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Rick Fredericksen is a Des Moines based correspondent for Iowa Public Radio. He produces the Iowa Archives and Radio Field Trips series. Rick joined Iowa Public Radio in 1995 after 13 years abroad. Prior to joining IPR, Rick worked in commercial radio and TV in Iowa and Hawaii. For 10 years, he was bureau chief for CBS News in Bangkok, Thailand, covering stories throughout Southeast Asia. He received a Peabody Award in 1989, for CBS radio coverage of the Tiananmen Square uprising in Beijing. He has also won numerous state, regional and national awards for his reporting. As a young Marine broadcaster, he covered the Vietnam War for the American Forces Vietnam Network in Saigon.
Rick attended the Department of Defense Information School in Indianapolis, and Drake University.
Rick’s favorite public radio program is River to River.