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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

Orchids aren't as fussy as you think

1/22/2022
Hear horticulturists describe just what makes orchids bloom and what conditions make them wither.

Duration:00:49:12

Understanding how the latest COVID-19 surge is impacting kids and young adults

1/21/2022
Dr. William Ching of St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids joins Charity Nebbe to discuss the latest studies on COVID-19 and children. They also discuss strategies for handling a positive case and the differences between rapid and PCR tests. Plus, a conversation with Brittany Peacock of the the Davenport Public Library, which became the first library in Iowa to hire a full-time social worker.

Duration:00:49:27

A quiet but decisive revolution in zoos puts animal welfare ahead of the pack

1/20/2022
Over the last century, the treatment of animals in captivity has dramatically changed from holding cells for fauna to environments designed with their behaviors in the wild in mind.

Duration:00:49:08

Cherokee museum exhibit offers visitors a deeper understanding of the area's Indigenous history

1/19/2022
The exhibit at the Sanford Museum and Planetarium includes artifacts found at a site near Cherokee and highlights the art and lives of Indigenous people today. Host Charity Nebbe also talks with author Xixuan Collins about her debut novel, "Flowing Water, Falling Flowers."

Duration:00:49:11

University of Iowa medical team solves a medical mystery

1/15/2022
Host Charity Nebbe talks to two doctors about their years of testing and research to stop a disease plaguing an Iowa family. Later, a conversation with Gary Porter on his memoir, "Town Kid: Reflections of a Midwestern Boyhood."

Duration:00:49:18

Are our assumptions about generations based in science or myth?

1/13/2022
How do generations get formed? What do they mean? Do they matter? A new book explores the fuzzy lines of generations and the extent to which they matter.

Duration:00:49:27

What would it take to solve the Iowa child care shortage?

1/12/2022
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds called solving the child care shortage a priority in last year's Condition of the State address. What's being done to add more slots for families?

Duration:00:49:11

Musician and painter Chad Elliot on the challenges and perks of making work in Iowa

1/11/2022
The singer-songwriter talks about living the artist's life in Lamoni, Iowa. Then, two high school seniors describe their journey towards politics at a divisive time in the state.

Duration:00:49:27

Here's how to keep insects off your house plants

1/8/2022
Iowa State University entomologist Donald Lewis joins Charity Nebbe to discuss how to prevent insects from damaging house plants during the winter. Later, Cindy Haynes of Iowa State University also joins to answer questions about the plants and trees in the lives of listeners.

Duration:00:49:14

The omicron surge has begun in Iowa

1/7/2022
Dr. Greg Cohen and IPR health reporter Natalie Krebs join Charity Nebbe to discuss the omicron surge in Iowa and what people can expect over the next several weeks. Later, Lisa Bluder, head coach of the University of Iowa women's basketball team, discusses the life of Christine Grant, a champion for women's equality in athletics.

Duration:00:48:56

Iowa celebrates 175 years of statehood

1/6/2022
Leo Landis of the State Historical Society of Iowa joins Charity Nebbe to talk about ways people can celebrate Iowa's 175 years of statehood. Later, Des Moines-based filmmaker Hannah Rosalie Wright discusses her career and her upcoming trilogy of short films titled "Daughters."

Duration:00:48:55

Statewide collaboration brings 3D printed homes to Iowa

1/5/2022
Pete Evans of Iowa State University and home improvement expert Bill McAnally join Charity Nebbe to discuss the future of 3D printed homes in Iowa. McAnally also answers home-improvement questions.

Duration:00:49:12

Josh Turek's long and bumpy road to becoming a two-time gold medalist

1/4/2022
Josh Turek of Council Bluffs joins Charity Nebbe to discuss his professional wheelchair basketball career and his path to becoming a two-time gold medalist as a Paralympic athlete. Later, Damani Phillips of the University of Iowa jazz department talks about his latest album "No More Apologies."

Duration:00:49:11

Stories of gratitude for all the educators in Iowa

12/23/2021
Host Charity Nebbe shares stories of committed and inspiring teachers as told by their former students.

Duration:00:49:28

Amy Tan explores identity, trauma, relocation and raising first-generation children in America in her best selling book

12/22/2021
This is the December meeting of the Talk of Iowa Book Club. Host Charity Nebbe and her guests have been reading "The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan.

Duration:00:49:28

How Randy McIntyre survived COVID-19 and a double-lung transplant

12/21/2021
Randy McIntyre and Dr. John Keech join Charity Nebbe to talk about McIntyre's recovery from COVID-19 and the double-lung transplant that saved his life. Later in the show, Bob Stewart of KCCK shares his top jazz releases of 2021.

Duration:00:49:28

Great gift ideas for the gardener in your life

12/18/2021
Cindy Haynes and Aaron Steil of Iowa State University join Charity Nebbe to discuss gift ideas for gardeners this holiday season. They also answer plant and tree questions from listeners.

Duration:00:49:27

IPR Studio One hosts share their favorite indie and alternative music releases of 2021

12/17/2021
Mark Simmet, Tony Dehner and Cece Mitchell of IPR's Studio One team join Charity Nebbe to discuss their top song selections of 2021.

Duration:00:49:25

A taste of the best new folk, classical and blues music releases of 2021

12/16/2021
IPR Music hosts Karen Impola, Barney Sherman and Bob Dorr share their top picks for new music releases of 2021

Duration:00:49:20

Jane Smiley’s trilogy follows one Iowa family over the course of 100 years

12/15/2021
Pulitzer-prize winning author Jane Smiley joins Charity Nebbe to discuss her novel "Some Luck." This conversation was originally produced in October 2014.

Duration:00:39:33