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2018 Witching Hour - How Capitalism Is Designed to Kill (Most of) You

Recorded Oct. 13, 2018

Shawn Sebastian, co-director of the Fed Up Campaign and an attorney at the Center for Popular Democracy, explores how institutionalized racism, decline of...

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2018 Witching Hour Festival - Whose Dreams Are These?

Recorded Oct. 12, 2018

Big Ears Festival managing director Carissa Stolting, former Hancher executive director Wally Chappell, and Flyover and Middle of Nowhere founder Simeon Talley...

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DNA Interest Group: Predicting your traits

Recorded September 25, 2018

 

In the past decade there has been an explosion of studies surveying genetic risk for thousands of traits and diseases. These studies allow users of...

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DNA Interest Group: Inclusion Improves Medical Genetics

Genetic data have revolutionized how we diagnose medical conditions; however, as more companies like 23andMe offer reports on personal health and disease it is important to recognize their...

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Cutting Your Cable

Jen Eilers from Adult Services discusses the pros and cons of cutting your cable, and what alternative options are available to replace your cable.

Recorded on August 18, 2018 at the Iowa...

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Geodes! Iowa's Mysterious State Rock

Ray Anderson and Marv Houg from the Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society share the secrets of this most mysterious of rocks.

This program is part of ICPL's 2018 Adult Summer Reading...

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DNA Interest Group: DNA - Your partner in crime?

Eric Tvedte, graduate assistant at the UI Department of Biology, discusses the history of genetic testing in criminal cases, and how DNA and genealogical data can be combined to crack cold cases (...

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Eastern Iowa Rocks! An Introduction to Rockhounding in Iowa

Ray Anderson from the Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society gives a brief overview of local geology and cool rocks to be found in Iowa.

This program is part of ICPL's 2018 Adult Summer...

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DNA Interest Group: Pharmacogenomics - How Genes Inform Drug Therapy

A discussion of how genetic variations can be used to predict an individual's response to certain pharmacological drugs. The presentation focuses on explaining the link between genetics and drug...

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Rapid Response History - American Climate Policy from George H.W. Bush to Donald Trump

Tyler Priest, University of Iowa Associate Professor of History and Geography presents "American Climate Policy from George H.W. Bush to Donald Trump."

Sponsored by the University of Iowa...

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