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Talk of Iowa
49 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
Derecho makes for a silver lining in Des Moines author's children's book
Des Moines-based author and advocate Abena Imhotep seeks to promote literacy and lifelong learning in her community by celebrating works by Black authors.
49 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
A trip I'll never forget
A hitchhiking trip that got derailed in the best way, a life-changing trip to Nepal and a Haitian mission trip that ended in big changes for an Iowa family – all true stories told live with the return of this Investigate Midwest storytelling event.
49 minutes | Nov 24, 2022
The best books to gift children in the 2022 holiday season
Expert readers share holiday recommendations from board books for infants to young adult reads for teens.
49 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
An ISU professor chronicles the family and community impact of the 1980s Farm Crisis in a new book
The Farm Crisis of the 1980s dramatically changed agriculture and life in Iowa forever.
49 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
Iowa book lovers discuss their 2022 favorite books for grown-ups
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Time to talk about the best new books for giving and receiving this holiday season.
49 minutes | Nov 19, 2022
The work and wonder of winter woods
Experts provide a guide on how to enjoy and improve the forest in cold months.
49 minutes | Nov 18, 2022
Lessons from Beth Howard's trip around the world, spreading peace through pie
And, an award-winning children's book author and illustrator shares her latest book, Me and the Boss: A Story About Mending and Love.
49 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
Retiring columnist Rekha Basu on decades of being a voice for change
Retiring Des Moines Register columnist reflects on her career, what led her to Iowa and her proudest moments.
49 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
Iowans are building communities for non-academic writers
Iowa is famous for writers.
49 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
Farmers find improved profitability with switch to organic
Xerces Society biologist Sarah Nizzi talks about how farmers can support native bee populations and benefit from their presence.
49 minutes | Nov 12, 2022
It’s beginning to look a lot like cactus
Outdoor plants fall victim to the autumnal cold, but it’s nearly blooming season for holiday cacti.
49 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
Black and Chicano Iowans celebrate representation in Marvel's 'Black Panther' sequel
The long-awaited sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits movie theaters this week continuing an exploration of different cultures and history and affecting Iowans of color.
49 minutes | Nov 10, 2022
Graphic novelist blends soccer with battlefields and her own history with ghosts of the civil war
Artist and poet Lauren Haldeman is haunted by history and possibly ghosts.
48 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
A new book provides an in-depth look at farming from the inside
Farming, getting your hands dirty, living off the land — a lot of us tend to romanticize agriculture, especially here in Iowa where agriculture has always been an important part of our culture and economy.
49 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
ISU wildlife biologist describes unique behaviors of wild turkeys to observe in your neck of the woods
While turkey might be on your grocery list this time of year, you may be lucky enough to see some in the wild as well.
49 minutes | Nov 5, 2022
Bugs ask, 'Should I Stay or Should I Go?' as winter approaches
Much like The Clash, insects must decide to brave the cold or migrate when the seasons change.
49 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
Iowa hospitals are seeing an early surge in RSV cases in children
As rising RSV rates coincide with the wintertime surge in COVID-19 and the flu, experts are worried about the strain it could place on hospitals. Plus a discussion about Truthsgiving in Iowa.
49 minutes | Nov 3, 2022
Former evangelicals reflect on their time in the church and why they left
Two former evangelicals join Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe to share their personal reckonings and thoughts on the movement's evolution.
49 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
Getting your home ready for winter — and many winters to come
Home improvement and maintenance expert Bill McAnally shares tips on preparing your home for winter.
49 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
History is one big ghost story
A historical society tour with a spooky twist, and a ghost story-teller and Iowa historian share Iowa ghost stories and discuss what they can tell us about the world.
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