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Talk of Iowa

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Talk of Iowa is the place for Iowans to interact with and learn from each other. Together we delve into culture, history, art, and literature. We want you to come away connected to our culture and what it means to live in Iowa.

Talk of Iowa is the place for Iowans to interact with and learn from each other. Together we delve into culture, history, art, and literature. We want you to come away connected to our culture and what it means to live in Iowa.

Location:

Ames, IA

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Iowa PR

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Talk of Iowa is the place for Iowans to interact with and learn from each other. Together we delve into culture, history, art, and literature. We want you to come away connected to our culture and what it means to live in Iowa.

Twitter:

@IPRTalk

Language:

English

Contact:

2111 Grand Avenue, Suite 100 Des Moines, IA 50312 866 780 9100


Episodes

The First Settlers Of Iowa

5/27/2020
While schools have been closed, we've hosted a series of "Talk of Iowa" episodes designed to be fun and educational for learners of all ages. Moving forward, join us every Tuesday throughout the summer for learning and fun with "Talk of Iowa" Summer Camp .

Duration:00:47:49

Combating The Stigma Of COVID-19

5/27/2020
COVID-19 has touched all of our lives in some way. With nearly 18,000 confirmed cases in Iowa (as of May 27, 2020) more and more of us have had the disease, know someone who has had it or even lost someone to the disease. But for a variety of reasons many people feel uncomfortable sharing their personal experiences with COVID-19. They may fear they’ll be blamed for not taking enough precautions or that the loss of a loved one might be politicized.

Duration:00:47:53

Iowa’s Native Ecosystems

5/26/2020
While schools are closed, we're creating a series of "Talk of Iowa" episodes that will be fun and educational for learners of all ages. This is our last biology class, but join us every Tuesday throughout the summer for learning and fun with Talk of Iowa Summer Camp Before the land was transformed by settlement Iowa was covered with tall grass prairie. Over much of the state there was an ocean of tall grasses and flowers as far as the eye could see. There were wooded areas along many of the...

Duration:00:47:53

Protecting Existing Trees

5/22/2020
Even though many parts of life have slowed down lately, construction work continues to move forward. But building new houses, adding additions, patios, decks, and sidewalks might affect existing trees.

Duration:00:48:23

Iowa's Role During World War II

5/21/2020
While schools are closed, we're creating a series of "Talk of Iowa" episodes that will be fun and educational for learners of all ages. Every Tuesday, we'll learn about Iowa wildlife, and every Thursday, we'll learn about Iowa history.

Duration:00:47:53

Our New Relationship With Leisure

5/20/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed two important parts of life for almost every adult in the United States -- our relationships with work and leisure time. On this episode of Talk of Iowa , Charity Nebbe speaks with two men who study how we work and how we play.

Duration:00:47:54

How Did We Get Here? A Look At The Theory Of Evolution

5/19/2020
While schools are closed, we're creating a series of "Talk of Iowa" episodes that will be fun and educational for learners of all ages. Every Tuesday, we'll learn about biology, and every Thursday, we'll learn about Iowa history. On this edition of Talk of Iowa biologists Maurine Neiman and Jim Colbert will introduce listeners to the theory of evolution.

Duration:00:47:54

It's Time To Plant Tomatoes

5/15/2020
Heirloom or hybrid, cherry or grape, Roma or Amish Paste. When it comes to planting tomatoes, there are a lot of choices to make. On this episode of Talk of Iowa , host Charity Nebbe is joined by Richard Jauron, Iowa State University Extension horticulture specialist and Ajay Nair, associate professor of horticulture at Iowa State University and Extension vegetable specialist for a look at the do’s and don'ts of tomato planting and care. Guests include: Richard Jauron, Extension horticulture...

Duration:00:47:22

Digging Up Iowa History

5/14/2020
While schools are closed, we're creating a series of "Talk of Iowa" episodes that will be fun and educational for learners of all ages. Every Tuesday, we'll learn about Iowa wildlife, and every Thursday, we'll learn about Iowa history. Editor's note: Due to a power outage in Iowa City we're airing this Iowa History program that originally aired on April 7, 2015. Did you know that Iowa is home to approximately 27,000 recorded archaeological sites? All over the state there are records of...

