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Talk of Iowa is the place for Iowans to interact with and learn from each other. Together we delve into culture, history, art, and literature. We want you to come away connected to our culture and what it means to live in Iowa.

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Talk of Iowa is the place for Iowans to interact with and learn from each other. Together we delve into culture, history, art, and literature. We want you to come away connected to our culture and what it means to live in Iowa.

    How To Safely Shop Local This Holiday Season

    How To Safely Shop Local This Holiday Season

    For many of Iowa's independent retailers, this holiday season could be a make or break moment. Talk of Iowa host Charity Nebbe speaks with several retailers from around the state to learn how they're creating a safe shopping experience.

    • 48 min
    Podcast "AgArts From Horse And Buggy Land" Highlights The Arts In Rural Iowa

    Podcast "AgArts From Horse And Buggy Land" Highlights The Arts In Rural Iowa

    Mary Swander is a former poet laureate of Iowa, a playwriter and author and executive director and founder of AgArts. And this year she’s added a few new adjectives to her description. She’s a podcaster and a biographer.

    • 31 min
    How To Virtually Play Games This Holiday Season

    How To Virtually Play Games This Holiday Season

    We invited Annelise Tarnowski of The Rook Room in Des Moines to explain some of the best ways to play board games virtually this holiday season.

    • 18 min
    How To Take Care Of Your Christmas Tree

    How To Take Care Of Your Christmas Tree

    On this "Horticulture Day" edition of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe is joined by DNR forester Mark Vitosh to learn about the best practices for taking care of Christmas trees

    • 48 min
    A University Of Iowa Theatre Arts Project Allows A Virtual Audience To Get To Know And Honor Essential Workers

    A University Of Iowa Theatre Arts Project Allows A Virtual Audience To Get To Know And Honor Essential Workers

    Essential Workers: A Portrait is a University of Iowa Theater Arts project that helps us get to know and honor those who can’t stay safe by staying home.

    • 18 min
    The Meskwaki Nation On Overcoming 2020 Challenges And Reconnecting With Tribal Tradition Through Food

    The Meskwaki Nation On Overcoming 2020 Challenges And Reconnecting With Tribal Tradition Through Food

    Shelley Buffalo talks about Meskwaki Food Sovereignty and National Native American Heritage Month.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Aliese G ,

Exquisitely informative, unassumingly entertaining

In true Iowa fashion, Charity Nebbe welcomes her on-air guests with a tone of genuine intrigue that invites listeners and and guests alike into a space of sharing both educational and personal. Its nonchalant presentation makes this program the perfect companion to bouts of house chores or cooking, long drives, and moments of downtime. As a post-college student who's lived outside Iowa for years, I must thank Ms. Nebbe and the rest of the team for consistently renewing my Iowa pride and offering me a way to welcome my non-Iowan friends into a deeper understanding of my love for this land of pigs and corn (and so much more). Well done!

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