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Politics Day: International Developments07/09/14
The Obama administration is asking for #3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to address the flood of unaccompanied children coming illegally...
Money, Canoes or Oral Hygiene: Finding the Key to Happiness
According to research by the Gallup organization, North Dakotans are happier than Iowans. Or rather, they have a higher state of well-being.
25 Years Later: Memories from Flight 232
Chief Flight Attendant Jan Brown remembers the approximately forty minutes between engine failure and crash-landing with crystal clarity.
Iowa's Rising Waters
Iowa’s rivers and reservoirs have not reached flood stages of 1993 or 2008, but many communities are still dealing with significant flooding.
Palmer Amaranth Begins March Through Iowa
A fast spreading, crop destroying weed may be coming to the farms near you. Palmer amaranth, which has plagued southern farms for decades, has been...
Garbage Meets Its Potential: Thousands of Plastic Bags Become a Park...
Reduce, reuse, recycle. That’s been the mantra among the environmentally conscious for the last 25 years. This hour – an in-depth exploration of...
Recycling 101: Are you doing it right?
Recycling can be a tricky process - whether you leave materials curbside or deposit them at a drop-site, it's often hard to know exactly what can or can...
Nine Counties See Shipments of Bakken Crude
Officials with the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management agency released to the general public the routes rail lines take to haul crude oil...
"Backstage" at The Can Shed
Most people have probably taken a bag of aluminum cans to a redemption center to collect the nickel deposit. You walk in, get them counted and collect...
Hear Mark's Studio One Best Coast Interview
I had the pleasure of interviewing Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of Best Coast when they stopped by the Iowa Public Radio Meet 'N Greet tent, prior...
Landfilling a Long Term Commitment; What's the Alternative?
What do you throw away? Do you think about it? Do you care?
Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Joe & Vicki Price
In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Joe and Vicki Price. Listen to and download the...
Decades of Advocacy for Women: Leaders at RVAP and Planned Parenthood...
Great strides have been made in understanding and combating domestic and sexual violence, but much more needs to be done. In the first half of River to...
Gentlemen Bootleggers, the True Story of Templeton Rye
During prohibition, there were people all over the United States making and selling spirits, but the people in Templeton, Iowa who were making fine...
More Than Red and Blue, Political Typology Shades of Gray
We often like to think of states in terms of red and blue, and people in terms of Democrats, Republicans and Independents. But, the Pew Research Center...
Treasured Ink: Is Cursive a Thing of the Past?
Between typing and texting we are a lot less likely to put pen to paper. What's lost when we don't?
Chef Camp Teaches Basics of Food Production
With farm to table restaurants springing up left and right, cooks are having to go beyond the grocery store. That’s why about a dozen chefs from...
FFA Chapter "Beefs Up" Its Investments
Students at Crestwood High School FFA are making a 20 thousand dollar investment in a soon to be opened beef processing facility near Lime Springs in...
The Washington Redskins: “I think it’s very derogatory; native people...
The U.S. Patent Office says the Washington Redskins' federal trademarks must be canceled. Today on River to River we ask - what’s in a name?
Iowans Weigh in on Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision
Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby can be seen as "narrow" or "broad" - depending on how it's looked at. Today on River to...
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