Charity Nebbe

Talk of Iowa Host

Charity Nebbe grew up in rural Iowa just outside of Cedar Falls.  She began her career in public radio at WOI Radio in Ames, Iowa when she was a student at Iowa State University and has been working in public radio ever since.  Early in her career she created Chinwag Theater a nationally syndicated public radio show that she produced and co-hosted with well known author Daniel Pinkwater.  She spent ten years at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor and in 2010 returned to Iowa. 

Charity is now the host of Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa, heard weekday mornings at 10.  She is also the host of Iowa Ingredient on Iowa Public Television and the author of the children's book “Our Walk in the Woods,” published in 2008. Charity is the chair of the advisory board for Let Me Run Eastern Iowa Corridor, a character development and running program for boys. 

Politics Wednesday

Feb 3, 2010

IPR News Director Jonathan Ahl talks to political pundits Arnie Arnesen of New Hampshire and Prof. Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University.

We'll get an update on macular degeneration, an eye disease that is increasingly taking a toll on persons older than 50. Our guest will be Dr. Tom Weingeist, Univ. of Iowa Prof. of Opthamology.

We'll hear from an Iowa contributor, Craig Owens of Drake Univ., a contributor to the new book "The Year's Work in Lebowski Studies," also a update on transporting relief to supplies to Haiti from Univ. of Iowa Prof. Ann Campbell.

Iowa Museum Updates

Jan 28, 2010

We'll hear about the latest news from two of Iowa's museums, The National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids and the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.

Politics Wednesday

Jan 27, 2010

It's politics day with Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Arnie Arnesen, host of New Hampshire's "Political Chowder"

Sleep Doctor

Jan 26, 2010

Dr. Mark Dyken, Univ. of Iowa Professor of Neurology and Director of the UI Sleep Disorders Center, takes your calls about your sleep concerns.

Barney Sherman, IPR's morning classical host, discusses his new articles exploring the composer Johannes Brahms and his complicated relationship with an instrument that was transformed during his era, the horn. Later, an agriculture update with Doug Cooper.

The Hort Gang

Jan 22, 2010

Julie Englander talks to the horticulture team from Iowa State University and takes your calls.

Patterns of the Past

Jan 21, 2010

We hear about the latest exhibit at the Hoover Presidential Museum in West Branch, exploring a century of American quilting.

Politics Wednesday

Jan 20, 2010

IPR News Director Jonathan Ahl talks to Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State and Arnie Arnesen, host of New Hampshire's "Political Chowder."

We'll hear three views on how Iowa eating habits and restaurants have changed since 2000. Guests are Kurt Friese of Edible Iowa River Valley, Kim Friese of Devotay Restaurant and Matt Steigerwald of the Lincoln Cafe in Mt. Vernon.

Issue 16 of Iowa's Wapsipinicon Almanac is out, still published on a 19th century letterpress in Anamosa. We'll hear from publisher Tim Fay and contributors Joe Artz and Will Thomson. Later, the latest agriculture news from Doug Cooper.

We'll focus on Iowa's owls during the hour.

Home Improvement Day

Jan 14, 2010

Bill McAnally of Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge has the latest tips on maintaining and improving your home.

Politics Wednesday

Jan 13, 2010

A look at the political news from Iowa and the nation with Arnie Arnesen and Steffen Schmidt.

We will provide live coverage of Governor Chet Culver's Condition of the State Address. This special coverage will preempt Talk of Iowa.

In advance of his speech in the Quad Cities, Dr. Francis Halzen explains how he and other scientists transformed a cubic kilometer of ice at the South Pole into a giant telescope. Doug Cooper from Iowa State University Extension will have the latest agricultural news in the second half of the hour.