Entries Tagged as 'October 2009'

Remembering Norman Borlaug

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

The recent death of Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Prize-winning plant geneticist credited with starting the “Green Revolution,” led to the reiteration of many of the tributes he amassed during his lifetime: that he saved the lives of millions of people, laid Malthus’ ghost to rest, and invented the production model which would enable us to continue “feeding [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · Cover Stories · Frederick Kirschenmann · October 2009

Market Street Media Foundry

October 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

A fresh new perspective on the arts will soon be offered in downtown Des Moines. Though it won’t open its doors until the beginning of next year, the Market Street Media Foundry has already gathered the support of the Central Iowa art community. By giving a space and a smack in the face to working [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · DIY · Kristin Roach · October 2009

Conflict, Minerals, and Militarization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 2nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

Fighting in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has resulted in more deaths than any conflict since World War II. According to the International Rescue Committee, more than 5.4 million people have been killed in the DRC since 1998 by war and the ills that have accompanied it: massive displacement, [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · Features · October 2009

Interview: Francis Thicke

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Francis Thicke is the first and, so far, only announced Democratic secretary of agriculture candidate for the 2010 election cycle. He presently operates an organic dairy farm with his wife near Fairfield, Iowa. In the past he has worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., and was appointed by state governors [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · Gavin Aronsen · Interviews · October 2009

Urban Chicken Farming in Ames

October 2nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

“Chickens get stressed,” Mary Jane explained as she opened the door to her homemade chicken coop and revealed a lovely oil painting on the wall, beside the shelf of droppings and above the woodchip floor. The painting helps create a stress-relieving, country-quaint atmosphere for this mixed urban/rural environment that Mary Jane Brotherson and her husband [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · Nate Logsdon · October 2009 · Under the Radar

First Remove the Beam from Your Own Eye: Obama’s Nuclear Calendar

October 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

That’s how it goes for Obama: on one day you pass a resolution against the proliferation of nuclear weapons and on the very next day you have to expose a nation for trying to proliferate those weapons. That’s how it was during Obama’s intense days at the UN and the G20 summits on September 24 [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · Editorials · October 2009

Waste

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Waste white thighs spread against the plastic rim of the toilet seat. a relaxation, a release and yet – a lack of control. I couldn’t stop it now if I wanted to. under the crack in the door leak voices from the screen muted sounds telling of a child gone missing, another life snuffed in [...]

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Tags: 2009 · AP Issues · October 2009 · Poetry