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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

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Iowa PR

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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.

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@IPRTalk

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Caring for trees planted since the derecho

7/2/2022
As we approach the second anniversary of the 2020 derecho there are many newly planted trees in Iowa. Good care can help them grow strong.

Duration:00:49:25

More young adults are reconsidering parenthood

7/1/2022
An increasing number of young adults report not wanting children. Host Charity Nebbe speaks with filmmaker Therese Shechter, whose most recent documentary "examines what it means to say no to motherhood in a society that assumes all women want children, and an Iowa doctor witnessing a recent spike in the number of men seeking vasectomies. Also this hour, 9-year-old Matthew Lamb from Iowa City discusses his recent role on Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building.

Duration:00:49:26

Exploring Iowa's rivers

6/30/2022
An Iowa State professor shares the benefits of adventuring in Iowa’s rivers and the potential hazards to be aware of while paddling.

Duration:00:49:24

LGBTQ representation in history and literature

6/29/2022
This pride month, revisit Charity Nebbe’s conversation awith historians about preserving narratives from LGBTQ+ Iowans. Later in the hour, a Des Moines librarian shares some of her favorite LGBTQ+ reads.

Duration:00:49:24

Kids under 5 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

6/28/2022
A pediatrician shares the benefits of COVID-19 vaccinations for children, and the creator of Iowa Vaccine Alerts talks about the limited availability of doses.

Duration:00:49:38

50 years since Title IX, Iowa women share how the law impacted them

6/24/2022
Title IX passed 50 years ago, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity receiving federal funds. Though the impacts have been broad, the law is best known for opening the doors for women's sports.

Duration:00:49:34

Why men avoid the doctor

6/23/2022
According to a Cleveland Clinic survey, 65% of male participants say they avoid the doctor. A Mercy physician discusses the importance of preventive care.

Duration:00:49:23

Using Buddhist teachings and the science of psychology to get unstuck

6/22/2022
The author of “Finding the Freedom to Get Unstuck and Be Happier” unpacks how the findings of Buddhism and psychology can change our lives.

Duration:00:49:29

Highlights from Juneteenth: The Movement 2022

6/21/2022
Black artists from across Iowa perform, discuss the meaning of the Juneteenth celebration and talk about how their experiences as Black Iowans fuel their music.

Duration:00:49:29

Planning for and adapting to evolving landscapes

6/18/2022
The plants that we live with are constantly growing and changing and as the landscape evolves, we may need to change with it.

Duration:00:49:30

Experts share baby formula resources and advice amid the shortage

6/17/2022
Mother's Milk Bank of Iowa Director Jean Drulis and UnityPoint Pediatrician Dr. Katie Halyko join the conversation. Then, Charity Nebbe talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks about her latest novel, Horse.

Duration:00:49:30

Juneteenth celebrations grow as Iowa journalist films Black changemakers

6/16/2022
Charity Nebbe and guests discuss the history of Juneteenth and the recent swell of Juneteenth celebrations in Iowa. Later on, journalist Ty Rushing shares his new documentary on Iowa PBS that tackles how to end racism.

Duration:00:49:29

Smiley's Shakespeare retelling will hit the stage in opera adaptation

6/15/2022
The Talk of Iowa Book Club has been reading A Thousand Acres, by Jane Smiley. Host Charity Nebbe discusses the book's impact with the author, as well as two expert readers, including one who has adapted the book into an opera premiering next month.

Duration:00:49:30

Meskwaki artist describes growing up in Cedar Falls

6/14/2022
When Duane Slick was a child growing up in Cedar Falls, his parents told him not to talk about his Meskwaki and Ho-Chunk heritage at school. He followed their code of silence, but found a way to express himself through art.

Duration:00:49:31

Groundcovers that get the job done and won't take over

6/11/2022
Reiman Gardens Director Ed Lyon joins this episode of Garden Variety to discuss groundcovers. Then ISU's Aaron Steil joins the show to answer your horticulture questions.

Duration:00:49:31

Please touch the art: Iowa artist explores disability rights in her multi-sensory work

6/10/2022
Listen back to Charity Nebbe's conversation with Iowa-based artist Jill Wells and mentees of her Artist X Advocacy program.

Duration:00:49:36

Professional book lovers share their favorite summer reads for kids and young adults

6/9/2022
Charity Nebbe discusses the best new books for children and young adults with Amanda Lepper of Dog Eared Books in Ames, Becky Preston of the Des Moines Public Library, and Iowa City teacher/librarian Devin Redmond.

Duration:00:49:25

Local booksellers share their top summer reads for adults

6/8/2022
Charity Nebbe chats with independent Iowa booksellers about their favorite reads for the summer.

Duration:00:49:31

Disability Rights Iowa's mission for a more accessible state

6/7/2022
Catherine Johnson, executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, shares her passion for advocacy and vision for a more accessible future. Plus, an Iowa Public Radio episode of From the Archives looks back on a speech Richard Nixon delivered in defense of the Vietnam War.

Duration:00:49:35

Getting rid of ants in your home and garden

6/4/2022
On this Horticulture Day episode of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe talks ants with Iowa State University entomologist Donald Lewis before the Hort Day team answers your questions.

Duration:00:49:21