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Two Iowan Sisters Leave Liberia After Ebola Threat08/29/14
Both Kayla and Libby Casavant were working in Liberia when the worst known outbreak of Ebola hit West Africa.
Grape Production Takes a Hit
Iowa's grape harvest is underway in many parts of the state and the news from the field is not good. State Viticulturist Mike White says a cold and wet...
What Should Parents Know About Concussions?
Football season is officially underway this weekend, and this season, there’s extra emphasis on the effects of concussions.
UI Professor Kembrew McLeod Responds to Criticism of Pink Locker Room...
University of Iowa Professor Kembrew McLeod is organizing what he calls a "Million Robot March Against Pink Locker Rooms" in protest of the university's...
Fall Color Accents For Your Yard and Garden
Over the next few weeks the green in our fields will turn to gold and the leaves on the trees will begin to change.
Native of India Leads High Tech Push
A few dozen of Central Iowa’s high-tech brain trust are pouring beers and munching tacos on the fifth floor of a downtown Des Moines office building....
Des Moines' School District Tries New Approach with Grading
The school year has begun once again, and students heading back to Iowa’s largest school district may notice a difference in the way they are graded.
Iowa Police Departments' Use of Military Gear
Recent clashes between police and civilians in Ferguson, Missouri have led local community members to consider the military-style equipment given to...
From Chimpanzees in Senegal to Des Moines' Bonobos
Iowa State University primatologist Jill Pruetz introduced the world to the spear-wielding Savannah chimpanzees of Senegal. She's just returned to Iowa...
Wahlert Testifies Under Oath
The head of Iowa Workforce Development Teresa Wahlert took questions for nearly two hours from the Iowa Senate Oversight Committee. One senator calls...
Politics Day: Developments in the Middle East and the 2014 Senate Race
A new Washington Post forecast gives the GOP a 63 percent chance of taking the Senate in November.
"Dear Committee Members," Do You Really Need a Letter of Recommendation?
We’ve all been asked for letters of recommendation. At the end of the day, what’s the point?
USDA Predicts Drop in Farm Income
Farmers’ can anticipate a sharp drop in income this year, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In fact, the USDA predicts...
Everything Agriculture on Display at Farm Progress Show
A burst of colorful farm machinery is surrounded by demonstration fields at the Central Iowa Expo in Boone this week. The Farm Progress Show is...
Judges Claim Political Interference
The Iowa Senate Oversight Committee questioned current and former judges who rule on unemployment benefits for laid-off state workers. Senators are...
Combating Climate Change Through Soil Science
Iowa is nestled in the center of America’s breadbasket; one of our most precious resources is beneath our feet. But it’s a resource in jeopardy.
Preventing Sexual Violence Through Mentorship
One in five women are sexually assaulted during college. In the fight to combat that trend, peer-to-peer mentorship can make a difference.
News Buzz: Telehealth, Triathletes, and Beer Caves
On this News Buzz edition of River to River, guest host Ben Stanton talks with Joyce Russell about the odd legal path of the telemed abortion case and...
Barbecuing an “Art,” with Lots of Rules…
For Phil Cummings, Iowa Farm Bureau Cook Off State Fair Barbeque Grand Champion, barbecuing is a family affair.
Environmentalist Heads Agriculture Water Initiative
The head of a major environmental organization will lead a new initiative to get farmers to comply with water quality standards. But other...
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