Duration:00:48:58

Iowa Writer’s Workshop Graduate Recalls Life in Halfway House

5/13/2020
This program originally aired on July 11, 2018. In this episode of Talk of Iowa , Iowa Writer’s Workshop graduate Tom Macher talks with host Charity Nebbe about his debut memoir Halfway . He reflects on his childhood, growing up in a commune and a boys home, and the path that led him towards alcoholism. “I felt like [alcohol] was the thing that I had been missing my whole life,” Tom says. “It wasn’t that I was missing a relationship with my father, or whatever other hole we feel inside...

Duration:00:49:40

On Being A Wild Parent

5/11/2020
While schools are closed, we're creating a series of "Talk of Iowa" episodes that will be fun and educational for learners of all ages. Every Tuesday, we'll learn about Iowa wildlife, and every Thursday, we'll learn about Iowa history.

Duration:00:47:53

Creativity In Quarantine

5/11/2020
Creative people often work in isolation, which means a shelter-in-place mentality is not unfamiliar. However, so many creative fields such as publishing and live music have affected people's livelihoods. With returning to normal off in the distance, we wanted to know how creative people have been handling this new world and how they've found comfort in the arts.

Duration:00:47:55

It's Planting Season

5/8/2020
On this edition of Talk of Iowa , host Charity Nebbe speaks with Aaron Steil and Richard Jauron to guide listeners on selecting vegetables and annual flowers. They also answer questions about protecting gardens and plants from overnight frost warnings, and caring for plants as they begin to grow. GUESTS : Aaron Steil , assistant director of Reiman Gardens in Ames Richard Jauron , extension horticulture specialist at Iowa State University

Duration:00:42:55

Century Old Fight For Equality Continues

5/7/2020
While schools are closed, we're creating a series of "Talk of Iowa" episodes that will be fun and educational for learners of all ages. Every Tuesday, we'll learn about Iowa wildlife, and every Thursday, we'll learn about Iowa history. The nation is celebrating the 100 th anniversary of the 19 th Amendment to the Constitution. This amendment gave women the right to vote. During this episode of Talk of Iowa , political scientist Karen Kedrowski explains how the 19 th Amendment was the...

Duration:00:47:53

"Eligible" Puts A Modern, Midwestern Spin On Jane Austen

5/6/2020
In her book Eligible , author Curtis Sittenfeld retells the Jane Austen classic Pride and Prejudice with a modern, Midwestern twist. The Bennet family lives in Cincinnati, Liz Bennet is a journalist in her late 30’s and the bachelors Bingley and Darcy are wealthy doctors with coastal ties.

Duration:00:47:53

Woodpeckers: Carpenters Of The Bird World

5/4/2020
While schools are closed, we're creating a series of "Talk of Iowa" episodes that will be fun and educational for learners of all ages. Every Tuesday, we'll learn about Iowa wildlife, and every Thursday, we'll learn about Iowa history.

Duration:00:47:53

Will Your Summer Plans Be Dampened By COVID-19?

5/4/2020
Summer is just around the corner and this year it comes with a great deal of uncertainty. As businesses begin to reopen, how do you decide what level of risk you’re comfortable with? On this edition of Talk of Iowa , host Charity Nebbe is joined by Dr. Rossana Rossa, an infectious diseases specialist, to discuss how Iowans are going to have to make hard choices about whether to partake in recreational activities over the coming months.

Duration:00:30:26

A Quest To Climb All 7 Summits

5/4/2020
The first Iowa woman to summit Mount Everest back in 2016 is on a mission to climb all seven of the highest peaks in the world. The 7 summit seeker has one left – Mount Vinson on the continent of Antarctica. The mountain peaks at 4,892 meters or 16,050 feet high, and Iowa native and climber, Jen Loeb, is hoping to conquer her expedition in November of 2021.

Duration:00:17:27

Short On Outdoor Space? Try A Container Garden.

5/4/2020
Gardening isn’t limited to sprawling backyards and hand-built raised beds. With just a few buckets, pails or pots you can transform even the smallest balcony or patio into a healthy and diverse container garden bursting with spring flavor.

Duration:00:47:54

Making History Come To Life

4/29/2020
While schools are closed, we're creating a series of "Talk of Iowa" episodes that will be fun and educational for learners of all ages. Every Tuesday, we'll learn about Iowa wildlife, and every Thursday, we'll learn about Iowa history.

Duration:00:47:55