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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

Buxton: A Turn Of The 20th Century 'Black Utopia' Here In Iowa

9/17/2021
One writer is uncovering the history of an Iowa town where Black and white families lived, worked and played together decades before integration.

Duration:00:39:09

Magazine And TV Writer Talks Mescaline, The Sopranos And Being 'The Only Girl' At The Rolling Stone

9/16/2021
For years, Robin Green was the lone woman with a name on the Rolling Stone's masthead. In her memoir, she tells all about the good, the bad and the bizarre.

Duration:00:38:28

The Human Impact Of Geopolitical Conflicts

9/15/2021
Charity Nebbe speaks to both the director and producer of a film that takes viewers inside Yemen to show the work being done by doctors and nurses to care for children who are suffering from extreme malnourishment. Then, an Afghan-American student talks about watching the turmoil in her home country from afar.

Duration:00:46:40

Wonder In The Tree Canopy And Frustration From A Family Physician About Iowa's COVID-19 Pandemic

9/14/2021
From climbing trees in her yard to scaling the canopy in the rainforest, a biologist explains the impact the interwoven tendrils of the tree canopy has on our environment.

Duration:00:49:26

Late Summer's Unwelcome Guests

9/11/2021
Wasps in your wine glass and mushrooms in the lawn — the end of summer often brings with it some unwelcome guests.

Duration:00:48:53

"Kicking Ass In A Corset"

9/10/2021
Charity Nebbe and her guests talk about new ideas, and new books, inspired by classic literature.

Duration:00:48:56

Rural And Urban, Health Care Providers Strained During COVID Pandemic

9/9/2021
Iowa has seen a surge in new cases of COVID-19. For health departments and nursing staffs, the second year of the pandemic is hitting hard.

Duration:00:48:01

Marriage: When The Second, Third, Or Fourth Time Is The Charm

9/8/2021
What does it mean to find love and companionship after the end of a marriage? On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by Iowans who share their stories of finding love again.

Duration:00:48:41

Understanding The Influx Of Armyworms To Iowa

9/4/2021
Charity Nebbe speaks with Iowa State University entomologist Donald Lewis and horticulturist Aaron Steil about armyworms.

Duration:00:48:43

Debunking Myths About Menopause with Dr. Jen Gunter

9/3/2021
Charity Nebbe speaks with Dr. Jen Gunter, author of the new book “The Menopause Manifesto” and host of the podcast "Body Stuff."

Duration:00:48:40

Steinway International Artist Byron 'BK' Davis And Remembering The Everly Brothers

9/2/2021
Charity Nebbe meets Byron "BK" Davis, a Steinway International Artist, pianist and composer from Davenport. Davis has traveled the world, worked with artists like BB King, Billy Preston and plans to have more performances here in Iowa. Nebbe also speaks with two Shenandoah natives about the legacy of Don and Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers.

Duration:00:48:41

The Pros And Cons Of Monitoring Children Via Smartphone Technology

8/31/2021
Charity Nebbe speaks with two experts in surveillance and family relations about the risks and rewards of parents monitoring their child's location or activity via smartphone technology. IPR listeners and parents also share their stories.

Duration:00:48:57

What Should I Be Doing About My Lawn In The Summer Heat?

8/28/2021
What to do when seeding turf gass, aerating soil and amending soil. And what not to do amid Iowa's hot summer months.

Duration:00:49:12

For One Small Town, The Recovery From The 2019 Flood Hasn't Stopped

8/27/2021
40 percent of Iowans live outside a metro area. For these small towns, what are they doing to survive and thrive amid trends of population loss?

Duration:00:48:56

Some Tips On Preparing Your House For Sale

8/26/2021
One realtor says to remember if you are trying to sell your house, the decorations you leave around the house shouldn't be about you.

Duration:00:48:55

What Genealogy And A 'Boring Hobby' Can Teach Us About Ourselves

8/25/2021
In her new book, a writer explores her family and its connection with distant Vikings and how that connects to the present. Then, how an engineer and fire eater reconciles seemingly disparate skills

Duration:00:49:03

Understanding The Rise Of Resignations And New Relationship With Work

8/24/2021
Charity Nebbe speaks with two experts on labor and management from the University of Iowa about the the rise of resignations. Nebbe also speaks with two Iowans who have changed their career paths due to the pandemic.

Duration:00:49:14

The Dos And Don'ts Of Fall Planting

8/21/2021
Charity Nebbe talks to Aaron Steil and DNR forester Mark Vitosh about planting and transplanting with the fall season approaching.

Duration:00:49:11

Iowa's Challenging Relationship With The MLB

8/20/2021
Iowans recently spent a romantic evening with Major League Baseball when the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox played at the Field of Dreams, but Iowa’s relationship with the MLB has been turbulent.

Duration:00:49:18

Novelist Recounts Launching A Book Tour In The Middle Of A Pandemic

8/19/2021
Years go into the crafting of a novel. But in just a few months the world changed as the COVID-19 pandemic came to stay.

Duration:00:49:15