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More Iowa Schools Expected To Offer Free Meals

As students head back to the classroom, dozens of schools across the state are preparing to offer free lunch and breakfast. A federal program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) pays for meals at schools with high poverty rates. Last year 157 Iowa schools were enrolled. That number is expected to go up for 2019.

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Marvin Franzen is one of those Iowa farmers you can’t help but smile at when you meet him. He’s been working on the farm that’s home to Codfish Hollow in rural Maquoketa since he was a teenager. On show nights, he can be seen clad in bib overalls and a feed store hat rain, shine, or punishing heat driving a green John Deere tractor.

The Iowa State Fair has become a must-stop for presidential campaigns ahead of the Caucuses. Candidates eat fried food on a stick and try to chat with voters through the swarm of cameras. We’ll take you through the crowds to see what the fair actually does for wannabe presidents.

This playlist was submitted by Independence listener Mark Hoover with the theme "colors"

THE BEATLES-AND YOUR BIRD CAN SING/BLACKBIRD/MAXWELL'S SILVER HAMMER

PAUL MC CARTNEY-ROCK SHOW

THE BEATLES-YES IT IS/FOR YOU BLUE

PAUL MC CARTNEY-VENUS AND MARS

THE BEATLES-OLD BROWN SHOE/GOLDEN SLUMBERS/ALL TOGETHER NOW

THE BEATLES-FLYING (EXCERPT)

Blue Avenue August 18

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My favorite Summer releases, done in 2-fer style

WILLIAM CLARKE-BLOWIN' THE FAMILY JEWELS (EXCERPT)

KEB MO'-I REMEMBER YOU/RIDIN' ON A TRAIN

BILLY PRICE-LOSE MY NUMBER/DOG EAT DOG

COCO MONTOYA-LIGHTS ARE ON BUT NOBODY'S HOME

BOB CORRITORE-RUCKUS RHYTHM (EXCERPT)

COCO MONTOYA-STONE SURVIVOR

NICK MOSS BAND featuring DENNIS GRUENLING-LUCKY GUY/MOVIN' ON MY WAY

BOBBY RUSH-GOOD STUFF/BOWLEGGED WOMAN

BILLY BRANCH & THE SONS OF THE BLUES-NOBODY BUT YOU/IT'S TOO LATE BROTHER

BOBBY RUSH-THE BOBBY RUSH SHUFFLE (EXCERPT)

Backtracks August 17

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The reprise of the annual Elvis Presley special

VARIOUS ARTISTS-OPENING COLLAGE OF SONGS

ELVIS PRESLEY-I GOT A WOMAN/HEARTBREAK HOTEL/BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO

JIMMY REED-BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO

SMILEY LEWIS-ONE NIGHT

ELVIS PRESLEY-ONE NIGHT

BIG MAMA THORNTON-HOUND DOG

ELVIS PRESLEY-HOUND DOG

LLOYD PRICE-LAWDY MISS CLAWDY

LONNIE MACK-MEMPHIS (EXCERPT)

ELVIS PRESLEY-LAWDY MISS CLAWDY/TIGER MAN/LOVE ME

THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET-JUST A LITTLE TALK/FARTHER ALONG/KEEPER OF THE KEY

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President Trump defended the idea of buying Greenlandderided by critics within the United States and rejected by Denmark, which controls it — in part by saying the idea first came from President Harry Truman.

Australia has agreed to join a U.S.-led naval contingent protecting commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman amid alleged attacks by Iran against vessels operating in the strategic waterways.

Australia will join Britain and Bahrain as part of a maritime security mission to escort commercial shipping in the region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday. He said his government would lend a frigate, patrol plane and specialist defense force personnel.

Canberra's contribution was meant to be "modest, meaningful and time limited," Morrison said.

An audit of the federal system that fines mining companies for unsafe conditions found no evidence that more than $1 billion in mine safety penalties over 18 years deterred unsafe mining practices.

The four-year long audit from the Office of Inspector General of the Labor Department says its analysis of Mine Safety and Health Administration accident and violations data "showed no correlation between penalties paid and the safety of mine operations."

First it was human embryos. Now scientists are trying to develop another way to modify human DNA that can be passed on to future generations, NPR has learned.

Reproductive biologists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City are attempting to use the powerful gene-editing technique called CRISPR to alter genes in human sperm. NPR got exclusive access to watch the controversial experiments underway.

President Trump doubled down Wednesday on remarks that American Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal to Israel.

"In my opinion, you vote for a Democrat, you're being very disloyal to Jewish people, and you're being very disloyal to Israel," Trump told reporters outside the White House Wednesday, "and only weak people would say anything other than that."

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Dan Padley Steps Into The Spotlight On New Record

One of Iowa City’s busiest and most accomplished sidemen is stepping into the spotlight for a new solo project. Guitarist Dan Padley will release his new album , “Perfectly Whelmed,” Friday. If you’re a fan of the Iowa music scene, you likely know Padley as one of Elizabeth Moen’s backing guitarists.

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Dude York's Power Of Three

Dude York are in the time-honored lineage of the three piece rock band- guitar, bass, drums. Like Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Nirvana, Husker Du, Sleater-Kinney and many, many more. It's a simple configuration of players that shows no sign of being played out. The Seattle trio Dude York have been at it since 2012. Their latest album is "Falling."

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