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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

Fall planting and overwintering vegetables

8/13/2022
This time of year is harvest season for many garden crops, but it’s also planting season for some vegetables.

Duration:00:49:39

First timers experience the Iowa State Fair

8/12/2022
Corn dogs, baby ducks, and a butter cow to boot!

Duration:00:49:41

Travel writer is working to make Iowa a vacation destination

8/11/2022
Iowa isn’t well-regarded as a vacation spot in the country, but for those in the know there is a lot to do and see in the state — including the Meskwaki Powwow happening this week.

Duration:00:49:21

UNI implements programs to support for low-income, first-generation and non-traditional students

8/10/2022
Although the cost of college seems to always increase, a college graduate still earns more, on average, than someone who didn’t graduate. But some communities face barriers to earning a degree or obtaining needed training.

Duration:00:49:22

A journalist's journey to education

8/9/2022
While many Iowa teachers are exiting the profession, former reporter Daniel Finney is pivoting to education.

Duration:00:17:59

Laying the groundwork for lawn care

8/6/2022
Amid extreme drought in parts of Northwest Iowa, Iowa State Horticulture Assistant Professor Adam Thoms shares how to keep lawns looking nice and take advantage of this optimal seeding time despite the lack of moisture.

Duration:00:49:23

Des Moines artist recreates COVID-19 events through miniature worlds

8/5/2022
Des Moines-based artist Mollie Wallace journaled her COVID-19 pandemic experience, but not with a pen and paper. Using antique jewelry boxes, she created miniature worlds to represent key events from the last two years. The result is "Pandema's Box."

Duration:00:49:28

14-year-old Iowa scientist named finalist in national 3M competition with emission-reducing idea

8/4/2022
Shanza Sami, 14, is taking on air pollution in a powerful way. She's developed an extension for catalytic converters designed to reduce emissions from vehicles that run on fossil fuels

Duration:00:49:17

Iowa's Minnette Doderer was a trailblazer

8/2/2022
In this episode, an exerpt from IPR's podcast From the Archives reflects on the career of Iowa legislator Minnette Doderer, who fought for equal treatment for men and women.

Duration:00:49:23

Discover alternative berries to plant in your garden

7/30/2022
You're in for a berry special treat for this Horticulture Day edition of Talk of Iowa.

Duration:00:49:38

An event highlighting the lived experiences of Black women returns plus a look at a debut Iowa play that spotlights dementia

7/29/2022
A new play being staged in eastern Iowa that tells the story of a family caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease hits close to home for its cast and crew.

Duration:00:49:36

Iowan addresses past abuses of Midwestern lands and offers hope in new book

7/28/2022
Neil Hamilton's new book The Land Remains blends personal memoir, a history of Midwestern land conservation, and an analysis of contemporary environmental issues to tell the story of how land shapes our lives.

Duration:00:49:23

Legacy of Cedar Falls musician continues nearly four decades after his passing

7/27/2022
A country blues artist whose life and music was featured at the Hearst Center for the Arts earlier this year is now being recognized posthumously with the 2022 Melendy Spirit Award from the Cedar Falls Community Foundation.

Duration:00:49:03

Backyard beekeeping and a peek at the latest episode of 'From the Archives'

7/26/2022
A conversation on beekeeping and an excerpt from the latest episode of IPR's From the Archives.

Duration:00:49:21

What to do about those Japanese beetles

7/23/2022
On this horticulture day: monarch butterflies — which were recently listed as endangered — and what we can do as individuals to support the species. We’ll also talk about the Japanese beetle — the most destructive insect pest in the landscape and garden.

Duration:00:49:28

Amid rising COVID cases and little guidance, some of the most vulnerable Iowans feel left behind

7/22/2022
Health care experts and Iowans who are at high-risk for death and severe illness from COVID-19 share their personal stories about this stage of the pandemic.

Duration:00:49:21

The Dream Team celebrates 25 years of training young riders for RAGBRAI

7/21/2022
As thousands of riders prepare for RAGBRAI next week, one bike team is celebrating 25 years of working with young riders on and off the course.

Duration:00:48:00

The Hate U Give tells fictional story that could be ripped from the headlines

7/20/2022
The Talk of Iowa Book Club has been reading the young adult novel The Hate U Give, one of the most banned books in the United States, including in Iowa.

Duration:00:47:54

Tips for roof repair

7/19/2022
A home improvement expert discusses when it’s time for a new roof and how to go about replacing it.

Duration:00:49:19

Fields of gold in your own backyard

7/16/2022
Experts share how to grow a favorite summer treat on a cob in your own backyard.

Duration:00:48:57