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Homeowner Joye A McKusick recalls the 2008 flood

Mosquito Flats resident Joye McKusick describes how she and her husband were evacuated from their home only return to a severely damaged structure several months later. Joye decided to repair and rebuild, and lives just yards from the Iowa River…

Iowa City Community Development Planner Doug Ongie discusses the 2008 flood and its aftermath

One of Doug Ongie?s first tasks as an Iowa City Community Development Planner was to assist in flood recovery and buyout programs. He had completed graduate school at the University of Iowa shortly before, and describes the buyout process in great…

University of Iowa Hydraulic Engineer Larry Weber discusses the 2008 flood and subsequent recovery efforts

Larry Weber, Director of the University of Iowa Department of Hydroscience and Engineering, describes how he and others prepared the University for flooding based on increasing warning signs in the months leading up to the deluge. During the…

Joel Wilcox recalls the 2008 flood and earlier floods in Iowa City

Hear Joel Wilcox describe what it was like working with the federal government and the local buyout program as his neighborhood, just off Taft Speedway and across the river from Mosquito Flats, struggled to rebuild after the flood. He provides detail…

Author and former University of Iowa Professor David Plowden discusses his 2012 book, David Plowden?s Iowa

David Plowden has published twenty-two books capturing myriad aspects of America and the Midwest over a career spanning more than fifty years. A former University of Iowa professor, Plowden?s works are held in the permanent collections of major…

University of Iowa Assistant professor Andr

University of Iowa Assistant professor Andr Brock studies the complex interactions between race, gender, and technology.

Award-winning historian of the American Southwest James F. Brooks discusses public history.

James F. Brooks is an award-winning historian of the American Southwest and former president of the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Listen to Dr. Brooks discuss his long and distinguished career as an author, professor,…

University of Iowa Professor Chuck Connerly discusses his work in the humanities

Chuck Connerly is professor and director of the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning. He is the author of The Most Segregated City in America: City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham,1920-1980 (University of Virginia Press, 2005), as well as…

Matthew Countryman, Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Arts and Citizenship Program at the University of Michigan, discusses public history

Matthew Countryman is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Arts and Citizenship program at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He visited the University of Iowa in March 2014, giving several lectures and workshops with…