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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Book Explores How Latinos Experience Ignored Racism

Charity Nebbe is joined by the authors of the book "Ignored Racism: White Animus Toward Latinos."

Poems Inspired By The Pandemic

Charity Nebbe is joined by poet Ralph Savarese to discuss his newest book of poems.

Installing Ventilation And Air Mitigation Systems

Host Charity Nebbe speaks with home improvement expert Bill McAnally on this edition of Talk of Iowa.

12-Year-Old Gideon Kidd Celebrates, Guides Dog Enthusiasts In New Book

12-year-old Gideon Kidd of Cedar Falls really loves dogs. A few years ago, he decided to share that love with the world through his Twitter and Instagram accounts "I've Pet That Dog," which chronicle the many, many dogs Kidd meets to hundreds of thousands of followers.

Finding Your Creativity With Mary Potter Kenyon

A lot of us think about creativity as a luxury. Something that we will do when we have time, but we never have time. On this Talk of Iowa podcast, Charity Nebbe speaks with Mary Potter Kenyon about her newest book "Called to be Creative: A Guide to Reigniting Your Creativity."

Using The Power Of Art To Create Empathy And Change

In this episode of Talk of Iowa, we conclude our series, "Iowa Week 2020: Listening to Black Voices." Host Charity Nebbe talks with Black artists about creating empathy and change through words, stories and music.

Building Black Families In Iowa

Raising Black children in an overwhelmingly white state isn't always easy. On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Black parents about their children.

'The First,' Or 'The Only,' Being Black In Small-Town Iowa

In today's "Iowa Week" episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe takes us out of the cities to small-town, rural Iowa where Black Iowans are often "the first," or "the only."

Combating Systemic Racism In Iowa

Black Iowa leaders talk about systemic racism, police violence and other challenges facing Black Americans.

Anti-Racist Organizing After A Summer Of Protest

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, four Black Iowans who have become leaders in the movement to fight anti-Black racism.

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