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Remembering Evelyn Birkby, Iowa’s Beloved Homemaker

Emily Birkby and Charity Nebby.
Charity Nebbe
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Evelyn Birkby and Charity Nebbe.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, we listen back to host Charity Nebbe’s conversation with Evelyn Birkby from 2018. At the time, Birkby was 99 and preparing for her 100th birthday. The conversation spans Birkby's early years in school, falling in love and her writing career.

Birkby passed away on Sunday, February 7, of natural causes. She was 101 years old.

Evelyn Birkby, newspaper columnist and KMA radio homemaker

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
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