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Despite Resistance, Researchers Say Iowa Impacts Of WOTUS Are Limited

Some experts say Iowa farmers are largely exempt from a re-instated federal rule on water pollution. But the rule is still facing resistance from some ag groups.

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Woman Dupes Dozens Of Men On Tinder

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On the High Plains in West Texas, hot winds blast through cotton fields as far as the eye can see.

In the middle of it all is a tiny vineyard.

Andis Applewhite is the owner. She's an artist whose family has worked this land for a century. They once planted crops more typical of the neighborhood, like cotton and wheat. Applewhite decided to try something different: She put in a couple of acres of cabernet franc grapes.

Melvin Watt, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, stands accused of sexual harassment. Simone Grimes, an employee at the agency, says she secretly recorded conversations with Watt and that the recordings bolster her harassment, retaliation and equal-pay claims against Watt and the agency.

In 2015, she had been filling two jobs — hers and one she'd been promoted to. But she never got the pay increase she'd been promised. That decision, she was told, would require sign-off from the director.

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Through short interviews, your host, Jacqueline Halbloom highlights the efforts and activities of non-profit arts and culture organizations throughout Iowa.

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Featured Release This Week From Snail Mail + Tracks Top 30

Lindsey Jordan turned nineteen in June, shortly after the release of her buzzworthy debut full-length album as Snail Mail. The album is Lush , the follow up to the Snail Mail EP Jordan had released on a small local label when she was sixteen. The Ellicot City (a suburb of Baltimore), Maryland native began her classical guitar training at age five, and became involved in the local music scene in Baltimore as a teenager. Her lyrics are personal and relatable. For example, the broken...

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