Top Stories

ipr images

Early Voting Time Reduced For November Election Under Iowa Supreme Court Order

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate won a partial victory Friday in his quest to preserve the state’s new voter ID law, including new restrictions on absentee ballots. Under an order issued Friday by the Iowa Supreme Court, early voting for the November election will be allowed for 29 days before Election Day, as dictated by the new law. Critics of the law had hoped to prevent the state from shortening the time and instead keep the old limit of 40 days. A district court had approved a temporary...

Read More
Surf Ballroom

We conclude our series from the Surf Ballroom and the corn field where Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and pilot Roger Peterson were killed in a plane crash in 1959. Sounds from the late '50s in California, New York, and unknown recording studios. Historic audio is from YouTube. (Part One is posted below)

It was 50 winters ago when the fledgling rock and roll world was stunned by the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. We remember their last live performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. Sounds from the late '50s in New York, Denver and unknown studios. Historic audio is from YouTube.

Veronica Guyader

The Woolstock home where actor George Reeves was born has reached the point of no return. The owners plan to raze the building. We present the highlights of this legendary Iowan's career. Recordings from You Tube and a private collector. Sounds from 1939 to the 1950s, in California. Note: The birthplace house was torn down in 2011.

Iowa Tobacco Money Spent

Nov 23, 2008

Pages

Iowa Arts Showcase

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

Studio One Featured Release

facebook.com/jimjamesmusic

Featured Release This Week From Jim James + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

Jim James is the frontman of the band My Morning Jacket, plus he's been involved in interesting collaborations like Monsters Of Folk and The New Basement Tapes. As a solo artist, he's been releasing EPs and studio albums since 2009. James is best known as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist, but he's a multi-instrumentalist and producer as well. He plays a lot of guitar on his new album, Uniform Distortion. Like many artists these days, Jim James is finding inspiration in the current...

Read More