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October 25, 2010: Talk of Iowa


History of Dissent in Iowa on Iowa Public Radio.

October 12, 2010: Talk of Iowa


David Plowden speaks about photography, steam engines, and his new book on Iowa Public Radio.

August 14, 2009: Know the Score



Part 1: Kenneth Lyftogt (Speakers Bureau) and Ed Folsom speak about Abraham Lincoln on Iowa Public Radio.


Part 2: Bill Koch (Speakers Bureau) and Grant Veeder speaks about Walt Whitman on Iowa Public Radio.

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October 25, 2010: Talk of Iowa

History of Dissent in Iowa
A number of political theorists have argued that a healthy society needs not only to protect, but also to encourage dissent. IPR look at two eras in Iowa's history where dissenters have flourished: the Civil War and the Vietnam War.
University of Northern Iowa History Professor Wallace Hettle look at the abolitionists and the Copperheads or Peace Democrats of the mid-19th century; and John Johnson, also a UNI History Professor, discuss examples of dissent to the Vietnam War and the importance of the Supreme Court decision in the case "Tinker v. Des Moines." (49:00)

History of Dissent in Iowa
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October 12, 2010: Talk of Iowa

David Plowden on Iowa Public Radio
Renowned photographer and author David Plowden speaks on Iowa Public Radio about his new book, a tribute to the steam era, "Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden" (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.). (49:00)
David Plowden on IPR
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August 14, 2009: Know the Score

Part 1: Kenneth Lyftogt (Speakers Bureau) and Ed Folson speak about Abraham Lincoln on Iowa Public Radio.
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Part 2: Bill Koch (Speakers Bureau) and Grant Veeder speaks about Walt Whitman on Iowa Public Radio.
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On October 22, 2009, The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jim Leach, and Executive Director of Humanities Iowa Christopher Rossi spoke on Iowa Public Radio. You can listen to this broadcast on the Iowa Public Radio.