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The Gulf Of Mexico's Dead Zone Forecasted To Reach Near Record Size

6/14/2019
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This year, the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone is forecast to be near record size. In this edition of River to River , we look at the role of nutrient pollution along the Mississippi River in creating this large, low-oxygenated area. Host Ben Kieffer sits down with Katie Peikes, Iowa Public Radio’s western Iowa reporter, and Chris Jones, a research engineer at the University of Iowa’s IIHR Hydroscience and Engineering to discuss Iowa’s influence on the issue. Peikes says the dead zone is...

Duration:00:41:08

The 2019 Iowa Public Radio Kids Summer Reading Guide

6/13/2019
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Barb Stein's Reading List Picture Books/Board Books I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont Lion and Mouse by Jairo Buitrago Camp Tiger by Susan Choi Gondra's Treasure by Linda Sue Park Transitional Books Juana & Lucas Big Problems by Juana Medina Good Dog, McTavish by Meg Rosoff Big Foot and Little Foot The Squatchicorns by Ellen Potter Middle School New Kid by Jerry Craft Sweeping Up The Heart by Kevin Henkes The Seasons of Styx Malone by Kerkla Magoon Teen XL Alfred A. Knopf by...

Duration:00:48:53

Iowa Inmates Joining Effort To Help Solve Housing, Workforce Shortages

6/13/2019
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On a rainy May morning, Joshua Goemaat was painting the ceiling of a small building just down a hill from the Newton Correctional Release Center, where he’s incarcerated. The building will serve as classroom and storage space where Goemaat will work as one of the first Iowa inmates to build houses for families across the state.

Duration:00:03:46

Trump and Biden Clash During Iowa Visits

6/12/2019
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President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden exchanged political jabs this week in Iowa. On this politics day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Jim McCormick of Iowa State University and Tim Hagle of the University of Iowa for a closer look at these high profile visits. They also discuss Iowa ethanol and what it means for the president and other 2020 hopefuls, protests in Hong Kong over extradition laws, and former Nixon White House Counsel...

Duration:00:37:23

Des Moines Metro Opera's 47th Festival Season With Michael Egel

6/12/2019
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If you’re looking for all things opera, you’re in the right place! The Des Moines Metro Opera is preparing to kick off its 47 th annual Festival Season. The DMMO’s General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, says “Presenting repertory performances of major works in dynamic contract to one another is a hallmark of Des Moines Metro Opera.” Throughout this summer of 2019, The Des Moines Metro Opera will present Puccini’s La Bohème, Bernstein’s Candide, and Berg’s Wozzeck for their Mainstage...

Duration:00:36:54

Reza Aslan Talks About His New Book "God: A Human History"

6/12/2019
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This program origionally aired on 12-08-2017. UI Writer's Workshop graduate Reza Aslan has been writing and talking about God for most of his career. His newest book God: A Human History follows his last title Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth . "If we can learn to stop hoisting our own emotions upon God, I think we can pave the path for a much more peaceful religiosity," he says. During this Talk of Iowa conversation, he talks with host Charity Nebbe about why humans of all...

Duration:00:37:36

The 2019 Iowa Public Radio Summer Reading List

6/11/2019
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Whether you’re looking for scientific exploration, captivating memoir, or an opportunity to get lost in a novel, summer is the perfect time to pick up a new book release.

Duration:00:48:22

The Mental Health Challenges Faced By First Responders

6/11/2019
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Persistent exposure to death and trauma puts firefighters, police officers, dispatchers, and paramedics at increased risk for negative mental health symptoms. In this edition of River to River , host Ben Kieffer asks first responders how they go about tackling those challenges and how they get support for post-traumatic stress and depression related to their work. Then, we examine why interest in becoming a police officer is down dramatically across the country as well as here in Iowa, and...

Duration:00:46:22

Trump Tries to Bolster Iowa Farmers Hurt By Trade With Year-Round E15

6/11/2019
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President Donald Trump will be in Iowa Tuesday talking up his administration’s recent move to allow year-round sales of E15. That’s a form of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol – primarily made from corn. It’s a policy meant to bolster Trump’s support in the upper Midwest where farmers have been hurting as a result of his trade wars and natural disasters.

