Talk of Iowa

Weekdays at 10 a.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One and 9 p.m. on IPR News

Talk of Iowa brings a mix of regular guests and a range of experts to the microphone to discuss what’s happening in Iowa and what makes this a special place to live. Guests include wildlife expert Jim Pease and the Hort Gang on Fridays.

Talk of Iowa is hosted by @CharityNebbe. It’s produced by Dennis Reese@KatelynHarrop and @RickBrewerIPR. Our Executive Producer is Katherine Perkins. Our theme music is by The River Monks.

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.