An Iowa animal rights activist talks about how her grassroots fight against puppy mills began, and how it's grown.
Climate change isn't just a challenge for science; for this writer it poses a challenge to soul and spirit, too.
A public utility takes on big Ag in the fight for clean water.
Professor John Ikerd's love for rural communities has led him to ask some difficult questions.
Our editors interviewed "Rosa Jimenez" about her experiences living as an undocumented immigrant in a small Iowa community.
For our publisher, the late CEO of the Des Moines Waterworks, Bill Stowe, exemplified environmental heroism.
Veterinarian Art Dunham's concern for his patients made him a world-renowned expert on the effects of Roundup herbicide on our environment.
With his interview of Des Moines Waterworks CEO, our audio producer debuts our new podcast feature.
Women are coming into farming in increasing numbers. As they do, they're changing the way we think about agriculture.
Though a closeted gay man during a less tolerant time, in the 1920s, Ralph Lorenzo Warner helped preserve a more gracious Midwest era.
Spending her life as a farmer hasn't kept Chris Gaunt from fighting for social justice, as our interviewer found.
The prairie is a long way from the front lines in the fight with ISIS. Our interviewee brings the refugee experience home.
What do rural Iowa and small-town Norway have in common? Plenty, as it turns out. An Iowa Fulbright Scholar explains.
In the face of so much gun violence, how can a lover of guns respond? Read this short-story for an answer.
Associate Editor Maya Dru interviewed Des Moines Waterworks CEO Bill Stowe shortly before his untimely death.
Here you'll find our audio recording of Maya Dru's interview with the late Bill Stowe, CEO of the Des Moines Water Works.
This Native American environmental activist draws a direct line between the fossil fuel industry and domestic violence.
This infographic by one of our Associate Editors shows how you can bring prairie back with some hard work and a little know-how.
In Rootstalk's fifth podcast, our audio producers talk with Prof. Brandi Janssen about the complexities of sustainaable agriculture.
The ability to read and write is far from a simple matter, as Wisconsin scholar Deborah Brandt explains in this interview.
How do we reverse the degradation of our prairie home by industrial ag? The residents of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage think they know.
Bryan Boyce's Cow Tipping Press is dedicated to bringing the voices of special needs people to a wider audience.
Musician, journalist, educator with a 40-year career in the arts--our contributor has folded together multiple extraordinary lives.
Audio producers Noah Herbin and Eva Gemrich interview University of Iowa Prof David Osterberg about CAFOs.
This contributor, a soil scientist, environmental activist and farmer, reviews a new book offering a vision of rural prairie revival.
This scholar of Native American culture meditates on the meaning of roots, and the challenge to them represented by energy extraction.
This contributor has been front-and-center for some of American culture's most dramatic changes, as you'll read in part II of his memoir.
An Iowa writer, musician and dramatist captures the plight of many small prairie towns in this song.