairie and Iowa farm field immediately come to mind. But there's an unexpected gem of Iowa land that often gets...
Sprouts and Scholars
The student organization Sprouts and Scholars at Davenport Central High School has planted an organic vegetable garden and is now harvesting their...
State Workers Fight Back
A two-day hearing got underway at the state capitol with job protections for state workers hanging in the balance. State employees are fighting back...
Iowa the "Bright Radical Star"
Iowa gained attention for the Supreme Court decision overturning a ban on same sex marriage. But the ruling was no surprise given the court's history.
Imported Windmills, Matchstick Models, and Hobo Jungles--Iowa's...
Maybe your parents took you to the American Gothic House in Eldon when you were a kid. Or maybe you stopped by the Field of Dreams in Dyersville on a...
Butterfly Stroke Invented in Iowa Pool
Today, there are four recognized strokes in competitive swimming. It wasn't always that way.
A Split Personality Caused by a Mixed Heritage
Midwest-based hybrid seed giant Dupont-Pioneer, which has offices worldwide, employs someone called an Organizational Vibrancy Champion. In other words...
World Class Instrument Builders Locate in Iowa
Iowa’s music scene is known for names like Glenn Miller, Slipknot, and Greg Brown, but we don’t often don’t think of the people who make their careers...
Iowa: First In the Nation for 42 Years
Since 1972, the Iowa caucuses have been the first significant hurdle for presidential hopefuls from both parties.
Electronica's Roots: the First Digital Synthesizer Built on Iowa Campus
If you’re a fan of electronica, you’ve got several Iowans to thank.
Hear Bedroom Shrine's Studio One Set
On Sept. 22, the Davenport-based band Bedroom Shrine performed live in IPR's Cedar Falls studios. Frontman Johnnie Cluney and the band played a great...
Hear J.E. Sunde's Studio One Live Set
J.E. Sunde (of The Daredevil Christopher Wright fame) stopped by IPR's Cedar Falls studios for a solo live set on Sept. 23. Sunde's fine voice and well...
Early Voting Begins in Iowa
Early voting for the 2014 midterm elections begins Thursday in Iowa. A record number of absentee ballots for a midterm election have gone out to Iowa...
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