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Iowa DREAMer Responds to President Obama's Announcement...11/22/14
The President's order to protect five million undocumented immigrants from deportation has been welcomed by some, condemned by others.
High Court Strenghtens Right Of Attorney-Client Privilege
The Iowa Supreme Court agrees the legal rights of a man arrested for drunk driving were violated when the arresting officer failed to fully explain...
Iowa Supreme Court Defines Harassment
The Iowa Supreme Court has clarified what constitutes harassment in the state. The court says a harasser must purposely seek out the victim to commit...
Caring for Holiday Houseplants
Poinsettia are beautiful holiday plants, but if you’re given one as a host or hostess or pick up one in the store, how do you care for it after the...
Women Have Always Farmed; Now They’re Being Counted
When farmer Sondra Pierce had her first child, she decided to forgo daycare. During harvest on her sugar beet farm in rural Boulder County, Colo., she’d...
Profound Quotations can have Profound Impact
The profound words of another can have a profound impact on our lives. JFK inspired a generation with, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask...
Pioneer Girl: The True, Gritty Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder completed the original draft of her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, in the spring of 1930. It was never published, but it led to one...
Hear The Sapwoods Studio One Live Set
On November 18, the Iowa City band The Sapwoods returned to Studio One for a live performance. Their second album, Peaks And Valleys, was released this...
How Could Immigration Reform Impact on Iowa’s Economy?
According to a report released earlier this year by Iowa Policy Project, immigrants make up about 4.5 percent of the state’s economic output.
Wildlife Day: Wild Creatures of Brazil
Jaguars don’t roam the prairies and Hyacinth Macaws don’t perch in our oak trees, but today on Talk of Iowa we learn about the wild creatures of Brazil...
Medicaid Expansion Helps Iowa Hospitals and Patients
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, 110,000 Iowans have enrolled in Medicaid through the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan. The income threshold...
Training to be a 4-H Judge
The school year is well underway and hundreds of 4-H kids are working on projects to take to county fairs later this summer.
Video Games: The New Spectator Sport?
Do you know a teenager who plays video games as if it is his or her job? Well, some of those gamers are going pro - playing games in front of an...
The Modern Harvest: Managing "by the square foot instead of by the...
This year, U.S. farmers are bringing in what is expected to be a record breaking harvest. On this edition of River to River - the modern day harvest.
Highway Construction Update
The early snowfall signals that Iowa’s road construction season is winding down. IPR’s Rick Fredericksen reports one of the year’s biggest projects is...
Preserving the Nests of Bald-Faced Hornets
If you look closely at the trees right now, you can see things previous hidden, like the nests of bald-faced hornets.
Hear Brooks Strause's Studio One Live Set
Currently based out of Iowa City, the prolific singer-songwriter Brooks Strause, stopped by our Cedar Falls studios for a live performance on November...
"Farmer Wave Week" Celebrates a Friendly Highway Gesture
Most driver-to-driver hand gestures are decidedly unwelcome. But riding along a rural road in Iowa, you might encounter a friendly one--the farmer wave.
Iowa Leading in LGBT Equality Once Again
In the third annual Municipality Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign, each of the five Iowa cities measured scored above the national...
Do Pesticides Cause Depression?
Mining 20 years of data, a new study by the National Institutes of Health has found a link between some pesticides and depression.
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