Duration:00:03:38

Iowa Supreme Court Cases Deal With Minority Representation In Juries

6/10/2019
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Recently, the Iowa Supreme Court has ruled on cases dealing with Iowa's 2017 collective bargaining law, the judicial nomination process, wind energy restrictions, and jury selection and representation.

Duration:00:45:22

The Right Siding for Your Home

6/10/2019
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Fresh siding can make an old house look new again, but before you visit the hardware store or call a contractor, it's important to find out what siding is a good fit for you and your home. On this episode of Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe sits down with home improvement expert Bill McAnally for a conversation about all things siding. Later on in the program, McAnally answers home improvement questions from IPR listeners.

Duration:00:48:23

Democratic Candidates Try To Make Their Case At Cedar Rapids Event

6/10/2019
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Nineteen of the Democratic presidential candidates gave speeches at one event in Cedar Rapids Sunday. The candidates mostly took to bashing President Donald Trump, but there were subtle jabs at the front-runner. The candidates just got five minutes each to speak. The most notable absence from the lineup was Joe Biden, the current frontrunner in the latest Des Moines Register/Mediacom/CNN Iowa Poll published over the weekend. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York made a swipe at the former vice...

Duration:00:06:20

DMSO's Season Finale

6/7/2019
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This week’s Symphonies of Iowa features The Des Moines Symphony and their Season Finale, “Bernstein’s West Side Story.” The Des Moines Symphony wrapped up their 81st season celebrating Leonard Bernstein by performing his Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. For Maestro Giunta, this is a “personal tribute” to Bernstein, as it was one of the pieces he studied with Bernstein when the two worked together. The program opens with Rossini’s Overture to Italian in Algiers . The program continues...

Duration:00:13:07

19 Presidential Hopefuls Are Heading to Cedar Rapids This Weekend

6/7/2019
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This Sunday, 19 Democratic presidential candidates will come together for the largest caucus event so far this season.On this News Buzz edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with James Lynch, political reporter for the Cedar Rapids Gazette, ahead of this weekend's Democratic Party Hall of Fame event. Before that, remembering the life of former Iowa Chief Justice Arthur McGiverin with current chief justice Mark Cady. Later in the program, a home state perspective on democratic...

Duration:00:45:23

How To Care For Peonies

6/7/2019
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This is the time of year when peonies burst forth in all their glory. Some are cultivated for their beauty as a bouquet flower, and others may just be a lovely addition to the garden. They're spectacular, they smell amazing, and but unfortunately, they don't last long.

Duration:00:48:23

The Tender Land With Ice Cream And Pie Social – Moved to Ottumwa’s Former Synagogue

6/6/2019
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The American Gothic Performing Arts Festival will be performing Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land this Friday, June 7, 2019 at 8 p.m. This performance is the opening event of their two-week performing arts festival. Due to the weather, the production will be held at the Temple of Creative Arts, formerly known as the B'nai Jacob Synagogue, located at 529 E. Main Street in Ottumwa. Copland’s The Tender Land is a “poignant, coming-of-age story set on a Midwestern farm.” A “relatable” and “sweet”...

Duration:00:10:04

Historian Alex Kershaw Remembers The Events of D-Day, “America’s Finest Hour”

6/6/2019
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D-Day was arguably the most important day of the 20th century.

Duration:00:45:24

New Novels Explore the Dark Side of New Technology

6/6/2019
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This program origionally aired on 8-29-17. Great advancements in technology certainly assist everyday life, but these advancements often inflict people with dread. On this edition of Talk of Iowa , Charity Nebbe speaks with two novelists, Benjamin Percy and Alissa Nutting, who reflect these anxieties in their work. "Right now, we don't understand how our technology works, despite how heavily we rely on it," says Percy. "You spend most of your day turning your face toward a screen, but you...

Duration:00:49:13

Trump, UK And Mexico Tariffs

6/5/2019
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President Trump has vowed to impose tariffs if Mexico does not stem the flow of migrants to the U.S. But Republicans are pushing back.

Duration:00:45:24

New Documentary Showcases Iowa Vietnam Veteran's Footage From The War

6/4/2019
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When Jim Hamlyn was deployed to Vietnam from 1966 to 1967, he took a 8mm movie camera with him. Like many soldiers that returned home, the haunting memories and complicated emotions came home with him, along with a rare collection of movies that have been given new life as part of the documentary, "A Bad Deal: My Vietnam War Story."

Duration:00:30:55