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Brian Gongol filling in for Simon Conway - June 17, 2014

 
Posted June 17th, 2014 @ 5:00pm

I think everyone gets the impression that there's a big migration here in Iowa from the small towns to the largest cities, but some ISU research confirms it with hard data. Liesl Eathington joined us to talk about what's happening, why, and what it means to the future of the state.

 

Check this one out: Ikea is so protective of their trademark that an online fan club for their furniture is being told to shut down or change their name. Seriously...a fan club!

 

Researchers are using breakthroughs in genetics to attack cancer at its most fundamental DNA level. This is the kind of story that should be shouted from every hilltop and celebrated with parades. We're never really going to "cure" cancer, but breakthroughs like this are going to help us turn it into a manageable condition rather than an often-fatal one.

 

I don't care for the dopey name, but the White House is hosting a "Maker Faire" tomorrow to celebrate the "maker movement" -- people building things for themselves, especially using tools like 3D printers. We're living in an amazing time. By the way, it appears there's a group devoted to this maker movement here in Des Moines. Looks like they're even hosting an open house tonight. There will be a fair at the Science Center on September 1st.

 

Twitter is finding that you can't please all of the people all of the time -- especially when some of your users turn out to be terrorist groups.

 

Thanks for listening this afternoon!

Brian Gongol / brian@whoradio.com / mail@gongol.com

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