Talk of Iowa

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Charity Nebbe speaks to Iowa State University Horticulturist Ajay Nair to guide listeners through planting, caring for and harvesting garlic.
Charity Nebbe speaks to all three IPR Studio One hosts about their new show: All Access
Charity Nebbe talks to Nate Staniforth about his epic cross country road trip and his YouTube series "American Magic" and Kwizera Imani's journey from a Tanzanian refugee camp to a career in Aerospace Engineering.
A long-time Iowa City resident and retired teacher dug deep into the history of a football icon.
Charity Nebbe speaks with author Richard Louv about his latest book, "Our Wild Calling." This episode originally aired in December 2019.
Autumn leaves may be the stars of the fall color show, but fall blooming annuals and perennials can also help to spread some color and joy.
One writer is uncovering the history of an Iowa town where Black and white families lived, worked and played together decades before integration.
For years, Robin Green was the lone woman with a name on the Rolling Stone's masthead. In her memoir, she tells all about the good, the bad and the bizarre.
Charity Nebbe speaks to both the director and producer of a film that takes viewers inside Yemen to show the work being done by doctors and nurses to care for children who are suffering from extreme malnourishment. Then, an Afghan-American stud
From climbing trees in her yard to scaling the canopy in the rainforest, a biologist explains the impact the interwoven tendrils of the tree canopy has on our environment.
Wasps in your wine glass and mushrooms in the lawn — the end of summer often brings with it some unwelcome guests.
Charity Nebbe and her guests talk about new ideas, and new books, inspired by classic literature.
Iowa has seen a surge in new cases of COVID-19. For health departments and nursing staffs, the second year of the pandemic is hitting hard.
What does it mean to find love and companionship after the end of a marriage? On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by Iowans who share their stories of finding love again.
Charity Nebbe speaks with Iowa State University entomologist Donald Lewis and horticulturist Aaron Steil about armyworms.
Charity Nebbe speaks with Dr. Jen Gunter, author of the new book “The Menopause Manifesto” and host of the podcast "Body Stuff."
Charity Nebbe meets Byron "BK" Davis, a Steinway International Artist, pianist and composer from Davenport. Davis has traveled the world, worked with artists like BB King, Billy Preston and plans to have more performances here in Iowa. Nebbe al
Charity Nebbe and her guests talk about recovery efforts after the August 14 earthquake in Haiti and the evacuation of Afghan refugees to Germany.
Charity Nebbe speaks with two experts in surveillance and family relations about the risks and rewards of parents monitoring their child's location or activity via smartphone technology. IPR listeners and parents also share their stories.
What to do when seeding turf gass, aerating soil and amending soil. And what not to do amid Iowa's hot summer months.
40 percent of Iowans live outside a metro area. For these small towns, what are they doing to survive and thrive amid trends of population loss?
One realtor says to remember if you are trying to sell your house, the decorations you leave around the house shouldn't be about you.
In her new book, a writer explores her family and its connection with distant Vikings and how that connects to the present. Then, how an engineer and fire eater reconciles seemingly disparate skills
Charity Nebbe speaks with two experts on labor and management from the University of Iowa about the the rise of resignations. Nebbe also speaks with two Iowans who have changed their career paths due to the pandemic.
Charity Nebbe talks to Aaron Steil and DNR forester Mark Vitosh about planting and transplanting with the fall season approaching.
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