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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

Iowa teacher shares why he's had enough and is leaving the classroom

12/1/2021
A Johnston teacher’s resignation came after a state lawmaker’s personal attack against his inclusive classroom. Then we move on to a conversation about what exactly it means to challenge a book in your local library.

Duration:00:49:12

The myth of the eureka moment and the real story of innovation

11/30/2021
A psychologist explains how myriad innovations arose from context, consequence and coincidence — not some moment of brilliance. And a preview from the directors bringing "Black Nativity" to the Quad Cities.

Duration:00:49:19

Top book recommendations for kids and young adults from Iowa booksellers

11/25/2021
Devin Redmond, Amanda Lepper and Louise White join host Charity Nebbe to talk about their top book choices for kids and young adults this holiday season.

Duration:00:49:24

Local booksellers offer their picks for gifts or a good holiday read

11/24/2021
Books can be a world in and of themselves. But they don't have to cost you the world to be a great gift to yourself or others.

Duration:00:49:30

Nikole Hannah-Jones reflects on her humble roots, growing up in Waterloo and receiving the 2021 Iowa Author Award

11/23/2021
Charity Nebbe speaks with the creator of ":The 1619 Project," Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Duration:00:49:25

Delicious fruit in the summer requires protecting plants through the winter

11/20/2021
Host Charity Nebbe talks with Gail Nonnecke of Iowa State University about the best ways to successfully protect fruiting plants through the winter.

Duration:00:49:10

A new book provides an in-depth look at farming from the inside

11/19/2021
Journalist Beth Hoffman moved from San Francisco to her husband's family farm in Iowa. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Hoffman about her new book "Bet the Farm: The Dollars and Sense of Growing Food in America," an un-romaticized account of their experiences and the difficult business of farming.

Duration:00:49:28

The good and bad choices for heating garages, sheds and other nontraditional spaces

11/18/2021
Charity Nebbe talks to home improvement expert Bill McAnally.

Duration:00:47:38

Willa Cather's classic novel was ahead of its time and also very much of its time

11/17/2021
This is the November meeting of the Talk of Iowa Book Club. Host Charity Nebbe and her guests have been reading "My Antonia" by Willa Cather, a classic work published in 1918 that tells the stories of immigrant families near Red Cloud, Nebraska.

Duration:00:49:09

Living with someone else's grandparents

11/16/2021
Charity Nebbe and her guests talk about intergenerational relationships.

Duration:00:49:32

Eat salad from the garden year-round by extending the season in your garden

11/13/2021
Host Charity Nebbe talks with extension horticulture specialist Dan Fillius about simple techniques for extending the growing season in home vegetable gardens.

Duration:00:49:24

Remembering and marking the lives lost to COVID-19 in 2021

11/12/2021
As COVID deaths in Iowa surpass 7,000, we hear from the storytellers gathering voices that might otherwise be forgotten.

Duration:00:49:01

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination for kids and boosters for adults

11/11/2021
Pediatricians address the concerns parents have had with vaccinating their kids. And a pharmacist talks through the specifics of getting booster shots as adults.

Duration:00:49:24

The precarious case of documented Dreamers

11/10/2021
Your parent migrated to the United States under an official work visa when you were just a few months old. You grow up, go to school and live much like any other American. But at the age of 21, you learn you risk deportation.

Duration:00:49:23

Iowa's redlined history

11/9/2021
Charity Nebbe and her guests talk about the history of redlining in Des Moines.

Duration:00:49:17

Here's why certain insects are coming indoors this time of year

11/6/2021
Donald Lewis and Cindy Haynes of Iowa State University join Charity Nebbe to talk about insects making their way indoors for the winter and answer the plant and tree questions in the lives of listeners.

Duration:00:49:16

Hear what this year's Iowa Artist Fellows will write, capture and film

11/5/2021
Annually, the state of Iowa provides support to artists, filmmakers, musicians and creative writers. We hear from this year's five fellows.

Duration:00:49:23

Mic Check Poetry Fest brings spotlight to Iowa poets, young and old

11/4/2021
A new poetry festival is aimed at building stages for the many Iowa poets looking for a mic. And a Buena Vista University student has published a book of poetry on his parents' journey from El Salvador to the United States.

Duration:00:31:55

Amy Tan's novel explores the world of Shanghai courtesans

11/3/2021
Amy Tan joins Charity Nebbe to discuss her 2013 novel "The Valley of Amazement."

Duration:00:48:48

Chuy Renteria talks about culture, racism and break dancing in his new book

11/2/2021
Host Charity Nebbe speaks to Chuy Renteria about his new book and the Iowa Center for the Book announces the 2022 "All Iowa Reads" selections.

Duration:00:49:23