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Talk of Iowa is a place for Iowans to connect to our shared culture and what it means to live in Iowa. Host Charity Nebbe brings a mix of regular guests and a range of experts to discuss the arts, history, literature and everything else happening in Iowa. Every day brings something new — even if it's in a recurring segment like Talk of Iowa Book Club or comes from a familiar voice on Horticulture Day.

Talk of Iowa Iowa Public Radio

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 82 Ratings

Talk of Iowa is a place for Iowans to connect to our shared culture and what it means to live in Iowa. Host Charity Nebbe brings a mix of regular guests and a range of experts to discuss the arts, history, literature and everything else happening in Iowa. Every day brings something new — even if it's in a recurring segment like Talk of Iowa Book Club or comes from a familiar voice on Horticulture Day.

    Scenes of Spring blooming trees across Iowa

    Scenes of Spring blooming trees across Iowa

    Spring blooming trees only put on a show for a couple of weeks each year in the state of Iowa, but the show can be spectacular.

    From prairie to pumas, poetry can capture any interest

    From prairie to pumas, poetry can capture any interest

    This episode is all about poetry.

    UNI students plant trees in formerly redlined neighborhoods

    UNI students plant trees in formerly redlined neighborhoods

    Residential areas marked red — starting in the 1930s — were deemed places of high-risk investment. The impacts of this practice, called redlining, persist today and even extend to the tree canopy.

    Journalists share 'Inside Scoop'

    Journalists share 'Inside Scoop'

    Journalists aren't superheroes - but without good, ethical journalists doing their best, we would be lost.

    Meet Miss Kittie, the oldest woman competing on the BMX racing circuit

    Meet Miss Kittie, the oldest woman competing on the BMX racing circuit

    A now retired school principal, Iowa's own Kittie Weston-Knauer picked up BMX racing at 40, when she was one of two women in the country racing in her age group.

    It's time to clean up your perennial garden

    It's time to clean up your perennial garden

    Leaving plant debris in your perennial garden all winter long provides texture and habitat, but now it’s time to do some spring cleaning as the weather warms.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 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!

rue883 ,

Maybe one day

I listened to IPR for many years, but I have reached my limit of Fake News Enemy of the People. I do not, and will not waste any more time on anything pushing the Woke gospel of Lies, Hate and Division. Maybe once the country returns to sanity, I will try again, and contribute again. But as it stands now, I will not support Woke, and that includes NPR/IPR.

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