Terra | Part 1
Terra is a three-part interview series with Fr. Bud Grant, environmental theologian at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Music by Karl Verkade.
Flying Low, Dodging Towers | The New York Times
Crop-duster pilots working around wind farms are encountering a new and proliferating hazard camouflaged among the fields, one that has already led to several deaths. Produced by: Brent McDonald and KC McGinnis
Iraqi City, Iowa: Wisam
Iraqi City is a yearlong look into the lives of Iraqi students who began arriving at the University of Iowa in 2010. These scholars came to Iowa as fully-funded participants in the Iraqi Education Initiative, a program of the Higher Committee of Education Development in Iraq. Many of these students arrived in Iowa City as the Iraq War appeared to be coming to a close, hoping to return with their advanced degrees in fields like medicine and electrical engineering to a country ready to be rebuilt. Unprecedented violence in their home country since the aftermath of the Arab Spring and the rise of the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, is causing a tension among these scholars over their imminent return. The project in its entirety, including videos, photos, and interviews, can be found here: iraqicityiowa.com.
A Backyard Rodeo | The New York Times
Informal rodeos held by farmers were once standard entertainment in Iowa. Now they are a rarity, but the Sandburr ranch hopes it can grow the tradition. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1ggUUUP
Strangers of different faiths pray together at the grave of Capt. Humayun Khan
While paying their respects to Capt. Humayun Khan at his grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery, strangers of different faiths came together to pray for each other and their country.
70 Seconds of Summer in Iowa
A series of one-second (or so) vignettes of life in eastern Iowa, shot over the course of a summer photojournalism internship with the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Inspired by David Guttenfelder.