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Actress Melissa Gilbert on Life After "Little House on...09/16/14
Reading Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books is a rite of passage for millions of children.
Kristi Ruth Talks About Nearly Losing Her Arm in a Farm Accident
In 2007, Kristi Ruth nearly lost her arm in a farm accident. It’s just once example of the hazards of agricultural work.
Translating Trade Deals in China
Li Zhao Mandelbaum comes from a nation of more than one-point-three-billion people. So the concept of small is relative. “I often introduce myself, I’m...
Binge Drinking: "I black out almost every single time I drink”
Iowa ranks as one of the highest binge drinking states in the country.
The Other Albert Einstein
Science often runs in the family. And while the Albert Einstein we all know studied particle physics, his first son, Hans Albert Einstein, studied rivers.
A Conversation with Jazz Legend Al Jarreau
Jazz legend and vocalist Al Jarreau will headline the Iowa City Soul Festival this weekend with a free performance.
Java Blend Exclusive Hour With Whitney Mann
In this encore episode of IPR Studio One's "Java Blend" from 2012 host, Ben Kieffer will chat with Whitney Mann. Listen to and download the podcast to...
Hillary Clinton Fuels 2016 Speculation at Final Harkin Steak Fry
Former Secretary of State and one-time Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa Sunday for the first time since her 3rd place...
Legions Expected at Harkin Steak Fry
Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa this weekend. She and husband, President Bill Clinton, are the headliners at the 2014 Harkin...
New Compound Could Offer Protection Against Brain Injury
A new class of compounds has been shown to protect against brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
Hort Day: Suddenly It's Fall
And just like that… suddenly it’s Fall (or feels like it). On this Horticulture Day, Denny Schrock, Iowa Master Gardener Coordinator is here along with...
Aging Water Systems May Lead to Next "Water Revolution"
Washington, Ia.'s sewer system was made in the 1870s; and in 2011, repairs cost the city around $20 million.
Red Earth Green Earth
Members of the Meskwaki Nation near Tama have established a community-based farm operation. The Red Earth Gardens spans 40 acres and boasts a wide...
"Courage and Devotion"
For years Bruce Kindig of Davenport did his best to keep the history of the Civil War alive as a re-enactor and a history teacher.
Do you Pecha Kucha?
We're seeing a rebirth of the lecture. TED talks go viral on YouTube regularly. Now Pecha Kucha is popping up all over Iowa.
The Constitutional Right to Confront
Tonight, the Iowa Supreme Court will consider the question, “Do witnesses in criminal trials need to testify in person? Or is remote, two-way video...
"I think we will be fighting ISIS a year from now"
In a prime time address on Wednesday, President Obama will announce how the U.S. plans to confront the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Democrats Challenge Layoff Rules
Democrats in the Iowa Senate failed to stop a new rule at the Iowa Department of Administrative Services that they say will chip away at Iowa’s merit...
Joan Becker: It Took A Prison Sentence To Get Mark the Help He Needed
Five years ago, Mark Becker shot Aplington-Parkersburg head coach Ed Thomas. His mother, Joan, is now an advocate for mental health in Iowa.
Families Want Easier Cannabis Rules
Parents of children with severe epilepsy urged state officials to make it as easy as possible to obtain cannabis oil, as approved by state lawmakers...
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