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Young, Axne Debate In Tight Race For Iowa's 3rd Congressional District

Two candidates running for Congress in Iowa’s competitive 3rd District debated a wide range of topics Thursday night in Johnston. Republican Congressman David Young of Van Meter has been campaigning on what he says is his record of protecting people with preexisting conditions during his two terms in the U.S. House. Democrat Cindy Axne of West Des Moines doesn’t see it that way. “He voted to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which covers people with preexisting conditions,” Axne said. “He...

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"The Daily" comes to IPR Monday, October 15

IPR is proud to deliver the new radio edition of the popular podcast The Daily to listeners Monday - Friday on IPR News and News/Studio One

Bill Kooker

Forty years before Disneyland opened, central Iowa had Riverview Park. Original sounds from the arcade, the steam engine train and the Riviera Ballroom. Recordings are courtesy of Bill Kooker, who provides a wealth of information at his Riverview website. Kooker was the park's last General Manager. Sounds from pre-1978.

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Life doesn't stop when the sun goes down.

This year, Iowa Week on Talk of Iowa will explore Iowa After Dark. We’ll work the night shift, go out on the town, find out where to get the best late night eats and talk bats, owls and more!

Iowa Arts Showcase

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 Spiritualized + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

British musician and songwriter Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) launched Spiritualized in 1990. The band reached a kind of high water mark about twenty years ago with the album Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space . Space is vast, and Pierce continues to mine it for inspiration. He sports a vintage spacesuit as a visual theme for the new Spiritualized album, And Nothing Hurt. With it's big, layered sound, it's fascinating to find out that J. Spaceman conceived and recorded the record...

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