Talk of Iowa
Farm Internships: Lots of Laughter, Lots of Weeding03/30/15
One of the best ways to learn anything is through experience. Farming is no exception. Over the course of the last year, Iowan Ash Bruxvoort has been...
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...
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....
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...
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...
Seeing Dead Spots in Your Lawn? Cool Your Heels
Now that the snow is gone, it’s easy to see where the dead spots are in your lawn. If that’s making you eager to seed your yard, Iowa State University...
Deep Energy Retrofitting Can Save Money
If you’re looking for ways to use less energy in your home, getting your house deep energy retrofitted may an option. Home improvement expert Bill...
Encore: Raising Girls
From characters like Cinderella to pop singers like Miley Cyrus, girls grow up in an environment rich in images of femininity. During the second episode...
Encore: Raising Boys
Join host Charity Nebbe for the first of a two-part series about how children grow up.
How to Extend Your Growing Season
Though the weather's warmed up in Iowa, colder dips are still to come. So how do you extend your growing season?
Guitarists Bring Ukraine to Iowa
The annual Russian Guitar Festival in Iowa City will focus on Ukrainian music this year in light of the recent turmoil in the country.
Author Founds Journal Focused on Midwestern History
Author and historian Jon Lauck is on a mission to revive an interest in the history of the country’s heartland.
Dubuque's Forgotten Cemetery: 939 Graves Discovered
In July of 2007 construction was beginning for a new housing development in Dubuque. That's when someone found human remains.
Eagle's Death Highlights the Danger of Power Lines to Migratory Birds
One of the famous Decorah eagles, a juvenile known as Four, died as a result of electrocution last week.
Odd Woman and the City: Vivian Gornick's Reflections on Her Life in New...
In her latest book, Vivian Gornick explores New York City through the lens of her friendship with 'Len.'
Pruning for Spring
The snow is starting to melt and that means it's time to prune back trees before spring weather arrives.
Born Between 1945-1965? Get Tested for Hepatitis C
When Jim McGough was diagnosed with hepatitis C, his wife Sheryl was dumbfounded.
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