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Iowa Hosts NCAA Swimming for the First Time Since '2703/27/15
Last night, swimming history was made in Iowa City. David Nolan of Texas swam the fastest 200-yard individual medley in history. It took him only one...
Marijuana Legalization May Contribute to Abuse
Marijuana is often branded as harmless by its proponents, but according to the 2012 Iowa Drug Report, 26% of Iowans seeking drug treatment site the...
Monarchs Need Weeds
Monarch butterflies, like a quarter of butterfly species in Iowa, are dwindling in numbers. In January, there was talk of placing the monarch on the...
HEAR: Red Cedar's Live "Brinton Project" IPR Set
A century ago, a couple named the Brintons from Washington, Iowa, assembled one of the world's great collections of silent films. Now, a historian in...
The Silent Epidemic Affecting More than 95,000 Iowans
March is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) awareness month. TBI has been called a silent epidemic. In many cases, resulting injuries are not visible to...
Why Do We Call it “Spring?”
The names of two of the four seasons we have in Iowa come from Germanic languages; such is not the case with “spring.” That's according to Patricia O...
My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure
Claudia McGehee uses scratchboard illustrations to bring her readers into nature. "A picture of a heron is going to tell [children] one thing, but I can...
How Selma Made America a 'True Democracy'
50 years ago this week, Martin Luther King led a march from Selma to Montgomery to advocate for voting rights for disenfranchised African Americans....
Cruz's Run Kicks Off
Ted Cruz officially announced his presidential bid Monday. "Over and over again when we faced impossible odds, the American people rose to the...
Children's Music Rocks Iowa
Katie Roche is no stranger to the stage. She's in both the all-female folk band The Awful Purdies and the swing band The Dandelion Stompers. But one of...
From the Story of Shoeless Joe to First Nations Narratives: The...
Over his writing career spanning more than 30 years, W.P. Kinsella has become one of the finest storytellers in baseball’s history. He is also an...
Focus on the Positive: Finding Talent in People Usually Overlooked
"We gain so much more when we focus on people’s positives," says lawyer, speaker, and freelance disability consultant, Matan Koch. Koch will speak at...
Should One Agency Manage All Food Safety?
More than a dozen federal agencies form a patchwork system that aims to keep food from making Americans sick. But critics say the old system has worn...
Legislators Up All Night Debating Arbitration
The Iowa Senate is unlikely to take up the issue of collective bargaining, so why did the House debate it until 10 PM last Tuesday? State Rep. Sharon...
The Next Generation of von Trapps
Fifty years ago The Sound of Music hit the big screen, and people all over the world fell in love with the von Trapp family. On this Talk of Iowa...
Local Americana Group Red Rock Hill Soars with Rich Sound
What do you hear when you think Americana?
Education Funding Disagreement Could Make for a Long 2015 Session
Lawmakers in the Iowa Republican House last week passed legislation that would weaken bargaining rights for teachers unions. It’s unlikely to even be...
Sunshine Week Illuminates the Cost of Public Records
When The Gazette filed an open records request with the Cedar Rapids Community School District, the district quoted the cost of the information at $260...
Craft Beer "Growlers" Could Be Sold at Local Convenience Stores
As Iowans consume more local craft beer, there's demand for more convenient access. So, what if 64-ounce glass to-go containers, known as growlers, were...
Court to Decide Whether Iowa Constitution Protects Telemed Abortion
Does the Iowa Constitution protect the right to a so-called telemed abortion? That’s a question currently before the Iowa Supreme Court. On this edition...
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