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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

Watching grass grow this fall

9/30/2022
The lawn care season is nearing an end, but there are a few things you might want to take care of before the snow flies.

Duration:00:49:10

Orchestra Iowa is embarking on its centennial season

9/30/2022
Orchestra Iowa is kicking off its centennial season, or at least it’s trying to.

Duration:00:49:00

Book tells of scrappy young basketball players among the first to benefit from Title IX

9/29/2022
As this year marks 50 years since Title IX became law, we listen back to a conversation with one of the female student-athletes granted the opportunity to play in the 1970s because of this decision.

Duration:00:36:44

Isabel Bloom's legacy lives on through her sculptures

9/28/2022
Meet the woman behind this year's Iowa Public Radio fund drive t-shirt, an Andy Warhol-reminiscent homage to corn and radio.

Duration:00:38:46

When Okoboji became a COVID-19 hotspot, this medical anthropologist conducted research to figure out what happened and why

9/27/2022
Charity Nebbe talks to medical anthropologist Emily Mendenhall, who's from Okoboji. She decided to study the pandemic in her hometown.

Duration:00:38:39

Spring blooming bulbs are a durable addition to gardens

9/24/2022
Horticulturists share the resilience and reliability of tulips, daffodils and other bulbs.

Duration:00:37:40

A reading list of great African American literature from an Iowa teacher

9/23/2022
Our news and talk teams work hard to keep a sharp focus on issues and topics important to Iowans. Show your support for this service when you give now!

Duration:00:37:55

How literature can teach young readers to build empathy and resilience

9/22/2022
On this Banned Books Week, an annual nationwide celebration of the freedom to read, we listen back to a conversation about recent book challenges across Iowa and the U.S.

Duration:00:49:01

The pros and cons of monitoring children via smartphone technology

9/21/2022
Smartphone technology gives parents the opportunity to keep track of their kids like never before, but what about when those kids become adults?

Duration:00:49:05

The myths surrounding menopause

9/20/2022
Charity Nebbe speaks with Dr. Jen Gunter, author of the book The Menopause Manifesto and host of the podcast Body Stuff.

Duration:00:49:19

Apple of my Iowa

9/17/2022
Pumpkin spice may be a seasonal favorite, but one of the best flavors of fall in Iowa is a crisp, sweet, locally grown apple.

Duration:00:49:29

How children and parents are dealing with the social and emotional fallout of COVID

9/16/2022
Many children from toddlers to teens are dealing with social and emotional challenges because the pandemic. This hour we’ll talk about how kids have been affected and how kids, parents, teachers and caregivers are coping.

Duration:00:49:00

Another runner killed brings back the pain of Mollie Tibbetts' death

9/15/2022
After the murder of a Memphis woman while out for a run, we return to a 2018 episode, following the death of Mollie Tibbetts.

Duration:00:49:34

Birds begin fall migration to avoid the coming winter

9/14/2022
Fall migration has begun and Iowans may be wondering which birds are beginning their long journies south. Avid birders share what migrating birds are up to now.

Duration:00:49:31

End of inpatient clinic leaves eating disorder resources even more strained in Iowa

9/13/2022
Eating disorder survivors and experts join a discussion about the recent decision to end the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics eating disorder inpatient program.

Duration:00:49:30

The challenge of growing grapes in Iowa

9/10/2022
If you want to plant grapes next year, now is the time to start planning.

Duration:00:49:30

Iowa musicians showcase steel guitar and mentor in new documentary

9/9/2022
A documentary making its Iowa premiere on September 10 spotlights a so-called "dying" instrument and a Cedar Falls man who engenders future generations of musicians.

Duration:00:49:32

Strokes are increasing among younger adults

9/8/2022
Strokes can happen to anyone, and catching a stroke early can make all the difference in treatment and long-term recovery.

Duration:00:49:30

Iowans are awaiting newly-authorized COVID boosters that target two omicron subvariants

9/7/2022
Updated COVID vaccine boosters are now recommended, for those ages 12 and older, that target the two omicron subvariants which are causing most of the current infections.

Duration:00:49:28

Honeybees and native pollinators thrive around flowering plants and trees

9/3/2022
A bee specialist shares the work of hobby beekeepers to create a healthy habitat for pollinators and the garden features that can attract them.

Duration:00:49:29