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Talk of Iowa is a place for Iowans to connect to our shared culture and what it means to live in Iowa. Host Charity Nebbe brings a mix of regular guests and a range of experts to discuss the arts, history, literature and everything else happening in Iowa. Every day brings something new — even if it's in a recurring segment like Talk of Iowa Book Club or comes from a familiar voice on Horticulture Day.

Talk of Iowa is a place for Iowans to connect to our shared culture and what it means to live in Iowa. Host Charity Nebbe brings a mix of regular guests and a range of experts to discuss the arts, history, literature and everything else happening in Iowa. Every day brings something new — even if it's in a recurring segment like Talk of Iowa Book Club or comes from a familiar voice on Horticulture Day.

Location:

Ames, IA

Networks:

Iowa PR

Description:

Talk of Iowa is a place for Iowans to connect to our shared culture and what it means to live in Iowa. Host Charity Nebbe brings a mix of regular guests and a range of experts to discuss the arts, history, literature and everything else happening in Iowa. Every day brings something new — even if it's in a recurring segment like Talk of Iowa Book Club or comes from a familiar voice on Horticulture Day.

Twitter:

@IPRTalk

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

The best use of concrete

5/18/2022
There's a big difference between concrete pavers and stamped concrete. But depending on your situation, one may be a better fit for your patio than the other.

Duration:00:49:30

Virtual reality, a suspicious death and a Coralville retirement home at the center of a new novel

5/17/2022
A new novel explores the relationship between virtual and actual reality. And a new IPR podcast looks back at the audio treasures of yesteryear.

Duration:00:49:01

Apple trees and Iowa's early summer temperatures

5/14/2022
Whether it's a sour cherry or Goldrush apple, any number of bugs or blights can render fruit-bearing trees fruitless.

Duration:00:49:20

New medical interventions that are making a big difference in the health consequences of obesity

5/13/2022
Charity Nebbe and her guest talk about the health consequences of obesity and new medical interventions that are making a big difference. Later, she heads to the woods to search for morel mushrooms with Iowa DNR forester Mark Vitosh.

Duration:00:49:32

Exploring the power of longstanding friendships

5/12/2022
Listen back to Charity Nebbe's conversation with Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow about the ups, downs and power of long-term friendships.

Duration:00:49:25

Burnout is bad for business

5/11/2022
Host Charity Nebbe talks with two business researchers on the causes of burnout and the solutions for organizations and individuals.

Duration:00:49:32

As Russia's war rages on, Ukrainians living in Iowa find a way to give back

5/10/2022
Charity Nebbe talks to Viktor Soloviov, a Ukrainian living in Iowa City, about his efforts to raise funds for the largest hospital in Ukraine and how his family is coping with the ongoing conflict.

Duration:00:49:35

Gardening gifts for moms

5/7/2022
Host Charity Nebbe talks with Aaron Steil and Cindy Haynes about gifts for the gardening moms in your life and what you can do now that we're (mostly) past the risk of frost.

Duration:00:49:16

Steve Inskeep book about an early American power couple helps us understand our nation's history

5/6/2022
Charity Nebbe talks to NPR's Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep about his book Imperfect Union.

Duration:00:49:36

Watching the Ukrainian diaspora from afar, this Iowa couple and an Oregon language testing company donated 1,500 books to Ukrainian refugee children

5/5/2022
Charity Nebbe talks to a Des Moines family with strong Ukrainian roots about their efforts to help Ukrainian refugee children, and Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller talks about the benefits of time spent in nature.

Duration:00:49:16

T.C. Boyle on writing his 30th book and predicting the grim reality in our future

5/4/2022
Charity Nebbe talks to author T.C. Boyle about his 30th book and Grinnell teacher and songwriter Kent Mick about his new solo album.

Duration:00:49:16

Tracking the movement of bird flu through wildlife populations

5/3/2022
Charity Nebbe and her guests talk about bird flu and wild bird migration.

Duration:00:49:17

Despite the cold, wet spring now is the perfect time to plant trees

4/30/2022
Charity Nebbe talks to Iowa State University horticulturist Jeff Iles about flowering trees. Iowa DNR Forrester Mark Vitosh and horticulturist Cindy Haynes answer questions about other plants and trees.

Duration:00:49:20

Celebrating 100 years of radio and the start of public broadcasting in Iowa

4/29/2022
Charity Nebbe and her guests explore the history of WOI and WSUI, now part of Iowa Public Radio, two of the oldest radio stations in the country.

Duration:00:49:36

A new treatment program for domestic abusers is effective at preventing future acts of violence

4/28/2022
Charity Nebbe and her guests talk about the alarming rise in domestic violence cases in Iowa and the resources to help and possibly prevent abuse.

Duration:00:49:33

Akwi Nji on helping people create textile memoirs, using fabric remnants they've saved over time

4/27/2022
Listen back to Charity Nebbe's 2020 conversation with poet, story-teller and artist Akwi Nji about her project Remoir.

Duration:00:49:42

The decades-long discrimination a Chinese American doctor at the UI faced and the legal battle that brought it to light

4/26/2022
Charity Nebbe talks to Carolyn Chalmers about her book They Didn’t want her There: Fighting Sexual and Racial Harassment in the American University.

Duration:00:49:09

How will a cold winter and chilly spring impact Iowa's insect populations

4/23/2022
Host Charity Nebbe talks with Extension Entomologist Donald Lewis about the insect outlook for the coming growing season.

Duration:00:49:10

Adventures in inn-keeping and a closer look at tallgrass prairie

4/22/2022
Listen back to Charity Nebbe's 2020 conversation with Scott Fisher about his experiences in running a rural bed and breakfast. Later, a closer look at a tallgrass prairie

Duration:00:49:13

100 Grannies reflect on a decade of agitating and advocating for a cleaner environment

4/21/2022
While the younger generations may have to live with the effects of climate change for longer, it's a mistake to think that older generations aren't worried about the future of our planet.

Duration:00:49:26