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Podcast by Des Moines Register

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Podcast by Des Moines Register






Audio: Des Moines police officers among 4 killed in overnight crash

Four people were killed Saturday, including two Des Moines police officers, when a car driving the wrong way on the interstate struck the police car, authorities said. Listen to audio as authorities were made aware of the crash early Saturday morning.

Duration: 00:24:54

The Register sports staff breaks down the NCAA Tournament

Register sports editor Zack Creglow and reporter Tommy Birch join KXNO to talk about the NCAA Tournament, including a preview of the second-round Des Moines matchups and a deconstruction of the first-round games. The group also touches on the first-round results for Iowa and Iowa State.

Duration: 00:47:33

Keno Davis looks back at the Western Kentucky buzzer-beater that beat Drake in '08

Former Drake men's basketball coach and current Central Michigan head coach Keno Davis recaps the 2008 NCAA Tournament game the Bulldogs lost by a last-second shot by Western Kentucky.

Duration: 00:01:26

Did Johnny Moran think Ali Farokhmanesh was going to take that shot?

Former Northern Iowa guard Johnny Moran takes a look back at Ali Farokhmanesh's 3-point shot that sealed the upset victory for the Panthers in the 2010 NCAA Tournament against then-No. 1 seed Kansas.

Duration: 00:00:52

Kwadzo Ahelegbe discusses the madness of NCAA Tournament

Former Northern Iowa guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe looks back at the 2010 NCAA Tournament, specifically when the Panthers upset then-No. 1 seed Kansas and the closing minutes of that game.

Duration: 00:00:48

UNI coach Ben Jacobson breaks down thought process of Farokhmanesh shot

Current Northern Iowa men's basketball coach Ben Jacobson recaps the shot that former UNI guard Ali Farokhmanesh that sealed the upset win over then-No. 1 seed Kansas in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.

Duration: 00:02:36

Ex-UNI sharpshooter Ali Farokhmanesh on clutch shot vs. Kansas in 2010 NCAA Tournament

Former Northern Iowa guard Ali Farokhmanesh says he still gets goosebumps when he sees his 3-point basket that sealed the upset in the 2010 NCAA Tournament against then-No. 1 seed Kansas.

Duration: 00:00:37

Lost Schools documentary discussed on Van and Bonnie

Reporter Jason Clayworth discusses the Des Moines Register's upcoming debut of Lost Schools. A documentary on school consolidation in Iowa and the impact closures have on communities.

Duration: 00:09:05

Rare Fair Episode 5: Fair history, & Iowa vs. Minnesota

Iowa State Fair Historian Shawn Head takes us on a deep dive into fair history. I also demand his honest comparison of the Iowa and Minnesota fairs. Then he explains the shiny skull that sits on his office shelf.

Duration: 00:11:30

Rare Fair Episode 4: Fifty years of work, life & love at the fair

Connie Boesen of Des Moines moved onto the fairgrounds in sixth grade when her father became fair manager. She grew up with the fair as "just like a great big front yard." This year she celebrates 50 years as a fair food vendor -- and has all the colorful stories to show for it. She also met her husband and got married here.

Duration: 00:08:44

Rare Fair Episode 1: Big Boar Turbo Charge

Here's a new podcast series that goes behind the scenes at the Iowa State Fair like you've never heard before. In this episode we visit Turbo Charge at home on his farm, a former stud board who weighs in at more than 1,000 pounds, loves to scarf cherry pie and will compete in this year's Big Boar Contest at the fair.

Duration: 00:08:36

Rare Fair Episode 2: Queen & Fair Board's Secret Dorm

We gain entry to the second floor of the Administration Building, where the Iowa State Fair Board and her majesty the Iowa State Fair Queen have their own private dorm -- complete with the morning scramble for showers and some goofy rituals.

Duration: 00:07:22

Rare Fair Episode 3: Carny Life on the Midway

I delve into the lives of Midway workers who tend the rides and games as they travel from town to town. One guy intends to be a master chef. One owns a record label. Another is the spitting image of Simon Pegg -- or David Spade. Step right up, step right up!

Duration: 00:09:42