Talk of Iowa
Living in 100 Square Feet11/26/14
According to the 2012 Census, the average size of an American home is 2,598 square feet.
Inked: Getting Tattooed in Iowa
Do you have a tattoo? Why did you get it, and what does it mean to you?
Caring for Holiday Houseplants
Poinsettia are beautiful holiday plants, but if you’re given one as a host or hostess or pick up one in the store, how do you care for it after the...
Profound Quotations can have Profound Impact
The profound words of another can have a profound impact on our lives. JFK inspired a generation with, "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask...
Pioneer Girl: The True, Gritty Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder completed the original draft of her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, in the spring of 1930. It was never published, but it led to one...
Wildlife Day: Wild Creatures of Brazil
Jaguars don’t roam the prairies and Hyacinth Macaws don’t perch in our oak trees, but today on Talk of Iowa we learn about the wild creatures of Brazil...
Video Games: The New Spectator Sport?
Do you know a teenager who plays video games as if it is his or her job? Well, some of those gamers are going pro - playing games in front of an...
Preserving the Nests of Bald-Faced Hornets
If you look closely at the trees right now, you can see things previous hidden, like the nests of bald-faced hornets.
Billy Collins has been called "America's favorite poet," and the former Poet Laureate will be visiting Iowa.
Encore: The World War II Love Story of Otty and Fred Blodi
When Otty Schmakal left Austria at the beginning of World War II, she left behind her homeland and a fiancé who was training to be a doctor.
Is Insulation Enough?
The first snow fell last night and Iowa homes are starting to show where drafts and cold sneak in.
Habitat Loss and Its Impact on Iowa's Biodiversity
Many scientists believe that Earth is in the midst of a sixth great extinction. On this edition of Talk of Iowa, threats to biodiversity in the Midwest.
Hort Gang: History in the Trees
There's a great deal of history to be found on most university campuses--but not just in the buildings and the libraries.
Bleeding Kansas, Iowa and the Underground Railroad
Six years before the Civil War officially began, shots were fired in the Kansas Territory in the fight between pro-slavery settlers and free staters.
One Man's Journey "From Hell to Iowa"
Charles Notis created one of the most prominent commercial weather forecasting groups in the state with Harvey Freese.
Six Chefs Battle Thursday
Six Iowa chefs will compete Thursday at West End Salvage in Des Moines for the second annual Iowa Public Radio Battle of the Chefs. They're all out to...
The Life and Times of Mark Twain
Mark Twain was an incredibly prolific writer. He published more than 30 books and pamphlets, and thousands of newspaper and magazine articles.
Late Fall Tasks in the Garden
Have you started getting your garden ready for winter?
Looking for a haunted house to visit this Halloween?
The Scary Language of Halloween
Halloween can almost generate a dictionary of its own.
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