Talk of Iowa
Movies on a Deadline07/22/14
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...
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...
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.
Having a Field Day/Gardens and Trees
The "Hort Gang" from Iowa State is back today. One of the gang, Cindy Haynes, Assoc. Prof. of Horticulture at Iowa State University, fills us in on ISU...
Living with Parkinson's Disease: "It helps define who I am, but it's...
Andrew Duarte was only 31 years old when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. One of the biggest questions he had was, “What can I expect?”
From the Rocket to the Clownface: Mini Golf in June Melby's "Family and...
What did your childhood summer consist of? Swimming pools, games of frisbee, putt-putt golf? For June Melby, a Decorah resident, it was the latter--and...
Home Improvement Day
Water, water everywhere. There’s lots to fix and lots to improve in our homes during this wet Iowa summer.
Choosing Deconstruction Over Demolition
When Siobhan Spain and her family deconstructed an old barn on their family farm a few years ago, she re-used the barn wood instead of sending it to the...
Rural Land: Spacious but in High Demand
In rural Iowa, it feels like there’s plenty of room, but the land that makes up that seemingly endless wide open space is very much in demand.
Storing and Preserving your Harvest
Farmers' markets are hopping, CSA boxes are full to bursting, and gardens all over the state are starting to produce, but sometimes a bumper crop can be...
First Ladies and the Politics of Fashion
The first lady is a wife, a diplomat and often a social activist. We care a great deal about her... and what she wears.
Money, Canoes or Oral Hygiene: Finding the Key to Happiness
According to research by the Gallup organization, North Dakotans are happier than Iowans. Or rather, they have a higher state of well-being.
Iowa's Rising Waters
Iowa’s rivers and reservoirs have not reached flood stages of 1993 or 2008, but many communities are still dealing with significant flooding.
Garbage Meets Its Potential: Thousands of Plastic Bags Become a Park...
Reduce, reuse, recycle. That’s been the mantra among the environmentally conscious for the last 25 years. This hour – an in-depth exploration of...
Recycling 101: Are you doing it right?
Recycling can be a tricky process - whether you leave materials curbside or deposit them at a drop-site, it's often hard to know exactly what can or can...
"Backstage" at The Can Shed
Most people have probably taken a bag of aluminum cans to a redemption center to collect the nickel deposit. You walk in, get them counted and collect...
Gentlemen Bootleggers, the True Story of Templeton Rye
During prohibition, there were people all over the United States making and selling spirits, but the people in Templeton, Iowa who were making fine...
Treasured Ink: Is Cursive a Thing of the Past?
Between typing and texting we are a lot less likely to put pen to paper. What's lost when we don't?
Great Waterbirds of Iowa
With their long elegant necks, spindly legs and otherworldly calls, an encounter with one of Iowa's herons can take your breath away. Host Charity Nebbe...
Melanie Hoffert grew up on a farm in North Dakota. Like so many others, she left. But now she feels torn between the land and people she loves and the...
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