Talk of Iowa
Stop and Smell the Orchids01/23/15
Just because its January, doesn't mean there aren't flowers in bloom.
The Ten Commandments' Prevalence Today
While many see the Ten Commandments as a simple and powerful set of laws to live by; they are also a lightning rod for controversy in this country.
Exploring Mississippi River Towns
When a raindrop falls into the headwaters of the Mississippi River, it spends the next 90 days making its way to the Gulf of Mexico.
Facts and Fictions of Home Improvement Shows
A radical home makeover makes for great tv, but the projects on home improvement shows aren’t always what they seem.
Friendship Through World Travel: "All it takes is one person to open...
Janna Graber never considered international travel until she met Iowa native, Melanie Zepeda.
What First Marathons and Extramarital Affairs Have in Common
Shortly before Denny Henrich turned 50, he ran his first marathon.
Combat Winter Blues with Outdoor Fun
Winter is the time we're most tempted to bundle up and stay inside. But sunlight and exercise can be our best natural allies for the winter blues.
Comedian Nathan Timmel on Becoming a Parent
During the first year of his daughter's life, standup comedian Nathan Timmel missed a lot.
Robust or Prudent? Branstad Lays Out His Agenda
Governor Branstad outlined his priorities for this year’s legislative session in a thirty minute Condition of the State speech Tuesday.
Letters Home to Hero Street
The U.S. Military lost more than 400,000 troops fighting in World War II. Frank Sandoval was one of them.
How to Communicate with Your Sick Loved One
When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness, finding the right thing to say can feel paralyzing.
Triumph Over Destiny
Today, a conversation with an Oelwein author who tells us about her family's fight for survival in Nazi-run Austria during World War II.
Monarch Butterfly Could Make Endangered Species List
Monarch butterfly numbers have declined dramatically. Now it looks like they may be put on the Endangered Species List.
Bringing Centuries-Old Recipes to Modern Kitchens
Set up the lead, stew in yr sugar and flower, and add two spoonfuls of sack.
Eat, Drink and Remarry: Memoirs of a 90 Year Old Hippie
Lillian Daar has stood in picket lines, hugged President Barack Obama and rubbed elbows with stars who were smeared by Hollywood’s Black List in the...
Iowa's Wildlife Comeback Stories
Not too long ago, the call of the Trumpeter Swan was unheard in Iowa; the last nesting pair was seen in 1883. But with concentrated effort from...
Overcoming Performance Anxiety
Do you get nervous on stage? How do you deal with the butterflies?
Encore: Rural Iowa Women of the 1920s
Before the Great Depression there was the farm recession, and times were tough for farm families in Iowa.
Encore: Old Man River
Ever since the first person set eyes on the Mississippi River, the power of the river has helped to build and destroy settlements and cities.
Feeding the Homeless on the Holidays
For those who are apprehensive about preparing holiday meals for family guests, consider Sister Ludmilla Benda, a nearly ninety-year old woman who does...
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