Talk of Iowa
Feeding the Homeless on the Holidays12/24/14
For those who are apprehensive about preparing holiday meals for family guests, consider Sister Ludmilla Benda, a nearly ninety-year old woman who does...
Gifts of Kindness
For a handful of us, the last year has brought gifts of life changing kindness.
Art and Controversy: A Sculpture Sparks Debate about Racism
When Turkish artist Serhat Tanyolacar depicted the robes of the Ku Klux Klan in a sculpture on the University of Iowa’s campus, he intended to protest...
Greenhouse Poinsettias Created with a Virus
The poinsettia, traditionally given as a gift around the holidays, is native to Northern Guatemala and Northern Mexico.
When it Comes to Persuasion, Little Things Make a Big Difference
You can significantly increase your ability to influence others by making very small shifts.
Dependable Bands, Innovators and Pleasant Surprises: Studio One Hosts'...
Several dependable bands, some innovators and a few pleasant surprises made the list of IPR's Studio One hosts' favorite music of 2014.
Resolve to be a Better Homeowner
Home improvement expert Bill McAnally has some suggestions to help you be a better homeowner in 2015.
Iowa Toymakers Busy This Time of Year
We all had toys that we loved as children, do you remember your favorite?
Amy Tan's Latest Novel, The Valley of Amazement
In her best-selling novels, Amy Tan has explored mother-daughter relationships that resonate across all cultures. In her latest novel, The Valley of...
Begonias & Dead Horses: The Best Folk & Classical Music of 2014
It was a good year for chamber music, orchestras, fusion and harmonies. That's according to two of IPR's music hosts who shared their favorite...
Bald Eagles in Iowa: A Comeback Story
The population of bald eagles in Iowa appears to be plateauing. That’s according to wildlife biologist Jim Pease.
IPR's 2014 Children's Holiday Book Guide
Do you have a young bookworm on your Christmas list?
‘Tis the Season… For Ordering Garden Seeds
For the seasoned gardener, seed catalogs have already begun to arrive in the mail.
A Christmas with Dan Knight
Do you have a favorite Christmas song? For many of us, our favorite songs have memories associated with them.
Child Care: Breaking the Bank
Finding a trustworthy and affordable child care provider is one of the biggest challenges working parents face. At the same time, providers are asked to...
IPR's Holiday Book Guide
If book-buying is on your to-do list this season, Jan Weismiller and Paul Ingram of Prairie Lights Books are here to help.
New Documentary Chronicles Orphan Trains
Thousands of orphan came to Iowa and other Midwestern states by train. A documentary premiering on Iowa Public Television tonight chronicles their...
Making Old Thanksgiving Recipes New
There are foods in every family that have to make it to the Thanksgiving table. If you want to experiment with traditional dishes, where do you start?
Living in 100 Square Feet
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?
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