Month: July 2020

Testing is now underway on a potential coronavirus vaccine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The first batch of volunteer patients was given doses of the experimental drug on Thursday. Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer developed the drug and is testing it in Iowa City and about 120 other sites around the globe on 30,000 […]

The head of the Office of Drug Control Policy and Prevention says his office is trying to gauge the impact of the coronavirus on drug use and treatment. Director Dale Woolery says he has heard some talk of problems. “Anecdotally we hear that with the social distancing and the stay-at-home recommendations in some cases — […]

A project that connects Iowa State University with a university and communities in Uganda is helping that African nation improve school nutrition and food safety. ISU’s Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods works to help schools improve their lunch programs. Ag engineering professor Tom Brumm says many Ugandan families pay school fees with corn, but an […]

The popularity of fishing has surged during the pandemic — and state records show one out of every 10 Iowans now has a fishing license. Jeff Kopaska works in the Fisheries Bureau at the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  “We have really good daily sales data back to 2003 and 2020 has had the highest […]

A library curator at the University of Iowa will join “Star Trek” actor William Shatner and a list of other celebrities, authors and science fiction experts in a Ray Bradbury Read-a-thon next month. The event on August 22nd will mark what would have been the famed author’s 100th birthday. Peter Balestrieri, curator of science fiction […]

The new report from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows more counties now showing dry conditions. The Iowa DNR’s Tim Hall says the negative outweighs the positive in the report. “We had a little bit of improvement in one part of the state — but mostly we had degradation or increasing drought in other parts of […]

Photo by FOX via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — While WarnerMedia completes an investigation into the accusations, Ellen DeGeneres wrote a letter to her staff regarding abuse allegations some of her self-titled show’s staff vented to Buzzfeed earlier this month.  The Hollywood Reporter obtained the letter, in which DeGeneres apologizes to her staff. While several high-ranking producers on the show […]

ABC/Nicole Wilder(TEXAS) — Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is now an author.  In a message to his social media followers, the actor and part-time college professor revealed the book is called Greenlights.  “Ever since I learned to write, I’ve been keeping a journal, writing down anything that turned me on, turned me off, made me laugh, made me cry, made […]

Courtesy of HBO(NEW YORK) — U.K. star Paapa Essiedu can finally breathe a sigh of relief now that he knows fans are loving every moment of his new HBO drama series I May Destroy You. The new series centers on the show’s creator, Michaela Coel, as Arabella, a Twitter star-turned-novelist who discovers she’s been sexually assaulted after a night out with friends. […]

The ‘Nostromo’/Prop Store(LONDON) — If you’ve got a half million bucks burning a hole in your pocket, you could walk away with a piece of cinema history, thanks to an upcoming auction. The UK-based company Prop Store has announced it will be putting a host of priceless props on the block, including the original 11-foot-long […]

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