Talk of Iowa
Iowa's Century Farms02/27/15
One family, farming the same land generation after generation - this is a dream many farmers share, but not an easy one to realize.
Asking Major World Leaders to Sign Along the Laces
What was Margaret Thatcher's response to being asked to sign a baseball?
How to Put Up a New Shed This Spring
There are many different ways to approach putting up a new shed, from buying one prefab to building your own.
School Start Date Debate Affects Summer Camps
Summer Program Director at the Des Moines YMCA Camp Alex Kretzinger says its difficult to develop schedules for summer camp not knowing when school will...
Life on the Line: Between Abled and Disabled
Veronica Hamly has lived her entire life between categories.
Lisa Uhl Aims for Rio in 2016
Fort Dodge native and professional runner Lisa Uhl is hoping to make her mark in the marathon in the next Olympic games.
How to Get a Jump on Your Gardening Season - Even in the Winter
Temperatures outside have been frigid, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy gardening and prepare for the spring.
Engineering A Better Birth Control
When the birth control pill was introduced in 1960, it gave women the power to prevent pregnancy. With that option came freedom.
Dan Gable on his sister’s murder and his Olympic wrestling career
Many in Iowa know Dan Gable’s name as a part of wrestling legend. How much do we know about the man himself?
Even if Love is Colorblind, Kids Aren’t
In Iowa, there are around 6,000 kids in the foster care system. While many of those are children of color, foster parents are mostly white. How much...
The Science of Love
This Valentine's Day weekend, along with chocolate and flowers, you can add one more tool to your arsenal: science.
Alton Brown Takes His Show on the Road
Alton Brown won’t disclose the restaurants he’s going to sample in Iowa next week, but he says they have been chosen.
How Much Do You Know About Where Your Food Comes From?
How much do you really know about where you food comes from? Could you grow enough food to sustain yourself and your family in a garden?
Wiggling in the Classroom--Movement's Role in Learning
For years the common wisdom was that kids need to sit still and listen in order to concentrate. New research suggests that's not the case.
Iowa State's Home Management Houses
For the first year of his life, John Reichard lived in a house where university students cared for him. They called him "Baby Ned."
Cedar Rapids Dog Finds Owner at Hospital
A persistent pooch named Sissy snuck out of her Cedar Rapids home on Friday morning, in a quest to find her owner.
Where Do Valentine's Day Flowers Come From?
Most flowers travel thousands of miles each year before being sold for Valentine’s Day.
ISU Professor: Men and Women Not So Different After All
The book “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus” popularized the idea that men and women are as different as night and day. But Iowa State University...
Wildlife Day: Creating Habitat to Increase Biodiversity
The groundhog predicted six weeks of winter, and that means six more weeks to plan for spring.
Mark Bittman on the Importance of Cooking
Cooking can be intimidating, especially in an era of triumphant food photos on Instagram, Pinterest, and blogs.
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