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A conversation with the legendary Dionne Warwick

Talk of Iowa, hosted by Charity Nebbe

On Saturday, Jan. 21, Hoyt Sherman Place will celebrate its 100th anniversary season in spectacular fashion — by welcoming the legendary Dionne Warwick. The six-time Grammy Award-winner and the best person on Twitterspoke with IPR's Lucius Pham about her incredible career.

Then host Charity Nebbe speaks with Linzi Murray, a book lover and graphic designer who just opened a new bookstore in West Des Moines and who believes in the power of reading to make the world better.

And to celebrate Lunar New Year, two Iowans share some of their favorite memories.


  • Dionne Warwick, Grammy Award winning musician
  • Linzi Murray, owner of Reading in Public
  • Suyun Ma Channon, University of Iowa Global External Relations officer of communications and relations
  • Nu Hyunh, executive director of the Iowa Asian Alliance
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Lucius Pham is a writer, producer and videographer based in Des Moines, where he graduated with a bachelor’s of journalism & mass communication from Drake University. Since 2022, Lucius has profiled artists for IPR News and Studio One, including Dionne Warwick, Ginuwine, Pictoria Vark, GZA, McKinley Dixon, spill tab, Ted Park, Caleb Elliott and many more.
Dani Gehr is a producer for River to River and Talk of Iowa. Dani came to Iowa from her hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to attend Iowa State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, international studies and French. Before coming to IPR, Dani covered local government in Story County for the Ames Tribune and Des Moines Register.
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk