Talk of Iowa
How Many Spiders Do You Swallow in Your Sleep?10/24/14
The answer is: probably zero. ISU entomologist Donald Lewis says fears and myths about spiders are overblown.
Keeping Promises: "Because I said I would"
When Alex Sheen’s dad died he made a promise to do something to keep his father’s legacy alive.
Slowly but Surely: Bridging the Gender Divide in Engineering
Early in the 20th century when women started to move into engineering careers, they were labeled as “invaders.”
Jackson Pollock's Mural: The Transitional Moment
This hour, we hear about the two-year restoration of the University of Iowa Museum of Art's most important holding: the mammoth (8 X 20 feet) 1943...
Autumn Plant Harvest: Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds
They are easy to grow, decorative and delicious.
"Keep Telling as Many Stories as We Can": How Outsports Helps Athletes...
Cyd Zeigler said the idea for Outsports.com came from the simple desire to talk about sports with other gay men.
PBS New Show “Food Forward” Features Iowa “Food Rebels”
There are lots of opinions about how to eat and grow healthy food. The new PBS show Food Forward takes a look at some of them.
Wildlife Day: The Fascinating, Hidden Life of Skunks
Step outside on a brisk fall evening and sometimes you will find that the air is perfumed with the unmistakable pungent odor of a skunk.
Living Transgender In Iowa
When Ed Krug was growing up in Cedar Rapids he felt like he always had something to prove.
Organics Growing in Iowa
Demand for organic produce in Iowa is growing.
Encore: "My Family and Other Hazards," a Trip Down Putt-Putt Memory Lane
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...
Red Moon: Animal Borne Pathogens and Good Old Fashioned Horror
Benjamin Percy's novel Red Moon is a coming of age story, with razor sharp political commentary, an inventive rewriting of human history, the science of...
Author Jane Smiley's Newest Book on Long List for National Book Award
Jane Smiley’s newest novel is the first in a trilogy that will follow one Iowa family over the course of 100 years.
Pieta Brown’s New Album Inspired by “Midwestern Magic”
Iowa City based singer-songwriter Pieta Brown says she had more focus than ever while producing her newest album Paradise Outlaw.
New Novel “Love Me Back” Full of Sex and Struggle
Merritt Tierces’ debut novel, Love Me Back, was inspired in part by her own struggle with “body politics.”
Iowa's Bellevue War/The Littleton Brothers in the Civil War
Not many of us are aware of an event that occurred in 1840 in Bellevue, Iowa, a town along the Mississippi River in Jackson County, south of Dubuque. It...
The Complexities of Aid In Dying, Physician-Assisted Suicide
Caring for a loved one who is suffering at the end of life can be an ordeal, and many feel more options are needed.
Not Just Corn and Soybeans--Iowa's Unexpected Crops
Iowa and Georgia have one thing in common: they're known for their signature crop. But one man is blurring those lines.
"Like Cooked Pudding": the Beauty of Iowa Fens
When we think of Iowa landscape, Iowa prairie and Iowa farm field immediately come to mind. But there's an unexpected gem of Iowa land that often gets...
Imported Windmills, Matchstick Models, and Hobo Jungles--Iowa's...
Maybe your parents took you to the American Gothic House in Eldon when you were a kid. Or maybe you stopped by the Field of Dreams in Dyersville on a...
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