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Regretted Wars: Veterans of Vietnam and Iraq Compare...07/29/14
A recent poll shows that a majority of Americans (71%) now say the war in Iraq “wasn’t worth it.” That’s similar to sentiments from the Vietnam era...
Research Libraries Not Just for Research Anymore
The mission of Iowa's university libraries hasn't changed, but how they fulfill that mission has.
Forensics for the Farm Keep Food Safe
TV shows like “CSI” have made forensics a hot topic, spawning books and even science programs for kids. The same technology used at crime scenes to...
Carrot or Stick? The Government's Role in Environmental Policy
The Clean Air Act was most recently amended in 1990, with overwhelming bipartisan support. Is that kind of sweeping environmental policy possible today?
The True Cost of Energy
"Cheap energy isn't cheap."
You’ve never heard her name, but many Iowans admire her work; thousands have even sat on it. Mattie McClure cuts the grass around the State Capitol and...
News Buzz: Iowa State Fair News and Iowa Rankings in a National...
Last year at the Iowa State Fair, Jason Powell of Des Moines said his free speech rights were violated after security guards ordered him to stop...
'Food Dome' Will Provide Vegetables Year-Round for Shelter Kitchen
A giant ‘food dome’ is almost complete next to Central Iowa Shelter and Services in Des Moines. As Iowa public Radio’s Durrie Bouscaren reports, the...
Depression During College Years
Accommodations are available for college students struggling with depression, but university counseling centers are struggling to keep up with the...
Politicians Weigh In On Immigrant Children
More than 52,000 have crossed the southern border since October and US politicians are having trouble finding solutions and the right rhetoric.
History Of The Iowa State Patrol
In 1935 fifty men were sworn in as the first officers of the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol.
A Tourist Town Takes on RAGBRAI
The Okoboji area is known for its tourism industry. The most recent data from the Dickinson County Chamber of Commerce says 255 million dollars are...
Movies on a Deadline
On your mark, get set, lights, camera, action. The Des Moines 48 Hour Film Project is celebrating its tenth year this weekend. At 6 PM this Friday, over...
The Teenage Brain
The drama of mood swings, impulsiveness and bizarre behaviors during adolescencecan take a toll on both teens and their parents.
No Net, No Rigs, Just Fabric--Aerial Arts Come to Iowa
Daring trapeze artists have been wowing audiences for 150 years, but today's aerial artists are taking things to a whole new level and a lot more people...
Invisible Air: Regulating Iowa's Air Quality
The EPA sets regulations for 6 sources of air pollution, but there are hundreds of pollutants known to the EPA that go unregulated.
Fresh Yogurt, Really Fresh
Country View Dairy in Northeast Iowa's Fayette County is the state's only on farm yogurt shop. Dave and Carolee Rapson have been milking about 150...
Where is the Watershed?
Water quality has been a problem in Iowa since the late 1800s. To improve it, where do we start?
Water Quality Hasn't Improved in Iowa Since the 1980s
Iowa’s water quality hadn’t nudged much since the 1980s. That’s according to Iowa Geological Survey research scientist Keith Schilling.
News Buzz: Human Trafficking, Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba
According to data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, there has been a steady increase in calls reporting human trafficking in Iowa.
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